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...

Worldwide cyber-attack calls for more action

On May 12, more than ever before, the world encountered the worst cyber-attack that hit 150 countries. This clearly shows how cyber-attack is increasingly becoming one of the most intractable...

WhatsApp experiences global outage once again

WhatsApp Messenger users across the world are currently facing issues in sending and receiving messages, an incident that started Thursday morning, particularly in Kigali where users have expressed concerns.

Rwanda on alert over latest cyber threat

Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) has pledged stronger cooperation with the public in enhancing cyber security for all computers in Rwanda amid an alert over an outbreak of a security...

Europol: Ransomware attack is of unprecedented level


The wave of cyberattacks wreaking havoc across the globe is “at an unprecedented level”, European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol said. The attacks will “require a complex international investigation to...

Africa commits to leverage ICT to accelerate devt


African Heads of State and Government present at the recently concluded Transform Africa Summit pledged to advance the continent’s digital transformation. The leaders noted that they recognize the role of...

EDITORIAL: Transform Africa Summit opens doors for smart youth

Kigali is hosting the Transform Africa Summit once again. This time the focus is on “Smart Cities”; how does Africa confront the ever growing urban migration intelligently?

Kagame says ICT should bridge, not deepen divides


President Paul Kagame has said that the transformation of the African continent through ICT ought to be inclusive and serve to reduce divisions rather than widen them.

First Lady tasks youth on digital healthcare solutions


First Lady Jeannette Kagame has urged the youth to take the lead in creating solutions that can address some of the most prevalent healthcare challenges.

[PHOTOS]: Transform Africa Summit: experts mull bridging skills gap in ICT


Despite the potential of technology in developing the continent, shortage of adequate skills across the continent has been cited as an impediment towards this undertaking.

Smart Africa Summit mulls a sustainable financing mechanism

The Smart Africa Alliance is considering a sustainable financing mechanism for its operations and the programmes it supports. The alliance, which was set up in 2013 following the inaugural Transform...

Young women breaking into the male-dominated ICT world


It was a bright morning in March 2010, when a group of tech-savvy youths converged at a small hall in Nairobi to discuss innovation and technology. Four young women exchanged...

New tech app to boost national agric targets


A new information and communication technology-leaning project has been rolled out in the framework of improving the resilience of smallholder farmers in the country. Smallholder farmers are considered the backbone...

Bank of Kigali’s ‘TecHouse’ to drive bank’s innovation agenda


Yesterday, Bank of Kigali unveiled a new subsidiary, ‘BkTecHouse’ expected to drive the bank’s innovation agenda. The launch of BkTecHouse follows another subsidiary (BK General Insurance) that the bank recently...

Compulsory public e-Procurement takes effect in July


Beginning July this year, suppliers seeking tenders in public agencies will only be able to submit their bids through an e-procurement system. The move will see about 150 public budget...