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Posts Tagged ‘Kigali’

  • $11 million tech investment puts Rwanda on the map

    February 21, 2019 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on $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 on the Kigali...

  • President Paul Kagame,

    Kigali shortlisted for global award

    February 5, 2019 • HealthcareComments Off on 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 edition of the...

  • President Paul Kagame,

    Africa Innovation Summit to address Africa’s challenges

    April 18, 2018 • East Africa, Events, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on 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 (ex-President of Cabo Verde). The...

  • Internet

    Rwanda: FTTH makes its way to Kigali

    October 21, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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 to the...

  • Top 10 mobile agriculture applications

    November 7, 2013 • ListsComments Off on 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...

  • Rwanda pins hope on ICT for agricultural, economic growth

    November 7, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 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...

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

    November 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

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

    November 5, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on 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 for Agriculture...

  • Rwanda – sowing seeds of innovation in agriculture

    November 4, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • MTN Rwanda blames upgrades for disruptions

    February 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    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...

  • African Analysts optimistic over telecoms meeting

    May 26, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on African Analysts optimistic over telecoms meeting

    Analysts across Africa are looking at the current East African Communications Organizations (EACO) meeting in Rwanda with much optimism and hope that it will drive the technology and telecom sector forward across the continent. Some 300 telecom companies,...

  • MTN Rwanda extends Wi-Fi network to Kigali

    January 7, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Rwanda extends Wi-Fi network to Kigali

    MTN Rwanda has deployed Aradia’s Policy Control solution to provide Wi-Fi services to the city of Kigali, announced today Aradial, a global provider of AAA, billing, user management and policy control solutions for IP service providers, including Wi-Fi,...

  • Kigali to become Wireless city

    December 22, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (3)

    Kigali will soon go wireless after the government launched a $7.66 million wireless broadband (WiBro) facility that is set to make it the first “hot spot” capital city in Africa...

  • Rwanda speeds up Internet connectivity in Kigali

    December 14, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Rwanda speeds up Internet connectivity in Kigali

    Rwanda has officially launched its new high-speed Internet connections, Kigali Wireless Broadbad (WiBro) and Kigali Metropolitan Network (KMN), after two years of infrastructure development by Korea Telecom (KT), cites Rwanda’s The New Times publication...

  • 1500 kilometer cable launched in Uganda

    July 8, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Infocom and Data Networks (KDN) have announced the launch of a 1500 kilometre fibre-optic cable linking Kampala to Nairobi and Mombasa...

  • Delayed ratification of Kigali protocol to affect broadband infrastructure

    February 3, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Delayed ratification of Kigali protocol to affect broadband infrastructure

    CONCERN has been raised over the reluctance by African countries to endorse the Kigali Protocol, a policy and regulatory framework for the information and communication technology sector. Only twelve countries, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and...