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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
Airtel teams with Vanu to boost rural coverage in Rwanda

Airtel teams with Vanu to boost rural coverage in Rwanda

Vanu Rwanda, a subsidiary of US cellular connectivity firm Vanu Inc, has reportedly licensed spectrum from the Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority (RURA) to provide solar-enabled wholesale services to local mobile network operators.

2/03/2017 Saa 15:15:30
[Rwanda] Economy to remain buoyant in 2017, Central Bank

[Rwanda] Economy to remain buoyant in 2017, Central Bank

Rwanda’s economy is expected to remain stable and resilient in 2017 despite the downside risks registered in 2016.

2/03/2017 Saa 11:47:40
President Magufuli Stance On EU-EAC Trade Deal Could Split Bloc

President Magufuli Stance On EU-EAC Trade Deal Could Split Bloc

Tanzania has yet again refused to endorse a regional trade pact with the European Union, saying the deal stood in its way to industrialization.

1/03/2017 Saa 11:26:48
New documentary to tell return of lions in Rwanda

New documentary to tell return of lions in Rwanda

The global wildlife television channel is set to screen the reintroduction of lions from South Africa to Rwanda in an hour-long documentary, according to Akagera National Park authority.

28/02/2017 Saa 17:01:52
Rwanda's digital ambassadors are boosting computer literacy

Rwanda’s digital ambassadors are boosting computer literacy

A new initiative in Rwanda aims to transform the lives of 5 million citizens by bringing them online and providing digital skills training in their communities in a new Digital Ambassadors Program (DAP).

24/02/2017 Saa 15:14:42
Kigali to host EAC High-Level Manufacturing Business Summit -

Kigali to host EAC High-Level Manufacturing Business Summit -

Rwanda is to host the 2nd high-level East African Manufacturing Business Summit and Exhibition (EAMBS) organised by the East African Community (EAC).

24/02/2017 Saa 10:52:37
Rwanda,Uganda and Kenya in joint tourism drive

Rwanda,Uganda and Kenya in joint tourism drive

In a move meant to easily reach and capture more tourists, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have come together to launch the first of its kind East African destination portal.

20/02/2017 Saa 09:56:23
The Insurance Industry in Rwanda, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020

The Insurance Industry in Rwanda, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020

Timetric’s ’The Insurance Industry in Rwanda, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020’ report provides a detailed analysis of the Rwandan insurance industry.

15/02/2017 Saa 11:24:59
RwandAir set to benefit from new Rwanda-Mali bilateral air services deal

RwandAir set to benefit from new Rwanda-Mali bilateral air services deal

The stage has been set for RwandAir to further spread its wings into West Africa, after Rwanda’s State Minister for Transport, Dr. Alexis Nzahabwanimana, signed a new air services deal with his Malian counterpart. the Minister of Equipment, Transport and Infrastructure, Mrs. Seynabou Diop Traoré.

14/02/2017 Saa 13:07:47
PPC sees sales increase in southern Africa

PPC sees sales increase in southern Africa

PPC’s business units in Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Botswana recorded an increase in cement sales of 9% for the nine-month period to December 2016, the company said in a trading update, after the commissioning of a new mill in Harare.

8/02/2017 Saa 15:37:27
Is Rwanda really better than Romania?

Is Rwanda really better than Romania?

Luxembourg has just punished a whistleblower for telling the truth about tax evasion (Luxleaks); it is, together with Singapore, a favourite destination for individuals and companies to hide income.

8/02/2017 Saa 15:12:41
Rwanda to sell 5-year, 10 billion franc Treasury bond in February

Rwanda to sell 5-year, 10 billion franc Treasury bond in February

Rwanda will sell a five-year Treasury bond worth 10 billion francs ($12 million) this month to fund infrastructure projects, the central bank said on its website on Monday.

6/02/2017 Saa 16:32:38
Peugeot to open vehicle assembly plant in Kenya

Peugeot to open vehicle assembly plant in Kenya

Plant will create thousands of jobs for young people, teach them new skills, help industries grow, says Kenya’s president

6/02/2017 Saa 10:20:02
The time is now for remote Africa to take advantage of global travel trends

The time is now for remote Africa to take advantage of global travel trends

The global perception of Africa is changing, and this change in perception is led by destinations previously not thought of or avoided altogether. Countries like the Congo, Rwanda, and Malawi is making an impression for all the right reasons.

3/02/2017 Saa 18:30:18
Innovative financing key to transforming Africa's healthcare: expert

Innovative financing key to transforming Africa’s healthcare: expert

Targeted investments in infrastructure, workforce and improved governance are key to transforming the heath sector in Africa, said the head of the Health and Education Investment Team at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Biju Mohandas.

2/02/2017 Saa 12:42:26

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