Ten things we know about the Rwanda-Qatar Airways deal

Rwanda and Qatar Airways on Monday signed three agreements that saw the two parties set up a joint venture to build, own, and operate the new airport in Bugesera District.  It is the same airport that was under construction previously under the name Bugesera International...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:36 AM

How close are we to HIV cure and vaccine?

Among the avenues that will put healthcare ahead of HIV/Aids is the development of vaccines, cures and multiple prevention mechanisms. Scientists and activists who spoke to The New Times on the sidelines of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA...

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:14 AM

PSG reveals why they chose to work with Rwanda

Officials from French football club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have said that the decision to pursue the recently signed three-year sponsorship deal was informed by Rwanda’s attributes driven by innovation and youth-focused. Rwanda on Wednesday announced a three-year sponsorship deal of an...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10:59 PM

How Rwandan brands will benefit from the PSG deal

Rwandan brands are upbeat on the opportunities that will stem from the newly signed partnership agreement between the government and French football club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). This is Rwanda’s second football club sponsorship deal following a three-year deal signed with Arsenal FC in...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 11:40 PM

10 things to know about Rwanda-PSG deal

Rwanda and French Football club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have announced a three-year sponsorship deal. This is the second partnership deal with a football club following on a three year deal with Arsenal FC in May 2018. Following an interview with The New Times, Rwanda Development...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 11:47 AM

French football giants PSG to promote brand Rwanda

Following a successful partnership with Arsenal, Rwanda has now signed a deal with French football club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), arguably the most successful club in French history.  The PSG deal aims at promoting the visibility of Rwandan brands and tourism. READ ALSO: 10 things...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 11:19 AM

What is holding back the fight against HIV/AIDS?

Despite efforts and investment by governments and non-government stakeholders in the fight against HIV/Aids, the continent is yet to free itself from the disease. Statistics show that though there is progress often, there remains key vulnerabilities that often see the contraction rates remain...

Monday, December 2, 2019, 1:05 AM

Genetically modified foods unnecessary for now, former Ethiopian Premier

As African countries seek solutions to feed their growing populations at a time characterized by unreliable weather patterns and climate change, there is debate as to whether genetically modified foods (GMO) are the solution. The argument’s participants have been split on the GMOs ability...

Monday, December 2, 2019, 12:53 AM

What values should Rwandan firms stand for?

What values should Rwandan firms stand for beyond profits? Should they pursue ambitions beyond profits?  These were some of the conversations at a recent business leaders gathering, Rwanda CEO summit, which attracted over 100 business leaders involved in different sectors of the...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Govt seeks to increase economic contribution of the creative sector

The government is seeking to increase the contribution of the creative sector to the economy and job creation. According to Rwanda Development Board Chief Executive Clare Akamanzi, they are borrowing a leaf from economies that have been able to have up to 10 per cent contribution from the sector...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ex-Ethiopian PM on why Rwanda was named new home for continental agric body

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said that Rwanda was selected to host the headquarters of the African Green Revolution Forum for the next five years due to its commitment to agriculture transformation.  Hailemariam is the new Chairperson for the Alliance for a Green...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1:12 AM

Is EAC ready for Fourth Industrial Revolution?

East African region’s industrialisation levels remain fairly low with contribution to Gross Domestic Product estimated at about 9 per cent. The bloc’s goal in regards to targets is to raise industrialisation contribution to about 25 per cent by 2032. East African Community first came...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandan start-ups catch investors’ attention in Dubai

Two Rwandan Start-ups caught the attention of global investors in Dubai, UAE in the previous week where they were pitching their firms in search of partnerships. The start-ups, Engineering Hub and Quip.link, were part of the finalists in the Dubai Chamber’s Start-up mentoring programme...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Tech experts predict rise in cyber threats in 2020

Its dull forecast in the African and global cybersecurity sector as Kaspersky researchers predict a growth frequency and sophistication of cyber threats in 2020. Going forward, the experts predict that threats will not only become more targeted, they are also likely to diversify under the...

Monday, November 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Dubai lays out plans for Kigali dry port

The owners of Dubai Ports (DP) World Kigali Logistics Platform, a new modern inland cargo handling facility, are considering the feasibility of running it as a regional e-commerce hub. The $35 million facility, launched in October this year, sits on 13 hectares and features an Inland Container...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda courts UAE investors at global meet

The government and members of the private sector are seeking to increase the involvement of the United Arab Emirates in the Rwandan economy and have gone on a charm offensive at the ongoing 2019 Global Business Forum Africa. At the summit underway in Dubai, Rwanda is represented by a delegation...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Umurenge Saccos recover Rwf5 billion

Rwf5 billion of the estimated Rwf10 billion that was lost, stolen or misappropriated from Umurenge Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) has so far been recovered, the Central Bank has confirmed. The Rwf10 billion loss emerged during the 2018 National Dialogue Council and was attributed to...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 1:02 AM

Non-traditional exports buoy international trade

Non-traditional exports such as fortified foods and cement have buoyed Rwanda’s international trade at a time when international commodity prices remain unstable globally. Previously, traditional exports such as coffee, tea and mineral were the most dominant. However, the global commodity...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Vincent Gatete to head Karisimbi business partners

Vincent Gatete has been appointed to head Karisimbi Business Partners as Chief Executive Officer and is expected to take on the position On Monday, 18th November. Karisimbi Business Partners is a leading business advisory firm with about 10 years of experience in the local market and in the...

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Loans getting cheaper, central bank says

Rwandans can expect lending rates by local banks to go down over the coming months going by the current trend. Rwandan banks’ lending rates have begun showing a declining trend in response to lower central bank rate and have since declined to 16.47 per cent in the first three quarters of...

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12:00 AM