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Date: 4 Feb 2016
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Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge
Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event...

Safaricom in Kenya ties in MTN Rwanda
Safaricom in Kenya ties in MTN Rwanda

Safaricom has partnered with MTN Rwanda to offer mobile money transaction for M-PESA customers in Kenya and Rwanda...

By Shadrack Kavilu

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

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

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

Rwanda 4G LTE project model wins global award
Rwanda 4G LTE project model wins global award

Rwanda 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution Internet) has been feted with the Global Telecom Business Innovation Award for its innovative business model...

By Collins Mwai

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

Four reasons to invest in DRC's digital economy
Four reasons to invest in DRC's digital economy

Although the government of the DRC has included provisions for digital infrastructure development as part of their 2012-16 plans, the private sector is where the developmental race is really happening...

Mobile NRC registration to start in April
Mobile NRC registration to start in April

Government will next month commence the national mobile registration exercise that will gobble K25 million...

By Catherine Nyirenda

Smart Rwanda initiative will drive ICT growth
Smart Rwanda initiative will drive ICT growth

Ericsson and The Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT have come together in an initiative called 'Smart Rwanda', geared towards connecting, innovating and transforming Rwanda into a knowledge economy to drive its global competitiveness and job creation...

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.

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Orange retail store set for 2015 launch

Following the success of the Orange Online Store, introduced to South Africa earlier this year, telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first branded retail store in South Africa...

Africa leads the world into the future of market research - Millward Brown
Africa leads the world into the future of market research

As the growth in mobile communications brings about a revolution in market research, it is the vast continent of Africa that is leading the way...

By John-William Awbrey, Issued by Millward Brown

Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia
Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia

The questions teenagers ask about HIV are brutally honest, anonymous and sent in 160 characters or less over mobile phone text messages...

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online
[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence

Zamtel and NEC to boost mobile coverage, capacity across Zambia
Zamtel and NEC to boost mobile coverage, capacity across Zambia

Zamtel has entered into an agreement with NEC Corporation to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network in an aim to boost mobile coverage and capacity across Zambia.

MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service
MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service

MTN Mobile Money users in Ivory Coast and Rwanda will be first to enjoy benefits of the new partnership between MTN and Skrill when the 'Pay by Skrill' service launches this month...

Facebook reaches a landmark 100-million users in Africa through mobile
Facebook reaches a landmark 100-million users in Africa through mobile

Thanks to mobile connectivity, half of Africa's 200-million internet users were accessing Facebook on a monthly basis in June 2014...

By Staff Reporter

Internet.org app launched in Zambia
Internet.org app launched in Zambia

Facebook has announced the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia to make the internet accessible to more people by providing a set of free basic services...

Enter the 2014 AfricaCom Awards now
Enter the 2014 AfricaCom Awards now

Entries are now open for the 2014 AfricaCom Awards, which celebrate the breakthroughs and most influential players shaping the telecommunications and ICT industry in Africa.

Kirusa, MTN introduce Celeb Connect, Sports Connect
Kirusa, MTN introduce Celeb Connect, Sports Connect

Celeb Connect and Sports Connect from Kirusa in partnership with MTN Rwanda, will enable fans to connect with their favorite celebs and to get updates about their favourite soccer clubs and...

MTN Rwanda partners Tele10 for mobile money payment of TV subscriptions
MTN Rwanda partners Tele10 for mobile money payment of TV subscriptions

MTN Rwanda has partnered with Tele10 to enable customers to pay their DStv, Canal+ and GOtv subscriptions using MTN Mobile Money.

By Paul Adepoju

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko

Driving mobile from Cape to Cairo - Millward Brown
Driving mobile from Cape to Cairo

Mobile is now a critical channel for marketers who want to embrace new technology and benefit from the huge opportunity for growth in mobile marketing communications.

By Charles Foster, Issued by Millward Brown

Mahindra Comviva, MTN announces mobile broadband solution
Mahindra Comviva, MTN announces mobile broadband solution

MTN will now be able to offer an unrivalled number of personalised data plans to its subscribers in Congo B due to mobility solutions provider, Mahindra Comviva's Mobile Data Platform (MDP) that went live with MTN in the country.

Mobile App Challenge to be implemented by YouthConnekt
Mobile App Challenge to be implemented by YouthConnekt

Rwanda's Ministry of Youth and ICT and the UNDP, in collaboration with Motorola Solutions, will power a Mobile App Challenge to be implemented by YouthConnekt, reports BizTech Africa.

Airtel launches affordable, data-enabled phone
Airtel launches affordable, data-enabled phone

Airtel Rwanda, through its brand ambassador, Aurore Mutesi Kayibanda (Miss Rwanda), has launched an affordable, data enabled phone called 'Nyampinga'.

By Joachim Kimuli

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