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[Uganda] Clay building products manufacturer eyes regional market to ward off competition

[Uganda] Clay building products manufacturer eyes regional market to ward off competition

In a bid to ward off growing competition in Uganda, manufacturer of baked clay building products, Uganda Clays Ltd is mulling entering regional markets through Rwanda after it closed its South Sudan operations.

22/08/2016 Saa 10:57:09
Cotonou and Abidjan are joining the West Africa network of RwandAir

Cotonou and Abidjan are joining the West Africa network of RwandAir

Benin and the Ivory Coast are the latest two West African countries to join the ever growing network of Rwanda’s national airline.

19/08/2016 Saa 14:14:57
iSON BPO takes over MTN Rwanda

iSON BPO takes over MTN Rwanda

iSON BPO has announced the latest addition to its growing portfolio of clients, MTN Rwanda, effective August 1, 2016.

16/08/2016 Saa 11:11:40
Burundian traders decry ban on food export to Rwanda

Burundian traders decry ban on food export to Rwanda

Traders and growers of fruit and vegetable crops in Cibitoke province, 70km northwest of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, are complaining about the ban on export of food items to Rwanda.

9/08/2016 Saa 10:41:27
Bralirwa Counter Gains Rwf12 On the Bourse

Bralirwa Counter Gains Rwf12 On the Bourse

Bralirwa counter bounced back yesterday gaining Rwf12 lost on Tuesday last week, according to the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) daily market report for Monday.

9/08/2016 Saa 10:10:46
Rwanda to address sugar production shortfall with new factory

Rwanda to address sugar production shortfall with new factory

A Mauritius investor has received the nod from the government of Rwanda to construct a sugar processing factory with a capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes of sugar yearly.

8/08/2016 Saa 14:08:29
Millicom provides IP transit to Rwanda broadband operator

Millicom provides IP transit to Rwanda broadband operator

Millicom’s operation in Rwanda has signed a 10-year deal with mobile broadband company KT Rwanda Networks to provide IP transit to London.

8/08/2016 Saa 13:33:59
Election result will compound South Africa’s economic woes

Election result will compound South Africa’s economic woes

South Africa’s 2016 municipal elections were held against the backdrop of challenging economic conditions in the country.

6/08/2016 Saa 12:19:44
BDF partners with 450 microfinance institutions to increase rural financing

BDF partners with 450 microfinance institutions to increase rural financing

Business Development Fund, an independent government entity, established in collaboration with the Development Bank of Rwanda, has entered into an agreement with 450 microfinance institutions meant to increase rural financing especially to farmers by developing finance mechanisms that can help solve funding challenges.

2/08/2016 Saa 15:48:52
CET Rwanda relinquishes outsourced call centers to ISON BPO

CET Rwanda relinquishes outsourced call centers to ISON BPO

CET Rwanda has relinquished MTN outsourced call centers to ISON BPO Rwanda as the firm seeks to concentrate on improving service delivery and customer experience. ISON BPO Rwanda has taken over MTN outsourced call centres effective today from CET Rwanda, the telecom firm has said in a statement.

2/08/2016 Saa 11:22:53
Rwanda revised tourist visa fees

Rwanda revised tourist visa fees

Effective this month, new visa fees come into effect with tourists entering Rwanda now required to pay either 35 UK pounds, 45 euros or 50 US dollars respectively.

2/08/2016 Saa 10:46:50
BPR Bank targets customers with innovation that cuts transaction costs

BPR Bank targets customers with innovation that cuts transaction costs

A new mobile application that seeks to boost how bank customers has been launched in Rwanda as competition to appease and entice customers turn to technology.

29/07/2016 Saa 15:42:34
Wealthy Kenyatta Family Eyes Stake In Distressed Bank In DR Congo

Wealthy Kenyatta Family Eyes Stake In Distressed Bank In DR Congo

The Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), a leading Kenyan commercial bank majority-owned by the Kenyatta family, is looking to acquire a stake in a distressed lender in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

29/07/2016 Saa 14:48:54
Rwanda telco rebrands as it expands to the rest of Africa

Rwanda telco rebrands as it expands to the rest of Africa

Olleh Rwanda Networks, a wholesome 4G network owned by the Rwandan government and Korea Telecom has rebranded as it seeks to extend its footprints from the country to the rest of Africa.

