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Episode 182: Augmented reality, Virtual reality & Pokemon Go. Native VML and Y&R SA Partnership

Date: 21 Jul 2016
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Fintech is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use money...

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Ericsson reveals 'Emergency Wallet' to support humanitarian responses...

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Ericsson and Rwanda Government collaborate on financial inclusion...

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

24 May 2016

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24 May 2016

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

23 May 2016

MTN Business launches cloud services platform in Rwanda and Cameroon
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In a bid to create greater efficiencies, as well as enable the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), MTN Business is driving the development of ICT solutions, specifically for SMEs...

25 Apr 2016

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

18 Dec 2015

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

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More Rwandans go digital as rate of poverty drops
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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

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High school students showcase mobile apps
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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...

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

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17 Apr 2015

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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...

14 Apr 2015

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

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Smart Rwanda initiative will drive ICT growth
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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...

5 Mar 2015

InstaVoice Celeb connects celebs with fans
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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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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...

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Africa leads the world into the future of market research
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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...

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

3 Dec 2014

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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...

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

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

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