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.
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.
This announcement follows the approval by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) of MTN Rwanda’s listing by introduction.
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
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.
The financing and technical cooperation agreement is the outcome of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations that were concluded last Year between our two respective Governments.
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.
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.
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
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 has announced a $3.0 million follow-on mezzanine debt investment into Uzima Chicken Limited, a poultry company operating in Rwanda and Uganda.
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.
In today’s world, having a diversified economy is the result of the right mix between manufacturing and service-based industries with the latter being based on laws, regulations and incentives.
Over 1,000 young entrepreneurs in Rwanda are set to benefit from employment-readiness skills and accelerator programmes offered in the new incubation hubs “HANGA Hubs”.
Africa Data Centres, Africa’s largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, has confirmed a significant investment into the construction of a new data centre facility in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Rwandan ICT sector grew by 29 per cent in 2020, the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) show.
Toyota Tsusho, announced a strategic operational partnership with Zipline, the world’s first and only national-scale drone delivery service, to enable healthcare access for people and communities across Japan.
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol was signed in Kigali in 2016 where signatories successfully penned the historic agreement that sought to avoid up to 0.5°C of global warming by the end of the century.
Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda unveiled a new charging station, thanks to a partnership between the company, Siemens and Radisson Blue Hotel.
Rwandan' products are set to gain extended access to UAE and global markets following the first launch in Rwanda of Dubuy.com, an e-commerce platform.
Female leaders of farming cooperatives in Rwanda have been given smartphones to sensitize farmers on agriculture best practices under the #ConnectRwanda initiative.
Experts in the agriculture sector have called for robust efforts to increase production and availability of nutritious food following revelations that over 18 per cent of the country’s households face food insecurity.
World Services Group (WSG) has announced that ENSafrica has expanded its global membership with five new jurisdictions in Africa in addition to South Africa and Mauritius: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda.
Heifer International, and the Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture have announced a partnership to invest more than $10 million in livestock and training for 23,400 smallholder farming households.
UNICEF and Airtel have launched an innovative digital platform with information and resources which promote better, healthier living.
World Services Group (WSG) announced that ENSafrica has expanded its global membership with five new jurisdictions in Africa in addition to South Africa and Mauritius: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda.
Rwanda has been given greenlight to export unprocessed dry chili to China.
Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc has made adjustments to its mobile banking application for improved user experience among business banking customers ensuring convenience and experience.
Lionel Mpfizi is the CEO of Awesomity Lab, an award-winning software development company based in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rwanda has signed an agreement with JR Farms Limited to promote youth involvement in agriculture and create decent work opportunities.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) signed a $20 million public sector loan agreement with Rwanda to increase access to energy for people in the Muhanga, Kamonyi and Gakenke districts.
The African Guarantee Fund (AGF) and Equity Group signed an agreement which will provide a $75 million guarantee fund to four of Equity’s bank subsidiaries within the Group.
As of March 11, Rwanda had vaccinated 238,942 people including frontline health workers, people aged 65 and above, people living with chronic health conditions, people with disabilities and teachers.
Ishango and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have announced a partnership to connect top African data scientists with international work experience opportunities.
AfDB provides $1 million for AI-based national customer management systems in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia
The grant resources are from the special fund of the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), a financing vehicle to accelerate digital financial inclusion across Africa.
The AFAWA Guarantee for Growth program targets financial institutions to increase their appetite to lend to women who are known to be better payers
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, who is in Rwanda on an official visit, met with Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, and held discussions on various topics including the pandemic.
Despite the global economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, the case for investing in African startups is stronger than ever with new opportunities being announced every day.
27 Associate Consultants have graduated from SAP's Young Professional Program, the company's flagship digital skills build initiative, in East Africa following their successful completion of an all-virtual training program.
The government has started to engage private sector operators to import more power tillers to ease the cultivation of land for framers and help meet agricultural mechanization targets by 2024.
The Tony Elumelu basis opened purposes for the seventh version of its $100 million entrepreneurship programme final week
Customers in Singapore and across the world will now have easy access to some of Rwanda’s traditional products following a move by the country’s leading online supermarket, RedMart, to trade them online.
