tech

Tech firms commit to use ICT to fight genocide ideology

Several players within the country’s ICT sector have committed to use their skills to fight genocide ideology as well as rebuilding the country. Members of ICT Chamber in the Private Sector Federation made the commitment on Thursday while visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi to...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:09pm

Kayonza residents upbeat on new system of paying health insurance

Residentsin Kayonza District have expressed their satisfaction with a new technology that facilitates payments for health insurance scheme, Mutuelle de Santé, describing it as time saving. They made their views known Wednesday during a visit by Dr Alvera Mukabaramba, the Minister of State in the...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:57am

Cyberbullying, sharing of nudes to be criminalised

Internet users who enjoy spreading malicious rumours will soon have to think twice before they do so online or face jail time and hefty fines, thanks to a new law preventing and fighting cyber-crime. Before it was unanimously passed by the Lower House yesterday, the chairperson of the...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:12am

Korea to share tech, industrial revolution experience with Africa

Korean President Moon Jae-in has committed to sharing Korea’s technological and industrial experience with Africa and to help it compete in the 4th Industrial Revolution. His message came at the opening ceremony of the 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank). “Africa is...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:37am

African countries have the resources to finance their development – JICA chief

With much anticipation on the impact of ICT in the continent’s development, much is still unclear on what approaches are ideal in the process, considering the limited resources and deep social economic challenges. For insights on the increased ICT interest, The New Times Collins Mwai spoke...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:42am

If we end up sitting around in self-driving cars watching ads, Google is going to make billions

While producing cars and components is still expected to be a good business once cars are autonomous, providing the driving experience is seen to be the biggest and best opportunity. New research from UBS predicts that US autonomous-vehicle revenue will reach $2.3 trillion by 2030—and 70% of...

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 4:12am

Rwanda to host continental innovation summit

Rwanda will host this year’s edition of the ‘Innovation Prize for Africa’, an annual Pan-African event. According to the event’s organisers, this will be the 7th edition of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) and will be aimed at showcasing African ingenuity...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:11pm

Regional countries moot sustainable e-waste management

Experts from various entities in regional countries are meeting in Kigali to discuss ways of how e-waste can be sustainably managed across the East African Community (EAC). E-waste, which includes anything with a plug or a battery, includes such items as refrigerators, televisions, solar panels,...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:59pm

Give us laptops, teachers tell govt

Teachers have appealed to the Government to give them laptops. They say this would allow them to use the gadgets both at and out of school and help them better prepare for classes and carry out research on the subjects they teach. The proposal came up last week during a meeting in Nyabihu...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:12am