Mobile & Telecoms

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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WorldRemit launches in Rwanda

WorldRemit

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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Inside the Tech Revolution That Could Be Rwanda’s Future

The land of a thousand hills. Seeking to raise its high-tech profile, the tiny country of Rwanda is looking to make a mark in the international high-tech ICT community. Rwanda emerged from the 1994 genocide that killed about 800,000 people with a severely impaired society, a traumatized populace and an economy in dire straits. Back then President Paul Kagame's new government confronted enormous challenges at every turn: millions of refugees and displaced people to be resettled, genocide victims awaiting justice and an economy that needed restarting. Fast forward to 2015. There is much evidence that thoughtful policies are transforming an agrarian society into a sophisticated knowledge-based economy and instilling a sense of national identity and unity in Rwandans. CREDIT: Cassandra Giraldo for the International Women's Media Foundation.

Twenty-one years ago Tuesday, a genocide began in Rwanda that would claim as many as 1 million lives over the next 100 days. Today, the small East African nation has progressed remarkably from a history plagued with corruption, ethnic divisions and underdevelopment. Under President Paul Kagame, who some credit for helping end the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has taken a number ...

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