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KLab, A Tech and Digital Incubator Becoming a Start-Up Kicker in Rwanda
KLab, The Rwandan Incubator That Turns Ideas Into Start-Ups

The East African ‘knowledge laboratory’, kLab, has been helping young Rwandan entrepreneurs turn simple ideas into fully-fledged start-up companies for the last six years. It already has 200 success stories under its belt, but its founder, Aphrodice Mutangana, isn’t ready to stop there.

In Rwanda, a country where 75%...

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Featured
Teta Isibo, Local Fashion Entrepreneur, Founder of Inzuki Designs

Founded in 2010 by Rwandan fashion entrepreneur Teta Isibo, Inzuki Designs is a young, dynamic local brand that specializes in handcrafted jewelry, accessories and interior decor.

In partnership with local artisans, the brand fuses traditional, uniquely...

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Miss Rwanda 2019: 20 head to the boot camp
20 finalists of Miss Rwanda 2019

The search for Miss Rwanda 2019 entered a decisive stage over the weekend with contestants reduced from 37 to 20, who will reach the grand finale.

The 20 girls picked in a competitive process progressed to the boot camp in the final pre-selection event held on Saturday at...

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Umuganda
The nationwide volunteering program that has everyone in Rwanda giving back.

How is it possible for a country to modernise, globalise, and yet stay close to its roots? Rwanda has the answer to that question. The Umuganda national volunteering program has...

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Sustainability
Former honey poachers now earning from bee farming

Before 2015, honey production for beekeepers from Nyabihu District in Western Province was not sustainable.

At that time, farmers would install their traditional...

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TEDx
Rwanda: a story of transformation

Listen to Robin Martens as he shares the less known yet amazing transformation of the Rwanda after 1994.

As a project manager for SHER, an engineering consulting company involved in hydropower and water infrastructure projects, Robin directly participated in the development of Rwanda for around 3 years and has personally witnessed and lived through this amazing transformation.

After working for several years in Rwanda, in this video, Robin offers some insights into this country’s amazing economic and social...

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Education
Rwandan releases book on Genocide for children

One day in a Rwandan village, a girl called Mahoro became a close friend with a boy called Ntwali without knowing that their parents had an issue between them.

It is a fictional story told by Patrick Gihana, a Rwandan artiste and author in his new illustrative book, “Humura Mwana”, written specifically for children.

Mahoro, who fell in love with Ntwali whom they studied together in primary...

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Social Enterprise
Hear from Mustard Seed Institute, a Grassroots social enterprise in rural Rwanda

Experience the best of Rural Rwanda with a grassroots Social Enterprise

The Mustard Seed Institute is a social enterprise located in the rural village of Rwankuba, Murambi Sector, Gatsibo District in Eastern Province. We welcome...

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Personalities
How Habumugisha is using photography to change the world

Gadi Habumugisha’s photography skills involve capturing emotion and memory in one shot.

His first encounter with a camera was when he was eight years old. He fell in love with the device,...

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Solar energy
Greenlight Planet rolls out its largest expansion in Rwanda, supplying 50,000 units to Ignite Power Rwanda

Greenlight Planet, the global leader in solar home energy products is thrilled to announce that it has completed a shipment of an order of 50,000...

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Innovation
Rwandan engineer recycles glass to make eco-friendly bricks

Disposal of tonnes of waste glass is a major environmental challenge but one Rwandan says he has found an answer by recycling glass and ceramic...

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ICT Innovation
E-Saving platform to help vulnerable youth save

A 23-year-old ICT graduate from University of Rwanda, Bovine Ishemaryayo, recently designed and launched a software dubbed ‘e-Saving’ that seeks to help vulnerable youth, especially those in rural areas to save in Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs). The initiative targets youth from various vulnerable backgrounds that includes street children, teenage...

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Coffee
Coffee farmers trained on sustainable value addition

In the last week of October, Sustainable Harvest Rwanda in partnership with the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) organized the first ever quality coffee processing training in Rwanda that was sponsored...

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Water solutions
Christelle Kwizera - The startup story of Water Access Rwanda

Water scarcity in Africa remains a big challenge today with millions lacking access to safe water and basic sanitation facilities...

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Entrepreneurship
Young entrepreneur trying her hand in pumpkin products

Ange Mukagahima is the brains behind Kazima Enterprise, a company that makes pastries such as bread, cake, cookies out of pumpkin flour, roasted seeds, pumpkin seed flour. Her common ingredient is the pumpkin. The fresh economics graduate wanted to solve...

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Personalities
Rwabigwi is Rwanda’s top youth literacy advocate

A social entrepreneur, Rwabigwi is Rwanda’s top youth literacy advocate. He is the founder of YouLI, a nonprofit that helps young Rwandans enhance their literacy and...

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Entrepreneurship
Young entrepreneur makes affordable wheelchairs

Daniel Habanabakize completed Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) four years ago and trusted in the hands-on skills he had acquired. But he just couldn’t come up with something to do afterwards.

The resident of Mimuri Sector in Nyagatare District was still pondering until recently when DOT-Rwanda, a non-governmental organisation, asked him and others to...

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Rwanda on Media
Africa's Little Red Dot

THEY CALL RWANDA the Land of a Thousand Hills - for obvious reasons - but this small (26,338 square kilometres) land-locked nation in the heart...

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Entrepreneurship
Seeing through the cracks

Arthur possesses dogged determination; he is a man with the courage to get up and emerge triumphant after taking an enormous fall.

Before founding Pure Pro, a successful windshield repair company, Arthur already had three...

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