• Success is about taking risks, says Umwali a young entrepreneur

    Monica Umwali is the co-founder and marketing director of Anganza Limited; a Rwandan eco-brand that specialises in quality up cycled accessories. By upgrading PVC billboards, they repurpose what would otherwise be trash and turn it into valuable accessories. 

    She shared with Women Today’s Sharon Kantengwa about the secret to the success of their business and what they intend to achieve.

    How did you come up with the idea of Anganza?

  • Airtel Rwanda to recognise and support change-makers

    Individuals or groups that work to support and improve the lives of disadvantaged communities have got a boost following the launch of a campaign to identify and support them by a local telecom firm. 

    The “Airtel Touching Lives Initiative” seeks to recognise and support individuals or groups that have made significant contribution to their communities to make their work sustainable, Michael Adjei, the Airtel Rwanda managing director, said while launching the drive on Monday.

  • How online civil service recruitment will work

    Officials at the Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA), yesterday, took journalists through the process of how the newly-established recruitment process in public service, known as e-Recruitment, will work.

    During a news conference at the ministry headquarters, Gaspard Musonera, the coordinator of the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU), said the aim was to ease the process and improve transparency.

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    Inzego zitandukanye zikorera mu gihugu zigomba kugira uruhare mu guhanga imirimo mishya mu rwego rwo guhangana n’ubushomeri mu rubyiruko.

    Umuyobozi w’Umuryango w’Abaholande ku isi SNV, Van Den Ham Allert yabitangaje mu ruzinduko rw’akazi yagiriye mu Karere ka Musanze kuri uyu wa 09 Nzeli 2015.

  • Burera's Nshimiyimana finds niche in soap making

    Alexandre Nshimiyimana stands besides another young man in a two-room house. The two mix different ingredients to make soap- one of the products he makes for a living.

    The 25-year-old resident of Rugarama sector in Burera District tried out many things before finding his turning point in soap making. His last unsuccessful business was a photo studio in the rural Rugarama sector in Burera, which folded within a year.

  • Impact Hub Kigali in new drive to boost entrepreneurship

    Impact Hub Kigali is in a new drive to boost entrepreneurship skills through Community Share Offer Programme, which enables individuals and organisations to become shareholders by investing into the hub.

    Maria Mayanja, the Manging Director, Impact Hub Rwanda,  said the new programme seeks to boost entrepreneurship through business development across the country.

  • Youth break ground in entrepreneurship

    A few years ago, many people associated Entrepreneurs with people who had multiple years of formal employment behind them and had decided to venture into business. However the tide is changing in Rwanda with young people taking center stage in business and starting their own companies.

    Many of them are ambitious, smart, curious and fearless. They take on risks to transform their incredible business ideas into profitable and feasible enterprises.

  • Competitive Cities: Kigali, Rwanda – governance, growth and gorillas

    In mid-2014, the World Bank’s Competitive Cities team visited Kigali, Rwanda, the only national capital among our six case studies of economically successful cities around the world, representing the Sub-Saharan Africa Region. Kigali and Rwanda as a whole have enjoyed some of the continent’s fastest growth rates, in terms of both jobs and incomes, albeit from a comparatively low starting point. We aimed to understand the factors and specific interventions underpinning this success and to extract some lessons for other cities.