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FEATURED: Gicumbi: I&M Bank Rwanda plc joins citizens for Umuganda-Community Work and pays health insurance premiums to vulnerable people.

I&M Bank Rwanda Plc joined citizens of Nyamiyaga Sector in Gicumbi District on Saturday to do the monthly Umuganda-Community work and paid Community Based Health Insurance- Mutuelle de Santé premiums to about 1,000 vulnerable people. The beneficiaries are from three sectors of the district...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 1:32am

FEATURED: BBOXX and Practical Action partner to electrify 1500 households across 3 refugee camps

In a record Six weeks, Next Generation Utility Company, BBOXX in partnership with Practical Action electrified 1500 households in Three refugee settlement camps of Kigeme, Nyabiheke & Gihembe and is now gearing up for more partnerships with different organizations in a bid to reach out to...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:05am

FEATURED: Disability didn’t deter BDF’s Mutembereze from pursuing his entrepreneurship dream

Viateur Mutembereze a resident of Nyabimata village in Nyaruguru district, is a primary five dropout, he also lives with a disability- and a combination of these factors not only complicated the life he lived but also made it hard for him to find means of survival, for he could barely find...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:03am

FEATURED: How Musanase mints millions from meat selling

Fatuma Musanase was attending to her clients when I arrived at her meat shop in Kivumu cell of Busasamana sector, Nyanza district. After exchanging pleasantries, we settled in for an interview. Clients would interrupt every now and then for an order and going by the busyness of her shop,...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 8:34pm

FEATURED: Trócaire celebrates 25 years in Rwanda

Friday, November 1, marked the celebration of Trócaire’s 25 years in Rwanda. The event took place in Kigali and was attended by stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries of the organisation’s initiatives. Amb. William Carlos, the Irish envoy to Uganda and Rwanda, was the guest of honour...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 1:40am

FEATURED: From teacher to fruit processor: How BDF made Niyitegeka’s dreams become reality

Through savings from his teaching job at Petit Seminaire Saint Kizito Zaza in Ngoma district, Bonaventure Niyitegeka now owns a fruits processing company. But at the onset, he tells you he would not be where he is had it not been the support from Business Development Fund (BDF), which has helped...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:24am

FEATURED: Global cooperative movement meets in Kigali to discuss development

Participants from 95 countries from around the world have gathered in Kigali for the international cooperative conference that is discussing how to advance socio-economic development through the cooperative movement. Over 1,000 participants are attending the conference that is being held under...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:36pm

FEATURED: RSSB schemes improve Rwandans’ welfare after Genocide ripped society apart

Social security, which was then managedby the institution called Caisse Sociale du Rwanda (CSR) – the Social Security Fund of Rwanda (SSFR) –, was hit by insecurity including political instability and economic slowdown and downturn. Further still, it was stricken by the looting of its...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 1:14am

FEATURED: More medical doctors trained at detecting and treating neurological disorders in the early stages

Medical doctors from district and referral hospitals in Rwanda are receiving training on the early detection and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders as a mechanism to address the current small number of specialists in neurology and oncology in the East African region.  The...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:11am

FEATURED: Through BDF support, Horanimana, a young graduate, has become a model poultry farmer

When Sandrine Horanimana graduated from the College of Business and Economics of the University of Rwanda 2017, she knew very well the challenges that awaited her in finding employment. Yet, having been married before she could complete her degree, she badly needed an income to sustain her young...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:10am

FEATURED: Guaranty Trust Bank (Rwanda) Plc donates sewing machines to women in Nyampinga Ushoboye Project

At Guaranty Trust Bank, we believe in growing and sustaining the value of our business by giving back to our host communities. This is why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a major component of the Bank’s strategy and business activities. GTBank Rwanda’s CSR activities are...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:50am

FEATURED: Sonarwa Life’s nineteen year journey to becoming the leading institution in life insurance products

Sonarwa Life Assurance Company Limited is a public Limited Liability company registered under the laws of Rwanda and licensed by the National Bank of Rwanda to carry out the risk underwriting business of Life Assurance and Pension management. In November 2017, Sonarwa Life became one of the...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 1:02am

FEATURED: OXFAM Rwanda intensifies efforts in fighting sexual and gender based violence

Considering that more victims of sexual and gender based violence continue to be experienced, OXFAM in Rwanda in partnership with Rwanda Interfaith Council on Health (RICH) and Ruhango District has intensified campaigns against the vices. In a campaign that took place in Ruhango district on...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:51am

FEATURED: EazzyPay by Equity Bank set to improve clients’ banking experience

Equity Bank Rwanda on Monday morning launched a new innovation named EazzyPay that is set to improve the banking experience of the public. The development was announced at the bank’s headquarters, Pension Plaza in Kigali.  Speaking at the launch of the campaign, the bank’s...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:50am

FEATURED: Another lucky Premier Bet client wins Rwf6m jackpot from Rwf600 stake

Premier Bet Rwanda has come to prove itself as the country’s biggest betting company with the best odds after another client won a whooping Rwf6,151,000 from a virtual game jackpot after staking just Rwf600 last evening.  Ngabonzima onesphore bet with only Rwf600 but to his surprise,...

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:48am

Why are we fond of perimeter walls around our homes?

A stroll around any part of the City of Kigali will lead you to an obvious conclusion: we love walls.  Perimeter walls, or fences, are so commonplace that the City Hall had to find a way of legislating the issue. The city Master Plan prohibits specific suburbs from having...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:10pm

FEATURED: Smallholder farmers adopt market oriented agric practices

The market oriented agriculture approaches, which have been adopted by smallholder farmers, are expected to boost incomes of horticulture and rice cooperatives. This was the assertion during a seminar of Smallholder Market-oriented Agriculture Project (SMAP), which are going to be closed as JICA...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:45am

FEATURED: Tap&Go: Public transport innovation that drives Rwanda's economic growth

Like any other technology revolution, when AC Group’s Tap&Go was introduced as a form of fare collection system in public transport in Rwanda, there was a visible positive disruption in the economy. New Jobs have been created, there is more safety of passengers, cutting of revenue leakage...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:35am

FEATURED: BBOXX ePay launched

On September 6, BBOXX Rwanda introduced the BBOXX E-Pay which is aimed to facilitate those living in the Diaspora and those in Kigali to buy affordable solar powered systems for their families back home. This new innovation is an opportunity for our customer to make a smart and impactful investment...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:57am

FEATURED: Rwanda Bar Association And Rwanda Correctional Service In A Fresh Drive To Promote Access To Justice For Inmates

Access to justice for all and Human Rights Promotion and Protection constitutes one of the important pillars of the Rule of Law and proper administration of Justice. In a State that respects the Rule of Law, every citizen is protected by the law without any discrimination. In order to promote...

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 1:07am