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Africa’s “Shark Tank” for startups is Rwanda’s new show “Face The Gorillas”

Africa’s “Shark Tank” for startups is Rwanda’s new show “Face The Gorillas”

African startups can now score capital commitments real time―so long as they convince a venture capitalist to give it to them in front of a live audience.

23/06/2017 Saa 08:58:34
RDB commences Kwita Izina 2017 countdown

RDB commences Kwita Izina 2017 countdown

Rwanda yesterday launched the countdown towards the annual gorilla naming ceremony, known as Kwita Izina.

22/06/2017 Saa 11:03:30
U.S. to review benefits to Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania for used clothes ban

U.S. to review benefits to Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania for used clothes ban

The U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday it was reviewing trade benefits to Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after a complaint over a ban on imports of used clothing into the East African market.

20/06/2017 Saa 14:27:00
Rwanda’s holistic ecotourism venture Bisate Lodge prepares for launch

Rwanda’s holistic ecotourism venture Bisate Lodge prepares for launch

A new safari resort, offering a holistic wellness experience in the heart of “gorilla country” in Rwanda, is preparing to launch to the public.

19/06/2017 Saa 08:02:23
RwandAir set to fly to Brussels Airport from July 2017

RwandAir set to fly to Brussels Airport from July 2017

Rwanda national carrier, RwandAir is set to commence non-stop flights from Kigali to Brussels, in Belgium next month.

15/06/2017 Saa 12:44:09
Signs to watchout on how you about to be fired

Signs to watchout on how you about to be fired

Getting fired can be a real shock to the system.But there are usually signs that your termination is pending. You’ve just got to know where to look.Maybe your boss is out to get you. Maybe you’ve been embroiled in some recent controversy at work. Or maybe your organization is undergoing a massive transition or merger.

15/06/2017 Saa 06:29:35
Tigo Rwanda Partners Ericsson to Overhaul its BSS Ecosystem

Tigo Rwanda Partners Ericsson to Overhaul its BSS Ecosystem

Tigo Rwanda has partnered with Ericsson to completely overhaul its Business Support System (BSS) ecosystem.

14/06/2017 Saa 08:35:42
RwandAir celebrate launch of new service with trade competition

RwandAir celebrate launch of new service with trade competition

To celebrate the launch of the first direct flight between the UK and Rwanda, RwandAir announced a new trade competition running until 14th July 2017.

13/06/2017 Saa 06:20:53
Leveraging ‘suptech’ for financial inclusion in Rwanda

Leveraging ‘suptech’ for financial inclusion in Rwanda

With financial inclusion now established as an objective for most financial sector policymakers worldwide, the day-to-day responsibility for ensuring its achievement in a responsible, consumer-friendly, and evidence-based manner often falls to financial sector supervisors.

9/06/2017 Saa 07:17:38
Ethiopian Economy Will Be Africa's Most Expansive In 2017 - World Bank Forecast

Ethiopian Economy Will Be Africa’s Most Expansive In 2017 - World Bank Forecast

The World Bank says Ethiopia’s economy will be the most expansive on the continent for the year 2017 followed by Tanzania, Ivory Coast and Senegal in that order.

7/06/2017 Saa 07:51:26
Burundi to host 8th EAC Oil and Gas Conference

Burundi to host 8th EAC Oil and Gas Conference

Burundi will host the 8th East African Oil and Gas Conference from June 7 to 9, Minister of Energy and Mines Como Manirakiza said.

7/06/2017 Saa 07:22:35
Alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda

May 2017 spelled bad news for tourists intending to travel to Rwanda to see the gorillas. Rwanda doubled the cost of its gorilla permits from $750 to a $1,500 - While this is all in the name of conservation, some travellers to East Africa might find this price a little too steep.

7/06/2017 Saa 06:50:04
Liquid Telecom launches pan African WiFi roaming hub

Liquid Telecom launches pan African WiFi roaming hub

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has today launched a new Wi-Fi roaming hub that enables operators and ISPs to access its network of public Wi-Fi hotspots across Africa for the first time.

