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 …

Skol brewery headed for big expansion In efforts to increase capacity and meet demand

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Skol Brewery Limited (SBL) is one of the only two local breweries in Rwanda and has been in the market since 2010 when the shareholding company first bought 50 percent of BMC Ltd and later upped this to fully own the …

Letshego now licensed to take deposits

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

The smile she wore as she received a cheque of FRW70,000 (an equivalent of US$100) as a token of appreciation for having worked with Letshego for over five years was nothing but …

Hôtel Des Mille Collines by Kempinski, Kigali’s preferred living room

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Having been part of Rwanda’s post independence history (since 1973), Hôtel Des Mille Collines beats any that exists or which is yet to come at telling the country’s story and giving people a connection to the Rwandan culture and …

Turkish Airlines opens Kigali-Montreal direct flight

Prior to its entrance into the Rwandan airline market, the country was only being directly connected to Europe through two operators, a factor that not only limited the destinations but also the choice for air passengers. Two years down the lane however, the airline situations can be said to have …

Matelas Dodoma making high density mattresses affordable

When it comes to buying a mattress, all I am concerned with is something that is made of foam and soft to give me a good night sleep. I do not put so much thought into it because to me it is just something on which I lay for the …

UAE Exchange Rwanda honours its patrons

The leading foreign exchange and money transfer brand pays tribute to its customers by celebrating Customer Loyalty month from 1st to 30th June, 2014. During this period, various promotions, offers will be conducted. There will also be a lucky draw conducted every day during this period. Customers transacting and participating not …

SAMSUNG Releases GALAXY S5 To Make Life Smarter

Matthew Rwahigi

Capturing and saving precious memories is one of the most important Smartphone features today. No other phone offers the right combination of devices that allow enjoying this feature of smart living more than the recently released fifth generation (S5) of Galaxy S from the world’s leading electronic manufacturer, …

BRALIRWA GETTING CLOSE

Matthew Rwahigi

A visit to Bralirwa’s new Commercial Offices in Kigali. At the Sonatube round-about in Kicukiro, rising above the commotion of one of Kigali’s busiest areas is a new building that now houses BRALIRWA’s Commercial …

Free online Business registration now mandatory

Matthew Rwahigi

At the heart of every achievement lies the courage which made the first step into the unknown. Every big success begins with a small but vital element, the first step, which oftentimes determines the project’s success or …

Rest in Peace Anne Heyman -Merrin, Your legacy to improve the world will forever prevail

Matthew Rwahigi

In November of 2005, Agahozo-Shalom Founder Anne Heyman and her husband, Seth Merrin, heard a talk about the Rwandan genocide. At the time, the biggest problem Rwanda was facing was the vast number of orphans living in the country, following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. At the time, there was no …

BRD records healthy investments in 2013

Matthew Rwahigi

As a bank mandated to foster national development byavailing the necessary finance to see developmental projects take off, the Development Bank of Rwanda access to finance in the area and ensuring that the funds given out yield the expected …

GUMA GUMA Superstar 3, Rocking fans, competition beefing up

Journalists and show biz analysts have billed the annual event as the biggest most intense music contest in Rwanda. The third season of the Primus “Guma Guma Super Star” Rwanda’s national musical competition  has been running for more than two months and commanding bigger audiences than any of …

Rwanda’s easy tax regimes good news for doing business environment

Kenneth Agutamba

Widening the local tax base of an economy is arguably the main reason why countries promote and attract investments, as governments want to generate more revenue to fund national …

Giving a voice to Rwandan civil society in the EAC

With a market of over 133 million people and the potential opportunity for people to work and reside in other countries within the East African Community (EAC), regional integration offers many opportunities to both Rwandan businesses and citizens.    Nevertheless, a possible Achilles heel for achieving the ambitions of …