Twitter is rolling out 280-character tweets around the world

In most of the world, the iconic 140-character tweet is now officially a thing of the past. Twitter said today that after a global test, 280-character tweets will roll out...

Inside the bustling capital of West Africa’s Gold Coast


Ghana has for the past few years opened its skies to many of its allies including East African Community (EAC) countries, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and a...

Famemix, a Rwandan music streaming platform launched


While the Germany-based Soundcloud is a platform open to musicians and artistes all over the world, Famemix, a new local online audio distribution platform is looking to exclusively cater for...

1 billion could be using 5G by 2023 with China set to dominate

The next revolution in mobile technology looks set to be led by China. 5G, the fifth generation of mobile network, doesn’t yet exist but aims to provide faster data speeds...

Facebook examining ways for people to pay for articles

Facebook is working with The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist and other publishers to test ways to have its users subscribe to articles.

Beware: Online fraudsters on the loose


IT started with a WhatsApp message he received on his phone. It was a job advert for bank clerks at Equity Bank Rwanda. The desperate fresh graduate immediately tried his...

CyberTeq: First Rwandan private cyber-security firm to boost cyber capacity in the region


The Government of Rwanda has significantly invested in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and applications as a cornerstone for national economic growth.

YegoMoto makes travel easier


It’s 6 o’clock in the morning and I am leaving my home to office, which is only a few kilometres away. As a regular commuter of taxi motors, I hurry...

UoR students develop app to improve E-health for teens


University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences students have come up with an app called ‘Tantine App’, which will provide reproductive health education to young refugees and teens...

Angolan opposition parties file complaint on election result

Three Angolan opposition parties on Friday filed a complaint against the outcome of nationwide elections on August 23 that asserted the 42-year grip of the ruling MPLA party.

New camera can see through human body

Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body. The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools, known as endoscopes, during internal examinations.

How Facebook plans to make money from WhatsApp

Facebook Inc. is getting ready to earn back some of the $22 billion it spent to buy the messaging service WhatsApp three years ago.

KLM in deal with WhatsApp to boost customer service

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has partnered with WhatsApp in an effort to give better and enhanced services to its customers.

Samsung heir sentenced to 5 years in prison for corruption


SEOUL – A South Korean court on Friday sentenced Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, an heir-apparent of Samsung Group, the country's biggest family-run conglomerate, to five years in prison.

How 'artificial intelligence' robots hunt new drugs for crippling nerve disease


Artificial intelligence robots are turbo-charging the race to find new drugs for the crippling nerve disorder ALS, or motor neurone disease. The condition, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, attacks...

Facebook introduces new video service


Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks. Users will soon see a new Watch tab that will offer a...

Dubai to test run world's first automated flying taxis by year end


Trial runs of the world's first automated aerial taxis (AAT) are expected to start by the end of this year, local media reported Wednesday. Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)...

Google fires author of divisive memo on gender differences

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across Silicon Valley.

How Habarugira’s novel idea will boost entrepreneurship


During the just concluded Youth Connekt Africa Summit, in Kigali, Guillaume Habarugira, a Rwandan banker based in Vienna, Austria, launched a unique website, which he says is aimed at helping...

SafeMotos to represent Rwanda at Geneva Social Good Summit

SafeMotos was selected to represent Rwanda at this year’s edition of Social Good Summit in Geneva, Switzerland on October 13. SafeMotos is an Uber-like platform that links clients to vetted...

Kaspersky's stellar antivirus finally goes free

Kaspersky has always charged a premium price for its antivirus product, and rightfully so. The software's topped independent testing results for years, to such an extent that in 2016 AV-Comparatives...

You can just use an app to check in at Dubai's airport

Need ID while traveling out of Dubai? There's an app for that. UAE Wallet is a new app now available on the Apple App Store and could replace physical identification...

What is Bank of Kigali's TecHouse up to? CEO Rugemanshuro explains


In the face of disruptive technology, banking as a sector is staring at an unpredictable future; a future where banking services would be needed but perhaps not banks.

Sponsored: Reshaping service delivery through quality ICT solutions


Orinux Rwanda Ltd has changed name henceforth to Harel Mallac Technologies Ltd. In part, the renaming is to align the mission and vision with the Harel Mallac Group but more...