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Africa urged to embrace ICTs to curb violence


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN governments have been urged to make the most of modern information and communications technology to fight rampant violence. Michael Pittelkow, General Manager Public Services, SAP Africa, regards fighting this scourge more effective on less cost as one of the main challenges for the continent. “Technology can enable governments to respond quicker and more effectively ...

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Peace Day anthem premieres in Rwanda

Peace One Day

by PHYLLIS BIRORI THE first-ever Peace Day Anthem is set to premiere at the Peace One Day Youth Celebration in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday. It will premiere in front of thousands of young people and beamed live into Rwanda and the world. The anthem, written by South Africa musician Zwai Bala and produced by Coke Studio Africa, is hoped to inspire a ...

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SA extends cloud offering to SMEs

SAP Africa Director of General Business and Partner, picture by Gift Ndolwane, CAJ News Africa

by GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNEBSURG – SMALL and medium-based firms in the continent have received a major boost after SAP, the market leader in enterprise software, extended its cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software offering to the sector. The offering, SAP Business ByDesign, has been announced at partner event in Johannesburg. It provides mid-sized businesses with sophisticated software to boost profitability and efficiency ...

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Government endorses Rwanda Investment Forum


by PHYLLIS BIRORI THE Rwandan government is committed to attracting investors and keen to create an environment that is conducive to stimulating new infrastructure projects in the country, an investment expert has said. Emmanuelle Nicholls, Event Director of the upcoming iPAD Rwanda Power & Infrastructure Investment Forum, scheduled for Kigali in November, made the sentiments ahead of the event. “The ...

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Start-ups set to receive much-needed funding

Moto Taxis Stand in Kigali

by PHYLLIS BIRORI FOUR African start-up firms will receive some funding and mentoring to enhance their operations following their adoption by a Rwandan incubator. Think, the technology incubator based in the capital Kigali, has adopted the up-and-coming organizations through the Think accelerated programme. The organizations are Asuqu (Nigeria), Esaja (Zimbabwe) SafeMostos and Team Tigo (both Rwanda). According to the incubator, ...

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Tech scheme launched to empower deprived SA youths

SAP, Sci-Bono and Simplon officials

JOHANNESBURG– YOUTH from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa have received a major boost after SAP, the enterprise application software firm, partnered Simplon and the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre to offer an historic innovative new programme focused on web development and entrepreneurship training. The Simplon Lab, which has been launched in Johannesburg, is aimed at advancing youth skills development among graduate students ...

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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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ICT steers Rwanda to knowledge-based economy

Rwanda 4G LTE launch

by PHYLLIS BIRORI THE Rwanda Information and Communications Ministry is upbeat the growth of the sector would transform the country into a knowledge-based economy. Such projections are buoyed the government’s investment, which is at par with advanced economies, in the sector. “Information and Communication Technology is a central engine to driving Rwanda’s transformation to a knowledge based economy, a fact ...

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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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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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