City of Kigali Leading Kigali’s skyline transformation

Hope Magazine

Kigali remains on track to attaining the status of the ‘centre of urban excellence’ in Africa by 2040 going by recent events that have seen the inauguration of a magnificent city hall and a grand plaza in the city centre. City of Kigali authorities envisage a more developed and ‘smart’ city …

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 at the time, Urwego Opportunity Bank since 2007 acquired Central Bank license to operate as a fully fledged commercial bank and has since made efforts to remain relevant to both its bottom of the financial services demand pyramid …

About UAE Exchange (Rwanda)

Hope Magazine

UAE Exchange commenced its operations in Rwanda in the year 2010. The first outlet in UTC Kigali, started with providing money transfer and foreign exchange services, and transgressed into offering bill payments services as well. Today UAE Exchange has branches in Kigali, Remera and Nyabugogo in …

BRALIRWA supports return of lions to Rwanda’s Akagera national Park

Hope Magazine

The leading beverage company in Rwanda, BRALIRWA recently reaffirmed its position as a responsible corporate citizen when it joined and contributed significantly to returning lions to the Akagera National park, 15 years after the demise of the park’s original population of the …

Turkish Airlines commits to better passenger circulation, tourism

Hope magazine

Turkish Airlines is committed to the promotion of incoming and outgoing tourism between Rwanda and Turkey, the new Rwanda Country Manager has assured. During an exclusive interview with Hope Magazine, Ömer Faruk Korkmaz noted that Rwanda has a lot of potential to attract tourists from Turkey that will be reciprocated …

CIMERWA offers 15% discount in promotion drive

George Kalisa

CIMERWA, Rwanda’s only cement manufacturer, has announced an attractive discount on its general purpose blue bagged cement 32.5 which pulls down the price of cement from the FRW8500 per bag to only FRW7300 effective August 19, 2015 representing close to 15 per cent …

RAK CERAMICS Opens in Rwanda providing Global Quality Products

Hope Magazine

The construction sector in Rwanda has been a true reflection of the country's economic growth especially in the past one decade, featuring enormous structures and in big numbers unseen before rising from every corner of the country. But the growth in the sector has not come lightly, considering the high …

SERENA cements its position as Rwanda’s leading hotel brand

Hope Magazine

Kigali Serena proclaimed Rwanda’s Leading hotel by World Travel Awards for the fourth time Kigali Serena Hotel was recently awarded the Leading Hotel in Rwanda Award at the World Travel Awards hosted in the Seychelles Island presented to the hotel’s management in a colorful event on June 20th. …

Kigali View Hotel; Providing an enriched experience all the way

Matthew Rwahigi

Ripples sweep and wash over the face and surface of the clear waters of the pool, creating wavelets that lazily consume in the glows from the lights at the sidewalls. A not so swift but soft breeze also sweeps about, carrying with it an aroma from the kitchen as it …

Hotpoint Rwanda expands, opens another showroom

Hope Magazine

In the drive to bring services closer to the customers Hotpoint – Rwanda has opened a retail outlet in Kisimenti-Remera, a Kigali suburb to serve areas surrounding the busy trading …

kountable continues to serve quick financing needs of businesses in Rwanda

Matthew Rwahigi

One month after a very successful launch on May 30th at the Kigali Serena Hotel, kountable has so far received 297 new prospective projects from Rwandan entrepreneurs looking to grow their …

British Council Building English proficiency, polishing soft skills

Hope Magazine

The British Council in Rwanda is involved in a number of activities that involve building capacity in English proficiency and soft skills through the English Language Training (ELT) services. The ELT beneficiaries are drawn from ministries, the corporate world, government agencies, civil society organisations and other adults from the beginner …

Lamudi Rwanda top five property listings

Hope Magazine

KIGALI, JULY 2, 2015: The real estate market in Rwanda is vibrant and we have properties coming up in the Kigali that are exceptional and competitive in the market. We now see more people interested in the investment of real estate and in order to get good returns people are coming up …

EBMs, POS terminals, and more IT solutions

Matthew Rwahigi

When Rwanda begun implementing the use of Electronic Billing Machines (EBMs) one of the main components for the policy’s success was ensuring sustained supply of the …

Africa Development Consultant Ltd (ADC) giving a lifeline to Rwandan entrepreneurs

Matthew Rwahigi

The Africa Development Consultant (ADC) was incorporated to serve and ad-dress the Business Development Service (BDS) needs of Micro, Small and Medi-um Enterprises (MSMEs). To a greater extent, with support from the govern-ment of Rwanda and International organizations, ADC can be said to have lived up to its mission in …

Mobile money tax payment facility

James Buyinza

It is no longer necessary for taxpayers to queue at Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) offices or at any bank in order to pay taxes thanks to a partnership between MTN Rwanda and the tax ad-ministration to offer an easier and quicker platform of remitting taxes through the telecoms MTN Mobile …

Crown Solutions Rwanda; Engineering solutions at affordable rates

Matthew Rwahigi

There are so many traders of electrical products, but in most cases, these are just that; traders. A customer walks into the shop, asks for what they think serves their construction’s specifications and off they …

VAT collections have increased by over 5% in 2 years thanks to Electronic Billing Machines

James Buyinza

Approximately two years after the Rwandan government through the Rwanda Revenue Authority begun implementing the use of Electronic Billing Machines by all VAT registered tax payers, commendable success has been registered thus far and ample appreciation from the business community …

Exciting times for Rwanda’s capital market as first fully private IPO is listed

Matthew Rwahigi

Ask these questions to avoid a problem housemate

Lamudi Rwanda

KIGALI, JUNE 16, 2015: Passive aggressive notes left on the fridge. Constant mess in the common areas. Music blaring at all hours of the morning. Sharing your home with others can be stressful enough, but even more so when you end up with the housemate from …

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 …