Ecobank to close five branches in favour of digital banking


Ecobank Rwanda will invest more funds in agency and e-banking as the lender seeks to increase uptake of its digital products and bring on board the unbanked population across the...

Major public transporter expands into real estate devt, microfinance after rebranding


The woes that have for long plagued the public transport sector could soon be history following the restructuring and rebranding of one of the key public transport providers in the...

Britam launches new medical insurance product for SMEs


Britam Insurance Company (Rwanda) has today unveiled a new health insurance cover targeting small-and-medium sized companies in the market.

No transactions recorded on stock market


The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) was flat yesterday with no business transacted at both the equity and bond markets.

Rubaduka on why youth, students should embrace entrepreneurship


A year ago, Frank Rubaduka was jobless. But 365 days is such a long period in which a lot of things can change, either for the better or worse.

More efforts needed to boost women economic empowerment, says speaker Mukabarisa


It is essential to strengthen efforts geared at boosting women’s financial empowerment to increase their contribution to national economic development, Donathile Mukabarisa, the speaker of Parliament has said.

Africa aviation industry has ‘sky high’ potential to create new jobs


Aviation is a key part of the economic lifeblood of Africa. It supports 6.9 million jobs and $80 billion in GDP. It carries people and goods across and outside the...

Airtel unveils new affordable data packs


Efforts aimed at deepening internet uptake and digital inclusion have been boosted, thanks to new more affordable product offerings by Airtel.

Gatsibo coop reaps big from diversification


when 560 farmers of Rugarama in Gatsibo District came together to form a rice growing group, many wrote them off saying it was doomed to fail.

Slow implementation of African single aviation market irk experts

African governments have been urged to implement the deal to open up the aviation market on the continent agreed on 18 years ago. The third ministerial working group meeting on...

Ruhango, Karongi residents get Rwf43m water purification facilities


Residents of Ruhango and Karongi districts will soon be able to access clean water, thanks to a donation of 10 water purification facilities worth Rwf43 million from Water for the...

Agro-proccesors tipped on niche markets


For small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in agri-business to benefit from the existing market opportunities in the country and across the region, they must observe quality in their value chains.

UAP scoops regional top employer accolades


UAP Old Mutual Group has scooped Top Employer accolades across all its operations in the annual Top Employers Institute awards.

WorldRemit seeks to make money transfer easier and cost-effective

Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $40 million to drive its next phase of global growth, aiming to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets.

MTN Rwanda projects Rwf90bn revenue for 2017


MTN Rwanda is projecting to rake in revenues in the upwards of Rwf90 billion (about $106M) in 2017, the company’s officials have said. This puts the telco, which is the...

Three innovative social entrepreneurs win Rwf24.6m Tigo Changemakers contest cash


Three innovative social entrepreneurs have won a total Rwf24.6 million in this year’s Tigo Digital Changemakers competition. Origene Igiraneza, Alain Patrick Irere Hirwa and Bobson Rugambwa will receive Rwf8.2 million...

SMEs urged to certify products to be competitive

Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) should certify their products for quality to be profitable and competitive on the local, regional and international markets, Raymond Murenzi, the Rwanda Standard Board (RSB) director general,...

IATA lauds Africa's push for open skies

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has hailed the move by the African Union to open up the airspace on the continent.

Hope as farmers get blended fertiliser brand


The new blended fertilisers have raised optimism among farmers after research showed that they could help almost double yields compared to the current ones on the market.

Campaign to create awareness about challenges faced by women traders in EAC launched


A campaign aimed at raising awareness about challenges faced by women traders in the region has been launched by Trademark East Africa (TMEA), a regional trade facilitation organisation.

Ruhango residents get new water facilities


Business Development Fund (BDF) is committed to supporting initiatives that improve the welfare of citizens besides enabling small businesses to access finance, Monique Umugwaneza, the organisation’s legal, monitoring and evaluation...

Rwanda to go cashless by 2024: Are you on board?


The central bank is currently conducting a countrywide sensitisation campaign to raise awareness among the business community, professional groups and general public about the benefits of embracing electronic payment (e-payment)...

Masabo has found a niche in organic fertiliser making


When Jean Luc Masabo was growing up in Ngoma District, he was always fascinated by traders in his neighbourhood because they seemed to have money all the time. This, unconsciously,...

Made-in-Rwanda products impress showgoers


The ongoing Made-in-Rwanda trade show ends today. The fourth edition of the annual trade fair where local firms showcase their products and services, has gained in popularity judging by the...