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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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SAP and Germany partner to digitise Africa


JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) Africa has partnered with the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in programme to explore how new technologies and innovative solutions will determine the future for Africa. The “Digital Africa” partnership sees digitisation as pivotal to development and growth. Through the scheme, BMZ is joining forces with the private sector to support the ...

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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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Historic Africa Code Week launched


CAPE TOWN – MORE than 20 000 children and young adults across the African continent are set to participate at the inaugural Africa Code Week that is scheduled to go live in October. SAP Africa, the mobile enterprise software firm, has announced the launch of the scheme that will entail the participation of youngsters from South Africa, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, ...

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Tshwane WiFi an SA game-changer


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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SAP begins preparations for Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week

JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) Africa, the software firm, has commenced preparations for the inaugural Africa Code Week scheduled for October. Ahead of the event, the company brought together South African legends and celebrities to participate in the Celebrity Charity Software Coding Challenge held in Johannesburg. The personalities were drawn from beauty and fashion, sports, music, travel and tourism, ...

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RwandAir to roll out historic loyalty programme


by PHYLLIS BIRORI RWANDA Air is set to roll-out what is envisaged as Africa’s first payment technology for its clients. The offering is in partnership with Ecobank. Officials said the programme was aimed at making life better for the airline’s travellers across the continent and internationally. The new offering, dubbed RwandAirDreamMiles, will roll-out first in the country in July before ...

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WorldRemit launches in Rwanda


Staff Reporter WORLDREMIT, the online and mobile money transfer service, has launched in Rwanda. Jeff Pietras, Vice President for International Product Development, WorldRemit welcomed the expansion of the service to the East African country. “WorldRemit is revolutionising the tired world of money transfers through our online and mobile only service. “People around the globe can send money instantly to Rwanda ...

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