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FEATURED: Radisson Hotel Group launches Hybrid Solutions in bid to cope with ‘new normal’

The global hotel chain, Radisson Hotel Group has announced a new product dubbed Hybrid Solutions incorporating Hybrid Rooms and Hybrid Meetings. Radisson Hotel Group’s Hybrid Meetings combine the best of meeting in person and virtually, offering a reliable image,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 11:59am

Why SMEs in horticulture struggle to get funding

Lack of preparation, poor bookkeeping and inability to write good proposals is hindering local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in horticulture from accessing funds from the €16.2m scheme. The €16.2m Investment in Horticultural Development in Rwanda (HortInvest) is a four-year...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:47pm

Will new solar powered irrigation scheme end farmers' woes?

On a semi-arid 10 hectares in Kiramuruzi Sector in Gatsibo District, women and men are harvesting healthy onions and cabbages. For them, it is the first time they harvest such yields during Agricultural season C that usually face drought. The vegetable farmers from semi-arid districts of...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:47am

Water shortage, food insecurity, and climate change call for extensive regional cooperation

International borders have had a crucial meaning since the dawn of mankind. Armies have fought to determine where the border will cross, millions of people have died to defend borders (or break through them), and politicians are constantly talking about the need to maintain and protect them. But...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:07am

Explained: Bank accounts’ ‘hidden’ costs and charges

Opening a bank account for the most partly signifies the start of a new era in a customer’s financial life. With opening a bank account getting easier and seemingly cost-free by the day, few are aware of costs that they incur to manage their accounts. It is also possible to also open an...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:29am

Corporate Moves: MTN Rwanda’s CTO heads to Facebook

Fabrice Ndatira who has been serving as MTN Rwanda Chief Technology Officer is leaving the telcom to join popular social media network Facebook, Doing Business has gathered. Ndatira has been working at MTN Rwanda since August 2018. Prior to that, he worked at Airtel Rwanda as Chief Technology...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 8:49am

Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on local basket-weaving industry

Rwandan basket weavers are urging Rwandans to buy locally produced baskets since most of the products were previously exported.  ‘Agaseke’, or Rwandan traditional basket has been a very essential part of everyday Rwandan life that started many years back in Ruhango District and...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:04am

Mauritian firm enters Kigali International Finance Centre

A Mauritian Corporate Service Provider, Juris Tax is the latest entrant into the Kigali International Finance Centre. Kigali International Finance Centre (KIFC), is an initiative that seeks to position Rwanda as a business and financial hub in Africa, as well as reforming the financial...

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 9:04pm

FEATURED: Report on localization of humanitarian and development action in Rwanda launched

A virtual event organized by Trócaire on September 10th, 2020, launched the Localisation Research Report titled ‘’’The contribution of various actors towards localisation of humanitarian and development action in Rwanda’’. This launch brought together 63...

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 8:30am

FEATURED: 20 youths enter entrepreneurship summer camp

First batch of 20 young entrepreneurs have started a two-week summer camp intended to produce innovators of the Covid-19 era and beyond. The first-of-its-kind camp brought together finalists and alumni of the Kigali Independent University (ULK) and its polytechnique arm.  It aims at...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 10:09am

What do banks consider when processing loans?

Capital is one of the core things that any business must have in order to smoothly run its operations. However, a common obstacle for start-ups is lack of capital. This, according to various reports has been made worse due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has halted businesses. In...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:01pm

Africa has fared better than other continents on Covid-19; on to other challenges

It has only been a few months since Covid-19 broke into our lives, but it seems like our reality has completely shifted. The first reports of a mysterious virus came in the first weeks of 2020, then came the pictures of millions under lockdown in the city of Wuhan, and then, all hell broke loose....

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:06pm

Does Virtual Reality technology have a place in Rwandan ecosystem?

Players in the IT sector and beyond have been urged look into pursuing solutions from Virtual Reality, as its bound to have a greater impact on technology trends in the near future and have wider application in business, social life, and so on. Virtual reality involves simulated experience that...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:01pm

TikTok submits proposal to U.S. authorities to resolve security concerns

Video-sharing social networking company TikTok said on Monday that it had submitted a proposal to the U.S. administration to resolve its "security concerns." "We can confirm that we've submitted a proposal to the Treasury Department which we believe would resolve the...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:17am

What would it take to have more green buildings in Kigali?

The words ‘green buildings’are hard to miss duringtalks and projections of the ideal City of Kigali in coming years. What would it take to actualize the projections and plans? The City of Kigali is urging real estate developers to consider investing in green buildings as Rwanda moves...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 9:03am

Hexakomb’s founder features on Under 40 CEO ranking

Ernest Kayinamura the Chief Executive Officer of Hexakomb has featured on Under 40 CEOs, a continental initiative celebrating young business leaders aged 40 and under from East, West and South Africa The initiative  conducts research and celebrates young business leaders in Africa with a...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:02am

FEATURED: Equity Group wins coveted Oslo Business for Peace Award

James Mwangi, Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings Plc and Executive Chairman Equity Group Foundation, has been awarded honoured with the prestigious 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award which is also described as the “Nobel Prize for Business.” Honourees are chosen...

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:28am

FEATURED: 5+ Best African Safari Specials Post-Covid-19 (Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg, Cape Town, Kenya, Nigeria)

The Kruger National Park, with its expanse of around two million hectares on the North-East side of South Africa, features pristine wilderness inhabited by a great variety of incredible animal species living undisturbed in their natural habitat. Guests to the Kruger Park have a choice in...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 5:28pm

What to consider when deciding on a debit or credit card

In today’s modern world, debit cards and credit cards are some of the tools that have proven to be irreplaceable. However, not everyone knows how to pick the right card for themselves. Besides, there is need to clearly understand the differences between the two cards as well as their...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 11:46am

US Big Tech is worth more than the Entire European Stock Market, how can you profit from it?

The most common wisdom is the one that comes in retrospect. Experts always know how to explain why one candidate won the election, even though during the campaign it was estimated that she had no chance of beating her opponent. Others analyze how one football team won the tournament, after keeping...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 11:06am

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