31/05/2017 Saa 12:21:49
Rezidor opens first Park Inn by Radisson in Rwanda

Rezidor opens first Park Inn by Radisson in Rwanda

Rezidor Hotel Group has continued its African growth momentum with the unveiling of its first Park Inn by Radisson in Kigali, Rwanda, which is its fifth in East Africa.

26/05/2017 Saa 10:28:04
 Bank Mulls First Foreign Listing Outside Country

Bank Mulls First Foreign Listing Outside Country

Bank of Kigali Ltd., Rwanda’s biggest lender by market value, plans to cross-list in Nairobi, Johannesburg or London in 2018, Chief Financial Officer Nathalie Mpaka said.

25/05/2017 Saa 07:01:59
SEACOM launches PoPs in Rwanda and Botswana

SEACOM launches PoPs in Rwanda and Botswana

SEACOM continues to extend the geographical reach of its network with the launch of new points of presence (PoPs) in Rwanda through partnerships with strong local providers.

23/05/2017 Saa 08:11:43
London Gatwick to launch direct flights to Rwanda

London Gatwick to launch direct flights to Rwanda

RwandAir will launch the first non-stop flight from the UK to the Rwandan capital of Kigali on 26 May.

23/05/2017 Saa 07:47:52
Rwanda e-procurement system to reduce costs from delayed and abandoned projects

Rwanda e-procurement system to reduce costs from delayed and abandoned projects

An e-procurement system due to come into force in July will help to reduce the number and cost of delayed and abandoned projects in Rwandan, permanent secretary Isabelle Kalihangabo has said.

19/05/2017 Saa 06:53:40
Efacec “brings” electricity to Rwanda

Efacec “brings” electricity to Rwanda

New substations allow electricity distribution to rural areas

19/05/2017 Saa 06:17:41
Uganda pledges no increase to gorilla permit costs

Uganda pledges no increase to gorilla permit costs

Uganda tourism officials have vowed not to increase the cost of gorilla permits after neighbour Rwanda doubled the fee from $750 to $1,500

18/05/2017 Saa 06:40:15
Rwanda Regulator Fines MTN $8.5m over External IT Hub

Rwanda Regulator Fines MTN $8.5m over External IT Hub

Rwanda’s telecom industry regulator-RURA has fined MTN Rwanda, a division of South Africa’s MTN Group 7 billion francs ($8.5 million) for running its IT services outside the country in breach of its licence.

18/05/2017 Saa 06:11:07
Kigali and Rwanda both ranked third in ICCA 2016 performance barometer

Kigali and Rwanda both ranked third in ICCA 2016 performance barometer

ICCA has now officially confirmed, after the news was broken here two days ago, that Rwanda’s position as an African MICE powerhouse has gone up to third, only beaten by South Africa and Morocco.

11/05/2017 Saa 06:53:31
Central Bank to sell seven-year T-bond in May

Central Bank to sell seven-year T-bond in May

Rwanda will sell a seven-year Treasury bond worth 10 billion francs($12.08 million)this month to fund infrastructure projects, the central bank said on its website.

11/05/2017 Saa 06:03:25
Motorcycle Factory to start in kigali

Motorcycle Factory to start in kigali

Rwanda Motorcycle Company (RMC), is expected to start assembling the motorcycles this month. Motorcycles are a common means of transport in Rwanda and are efficient and cost effective.

4/05/2017 Saa 08:01:26
Ricardo Workshop on Rwanda’s Waste to Energy Climate Change Plans

Ricardo Workshop on Rwanda’s Waste to Energy Climate Change Plans

Environmental consulting firm, Ricardo, has delivered a workshop on implementing Rwanda’s Paris Agreement contribution, including the construction of a waste to energy plant in the capital, Kigali.

2/05/2017 Saa 09:52:52
Kamapal to Host African Insurance Conference

Kamapal to Host African Insurance Conference

Uganda will for the second time host the 44th Africa Insurance Organization (AIO) conference, organized by the Insurance Regulatory Authority.

26/04/2017 Saa 11:13:44
One&Only to open hotels in Rwanda

One&Only to open hotels in Rwanda

One&Only is to launch two resorts in Rwanda, One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest.

