African Company That Won Google Challenge

Posted by - February 21, 2020

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing in Nigeria is one of the seven news organisations that won the Google News Initiative (GNI) innovation challenge and among those to receive $1.93 million in funding. The countries that were awarded were Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google Communication Officer, West Africa, said

Kagame Launches First Smartphone Ever to be made in Rwanda market

Posted by - October 22, 2019

President Paul Kagame has welcomed the development noting that the Mara Phone joins a growing list of high-quality products made in the country. The development is expected to boost ownership and use of smartphones in Rwanda which among other things improves access and delivery of public services as well as financial inclusion. The launch of

Pundi X unveils blockchain-powered smartphone in Rwanda

Posted by - July 22, 2019

Zac Cheah, Pundi X CEO, at the launch of blockchain-powered smartphone in Rwanda. Image sourced from The New Times Singapore based technology company, Pundi X, officially launched its blockchain-powered smartphone in Kigali, Rwanda. The XPhone is said to be there first blockchain mobile phone launched on the African continent. “The XPhone allows everyone to make

MTN Rwanda, Airtel join forces to drive up internet uptake in Rwanda

Posted by - July 16, 2019

The two telecom operators will leverage the initiative to promote digital inclusion in the country, and it is the first commitment on digital inclusion in Africa under the GSMA’s ‘We Care’ programme. Mobile network operators, MTN Rwanda and Airtel Rwanda, have entered partnership to launch “We Care”, a new initiative aimed at driving the fast