Category Archives: BUSINESS

A woman who ran against Rwanda’s president is on trial

Diane Rwigara and the perils of dissent in Rwanda PAUL KAGAME, the president of Rwanda, thinks there is nothing odd about how he won re-election for a third presidential term last year with 98% of the vote. “It could have

Missing Rwandan Refugees in Rwanda

By Musinguzi Ceasar A list of missing Rwandese Refugees In Uganda ! It is totally amazing to see a big total number of Rwandans missing on a refugee list ? I don’t understand if refugees rights are respected in Uganda

Even some people in Kigali like Dr. Kayumba were surprised not to see an independent candidate on provisional list

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways turns down stake in RwandAir

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has confirmed it turned down an offer for an equity stake in African carrier RwandAir. On August 10, RwandAir’s CEO, John Mirenge, confirmed he was in talks with a number of carrier, including the Abu Dhabi

Kagame Is Laughing All The Way To The Bank

Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) is finally here! Congratulations to all those involved in building it since 2008. It has been a long journey. But like everything else in Kagame’s Kingdom there is a dark side – CASH! While we were

First Uganda opted for Tanzania pipeline, now Rwanda abandons Kenya SGR rail route, picks Dar es Salaam

KIGALI—Rwanda has announced plans to develop rail links to Indian Ocean ports through Tanzania because they were cheaper and shorter than the route transiting Kenya, says Claver Gatete, Rwanda minister of finance and economic planning. Gatete told reporters on Sunday

Africa’s Would-Be Switzerland Shows Economic Clout With WEF

Rwanda chalks up average 7.8% annual growth since 2000 Concern remains over government’s commitment to democracy  More than two decades on from a genocide that claimed 800,000 lives, Rwanda is taking another step toward looking like the closest thing Africa

In race to catch up, Rwanda risks property bubbles

Credit-fuelled construction boom transforms capital IMF says rebuilding foreign reserves vital Guilded view of Kagame wearing thin, says diplomat By Ed Cropley KIGALI, May 11 (Reuters) – When property consultant Simon Ethangatta set up in Rwanda’s capital in 2011, the

New digital fabrication lab to boost Made-in-Rwanda drive

Made-in-Rwanda, a campaign that was conceptualised to ensure locally produced commodities are given precedence over imports to help narrow trade deficit, is set to receive a huge boost. The boost has come in the form of Rwanda’s first Digital Fabrication

Hairdresser with “No job is better than mine” eats good, dreams big

Uwingabire Clementine, 36, of Kiruhura village, Kigali cell of Kigali sector, has been doing hairdressing for some time now, from which she earns enough to fend for her family. Talking to IGIHE, she has unveiled that she can earn from