• Rwamwenge turns passion for sweets into a business empire

    Ephraim Rwamwenge is a young millionaire behind the multi-million Rwa Business Group.

    The 23-year-old entrepreneur and resident of Kibagabaga, Kimironko sector Gasabo District has managed to turn his desire for sweets into a conglomerate of businesses.

    From nothing, the young millionaire has established the first Rwandan based conglomerate operating in commodity trading, ICT, venture capitalism and financial services, among others.

    Starting out

  • Global youth share social transformation innovations

    At least 100 young leaders and innovators from sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and Canada are gathered  at a young innovators meeting in Bugesera District to share experience, best practices  and accomplishments  by showcasing their  social transforming innovations.

    The three-day event brings together youth between the ages of 18 and 29 who have established businesses that solve a social problem in their community.

  • How a Facebook post opened Habiyambere’s door into car dealership

    Many people, especially the youth, use social media platforms to communicate with family and friends. For the jobless, it is a space to spend time and interact at leisure.

    However, for 27-year-old Hassan Habiyambere, social media has become a marketplace, offering him a boundless opportunity to start a car selling company.

  • Why Umutoni and Mukahigiro quit their jobs for fashion

    Getting a job is not a walk in the park. In fact, some people graduate with top grades but take years to find employment. 

    But this fear has not held back those with jobs from venturing out into the murky waters of self employment.

    That is the story of 25-year-old Laurène Rwema Umutoni, and 22-year-old Natalie Mukahigiro. The two realised that after years of being just another employee, it was time to be self-employed.

  • How to get more urban women employed

    There has been boundless sensitisation and effort to strengthen gender equality across the country. One would think that aspects such as stereotypes, misconceptions, and tradition, or anything else that has held women back over the years, are now on a low, however, this is not the case. And this can be seen in areas, for example, like the workforce, where very many women are still unemployed.

  • 6 Disastrous Job Interview Blunders

    You're about to have a job interview. Perhaps it's not your dream job, but it's still an opportunity you're excited about. Determined to win this competition, you prepare relentlessly. Or so you think.

  • The most common job application mistakes that guarantee you WON'T get an interview… so are you making them

    • Lee Biggins, founder of CV-Library, has carried out extensive research
    • He has determined common mistakes that will put a recruiter off you
    • Includes unrelated skills and a CV longer than two pages

    If you've been endlessly applying for jobs with no luck, it could be down to some very crucial mistakes you're making.

  • Why Your Cover Letter Isn't Working as Hard as it Should be

    Frequently, I'll have candidates tell me that they're going to send me their cover letter and resume and that I should use that as a starting point. I tell them not to bother because I won't use it anyway. Usually they look angry at my comment, and I need to clarify. I ask them what does their cover letter say. Usually something along lines of 'Well, it describes my resume'.



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