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[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: What 2022 portends for East Africa
14-01-2022 | 14:50:03
As the East African Community, EAC, member states eye innovative ways of deepening integration and trading more with each other, the bloc and individual countries are putting in place mechanisms, policies and legislation that seek to address longstanding hiccups that have put the brakes on seamless regional trade.
Liquid Home Rwanda spreads the festive cheer by adding more internet capacity to customer packages
13-01-2022 | 13:39:01
This festive season Liquid Intelligent Technologies Rwanda, a business of Cassava Technologies, is bringing cheer to its customers by increasing internet capacity on existing home packages while keeping it at the same price.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies brought seamless connectivity to the Hanga Pitchfest in Rwanda
13-01-2022 | 13:28:17
The leading provider of digital services in Rwanda, Liquid Intelligent Technologies partnered with the Rwandan Ministry of ICT & Innovation and Rwanda Development board to provide seamless connectivity at the Hanga Pitchfest 2021
Agile software is a boon to manufacturing for Ghana and Rwanda
12-01-2022 | 09:01:00
Processes originally aimed at speedy application development are giving manufacturers the tools to build the next generation of urban-flight and space vehicles in Africa.
WFP and Impact Hub Kigali launch programme to support food system innovations in Rwanda
07-01-2022 | 09:33:00
WFP and Impact Hub Kigali (IHK), with the support of USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are launching the IGNITE Food Systems Challenge in Rwanda to foster locally-driven solutions to tackle food systems challenges.
Equity Bank Rwanda hailed by the Africa Banker 2021 as the leading Bank in Rwanda
03-01-2022 | 11:22:14
For the second consecutive year, Equity Bank Rwanda has received the top award as the Bank of the Year Rwanda 2021 during the Bank of the Year Awards 2021 by The Banker.
[Rwanda] Over 80% of youth don't employ Agritech innovation, survey
29-12-2021 | 09:59:00
A new report dubbed “The Future of Africa’s Agriculture - An assessment of the role of Youth and Technology” has established that only 18 per cent of them use agri-tech innovation in Rwanda.
Rwanda Standards Board launches a $125,000 project automating its services
23-12-2021 | 13:54:27
The automation is expected to drastically reduce the time and cost of seeking various services from the board by the business community and other clients due to shift from the manual system that required many physical visits to the board.
Africa50 unveils Kigali Innovation City urban masterplan in Rwanda
20-12-2021 | 10:38:00
Africa50, the pan-African investment platform, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the Ministry of ICT and Innovation of Rwanda unveiled the urban masterplan for the development of the Kigali Innovation City (KIC) project.
[Rwanda] FBW Group to deliver $5 million Kigali school campus masterplan
16-12-2021 | 14:24:55
Architecture and engineering firm FBW Group is working with the International School of Kigali (ISK) to create a 21st Century 'green' campus in the Rwandan capital.
UNICEF and Liquid Intelligent Technologies launch partnership to help Giga bridge the digital divide in Africa
01-12-2021 | 11:00:00
UNICEF and Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, announced a partnership in support of Giga’s work to connect every school to the Internet and every young person to information, opportunity, and choice.
[Rwanda] EIB and BRD to provide EUR 30 million for business impacted by COVID-19
24-11-2021 | 08:52:12
New investments by Rwandan companies will benefit from a business financing initiative backed by the Development Bank of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank launched in Kigali.
Kigali-based agriculture startup AflaSight, partners launch innovative projects to improve maize quality in Rwanda
23-11-2021 | 09:52:00
The World Food Programme (WFP), IFC, Kigali-based agriculture startup AflaSight, and Vanguard Economics launched innovative projects to help farmers and grain traders reduce prevalence of aflatoxins in crops and grains in Rwanda.
Washington University joins major NIH effort to advance health data science in Africa
22-11-2021 | 09:10:12
Washington University in St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa, where the researchers will focus their efforts on developing new training programs in health data science in Rwanda.
