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What are BPR’s personal savings services?

As end of year nears and many commence making New Year plans, many probably have set goals and targets of purchases and investments they would like to make in the coming year. Among the ways to finance the grand plans is through putting aside part of one’s income as savings. As most...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Equity Group feted for support to SMEs

Equity Group Holdings has been feted for consistent commitment towards supporting medium and small-scale businesses across the region. The bank was awarded the 2020 SME Bank of the year - Africa Award at the Global SME Finance Awards virtual Gala. Speaking on receiving the award, Equity Group...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 10:03 AM

FEATURED: NCC, UNICEF donate Covid-19 protective equipment to community volunteers

UNICEF Rwanda and the National Commission for Children (NCC) have partnered to donate hand sanitizers and face masks to Inshuti z’Umuryango/Friends of the family (IZU) to tackle the Covid-29 pandemic. Inshuti z’Umuryango are community-based child and family protection volunteers,...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:44 PM

FEATURED: Satguru Travel & Cargo Services – A veteran company dominating the new age of travel & transport

In a constantly changing travel landscape, Satguru Travel stands like a tall tree with deep roots. With headquarters in Dubai and our roots in Kigali, we have been a flourishing member of the travel industry since our first branch was inaugurated in 1989 at Kigali. Since our operations have...

Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda hosts 3rd MenEngage Alliance Global Symposium

Rwanda this month launched the third MenEngage Alliance Global Symposium, which started with an opening session that was held  in Kigali between November 10 and 12. Following the launch, virtual discussions will continue for the next seven months with an aim of creating space for...

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 3:32 PM

Rwanda National Police receives arms crushing machine

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Thursday, November 19, received shear arms crushing machine from the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA), to facilitate the destruction of obsolete firearms. The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Personnel, Juvenal...

Friday, November 20, 2020, 10:34 AM

FEATURED: World Toilet Day: World Vision supports communities to access improved water and sanitation facilities

Gicumbi, 19th November 2020, World Vision Rwanda in partnership with Gicumbi district officially inaugurated improved water and sanitation facilities that were built in Rutare sector to support the communities’ hygiene and sanitation efforts. In celebration of the World Toilet Day under...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 8:05 PM

Seven killed in Uganda protests after arrest of popular presidential candidate

At least seven people died in violent protests that erupted in Kampala on Wednesday after Ugandan presidential candidate MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine was arrested, police said. Security forces clashed with supporters of the pop star-turned-opposition leader who is President...

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:44 PM

Inside BPR’s insurance finance facility

Recent fire and weather related disasters reported across the country over the last week are a stark reminder of the role of insurance especially for business operators. The incidences are evidence that unforeseen incidents could bring to an end business enterprises that took years to build....

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 1:18 AM

Delivery of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to be piloted in four US states

US pharmaceutical firm, Pfizer Inc. has launched a pilot delivery programme for its experimental Covid-19 vaccine in four U.S. states, as the drugmaker seeks to address distribution challenges facing its ultra-cold storage requirements. Pfizer’s vaccine, which was shown to be more than 90...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10:24 AM

Equity Group grows loan book despite pandemic

Equity Group has reported a 30% growth in its loan book as at 30th September 2020. While releasing the results for Q3 2020, Dr. James Mwangi, Group Managing Director and CEO said, “We grew our loan book by 30% year on year in order to support our customers who saw opportunities of green...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Policemen arrested in vehicle mechanical inspection scam

Rwanda National Police (RNP) have arrested three people for soliciting bribes from motorists seeking automobile inspection services and issuing mechanical certificate to un-roadworthy vehicles. The trio, including two police officers attached to Remera-based automobile inspection centre, was...

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 8:57 PM

Top mobile banking services by BPR

Increasingly, formal banking operations characterized by traditional formal working hours are gradually being replaced with the new era which allows clients to access their accounts and make different transactions at a time and place of their convenience. The transition is facilitated by digital...

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 2:13 AM

EU orders for 300m doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer

The European Commission said on Wednesday it had sealed a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for the supply of up to 300 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate. The move follows Pfizer’s announcement on Monday that its experimental vaccine developed with BioNTech was more than 90%...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 4:17 PM

BK TecHouse unveils new version of school management system

BK TecHouse, a subsidiary of BK Group has unveiled a new version of their school management system Urubuto, an upgrade expected to revolutionize the education sector in the country. The provider of technology solutions for businesses and institutions, released the latest upgrade in October...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 12:57 AM

What you need to know about Aguka Trust Fund

Do you need to have a Bank of Kigali account to invest in Aguka Trust Fund? How can one in the diaspora invest in the fund? These are some of the key concerns and questions that have emerged in regard to the Aguka Trust Fund which launched on 13th October. BK Capital, the investment arm of BK...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

AfDB commits funding to support the Rwanda Coding Academy

The African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation to support the Rwanda Coding Academy, set up to develop top technology talent to drive a booming, innovation-driven digital economy in the country. The Rwanda Coding Academy was set up as a proof-of...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kagame receives envoy from Tshisekedi

President Paul Kagame on Saturday, November 7, received a delegation from the DR Congo which delivered a message from his counterpart Felix Tshisekedi, in view of the existing good ties between the two countries. The DR Congo delegation was led by Ambassador Lolo Wamesa, Ambassador at Large in...

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 7:34 PM

Kagame holds talks with GAVI boss

President Paul Kagame on Friday November 6 held a video conference call with the CEO of Gavi Alliance, Dr Seth Berkley, during which they discussed immunisation and vaccination efforts in Rwanda and globally. Gavi, which stands for Global alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations, is an...

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 12:35 AM

Kigali Arena launches logo contest

QA Venue Solutions Rwanda, the firm that manages Kigali Arena, has announced a logo contest that calls for interested Rwandan creative to design a logo for the country’s multipurpose sporting facility.   The logo that will win the contest will be used not only in the Arena but also on...

Friday, November 6, 2020, 9:36 PM

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