Continental bank roots for financial technology


Millions more people in Africa now have access to financial systems, thanks to cashless systems using digital technology, and more and more people are seeing the benefits of mobile banking,...

Horticulture sector players tipped on quality


Horticulture sector stakeholders should embrace international standards and ensure quality along the value chain to boost exports into European markets, experts have said. The Dutch and UK experts added that...

RNIT Iterambere Fund grows to Rwf1.47bn in January


RNIT Iterambere Fund value has grown to Rwf1.47 billon as at January 31 compared to Rwf1.45 billion December 2017, a monthly report by Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT), the fund...

AfDB ‘s African Devt Fund gets Rwf600.7bn loan from JICA

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the African Development Fund (ADF) to boost continent’s economic development. The $700.9 million (about Rwf600.7 billion) loan is...

Rwanda looking to market potential at ongoing horticulture connect summit


Rwanda will be looking to market its potential as a key horticulture sector player during the two-day Horticulture Connect Summit that opens in Kigali today, officials have said. The summit...

New MTN campaign to boost cashless economy initiative

Government’s efforts to encourage adoption of electronic financial services among Rwandans have boosted by MTN Rwanda’s new campaign, which geared at deepening use its mobile money transfer service platform.

Harmonise tax regime to attract more foreign investors into the region - EABC chief


The East African Business Council (EABC) board met in Kigali, last week, to discuss strategies that will help encourage the implementation of key projects by East African Community (EAC) states...

Mukamunana: Thriving in the male dominated photography business


When Hidaya Mukamunana Cyusa went for a school leavers’ party to take pictures of relatives and family friends, she never thought much of it. Though unknowingly, that marked the beginning...

Using ICT to achieve SDGs; lessons from India


Last year, I was selected to represent Rwanda at the Indo-East African Internship Programme under the Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) project.

Brand Ambassadors fighting unemployment through skills devt


The lack of market-relevant skills is one the complaints from recruiters, and the challenge has seen many a graduate searching for jobs from office to office, sector to sector to...

Parliament speaker rallies youth on job-creation


Young people have been urged to engage in income-generating activities as one of the ways to create jobs and contribute to national development. This call was made on Sunday during...

Liquid Telecom to sponsor local start-ups for Africa Tech summit


Liquid Telecom will join innovators and influencers from across the African ecosystem at this week’s Africa Tech Summit taking place in Kigali from February 14-15.

Rwanda share index down 0.82%

Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) recorded a total turnover of over Rwf11.7 million from 123,200 shares traded in six deals during yesterday’s trading session. The bond market was quiet.

Businesses call for more supportive policies as PSF elects new leaders


Members of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) are currently electing new leaders from cell to the national levels. New office bearers for cell and sector levels were elected on February...

RSE market capitalisation drops to Rwf2.926 trillion on weekly basis

The Rwanda Stock Exchange benchmark index for local counter closed a notch lower last week as share price of some of the most active counters dropped.

Horticulture exporters eye new markets in Europe


Five local horticulture produce-exporting companies are participating in the ongoing Fruit Logistica expo in Berlin, Germany as part of efforts to explore new markets in Europe to boost Rwanda’s export...

Businesses tipped on new income tax law

The business community has been urged to study and understand the new income tax law to be able to fully-benefit from it when it is implemented.

Private sector body urges SMEs to list on local bourse


The business community has been urged to take advantage of the local bourse to raise affordable capital to grow their enterprises.

Global aviation body urges govts to address infrastructure challenges


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to urgently address the infrastructure challenges airlines face to secure the industry’s future. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO,...

PSF kicks off polls for new leaders tomorrow


The Private Sector Federation (PSF) members countrywide will, starting from tomorrow, head to the polls to elect new leaders, officials have said. The organisation, which brings together business operators, will...

AfDB okays $10m for continental bond fund

The African Development Bank has approved $10 million (about Rwf9 billion) to strengthen the African local currency bond fund (ALCB Fund).

Fortified food maker to double local sourcing of maize, soya


Farmers of maize, sorghum and soya need not worry anymore about market for their produce as local fortified foods manufacturer is looking to double local sourcing of raw materials this...

Gatsibo’s Sibomana quit a bank job for farming


Jean-Nepo Sibomana’s early life was characterised by moving from the home of one relative to another having lost all his family members in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Rwanda needs strong home-grown brand to ensure sustainable devt


Jean-Philippe Kayobotsi is the CEO and co-founder of Brioche, a local confectionery and beverages firm with regional presence in Kenya. Kayobotsi discussed with Business Times how local firms, especially those...