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GroFin and USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub partner to increase access to finance for East African agribusiness SMEs
10-10-2017 | 13:35:00
GroFin, a development financier which specialises in providing finance and support to small and growing businesses, has received a grant from USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.
Marriott International continues extensive expansion in Africa
10-10-2017 | 09:27:00
From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Kigali, Rwanda, Marriott International today announced further expansion plans in Africa with seven new hotel signings.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: East Africa edtech success stories
09-10-2017 | 10:41:00
Today, new technologies including information communication technology (ICT) and e-learning have become the driving force in the education sector in Kenya.
StatesDuka debuts in East Africa with budget online shopping model
05-10-2017 | 16:08:44
Statesduka.com is the first budget online shopping and shipping website serving Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
SAP Skills for Africa delivers 52 skilled graduates to drive digital transformation in East Africa
04-10-2017 | 08:12:00
Digital transformation initiatives in East Africa received a welcome boost as 52 skilled youth graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program.
Randell Torno appointed CEO of RESTANCE to lead East African economic development strategy
29-09-2017 | 11:35:26
RESTANCE, Inc has announced a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the Company's East African Economic Development Strategy.
[Rwanda] Bugesera airport, infrastructure projects to grow economy to 6.2 per cent, government
28-09-2017 | 11:10:46
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete has expressed confidence that the economy would attain the projected 6.2% growth as a result of positive trends across various sectors.
Symbion and Highland Group sign $100 million equity investment agreement for Rwanda methane gas projects
22-09-2017 | 08:24:55
Symbion Energy and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (HGHL) have signed an agreement that will see HGHL co-invest $100 million towards the implementation of a $370 million, 106 megawatts of methane gas generated power
South African Customs Union and East African Community deliberate on tripartite Free Trade Area market access
18-09-2017 | 11:03:11
South Africa has played host to the 11th bilateral meeting between Trade Ministers of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the East African Community (EAC).
[Rwanda] S&P Global Ratings places economic outlook as stable
12-09-2017 | 13:04:00
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed its 'B/B' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Rwanda. The outlook is stable.
Liquid Telecom upgrades East Africa Fibre Ring to 100G delivering faster speeds across the region
11-09-2017 | 13:34:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has completed 100G upgrades to key routes on the East Africa Fibre Ring.
[Rwanda] Weak export prices, drought dip economic growth, World Bank
11-09-2017 | 10:30:00
Rwanda’s economic growth has been slowing down since mid-2016 resulting in a 6percent growth in 2016 and in 4.2 percent annualized growth in the first quarter of 2017.
Indian entrepreneurs to invest in Rwanda with focus on food processing, renewable energy and ICT
06-09-2017 | 08:10:00
Over 200 Indian entrepreneurs have expressed interest investing in Rwanda’s various business projects including food processing, renewable energy and ICT.
Indian firms to open operations in Rwanda, transfer tech to local startups
24-08-2017 | 11:35:00
Databases of some 230 young Indian technologies engaged in more than 26 value chains are ready for acquisition by Rwandan entrepreneurs and business startups, officials have revealed.
Rwanda lays foundation stone of the $700 million Bugesera International Airport
18-08-2017 | 09:29:00
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has laid the foundation stone of the country’s newest transportation hub, the Bugesera International Airport.
L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals establishes its first subsidiary in Rwanda
17-08-2017 | 11:39:00
L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals LLC, a global pharmaceutical company with a mission to discover, develop and commercialize innovative and safe therapies for cancer has announced the establishment of L.E.A.F. Rwanda Ltd.
Rwandair granted seventh freedom rights to set base in Benin
14-08-2017 | 11:22:09
RwandAir the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has been granted the seventh freedom rights by the Government of Benin.
[Rwanda] National Employment Program receives $7 million to boost job creation
24-07-2017 | 11:20:48
The Government of Rwanda and Sweden have signed financing agreement worth US$ 7.4 million to support National Employment Program.
