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Inside Rwanda’s Sugar, Rice Mafia Business

Inside Rwanda’s Sugar, Rice Mafia Business

Mid last year, during an editorial meeting, a colleague raised an issue of a coordinated mafia in the sugar, rice and salt business across Rwandan shops and stores. Everyone got…

Canadian Firm Commits $50M for Youth In Tourism, Hospitality Sectors

Canadian Firm Commits $50M for Youth In Tourism, Hospitality Sectors

MasterCard­­­­ Foundation is committing $50 million to train youth in Rwanda for the tourism and hospitality sectors. The initiative “Hanga Ahazaza”, or plan for tomorrow is a five year project…

Delayed Automation of Saccos Could Cost Gov’t Rwf5Bn

Delayed Automation of Saccos Could Cost Gov’t Rwf5Bn

A delayed automation of at least 416 Savings and Credit cooperatives (Sacco’s) in Rwanda could cause government a loss of more than Rwf5billion due to lack of shared…

Rwanda’s AIF Nominated for Global Award

Rwanda’s AIF Nominated for Global Award

Rwanda’s Africa Improved Foods (AIF) has emerged among the top 40 global awardees of the 2019 Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship awards. For more than 20 years, the Schwab…

Rwanda Biomedical Center Staff Face New Hunt over Embezzled Funds

Rwanda Biomedical Center Staff Face New Hunt over Embezzled Funds

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) has told parliament that they cannot recover millions of funds which were embezzled by its staff in a medical procurement division. This comes after two former…

Rwanda’s NIRDA Kicks off Campaign to Fund Hardware Developers

Rwanda’s NIRDA Kicks off Campaign to Fund Hardware Developers

Top young local hardware developers have started the competition, a sprint-like event in which programmers, designers and entrepreneurs join together to intensively develop prototypes within three days. In the…

We’ve Improved Efficiency, We Still have Issues to Solve – REG Boss

We’ve Improved Efficiency, We Still have Issues to Solve – REG Boss

Amid reports of financial mismanagement and failure to account for public funds in the ongoing Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearings in Parliament, the CEO of the energy holding company &#8211…

Japanese Firm Hands over Agriculture Project to Government

Japanese Firm Hands over Agriculture Project to Government

Japan’s International Development Agency (JICA) has handed over a five-year agricultural project to the government, which will continue to run it. The ‘Smallholder Market-Oriented Agriculture Project (SMAP…

Rwanda’s Energy Body “Unproductive” – Lawmakers Say

Rwanda’s Energy Body “Unproductive” – Lawmakers Say

In 2015, Rwanda Energy Group (REG) was formed as a consolidated business entity to improve on efficient access of electricity for all. However, four years down the road, a Parliamentary…

Rwandan Chili Farmer Lands $500M Deal with Chinese Firm

Rwandan Chili Farmer Lands $500M Deal with Chinese Firm

A young local entrepreneur specializing in Chili pepper farming could, in a near future, see his agribusiness firm, turn a billion dollar size, following a $500 million deal signes with…

Rwf5.2Bn Nyandungu Eco Tourism Park for 2020

Rwf5.2Bn Nyandungu Eco Tourism Park for 2020

Kigali is executing a project that is set to be a place to kill the stress without having to board a Safari car to the furthest Eastern Province, the home…

1.7Bn World Population Remain Unbanked, PM Ngirente Provides the Key

1.7Bn World Population Remain Unbanked, PM Ngirente Provides the Key

The world still grapples with effects of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr Edourd Ngirente, says that the only way to come out of it…