Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) secures $15m facility from BADEA to increase its lending capacity to the private sector

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In the recent development, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has entered into a US$15 million facility agreement with the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) to boost the Bank’s lending to the private …

BRD Playing key role in filling the financing gap in Agriculture sector

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In its expanded and refocused mandate – enshrined in the strategic plan 2016 – 2020, the Development Bank of Rwanda (RDB) has redesigned the Agriculture sector financing plan with focus on promoting agriculture transformationand modernization. “Among the several initiatives of the Bank, agriculture is the head priority in the BRD financing, says Juvenal Kalema, …

Airtel Rwanda and RwandaOnline in partnership to Provide Online Payment Solutions for Government Services ViaIrembo Platform

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In a bid to advance efficient digital payments Airtel Rwanda and RwandaOnline Platform Limited (ROPL) have partnered to make payments for government services simpler through the Irembo e-Government …

Advertising is a serious business – Know it from people at Scanad Rwanda

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Scanad is a 34 year old agency network that grew within Africa and became the integral agency in the WPP Scangroup ecosystem. WPP-Scangroup (listed on Nairobi Stock Exchange) is the largest marketing services & communications network in Sub-Sahara Africa and is a subsidiary of the global industry leader – WPP (listed on London …

Bralirwa launches plastic soft drink packaging

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In a bid to offer a variety of choices to its customers, beverages manufacturer, Bralirwa has launched Coca-Cola soft drinks plastic packaging line. The soft drinks will from now on be produced through the multi-million polyethylene terephthalate (PET), joining the extensive soft drink portfolio under the flagship Coca-Cola …

Turkish Airlines offering the best in-Flight Catering

Turkish Airlines

Inflight catering is the entire service for Turkish Airlines passengers during the whole …

BRALIRWA posts strong performance in 2015

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According to the 2015 financial report and accounts, Braseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (BRALIRWA) continued to grow despite escalating competition and uncertainties in the global and regional …

RRA: Promoting domestic and foreign investment through a simplified taxation system

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Creating a good investment climate for both domestic and foreign investors is one of the fundamental factors for achieving sustainable development in the …

Africa Energy Services Group ltd

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AESG is an all Africa based energy company with its head office in Kigali, Rwanda and a branch in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. It is constituted by a group of experienced professionals and experts in different domains of …

Technological and other innovations push Rwanda’s banking sector growth to 20%

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The banking industry in Rwanda has been metamorphosing into vitality over the years, thanks to product innovations, technology advancements and a good stock of knowledge transfer from regional to international professional personnel in the …

SAHAM: Pan African Leader in Insurance

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“The insurance market in Africa is one of the most dynamic in the world and the private sector, in particular car insurance represents one of the main avenues for …

At 5 years, the Rwanda Stock Exchange is slowly becoming Rwanda’s platform of choice for development capital

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The past five years have seen the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) grow from a nascent stock market to one that is contending to become Rwanda’s platform of choice for development capital and much …

SCI Group, NCR franchise creating a strong footprint on the East African IT landscape

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Since its establishment in Rwanda in 2008, SCI has been able to offer services that range from; Banking and Finance, (e-payment solutions), IT Infrastructure (networking), Power Quality & Energy, Printing and Imaging, Software Utilities and Point of Sale …

BRD strategic plan 2016-2020; An expanded and refocused mandate to enhance socio-economic development

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Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has set a new course as a purely development focused national development bank. The new vision to “accelerate broad based, sustainable economic transformation and prosperity creation” makes this new mandate …

Rwanda Red Cross distributes relief items to 499 households in Gakenke

Rwanda Red Cross

Following a series of heavy rains that led to the loss of over 54 lives and destroyed more than 269 houses in Gakenke district, has this Tuesday in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs distributed Nonfood items (NFIs) to 499 households hit by the disaster in Gakenke …

Qatar Airways ascends in style towards silk roads of China

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Passengers travelling to China can look forward to a premium travel experience on board Qatar Airways’ flagship A380 and Boeing B787 Dreamliners from South Africa to as the airline launches its fourth A380 destination, after London, Paris and Bangkok, to Guangzhou in …

BRALIRWA continues to finance modernization of farming

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Popular knowledge is that the African continent economically depends on farming or at least 80 percent of its population …

50 families in Rulindo receive 50 cows from Sorwathé

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As part of the country’s Gir’inka program, Sorwathé last month handed over to 50 families in Kinihira Sector, Rulindo district with an equivalent number of 50 expectant cows that will see them reduce food insecurity and boost their household …

BRD, Minicom introduce Export Growth Facility to grow exports

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Exporting firms in Rwanda have in the recent past faced challenges accessing financing from banks to support their businesses with many banks citing the businesses as too …

RRA using One Stop Border Posts to facilitate trade in Rwanda

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Improving cross-border procedures through one stop customs inspections or One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) as they are known today is a phenomenon that has significantly improved trade in …

Turkish Airlines opens elegant arrival lounge in Istanbul

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Turkish Airlines has opened an arrival lounge, ‘İstanbul Arrival Lounge’, at the İstanbul Atatürk International Airport, offering its premium passengers the opportunity to freshen up on arrival, after their …

WASAC increases water Kigali production by 40%

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A few years ago, Esperance Mukamunana, a resident of Nyakabanda Sector in Nyarugenge had to walk miles to fetch water for her home use, as the city’s water supply barely used to reach her home area. Not only was it tedious to walk long distances to fetch water every …

BRD updates on student loans and bursaries management

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There has been much anxiety as to how Rwanda’s leading development institution, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) is now managing student loans and …

Serena Hotels scoops 12 major coveted awards at the 2016 World Travel Awards in Zanzibar.

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It was a victorious night for Serena Hotels , East Africa’s leading hotel group, scooping 12 awards including the top Award ,Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand at the 2016 World Travel Awards held at Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est in Zanzibar, …

Medical tourists to Turkey get 50% ticket refund

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Getting affordable medical treatment abroad often comes with huge expenses; most of them too high to bear for the ailing ones and affected …