MTN, KVCS sign deal to facilitate e-payment of parking fees in Kigali


Motorists in Kigali will now be able to pay for parking fees using the MTN Mobile Money service following the signing of a partnership deal between the telecom firm and...

Popcorn vendor wins Airtel Tunga promotion motorcycle


Pierre Nsabimana, a resident of Kagugu, Gasabo District, will no longer have to worry about where to get money for basic needs. The popcorn vendor won a new motorcycle in...

Low capacity affecting Africa’s tax bodies’ efforts to boost revenue collection - experts

Tax experts have called on governments to strengthen Africa’s revenue collection capacity for sustainable economic development. The capacity to collect revenues on the continent is still low despite the potential,...

Companies urged to embrace technology in data collection, processing


Local firms and organisations have been urged to embrace new hitech tools in data collection and processing to ensure efficiency and accuracy.

Local potato wine making venture scoops YouthConnekt award


Young people have been urged to embrace entrepreneurship as one of the ways to create jobs for fellow young people and also contribute to national development.

Kenya’s retail fuel prices hit three-year high

NAIROBI – Kenya’s energy industry regulator on Tuesday increased retail prices for diesel, super petrol and kerosene in the latest review for November to mid-December, hitting a three-year high.

African airlines urged to embrace e-commerce


African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable.

New initiative to promote savings culture


Efforts to promote a savings culture among Rwandans has got a boost from a new initiative to encourage the public, especially corporates, to save and invest.

Africa’s aviation chiefs call on govts to cut taxes, improve infrastructure


'We have chosen aviation as an economic enabler and will continue to support all players by creating a conducive environment for airline business to thrive,' he said. He was speaking...

Meet a former teacher minting millions from growing onions


Her former students describe Marie Mukandahiro as a passionate teacher, who worked hard to ensure her students at Karongi Primary School passed with flying colours.

New strategy required to drive EAC industrialisation agenda, experts say


The industrial sector should take advantage of the East African Community (EAC) 150 million people and opportunities created by the regional Common Market Protocol to stimulate demand and competitiveness.

Iterambere Fund managers seek ways to attract new investors


Local banks are increasingly embracing financial technology tools as part of efforts to enhance efficiency, reduce operation costs and ease access to services particularly in the rural areas.

20-year-old welder wins motorcycle in Airtel promo

For only Rwf6,000, Anactet Mugiraneza, a Kimironko-based welder, is now an owner of brand new motorcycle, thanks to the ongoing Airtel Tunga promotion.

AFRAA appoints Abderahmane as new secretary general

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has appointed Abderahmane Berthe, the new secretary general for the association

Why govt, stakeholders should prioritise research and innovation


Though African countries have all necessary conditions for high economic growth, it still lags behind other continents in terms of development.

Iterambere Fund’s annual return at 9.6% in October

The Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) Iterambere Fund closed its maiden year (October 7, 2016 to October 6, 2017) since closure of the IPO with an annual return of 9.62...

Aviation experts converge in Kigali to discuss drones technology


Stakeholders from the aviation and technology sectors will today converge in Kigali to discuss use and management of drones by the aviation industry.

Kigali Marriott Hotel rewards customers


Kigali Marriott Hotel loyal customers were last week treated to sumptuous meals and drinks as part of Marriott’s Global Customer Appreciation Week 2017.

New initiative seeks to ease SME access to finance


More small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) could find it easy to access affordable finance, thanks to a new initiative by Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners), an entrepreneurship support organisation.

KCB Bank steps up digital banking campaign


KCB Bank Rwanda has stepped up efforts to promote digital finance and access to funding, payments and savings. According to Albert Akimanzi, the KCB Bank Rwanda head of marketing and...

Rwanda's inflation rate drops marginally to 3.6% in October


Rwanda’s inflation dropped marginally to 3.6 per cent year-on-year in October from 3.8 per cent the previous month, the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) monthly Consumer Price Index...

Local flower firms eye new markets in Europe


The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) is counting on the ongoing International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands to gain new markets in Europe and elsewhere,...

Rwandan bikes attract regional buyers


Motorcycles assembled in Rwanda have attracted a lot of interest from countries in the region, particularly Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the firm behind the project has said.

Farmers welcome new agric insurance scheme

Farmers have welcomed the new insurance scheme launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources. Farmers that talked to this newspaper said the new scheme will help improve the...