WFP and IFC to promote Health and Food Security in Rwanda
19-11-2021 | 10:43:00
To help farmers and grain traders reduce the prevalence of aflatoxins in crops and grains in Rwanda, the United Nations World Food Programme, the International Finance Corporation, AflaSight, and Vanguard Economics launched two innovative pilot projects aimed at improving maize quality in the country.
Government of Rwanda and Google collaborate to accelerate digital transformation
19-11-2021 | 08:58:57
The Government of Rwanda, led by the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, has partnered with Google to accelerate the country’s digital transformation.
#ConnectRwanda smartphone distribution continues
19-11-2021 | 08:42:00
The Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT) in partnership with MTN Rwandacell PLC (MTN Rwanda) continues distribution of smartphones under the #ConnectRwanda initiative.
MTN Rwanda selects Ericsson for network and IT operational excellency
15-11-2021 | 11:58:09
MTN Rwanda has selected its longtime partner Ericsson, to deploy a Network Operations Center (NOC).
[Rwanda] Samsung partners with government to equip coding academy
15-11-2021 | 07:40:00
Samsung Electronics announced a new partnership with the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of ICT and the Ministry of Education to equip the Rwanda Coding Academy.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies launches OneVoice for Cloud PBX in six African markets
11-11-2021 | 14:00:00
Liquid Intelligent Technologies launched OneVoice for Cloud PBX offering in six key African markets. This is part of the organisation’s investment as it partners with its customers in their digital transformation journeys.
Institut Pasteur Morocco and Rwanda Biomedical Centre designated as COVID-19 vaccination centers of excellence
02-11-2021 | 16:16:00
Africa CDC has designated two institutions to serve as part of a network of Centres of Excellence (CoE) for COVID-19 vaccination.
Mou signed to launch Huawei ICT academies in Rwanda as seeds for the future 2021 program is flagged off
01-11-2021 | 11:44:00
Huawei, a leading global ICT Solutions provider has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Rwanda and Rwanda polytechnic to officially become Huawei ICT Academies in Rwanda.
[Rwanda] AGRA president receives prestigious plant breeders award
27-10-2021 | 10:43:07
AGRA President H.E. Dr. Agnes Kalibata has been conferred with the Distinguished Award for Meritorious Service by the African Plant Breeders Association.
Africa’s second plant breeding conference kicks off in Rwanda
26-10-2021 | 13:09:00
From 25th-29th October 2021, scientists, entrepreneurs, institutional leaders and students from Africa and beyond are meeting in Rwanda and online for the second continental African Plant Breeders Association Conference.
European Investment Bank leverages EUR 95 million to finance Rwandan businesses
26-10-2021 | 12:44:19
New investments by companies across Rwanda most impacted by COVID-19 will be supported with EUR 95 million of new financing backed by the European Investment Bank (EIB).
EUR 27 million team Europe backing for Rwanda Biomedical Centre to strengthen pandemic resilience
26-10-2021 | 12:25:00
Minister for Health and Finance Minister highlighted the national importance of EUR 27 million European Investment Bank for redevelopment of the National Health Laboratory by the Rwanda Biomedical Centre and new investment under Rwanda’s COVID-19 National Response Plan.
Rwanda diversifies its tourism offerings as part of COVID-19 recovery strategy
13-10-2021 | 12:15:00
Rwanda has been diversifying its tourism industry as it looks to recover economically from the losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
RwandAir and Qatar Airways seal milestone codeshare agreement
06-10-2021 | 09:56:47
RwandAir and Qatar Airways have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travelers more choice, enhanced service, and greater connectivity to more than 65 destinations across Africa and the rest of the world.
[Rwanda] United States committed to combating HIV/AIDS and inclusion of people with disabilities
29-09-2021 | 10:08:31
The United States is committed working with the people and Government of Rwanda to combat HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and to support the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society.
