Investment

Kagame in Germany for investment summit

President Paul Kagame on Monday arrived in Berlin, Germany where he joined other African leaders for the G20 Compact with Africa Investment Summit. Launched in 2017, the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the German G20 Presidency to promote private investment in Africa, including...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

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 - 3:56pm

How young entrepreneurs are reaping big in footwear with only Rwf5000 investment

Jeanne de Chantal Umuhorakeye is the cofounder of a shoe making company called Shoe Manufacturing and Shopping Limited, which is located in Kimironko sector, Gasabo District.  After graduating with a degree in Law from Kigali Independent University in 2013, she hopped from one office to...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:07pm

Rwanda’s mining sector evolution through the eyes of an investor

After slightly over 20 years living and working in Rwanda, mining guru David Bensusan is leaving the country as duty calls elsewhere. Bensusan will be flying out to Lagos, Nigeria this week for his new tour of duty as Managing Director of Kian Smith Trade and Company, a mineral exploration...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:06pm

Invest in inclusive infrastructure to ensure sustainable development, Malaysian expert advises government

The national engineering conference was held last week in Kigali, under the theme, Engineering in Rwanda’s Economic Development. The two-day conference, that was graced by Infrastructure Minister Amb Claver Gatete, attracted over 500 delegates in the engineering field from Rwanda, Kenya,...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:57am

Agriculture summit closes with investment commitments

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the continent’s most influential gathering around Africa’s largest economic sector, concluded Saturday in Kigali, with ambitious commitments to deliver billions of dollars in new investments to African farms and agribusinesses.  The forum...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:14am

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 - 12:36am

How East Africa can attract investment in priority sectors

This month’s Development Finance Forum is bringing together public and private sector leaders to talk about how we can drive more private finance in three sectors that are key to development in East Africa: agribusiness, housing finance and tourism.  The region’s leaders see these...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 2:35am

RDB should not rest on its laurels despite stellar achievements

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has just released its annual report and it did not disappoint on all fronts. RDB has been an important cog in the country’s development wheel and managed to attract investments worth $1.67 billion that created close to 40,000 jobs in 2017. Four years ago the...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 9:08am

Kenya, U.S investors ink $100m investment deals

Kenyan and visiting United States investors on Thursday signed agreements valued at 100 million U.S. dollars during a day-long conference in Nairobi. The deals agreed upon cover both public and private sector investments and will mostly be channeled into Big Four leaning projects that focus on...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:55am

Are Rwanda’s tax incentives good for the economy?

Rwanda’s tax incentives are probably too generous and risk being unsustainable in the long run, finance experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday. According to the IMF, the tax-based incentives are important to attract investors, however, in the long run, such...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:41am

Investment promoter scoops award for endorsing Rwanda.

Clarence Fernandes, Chairman, Rwanda Renaissance, was conferred with the “Indo Global Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contribution towards promoting investments and tourism into Rwanda. At a function, in Mumbai, Prof. Aftab Anwar Shaikh, President, Indo Global Chamber of Commerce,...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:01pm