Rwanda Finance Limited (RFL) and the Belgian Finance Center (BFC) have announced the signing of an extended partnership to strengthen ties between their financial sectors.
RwandAir, the national carrier, is set to become the first African airline to trial the innovative new IATA Travel Pass starting April this year.
Rwf2.5 billion was invested by the government to the wetland and used for local seed multiplication for maize and other crops to reduce seeds imports. However, the seeds have failed to germinate for two consecutive seasons.
Rwanda conservationist and vet Olivier Nsengimana has been on a journey to save the grey crowned cranes from near extinction.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), disbursed a $1 million equity investment in Kasha Global, an e-commerce company that provides women’s health and personal care products to customers in Rwanda and Kenya.
Shema power lake Kivu is set to produce 15 megawatts of electricity by June this year, in its first phase of methane gas extraction from lake Kivu.
Hospitals in Rwanda will now receive much needed medical supplies and personal protective equipment from drone firm Zipline on a 24-hour basis.
The National Post Office (Iposita) has adopted a codified addressing system that will make it possible for them to deliver packages and mails to the exact locations by use of grid code technology.
The Government of Rwanda has kicked off the national vaccination program for Covid-19, starting with health care staff as part of the high-risk groups.
MTN Rwanda is considering setting up an independent company to take on and operate its financial technology operations.
East African planning, design, architecture and engineering team FBW Group has been appointed to masterplan the expansion of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda.
Rwanda’s economy has fallen into its first recession due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and could potentially compromise years of gains in poverty reduction, the World Bank said Monday.
The Rwandan economy has fallen into its first recession due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and could potentially compromise years of gains in poverty reduction.
[Rwanda] "Until Africans get the Covid vaccinations they need, the whole world will suffer", Paul Kagame
Ensuring equitable access to vaccines globally during a pandemic is not only a moral issue, but an economic imperative to protect the wellbeing of people everywhere. But when will Africa get the protection it needs? If all lives are equal, why isn’t access to vaccines?
Rwanda’s Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa was on Saturday elected the African Union Commission (AUC) Deputy Chairperson, by 42 votes out of a possible 55-member state votes, in an election that saw the incumbent chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat retain his position.
The launch of the new intra-African service to the Central African Republic is part of RwandAir’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as it opens up new markets and destinations.
The Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) welcomed the Government of New Zealand as a new partner with its multi-year commitment of NZD 6.8 million to support smallholder farmers across Africa, with NZD 4.2 million committed to Rwanda from 2020-2023.
The Africa Blockchain Institute says applications are open for the Africa Blockchain Campus Hackathon 2021. The Hackathon will take place from February 1st, 2021 – April 8th, 2021,
An economist and development expert, Aissa Touré a Senegalese national, brings to the Bank over 25 years of experience, working in three continents and 12 countries for 5 international organizations.
The World Bank approved $150 million in IDA financing for a program of policy and institutional reforms intended to accelerate human capital development for inclusive economic growth in Rwanda.
Global tech company Babylon will support the Government of Rwanda in their latest project to digitize their healthcare system by introducing digital tools, such as digitally enabled triage, to over-stretched government healthcare centers.
An association of farmers in Rwanda, the Ingabo Syndicate, in collaboration with the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) and their partners, held Cassava Week 2020.
IFC announced a loan to I&M Bank Rwanda, to help the bank increase lending to potentially thousands of Small and Medium Sized enterprises in Rwanda, many of which are facing COVID-19-related liquidity challenges.
The Rural-Urban Nexus, establishing a nutrient loop to improve city-region food system resilience (RUNRES), project team presented the three project-funded innovation plans to Mayor Thadee Tuyizere of Kamonyi District.
KCB Group (KCB) and Atlas Mara (ATMA) have signed a definitive agreement for KCB to acquire 62.06% stake in Banque Populaire du Rwanda and 100% stake in African Banking Corporation Tanzania from ATMA.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Republic of Rwanda signed key documents related to the establishment of the Fund for Export-Development in Africa (FEDA), a development-oriented subsidiary of Afreximbank.
The African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda to support the Rwanda Coding Academy, set up to develop top technology talent to drive a booming, innovation-driven digital economy.
