Special Feature BK – Innovation, technology to shape Bank of Kigali's next 50 years

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Bank of Kigali, Rwanda’s largest lender by market share and profitability is pledging to drive the sector through building growth on a foundation of technology and innovation over the next fifty …

Special Feature BK – Rwanda: growth through resilience, commitment and innovation

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Rwanda’s current investment climate comes under the scrutiny of Bank of Kigali’s CEO, Dr Diane Ngendo Karusisi, who points out that foreign investors coming in is the fastest way for the country to grow its economy and realize its development ambitions. The head of the largest commercial bank …

Special Feature BK – FAQ on ‘Bigereho Na BK’ promotion

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Tell us more about the Bigereho campaign; what is it all …

Special Feature BK – Bank of Kigali shines at Expo 2017 & Inter-Bank Games

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Bank of Kigali has had an outstanding first half of September, winning big both at the Expo 2017 and at the first inter-bank games. On 6th September, at the closing ceremony of the 20th Rwanda International Trade Fair – or Expo 2017 as it is better known – Bank of Kigali was crowned the …

How Business Partners International’s funding helps SMEs grow

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Since 2011, Business Partners International (BPI), a Rwandan investment fund, has been providing a wide range of financing services to mostly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to boost their growth. BPI supports SME growth by providing financing, specialist sector knowledge and value-added services to viable SMEs, hence tackling one of their …

Grofin Success Story: Highland School’s founder shares his experience with other edupreneurs

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Private education in Rwanda’s Bugesera District reaches new heights with Edward Munyaburanga’s efforts, supported by specialist SME financier …

BRD gets European recognition for financing sustainable energy

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The Rwanda Development Bank (BRD) has received a Certificate of Merit at the recently held Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards 2017 organised by the European Organisation for Sustainable Development (EOSD). The bank received the certificate specifically for its contribution to the ‘Bye Bye Agatadowa’ (Bye Bye Kerosene Lamps) program which seeks to …

Rwandan food becomes haute cuisine at Ubumwe Grande Hotel

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As an increasing number of international high-end hotel chains have set up shop in Rwanda over the past decade, what was until recently notably absent was an authentic Rwandan competitor in this …

How KCB BANK is helping Rwandans to own their home

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With a growing middle class in Rwanda, affordable housing is one of the big challenges. KCB Rwanda is on the frontline of tackling this issue, with its mortgage loan launched in 2011. Hope Magazine talked to Beatrice Chege, Head of mortgage financing at KCB Rwanda, to learn more about KCB’s …

Nakumatt Rwanda celebrates President Kagame’s re-election

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Regional retailer Nakumatt Holdings, through Nakumatt Rwanda, is proud to join the people of Rwanda in the celebration of President Paul Kagame’s re-election. As private company, Nakumatt Rwanda has enjoyed immense support from Rwanda Government and its respective line agencies. The foreign investment support provided by the government has …

Karisimbi Business Partners, a unique mix of advisory services and implementation

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When it comes to starting a business or improving an existing one, the best advice always comes from fellow entrepreneurs. That is exactly what Karisimbi Business Partners offers, founded nearly 10 years ago by three Americans with a rich past in creating and running businesses. Hope Magazine spoke to one of …

Nyagatare residents get new life thanks to VisionFund Rwanda

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When Julienne Manikuze’s husband died of cancer, life became very hard for the mother of three. Her meagre income from selling fruit and vegetables was barely enough to get food on the table. While she did get some income from selling food in her village of Kayange in Nyagatare …

Central Bank optimistic about supportive monetary policy

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The National Bank (BNR) has said it is ready to consider a more supportive monetary policy to encourage lending to the private sector to spur economic …

Editorial: Victory belongs to Rwandans

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The Journey that Rwandans started, a journey of determining our destiny and choosing people that will lead us there continues to gain momentum without allowing any iota of force, external and otherwise, to divert us. Even the razor-laced criticisms, have united Rwandans more, opened our eyes better, and have decided …

RWANDA DECIDES

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Getting ready to support government efforts in building the Rwanda we want 2017…

BRD boosts electricity sector by investing in green energy

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The Rwanda Development Bank (BRD) is looking at funding more methane gas projects to contribute to the government’s ambitious goal of generation 1,000 MW of electricity …

How VisionFund’s small loans helped Twigire group thrive

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As one of the biggest micro-finance companies in the country, VisionFund Rwanda’s approach to the business is quite unique: its first concern is for …

Food & Go, the tasty healthy nutrition complement to Waka Fitness

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While most people associate a fitness club with exercise, at Waka Fitness they always stress that it is all about a healthy lifestyle, one of the pillars of which is healthy nutrition. The launch of the Food & Go healthy fast-food service – a collaboration with catering company Food & Stuff – is testimony …

Ubumwe Grande Hotel, a Made in Rwanda approach to luxury hospitality

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The Rooftop Rendez-Vous bar and grill is not only literally the cherry on the cake of Ubumwe Grande Hotel in the city centre of Kigali, it also symbolises the establishment’s unique approach to …

RRA: Taking a modern approach to tax administration

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The automation of tax processes embarked on by RRA five years ago has delivered exciting results. It has improved efforts aimed at closing tax outages, ease payment of tax and identify challenges to tax compliance by providing reliable information in real …

KCB Bank Rwanda appoints acting managing director

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KCB Bank Rwanda has appointed George Odhiambo, the bank’s Head of Business Development and Client Services, as acting Managing Director effective August 1st 2017. This follows the departure of former Managing Director Maurice …

Mobisol launches rent-to-own solar TV system

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Mobisol Rwanda, a leading Germany-based provider of smart high-quality home solar solutions on Wednesday launched its latest product, the solar TV system (…

Tremendous achievements of the 7-year Government Program

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Seven years later, and 23 years after the RPF stopped the Genocide against the Tutsis, liberated the country from discriminatory and hateful politics, and led Rwandans on the path to socioeconomic liberation, it is time to assess what has been achieved of the government programme which was based on the four …

RRA Increasing tax compliance to finance Rwanda’s development

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In line with the government’s objective of reducing aid dependency and financing the national budget entirely with its own resources, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), established in 1997, has made continuous efforts to widen the tax base and improve tax compliance and revenue …

Rwanda Law Reform Commission to produce a fully revised edition of legislation within 5 years

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The Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC) might not be the best known public institution in the country, but it plays a very important role in ensuring legal and judicial harmony – making sure that laws are properly drafted, that they don’t contradict each other or the Constitution, and continuously reviewing …