Chevron partners with Tristar Group to strengthen production and distribution of Caltex lubricants in East Africa
16-09-2021 | 08:38:44
With the signing of this agreement, Chevron has strengthened its already growing presence in East Africa and entrusted its operations to AML as a licensee.
Qatar Financial Centre partners with Rwanda Finance Limited to boost new opportunities in both markets
14-09-2021 | 16:20:19
Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), an onshore financial and business centre in the region, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rwanda Finance Limited (RFL) to facilitate initiatives that will promote the international development of both QFC and Kigali International Financial Centre. 
University of Rwanda, Mastercard Foundation launch $55 million partnership to develop the next generation of African leaders
13-09-2021 | 12:59:00
The Mastercard Foundation and University of Rwanda today announced a 10-year, $55 million partnership to enable higher education access for 1,200 young Africans
University of Rwanda and Mastercard Foundation launch $55 million partnership for African leaders
13-09-2021 | 10:57:00
The Mastercard Foundation and University of Rwanda announced a 10-year, $55 million partnership to enable higher education access for 1,200 young Africans.
[Rwanda] BK’s IKOFI re-launches with delivery of phones to coffee farmers
13-09-2021 | 09:25:00
Bank of Kigali (BK) Plc has re-launched its IKOFI digital product alongside a partnership with RWACOF with more than 86,000 farmers to raise their farming methods.
ESOA and Smart Africa partner to advance digital transformation in Africa
10-09-2021 | 13:54:00
ESOA, the EMEA Satellite Operators Association and the Smart Africa Alliance (Smart Africa) announced their partnership with a view to advance Africa’s digital transformation.
MTN Group announces new mobile money partnership with Flutterwave across Africa
10-09-2021 | 12:20:00
MTN is pleased to announce a mobile money partnership with Africa’s leading payments technology company, Flutterwave.
IFC partners with Rwanda to develop vaccine manufacturing capacity
08-09-2021 | 08:21:00
IFC and the Rwanda Development Board signed a collaboration agreement to develop vaccine manufacturing capacity in Rwanda and contribute to expanding vaccine production in Africa.
[Zimbabwe] Les succès agricoles d’un réfugié au camp de Tongogara
06-09-2021 | 09:27:00
Au cours des deux dernières années, la production de Damacene a augmenté de 20 %, passant de 400 à 500 kilogrammes de maïs, après la construction de nouvelles infrastructures d’irrigation financées par la Banque africaine de développement.
Rwanda Coding Academy receives Frw 7.1 billion support from Koica
03-09-2021 | 11:21:00
KOICA signed the Record of Discussion with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the Ministry of Education for the implementation of the Rwanda Coding Academy Capacity Development Project worth US$ 7.1 million
BioNTech evaluates mRNA vaccine manufacturing solutions in Rwanda and Senegal
03-09-2021 | 10:42:51
BioNTech SE agreed today to evaluate the establishment of sustainable vaccine manufacturing capabilities in Rwanda and Senegal to support vaccine supply for the Member States of the African Union.
ITC, partners launch SheTrades Hub in Rwanda to bring trade opportunities for women-led businesses
02-09-2021 | 11:25:00
The ITC and the PSF Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs, in collaboration with the Rwandan Ministry of Trade and Industry launched the SheTrades Hub in Rwanda to bolster competitiveness and market access of Rwandan women-led businesses.
Rwanda ratifies to Afreximbank's FEDA, Togo and South Sudan join three other signatories
01-09-2021 | 08:44:00
Rwanda has become the first African country to ratify the Agreement for the Establishment of the Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), while the Republic of Togo and the Republic of South Sudan have recently acceded to the Agreement.
KCB Group completes acquisition of Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc 
26-08-2021 | 09:46:15
KCB Group PLC has completed the acquisition of Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR) from Atlas Mara Mauritius Limited and Arise B.V.
