HCL Launches a new range of ME Tablets in Rwanda and across Africa and the Middle East

DUBAI – HCL Infosystems Limited, India’s premier services and ICT systems integration, distribution and hardware company, has announced the launch of a new range of ME tablets in Rwanda and across...

Exporters to cement footprint in Burundi


Local businesses target to strengthen their presence in Burundi to gain from the country’s young and emerging consumer market. A group of 40 producers, particularly the agro-processors, plan to exhibit...

AfDB boosts Africa info highway

The african Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a programme to improve data management and dissemination in Africa.

Telecoms look to innovation as competition stiffens

The cutthroat competition that has characterised the local telecoms sector is forcing firms to devise innovative ways to attract and retain customers.

Industries without water treatment plants warned


The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MINICOM) will soon start a crackdown on industries that do not have water treatment facilities. This comes after the ministry discovered that many industries...

Rwanda Development Bank gets $8m to fund SMEs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) signed today a US $8m (about Rwf5.3b) credit line to support BRD lending to the agriculture, agro-processing, telecommunication,...

TEDx Nyarugenge: Ideas worth spreading

Kigali event seeks to spark innovation and entrepreneurship among Rwandan youth by transmitting international presentations of ‘ideas to change the world’

Paying suppliers on time is good for your business


As a buyer, you must create and grow good relationships with suppliers because they are an important component of your business. That is why some large firms, which buy huge...

70 per cent households will have power by 2017 – EWSA


The power utility has of late been under fire for not providing adequate power to people connected onto the national electricity grid. This has made many consumers angry, accusing the...

Spending cuts threaten Obama

JUST HOURS after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Saturday to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis that threatens...

European Union ‘growth boost from US free-trade deal’

Europe’s most senior trade official has said that a free-trade agreement between the US and European Union (EU) would boost its growth by as much as one per cent, leading...

Gov’t cuts coffee prices, cites global price decline


The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) has revised the farm gate price for coffee cherries downwards to Rwf143 from Rwf170 per kilogramme.

First privately-owned television station hits airwaves

The first ever privately-owned television station in the country, TV10, has hit the airwaves. The station has been testing its signal for the past three weeks.

Hotel owners urged to up standards as grading starts


Local hospitality industry players, especially hotels owners, should improve their facilities to meet the East African Community standards, officials from the Rwanda Development Board and the Private Sector Federation have...

4,500 clearing agents to qualify this year

About 4,500 clearing and forwarding agents will have qualified with the East African Customs and Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate by the year’s end.

Rwanda,Tz pledge support to small cross border traders


Tanzania and Rwanda have pledged to work together in addressing trade barriers and promoting cross-border trade between the two countries.

Microfinance workers acquire market research skills

Financial institutions staff are being trained in market personel research to enable them develop appropriate products that suits society needs. The move is aimed at creating a more proactive approach...

Hospitality sector reaps mixed fortunes


Despite the fact that the hospitality sector has grown by 60 percent over the past two years, industry players say they are choking on taxes and high bank lending rates.

Ngoma looks to private sector to spur development

Ngoma district is wooing people who originate from the district but are working in other areas countrywideparts of the country to return and utilise the new investment opportunities that have...

Businesses count losses as erratic power supply takes toll


Power outages have interrupted businesses in Nyarugenge, Kicukiro and Gasabo districts, leaving enterprises counting losses.

How to improve your supply chain


Mukotanyi has always had problems getting his merchandise on schedule. Although he pays and handles the paperwork in time, the issue has persisted. This has affected his business as some...

Millions collected as PSF unveils elite business club


About Rwf500m has been collected from the Rwanda business elite as a membership fee to join “Golden Circle” – a clique of high-ranking business entrepreneurs.

New mineral monitoring system coming

The Ministry of Natural Resources has unveiled a new technology system that will boost transparency in the sector by monitoring the mineral output of mining sites across the country.

Sina has built a huge business empire from a small bakery


When he started out as a small baker in 1983, many people wrote him off as a joker. The then 20-year-old had started the small bakery with about $50 (about...