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Masiyiwa receives Lifetime Achievement Award

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEAN-born entrepreneur, Dr Strive Masiyiwa, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the just-ended Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands. Masiyiwa (54) is the chairman and founder of Econet Wireless Group, a diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. At the fourth edition ...

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Tigo rewards Rwanda changemakers

KIGALI, (CAJ News) – WINNERS of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition 2015 have been announced. First winner, Zizinga Sam, runs a project called Cartoon Home Network, a 3D simulated animation which animates theory; helping students understand difficult concepts quickly. The second winner, Louis Ngabonziza, runs the Nyabihu Demonstration Center for the Deaf which delivers ICT skills to deaf children through ...

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Rwanda introduces mobile money interoperability

TiGo Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI  AIRTEL Rwanda and Tigo Rwanda have announced a partnership to pilot interoperability between their two mobile money transfer service platforms. With this advancement, Rwanda became the second market in Africa to launch interoperability after Tanzania. This collaboration will allow Airtel Money and Tigo Cash subscribers to send and receive money directly into their mobile wallets without use of vouchers. ...

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Festival to enhance Rwanda internet penetration

Norman Munyampundu

by PHYLLIS BIRORI  MTN Rwanda, the mobile operator, has launched a one month Data Festival season officials said was set to exclusively focus on promoting data services across the country. MTN Business General Manager, Norman Munyampundu, said this month would see MTN Staff take the digital experience and access to the Internet closer to the Rwandan masses countrywide. “We expect this ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda lead way in digital broadcasting transition

Rwanda

PHYLLIS BIRORI Staff Reporter RWANDA said it was ahead of Wednesday deadline set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to switch over from analogue transition to digital broadcasting. Reacting to questions from ItNews Rwanda, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) Head of Communication and Media Regulation, Jean Baptiste Mutabazi, said all was in place to resume digital broadcasting, “….already completed switchover,” ...

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MTN announces change of service codes

MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Yvonne Manzi Makolo

by PHYLLIS BIRORI MTN Rwanda will next Monday change its customer service codes in line with regulatory requirements. Among these codes include those for loading Airtime and checking balance. MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Yvonne Manzi Makolo, assured customers that they would be given enough time to adapt to the new codes so as to avoid any confusion. “In order to ...

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Mobile firm empowers Rwanda schoolkids

Mobile firm empowers Rwanda schoolkids

by PHYLLIS BIRORI SCHOOLCHILDREN from disadvantaged backgrounds in Rwanda are poised to benefit from MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care, a programme by the mobile operator aimed at uplifting the standard of education. MTN officials have provided free solar system facilities for schools in underprivileged and rural areas. The move by the mobile giant would ensure disadvantaged pupils manage to study, ...

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MTN Rwanda opens new service centres

MTN Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI MTN Rwanda, the East African’s mobile network operator, has announced the launch of some new customer service centres to enhance services to its customers. These centres are located in Karongi (Western Province), Petit Barriere (Western Province), Gicumbi (Northern Province) and Nyakarambi (Eastern Province). They will serve as sales points for MTN products and services, Mobile Money merchant ...

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Tshwane WiFi an SA game-changer

Wi-fi

PRETORIA – A free WiFi project that has successfully taken root in Tshwane (Pretoria) is seen setting the pattern for social impact bonds in South Africa. Social impact bonds are a form of innovative funding that gives service providers, including nonprofit organisations, access to upfront resources to tackle social problems by tapping private funding to cover the upfront costs of ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda’s first ICT publication takes off

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI RWANDA’S first Information Communication Technology (ICT) online news publication has taken off. ItNewsRwanda, the new online publication is set to be officially launched in July, with the country’s President, His Excellence Paul Kagame, and Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, expected to commission it. An official from ItNews Rwanda, said preparations are at an advanced ...

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