Rwanda and Luxembourg launch waste recycling project in Kigali
25-08-2021 | 10:54:12
Rwanda and the government of Luxembourg have launched a waste recycling and management project that will recycle, improve city solid waste control and hazardous waste management in Kigali city.
Multi-Donor Trust Fund provides more than $7.3 million for youth jobs and skills
25-08-2021 | 09:21:00
The Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy calls for the integration of jobs and skills for youth across Bank operations to maximize the impact on increasing employment opportunities.
IFC, Rwanda Capital Markets Authority and Central Bank partner to boost access to long-term finance for small businesses
19-08-2021 | 08:45:00
To support the development of Rwanda's capital markets, IFC, the National Bank of Rwanda and Rwanda's Capital Markets Authority (CMA) announced a four-year partnership that will help expand access to long-term local currency finance in Rwanda.
Rwanda signs OECD Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters
12-08-2021 | 12:07:00
The Ambassador of Rwanda in France, François Xavier Ngarambe, signed the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (MAAC), developed by the Council of Europe in 1988.
[Rwanda] eLearning Africa returns to Kigali with the theme of ‘A New Purpose for Education’
11-08-2021 | 08:59:00
The Convention Centre in Kigali will be the setting for the next edition of Africa’s leading conference and exhibition on technology-assisted learning, bringing investors and some of the world’s leading experts on education and technology to the Rwandan capital
RwandAir inks deal with Qatar Airways to enhance customer service
04-08-2021 | 11:51:42
As part of the strategic partnership, the extensive interline agreement will give customers access to the networks of both airlines, providing a seamless travel experience and enhanced customer service the frequent flyers programmes.
Mauritius Commercial Bank signs $20 million term loan facility with Bank of Kigali to support its strategic growth objectives
29-07-2021 | 12:28:48
A $20 million loan has been successfully signed between The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (MCB) and Bank of Kigali.
Over 200 graduates emerge from the Ecobank Group and AUDA-NEPAD MSME Training for Financing program
28-07-2021 | 10:35:00
Ecobank Group and the AUDA-NEPAD, held a virtual graduation ceremony for more than 200 alumni of the inaugural Ecobank’s MSME Training for Financing Program.
Bank of Kigali named Best Bank in Rwanda in the 2021 Euromoney's Awards for Excellence
19-07-2021 | 10:27:00
Bank of Kigali has emerged as the best Bank in Rwanda during this year's Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2021.
ADFD supports road infrastructure development project in Rwanda
16-07-2021 | 16:14:00
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), signed agreement with the Government of Rwanda to provide a concessionary loan valued at $15 million to finance the Rambura – Nyange section of the Rubengera- Muhanga road project.
Rwanda’s 100% electrification target by 2024 receives frw 82.1 billion financing boost from AfDB
12-07-2021 | 10:45:00
Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a financing agreement worth US$ 84.2 million (Approximately Frw 82.1 billion) to support Transmission System Reinforcement and Last Mile Connectivity Project.
The Continental headquarters of the AeTrade group has been awarded to Rwanda
09-07-2021 | 11:53:00
The African Electronic Trade Group (A-eTrade Group) which also includes the African e-Commerce Development International, has accepted the offer of the Government of Rwanda to host the continental headquarters.
AKILIMO digital platform improves potato yields in Rwanda
05-07-2021 | 09:53:00
CIP, RAB, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the One Acre Fund have partnered to support and launch a digital platform called AKILIMO that helps farmers and extension workers develop tailored fertilizer recommendations. 
Le Groupe Ecobank désigné Banque des PME de l’année 2021 en Afrique
30-06-2021 | 11:02:00
Le Groupe bancaire panafricain Ecobank a dû repenser leurs activité et proposer des solutions innovantes pour aider leurs PME clientes à traverser les difficultés engendrées par la pandémie.
[Rwanda] RDB partners with Tek Experts to recruit and upskill 1000 technical support engineers
28-06-2021 | 12:12:38
The Government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), has partnered with Tek Experts, a global provider of deep technical IT support services and professional services, to set up a technology support center in Rwanda.
