Rwanda’s trade deficit narrowed by 25.2 per cent in the first two months of 2017 compared to the same period last year, signaling optimism about the financial year’s performance. Trade deficit is the difference in value...
Two local banks are set to benefit from a Rwf5.3 billion loan to finance export-oriented small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) under the Export Growth Fund. The loan agreement was signed between Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD)...
Legislators have failed to agree on the necessity to pass a law establishing the National Rehabilitation Service (NRS) as they sought more clarifications on what the agency will do and how it will work with already...
The parliamentary committee for foreign affairs and security has begun public hearings to analyse a petition filed by commercial motorcyclists over alleged mismanagement of their federation.
A year ago, 32-year-old Francoise Gikundiro’s life was like an empty shell. Her marriage was going down the drain in the face of repeated domestic abuse, but because she didn’t want to expose her ‘private issues’...
An Australian delegation is in the country to explore investment partnerships with local investors in different sectors to boost trade between the two countries. Led by Maj. General Michael Jeffery, also the former head of state of Australia the delegation yesterday, met with the Private Sector Federation leaders, where they...
Year, 2017 is so far so good for TECNO mobile as they've managed to keep the rythem and pace picked from last year where they celebrated 10 years of excellency in terms of existence on the market as well as good products and here, they outed their flagship, phantom 6...
Financial institutions should do more to help bring more people, especially youth and children, into the formal banking sector to enhance savings and financial inclusion.
The long-awaited Rwf950.2 million state-of-the-art international cricket stadium being constructed in Gahanga Sector, Kicukiro District will be inaugurated in October this year, according to officials.
This year’s 13th edition of Kigali International Peace Marathon will cost Rwf90 million, an increase of Rwf19m from last year, according to the organizers, Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF). The annual event is scheduled for April 21.
Kenyan soul jazz artiste Mayonde Masya will headline the Kigali Jazz Junction, tomorrow, at the Kigali Serena Hotel. Although this is the first time for the singer/songwriter to perform at the Kigali Jazz Junction, this will not be her first time to perform in Kigali. She has performed at the...
His birth name is Karuranga Virgile but as a disc jockey, he goes by the moniker of DJ Miller. The 26-year-old is among the new crop of popular club DJs on the Kigali night life circuit.
Adapted from the Kinyarwanda language, the word injyana means ‘the motion of the music’. True to the notion, the ensemble’s goal is to bring orchestra music back to life. Veteran music instrumentalists shared their experiences of the Injyana musical pieces.
I’m starting to think Donald Trump doesn’t really want the presidency. I think he has realized that it’s not that rewarding or even if it is, there’re many times you can’t have your way and for someone whose previous job was hiring and firing people at will, that must be...
A year ago, 32-year-old Francoise Gikundiro’s life was like an empty shell. Her marriage was going down the drain in the face of repeated domestic abuse, but because she didn’t want to expose her ‘private issues’ in public, she suffered in silence.
22-year-old Hellen Nomugisha is the president of African Youth and Adolescent Network on Population and Development (AFIYAN), Rwandan Chapter, a network that brings together all-youth led organisations to implement focus areas like demographic dividend, entrepreneurship, gender-based violence, and forced marriages, among other things.
I am always encouraged to read about Africans making trips around the world to do business. For me, this signifies a fundamental shift from the usual world of aid handouts by developed nations, to a world of trade negotiations, business deals, equal partnerships, and so on.
Is there ever a time when the solution is to ignore the gatekeepers, watchdogs and “masters”? My answer is a resounding yes. My homeland of Jamaica has been plagued by violent crime for the last few decades. Successive administrations have made attempts to curb the beast but to no avail.
Malnutrition among children and adults is a global issue affecting the quality of life for vast populations across the world. It is however particularly acute in developing countries due to higher levels of poverty coupled with illiteracy.
In an increasingly dynamic and innovative environment, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) recently established a dedicated Department of Special Projects and Infrastructure (DSPI) with a strategic mandate of boosting national economic growth by availing finances to spur infrastructure development.
With 77,879 households and a population of 340,983, Kirehe is one of the seven districts that make up Eastern Province . It covers 1,11with 8.5Km2of the surface area. The district is divided into twelve sectors namely: Gahara, Gatore, Kigarama, Kigina, Kirehe, Mahama, Mpanga, Musaza, Mushikiri, Nasho, Nyamugari and Nyarubuye; made up of 60 cells and 612 villages.
The Government recently issued a directive banning boarding in nursery and primary schools in a bid to ensure parents care for their own children closely until such a time they are old enough to be away from daily parental watch.
When learners are encouraged to embrace the savings culture from an early age, it gives them an opportunity to learn financial discipline and investment. Ordinarily, one would expect such values to be introduced to children by parents, but this is not likely to happen as children start school as early...
Cases of children under the age of 16 developing acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure, have been on the rise according to medics.
For one to lead a healthy life, the functioning of the digestive system is central, which calls for ideal dieting habits.