Rwandan makes a prototype that enables WhatsApp users to call without internet

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Calling from Japan, China, United States of America or even from Europe to Africa, is one of the most expensive things one can do. Telecommunication firms charge a lot of...

10 ways the web and internet have transformed our lives

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As years go, 1989 had its fair share of seminal moments. The fall of the Berlin Wall, the death of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito and the withdrawal of Soviet troops from...

RURA approves Tigo takeover

The Board of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has approved the acquisition of Tigo Rwanda Ltd by Airtel Rwanda Ltd. As such, RURA announced the transfer of all shares of...

How new tech can propel Africa to the forefront of healthcare

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution could completely transform healthcare. From big data to genomics, the fusion of technological breakthroughs in the physical, digital, and biological spheres is changing the most fundamental...

Volkswagen to announce plans for Rwanda plant this week

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German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) is expected to make public its highly anticipated plans for setting up an assembly plant in Rwanda this week. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer...

Young African women turn to coding

At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Angela Koranteng was an accomplished student with a special dream.

Silicon Valley reconsiders the iPhone era it created

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A tussle this week between prominent investors and Apple Inc. over iPhone use by young people comes amid a nascent re-evaluation of the smartphone’s social consequences within the industry that...

Dubai set to host 2-day blockchain summit in May

Dubai is set to host a two-day global blockchain technology summit in May in an event that will explore potential impacts and opportunities for the digital technology.

Tech trends to watch in Rwanda in 2018

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Technology is growing at a fast rate in Rwanda, and 2017 was truly another year of new technological innovations. We have seen technological transformations disrupt and redefine businesses, education, healthcare,...

Calestous Juma was an advocate for innovation in African agriculture

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Calestous Juma, a prominent global advocate for sustainable development in struggling countries, particularly in his native Africa, could trace his passion for technological innovation to his arduous childhood in colonial...

Apple admits slowing older iPhones because of flagging batteries

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Apple has admitted that it takes some measures to slow down the performance of older phones. Primate Labs, a company that makes an app for measuring the speed of an...

Bharti Airtel acquires Tigo Rwanda

Bharti Airtel Limited, an India-based telecom giant has announced an agreement with Millicom International Cellular S.A, to take over Tigo Rwanda, which is currently the second biggest telco in the...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.