SAP Skills for Africa launches East African chapter with participation from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia
19-07-2017 | 14:44:35
SAP Skills for Africa has launched its first-ever East African programme at an event held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rwanda and World Bank sign agreement to expand acquisition of quality skills
19-07-2017 | 10:45:22
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank have signed a $ 120 million to support the expansion of opportunities for the acquisition of quality, market-relevant skills in selected economic sectors.
Farming financing programs set to secure international demand for produce from small farmers in Rwanda and Tanzania
19-07-2017 | 08:24:32
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are launching smallholder farmer financing programs with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security among vulnerable people in Rwanda and Tanzania.
[Startup Interview] Frank Balestra, Founder, AB Minerals & Made for Africa Eco-Friendly solution
18-07-2017 | 12:46:00
Frank Balestra is a Canadian who has lived in Africa the better part of the last five years, both in the DRC and Rwanda. This has given him a good understanding of the people, the African culture, the countries and the coltan industry.
Rwanda, World Bank sign agreement to increase electricity access through off grid renewable energy
17-07-2017 | 12:20:00
Rwanda Minister of Finance and Economic Panning, Claver Gatete and World Bank Country Manager for Rwanda, Yasser El Gammal have signed a $50 million Scaling-Up Energy Renewable Program (SREP) financing agreement.
Mobisol secures additional loan facility from Finnfund to light homes
17-07-2017 | 08:42:32
Mobisol has strengthened its capital base by an additional substantial senior loan facility from Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.), following an already provided senior loan in 2016
Court declines to stop East African Community member states from signing Economic Partnership Agreement
12-07-2017 | 07:32:00
The East African Court of Justice has declined to grant orders to stop East African Community Partner States which have not signed the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) not to sign the same.
Rwanda and UK sign development partnership agreement for 2 years
10-07-2017 | 15:05:00
The Government of Rwanda and the United Kingdom through the Department for International Development (DFID) have signed a Development Partnership Agreement for 2 years.
Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville to strengthen cooperation on public finance management, taxation
07-07-2017 | 10:40:04
Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville have signed an agreement establishing a framework under which the two countries can cooperate in various areas of interest.
[Column] Tony Elumelu: Demystifying African Business Myths
03-07-2017 | 10:30:00
Though the story line on Africa has progressed – it is no longer about “saving” Africa, but how best to promote investments in Africa – there is still work to be done to tackle inaccurate information about Africa that persists in mainstream media.
Dangote Industries to get $1b Afreximbank Financing for Intra-African Trade
03-07-2017 | 10:12:28
The African Export-Import Bank has in Kigali signed agreements to provide financing facilities totaling $1.11 billion to support African entities engaged in intra-African trade.
Rwanda welcomes G 20 Compact with Africa Initiative
30-06-2017 | 15:00:00
Rwanda has recommended the G20 for Compact with Africa, an initiative that supports reliable financial framework in order to increase investment opportunities.
RwandAir enables Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB cards for online tickets payments
28-06-2017 | 07:49:50
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has enabled Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB credit cards for online tickets payments.
RwandAir set to fly to Brussels Airport from July 2017
15-06-2017 | 16:21:24
Rwanda national carrier, RwandAir is set to commence non-stop flights from Kigali to Brussels, in Belgium next month.
Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana renewable energy projects emerge winners of $7m Access Co-Development Facility competition
09-06-2017 | 09:19:00
Access Power is delighted to announce the three winners of the 2017 US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility.
MTN kicks off employee volunteer program with call to share knowledge
01-06-2017 | 09:57:57
MTN Group is inviting social media users across Africa and the Middle East to join its employees in a virtual campaign to break down traditional barriers to education.
[Rwanda] Telecom Regulator hits MTN with $8.5m fine
30-05-2017 | 09:42:16
Rwanda’s telecom industry regulator has fined MTN Rwanda Rwf7 billion (approx. $8.5 million) for running its IT services outside the country in breach of its license.
World Bank Supports Rwanda Road Development with $81m credit
29-05-2017 | 11:38:59
The World Bank has approved an $81 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to support Rwanda’s transport sector.
