Habiyakare: The school dropout who earns millions from pineapple farming


When Emile Habiyakare dropped out of school over 15 years ago due to lack of fees, his future became uncertain. He, however, says the experience forced him to think outside...

Winners of Akilah’s entrepreneurship fund share the inspiration behind their projects


Entrepreneurship competitions are one of the ways that stakeholders use to help improve skills of start-ups as well as encourage other people to join the sector that is central to...

Rwandan entrepreneurs selected for Microsoft’s #Insiders4Good fellowship

Two promising Rwandan entrepreneurs have been selected by Microsoft for this year’s #Insiders4Good Fellowship.

Mixed fortunes for foodstuff buyers in Kayonza District


Irish potato lovers in Kayonza District have reason to be happy following a drop in the price of the staple. According to a mini-survey by Business Times, a kilogramme of...

Airtel donates iron sheets to 20 Kayonza families


The living conditions of 21 people in Mukarange sector, Kayonza District will soon change for the better, thanks to funds raised by Airtel Rwanda staff to provide them iron sheets...

COMESA seeks ways to improve intra-Africa trade at Kigali forum

More than 300 economists, researchers, government officials and trade experts are in Kigali for the third Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Annual Research Forum.

Beating the odds: Survivor Kayitesi and her successful dairy business


Starting her milk business as a tiny venture of just five litres, one could not figure out that genocide survivor Immaculee Kayitesi’s business would be a source for her socio-economic...

Kanimba rallies Rwandans to buy locally-made products


The Minister for Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs, François Kanimba, has urged Rwandans to support local manufacturers by buying locally-made products.

MTN supports Kigali Muslim community


MTN Rwanda has donated Rwf1.5 million to the Rwandan Muslim Community, which will enable 500 members to access health insurance, commonly known as ‘Mutuelle de Sante’.

China-Africa forum roots for more investment in agric, industrial devt


African governments and the private sector should invest more in the industrial and agriculture sectors to create jobs and drive growth, experts attending the 6th China-Africa Think Tank Forum in...

Namibia economy shrinks by 2.7% in quarter one of 2017

Namibia’s economy shrunk by 2.7 per cent in the first quarter of this year after a revised contraction of 1.4 per cent in the last quarter of 2017, the statistics...

Rwanda’s mobile phone penetration drops in April


Rwanda’s mobile phone penetration rate has dropped marginally in April compared the previous month, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) latest figures released this week indicate.

BPR in new drive to promote savings culture


BPR has launched a campaign that seeks to enhance its deposits and promote a savings culture among Rwandans. The campaign dubbed “Hirwa ugwize na BPR” is designed to educate BPR...

Rwanda eyes Chinese tourism market


Rwanda has taken its push to increase tourist arrivals and income from China. The country was one of the 50 countries that took part in the three-day Beijing International Fair...

How Huye businessman is reaping millions from growing grapes, making juice


When one talks about grapes, many people most likely envision them (grapes) in Catholic Church compound or garden. Besides, for many, growing grapes is still considered as an activity for...

How Rwanda and Africa can attract more FDIs, spur growth


Emerging markets like Rwanda should become more innovative and embrace digitisation as one of the ways to open up and integrating their markets besides supporting investors to adapt to an...

Manufacturing vs service sector: Which way for Rwanda?


The service sector has become one of most thriving and promising sectors in most of countries of the world since the advent of globalisation. The share of tertiary sector is...

Govt in new push to improve skills of graduates, reduce unemployment


Fresh graduates, as well as students from universities and other higher learning institutions, particularly those studying from abroad, will now find it easy to secure internships and industry trainings, thanks...

Rwanda’s top MICE facilities key conference ‘pull factors’


Easy accessibility, connectivity and the availability of state-of-the art conferencing facilities are some of the aspects that are attracting international summits to Kigali, according to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB)...

EABC urges member states to expedite ratification of double taxation agreement

The East African Business Council has called on EAC member states to accelerate the process to ratify double taxation agreement (DTA). This, according to the region’s business council, will help...

Urwego Bank rebrands 'to enhance efficiency, customer service delivery'

Urwego Opportunity Bank has officially rebranded to “Urwego Bank Ltd” to enhance customer service delivery and efficiency, it has said.

AfDB, JICA sign $300m private sector deal 


The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a JPY34.41 billion (about $ 300 million) loan agreement to support the private sector across Africa.

RwandAir set to expand its wings to Brussels


RwandAir, the national carrier,has announced that effective next month it will spread its wings to Brussels, the capital of Belgium. The launch of flights to Brussels will increase the Airline’s...

AfDB, export trading group ink $100 million to support agriculture

Ivory Coast: The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Export Trading Group (ETG) have signed a financial agreement worth $ 100 million loan to finance support agriculture on the African...