Editorial: Yegomoto, making the best use of ICT for innovation

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In this age when tech companies come out with new gadgets virtually every day, or claim to introduce the latest life-changing innovation, it is easy to forget that really useful innovations actually respond to a need, or solve a …

The Yegomoto Revolution – Vuga Yego!

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Yego Innovision’s Yegomoto project aims to make Rwanda’s motorcycles more efficient while bringing transparency and fairness to the fares, for both the driver and …

BRD is blazing the trail in financing SMEs

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One of the biggest challenges faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda, and in Africa in general, is access to finance. On the one hand, company owners often fail to prepare a convincing business plan to present to a bank, but on the other hand, financial institutions tend …

Bralirwa inaugurates solar kits given to 283 Kayonza families

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Leading beverages manufacturer Bralirwa, has officially inaugurated solar kits provided to 283 vulnerable families who live around Bralirwa’s co-owned Bramin farm in Kayonza District in the Eastern …

BPR’s MD looks to digital transformation for banking

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As Maurice Toroitich settles in his new job as managing director of Bank Populaire du Rwanda Ltd (BPR), part of Atlas Mara, he tells hope magazine he hopes to create a winning spirit that will be anchored in …

Transunion introduces mobile phone solution to know your own credit health

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Transunion Rwanda has introduced a mobile solution Menyesha to give people easier access about their credit status. Transunion’s country manager, Aimable Nkuranga, talked to hope magazine about the Transunion Menyesha app and the organisation’s …

Engen Quicklube, all your car needs served with convenience

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Leading fuel marketer Engen Rwanda introduced the Engen Quicklube at all its stations across the country last month, offering customers a variety of car services at their …

KPA tips media on coverage of Mombasa Port developments

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The Kenya Port Authority (KPA) took some days off this month to tip journalists from East and Central African countries whose traders frequently use Mombasa Port – Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and the DR Congo – on its …

Need a reliable and powerful truck? Fuso is the way to go

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When it comes to trucks, whether heavy-duty or light-duty, what matters is reliability. You don’t want a truck that breaks down when it’s fully loaded, or one that starts having issues only a year after you bought …

Tedmer: Making doors in Rwanda for export to EAC and Europe

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TEDMER Rwanda, a specialized trading company of architectural and building materials, is planning to start exporting its products to East Africa and even …

Kigali International Community School

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KICS is a Christ-centered, U.S. accredited non-profit school that offers children of all nationalities and religions an education similar to that offered by schools in the USA. KICS is a fully accredited member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (…

Editorial: Pioneering Ecobank payment system opens door to cashless economy

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With its QR code payment system, Ecobank is a trailblazer on the road to a cashless economy, as it takes the cashless option to people who in general are less tech-savvy and do not have access to sophisticated …

For Ecobank, the future is here! It's Digital

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For the boss of a major bank, it might seem strange not to like cash. Yet that is the case for Alice Kilonzo-Zulu, managing director of Ecobank Rwanda, and it is therefore not surprising that she is rather excited about the company’s mobile phone app, which essentially brings the …

Ecobank’s digital portfolio provides for all individual and commercial needs

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In February this year, Ecobank Rwanda unveiled the group’s digital strategy with the launch of the mobile application. Yet while that app is the company’s signature product when it comes to e-banking, Ecobank has a wide range of digital products for different types of customers and …

Engen keeps the wheels of progress turning for Rwanda’s economic growth

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As the year 2017 draws to a close, companies and institutions take time to look back and assess the achievements of the year. One company boss who will certainly be satisfied with the results of her team is Sarah Doukoure-Bebey, the managing director of Engen …

First phase of Vision City to be completed by December 2017

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The first phase of the Vision City project will be completed by December this year, Eng. Alain Abimana, Ag. CEO at Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL), has told Hope …

ABG presents: the Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4MATIC – Luxurious, high-tech and raw power

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If you are someone who enjoys the occasional sporty car adventure, but you also need a vehicle that can transport your family in all comfort, then Akagera Motors – division of Akagera Business Group (ABG) and exclusive distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Rwanda – has just the treat for you: the Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4…

Pomp and glamour as Riders Lounge officially opens in Kigali

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It was all pomp and glamour as Riders Lounge, a regional luxury bar/restaurant chain, officially opened its doors in Kigali early November. It is the fourth outlet in the region, and the first in …

Mobisol provides solar electricity to 2,965 homes to improve livelihoods

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Mobisol, Rwanda’s leading off-grid solar energy company, has electrified 2,965 houses during the months of September and October, to curb diseases caused by kerosene fumes and other disadvantages that come with no access to …

How VisionFund transformed a forest dweller into an urban businesswoman

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If you would have asked Vestine Nyirasafari 15 years ago if she might someday live in the City, she would have thought it very unlikely. At the time, she and her family were living in the Forests of former Ruhengeri district, today’s Northern Province, and were barely getting …

‘There is still a huge opportunity for hotels in Africa’ – Andrew McLachlan Carlson Rezidor’s Senior Vice-President

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The recently held Africa Hotel Investment Forum attracted scores of specialists in the hotel and tourism sector to the Kigali Convention Centre. Yet when it comes to experience in and with Africa, few could probably match Andrew McLachlan, Senior Vice-President for Business Development in Africa and the Indian Ocean at …

Editorial: Taxpayer recognition should induce even more compliance

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The government of Rwanda has always striven towards crafting, drafting and implementing policies and strategies that drive the economy into a direction that ensures ascendance towards self-reliance and sustainable improvement of livelihoods for all …

Radisson Blu Kigali is Africa’s leading conference hotel and new hotel

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The Radisson Blu Hotel in Kigali has won three major awards during the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017, which not coincidentally was held in October at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre in …

‘We are joining forces to bring business to the city’ – Radisson Blu General Manager

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After just 16 months of operations, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Centre in Kigali has already won the World Travel Awards for leading new hotel and leading conference hotel in Africa. Hope Magazine caught up with a satisfied Denis Dernault, General Manager of the …

BRD launches roadshow to meet local potential private sector members and investors

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The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has launched a countrywide outreach campaign to identify potential bankable projects in priority sectors. The campaign, which started in Nyamata, Bugesera district, seeks to provide loans to local investors in education, agriculture, energy, housing, exports and special projects and …