[Free Webinar] Jumpstart your productivity AND profitability with Incentro and VOGSY
23-06-2021 | 16:16:00
This webinar will consist primarily of a live demo of how VOGSY offers Quote-to-Cash services as a Google Workspace Add-on.
[Interview] Lydie N Murorunkwere, CEO, JurisTax Rwanda ltd, Rwanda
20-06-2021 | 21:45:00
Lydie Nyombayire Murorunkwere from Rwanda has over 15 years of successful business management experience providing strategic and operational leadership. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Lyon, France and now is the Director of JurisTax Rwanda ltd, a company which specializes in Company Formation, Fund Administration and Investor Services, Provision of Professional Services and Financial Advice.
[Interview] Lydie N Murorunkwere, Directrice, JurisTax Rwanda ltd, Rwanda
20-06-2021 | 21:03:00
Lydie Nyombayire Murorunkwere du Rwanda a plus de 15 ans d'expérience réussie en gestion d'entreprise en fournissant un leadership stratégique et opérationnel. Elle est titulaire d'une maîtrise en administration des affaires de Lyon, en France, et est maintenant le PDG de JurisTax Rwanda ltd, une société spécialisée dans la création de sociétés, l'administration de fonds et les services aux investisseurs, la fourniture de services professionnels et de conseils financiers.
Eight COMESA countries sign the Air Transport Market agreement
17-06-2021 | 08:48:28
These are the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This initiative is led by the African Union through the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC).
RwandAir partners with TAL Aviation Italy to market the airline's passenger air service
14-06-2021 | 12:07:07
Since August of last year, RwandAir has gradually resumed commercial flights across its global network, including most of its African routes, as well as some long-haul destinations such as London Heathrow, Brussels and Dubai.
[Rwanda] A digital program to transform digital economy and to provide more work opportunities
06-06-2021 | 22:39:00
The Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda, Cenfri, and the Mastercard Foundation signed a tripartite MoU to kick-off an ambitious three-year digital transformation program in Rwanda aiming at harnessing Rwanda’s big data to enhance the Government’s digital capabilities and systems.
[Rwanda] MINEDUC signs an MOU with Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
06-06-2021 | 22:23:00
The Rwandan Minister of Education Dr Valentine attended a Virtual signing ceremony of the MoU between the Government of Rwanda and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore on academic exchange.
Coventry University Group appoints Rwanda’s former education minister to lead its new Africa Hub
01-06-2021 | 23:40:00
Professor Silas Lwakabamba has been appointed to chair Coventry University's new Africa hub, an exciting journey to be part of an institution with great potential to make a difference for the African economies.
AfDB extends $84m in financing to boost electricity access in Rwanda
01-06-2021 | 09:06:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), approved $84.22 million in loans and grants to electrify nearly 80,000 rural households in south Rwanda.
KCB Group shareholders approve proposed acquisitions in Rwanda and Tanzania
28-05-2021 | 12:16:12
The twin acquisitions in Rwanda and Tanzania are part of KCB Group’s ongoing strategy to achieve regional relevance and will increase the brand’s footprint while reinforcing existing market capabilities.
[Nigeria] Starsight Energy deploys 950kW system for Big Cola Plant
24-05-2021 | 09:08:00
Starsight Energy, the leading African Commercial and Industrial solar power provider, is delighted to announce the completion of a 950kW solar system for the Big Bottling Company plant in Ogun State, Nigeria.
TDB finances expansion of King Faisal Hospital in Rwanda
21-05-2021 | 10:58:00
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), announced the financing of the expansion of Kigali’s King Faisal Hospital (KFH)’s outpatient facilities with over $14 million in a 6-year primary forfaiting transaction.
