RwandAir set to expand its wings to Brussels


RwandAir, the national carrier,has announced that effective next month it will spread its wings to Brussels, the capital of Belgium. The launch of flights to Brussels will increase the Airline’s...

AfDB, export trading group ink $100 million to support agriculture

Ivory Coast: The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Export Trading Group (ETG) have signed a financial agreement worth $ 100 million loan to finance support agriculture on the African...

Regional countries tipped on market integration


Ernst and Young (EY), the global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services, has urged regional governments to invest more in market integration to help absorb global economic shocks.

Tigo, Ericsson launch new business support system

Tigo and Ericsson have launched a new Business Support System (BSS) ‘to support the service industry in the country. The system covers charging, billing, provisioning, mediation and roaming functionality combined...

RRA reassures on business certainty and predictability


Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has said the Government’s decision to maintain existing tax policy measures in the financial fiscal year 2017/2018 will help foster business growth and predictability.

MTN Rwanda launches customised voice pack, Irekure

MTN Rwanda yesterday launched a new product, dubbed MTN Irekure, to enhance internet usage and connectivity in the country. The new and customised voice bundles product gives customers a balance...

Cheaper EAC flights could be a reality soon

Flights between East African countries will be classified as domestic travel by the end of this year. This is expected to lower the price of air tickets and increase the...

Irish potato growing has turned Munyaziboneye into a millionaire


After graduating as an accountant he got a job as a cashier but earned less than Rwf100,000 a month. The salary was not enough to enable him achieve his dream....

Open borders will bolster aviation in the region, says IATA president


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) last week reported that the global airline industry’s performance on safety, sustainability and profitability is solid, but the industry faces the threat of protectionist...

What the rise in cross-border money transfer means for the economy


The number of people doing cross-border transfers is progressively growing and this is due to a number of factors, including the political will to integrate the region, but also the...

Over 5.6 million benefit from AfDB’s agric intervention plan


Efforts by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to upgrade Africa’s agriculture sector is yielding good results with about 5.6 million people benefiting from the bank’s interventions in the past one...

City of Kigali awards innovative youth

More than Rwf15 million was last week awarded to the best youth innovators courtesy of City of Kigali.

Uwimana wins new car in EBMs promotion campaign


Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) on Friday rewarded a tax payer with a brand new car as part of efforts to encourage customers to insist on issuance of EBM receipts each...

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine wins Capital Market University Challenge 2017


The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM) was on Friday declared winners of the Capital Market University Challenge 2017 at the Kigali Serena Hotel.

Rwanda, TZ and Ghana energy developers win ACF 2017 competition's Rwf5.9bn cash prize


A Rwandan power project has been announced among the three winners of this year’s Access Co-Development Facility (ACF), an innovative funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa.

EAC countries 2017/18 budgets prioritise infrastructure, agric


East African Community (EAC) member states have prioritised development expenditure as countries look to further strengthen the growth agenda of the regional economies.

Kenya to convert $243m debt in Kenya Airways into equity

Nairobi - Kenya will convert its $243 million in loans to Kenya Airways into equity, the government has said, as part of a broader restructuring to nurse the ailing airline...

Prices of cassava flour, beans surge in Huye


Cassava bread lovers in Huye District will now have to dig deeper into their pockets to enjoy the staple food following a surge in cassava flour prices. According to a...

Tigo partners with GoDaddy to support small enterprises

Tigo Business has signed a partnership agreement with GoDaddy Inc, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small and independent ventures, to offer GoDaddy online services to business customers in...

Global aviation body revises 2017 profitability outlook upwards


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised upwards its 2017 industry profitability outlook, indicating a $31.4 billion profit, up from the previously forecast $29.8 billion, but carriers in Africa...

More interventions needed to reduce cost of 'low-cost homes,' experts say


the government has been encouraging real estate developers to take advantage of immense opportunities and demand for affordable housing and invest in the sector.

EAC govts should tap into diaspora bonds to raise development finance


Marie Chantal Uwitonze, the co-founder and president of the African Diaspora Network in Europe (ADNE), an umbrella organisation for African working and living in Europe, was in Kigali to attended...

Uwizeye turns childhood dream into profitable business


jackie Uwizeye had a dream. As a young child, she dreamt of building a business empire and becoming a financially independent woman.

Tourism university students tipped on job-creation

University students have been urged to exploit the immense opportunities in the hospitality sector to start small businesses and create jobs for themselves and other youth.