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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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Rwanda aims to become Africa's first truly digital economy

Ericsson and Rwanda Government collaborate on financial inclusion...

26 May 2016

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In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby

A mobile health project in Rwanda is saving the lives of babies and their mothers...

24 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

Transform Africa 2016 to focus on Smart Cities
Transform Africa 2016 to focus on Smart Cities

Rwanda will in October 2016 host the third Transform Africa Summit that will focus on developing 'smart cities'...

20 May 2016

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WEF names Africa's top women innovators

Five female entrepreneurs have been named Africa's top women innovators by the World Economic Forum...

By Gabriella Mulligan 17 May 2016

Rwanda's vision of a cashless society
Rwanda's vision of a cashless society

Government of Rwanda collaborates with MasterCard to fast-track Rwanda's 2020 Vision of a cashless society...

16 May 2016

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New satellite to improve internet in Rwanda, Burundi, DRC

YahClick, the satellite broadband service in Africa, to expand to 19 African countries with the launch of Al Yah 3 satellite...

13 May 2016

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Africa eyes digital age to revive growth

The World Economic Forum on Africa opens in the Rwandan capital Kigali this week with pressure to accelerate a shift to the digital era...

12 May 2016

Hein Boegman, CEO for PwC Africa
Africa's CEOs look to innovation, technology for growth

In this uncertain global economic environment, Africa's CEOs at the World Economic Forum on Africa are looking to innovation and technology to stimulate growth...

11 May 2016

Caroline Galvan, lead economist for competitiveness and risks in Africa at the World Economic Forum. (Image WEF)
Opportunities for SADC to increase competitiveness

South Africa performs very well in the "more complex areas of competitiveness, such as innovation, technological readiness, and financial market development...

11 Apr 2016

Inaugural African Transformation Forum opens today
Inaugural African Transformation Forum opens today

The inaugural African Transformation Forum (ATF) opens today, Monday 14 March 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. The ATF seeks to build a coalition for transformation in Africa by addressing key economic development themes...

14 Mar 2016

Rwanda gets CNBC Africa studio at new East African headquarters
Rwanda gets CNBC Africa studio at new East African headquarters

On 4 February 2016, CNBC Africa officially opened its East African headquarters and studio in Kigali, Rwanda, just ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa taking place from 11-13 May 2016 in Kigali...

5 Feb 2016

Inaugural African Transformation Forum takes place in Rwanda in March
Inaugural African Transformation Forum takes place in Rwanda in March

The inaugural African Transformation Forum (ATF), which takes place on 14-15 March 2016 in Rwanda, will introduce an exciting new mechanism for continuous peer-to-peer knowledge exchange among African countries...

28 Jan 2016

WorldRemit launches instant transfers to Tigo Mobile Money accounts in Rwanda
WorldRemit launches instant transfers to Tigo Mobile Money accounts in Rwanda

WorldRemit and Tigo Rwanda have launched instant international money transfers to Tigo Cash mobile wallets, making WorldRemit the first international remittance service to send to mobile wallet users in Rwanda...

18 Nov 2015

Airtel and Facebook partner to offer free online service
Airtel and Facebook partner to offer free online service

Airtel and Facebook have partnered to increase Internet access by setting up an online service to be used by Rwandans free of charge...

By Jean-Pierre Afadhali 26 Oct 2015

Ericsson offers Transform Africa critical ICT solutions
Ericsson offers Transform Africa critical ICT solutions

This week, Africa's top political and business leaders will gather in Kigali, Rwanda at the Transform Africa conference to discuss the critical ICT requirements needed to drive the continent's digital transformation agenda...

20 Oct 2015

Facebook to launch Kinyarwanda version at Transform Africa Summit
Facebook to launch Kinyarwanda version at Transform Africa Summit

Rwandans will effective start enjoying a new local version of Facebook - a social media platform that has connected the World. The new Kinyarwanda version of Facebook will be launched during the Transform Africa Summit...

