I&M Bank, MasterCard launch Rwanda’s first multicurrency Prepaid card

I&M Bank, MasterCard launch Rwanda’s first multicurrency Prepaid card

I&M Bank Rwanda has launched of Rwanda’s first Multicurrency Prepaid Platinum card in partnership with Mastercard, thanks to its design, this card will introduce a world of seamless transactions for our customers. The cards can be used to make card transactions both locally and internationally either on Point of Sale machines (POS) or for online […]

Understanding the Role of Technology in Promoting inclusive Growth in Africa

Understanding the Role of Technology in Promoting inclusive Growth in Africa

As the world continues to become more digital, building an inclusive world in which the digital economy works for everyone, everywhere, is crucial.  A recent research collaboration between the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Fletcher School at Tufts University highlights the strengths and opportunities of six major countries in Africa for harnessing the true potential of […]

Rwanda: CMA Tips Kigali Women On Capital markets Opportunities

Rwanda: CMA Tips Kigali Women On Capital markets Opportunities

Rwanda Capital Market Authority (CMA) has encouraged women representatives to secure a bright future by availing themselves of the available investment opportunities in the local capital market. CMA officials made the call while addressing the 2019 National Women’s Council (NWC) General Assembly in Kicukiro District which attracted women from across the district in the City […]

MTN Rwanda Announces Appointment Of New CFO

MTN Rwanda Announces Appointment Of New CFO

MTN Rwanda has appointed Mark Nkurunziza as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1st, 2019. He replaces Mrs. Lily Zondo, who served as CFO from 2016. Mark joins MTN with over 20 years of extensive leadership experience in the financial services sector specifically in Financial Management and Risk Management. Prior to joining MTN Rwanda, […]

Rwanda Business: Journalists Empowered to Report on the Capital Markets

Rwanda Business: Journalists Empowered to Report on the Capital Markets

On 21st June 2019, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) in partnership with the Media High council (MHC) trained 20 business journalists from various broadcast, print and electronic media houses on how to report about capital market business in Rwanda. This year’s training focused on educating and exposing business reporters on the business of capital market […]

Kigali-Tel Aviv flights Could start June 2019

Kigali-Tel Aviv flights Could start June 2019

Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, could start launching direct flights from Kigali, Rwanda to Tel Aviv, Israel soon. The first flight could be available on June 25, 2019, according to reliable sources. The flight will fly between Kigali and Tel Aviv three times a week operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by a Boeing 737-800NG. The […]

CMA Rwanda Sensitizes Judicial Staff on Capital Markets

CMA Rwanda Sensitizes Judicial Staff on Capital Markets

Rwanda’s Ministry of Justice staff members participated in a public education session on how to save and invest through Rwanda’s capital market. The sensitization conducted Capital Markets Authority Rwanda (CMA Rwanda), is part of the institution’s commitment to carry out a number of public education initiatives meant to bridge the financial literacy gap by targeting […]

Kaspersky Lab to Open Office in Kigali

Kaspersky Lab to Open Office in Kigali

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. This strategic move will provide more room for development as well as closer proximity to new partners in the region, allowing Kaspersky Lab to continue its expansion into the promising African […]

BK Group Launches “Ikofi” Wallet to Increase Agriculture Financing

BK Group Launches “Ikofi” Wallet to Increase Agriculture Financing

Bank of Kigali (BK) officially launched a new digital product called “IKOFI”, a revolutionary universal wallet that offers financial services with focus on Rwandan farmers, agro-dealers, Agri-businesses and other players in the agricultural ecosystem. For a long time Agriculture has been considered to be a high risk sector for financial institutions mainly due the lack […]

Rwanda Seeks Revival of Gishwati-Mukura National Park

Rwanda Seeks Revival of Gishwati-Mukura National Park

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has signed a 25 years concession agreement with Imizi Ecotourism Development Ltd for the development of a multi-phased conservation and tourism management program in Gishwati-Mukura National Park. The concession agreement will see Imizi develop and operate an exclusive chimpanzee and primate trekking experience under the Wilderness Safaris brand. While RDB […]

Rwanda Reduces Construction Permits Acquisition Time

Rwanda Reduces Construction Permits Acquisition Time

In a bid to be competitive in doing business, Rwanda has announced new construction policy reforms that will reduce the days it takes for one to get a construction permit. “And the number of days to obtain construction permits will reduce from 113 to 57 while the cost will reduce from 12% to just 2.2% […]

Diamond Trust Bank becomes first East African bank to go live on SWIFT gpi

Diamond Trust Bank, a major banking group in East African Community (EAC) has become the first East African bank to go live on SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service. Gpi is a rapid cross-border payments service that includes real-time payments tracking and transparency on transaction fees and foreign exchange rates. The bank’s EAC active operations […]

SEAL sets Up The Biggest Dry Wood Park in Rwanda

SEAL sets Up The Biggest Dry Wood Park in Rwanda

Starting from the very first days of its activity in Rwanda in 2017, Sawmill East Africa Limited (SEAL) has invested about Rwf4billion to set up the biggest dry wood park in the country. The funds have not only been invested in state-of the-art equipment and the factory itself, but allocated specific funds meant for a […]

Rwanda: Bank of Kigali 2018 pretax profit up 25%

Bank of Kigali’s pretax profit rose 25 percent last year to 42.6 billion francs ($47.2 million), helped by higher interest income. Bank of Kigali said, in a statement, its net interest income climbed 14 percent to 75.8 billion francs in the year through December. “All our subsidiaries reported strong performance leading to a net income […]

Rwanda’s Capital Market University Challenge 2019 Ends with Pomp and Color

Rwanda’s Capital Market University Challenge 2019 Ends with Pomp and Color

Pomp and color characterized the awarding ceremony of the 2019 Capital Market University Challenge after a rigorous and hectic pre-selection stages in all provinces from across Rwanda and the City of Kigali. This year’s competition attracted 672 contestants in both the essay and quiz categories from 16 universities and higher learning institutions. The one-month long […]

Rwanda Bonds: Institutional Investors Snatch March Bond with Lion shares

Rwanda Bonds: Institutional Investors Snatch March Bond with Lion shares

Rwanda’s Central Bank (BNR) 15-year Treasury Bonds worth 10 billion was successfully reopened with a subscription level of 230.91% from 60 applications received in different categories, central bank has said. The books were opened Monday March 25 and closed Wednesday 27, 2019 at 4pm, with institutional investors getting a lion’s share. The book-building method was […]

‘Continental Free Trade Area Needs Political Will’- Kagame

‘Continental Free Trade Area Needs Political Will’- Kagame

Over 1,500 business leaders come together to make African economic integration a reality at the 7th edition of the largest international meeting of Africa’s private sector. The Africa CEO’s business meeting kicked off this morning March 25 through March 26 in Kigali, Rwanda, with President Paul Kagame joined by President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia and […]

Rwanda, Germany Embark on Training Bird Guides

Rwanda, Germany Embark on Training Bird Guides

A training exercise organized for 35 local birding guides has started this weekend in an aim to improve the bird watching experience in Rwanda. Led by British expert birder Malcolm Wilson, the guides will be trained on bird watching techniques, photography, ringing, breeding biology, tourism and presentation. Each local guide received bird watching books and […]

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