Airtel-Tigo merger kicks off with ‘Go from good to best’ campaign


Bharti Airtel and Tigo Rwanda have officially started the process to merge assets and services of the two firms, months after the takeover deal was approved by the regulator.

Cross-border e-commerce retail volumes to rise 25% by 2020, says DHL

Cross-border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering.

Kigali to host global meet on responsible, inclusive finance


More than 400 financial experts from around the world are expected in Kigali in the next few days for the International Conference on Responsible and Inclusive Finance due next week.

Nigeria and Kenya inching closer to interest rate cuts

JOHANNESBURG – Nigeria and Kenya will follow Ghana’s lead and cut rates in the third quarter, a Reuters poll found, as long as there is a monetary committee quorum in...

IMF gives Kenya 6-month standby loan extension

Nairobi – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved Kenya’s request for a six-month extension of a $1.5 billion) standby credit facility that was due to expire yesterday.

Why roots and tubers export revenues dropped last year


Declining cassava production affected the export volumes of roots and tubers, Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) officials, have said. Dr Telesphore Ndabamenye, the head of crop production and food security department...

Is your company prepared for the big data revolution?

Business data has grown exponentially in recent years, but its usage in driving forward companies had been relatively limited, until the dawn of the big data revolution. Now, more firms...

Increasing savings, digital banking will bring down interest rates - GTBank chief


Veracruz Bayo is the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) Rwanda managing director. The banker is confident mobilising more long-term savings and embracing cashless banking will reduce the cost of borrowing and...

Entrepreneurship: Nyamasheke women reap big from fish trade


Over 10 years ago, Yvonne Murekatete, had no stable source of income and solely depended on her husband for all her needs. However, this meant that she could not get...

Optimism as mining sector shows signs of a rebound


Rwanda’s mineral export revenues contributed the biggest share to Rwanda’s foreign exchange earnings during 2017. Mineral exports by over 210 per cent to $248.5 million last year compared to $80.1...

Access to reliable electricity transforming the fortunes of a small village in Gasabo


Antonine Twagiramungu, a maize farmer in Nkuzuzu Cell, Bumbogo Sector, Gasabo District, had for long been finding it difficult to add value to his produce. The challenge of not having...

AfDB moves to propel solar energy development in Africa


Efforts to light up Africa through off grid solutions have gained momentum, thanks to the new deal inked between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and International Solar Alliance. Hott Amadou,...

RSE roots for women empowerment in business


Private sector institutions should take a lead in empowering women to ensure sustainable economic development in the country. The call was made during an event dubbed ‘ringing the bell for...

How a housemaid defied odds to become a model farmer


Agnes Nyinawumuntu, a former housemaid is today a model coffee farmer in Rukara, Kayonza District. From a 10 hactare coffee farm, she earns millions and employs dozens of people. This...

How illegal fishing is hurting the industry output


Local fish production is expected to reach 30,000 in short term and almost half of this is expected to come from the traditional capture fishing. However, this could be derailed...

Are digital banking efforts finally paying off?


Last year, Government stepped up efforts to deepen use of electronic payment platforms including mobile and digital banking.

Government inks new deal to boost access to solar energy


THE Government of Rwanda, Mara Corporation Ltd and SB Energy Corp have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost solar energy and universal access to affordable electricity.

Rwanda can be a $20bn economy by 2025

Rwanda is at an interesting juncture. Over the last 12 years, it improved its Ease of Doing Business rank by 98 places – the highest globally, which resulted in strong...

Local traders hail Tanzania Ports Authority initiative


Rwandan importers and exporters will no longer have to travel to Dar es Salaam port, Tanzania to clear their shipments, thanks to the new Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) liaison office,...

KCB Bank Rwanda in financial education drive

KCB Bank Rwanda has resumed its campaign to boost financial education to help deepen the savings culture and access to finance.

SPONSORED: Power utility revamping network to reduce power wastage, ensure efficiency


In a bid to ensure efficient and stable power supply, the group is expanding and revamping the electricity distribution network to ensure reliable and stable power supply. Already, there are...

SPONSORED: How access to reliable electricity supply is changing fortunes of businesses in Kayonza


gakuru Nsengimana is a salon operator in Rwimishinya sector, Kayonza District. The barber is currently contented and optimistic that his shop will grow after he was recently connected on the...

Global demand for air transport slows down in January – IATA


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said passenger demand for air transport rose 4.6% in January 2018, compared to 6.2% registered in December 2017.

Airtel-Tigo Rwanda launches new product to boost medical insurance

Airtel- Tigo Rwanda and Radiant Insurance Company have partnered to offer a new digital insurance product code named Ingoboka Cash to boost medical insurance services in the country. The product...