Technology

Google offers self-destructing email service to all users

Google is rolling out a new feature available to everyone who can have sensitive emails destroy themselves as preset if Confidential Mode is enabled in Gmail. The updated feature, which Google announced earlier this year, has become available to all its Gmail users, including both web-based or...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:01pm

Know your rights: Mobile phones are not allowed at school

Based on the premise that the use of mobile phones incites distraction from studies, Ministerial Instructions N°001/MINEDUC/2018 of 11/07/2018 prohibiting students from using mobile telephones were instituted. The students concerned in this case are those in nursery, primary and secondary...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:07pm

Java plans to open three more outlets in Rwanda

Chain restaurant Java House Group is set to open three additional stores in the next six months in Rwanda as it kicks off an aggressive plan to grow its Africa footprint over the next three years. The coffee chain plans to open two additional branches and an outlet of its other brand, 360 Degrees...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:52pm

Rwanda, Uganda favourites for tech investors

Rwanda and Uganda are emerging favourite destinations in Africa for investment in information and communications technology. However, the leading investor destinations in the ICT sector in sub Saharan Africa — Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa — have recorded a decline in investment...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:50pm

AfDB chief calls for emerging agriculture technologies to optimise output

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:17am

Rwanda’s mobile phone subscriptions grow by 1%

The number of Rwandans using mobile phones increased marginally at the end of July, the latest mobile telephone subscriptions report shows. The report was released by Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), the sector’s regulator. The quarterly report indicates that the total number...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:14am

Smart technology is key to Rwanda’s future

Buzzwords such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotics are smart technologies changing the face of industrial processes and production globally. The question is, how are African countries positioning themselves to harness the opportunities and benefits of acquiring and adopting new...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:22pm

Innovation as a catalyst of growth

Policy makers all over the world are now emphasising on innovation as one of drivers of economic growth in an economy.  Innovation as driver of economic growth already proved its credibility in developed countries and now it’s time for developing countries to follow suit. Based on...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:05pm

Over 400 university students in cyber security competition

As part of the implementation of National Cyber Security Capacity Building Program and responding to the identified skills gap, a workshop dubbed CyberStars was held in Kigali, where over 400 students engaged in a competition to come up with different solutions to bolster cyber security...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:17am

Mobile banking inevitable but ATM card will remain useful

During a wide-ranging interview with The New Times at a recent GSMA M360 Africa Series in Kigali, Mr Akinwale Goodluck, Head of the Global Mobile Operators’ organisation in sub-Saharan, sought to dispel the myth that mobile money would cannibalise banks. He pointed to the fintech synergy...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:52am

Hoteliers urged to install security devices

Police, yesterday, held separate meetings with owners and managers of hospitality facilities and private security service providers operating in Musanze and Rubavu districts, and urged them to take “precaution” and ensure “maximum security” of their premises. The...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 8:33am

Race is on for second place after Apple's $1 trillion valuation

Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet are locked in a tight race to become the second publicly-listed U.S company to reach a $1 trillion stock market value after Apple became the first to touch the 13-digit milestone. Wall Street’s optimism about last year’s 10th anniversary iPhone, coupled...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:47am

Will top lender require banking facilities?

Alibaba is the world’s most valuable retailer but it has no inventory. Airbnb is the world’s largest accommodation provider but, like Alibaba, it has no real estate. Uber is now the world’s largest transportation company but it doesn’t own vehicles. Similar business...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 11:13pm

How going digital will make our farmers rich

Can Africa become a self-sufficient food producer within a decade? Dr Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), announced this goal at a recent AfDB meeting in May. It’s a bold vision considering that Africa’s annual food import bill of $36 billion could rise...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:31pm

RPA to offer e-learning course on peacekeeping for free

Rwandans and people from across the world looking to undertake courses on peacekeeping can now learn virtually at no cost following a move by the Rwanda Peace Academy (RPA) and Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) to offer e-Learning on the subject at no cost. The partnership will offer 29...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:11am

Andela to open Pan-African technology hub in Kigali

Emerging software developers in Rwanda will in the coming weeks have an opportunity to work for global tech giants such as IBM, MasterCard and Github, among others, courtesy of Andela, a technology training and job placement firm. Andela yesterday signed an agreement with the government to...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:47am

Did you know?

Technology telling you what foul has been committed or whose World Cup leg got in the way of another person’s leg, and did that hand actually touch the ball thus aiding the referee to make accurate decisions, are some of the outstanding hi tech innovations that was accomplished with the...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 8:17pm

Will mobile money cannibalise banks? Not really says GSMA Executive

Africa is adopting mobile technology faster than any other region and it is leveraging the power of mobile technologies to do business. It is estimated that the mobile ecosystem will add more than US$150 billion in value to Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy by 2022, equivalent to almost 8 per cent...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:32pm

Faith Keza takes charge at RwandaOnline

Faith Keza has been appointed the acting chief executive officer of RwandaOnline, a local technology company that runs e-government programmes, including the popular online portal, Irembo, which currently offers over 80 government services. Keza has been serving as the Chief Technology Officer at...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:59pm

Is Africa ready to protect citizens’ personal data?

Many private and public organisations such as telecommunication companies, banks, airlines and other businesses always collect, use and keep people’s personal information. However, in Africa where there is a large and fast growing population of mobile technologies and internet users, there...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:50am