Karisimbi Business Partners, a unique mix of advisory services and implementation

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When it comes to starting a business or improving an existing one, the best advice always comes from fellow entrepreneurs. That is exactly what Karisimbi Business Partners offers, founded nearly 10 years ago by three Americans with a rich past in creating and running businesses. Hope Magazine spoke to one of …

Nyagatare residents get new life thanks to VisionFund Rwanda

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When Julienne Manikuze’s husband died of cancer, life became very hard for the mother of three. Her meagre income from selling fruit and vegetables was barely enough to get food on the table. While she did get some income from selling food in her village of Kayange in Nyagatare …

Central Bank optimistic about supportive monetary policy

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The National Bank (BNR) has said it is ready to consider a more supportive monetary policy to encourage lending to the private sector to spur economic …

Editorial: Victory belongs to Rwandans

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The Journey that Rwandans started, a journey of determining our destiny and choosing people that will lead us there continues to gain momentum without allowing any iota of force, external and otherwise, to divert us. Even the razor-laced criticisms, have united Rwandans more, opened our eyes better, and have decided …

RWANDA DECIDES

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Getting ready to support government efforts in building the Rwanda we want 2017…

BRD boosts electricity sector by investing in green energy

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The Rwanda Development Bank (BRD) is looking at funding more methane gas projects to contribute to the government’s ambitious goal of generation 1,000 MW of electricity …

How VisionFund’s small loans helped Twigire group thrive

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As one of the biggest micro-finance companies in the country, VisionFund Rwanda’s approach to the business is quite unique: its first concern is for …

Food & Go, the tasty healthy nutrition complement to Waka Fitness

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While most people associate a fitness club with exercise, at Waka Fitness they always stress that it is all about a healthy lifestyle, one of the pillars of which is healthy nutrition. The launch of the Food & Go healthy fast-food service – a collaboration with catering company Food & Stuff – is testimony …

Ubumwe Grande Hotel, a Made in Rwanda approach to luxury hospitality

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The Rooftop Rendez-Vous bar and grill is not only literally the cherry on the cake of Ubumwe Grande Hotel in the city centre of Kigali, it also symbolises the establishment’s unique approach to …

RRA: Taking a modern approach to tax administration

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The automation of tax processes embarked on by RRA five years ago has delivered exciting results. It has improved efforts aimed at closing tax outages, ease payment of tax and identify challenges to tax compliance by providing reliable information in real …

KCB Bank Rwanda appoints acting managing director

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KCB Bank Rwanda has appointed George Odhiambo, the bank’s Head of Business Development and Client Services, as acting Managing Director effective August 1st 2017. This follows the departure of former Managing Director Maurice …

Mobisol launches rent-to-own solar TV system

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Mobisol Rwanda, a leading Germany-based provider of smart high-quality home solar solutions on Wednesday launched its latest product, the solar TV system (…

Tremendous achievements of the 7-year Government Program

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Seven years later, and 23 years after the RPF stopped the Genocide against the Tutsis, liberated the country from discriminatory and hateful politics, and led Rwandans on the path to socioeconomic liberation, it is time to assess what has been achieved of the government programme which was based on the four …

RRA Increasing tax compliance to finance Rwanda’s development

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In line with the government’s objective of reducing aid dependency and financing the national budget entirely with its own resources, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), established in 1997, has made continuous efforts to widen the tax base and improve tax compliance and revenue …

Rwanda Law Reform Commission to produce a fully revised edition of legislation within 5 years

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The Rwanda Law Reform Commission (RLRC) might not be the best known public institution in the country, but it plays a very important role in ensuring legal and judicial harmony – making sure that laws are properly drafted, that they don’t contradict each other or the Constitution, and continuously reviewing …

BRD to support energy and manufacturing through Afrexim facility

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The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have signed an agreement for a $10-million credit facility to support energy and manufacturing projects in …

BRALIRWA continues efforts to improve local sourcing contributing to socioeconomic development

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Enshrined in one of the company’s core visions of empowering communities in which it operates, BRALIRWA Ltd a member of the Heineken Group is steadily pushing forward its agenda of increased local sourcing of its …

UAP’s innovative crop insurance is good for farmers and for agri-businesses

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The National Agricultural Show, which was held late June in Mulindi, carried the theme ‘Adopt climate resilient technologies to improve farmers’ livelihoods.’ The theme highlighted the increasing risk posed by climate change, which can severely affect harvests, or even wipe them out …

Thanks to VisionFund, Gatsibo group prospers and takes care of poor children

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Before 2014, Jeannette Batekereze was trying to earn a living by selling local beverages at her house, but it wasn’t easy. Married with six children and with two other dependents in her care, she hardly managed to get food on the table of her home in Rebero village in Gatsibo …

KCB Rwanda to make services more convenient through cashless drive

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KCB Bank Rwanda Ltd targets to make its products and services more convenient and accessible to everyone through technology, as it aims to become the best bank in the market. Hope Magazine met with the bank’s CEO, Maurice …

EATON helping to manage power efficiently, safely and sustainably

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Electrical power is more than just a convenience; it’s an essential element of doing business today. To deliver the competitive advantage customers demand, global technology leader Eaton helps enterprises proactively measure and manage the power system as a strategic integrated asset through its …

Sinotruk Sales & Services Centre, a truck experience like no other

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Despite a booming construction sector and a transport sector in rapid expansion, finding a reliable supplier of heavy-duty trucks in Rwanda has for a long time been like looking for a needle in a haystack, whereas importing new or second-hand trucks from abroad is a risky venture since maintenance and …

TEDMER to export Made-in-Rwanda building materials to EAC and Europe

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

Presidential Month (pictorial)

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Picture highlights of some of the monthly activities undertaken by President Kagame in and outside the country, for your …

Africa Improved Foods on a mission to improve nutrition in Rwanda

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Africa Improved Foods Rwanda is on a mission to curb malnutrition not only in Rwanda but the East African region as a whole. The newly inaugurated $60 million state of the art Plant located in the Kigali Special Economic Zone is now producing high quality nutritious complementary foods specifically for young …