Business

What exactly do business consultants do?

Starting and running a business might not always work as planned and often requires consultancy services to handle difficulties, improve performance and efficiency. Consultancy services play a role to assist in creating solutions to the problems in a business, maximise the company’s...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:22am

What’s next for e-commerce firms post lockdown?

After experiencing an increase in activity amid the COVID-19 lockdown, what’s next for local e-commerce businesses? Can they maintain the momentum? The New Times’ Hudson Kuteesa had an interview with Demilade Oluwasina the Digital Economy Programmes Lead at the African Leadership...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:20am

FEATURED: RIGHT SEAT offers pro bono HR solutions to companies affected by Covid-19

Muraho neza, The past few weeks have been a whirl-wind of emotions. The shock, the disbelief and the angst around the unknown. The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our lives in more ways than one and has asked us to reshuffle the way we live, the work landscape being one of the areas that has...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 1:43pm

How EAC states can harness manufacturing potential during COVID-19

New approaches and new forms of collaboration will be crucial to increase overall resilience of the regional manufacturing sector during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Mathuki, the CEO of the East African Business Council (EABC), stressed on Friday, April 24, while noting that the pandemic...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:10am

Government commits to supporting local tourism’s recovery post COVID-19

The local tourism sector will be one of the beneficiaries of the soon to be launched COVID-19 recovery fund aiming at fostering economic recovery of various economic sectors. With the sector among the worst affected by the COVID19 pandemic with the uncertainty of how soon the sector will recover...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:09am

End of woes in sight for farmers affected by Sebeya River floods

Farmers and the communities who were recently affected by Sebeya River floods in Rubavu District have reassured of relief from potential disaster. The overflow has previously led to the destruction of over 13 hectares of tea and beans plantations and other crops in Kanama and Nyundo sectors....

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:08am

China-Africa trade drops by 14% in the first quarter of 2020

Trade between China and Africa plummeted by around 14 per cent estimated at $41 billion in the first three months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to official figures released by China’s General Administration of Customs. The Chinese economy shrunk by 6.8 per cent in...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:07am

Green gold: The oil crisis and the Corona epidemic have made renewable energy a hot investment opportunity

Try to remember when was the last time you read a newspaper or watched the news and the headlines were not COVID-19 related. Since the virus burst into our lives, media outlets all over the world are constantly updating devoted viewers about the rising numbers of fatalities, the World Health...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:06am

Avenues of economic continuity for small and medium enterprises

With the current COVID-19 Pandemic wrecking havoc across the globe, most businesses communities across all walks of life are going to face hard economic situations that will affect their growth. The pandemic has led to slow down on boarder movement between countries meaning there is reduction in...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:04am

Are you adequately covered against rain-related disasters?

Rwanda is currently experiencing its first season of rains which the Meteorology department have warned will be heavier than usual consequently destroying property. This is not the first advent of higher than usual rain the country is experiencing, in recent months, heavy rains and storms across...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:52pm

Rwandan bankers adopt virtual classes to avoid course interruption

Rwandan Bankers’ Association has turned to virtual classes to ensure the continuance of ongoing basic training course for bankers under the Rwanda Academy of Finance, an initiative involved in training different staff levels in the financial sector to acquaint them with international...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 9:32am

10 regional private sector recommendations to mitigate economic impact of COVID-19

The East African Business Council (EABC) has issued a number of recommendations to governments to enable them to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on regional economies. The recommendations are around key economic areas such as banking,   mobile money, tax reliefs, vulnerable groups...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:21am

COVID-19 places Africa and renewable energy at historic turning point

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout the world, we realize every day how little we actually know about the virus and its various implications. While the debate on the social, economic and political effects is at its infancy, there is one thing everybody can agree on: the pandemic is...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:20am

Understanding cooperative societies

Cooperative societies are autonomous associations of people that come together democratically to cater for their needs and interests. They are ways of conducting forms of businesses other than companies and they must register with the registrar of cooperatives after fulfilling all the requirements...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:19am

Four college students develop tech-system to reduce motor insurance losses

Four students from Kigali Integrated College (KIC) have developed an application dubbed “Electronic Claims Management System” that will help eliminate scammers or corrupted individuals who deliberately hike repairing cost for damaged vehicles and lead insurance companies into losses...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:10am

Survivor finds solace in improving lives through nutrition

At the tender age of one, Ange Marie Mukagahima was orphaned by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that claimed all her family members. The killings started when the family of five, consisting of three daughters and the parents were staying in Ngororero district in Western Province. Only...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:09am

Risks COVID-19 poses to regional financial sector

As it emerges that a recession is eminent on the African continent affecting business across the continent, eyes are on the financial sector on their role in rescuing enterprises. With a number of supply chains and businesses having halt their operations, they will be seeking capital to resume...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:08am

AfDB seeking ideas to beat COVID-19 pandemic

Do you have any viable ideas to help curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus? The African Development Bank welcomes them. The African Development Bank and partners are set to host an online Challenge from 16 to 19 April 2020. The 72-hour competition is a global ‘hackathon’ to...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:07am

Facebook launches tools to keep faith-based communities connected amid COVID-19

Facebook has launched key resources to help faith groups stay connected and engaged during the current COVID-19 outbreak. The resources include the “Faith on Facebook Resource Hub” and the Faith on Facebook toolkit, both providing guidance and step-by-step tips that faith-based groups...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:06am

What shape recovery should we expect in the aftermath of COVID-19 crisis

At the beginning of the outbreak, COVID-19 impacts were underrated; policymakers, analysts and different economists predicted a V-shape recovery in the aftermath of the crisis. However, with the significant global impact the virus has had on several sectors, a V-shape recovery would be a fantasy...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:05am

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