19 Oct 2015

More Rwandans go digital as rate of poverty drops
More Rwandans go digital as rate of poverty drops

The number of Rwandans owning a mobile phone has increased from 6.2 per cent of the country's total population in 2000 to 63.6 per cent in 2014 as poverty dropped to 39 per cent, the fourth Integrated Household Living Survey...

By Kenneth Agutamba 16 Sep 2015

Outstanding TV, radio journalists awarded
Outstanding TV, radio journalists awarded

According to Emmanuel Mugisha, the head of the organising team of RBEA, the awards are recognition of outstanding journalists in electronic media.

By Julius Bizimungu 14 Jul 2015

MTN Rwanda appoints new Chief Executive
MTN Rwanda appoints new Chief Executive

MTN Rwanda has appointed Gunter Engling the new chief executive officer (CEO). Engling replaces Ebenezer Asante who moves to MTN Ghana as CEO, a statement from the firm indicates.

By Ben Gasore 26 Jun 2015

High school students showcase mobile apps
High school students showcase mobile apps

Students from various high schools over the weekend showcased mobile applications that they developed during an event dubbed 'Hack Out Loud' (HOL) organised by HeHe Labs...

By Theogene Nsengimana 23 Jun 2015

RBA promises satellite broadcasting as Azam TV launches
RBA promises satellite broadcasting as Azam TV launches

Public broadcaster, Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA), will be on satellite by August this year, Arthur Asiimwe, RBA managing director, has said...

By Ben Gasore 28 May 2015

Rwanda: Govt looks to adopt new internet technology
Rwanda: Govt looks to adopt new internet technology

Rwanda could soon be making use of the latest Internet technology to develop low cost sustainable solutions for numerous sectors and to address various development challenges...

By Collins Mwai 27 May 2015

iROKOtv, Tigo Rwanda partner for VoD package
iROKOtv, Tigo Rwanda partner for VoD package

Nigerian video-on-demand (VoD) company, iROKOtv, and Tigo Rwanda have partnered to provide free video entertainment to the operator's 4G/LTE subscribers...

By Tom Jackson 14 Jan 2015

Price a hindering factor to 4G uptake in Rwanda - retailers
Price a hindering factor to 4G uptake in Rwanda - retailers

Following the launch a few months ago of 4G in Rwanda, retailers have said the uptake of the service would be largely dependent on the price the providers and others are charging for the service...

9 Jan 2015

InstaVoice Celeb connects celebs with fans
InstaVoice Celeb connects celebs with fans

A new partnership between Kirusa and Net Solutions will enable top celebrities in Rwanda to personally engage with fans through Kirusa's social media service, InstaVoice Celeb.

6 Jan 2015

Association of Rwandan Female Journalists elect new leadership
Association of Rwandan Female Journalists elect new leadership

The Association of Rwandan Female Journalists (ARFEM), over the weekend, elected new leaders to run the association for the next three years...

By Emmanuel Ntirenganya 24 Dec 2014

Winner of APO invite to AfricaCom 2014 revealed
Winner of APO invite to AfricaCom 2014 revealed

The African Press Organisation (APO) has announced that science journalist Aimable Twahirwa (@atwahirwa) from Rwanda has won the APO invitation to participate in the AfricaCom 2014.

24 Oct 2014

Rwandan president accuses BBC of 'genocide denial'
Rwandan president accuses BBC of 'genocide denial'

Rwanda's president on Tuesday accused the BBC of "genocide denial" after it aired a controversial documentary on the country's leadership and the mass killings of 1994...

17 Oct 2014

Smart Rwanda days returns with a focus on digitising the country
Smart Rwanda days returns with a focus on digitising the country

Under the theme 'Digitising Rwanda', the second edition of SMART Days Rwanda will take place in Kigali, Serena Hotel from 2-3 October 2014. The event comes as the country prepares to embark on the last five years of the 2020 vision...

1 Oct 2014

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