26/04/2017 Saa 07:05:41
Trademark East Africa identifies interventions and location to enhance cross border trade

Trademark East Africa identifies interventions and location to enhance cross border trade

TradeMark East Africa has proposed the need to adapt its engagement in Burundi by investing in projects that strengthen new export potential value chains, enhance cross border trade and increase the country’s participation in the regional market.

24/04/2017 Saa 10:44:25
Mastercard looks to bin the PIN as it trials fingerprint-secured credit card

Mastercard looks to bin the PIN as it trials fingerprint-secured credit card

Mastercard has shown off biometric credit and debit cards that comes with built-in fingerprint sensors.Bad news for those of you with sweaty hands

20/04/2017 Saa 09:27:26
A High-speed rail line in E. Africa to be built by a Turkish firm

A High-speed rail line in E. Africa to be built by a Turkish firm

Project to connect Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania

14/04/2017 Saa 13:42:10
FLSmidth signs cement grinding plant contract in Rwanda

FLSmidth signs cement grinding plant contract in Rwanda

FLSmidth to supply first OK(TM) vertical roller mill in East Africa

6/04/2017 Saa 10:07:28
U.S. Department of State and Edison Electric Institute launch the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange

U.S. Department of State and Edison Electric Institute launch the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange

The U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) officially launched the African Utility Power Sector Exchange (AUPSE) today with a summit in Washington, D.C. attended by African and U.S. utility Chief Executive Officers (CEO).

5/04/2017 Saa 09:40:54
More than 80 Moroccan Companies Tour Rwanda, Tanzania and Madagascar

More than 80 Moroccan Companies Tour Rwanda, Tanzania and Madagascar

A delegation of more than 80 Moroccan companies is undertaking a commercial prospecting mission in Rwanda, Tanzania and Madagascar. The tour is part of the second edition of the “African Business Connect” operation, organized by Maroc Export in partnership with BMCE Bank of Africa.

4/04/2017 Saa 10:33:54
Rwanda now requires insurance from package tourists

Rwanda now requires insurance from package tourists

It was confirmed overnight that following changes in the relevant tourism laws and regulations in Rwanda, safari and tour operators now must include an evacuation insurance package for their clients, the cost of which is of course being passed on to the beneficiaries.

31/03/2017 Saa 10:21:34
Rwanda,Burundi and Tanzania to Benefit from 80mw Power Project

Rwanda,Burundi and Tanzania to Benefit from 80mw Power Project

OVER 7,000 households in are set to benefit from 80 megawatts of electricity from the Rusumo Falls hydro-electric project along Kagera River whose ground-breaking ceremony is set for today.

30/03/2017 Saa 13:13:32
Gatwick airport to be new destination for Rawandair

Gatwick airport to be new destination for Rawandair

Rwanda’s airline will start three weekly flights to London’s Gatwick airport on May 26 and it expects to exceed one million passengers on all its routes in the next three to four years, said the chief Executive John Mirenge.

29/03/2017 Saa 14:46:43
 RwandAir launches direct flights from Accra to Lagos

RwandAir launches direct flights from Accra to Lagos

RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has recently launched direct flights from Accra to Lagos as part of the Airline’s route expansion project in 2017.

27/03/2017 Saa 11:56:47
Rusumo Falls project to break ground next week

Rusumo Falls project to break ground next week

The 80MW Regional Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project in Rwanda is set to start construction soon, with the official groundbreaking ceremony to be held 30 March.

23/03/2017 Saa 19:02:59
Rwanda lauds Kenya's SGR progress, cuts a Sh124bn deal with China for own line

Rwanda lauds Kenya’s SGR progress, cuts a Sh124bn deal with China for own line

Rwanda has reaffirmed its commitment to the construction of the 2,000 kilometres-Northern Corridor Standard Gauge Railway line between Kigali and Mombasa, challenging its regional partners to speed up the work

16/03/2017 Saa 09:55:39
Supporting the world’s poor

Supporting the world’s poor

Call for projects in Zambia and Rwanda.

10/03/2017 Saa 09:39:44

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