Rwanda’s Bralirwa profits drop by 83.5% on account of rising expenses

RWANDA – Bralirwa Limited, the largest brewer and soft beverage company in Rwanda has reported a 83.5% drop in profits from Rwf7.2 billion (US$7.5m) earned in 2018 to Rwf1.2bn (US$1.25m) gained in 2019, according to […]

Rwanda in partnership with Howard Buffet inaugurates US$54m irrigation scheme

RWANDA – The Rwandan government, in partnership with American billionaire, Howard Buffet has inaugurated a US$54m irrigation scheme in Nasho Sector of Kirehe District which also consists of a solar power plant with a capacity […]

Rwanda bans importation of tilapia fingerlings to prevent virus spread

RWANDA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) of Rwanda has banned the importation of tilapia fingerlings after tilapia lake virus (TiLV) disease was identified in various countries. The virus affects both wild […]

JV to invest US$38m in establishing Rwanda’s first milk powder processing plant

RWANDA – TRIOMF East Africa, a joint venture firm owned by South African and Rwandan investors in collaboration with dairy farmers in Gicumbi District, Northern Province of Rwanda are set to establish a U$38m (Rwf37 […]

Rwandan government sells Burera Dairy Ltd to Zimbabwean investor Afrisol

RWANDA – African Solutions Private Ltd (Afrisol), a Zimbabwean firm which has been investing in Rwanda over the past two years, has bought off the 98.3% shareholding in Burera Diary Limited from the Rwanda Government. […]

Local food delivery start up to take on space left by Jumia in Rwanda

RWANDA – Following the exit of Jumia, Africa’s largest e-commerce platform in the Rwandan market, a local start-up, CanGo, says it is preparing to embark on fresh operations to fill the void that will have […]

Jumia Foods suspends Rwandan delivery operations in third market retreat this year

RWANDA – Online retailer Jumia, has suspended its food delivery operations under the Jumia Foods umberella in Rwanda. “We regret to inform you that Jumia will suspend our on-demand delivery operations in Rwanda on January […]

Rwanda, Uganda ban seven suspended Kenyan peanut butter brands

EAST AFRICA – In the wake of suspension of seven peanut butter brands from the Kenyan market by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) on 4th November 2019, the Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and […]