Ascent announces first close of Ascent Rift Valley Fund II
21-05-2021 | 00:28:00
African private equity fund manager Ascent announced the first rolling close of its Ascent Rift Valley Fund II (ARVF II) at more than USD 100 million, significantly exceeding its initial target of USD 80 million.
Access Bank Rwanda appoints Faustin Rukundo as new Managing Director
14-05-2021 | 15:11:00
Access Bank Rwanda has appointed Faustin Rukundo Byishimo as the new Managing Director. Faustin succeeds JeanClaude Karayenzi who has been deployed to the Access Bank Group.
DP World launches e-commerce platform in Rwanda
11-05-2021 | 16:09:00
Trade enabler DP World has launched DUBUY.com, a global wholesale e-commerce platform. DUBUY.com is available first in Rwanda with plans to expand across Africa and around the world.
Legatum Center launches inaugural Legatum Foundry Fellowship for entrepreneurs in Africa
11-05-2021 | 11:08:02
At an inflection point in their entrepreneurial journeys, Fellows will learn from MIT faculty, connect with investors, and expand their network of peer innovators.
[Rwanda] Uzima Chicken receives $3 million funding from AgDevCo
10-05-2021 | 14:54:00
The investment will contribute to transformation of the poultry industry in Rwanda and Uganda, providing smallholder farmers with high-quality, highly productive birds that can thrive in the local context.
[Rwanda] U.S. Development Bank supports small businesses and job creation
07-05-2021 | 10:23:30
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, the U.S. Government’s development bank is seeking to partner with more local businesses in Rwanda to support economic growth.
[Rwanda] Access Bank partners with Exuus to financially empower collective saving schemes through SAVE
07-05-2021 | 09:58:59
Access Bank (Rwanda) Plc in partnership with EXUUS LTD have introduced “SAVE 2.0” a digital solution that aims at encouraging people to save collectively as a group or even friends.
The partnership for health cities supports COVID-19 vaccine outreach in 18 cities
07-05-2021 | 08:18:00
As mayors around the world grapple with implementing equitable COVID-19 vaccination programs for their citizens, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced grants to 18 cities in low- and middle-income countries to support their planning for vaccine distribution rollouts.
MTN Rwanda lists by introduction on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
05-05-2021 | 08:24:47
MTN Rwanda has become the first mobile network operator to list its shares on the Rwanda Stock Exchange.
[Rwanda] Improvement of land management processes with GIS technology
03-05-2021 | 11:09:00
The Land Administration Information System (LAIS) by the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority’s (RLMUA) is transforming the way the country manages, develops, and maps its land by using technology and improves the current process of titling and certification of land throughout the country.
Mastercard announces a fresh investment in Rwandan female-focused eCommerce platform Kasha
03-05-2021 | 07:38:58
Mastercard has today announced a new investment in Rwandan female-focused eCommerce platform Kasha to ensure women across emerging markets have essential access to health and personal care product
RELiON Battery partners with Kula Project to build women's center in Rwanda
30-04-2021 | 15:02:10
Global lithium battery manufacturer, RELiON Battery, announced its partnership with 1% for the Planet nonprofit organization, Kula Project, financing a brand-new women's center in Rwanda.
[Rwanda] MTN sets up FinTech subsidiary and appoints Chantal Kagame as its first Chief Executive.
30-04-2021 | 13:41:00
MTN Rwandacell Plc (“MTN Rwanda”) is pleased to announce that is has received approval from the National Bank of Rwanda to set up its FinTech subsidiary, Mobile Money Rwanda Ltd, to provide and manage Mobile Money services in Rwanda.
Rwanda government partners with Medici Land Governance to digitize land transactions
29-04-2021 | 11:42:00
The project will save time for both citizens and the Government, while also enhancing security through the use of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and blockchain technology.
Peter Mathuki takes over as East African Community Secretary General
28-04-2021 | 08:32:49
Dr. Mathuki highlighted some of his priorities for the next five years including: pushing for the implementation of liberalization of trade-in services; open skies; harmonization of domestic taxes and standards.
