Lake Kivu traders decry double taxation

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Traders working in districts around Lake Kivu have accused tax collectors of double taxation. The traders said they pay fees at the point of departure and while offloading their merchandise...

China ‘smuggles’ Mozambique timber - EIA

Nearly half of the timber exported from Mozambique to China is illegal, a pressure group has said.

EU leaders to push for US trade deal

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BRUSSELS – leaders were yesterday expected to agree to push for a free-trade pact with the United States, according to a draft joint statement, putting the onus on the White...

Nakumatt honeymoon over as Uchumi eyes Rwanda market

THE DOMINANCE of supermarket chain, Nakumatt, in the local retail business will soon end after Uchumi Supermarket announced it would set up shop in Rwanda.

Over 18,000 service sector workers to get customer care skills

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THE RWANDA Development Board (RDB) has started a programme to equip the hospitality industry workers with customer care skills as one of the interventions to continue improving customer care in...

Govt’s efforts to grow tourism sector get boost

A local aviation company has launched an air emergency medical evacuation service targeting tourists, a move that will boost Rwanda’s tourism sector.

Two Kenyan companies to list on the local bourse

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At least two more companies will float shares on the Rwanda Stock Exchange this year, a development that will boost the youngest stock market in the region, the Rwanda Capital...

Kenya switches off over four million unregistered SIM cards

Nairobi–Kenya’s the four mobile network operators have collectively suspended about 4.4 million unregistered users out of the targeted 6.1 million. This represents over 70 per cent compliance with new law.

Thirty hotels to be rated this year

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Thirty hotels will be rated this year, the Rwanda Development Board (RBD) has said.The exercise, by the board’s tourism department, is one of the measures aimed at ensuring that local...

Rutsiro mining ban bites as illegal miners call for govt help

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As the early morning sun smiles over the Rutsiro hills, children as young as seven years and men aged over 60 years, carrying various types of crude mining equipment trek...

Market oriented skills will tame unemployment – expert

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Rwandans, especially the youth, need to acquire new skills if the unemployment rate in the country is to be contained, an expert has said.

Market oriented skills will tame unemployment – expert

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Rwandans, especially the youth, need to acquire new skills if the unemployment rate in the country is to be contained, an expert has said.

SIM card registration exercise starts today

The SIM card registration exercise will officially kick off today. The three telecom players, Tigo, MTN and Airtel will conduct the exercise and sensitise subscribers, with the sector watchdog as...

NAEB looks to irrigation to boost tea production

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Severe drought and heavy rainfall the country experienced early last year were responsible for the drop in tea production over the year.

Telecoms boom leaves rural Africa behind

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While mobile phone usage has exploded across Africa over the last decade, transforming daily life and commerce for millions, it is a revolution that has left behind perhaps two thirds...

US personal incomes jump ahead of New Year tax rise

US personal incomes jumped 2.6 per cent in December, the biggest monthly increase since 2004, as high earners sought to beat a New Year tax rise.

Vanoil, gov’t close to oil deal

Vanoil Energy has completed a two-month extension of its technical evaluation agreement with the government, a move that provides the company with exclusive rights to benefit from the production of...

Five win cows, laptops in Airtel Birahebuje promotion

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Sadheesh Kumar, a Kigali-based Asian businessman and Christian Kamanzi, a university student, were the latest winners of exotic cows in the ongoing Airtel Birahebuje promotion.

OPEC, Rwanda sign Rwf8b power project loan deal

RWANDA HAS acquired a $12m (about Rwf7.9b) loan from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) Fund for International Development (OFID) to finance the country’s electricity expansion programme.

BK Securities will boost bourse trading - brokers

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THE MOVE to venture into brokerage services by Bank of Kigali will increase competition at the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) and boost the sector and the economy generally given the...

MTN launches portable renewable energy system

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MTN, one of the leading mobile telecom operators, has launched a portable solar energy system dubbed “Comeka ReadySet” as part of its efforts to improve energy and telecommunications access for...

Standards watchdog cracks whip on fake cable dealers

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The Rwanda Bureau of Standard (RBS) has started a crackdown on dealers in sub-standards electrical wires in Kigali. The standards watchdog, which swung into action on Monday, has so far...

Why local businesses should tap into the social media, online marketing

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When a firm wants to promote its products or services, the first medium that comes to the mind of the owner is placing a newspaper or radio advert. Few use...

New procurement law will bridge existing gaps – RPPA boss

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Augustus Seminega is the Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) director general. He talked to Ben Gasore about a number of issues concerning the procurement sector in Rwanda and the region