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Rwanda: Kagame challenges African ICT investors

August 28, 2008 • Top Stories

kagame_Rwanda.jpgThe Rwandan President, Paul Kagame has challenged African investors to invest more in the ICT sector.
Kagame said this yesterday while officiating at the official launch of Chinese owned Star Africa Media at Jali hill in the Rwandan Gasabo district.
“This is a challenge to local investors to always look for partnerships with these foreign companies, especially those that are willing to work with you.”
The President noted that the Chinese company had initially opted to work with local investors but no one expressed willingness.
Star Africa TV, a digital multimedia pay TV and Internet service provider currently based in Rwanda, will soon spread to other regional countries and subsequently all over the continent with their main base in Kigali.
“This is in line with Rwanda’s ICT vision that aims at giving Rwandans state-of-the-art multimedia services,” said Kagame, who invited the company to invest in Rwanda during the China-Africa summit that was held in Beijing in November 2006.
The leading daily in Kigali, The Times reported that Kagame said the facility will promote Rwanda’s transition from analog technology to digital.

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