Hope Magazine News http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php articles from Rwandas first daily. Copyright Hope Magazine en-us http://www.hope-mag.com//images/logos.jpg Hope Magazine http://www.hope-mag.com/ Securing finance lies in the detail, says SME financier http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3357 Access to funding is often cited as the greatest hurdle to starting a business. However, contrary to the belief of many entrepreneurs, there are several institutions with funding available in Rwanda which too often aren’t tactically tapped into. - Hope Magazine Friday, 17th November 2017 Special Christmas edition of Farmers’ And Artisans’ Market coming up http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3356 A special Christmas edition of the monthly Kigali Farmers’ And Artisans’ Market will be held on 25th November, from 1 to 6pm, at Brioche in Kacyiru. - Hope Magazine Friday, 17th November 2017 Kagame receives Estonian counterpart http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3355 President Kagame on Thursday received his Estonian counterpart, Kersti Kaljulaid, at Village Urugwiro for bilateral talks. - Hope Magazine Friday, 17th November 2017 Tigo Rwanda reaches 40% market share http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3354 68,555 new subscribers joined Tigo Rwanda in the month of October 2017, bringing the number of subscribers to 3,456,237, up from 3,387,682 in September 2017. It now enjoys market share of 40%, compared to 36.5% in December 2016. - Hope Magazine Friday, 17th November 2017 Rwanda to introduce universal visa on arrival in 2018 http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3353 The directorate of immigration and emigration has announced that starting on 1st January, 2018, citizens of all countries will be able to get a visa upon arrival in the country, without prior application. The visa will be valid for 30 days. - Hope Magazine Friday, 17th November 2017 Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3352 The 2017 version of Ecobank Research’s Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook, which provides expert knowledge and analysis on African markets for investors and businesses, indicates a positive outlook for the continent, and forecasts three key trends during the next 12 months. - Hope Magazine Friday, 17th November 2017 MTN Rwanda partners with KVCS for cashless payment of parking fees http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3351 MTN Rwanda has partnered with Kigali Veterans Cooperatives Society (KVCS) to introduce a payment option for parking fees via the MTN Mobile Money platform. Drivers in Kigali can from now on dial *799# on their mobile phones to make instant payments. - Hope Magazine Friday, 17th November 2017 Bugesera girl students sensitised on security ahead of holidays http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3350 Members of the Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing (RYVCP) in Bugesera District, on Wednesday reached out to students of Maranyundo Girls School and urged them to stay focused and actively be part of the development and community policing activities in their communities. - Hope Magazine Friday, 17th November 2017 Kagame to award inaugural National Order of Friendship medals on Saturday http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3349 President Kagame will on Saturday award the inaugural Igihango National Order of Friendship medals to nine individuals in recognition of their exemplary service to the nation. - Hope Magazine Friday, 17th November 2017 Op-ed: How telecoms accelerate SME growth through innovation and technology http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3348 This week Rwanda welcomed the fourth edition of the ‘SME and Banking Africa Forum’ at the landmark Kigali Convention Center. The theme of this year’s forum, which brought together business leaders, financial institutions, a selection of innovative start-ups and SME development experts, was ‘Unlocking the potential of African businesses’. This theme was, I believe, timely in nature. - Hope Magazine Thursday, 16th November 2017 Cimerwa donates 18 houses to displaced Rusizi families http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3347 Cimerwa, the leading and only local integrated cement producer in Rwanda, has handed over 18 modern houses to families in Rusizi district as the company strengthens its corporate social investments (CSI) in areas and societies in which it operates. - Hope Magazine Wednesday, 15th November 2017 Nyagatare centre to provide hands-on skills in milk processing http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3346 The ministry of education has handed over a milk processing unit constructed in Nyagatare district to the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre East (IPRC East) to address the shortage of technical skills in the production of dairy products. - Hope Magazine Wednesday, 15th November 2017 Financial sector pledges $223m to SME financing at Kigali forum http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3345 Financial institutions in Rwanda have pledged at least $223m to SME financing under the ‘La Finance s’Engage’ initiative at the fourth edition of the SME & Banking Africa Forum which is under way in Kigali. - Hope Magazine Wednesday, 15th November 2017 Police launch one-month road safety campaign http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3344 The State Minister in the ministry of infrastructure in charge of transport, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, has said the government is reviewing the laws on road safety to increase penalties against violators, who continue to cause fatal accidents. - Hope Magazine Wednesday, 15th November 2017 Youth security volunteers plant 30,000 trees http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3342 The implementation of the Rwanda National Police (RNP) memorandum of understanding signed last week with the Ministry of Lands and Forestry on environmental conservation, started over the weekend with members of Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing planting 30,000 trees in different parts of the country. - Hope Magazine Tuesday, 14th November 2017 Rwanda hosts the 49th annual general assembly of African Airlines Association http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3343 RwandAir in partnership with African Airlines Association is convening the 49th Annual General Assembly and Summit of the African Airlines Association from 12th to 14th November 2017 at the Kigali Convention Centre. The forum, which brings together over 500 experts including airline CEOs, executives and decision-makers in the aviation industry, will ‘Rethink strategies for airline profitability in Africa,’ which is the theme of the summit. - Hope Magazine Tuesday, 14th November 2017 Tigo Rwanda increases support to golf with Rwanda Open sponsorship http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3341 Tigo Rwanda has announced its sponsorship of the 2017 Rwanda Open golf tournament which will take place at the Kigali Golf Course from 15th to 18th November. - Hope Magazine Monday, 13th November 2017 IMF staff completes review mission to Rwanda http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3340 A team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which was in Rwanda last week has reached a preliminary agreement with the government on policies that could support completion of the eighth and third reviews of Rwanda’s PSI- and SCF-supported programs, respectively. The agreement is subject to approval by IMF management and executive board, and the latter is expected to consider the reviews in January. - Hope Magazine Monday, 13th November 2017 Rwanda Golf Open 2017 to start on Wednesday http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3339 The Rwanda Golf Open will take place this week, from 15th to 18th November, at Kigali Golf Course. - Hope Magazine Monday, 13th November 2017 Artists join Unicef to create songs, TV and radio programs for children http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3338 A workshop for innovative communication in early childhood development (ECD), organized by the United Nations’ children’s fund Unicef, attracted over 70 participants last week. Participants included musicians, graphic designers, filmmakers, ECD specialists, media representatives, performance artists, and more. - Hope Magazine Monday, 13th November 2017 KCB Bank Rwanda calls on students to adopt digital banking http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3337 KCB Bank Rwanda has hosted a digital banking presentation at the College of Business and Economics (CBE) of the University of Rwanda, calling on students to adopt digital banking. - Hope Magazine Friday, 10th November 2017 Tigo Rwanda celebrates customers with ‘Tigo Yanjye’ promo http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3335 Tigo Rwanda has launched a promotion called “Tigo Yanjye” (My Tigo) to celebrate its customers. - Hope Magazine Thursday, 9th November 2017 Liquid Telecom partners with VT iDirect and Telesat for better services to businesses http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3336 Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has entered into an arrangement with Telesat, a leading global satellite operator with extensive coverage of the EMEA region, and VT iDirect, a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology, to deliver enhanced services to companies in central and southern Africa. - Hope Magazine Thursday, 9th November 2017 Kagame recognised for visionary leadership at World Travel Market, London http://www.hope-mag.com//index.php?com=news&option=read&ca=1&a=3334 President Paul Kagame has been presented with the 2017 World Tourism Award for visionary leadership on the opening day of the World Travel Market in London. - Hope Magazine Tuesday, 7th November 2017