Easing market entry restrictions crucial to increase trade with China, says PSF chief


According to the Rwanda Foreign Private Capital 2015 report, FDI inflows into Rwanda were at $54 billion in 2015, and China contributed $23.5 million in foreign private capital inflows.

Mukasakindi: A former house help earning big from poultry, thanks to BDF support


Niyonsaba Mukasakindi is collecting eggs at her poultry farm when we arrive for the interview. The farmer seems to relish the job at hand.

Invest in entertainment to make Rwanda more attractive to visitors


When Rogers, a Kenyan national, visited Rwanda recently, he was impressed by the neatness of Kigali city streets and suburbs, as well as the fact that residents move freely at...

How growing competition is driving innovation in the banking industry

A strong banking sector is key to stable economic growth of any country. A competitive banking sector enhances liquidity of an economy, which promotes capital accumulation and economic growth through...

Fresh university graduates to drive agric modernisation and food security efforts


Efforts geared at strengthening modern farming and helping spur crop production to ensure food security have been boosted by deployment of fresh agriculture university graduates in different parts of the...

SACCOs urged to promote accountability, protect consumers


Saving and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) have been urged to promote consumer protection and ensure accountability as the sector seeks ways to improve its performance.

Varsity students tipped on internet use


University students have been urged to embrace the internet in their education and research on different areas of their studies. Nicholas Berwa, the Internet Society representative in Rwanda, said the...

Economy grew by 4 per cent in second quarter of 2017


The Rwandan economy grew by 4 per cent in the second quarter of this year largely driven by agriculture and services sector. In the second quarter of the period between...

Rusumo border post to start 24-hour operations on Oct 2


Traders and clearing agents have welcomed the initiative by Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) and other government agencies to implement 24-hour operations at Rusumo on the Rwanda-Tanzania border. The facility will...

Improving fertiliser supply chain to dominate Maputo agribusiness meeting

East and Southern Africa fertiliser and agribusiness leaders will converge in Maputo, Mozambique next month to discuss how to boost regional food security and prosperity.

Access to internet will drive Africa’s media and entertainment industry revenue growth - PwC


Significant shifts are underway in how Africa’s entertainment and media companies compete and generate value, as the quality of the experience they deliver to consumers becomes their primary basis for...

Rwanda targets new buyers at ongoing specialty coffee conference in Japan


Rwandan specialty coffee processors are looking to clinch key export deals at the ongoing annual Specialty Coffee Conference and Exhibition (SCAJ) in Japan, enabling them to expand the export market...

Jack Ma calls for more focus on small businesses, young people

The world should make sure small businesses and developing countries benefit from globalisation and offer young people opportunities to be involved in global issues, said Jack Ma, founder and chairman...

Ghana, Ivory Coast seek $1.2 bn loan to add value to cocoa

Ghana and Ivory Coast are seeking a joint $1.2 billion loan facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to establish warehouses and set up chocolate manufacturing facilities, a senior Ghanaian...

Zim to pay $1.8bn foreign debt arrears when economy is stronger - FM

Zimbabwe will not be able pay $1.8 billion in arrears to the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB) until economic fundamentals improve, the country’s Finance Minister has said.

Tigo launches ‘affordable’ package for Facebook and WhatsApp subscribers


Tigo Rwanda customers will now be able to access WhatsApp and Facebook thanks to a new affordable pack unveiled on Tuesday. According to a statement from the telecom firm, SociaLIT...

MTN explains scrapped Me2U service fee

MTN Rwanda has cancelled the 10 per cent service fee recently imposed on its Me2U product following numerous complaints from users that also attracted the regulator’s attention.

Telecom giants lose grip as competition tightens


Rwanda’s telecom industry has reached a critical stage in market dominance with the two top players separated by a less than 3-percentage point margin. According to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory...

All set for continental aviation summit in Kigali, organisers say


All is set for Rwanda to host the forthcoming 49th annual African Airlines Association (AFRAA) general assembly and summit, organisers have said. The event will attract global aviation executives and...

BDF support was my turning point, says Gicumbi farmer


You would expect to find fishing boats and nets on any lake shore. However, this was not the case when we visited Lake Muhazi in Gicumbi District. Off the lake...

Bank of Kigali in new drive to deepen financial inclusion


Bank of Kigali says it aims at shooting three birds with one stone through its Bigereho Na BK campaign activated three weeks ago, by, first educating Rwandans on benefits of...

Experts weigh in on future of insurance industry

Rwanda’s insurance industry registered considerable growth during the first half of 2017 with total assets growing by more than 10 per cent. In monetary terms, the sector’s total assets stood...

Tourism sector players urged to embrace technology

Alliy Mbwana is the founder and managing partner at Savannah Fund, an Africa focused Technology Venture Capital fund. The expert wants tourism and hospitality sector players to embrace ICT as...

New initiative to support women in tourism business


More than 30 business women in tourism and hospitality were tipped on new skills to become profitable and competitive.