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East African Court of Justice dismisses appeal over member states signing EPA dispute
22-02-2018 | 11:45:00
The Appellate Division dismissed an Appeal filed by Castro Pius from Tanzania, whose application was seeking for an injunction to stop the Partner States which had not signed the European Partnership Agreement not to sign the same.
European Investment Bank to invest $85 million in Rwanda’s infrastructure and private sector
20-02-2018 | 07:41:58
During a high-level visit to Kigali later this week the European Investment Bank is expected to confirm EUR 69 million, $85 milllion, of new infrastructure and private sector investment in Rwanda.
Rwanda bets on innovative partnerships to grow economy
19-02-2018 | 09:04:55
“Rwanda’s transformational agenda requires innovative partnerships engaging all stakeholders” the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete said while opening the 14th Development Partners retreat in Rubavu district.
RwandAir to start flights to Abuja and Cape Town
15-02-2018 | 13:22:40
Rwanda’s national carrier RwandAir is set to commence flights to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare.
Earth-i- Ltd space firm to support Kenya and Rwanda coffee farmers improve crop yield
09-02-2018 | 06:22:04
The UK Government has announced an innovative new project to help Kenyan and Rwandese coffee farmers improve crop quality and yield.
[Vacancy] Freelance Business Journalist in East Africa
03-02-2018 | 11:01:00
Africa Business Communities will be developing a Tech Platform on its website and is therefore looking for a freelance journalist/webmaster
[Interview] Jameel Verjee, Founder & CEO, CityBlue Hotels, East Africa
01-02-2018 | 10:28:00
Jameel Verjee is a British entrepreneur expanding his business in the hospitality industry across East Africa. He is Founder and CEO of CityBlue Hotels, founded in Rwanda and now expanded into Kenya and Uganda.
[Rwanda] Itron to install 50,000 water meters in modernization bid to tame shortage
31-01-2018 | 06:20:00
Itron, Inc. a global technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, has signed a new contract with the Rwandan water company, WASAC, to continue to modernize its water metering system.
President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, elected as new Chairperson of the African Union for 2018
30-01-2018 | 11:07:00
The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union meeting at their 30th Ordinary Session at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa elected on 28th January 2018 a new bureau to pilot the activities of the Union for the year 2018.
[Column] Bob Koigi: East African Community. Whither integration agenda?
24-01-2018 | 10:49:27
If the East African community member states are not burning each other’s chicks, or auctioning cows, they are embroiled in trade disputes and mistrust in what has become characteristic of the integration journey.
Volkswagen to set up shop in Rwanda with an initial annual installed capacity of 5000 vehicles
23-01-2018 | 12:48:00
The next milestone in Volkswagen Sub Saharan Africa strategy becomes reality with the registration of the company Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.
Energy 4 Impact and GIZ collaborate in supporting pico hydro projects financing in Rwanda
23-01-2018 | 10:29:00
Energy 4 Impact has signed an agreement with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH to assist mini-grid projects in receiving result-based financing, as part of their Energising Development programme.
Global insurtech provider, Agile Financial Technologies, expands to Rwanda in partnership with Convergencium
23-01-2018 | 06:06:00
Convergencium, a systems integrator and consulting organization in Rwanda has partnered with Agile Financial Technologies, to implement Agile FT's products and services in Rwanda and subsequently in other Sub-Saharan Africa countries.
East African farmers build climate change resilience through innovative farm practices
19-01-2018 | 11:45:00
From intercropping, mulching to relying on indigenous knowledge, smallholder farmers in East Africa are developing resilient techniques to insulate themselves from changing weather patterns at a time when studies show they will be among the most affected in years to come.
[Rwanda] Bank of Kigali picks Fiorano Software to drive its digital transformation
19-01-2018 | 06:29:57
Rwanda’s largest commercial bank, Bank of Kigali, has chosen US tech company Fiorano Software to install its payment platform, as part of the bank's digital transformation agenda.
Energy 4 Impact receives $1 million to develop small scale solar irrigation market in Rwanda
18-01-2018 | 06:49:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved a $1 million grant for Energy 4 Impact to develop the small scale solar irrigation market in Rwanda.
IMF completes Rwanda’s review, approves final disbursement of $26 million standby credit facility
17-01-2018 | 09:54:21
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Committee has approved the extension of the eighth Policy Support Instrument (PSI) review and third and final disbursement of Special Credit Facility worth US$ 25.8 million.
ADFD approves $25m for IRENA-Recommended Solar PV projects in Mauritius and Rwanda
15-01-2018 | 09:19:51
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has announced that USD25 million in concessional loans from ADFD have been earmarked for two solar PV projects, one each in Mauritius and Rwanda.
MTN Rwanda, Amasezerano Bank sign mobile banking agreement
05-01-2018 | 15:17:00
MTN Rwanda and Amasezerano Community Bank have signed an agreement to boost mobile banking. The bank's customers will be able to deposit or withdraw money on their mobile phones using MTN's Push &Pull service.
Zipline expands its medical delivery drones across East Africa
04-01-2018 | 13:10:00
Zipline’s autonomous fixed-wing drones now form an integral part of Rwanda’s medical-supply infrastructure, transporting blood products from a central distribution center to hospitals across the country.
