Editorial: Government’s drive for technological innovation is paying off

Hope Magazine

The Government has managed to create an environment where technological innovation blossoms, and both local and foreign entrepreneurs are taking advantage of it to address local needs in the first place, but also to find a foothold to expand on the continent and …

How Strawtec turns an agricultural by-product into high-end houses

Hope Magazine

With its technology which presses wheat and rice straw into strawboard panels to be used as walls, ceilings and floors, Strawtec constructs houses quicker, cheaper and more versatile than it can be done with conventional building materials, yet certainly not inferior in …

Strawtec: Giving a big boost to the economy and housing market

Hope Magazine

Apart from introducing revolutionary construction technology to Rwanda, Strawtec also has a serious impact on the economy in terms of income, the balance of trade, affordable housing, skills development and job …

babyl in the vanguard of healthcare revolution

Hope Magazine

“It’s about revolutionising the way healthcare is provided, and giving a patient quick access to a doctor,” explains Dr Shivon Byamukama, Deputy CEO of babyl Rwanda. “In the end, what you need is a doctor’s brain, not the brick and mortar that comes with a …

Q&A: Airtel-Tigo Rwanda merger

Airtel Rwanda

We strongly believe that consolidation will lead to a greater industry stability, scalability, better quality of service and innovation that will benefit the …

Yegomoto celebrates festive season with drivers and orphans

Hope Magazine

To end the year in which it launched its operations on a good note, Yegomoto staff spent some time during the festive season with its taxi-moto drivers and with children at the Kwa Gisimba orphanage in …

RPF at 30: Celebrating a milestone in style

Hope Magazine

December 2017 was a month like no other at the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi). It was no ordinary month because the party was celebrating 30 years of its …

Editorial: Yegomoto, making the best use of ICT for innovation

Hope Magazine

In this age when tech companies come out with new gadgets virtually every day, or claim to introduce the latest life-changing innovation, it is easy to forget that really useful innovations actually respond to a need, or solve a …

The Yegomoto Revolution – Vuga Yego!

Hope Magazine

Yego Innovision’s Yegomoto project aims to make Rwanda’s motorcycles more efficient while bringing transparency and fairness to the fares, for both the driver and …

BRD is blazing the trail in financing SMEs

Hope Magazine

One of the biggest challenges faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Rwanda, and in Africa in general, is access to finance. On the one hand, company owners often fail to prepare a convincing business plan to present to a bank, but on the other hand, financial institutions tend …

Bralirwa inaugurates solar kits given to 283 Kayonza families

Hope Magazine

Leading beverages manufacturer Bralirwa, has officially inaugurated solar kits provided to 283 vulnerable families who live around Bralirwa’s co-owned Bramin farm in Kayonza District in the Eastern …

BPR’s MD looks to digital transformation for banking

Hope Magazine

As Maurice Toroitich settles in his new job as managing director of Bank Populaire du Rwanda Ltd (BPR), part of Atlas Mara, he tells hope magazine he hopes to create a winning spirit that will be anchored in …

Transunion introduces mobile phone solution to know your own credit health

Hope Magazine

Transunion Rwanda has introduced a mobile solution Menyesha to give people easier access about their credit status. Transunion’s country manager, Aimable Nkuranga, talked to hope magazine about the Transunion Menyesha app and the organisation’s …

Engen Quicklube, all your car needs served with convenience

Hope Magazine

Leading fuel marketer Engen Rwanda introduced the Engen Quicklube at all its stations across the country last month, offering customers a variety of car services at their …

KPA tips media on coverage of Mombasa Port developments

Hope Magazine

The Kenya Port Authority (KPA) took some days off this month to tip journalists from East and Central African countries whose traders frequently use Mombasa Port – Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and the DR Congo – on its …

Need a reliable and powerful truck? Fuso is the way to go

Hope Magazine

When it comes to trucks, whether heavy-duty or light-duty, what matters is reliability. You don’t want a truck that breaks down when it’s fully loaded, or one that starts having issues only a year after you bought …

Tedmer: Making doors in Rwanda for export to EAC and Europe

Hope Magazine

TEDMER Rwanda, a specialized trading company of architectural and building materials, is planning to start exporting its products to East Africa and even …

Kigali International Community School

Hope Magazine

KICS is a Christ-centered, U.S. accredited non-profit school that offers children of all nationalities and religions an education similar to that offered by schools in the USA. KICS is a fully accredited member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (…

Editorial: Pioneering Ecobank payment system opens door to cashless economy

Hope Magazine

With its QR code payment system, Ecobank is a trailblazer on the road to a cashless economy, as it takes the cashless option to people who in general are less tech-savvy and do not have access to sophisticated …

For Ecobank, the future is here! It's Digital

Hope Magazine

For the boss of a major bank, it might seem strange not to like cash. Yet that is the case for Alice Kilonzo-Zulu, managing director of Ecobank Rwanda, and it is therefore not surprising that she is rather excited about the company’s mobile phone app, which essentially brings the …

Ecobank’s digital portfolio provides for all individual and commercial needs

Hope Magazine

In February this year, Ecobank Rwanda unveiled the group’s digital strategy with the launch of the mobile application. Yet while that app is the company’s signature product when it comes to e-banking, Ecobank has a wide range of digital products for different types of customers and …

Engen keeps the wheels of progress turning for Rwanda’s economic growth

Hope Magazine

As the year 2017 draws to a close, companies and institutions take time to look back and assess the achievements of the year. One company boss who will certainly be satisfied with the results of her team is Sarah Doukoure-Bebey, the managing director of Engen …

First phase of Vision City to be completed by December 2017

Hope Magazine

The first phase of the Vision City project will be completed by December this year, Eng. Alain Abimana, Ag. CEO at Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL), has told Hope …

ABG presents: the Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4MATIC – Luxurious, high-tech and raw power

Hope Magazine

If you are someone who enjoys the occasional sporty car adventure, but you also need a vehicle that can transport your family in all comfort, then Akagera Motors – division of Akagera Business Group (ABG) and exclusive distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Rwanda – has just the treat for you: the Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4…

Pomp and glamour as Riders Lounge officially opens in Kigali

Hope Magazine

It was all pomp and glamour as Riders Lounge, a regional luxury bar/restaurant chain, officially opened its doors in Kigali early November. It is the fourth outlet in the region, and the first in …