27/07/2016 Saa 14:35:02
Africa50 infrastructure fund to reach $1bn

Africa50 infrastructure fund to reach $1bn

Delegates at the first annual general meeting of Africa50 held last week have said funds will hit the $1bn mark within the next nine months.

26/07/2016 Saa 11:47:21
Informal employment has been fueling tax...

Informal employment has been fueling tax...

Informal employment has been fueling tax evasion through nonpayment of income tax with the hospitality and construction sectors in Rwanda being the biggest culprits according to Rwanda taxman’s compliance survey.

18/07/2016 Saa 15:28:13
Access Bank pays health insurance to genocide survivors

Access Bank pays health insurance to genocide survivors

Rwanda’s Access Bank has announced it will pay health insurance to 25 families of genocide survivors. According to Nadine Rutabayiro, Tteam member Women Banking at Access Bank the support of health insurance subscription was made to comfort and motivate genocide survivors and encourage them to strive towards self-reliance.

12/07/2016 Saa 09:42:27
Rwanda looks to electronic payment to cut costs and grow economy

Rwanda looks to electronic payment to cut costs and grow economy

As technology continue to deliver instant wins across various economic facets in Africa, technology companies have positioned themselves to chaperon the adoption of innovation among local communities to cut cost and foster economic growth.

1/07/2016 Saa 13:09:37
Unlocking Africa's economic potential

Unlocking Africa’s economic potential

There are fewer than fifty landlocked countries in the world but no less than ten form an interconnected chain across sub-Saharan Africa. Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Chad, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia form a band across the continent without any access to the coast.

1/07/2016 Saa 11:21:43
Uganda wins big in Eastern Africa innovation grants

Uganda wins big in Eastern Africa innovation grants

Last week, Uganda scored big in the Eastern African portion of the Youth Spark Innovation Grants (YSiG) with 11 of the 17 winners in the region from Makerere University.

27/06/2016 Saa 11:40:49
Rwanda gets 200 mlm Euros from EU for agric dev't

Rwanda gets 200 mlm Euros from EU for agric dev’t

The European Union (EU) has given Rwanda a 200 million Euros grant to help the country transform agriculture sector and improve rural livelihoods and incomes.

24/06/2016 Saa 14:37:32
Kenya calls for creation of enlarged market in East Africa

Kenya calls for creation of enlarged market in East Africa

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has urged East Africa’s business community to consider forming a common market in the region.

22/06/2016 Saa 10:14:45
Refugees contribute to economic growth

Refugees contribute to economic growth

Research has proven that refugees do not become a burden for a country that had given them shelters.

21/06/2016 Saa 13:15:13
Uganda becomes the preferred destination for East African businesses

Uganda becomes the preferred destination for East African businesses

A new business order is emerging in the East African region fueled by especially Kenyan businesses on an expansion binge.

20/06/2016 Saa 17:50:22
 Video gaming open revenue doors for tech savvy entrepreneurs

Video gaming open revenue doors for tech savvy entrepreneurs

The global video gaming industry has been on an upward trajectory recording billions in earnings every year, and as Rwanda now records impressive internet literacy and penetration thanks to an internet explosion a new crop of young IT savvy Rwandese are positioning themselves to earn from the multi-billion trade.

20/06/2016 Saa 17:29:58
RwandAir’s new route planning revealed

RwandAir’s new route planning revealed

The latest information available from Kigali about the intended deployment of RwandAir’s first Airbus A330-200 now suggests that it will be Dubai which is to be served nonstop out of Kigali four times a week.

17/06/2016 Saa 10:40:31
Why Microsoft buying LinkedIn raises many red flags

Why Microsoft buying LinkedIn raises many red flags

The LinkedIn board’s decision to sell suggests the stand-alone outlook was not especially alluring. Satya Nadella may have abandoned his prudent approach.

