'If only we would collectively rise to mankind’s greatest challenge to restore what we unjustly borrowed in the name of civilization, the world would become a better place'. That was Sir David Attenborough’s key message as he chatted with a small group of distinguished guests at the Rwanda High Commission yesterday. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome

Governor of BNR, John Rwangombwa looks at why investors are increasingly keen to be involved in the country, highlighting not only the leaps and bounds it, but also its massive potential to grow any kind of investment.

Le 18 février dernier, au cours de la cérémonie de lancement du service Internet 4G dans le bus, le Ministre Nsengimana avait annoncé que l’accès à Internet se fera sans supplément. Il avait également promis que l’accès à internet 4G sera élargi à tous les bus de transport public.Afrique Rédaction .

L’Occident est convaincu que la Chine serait en train de dévorer et d’inféoder l’Afrique. Et la Chine dénonçe les pratiques hégémoniques soviétiques et occidentales, et propose une troisième voie à l’Afrique à savoir un modèle de coopération, de reconnaissance et de respect mutuel. Par Chérif Abdedaïm

So far since July 12, twelve IT engineers have been deployed in Rwanda IT companies and departments that use software to solve a number of problems.

“We are supporting the accelerated growth of social enterprises that approach the world’s most pressing societal challenges with innovative business models,” says Rainer Stern, Global Vice President.

One of the beneficiaries include HeHe Limited, a leading mobile technologies company based in Kigali, among Africa’s most promising young entrepreneurs under 30.

The German experts have been posted to Rwanda ICT chamber a non-profit organization established to fast track the growth of the ICT sector in Rwanda.

Another team of experts have been assigned to Partners in Health a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Rwanda in designing, building and implementing a world class health system.

AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA, a youth association for human rights promotion and development also got a support team.

The volunteering team will finish their assignment on August 4.

SAP’s ambitious goals for 2016 are to have an Impact on more than 1.5 million lives through their global Corporate Social responsibility programs and to foster 250,000 volunteering hours, with 40% based on skills and professional expertise.

Assignment locations for this social sabbatical cycle include South Africa, India, China, Brazil, East Africa, South East Asia, Botswana, Colombia and Argentina.

Business Women from Kenya and Rwanda converge in Kigali

At least 100 women in business are expected to attend the first Kenya-Rwanda women trade meet slated for Monday in Kigali.

The event will feature a business forum, mini exhibition, business to business and company visits as well as tour of the country’s historic sites.

Organized by the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Rwanda Private Sector Federation, the event will run from July 25 to 28 at the Serena Hotel.

The women delegation is expected to be led by Kenya’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of East African Affairs, travelling to Kigali to network and share knowledge and experiences in business with the women counterparts in Rwanda, according to a statement.

The event is targeting key participants, who include SMEs, and other corporate women business owners.

It aims to promote joint dialogue on reducing gender disparities in entrepreneurship and enterprise development to promote competitive women enterprises in the region and create platforms for women entrepreneurs to grow businesses as part of women empowerment strategy.

It is also expected to strengthen business relationship between Kenya and Rwanda private sector members and increase intra-Africa trade and investment by initiating the formation of the East African Women in Business Council.

Speaking ahead of the workshop, Stephen Ruzibiza, the Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation said the principle objective of the particular trade mission is to emphasize the role of the private sector as the foundation for economic development and prosperity of the two countries.

“Going forward, together we will ensure enhanced business partnership, competitiveness and profitability between our members in general and the women in business in particular,” he said.

Mary Muthoni, the Chairperson of Women in Business Committee of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce, said in the coming years, there is need to see more of Kenya and Rwanda’s business operators both SME and corporate, sourcing their products within their localities.

“Trade missions such as this one therefore are organized in order to addresses the core gaps of our local industries, and provide a solution on improving competitiveness and facilitating intra trade within our countries. Women should hence be empowered in order to be at the fore front of these initiatives,” she said. 

Rwanda will resume smelting minerals for the export market as it tries to prop up falling profit margins in the mining industry due to depressed global prices.

Les Investissements directs étrangers (IDE) au Rwanda ont augmenté de 78,1 %, selon le Recensement des capitaux privés étrangers (FPC) de 2015 publié jeudi par la Banque nationale du Rwanda.