Rwanda and India Exim Bank ink $81 million deal to fund TVET
25-05-2017 | 16:33:44
The government of Rwanda and India Export Import Bank have signed a financing agreement worth $ 81 Million to support the establishment of integrated Technical Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) system.
RwandAir to acquire its fourth Boeing 737-800 aircraft
25-05-2017 | 06:21:00
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, is expecting the delivery of another brand new state of the art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft equipped with in flight connectivity.
Efacec Power Solutions to build three electricity substations in Rwanda
19-05-2017 | 12:43:00
Efacec has been chosen by the winning consortium of the international tender launched by the Republic of Rwanda for the construction of three new 200kV substations. These infrastructures are essential to distribute power to the country’s rural areas, such as Rwabusoro, Mamba e Rilima.
KG&A Advertising secures Africa wide broadcasting media partnership
11-05-2017 | 09:26:00
Fast growing strategic communications firm KG&A Advertising has secured a partnership with pan African broadcast content provider, Orama Media Group to manage its media space and offer strategic research across Africa for its soon-to-be-launched This Week in Africa business programme.
Government of Rwanda and Mastercard partner to promote its move to a cashless economy
08-05-2017 | 10:14:23
The Government of Rwanda and Mastercard have reaffirmed their shared commitment to the development of strong digital platforms to meet the needs of the country's citizens and work towards Rwanda's goal of promoting a cashless society.
Rwandair to link Harare and Lusaka route
04-05-2017 | 12:15:00
RwandAir is set to link the Harare and Lusaka route following its recent maiden introduction of the direct flight from Kigali to Harare early in April. The airline will pick and drop passengers from Kigali going to Lusaka via Harare
AFD, KAM provide green energy financing in East Africa
02-05-2017 | 12:43:53
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) held a high level workshop on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance Programme (SUNREF) East Africa to discuss among other things, the opportunities and challenges of SUNREF since its inception in Kenya in 2011.
[Rwanda] Construction of $2 million cross border market facilities takes off
27-04-2017 | 16:36:00
Construction of new and modern cross border market facilities worth $2.2 million has commenced in Rusizi at the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following the ground breaking ceremony. Hon. Francois Kanimba, the Minister for Trade, Industry and East African Affairs (MINEACOM) presided over the event.
Aids Healthcare Foundation hits 10 year Milestone in Rwanda
27-04-2017 | 12:00:00
In 2006, The AIDS Healthcare Foundation commenced operations in Rwanda, in collaboration with the government through the Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) as part of its global mission to provide cutting edge medicine to people living with HIV.
[Rwanda] Small businesses set to grow fortunes with $1 million boost from Mastercard
27-04-2017 | 11:14:00
In support of Rwanda’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth has confirmed its commitment to a grant of up to $1 million over three years to support the growth of small business owners in Rwanda.
EAC partner states undertaking reforms in implementing the Common Market Protocol, Scorecard
27-04-2017 | 11:08:49
The East African Community Partner States have undertaken a number of reforms over the past four years to facilitate implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol, this is according to the East African Common Market Scorecard.
Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought - Report
14-04-2017 | 09:17:00
East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.
Cross border trade between EAC member states and DR Congo eased with new agreement
10-04-2017 | 07:34:23
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate projects that will improve cross border trade and enhance trade links between the country and East Africa Community member states.
80 Moroccan companies break ground in Rwanda at the Africa Business Connect 2017
07-04-2017 | 16:27:01
Over 500 high-level delegates from Morocco and Rwanda gathered in Rwanda for the African Business Connect 2017 which has seen the signing of key agreements including between the National Federation of Electricity and Renewable energy and private developers within the renewable energy sector in Rwanda.
RwandAir to begin flying to London Gatwick Airport in May
05-04-2017 | 12:50:00
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has announced that it will commence three weekly flights to London Gatwick International Airport, in the United Kingdom effective 26th May, 2017.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences launches in Rwanda
04-04-2017 | 13:19:31
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, today announce the launch of AIMS in Rwanda.
