Finance & Banking

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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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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Electronic payments industry set to converge in Lagos

Mobile payments

LAGOS -PREPARATIONS for a key meeting of stakeholders in the mobile payments industry in the continent, which is scheduled for Lagos, are at an advanced stage. Intermarc Consulting Limited will host the event under the auspices of the 15th edition of CARDEXPO AFRICA 2015 Conference and Exhibition with special focus on Card, Mobile, Identification and Payment. The event will hold ...

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