Discover Istanbul with Turkish Airlines

Hope Magazine

Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisk. Istanbul is …

Sawa Citi, Changing precedence to create first Rwandan supermarket chain

Matthew Rwahigi

Rwandans have for long been accustomed to regional big names in the retail market benefiting from the burgeoning consumer market in the country, but one local supermarket now growing to form the first locally born chain retail brand –Sawa Citi –seems determined to change the …

Resilience to face and triumph the unknown

Matthew Rwahigi

As I sit across the coffee table, I hear the sounds of kitchenware colliding, couples across the coffee shop speaking whispering one to the other around us and a blurred image of my counterpart sipping from a cup filled with African …

Rwandans should see investment opportunities On the Rwanda Stock MARKET

Matthew Rwahigi

Through social media platforms, people are sharing more of themselves with a larger world than was the case in the past and whether that is a good thing or bad; it is none of concern to this particular …

RZ Manna Coffee, pastries and royal treatment

Matthew Rwahigi

Approaching the restaurant, the waiters catch up with the customers before they step into the main lounge, greet them the Asian style bending forward and smiling all the …

More impacts from mobile communication services ; Agents attest of transformed livelihood

Matthew Rwahigi

Daniel Niyonsenga boasts of a piece of land he has bought in just one year, Phillip Ndayisenga has more than five goats and is pursuing an undergraduate degree while Clotilde Nyiraguhirwa has broken the chain of …

CIMERWA gets new corporate identity, anticipates renewed growth

Matthew Rwahigi

CIMERWA, Rwanda’s largest cement producer, recently unveiled its new corporate identity and product …

Urwego Opportunity Bank; a rising star in Rwanda’s financial sector

Matthew Rwahigi

Established in 1997 as a purely Microfinance Institution that was mostly popular among women, Urwego Opportunity Bank since 2007 when it acquired Central Bank license to operate as a fully fledged commercial bank has taken matters quite very serious; making efforts to remain relevant to both its bottom of the financial services …

Davis and Shirtliff Solar water pumping technology; a solution to impact lives

Matthew Rwahigi

With limited access to the national grid for electricity and an overarching need to meet access to portable clean water for community and agricultural purposes, Rwanda needs to look away from the ordinary in order to achieve the …

Evolving towards intensive use of ICT

Matthew Rwahigi

It is twenty one years, this month, since the raging mayhem of genocide against the Tutsi was put to a stop. A new chapter was opened to rebuild and reconstruct Rwanda into vitality and vibrancy. The elegiac acts of mourning for ever were put to a stop and all Rwandans …

The story of “KARISIMBI” brand

Matthew Rwahigi

Mountain Karisimbi is the tallest and biggest in Rwanda and to most, it is a symbol of extensive growth and gracious …

Akagera security & safety systems Introduces a new vehicle fleet management technology from Geotab

Matthew Rwahigi

In its most recent addition to the Rwandan market, Akagera Security & Safety Systems, a division of Akagera Business Group launched a market first and a global leading technology in vehicle fleet management from GeoTab, which poses to revolutionize transport business in the …

Primus Guma Guma super star At five standard, appealing and impactful

Matthew Rwahigi

At five the Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS) reality music show is now a distinct, annual event. At least all music enthusiasts now plan ahead and their calendars have the contest as an activity to look forward …

MININFRA embarks on power loss reduction, and upgrading substations

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

TIGO SUGIRA LAUNCHED, EYED TO BOOST FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Hope Magazine

One indisputable reality is that Tigo Rwanda is a very popular telecommunication company with the youthful segment of the country and its products have in the past been expressed by many as convenient and attractive to Rwanda’s rural …

Celebrating the team; SORAS awards its commercial agents, exhorts them to push for increased insurance penetration

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In a country where insurance penetration remains low, investing in building the capacity of commercial agents is of prime importance to boost …

Airtel partners with Atlantis microfinance to offer Rwanda’s premier mobile-based, collateral-free loans

AIRTEL Rwanda

In harnessing the power of the mobile phone to impact people’s livelihoods, Airtel Rwanda has entered into partnership with Atlantis Microfinance Ltd, a collaboration that will see Airtel Cash registered customers benefit from collateral free loans given through the company’s mobile money …

485 graduate from IPRC Kigali, requested to create solutions

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In a colorful event at the stadium of the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Institute (IPRC) of Kigali, 485 graduands from the various engineering departments of the college of technology; civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics, and Information and Communication Technology received their Advanced Diplomas ready to join the job market, seek and create …

City of Kigali moves to bridge affordable housing deficit

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In the National Leaders Retreat last year, Rwandan policy makers were tasked with addressing the pressing challenge of inadequate supply of affordable residential houses that was tagged a threat to individual economic growth of Rwandans, especially within low and middle income earning segments of the population abiding in …

Young Women’s Christian Association of Rwanda Implementing projects that address social, economic pressures against women’s empowerment

Matthew Rwahigi

With laws and political frameworks that are pro women empowerment already in place in Rwanda, the challenges that remain to be addressed include equipping the very beneficiaries; women and girls, with the right information and skills to benefit from the good political environment and thrive alongside their male …

With BRD Commercial sold to Atlas Mara, bank now focused on development financing

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Late last year, on the sidelines of the 2014 Annual IMF /World Bank Meetingsin Washington D.C, shareholders of Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and Atlas Mara Co-Invest put pen to paper to finalize the deal for the acquisition of a portion of the Bank’s commercial …

Women empowerment agenda seeks complementarity, not “women power”, despite misinterpretations

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Strength of a woman! This seems to have become the slogan of many women rights activists and largely for good reasons, but in the process misinterpretation of women empowerment as programs that seek to make women rule men and brought about competition among intended collaborators emerged either as a result …

BRALIRWA’s comprehensive CSR approach

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) comprises of activities that companies do in support of community …

Airtel staff contribute to environmental protection, plant 1800 trees in Gikomero

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In a bid to contribute to Rwanda’s environmental protection efforts, Airtel Rwanda staff as part of the company’s CSR Agenda recently planted over 1, 800 trees in an exercise conducted alongside residents of Gikomero sector in Gasabo district, Kigali …

Safintra embarks on expansion

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Rwanda’s construction sector, and particularly in the capital Kigali, has experienced a steady upsurge over the past …