Rwanda railway line to delay until 2030 on Ugandan delay
30-03-2017 | 10:30:00
The much anticipated railway line in Rwanda will delay until 2030 – East African Legislative assembly members meeting in Kigali have said.
RwandAir launches direct flights from Accra to Lagos
27-03-2017 | 09:21:00
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has recently launched direct flights from Accra to Lagos as part of the Airline’s route expansion project in 2017.
Rwanda to host premier Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue conference
22-03-2017 | 07:45:21
The Internet Society has announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda.
D.light reaches over 4800 off grid households with Pay-Go- Solar home system in six months
21-03-2017 | 11:38:41
With 120,000 units sold, almost all within the first six months of its October 2016 global launch, d.light's D30 Pay-Go solar home system is proving to be the fastest pay-as-you-go off-grid solar product to reach scale.
[Rwanda] Peat power project to reach three quarters of population with no electricity
13-03-2017 | 16:13:29
A $350 million deal to finance an 80 megawatt (MW) peat to power project in Rwanda, which will improve access to electricity for the three quarters of the country's population that is currently off the grid, has reached financial close.
Nine African countries commit to protect Congo Basin with Blue Fund
10-03-2017 | 08:19:43
Ministers from nine African nations (Morocco, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and Rwanda) have today gathered in Oyo at the invitation of the President of the Republic of the Congo to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the creation of the Congo Basin Blue Fund.
Ciru Miring’u appointed head of East Africa operations at Nestlé
10-03-2017 | 08:19:24
Nestlé has announced the appointment of Kenyan, Ciru Miring’u as head of the company’s operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Ciru becomes the first local manager to head the East African cluster of the Swiss based world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company.
East Africa Business Council endorses Africa’s first ever cross cultural summit for CEOs
07-03-2017 | 06:45:00
The East Africa Business Council, the region’s umbrella body for the business community, has endorsed the premier summit in Africa targeting CEOs, Managing Directors and heads of public institutions in East Africa.
AgDevCo invests in Rwandan mushroom grower group
03-03-2017 | 06:27:44
Social impact agribusiness investor AgDevCo has announced a $0.45m debt investment into a Rwandan mushroom grower. The company, Kigali Farms, is completing a modern button mushroom production facility in Musanze District in the shadow of the Volcanoes National Park.
[Rwanda] 60 youth led agribusiness projects set for $72,000 funding
02-03-2017 | 14:16:35
Close to 60 agribusiness projects being run by young people across Rwanda have been listed to receive approximately $12,000 each in funding after the signing of an agreement between Business Development Fund (BDF) and Private Sector Federation (PSF).
[Rwanda] Economy to remain buoyant in 2017, Central Bank
02-03-2017 | 09:09:53
Rwanda’s economy is expected to remain stable and resilient in 2017 despite the downside risks registered in 2016.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: 3 worth-it benefits of mobile learning in Rwanda
21-02-2017 | 12:51:26
M-learning is education that uses primarily mobile or electronic devices. M-learning is similar to home-schooling in the sense that you can learn anywhere.
Microsoft East Africa and Liquid Telecom partner to accelerate cloud adoption in Africa
21-02-2017 | 10:24:21
Microsoft East Africa and pan-African data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom have announced a new partnership to develop the access and use of cloud services across the continent.
MTN launches MoKash savings, loan service in Rwanda
20-02-2017 | 09:40:00
MTN mobile money subscribers have a new avenue to save and borrow money thanks to a new platform, known as MoKash.
Research Calls for New Approach to Youth Employment Training Strategies in Africa
20-02-2017 | 09:30:00
Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa.
Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda in joint tourism drive
20-02-2017 | 07:12:32
In a move meant to easily reach and capture more tourists, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have come together to launch the first of its kind East African destination portal.
Drought pushing food prices up in East Africa, FAO
15-02-2017 | 06:13:00
Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.
[Rwanda] Kigali International Airport ranked best in East Africa
10-02-2017 | 17:15:07
Kigali International Airport has been ranked the best airport in East Africa and second best in Africa by Canadian travel and hospitality firm, Sleeping Airports.