Coventry University Group to open Africa Hub in Rwanda
27-04-2021 | 12:22:00
Coventry University Group is to open a new overseas hub in Rwanda to support its links in Sub-Saharan Africa and help extend its corporate functions across the world.
New reports from AfDB, FAO and CGIAR showcase digital agriculture opportunities in Africa
27-04-2021 | 09:09:00
Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges.
[Rwanda] African Management Institute and ICT Chamber offer business training to 2,000 tech entrepreneurs
26-04-2021 | 11:16:00
The African Management Institute (AMI) and the Rwanda ICT Chamber have signed a one-year agreement to provide business training to entrepreneurs in the ICT sector to reinforce their skills and boost women’s participation in the sector.
[Rwanda] RDB, RTN partner to roll-out online learning programs for the future generation
23-04-2021 | 08:23:00
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB), through its chief skills office has partnered with the Rwanda Telecenter Network (RTN) to roll out online learning programs in order to improve the skills of Rwandans.
World Bank financing for COVID-19 vaccine rollout in developing countries reaches $2 billion
22-04-2021 | 07:55:00
The World Bank announced it has reached $2 billion in approved financing for the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for 17 developing countries.
MTN Rwanda to list by introduction on Rwanda Stock Exchange
19-04-2021 | 16:13:14
This announcement follows the approval by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) of MTN Rwanda’s listing by introduction.
[Rwanda] SHEKINA enterprise finds export market for dried cassava leaves product
19-04-2021 | 11:06:00
SHEKINA Enterprise is a going-concern Rwandan food processing company, created in 2007 from the idea of MBATEZIMANA who visited a small market in his home village and met some girls who were throwing cassava leaves in the garbage and decided to come up with an innovative product.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Twitter Opens First African Office in Ghana to Tap Fast-Growing Market
15-04-2021 | 15:46:00
Twitter announced that it's finally coming to Africa. The microblogging site announced on Monday that it was opening a new office in Ghana, which it said was in line with its growth strategy.
Rwanda, Germany sign € 78 million agreement on ICT, green investment and SMEs support
15-04-2021 | 08:37:20
The financing and technical cooperation agreement is the outcome of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations that were concluded last Year between our two respective Governments.
EU allocates €54.5m to Africa's Great Lakes region
14-04-2021 | 12:53:00
The EU announced a new funding of €54.5 million in humanitarian aid devoted to the most vulnerable people affected by human-made or natural disasters, epidemics, and displacement in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
[Rwanda] Electric Mobility Startup Ampersand Raises $3.5m from EIF
12-04-2021 | 08:17:00
Kigali based electric motorcycle startup Ampersand has raised $3.5 million in funding from the Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF) to rapidly scale its electric motorcycle and swap station network in Rwanda.
[Rwanda] KTRN partners with Babyl to power digital healthcare during the pandemic
09-04-2021 | 09:25:00
KTRN, Rwanda's only 4G LTE wholesaler company, has joined Babyl Rwanda in its efforts to expand digital healthcare across the country through the #ConnectRwanda Initiative.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Africans are increasingly using eCommerce in response to COVID-19 restrictions
08-04-2021 | 14:20:30
Ten countries are responsible for 94% of all online business in Africa. South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, and Kenya together account for 78% of total marketplace traffic.
AgDevCo invests $3 million in East Africa poultry company Uzima Chicken
08-04-2021 | 11:02:00
AgDevCo has announced a $3.0 million follow-on mezzanine debt investment into Uzima Chicken Limited, a poultry company operating in Rwanda and Uganda.
[Rwanda] AgriGO apps to empower the local smallholder farmer to grow financially
07-04-2021 | 12:29:17
AgriGO apps, is primarily assisting a farmer to improve the current yield, by availing the right, modern and personalized best practices in farming through personalized SMS in local languages.