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 …

City of Kigali implementing new construction permitting reforms

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2014, Rwanda was ranked 85th on the indicator of construction permits, a year before it had been ranked 122…

BRALIRWA launches Legend Extra Stout Beer

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

On Friday February 6th, the happening place was none other than the new papyrus country club in Masaka sector of Kicukiro district in Kigali …

ENGEN and SAWA Citi partner for excellence

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Engen Rwanda and Sawa Citi Supermarket launch Sawa Express shops at filling …

159 elderly access free eye consultations as the DHL “Africa As One” ball arrives in Rwanda

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

She immediately began making her plans for the evening as though she were a teenage girl planning her very first date dinner. Jovial and enthusiastic, she planned that that evening will feature some minutes of reading from her favorite book, the …

Rusumo One Stop Border Post and International Bridge completed, expected to improve social and economic relations

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

After two years and ten months of construction works on the Rusumo border between Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania, on January 10th 2015, stakeholders from both countries and the Japanese government convened at the border to inaugurate a state of the art bridge and premises of a one stop …

Fire is not entirely a natural disaster, Experts say

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

While most people assume that ensuring fire safety in Rwanda is the job of the Rwanda National Police (RNP), experts in urban planning, players in various sectors of Rwanda’s economy, and manufacturers of fire safety equipment convened in Kigali late last week, on Thursday December 11 agreed that fire is …

SONARWA in renewed efforts to boost insurance penetration

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Promises innovative products and use of new technologies to offer convenience in …

With a new brand, Access Bank Rwanda reaffirms its promise of quality services

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Is it about ending the year in style and making sure that there is something good to close the year with? That is a question some customers who were present at the launch of Access Bank’s new brand, change of logo looks, in order to command more relevance as …

DHL joins Plan Rwanda to celebrate efforts of volunteers in socioeconomic transformation

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Dusabe Emmanuel leads a group of volunteers operating in Rwanda’s Eastern Province districts of Rwamagana, Kayonza, and Gatsibo. Their role in the communities is mainly to protect the rights of children and help push forward the agendas of community development rolled out by Plan International in …

Rwanda keeps the pace, turns new business pages

RDB

When all is said and done, when 2015 dawns, when time-honoured investors read and close books and websites on investment opportunities in the world, Rwanda will ring a reverberating bell among them; in their minds and …

Kilimanjaro Cement steadily becoming the builder’s choice in Rwanda

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

At hardly four months in the Rwandan market, Kilimanjaro cement is already becoming a household brand for many a builder and developer, which provokes the question of why these veterans in the construction industry think the cement is better. Speaking to some of the customers who have turned their preference …

Turkish Airlines partners with Team Rwanda, halves travel bills

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Now a household name in the cycling sport in Rwanda and beyond, just less than a decade ago Abraham Ruhumuliza was simply a bicycle taxi delivery boy, transporting people and cargo to whichever destination the client chose, earning only but a few francs to see him through each …

Electricity connection:Procedures and costs reduced by 50%

RDB

Having easy access to credit is crucial for any country as it helps the private sector to set up or expand businesses, thus contributing to economic prosperity and sustainable …

Prime Rwanda is about offering insurance policies tailored to customer needs

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Now for every risk, there will no longer be a fixed fee for a given insurance policy but rather each individual (company) will pay based on a thorough assessment of their risk influenced by their past behavior among other …

UAP rewriting history in Rwanda’s insurance sectorPioneers comprehensive agriculture and SME covers

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Two years old in the Rwandan market, UAP Insurance Rwanda is already making quite commendable strides to live up to the promises that were made to the general populace and leadership of Rwanda; a promise of commencing a new insurance era where customers’ needs remain the main focus of the …

AKAGERA ELECTRONICS A perfect mix of quality affordability & accessibility

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Being part of one of Rwanda’s biggest businesses, AKAGERA ELECTRONICS a division of AKAGERA BUSINESS GROUP (ABG) benefits from connections created over the years since 1997 to enter into partnerships with leading global brands in electronics and consequently making such products accessible to Rwandans offered elsewhere in the …