• Tech Jobs for Africa

    KIGALI – What value does the digital economy provide Africa? The largest technology companies all have strategies for getting their products into African markets, but few have plans to provide what Africans truly need: jobs in the economy of the future.

  • University of Rwanda to Tackle Unemployment

    By Collins Mwai

    University of Rwanda's College of Science and Technology has rolled out a new programme to help improve students' entrepreneurial capacity.

    The initiative is designed to improve the chances of the college graduates to create and sustain self-employment.

    The programme, dubbed 'Creating Job Creators, was started in September at the beginning of the 2015/2016 academic year.

  • My Experience as a Young Entrepreneur in Africa & Why You Should Invest in Young Africans

    A technology scene is starting and you should be part of it. Here's why.  

    Young, forward-thinking entrepreneurs such as myself have an opportunity and an obligation to advance economic and human development throughout Africa. Our continent is poised for great social and technological advances. These advances are dependent upon harnessing the continent’s immense economic potential. As business leaders, we can serve as catalysts for such change.   

  • Parliament Asked to Support Employment Programmes

    The Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA) has asked the parliamentary Standing Committee on Budget and National Patrimony to advocate for the promotion of National Employment Programme (NEP) in other public institutions.

    The drive, according to officials, will ensure the Government projection to create 200,000 off-farm jobs annually is attained.

  • Two young women transforming Africa with digital innovation

    With nearly 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it is set to double by 2025. Their ability to understand and solve pressing social and economic challenges with the solutions of tomorrow – digital solutions that are locally relevant and can be scaled up – is truly poised to transform systems.

  • One young person with an idea can impact lives of hundreds, says DOT founder Janet Longmore

    Janet Longmore is the president, founder and chief executive of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), a global social interprise that focuses on empowering the youth. The New Times’ Allan Brian Ssenyonga caught up with Longmore on her recent visit to Rwanda for the World Economic Forum on Africa, where she spoke about DOT’s works in youth empowerment in the digital era.


  • BPN makes its mark in Rwanda

    BPN (Business Professionals Network) is a Swiss Swiss Non Profit Organization that helps entrepreneurs to sustainably grow their businesses. BPN is here for you.

  • Social Enterprises for Development: Beyond Job Creation

    Business for development is a celebrated concept these days. Those with a commercial interest and an eye for development more recently have moved away from microcredit or microfinance and are now looking towards impact investing, entrepreneurship and social enterprise creation.