BBOXX Rwanda gets global recognition

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BBOXX Rwanda has been certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’, by the Great Place to Work Institute, a US-based global HR firm that promotes best workplace practices and culture,...

RAB assures farmers in Eastern and Southern provinces as rains dwindle

Farmers in Eastern Province have expressed worry over the current low rains this season, saying the situation is threatening crop production. Most of the affected farmers are from Nyagatare, Kayonza,...

RwandAir soars higher, enters European market

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The local aviation sector has come a long way. At the heart of the sector is RwandAir, which is driving its growth and connecting the country to three continents –...

How to turn challenges of doing business in Africa into a ‘gold mine’

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Are you an African Diaspora on holiday in your home country this festive season? Have thought of investing home but fear the many challenges of doing business in Africa?

How to make new national agro-insurance scheme work for all

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Government launched the national livestock insurance scheme to help safeguard farmers against losses in case of natural calamities or disease outbreak in livestock.

Toward universal access to electricity

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As the curtains slowly fall on 2017, Rwandans remain optimistic that government will deliver on its energy targets as was set out in the second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction...

Rwf600m project for industrial devt of local herbal medicines

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Rwanda seeks to greatly reduce imports by supporting and reviving different sectors of the economy to produce locally many of the products that are presently being imported.

MTN, Amasezerano Bank deal will boost mobile banking, officials say

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Efforts by the central bank aimed at encouraging the business community and the general public to embrace digital payment systems have received a timely shot in the arm, thanks to...

RSE benchmark index declines marginally on weekly basis

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The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) benchmark All Share Index closed marginally lower on weekly basis compared to the previous week, the RSE market report indicates.

Social protection programme to expand with new WB funding

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The government and World Bank yesterday inked a deal worth $80 million (about Rwf67billion to support the country’s Social Protection System.

Tigo Rwanda re-assures its clients amid uncertainty over Airtel takeover

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Tigo Rwanda has urged its stakeholders to remain calm saying that business will continue as normal, despite the recent takeover by Airtel.

Agric zoning will boost food security, household incomes, experts say

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Agriculture zoning could help attract more investments into the sector as well as ensure food security and increase household incomes of farmers, experts have said. The 13 livelihood zones were...

Rwanda earns Rwf1.4 bn from cereal exports for week ended Dec 15

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Rwanda earned nearly Rwf1.4 billion from cereal exports last week, according to the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) weekly report. Over 3.9 million kilogrammes of cereals, including maize flour, wheat,...

Private sector urged to support vocational training institutions

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The real estate and construction industry has been boosted following the graduation of the second cohort of 32 duo-trained students specialised in masonry, painting and tiling (roofing) at Integrated Polytechnic...

SteelRwa workers' association wins I&M Bank promo's Rwf5m cash prize

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The association of workers at SteelRwa has won Rwf5 million in the just-concluded I&M Bank “Kira-Biba Usarure” promotion. Terimbere Mukozi wa Steel Association was formed by a group of 250...

Drought to affect Tz coffee production

ARUSHA – Tanzania’s coffee production is expected to go down in the next harvesting season, due to prolonged drought in the key producing areas, the Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) has...

Lessons for young entrepreneurs from YouthConnekt convention

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young entrepreneurs have hailed the annual YouthConnekt convention, saying it is an avenue for the youth from different parts of the country and the Diaspora to share knowledge, network and...

UAE overtakes India as Kenya's second top source of imports

NAIROBI – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has replaced India as Kenya’s second-largest source of imports. Initially, the UAE was the top source of imports for Kenya, but it lost...

Why banks are rushing to embrace agency and mobile banking services

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Five branches of continental lender, Ecobank Rwanda, will be closed next month, bringing the number to 11 outlets phased out by the financial institution within a year. Announcing the closures,...

BK unveils Platinum Visa Credit Card with travel and shopping discounts

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Bank of Kigali has released a Visa Platinum Credit Card targeting customers with high-income and spending power.

Egypt & Middle East expo excite buyers - PHOTOS

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It’s just less than a week to Christmas Day, but many people might still be wondering where to buy items to use during the festive season. Worry not as the...

Skills devt crucial to economic empowerment agenda, experts say

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Capacity building should be a key component of initiatives aimed at women financial empowerment, including efforts to make women-run cooperatives more sustainable and profitable.

Banks, agric cooperatives look to increase farmer access to finance

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Agriculture financing has been a contentious issue for decades, with farmers saying that financial institutions are reluctant to support the sector claiming that it is risky. And for the few...

Kepler University students in line to win Hult Prize contest’s Rwf860m start-up capital

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Four Kepler University students are in line to win $1 million Hult Prize in start-up funding after qualifying for the regional contest finals to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. Regional...