Rwanda and World Bank sign $80 million agreement to support effectiveness in Rwanda’s social protection system
22-12-2017 | 06:29:38
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank have signed a $80 million financing agreement to support the effectiveness of Rwanda’s social protection system, the flagship Vision 2020 Umurenge Program for targeted vulnerable groups.
Millicom to sell its Rwanda business to Bharti Airtel
20-12-2017 | 06:43:35
Millicom has signed an agreement for the sale of its Rwanda operations to subsidiaries of Bharti Airtel Limited.
Rwanda and World Bank sign $68 million grant to Improve Connectivity to Agricultural Markets Centers
19-12-2017 | 05:52:00
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank Group have signed a $68 million Additional Financing Grant Agreement for the on-going Feeder Roads Development Project (FRDP) sourced from the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Rwanda Feeder Roads Development.
Africa’s performance over the year 2017: A Q4 summary by ICAEW Economic Insight
18-12-2017 | 09:54:00
East Africa is forecast to show very strong real GDP growth of 5.9% over the full year 2017. The biggest contributor to this expansion was Ethiopia (accounting for a full 2% of regional GDP growth), with its stellar performance of 7.1%.
Payroll compliance high on the agenda for East African tax authorities
15-12-2017 | 06:51:00
The Pay As You Earn tax year-end is looming in most East African territories, and governments are clamping down on non-compliance among businesses and individual taxpayers as they strive to raise more funding for public spending.
Rwanda and Republic of Korea sign $7 million to support IT development in schools
12-12-2017 | 13:39:27
The Government of Rwanda and the Republic of Korea signed a financing agreement worth $7 million to support ICT development in schools.
World Bank and Government of Rwanda sign agreement to enable financially sustainable expansion of electricity services
07-12-2017 | 06:29:29
The World Bank Group and the Government of Rwanda have signed a $125 million Financing Agreement for the First Programmatic Energy Sector Development Policy operation.
AfDB earmarks $84m for skills and business development in Rwanda
27-11-2017 | 07:18:21
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved US$84.3m loan to finance a Skills and Business Development Programme (SBDP) in Rwanda.
African Legal Support Facility and Connex Support Initiative capacity building to strengthen corporate governance in extractives sector
23-11-2017 | 08:08:00
The extractives sector has witnessed sustained increase in equity participation by governments throughout the African region in recent times.
[Rwanda] AfDB Board approves $171m loans for water and sanitation program
20-11-2017 | 08:14:57
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved two loans amounting to US$ 171 million to finance Rwanda’s Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program.
BVGH’s African Access Initiative expands to Rwanda
14-11-2017 | 09:10:00
The Government of Rwanda has joined the African Access Initiative (AAI), an international public-private alliance addressing Africa’s escalating cancer crisis.
Rwanda's economy dips on industry and services sectors slowdown
08-11-2017 | 07:36:03
During the first half of the year, Rwanda recorded a low growth rate of 2.9% on average mainly due to low growth of the industry and services sectors as activity in construction recorded a deceleration of -5.5%.
Increased innovation key to Rwanda's continued success, UNCTAD
01-11-2017 | 10:49:13
Rwanda has emerged over the past decade as one of Africa's more innovative economies, a new UNCTAD report says.
RwandAir set to operate direct flights to Brussels
23-10-2017 | 12:12:00
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has announced that the flight schedule of the Brussels route will become non-stop to Kigali effective 31st October, 2017.
GroFin and USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub partner to increase access to finance for East African agribusiness SMEs
10-10-2017 | 11:35:00
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 | 07:27:00
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 | 08:41:00
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 | 14:08:44
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 | 06:12:00
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 | 09:35:26
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 | 09:10:46
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 | 06:24:55
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 | 09:03:11
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 | 11:04:00
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 | 11:34:00
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 | 08:30:00
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 | 06:10:00
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 | 09:35:00
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 | 07:29:00
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 | 09:39:00
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 | 09:22:09
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 $7 million to boost job creation
24-07-2017 | 09:20:48
The Government of Rwanda and Sweden have signed financing agreement worth US$ 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 | 12:44:35
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 | 08:45:22
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 | 06:24:32
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 | 10:46:00
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 | 10:20:00
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 | 06:42:32
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 | 05:32:00
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 | 13:05:00
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 | 08:40:04
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 | 08:30:00
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 | 08:12:28
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 | 13:00:00
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 | 05:49:50
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 | 14:21:24
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 | 07:19:00
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 | 07:57:57
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 | 07:42:16
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 | 09:38:59
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 | 14:33:44
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 | 04:21:00
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 | 10:43:00
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 | 07:26:00
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 | 08:14:23
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 | 10:15:00
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 | 10:43:53
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 | 14:36:00
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 | 10:00:00
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 | 09:14:00
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 | 09:08:49
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 | 07:17:00
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 | 05:34:23
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 | 14:27:01
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 | 10:50:00
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 | 11:19:31
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 | 08:30:00
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 | 07:21:00
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 | 06:45:21
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 | 10:38:41
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 | 15:13:29
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 | 07:19:43
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 | 07:19:24
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 | 05:45:00
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 | 05:27:44
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 | 13:16:35
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 | 08:09:53
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 | 11:51:26
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 | 09:24:21
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 | 08:40:00
MTN mobile money subscribers have a new avenue to save and borrow money thanks to a new platform, known as MoKash.