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$11 million tech investment puts Rwanda on the map

Rwanda is fast becoming a tech destination in Africa, emerging as a key tech and investment hub with its ease of doing business. In July 2018, Rwanda hosted the World Economic Forum on Africa in May, and work is reportedly well underway...

Kigali shortlisted for global award

Rwanda is taking a long-term view of its healthcare system and building the foundations for a precision medicine approach to patient care. With that being said, Kigali, the capital of Rwanda has been nominated among 16 finalists for the first...

Africa Innovation Summit to address Africa’s challenges

The second edition of the Africa Innovation Summit is soon approaching and is set to take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the patronage of President Paul Kagame, Chairman of the African Union and Pedro Pires...

Rwanda: FTTH makes its way to Kigali

Liquid Telecom Rwanda has revealed that its FTTH service is now available to homes and businesses in Kigali. With speeds of up to 100Mbps, Liquid Telecom is investing more than US$35 million laying Rwanda’s first FTTH network - and, according...

Top 10 mobile agriculture applications

For most parts of Africa, the agriculture sector is a major source of employment. During the ICT4Ag conference in Kigali, Rwanda, stakeholders joined innovators and inventors to reflect on solutions and innovation targeted at users within this important sector. IT News Africa takes...

Rwanda pins hope on ICT for agricultural, economic growth

Smallholder farming, which is the backbone of many African economies, is set to be transformed by a combination of investment and greater access to information and communication technology, particularly mobile phones. The claim was made today by Michael Hailu, Director...

Rwanda: ‘govt doing all it can’ to improve ICT literacy

During the ICT4Ag Summit being held in Kigali, Rwanda, the Country's Minister of Agriculture was asked how citizens in rural areas are to benefit from ICT development if their ICT literacy is very low. The Minister, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, explained that there...

ICT – all that is between Rwanda and value-added agriculture

Approximately 65% of Africa’s workforce is involved in agriculture and the sector makes up 32% of the continent’s GDP, so there is a good reason to be optimistic about the future. So said Michael Hailu, director of CTA (Technical Centre...

Rwanda – sowing seeds of innovation in agriculture

Agriculture has been identified by governments across Africa as a sector of rising importance. In Rwanda, 80% of the country's workforce is involved with the sector. For that reason - and to forge partnerships and foster innovation between ICT and agriculture, the ICT4Ag...

MTN Rwanda blames upgrades for disruptions

MTN Rwanda claims upgrades are responsible for local network disruptions. Subscribers have experienced network problems recently due to 3G network upgrades. Responding to complaints about disruptions, MTN re-routed all its traffic, sourcing additional capacity from various service providers, doubling available bandwidth. On...
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How Are Smart Contracts Transforming Financial Transactions?

In the dynamic landscape of financial technology, smart contracts emerge as a transformative force. These self-executing contracts, with terms...
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