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.
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
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
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
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
The Mastercard Foundation and University of Rwanda announced a 10-year, $55 million partnership to enable higher education access for 1,200 young Africans.
Bank of Kigali (BK) Plc has re-launched its IKOFI digital product alongside a partnership with RWACOF with more than 86,000 farmers to raise their farming methods.
ESOA, the EMEA Satellite Operators Association and the Smart Africa Alliance (Smart Africa) announced their partnership with a view to advance Africa’s digital transformation.
MTN is pleased to announce a mobile money partnership with Africa’s leading payments technology company, Flutterwave.
IFC and the Rwanda Development Board signed a collaboration agreement to develop vaccine manufacturing capacity in Rwanda and contribute to expanding vaccine production in Africa.
Au cours des deux dernières années, la production de Damacene a augmenté de 20 %, passant de 400 à 500 kilogrammes de maïs, après la construction de nouvelles infrastructures d’irrigation financées par la Banque africaine de développement.
KOICA signed the Record of Discussion with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the Ministry of Education for the implementation of the Rwanda Coding Academy Capacity Development Project worth US$ 7.1 million
BioNTech 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.
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 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 PLC has completed the acquisition of Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc (BPR) from Atlas Mara Mauritius Limited and Arise B.V.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
A $20 million loan has been successfully signed between The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (MCB) and Bank of Kigali.
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 has emerged as the best Bank in Rwanda during this year's Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2021.
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), signed agreement with the Government of Rwanda to provide a concessionary loan valued at $15 million to finance the Rambura – Nyange section of the Rubengera- Muhanga road project.
Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed a financing agreement worth US$ 84.2 million (Approximately Frw 82.1 billion) to support Transmission System Reinforcement and Last Mile Connectivity Project.
The 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.
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 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.
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.
This webinar will consist primarily of a live demo of how VOGSY offers Quote-to-Cash services as a Google Workspace Add-on.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), approved $84.22 million in loans and grants to electrify nearly 80,000 rural households in south Rwanda.
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.
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.
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.
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 has appointed Faustin Rukundo Byishimo as the new Managing Director. Faustin succeeds JeanClaude Karayenzi who has been deployed to the Access Bank Group.
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.
At an inflection point in their entrepreneurial journeys, Fellows will learn from MIT faculty, connect with investors, and expand their network of peer innovators.
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.
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
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.
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 has become the first mobile network operator to list its shares on the Rwanda Stock Exchange.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.