Experts call for ‘clear, bold’ industrialisation blueprint

Rwanda needs to pursue a clear and bold strategy on industrialisation if it is to achieve its ambitious midterm target of attaining upper middle-income status by 2035, according to business experts. The call comes in the wake of a review of the country’s industrial policy and experts say...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:13 AM

Youth-led research highlights challenges in hospitality sector

Negative perceptions about the hospitality and tourism sector, struggles to find opportunities to gain practical skills and the prevailing deficiency of employable skills, are some of the key challenges that hinder young people from joining the hospitality sector. This is according to a new youth-...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 11:47 PM

BK TecHouse boss scoops award for best innovator in East Africa

Régis Rugemanshuro, the Chief Executive Officer of BK TecHouse has been recognised as the Innovator of the Year in East Africa at this year’s regional All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA). Rugemanshuro is among the top business leaders and individuals that exemplified excellence and...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 1:00 PM

Africa’s aviation industry captains chart new course

Africa’s aviation market is predicted to top the global charts over the next 20 years. The industry growth is projected to be around 6 per cent on an annual basis, and it is a sector that many players believe has untapped potential. At the moment, however, Africa accounts for less than 2 per...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 10:34 PM

NAS to invest $50 million in Africa over the next three years

National Aviation Services (NAS), a Kuwait-based aviation services firm, has earmarked some $50 million investments for Africa over the next three years, Hassan El-Houry, the Group chief executive officer has said. El-Houry revealed this at the fourth Ground Handling International Stakeholders...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:41 PM

Continental aviation meet opens in Kigali

The State Minister in Charge of Transport, Jean De Dieu Uwihanganye, Tuesday night officially opened a three-day event dubbed the ‘African Ground Handling International Stakeholders’ Conference’, the first to be held outside South Africa. It is a major conference that...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:44 PM

What the China-Africa $60 billion deal promises

Scores of Heads of State and Government from Africa and other representatives convened in China’s capital Beijing for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit. The forum is about advancing economic ties and facilitating African nations to promote and realise their...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12:00 AM

Morroco tops Africa in implementing SDGs

The inaugural index on how African countries are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals was released on Monday in Kigali, indicating that Morocco is on top of countries that are making strides in implementing the global goals. The report, the Africa SDG Index and Dashboards Report 2018,...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 3:32 PM

UK committed to boosting trade ties as Brexit deadline looms – Jo Lomas

The United Kingdom (UK) has committed to boosting its trade relations with Rwanda and other African countries as the deadline for Brexit looms, Jo Lomas, the UK High Commissioner to Rwanda has said. Lomas was addressing the media in Kigali on UK’s plans about its relationship with Africa...

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 12:44 AM

President Akufo-Addo meets Ghanaian community in Rwanda

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo arrived in Kigali on Thursday and met the Ghanaian community in Rwanda that included people who are engaged in different work activities as well as students. Akufo-Addo is in Kigali to attend the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) being held...

Friday, September 7, 2018, 12:13 AM

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung to train young professionals

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), the oldest and one of the biggest German political foundations, has kicked off operations in Rwanda with a core mission of training young professionals in the country. FES gets its name from Friedrich Ebert, who was the first democratically elected President of...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 11:57 PM

Call for investments in technology as conservation forum concludes

This year’s edition of the “Conversation on Conservation” that took place in Kigali this week ended with a call from participants to invest more in technology innovations to sustain the country’s conservation efforts. The forum, the fourth of its kind, brought together over...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 12:36 AM

FOCAC: First Lady attends key meet on HIV/AIDS prevention, control

First Lady Jeannette Kagame, along with her counterparts from Africa, attended a key conference on HIV/AIDS prevention and control themed ‘Join Hands for a Future Free of AIDS.” The conference, which took place on the sidelines of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2018 (FOCAC),...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 2:31 AM

New startup accelerator to nurture technology innovations in tourism

A new startup accelerator, ‘HuzaX’, has debuted in Rwanda and is aiming at accelerating digital tourism in the country through mentoring and investing in students and early stage startups. Yan Kwizera, a Rwandan technology entrepreneur behind the accelerator, said that they have a...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10:46 PM

How Rwanda plans to leapfrog straight to the fourth industrial revolution

What is the fourth industrial revolution? This has always been the first question that comes to the minds of people not just in Rwanda but in other parts of the world as well, especially in the developed countries. Think about the drones you have seen in Rwanda supplying blood to rural hospitals...

Saturday, September 1, 2018, 12:02 AM

Govt moves to protect miners

A new law on mining and quarry operations, which was gazetted recently, could protect health and safety of workers who operate in mining sites and quarries. The law outlines various measures, including financial penalties for operators who fail to comply with health and safety standards in mineral...

Friday, August 31, 2018, 11:44 PM

UK based firm wins tender for Rwanda methane gas projects

UK-based firm, Clarke Energy, has been named the preferred bidder for two power plants in Rwanda which will generate power from Lake Kivu, a statement released this week has indicated. The statement noted that the projects will include approximately 25 gas engines from General Electric’s...

Friday, August 31, 2018, 1:23 AM

The three books President Kagame recommends for the youth to read

President Paul Kagame has revealed the three books that he thinks the youth should read. This follows his recent interactive meeting with young Rwandan professionals which took place in Kigali in which one of the participants asked him to recommend books that he thinks the youth can read for...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 11:13 AM

Top six sources of FDIs to Rwanda in 2017 revealed

Europe is the leading source of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) to Rwanda, with Portugal, United Kingdom (U.K.), Germany and Spain among the leading sources, according to latest statistics from Rwanda Development Board (RDB). RDB’s 2017 annual report indicates that collective investments...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 2:11 AM

Tracking the impact of foreign scholarships

Last week, several embassies representing their countries in Rwanda bade farewell to Rwandan students going to pursue different courses abroad, including in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. China offered 12 scholarships to Rwandan students, the Netherlands 28, the United Arab Emirates 20, while...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 1:49 AM