New project: How Rwanda plans to be a global potato exporter


Government has signed a multimillion dollar deal with a Nigerian investor to revamp and develop the country’s potato industry and help make Rwanda a key producer and exporter of potato...

Hospitality sector embraces technology to ensure safety


The local hospitality sector has moved to embrace advanced technologies to ensure security and safety at their facilities. Nsengiyumva Barakabuye, the chairman of the Rwanda Hospitality Association, noted that new...

Uwamahoro earning big from her passion for electronics thanks to BDF support


For many women, breaking the proverbial ‘glass ceiling’ is a daily struggle, especially in sectors that have traditionally been seen as a preserve of men, especially sciences.

Technology key to reducing cost of homes, says expert


Most people dream of owning decent homes, but for many low-income earners, this dream is never realised because of the high costs involved. The situation has forced many people to...

Districts move to exploit landfills for income generation, job-creation


In a bid to increase internal revenue generation, some districts have started to recycle and make products from waste materials.

Rwanda fetches Rwf50 billion in coffee export in 2016/17 fiscal year


Rwanda's coffee export revenues and volumes recorded during the last financial year fell below projections by the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB), the body’s annual report indicates.

Tanzania threatens to deregister dishonest tour operators

Arusha – Tanzanian government has threatened to deregister tour operators running against rules and regulations governing the tourism industry in the East African nation.

Uganda moves to tap regional food market


Kampala – Uganda has outlined strategies geared at enabling the country tap into the growing the regional food market. According to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, food crops where Uganda...

Nyagatare rice growers optimistic as Rwf100m farm machinery is delivered


Rice growers in Nyagatare District are in a buoyant mood after receiving Rwf100 million worth of farm machinery, saying it will ease operations and boost production. Muvumba Perimetre Eight rice...

Direct Pay Online Group acquires Virtual Card Services

kigali – Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has today announced the acquisition of Virtual Card Services (VCS) South Africa. This marks the completion of DPO’s purchase of VCS Group, after...

SMEs urged to embrace strong financial reporting systems


Small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to embrace strong financial reporting systems to ensure proper accountability and data driven decision-making operations.

Opportunities abound for foreign investment in Africa's hospitality sector - PwC report


The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers, a new report by global assurance, advisory and tax services...

KCB Bank Rwanda appoints new MD

KCB Bank Rwanda has appointed George Odhiambo (above) the acting managing director. Odhiambo replaces Maurice Toroitich who has been at the helm of the bank for nearly nine years.

Expo 2017 preparations in high gear


Preparations for this year’s annual Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) are in high gear with many exhibitors already setting up their stands at Gikondo showground in Kicukiro.

New investment opportunity as govt announces Rwf10bn 5-year TB issuance

Rwandans have yet another opportunity to invest, save and support the national development effort after National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) announced bids for five-year Rwf10 billion Treasury bond.

E-waste project to create 1,000 jobs


Rwanda’s efforts toward a green economy and sustainable development have been strengthened by new initiatives implemented by government, including putting in place relevant policies and projects aimed at achieving these...

How pop culture is driving growth of fast-food business in Rwanda


it is a beehive of activity at Pizza Inn in Gisementi, Remera as customers make orders while others leave with their takeaway, and yet more people are enjoying their meals...

Why foreign aid should be used to diversify local exports sector


Aid for Trade (AfT) is one of programmes guiding foreign aid for developing countries. AfT programme has helped in the establishment of supply-side and trade-related infrastructure in developing countries to...

Kanimba on empowering disabled young people through beekeeping


when Marcellin Kanimba completed university, he realised that most youth were not involved in honey production despite its vast potential to contribute significantly to the country’s development.

Rwanda rakes in Rwf63bn from tea exports during 2016/17 FY


Rwanda earned $8.6 million (about Rwf7.3 billion) from tea exports during the month of June, according to National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB). This was 39.4 per cent increase in export...

Businesses urged to exploit expanding internet network to drive growth, boost service delivery


the business community, especially young entrepreneurs, should take advantage of the growing 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network coverage as an opportunity for content and online services development.

Bralirwa half-year revenue drops by 3.5%

Rwanda’s largest brewer and soft beverages company Bralirwa’s half year profit has dipped by 3.8 per cent to Rwf41.3 billion, from Rwf43 billion recorded in the same period last year,...

Equity Bank rewards customers for using its Western Union, MoneyGram services


Nine Equity Bank Rwanda customers have been rewarded for using its MoneyGram and Western Union money transfer services during the month of July. Athanasie Niragira, the Equity Bank head of...

Tz govt repossesses 10 dormant privately-owned industries

DAR ES SALAAM – Tanzania has repossessed of 10 privatised industries after they had been dormant for 20 years.