Farmers welcome new deal to boost potato production

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The newly signed deal between the International Potato Centre (CIP) and BlackPace Africa Group to advance potato production in Africa, including Rwanda, is a timely intervention that will help improve...

Meet Mukayiranga, Rusizi’s inspirational fisherwoman

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As the sun slowly goes down over the hills of Rusizi District, Claudine Mukayiranga and her crew are busy checking their fishing gear in readiness for expedition on Lake Kivu.

RSE eyes new products as it grapples with attracting SMEs to the market

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The Rwanda Stock Exchange recently formed a partnership with National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, where the statistics body will be releasing market information periodically.

New joint project to reduce gender gaps in the workplace

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A new programme that seeks to support the private sector to achieve sustainable development by reducing gender gaps and promoting both equality in workplace and women’s economic empowerment is in...

Saving for your master’s degree, one coin at a time

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A few years ago, Pie Ntwari, a Kigali-based public relations practitioner, wanted to pursue further studies in International Relations and Diplomacy. With no scholarship from government or organization that fund...

TEF forum 2017: Push for Africapitalism to drive Africa’s transformation

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The third annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum concluded in Nigeria, on Sunday, with a call by different leaders and speakers on private sector players to embrace Africapitalism to...

Strong partnerships between banks and telecoms key to drive financial inclusion, says MTN chief

BANKS and local telecom operators can have a greater impact on financial inclusion by working together to rollout products capitalisaing on the popularity of mobile money platforms.

Innovative entrepreneurs stand to win Rwf24m in Tigo Changemakers contest

Innovative social entrepreneurs stand to win a total of Rwf24.6 million in Tigo Rwanda’s annual Digital Changemakers competition.

Ngoma farmer wins fourth motorcycle in ongoing Airtel Tunga promotion

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Jean d’Amour Twiringiyima, the fourth motorcycle winner in the ongoing Airtel Tunga promotion, plans to start a moto taxi business to expand his income streams.

Tax experts call for concerted efforts against illicit cash flows

African governments should invest more resources in the fight against illicit financial flows as one of the ways to support development efforts in the bloc.

Index for local counters up 1.6%

The Rwanda Stock Exchange closed on the high on Friday, with both benchmark and local counters’ indices inching up slightly. The Rwanda Share Index was up by over 1.6 per...

Tanzania to auction tanzanite at source to curb smuggling, support small miners

ARUSHA – Tanzania is expected to auction tanzanite in the mining site of Mererani today in efforts to sell the gemstones on its source for the East African nation to...

RCAA, AviAssist sign deal to promote aviation safety

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Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) and the AviAssist Foundation, on Wednesday, signed a partnership deal to establish the AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre (ASPC) in the country.

Bank of Kigali counter up as market capitalisation hits Rwf2.9 trillion

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The Rwanda Share Index was up by 0.87 per cent to close at 125.44 points yesterday. According to the Rwanda Stock Exchange daily market report for Thursday, the index for...

Sub-Saharan Africa to grow at a slower rate this year – World Bank

ABUJA – The economy of sub-Saharan Africa is seen growing more slowly this year than previously forecast, largely due to weak investment and productivity, the World Bank has said.

Tullow acquires 90% stake in Ivory Coast offshore oil blocks

Tullow Oil plc has bought 90 per cent stakes in four onshore blocks in Ivory Coast, while state oil company Petroci will hold the remaining 10 per cent, the firm...

Local innovators laud TEF entrepreneurship programme for supporting start-ups

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The annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum will go a long way in helping enterprising Rwandans to improve their skills and contribute to job and wealth-creation in the country.

Rwf13bn to modernise pig farming, improve value chain

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources and private sector will inject over Rwf13 billion to improve the pig farming industry, especially by promoting new processing technologies to ensure standards.

Rwanda’s inflation rate increases slightly to 3.8% in September

Rwanda’s urban Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to 3.8 per cent on annual basis in September, from 3.2 per cent registered the previous month, the statistics body has indicated in...

We are investing to create better customer experience - MTN CEO

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Top telcom giant has of recent been dealing with numerous service-related complaints from clients and the regulator - the Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority.

Child malnutrition inspired Habumukiza to start a cottage industry with Rwf2,000

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When Elyse Habumukiza was studying in Musanze District, Northern Province, he noticed that many children were suffering from malnutrition despite the abundant food and vegetables in the area.

RAB steps up efforts to reduce seed imports, distribution delays

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Over 1,000 maize farmers in Rusizi District incurred huge losses after they planted late leading to poor yields during Season A (early this year). The failure of the crop was...

COMESA members urged to invest in infrastructure

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Member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have been urged to expedite the completion of the current infrastructure projects to boost regional trade.

Equity Bank rolls out new mobile bank platform as it marks customer service week

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Equity Bank customers will soon be able to deposit or withdraw money from their accounts using the mobile phones thanks to the digital products the bank is rolling out.