Shelter Afrique Board has approved the development of the Kinyinya Park Estate Project- a 10,000 integrated and sustainable large scale housing project in Kigali.
Deutsche Post DHL, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation promote e-commerce in developing and emerging countries
Giving small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries access to global markets is the goal of a cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group.
Econet, through its subsidiaries Liquid Telecom Group (LTG) and Cassava Fintech International (CFI) has launched a network of #SasaiWiFiFinder hotspots providing locals with most affordable internet access.
Global social impact Oikocredit International Support Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Karongi and Muganza Kivu tea factories in Rwanda to produce two million seedlings.
Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and an incremental capacity commitment.
The resumption of European services will see the leading African carrier switch its UK operations from London Gatwick, with commercial flights to the Rwandan capital now departing from London Heathrow for the first time.
The World Bank approved $150 million in financing to improve access to modern energy for households, enterprises, and public institutions in Rwanda and to enhance the efficiency of electricity services.
IMPACT’s newest report reveals how the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) illicit gold trade continues to thrive despite efforts to clean up the sector.
The Government of Rwanda has been working with partners to find clean, safe, and productive cassava seeds.
[Column] Pedro Guerreiro: What East Africa can teach the rest of the continent about economic growth
The 21st century is widely touted as the ‘African Century’, a period promising unprecedented economic and technological growth for the continent. Africa’s future looks bright.
The World Bank has appointed Mr. Keith Hansen as the new Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective September 8, 2020.
The minerals — tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, known as 3TG, that lie both deep underground and right on the surface in this part of Africa are essential to the worldwide silicon manufacturing industry.
Kaspersky analysis has revealed that phishing attacks are becoming increasingly more targeted. A number of new tricks have also been found - from HR dismissal emails to attacks disguised as delivery notifications.
CIMERWA, Rwanda’s only integrated cement manufacturer has received approval from the Capital Markets Authority and the Rwanda Stock Exchange to list its shares on the RSE.
The Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), have launched a digital bidding platform that is aimed at making the enforcement of orders more efficient and transparent.
Qatar Airways has announced that it will resume services to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, Kenya with 14 weekly flights and to Kigali International Airport Rwanda with three weekly flights.
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced that commercial flights will once again be welcomed back into the East African country from August 1, 2020.
[Rwanda] HAPSMobile and Ministry of ICT to review use of high altitude platform stations to provide mobile internet connectivity
Rwanda Ministry of ICT and Innovation and HAPSMobile have signed an MOU to conduct a Joint Research Project on use of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) to provide mobile Internet connectivity in Rwanda.
The OPEC Fund approved $75 million to support socio economic development and COVID 19 recovery efforts in several developing countries.
The World Bank discussed the Rwanda Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the period 2021-26, to guide the Bank’s work for the next 6 years supporting the Government of Rwanda’s strategic priorities.
A new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and cold chain based in Rwanda will help get farmers’ produce to market quickly and efficiently, reducing food waste, boosting profits and creating jobs.
The African Development Bank approved a donation of 1.1 million US dollars to the Rwandan government for the implementation of the Project of commercial competitiveness of the value chain of the meat.
In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report.
Rwanda and Uganda have recorded a reduction in trade flows in April and May 2020, according to the latest report from the COMESA Statistics on ‘COVID 19 Impact on Trade’.
The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) has topped up Rwanda's existing convertible loan to mini-grid developer ARC Power by £300,000, bringing the total commitment to £900,000.
Despite the lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19, Rwanda has not witnessed disruption in the supply of seeds to farmers, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources.
The World Bank approved a $100 million International Development Association (IDA) supplemental financing for the Third Rwanda Energy Sector Development Policy Operation (DPO).
The African Development Bank Group announced the debarment of Sinotec Company Limited, an energy solutions company registered in China, for fraudulent practices in East Africa.
RwandAir has resumed cargo flights to Guangzhou, China, after a suspension of passenger flights in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tigo Tanzania, has launched a service that allows all Tigo Pesa customers to send and receive cash on their mobile money wallets from M-PESA in Kenya, MTN in Uganda and MTN and Airtel in Rwanda.