On March 23, 2012, a mutiny was born in the DRC, which adopted the name M23.The armed rebel-group was led by a duo of outspoken personalities: the army Chief of staff Brig Gen Sultan Makenga (then Colonel) and the head-politician (chairman) of the group, Bishop Jean-Marie Runiga. The two icons had a tight relationship, and declared to be fighting for one cause: peace in the Eastern DRC, and the safety of the Congolese Kinyarwanda speaking community.
Rwanda Commercial Bank (BCR) is expected to list on the Rwanda Stock Exchange this year—ending a year-long lull during which the local bourse has not handled any Initial Public Offer (IPO).
Fast economic growth and the high cost of doing business usually don’t co-exist, but the East African Community (EAC) somehow has the two a scenario in a mix that astounds experts.
Last week, the UN Security Council passed a resolution establishing the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), effective June 3.
East Africa could be the second fastest growing economic block globally but it’s also the second most expensive to do business, a factor that is hindering the realization of the region’s full growth potential.
Despite the fact that the EAC Common Market Protocol has been in force for several years, the vexing issue of non-tariff barriers continues to impede free movement of goods and services. Worse, rather than eliminating them, some member-states are instead introducing new obstacles.
The new law is also specifically designed to stop tax evasion and starting this year, every business registered for VAT must provide a customer with certified receipt for every sold good or service. This will require businesses to install an Electronic Billing Machine (EBM), which keeps records of all the sales.
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Bill is set to become a community law once it is agreed upon by all heads of state of the five-member countries.
Infertility or the inability of a couple to become pregnant after 12 months of unprotected intercourse comes off as every woman’s nightmare. The idea that one cannot bring forth an offspring to the world is shocking in as much as it is disheartening!
It is the 21st century, and unlike other countries the music industry in Rwanda still lags behind. And it is a known fact that the music industry is a driving factor behind all other sectors. If the music industry is developed, then the rest tend to come along.