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Rwanda: EDCL promotes diversified power generation strategy

 The Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) is calling for a diversified power generation strategy to ease access to electricity and increase the country's generation capacity.   This was highlighted by the company’s managing director, Emmanuel Kamanzi, who said diversifying power generation would ensure that more Rwandans access on-grid and off-grid power sources.   According to The New Times, Kamanzi was.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st September 2017

Renewed drive to increase power generation capacity

 The Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) is promoting a diversified power generation strategy to ease access to electricity and increase the country’s generation capacity, Emmanuel Kamanzi, the managing director, has said.   He was, on Wednesday, speaking during the launch of Mobisol’s new solar TV that boasts of an inbuilt solar system that can enable lighting of at least one bulb, recharging of any device that.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st September 2017


 The automobile industry in Tanzania is growing, supported by growing incomes, improving urban infrastructure and the supply of cost-effective vehicles by Asian manufacturers. This sector of Tanzania gives ample opportunities to other countries to enter the market.    There has been strong prediction that there will be growth close to 3% per annum in vehicle sales in Tanzania over the period of 2018. As per the statistics of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 17th August 2017

Rwandan brewer Bralirwa first-half pre-tax profit up 213 pct

 Rwandan brewer Bralirwa 's first-half pre-tax profit more than tripled from last year, helped by prudent cost management, it said.   Profits at the brewer, controlled by Heineken, the world's second-largest beer maker, surged to 2.91 billion Rwandan francs ($3.53 million), from 929 million francs in the first half of 2016.   The firm said in a statement it had faced "a challenging operating environment" in the first.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th August 2017

Rwanda: Inflation Rate Drops to 3.5 Percent Year-on-Year in July

 Rwanda's inflation rate dropped to 3.5 per cent in July year-on-year from 4.8 per cent recorded in June, the monthly Consumer Price Index report for July 2017 indicates.   The decline is attributable to lower cost of foodstuffs and non-alcoholic beverages and transport, according to the report released yesterday by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).   The prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th August 2017

Rwandan Farmers Reject Imported Tea

 Tea growers and residents in Nyamasheke and Rusizi districts have resolved to begin consuming their own tea instead of imported tea.   “It’s unbelievable. We only drink our own tea in hotels in Kigali.  A cup of tea costs more in hotels yet I can have the same cup here locally without having to travel” said Emmanuel Nzayisenga one of the tea farmers.   For over 50 years tea farmers from Shangi,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th August 2017

Two Rwandan Start-ups in the Running for a Prize of Half a Million Euros

 ARED brings sustainable energy and cheap WiFi to the African countryside, offering a clean alternative to diesel generators. Its franchise business model also provides employment opportunities for people living in remote regions.   Henri Nyakarundi (40), founder of ARED: "It's amazing to be recognized as a green entrepreneur by such a competition in the field of sustainable innovation. The prize money enables us to scale up our.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th August 2017

Ignite Launches the Most Affordable Price Plan in Africa for Solar Home Systems

 Ignite, headquartered in Rwanda, has been able to change the energy paradigm in a Continent afflicted by energy poverty with over 700 million people without access to power. By virtue of Ignite's large-scale project model and its recently secured local currency debt financing, Ignite is offering a price plan which multiplies the addressable market for Solar Home products.   Yariv Cohen, Ignite's Chief Executive, says, "We.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th August 2017

Home solar products enabling Rwanda’s off-grid plan

 Rwandan-based energy company, Ignite Power, is confident to have been able to change the energy paradigm in Africa as it is offering a price plan for home solar products.   Ignite's chief executive, Yariv Cohen, said: "We [have] completed phase 2 of 'Ignite Rwanda' project. With a network of 1,600 installers, operational efficiencies and economies of scale, we can make home solar more affordable than ever.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th August 2017

Solar-Storage Mini-Grid Makes an Impact at Africa’s Water-Energy-Food Nexus

 Water, energy and food – the three are inextricably intertwined and increasingly challenging to access or provide on a basis that’s sustainable economically, environmentally and society-wide. That’s especially the case in isolated, resource-challenged parts of the world most vulnerable to climate change. Young innovative solar and cleantech startups, with support from multilateral sustainable energy and development.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 16th August 2017

Aspirant holds free medical camp for 1,500 residents

 Jubilee MP aspirant for South Imenti constituency Shadrack Mwiti has sponsored a five-day free medical camp for residents.   About 1,500 people were examined on the first day of the medical camp.   Doctor Mwihurih Githinji said gastritis, hypertension andurinary tract infections were common ailments.   He said they refererred four patients with high blood pressure to Meru Level Five Hospital and detected 11 cases of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Kenya: Insti HIV Self Test Demonstrates High User Acceptance in Kenya Study

 bioLytical Laboratories Inc., a leader in rapid diagnostic assays, is pleased to share that its INSTI HIV Self Test was featured at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris as an oral presentation. The late breaker abstract[1] highlighted ground-breaking research into blood-based self-testing with INSTI, creating a foundation for other researchers to build on. The results were presented to an.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

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