Tigo launches ‘affordable’ package for Facebook and WhatsApp subscribers


Tigo Rwanda customers will now be able to access WhatsApp and Facebook thanks to a new affordable pack unveiled on Tuesday. According to a statement from the telecom firm, SociaLIT...

MTN explains scrapped Me2U service fee

MTN Rwanda has cancelled the 10 per cent service fee recently imposed on its Me2U product following numerous complaints from users that also attracted the regulator’s attention.

Telecom giants lose grip as competition tightens


Rwanda’s telecom industry has reached a critical stage in market dominance with the two top players separated by a less than 3-percentage point margin. According to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory...

All set for continental aviation summit in Kigali, organisers say


All is set for Rwanda to host the forthcoming 49th annual African Airlines Association (AFRAA) general assembly and summit, organisers have said. The event will attract global aviation executives and...

BDF support was my turning point, says Gicumbi farmer


You would expect to find fishing boats and nets on any lake shore. However, this was not the case when we visited Lake Muhazi in Gicumbi District. Off the lake...

Bank of Kigali in new drive to deepen financial inclusion


Bank of Kigali says it aims at shooting three birds with one stone through its Bigereho Na BK campaign activated three weeks ago, by, first educating Rwandans on benefits of...

Experts weigh in on future of insurance industry

Rwanda’s insurance industry registered considerable growth during the first half of 2017 with total assets growing by more than 10 per cent. In monetary terms, the sector’s total assets stood...

Tourism sector players urged to embrace technology

Alliy Mbwana is the founder and managing partner at Savannah Fund, an Africa focused Technology Venture Capital fund. The expert wants tourism and hospitality sector players to embrace ICT as...

New initiative to support women in tourism business


More than 30 business women in tourism and hospitality were tipped on new skills to become profitable and competitive.

Why women entrepreneurs should embrace technological innovations


As technology advances, conversations around the opportunities and risks posed by automation and digitisation on the future of work especially among women entrepreneurs have inevitably increased.

KCB Bank, RIIO in joint effort to eradicate cataract disease across Rwanda


KCB Bank Rwanda has partnered with the International Institute of Ophthalmology (RIIO) to treat underprivileged patients suffering from cataract disease.

BK wins international award for best bank in Rwanda


Bank of Kigali is the Best Bank in Rwanda, according to the 2017 African Bankers’ Awards for the East Africa region organised by EMEA, an elite London based finance magazine....

RRA rallies business community to meet tax obligations

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has called on private sector to comply with their tax obligation to enable the tax body meet its revenue targets.

Kenya cuts 2017 economic growth forecast to 5.5%

Nairobi – Kenya’s government cut its 2017 economic growth forecast on Friday to 5.5 per cent from an initial 5.9 per cent, a senior Treasury official said. Kamau Thugge, the...

Collective investment scheme as a strategy for lower cost investments

Collective investment schemes invest in a broad range of securities, sometimes at lower cost due to negotiation skills and size of the investable funds.

Understanding the concept of facilities management

On my first visit to Rwanda about two years ago, I was impressed by what I saw of the City of Kigali considering the sad events of 23 years ago....

Interest rate cap on loans will soon be reversed


Kenya – The interest rate cap on loans will soon be reversed to allow the market to determine the pricing of credit, the Central Bank governor has said.

Trump blocks sale of US tech firm to Chinese company

Washington – The Trump administration has barred the sale of a US technology firm to a Chinese-backed company, citing national security risks.

NAEB in new drive to boost coffee consumption


THE National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB) has started a countrywide campaign to boost coffee production and consumption. The new campaign is part of the 2017 Rwanda Coffee day, which is...

AfDB in new drive to spur agric industrialisation


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a plan to boost agriculture industrialisation across the continent. The new plan will see the AfDB scale up financial support for the production...

How Shirimpumu became a model farmer, thanks to BDF


Fourteen years ago, he was a well paid worker at Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) earning a monthly salary of Rwf1 million. Many in his shoes would not even think of...

Financial inclusion: Why a coop bank is a win-win situation


When they were first established, the savings and credit cooperatives (Umurenge Saccos) were expected to enhance access to finance and boost financial inclusion at the grass roots level.

Nyabarongo hydro power station will give Rwanda a competitive edge


The completion of the construction of Nyabarongo hydropower project in the western part of Rwanda is one such landmark that promises to provide the residents with reliable power.

COMESA member states urged to harmonise trade polices


The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) secretary General, Sindiso Ngwenya has urged member states to fast track harmonisation of policies in the mining industry to make the...