14/06/2016 Saa 10:05:55
Coca Cola empowers communities in Rwanda

Coca Cola empowers communities in Rwanda

The Coca-Cola Company has launched the 23rd EKOCENTER in the eastern province of Ruhunda, Rwanda set to benefit more 25,000 local residents.

14/06/2016 Saa 09:53:08
African tax experts deliberate on cross-border tax evasion

African tax experts deliberate on cross-border tax evasion

African tax experts are meeting in Accra to deliberate on how to plug loopholes that encourage cross-border tax evasion.

11/06/2016 Saa 19:31:20
Rwanda to spend Frw517bn on 'economic transformation'

Rwanda to spend Frw517bn on ’economic transformation’

The Rwandan government has outlined plans to boost infrastructure and promote local industry in the budget.

11/06/2016 Saa 15:37:08
Uganda To Host 2017 African Insurance Conference

Uganda To Host 2017 African Insurance Conference

Uganda will host the 44th annual African Insurance Organisation (AIO) Conference and General Assembly in May 2017, says the Ugandan Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA).

8/06/2016 Saa 12:13:42
Rwanda Air premium Economy Class - a first for Africa

Rwanda Air premium Economy Class - a first for Africa

A sneak preview of the interior of RwandAir’s new Airbus A330 has confirmed information received earlier that the introduction of the Premium Economy Class cabin will indeed break new ground for Africa.

2/06/2016 Saa 17:56:24
S. Korea, Uganda hold biz forum amid Park's trip

S. Korea, Uganda hold biz forum amid Park’s trip

South Korea’s business community voiced hope Monday that President Park Geun-hye’s trip to Uganda this week will help expand economic partnerships between the two countries

30/05/2016 Saa 10:51:24
Regional Competition Could Obstruct South Korea’s Charm Offensive in East Africa

Regional Competition Could Obstruct South Korea’s Charm Offensive in East Africa

Seoul will find that states in the region are being aggressively courted by other players, including their counterparts in Pyongyang.

25/05/2016 Saa 13:41:10
Uganda hosting Rwanda tour operators to promote joint tourism marketing

Uganda hosting Rwanda tour operators to promote joint tourism marketing

The Uganda Wildlife Authority together with Uganda Tourism Board and other strategic partners in the Gorilla Highlands is hosting Rwanda tour operators to a Destination Uganda familiarization trip in the spirit of promoting East Africa as a single destination.

25/05/2016 Saa 10:31:34
GTBank phone app to use fingerprints

GTBank phone app to use fingerprints

Guaranty Trust Bank Kenya has upgraded its mobile banking application to include fingerprint recognition that allows customers to log into their accounts through touch.

24/05/2016 Saa 10:43:07
NOKIA PLANS RETURN TO MOBILE MARKET WITH CELLPHONES, TABLETS

NOKIA PLANS RETURN TO MOBILE MARKET WITH CELLPHONES, TABLETS

Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia said on Wednesday it plans a global comeback into its former goldmine of handsets and tablets, by licensing its brand to a newly created Finnish company.

18/05/2016 Saa 17:39:23
MobiCash partners with Boloro to launch mobile payment services in South Africa

MobiCash partners with Boloro to launch mobile payment services in South Africa

In keeping with the concept of ‘Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation’ at World Economic Forum on Africa event in Kigali, Rwanda, Patrick Ngabonzizathe Chairman and Founder of MobiCash announced a game-changing approach to financial inclusion in Africa.

16/05/2016 Saa 11:57:30
4 ways African Countries can Ensure Digital Innovation Benefits the Entire Population

4 ways African Countries can Ensure Digital Innovation Benefits the Entire Population

When Rwanda’s socioeconomic turnaround is discussed, the country’s disciplined approach to economic growth and commitment to avoiding the pitfalls of corruption are usually highlighted.

13/05/2016 Saa 13:07:27
UPND President: Zambia should Learn from Rwanda on how to Transform the Economy

UPND President: Zambia should Learn from Rwanda on how to Transform the Economy

United Party for National development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has said that Zambia can learn from Rwanda’s economic transformation by cutting back regulation, providing tax incentives, increasing support for SMEs and invest heavily in the Zambian people.

13/05/2016 Saa 11:43:17

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