ICT

Why unlimited 4G for smartphones will soon be taken off local retail menu

Recently, 4G internet users have been receiving messages from their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) informing them that they will stop supplying them with 4G unlimited products for smartphones. Without providing reasons, the messages inform the clients that these products will be halted on...

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:50am

He left employment to start business, an entrepreneur’s experience

On completing university, Nicholas Peter Lubwama had luck that most graduates do not, on graduating with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication and engineering in 2015, he was hired by a family member to work in an IT company. There his tasks involved repairing computers, desktops as...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:13am

Ngirente to update parliament on ICT sector performance

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente will, Monday afternoon present government's ICT activities in line with facilitating a knowledge-based economy to a joint session composed by members of both chambers of parliament.  A knowledge-based economy is an economy in which information...

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:09pm

How African youth are leveraging ICTs to tap into Africa’s agribusiness market

 Though Africa has the world’s youngest population with 60 per cent being under 35 years old, Africa Development Bank (AfDB) statistics show that the average age of farmers in Africa is 60 years. This is with 420 million youth aged 15-35 and this segment of the population is expected to...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:55pm

Africa needs ICT to fast-track development – Dlamini-Zuma

Any African country interested in making progress should follow the Rwandan model and invest in a wall-to-wall ICT infrastructure to facilitate e-governance, or risk being left behind. The observation was made by South African Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission for...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:19am

Japanese investors explore business opportunities in Rwanda

A delegation of Japanese top business leaders is in Rwanda to explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The delegation made up of 28 Japanese firms as well as officials from the public sector. The mission is led by the country’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:40am

Young Rwandan joins high level UN panel alongside Melinda Gates, Jack Ma

Rwanda’s young ICT advocate and entrepreneur, Akaliza Keza Ntwari, has been selected to join a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. The development was announced Thursday by The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The Panel, which also features Nanjira Sambuli, a Kenyan...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:27pm

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

Comesa region lags behind in robotics, artificial intelligence

Countries in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) are lagging behind with respect to robotics, artificial intelligence and technology infrastructure and skills acquisition. Jean-Baptiste Mutabazi, the regional bloc’s Director of Infrastructure, noted this during...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:05am

[FEATURED]: MTN’s “21 days of Y’ello care” reaches Murama School

Students of Groupe Scolaire Muramba were the beneficiaries of MTN’s “21 days of Yello Care”, an annual drive where the Telcom operator gives back to the community. The school, located in Rwamagana district received a massive water tank with a capacity of 10,000 litres. With...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:01pm

KCB Rwanda hosts talk on financing for smallholder farmers

Agriculture financing in most African countries accounts for about 16% to 70% of the total monetary value of produced goods and services – gross domestic product (GDP) – yet, the sector gets only about 5% of the total loans by banks and other financial institutions. This was said...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:51am

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

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

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