South Korea ready to partner with Africa on technology

"A win-win proposition" - Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development BankSEOUL, Republic of Korea, February 7, 2019/ -- In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB.org), Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa, officials said in Seoul today.Speaking at a meeting on potential technology partnerships between Korea and Africa, representatives of Busan...

RURA clarifies new simcard regulations

On Thursday last week mobile phone users received a text message from  Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority (RURA) notifying them on changes in sim-card ownership regulations. According to the utilities regulator, beginning January 31, 2018, nationals and foreigners will be allowed a maximum of three sim-cards on each network bringing the maximum one can hold...

Rwanda emerging as a key tech and investment hub in Africa

As South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria dominate the African tech ecosystem, Rwanda is slowly, yet assuredly, emerging as a key tech and investment hub with its ease of doing business. Partech Ventures’ 2017 report revealed that South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria accounted for 76% of total funding in 2017 and...

Fibre connecting Africa to America is a game changer

Having an undersea cable system connecting Africa directly to the Americas is a game changer, Angola Cables CEO António Nunes has told MyBroadband. The company launched a cable linking North and South America called MONET, along with the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) which connects Brazil to Angola. Several cables connect from Angola to...

SGI Dubai 2019 could further propel the African digital signage industry

SGI Dubai to be held at iconic Dubai World Trade Centre from January 13th to 15th 2019 at the halls 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2018/ -- With the advancement in display technologies, the evolution of LCD, LED, OLED, and super AMOLED, Africa’s digital signage industry is set to grow leaps...

Tech leaders, startups and creatives to connect at Africa Tech Summit in Kigali

With less than three months to go until Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, the first 35 expert speakers from across the continent have been announced for the pan-African event at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda on February 13-15th, 2019. The Summit will connect over 400 African corporates, start-ups, investors and creatives, sharing insights from industry leaders including; Safaricom, Econet...

TOPAFRICANEWS hits a record of Popularity after three months

KIGALI: 27TH AUGUST, 2018: TOPAFRICANEWS.COM has hit a record of Popularity after three months since it was launched. According to Alexa.com, TOPAFRICANEWS.COM is ranked among top 30 popular Rwandan News Websites. Alexa.com is a global pioneer in the world of websites analytical insight whose global traffic rank is a measure of how a website is doing relative to all other sites...

Nsanzabandi abajura bamwibishije Ikoranabuhanga. Murabe maso!

Uyu mugabo Nzanzabandi Eugene aratanga Ubuhamya bw'Ukuntu Abajura bamwibye bakoresheje Telephone. Urwego rw'Ubugenzacyaha bw'U Rwanda rwemeza ko ikoranabuhanga rikomeje kwifashishwa mu Kwiba ibya rubanda. Iyumvire Ubuhamya bwa Nsanzabandi Eugene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6u8Ph_DWH0&feature=youtu.be

Telecom actors gather in Kigali to discuss Africa’s digital revolution

Kigali, July 17, 2018 – Over one thousand CEOs and senior executives from leading mobile companies and players across the digital ecosystem are gathering in Kigali to discuss Digital Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa. The three-day event dubbed Mobile 360 Series – Africa discusses issues such as how the digital future will socially and economically impact communities and industries; how the...

Google takes African startups under its wings

Silicon Valley giant Google is expanding its regional mentorship programme for top early-stage technology startups in Africa, with the aim of helping them become commercially viable. The Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme started off with six countries at its launch eight months ago — Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. Beneficiary firms received $10,000 each equity-free cash grants, and have...

Top Tips for Online Learners

  Posted 11 Apr 2018, by Jenny Sakr One of the great things about learning online is that you’re able to make your study schedule fit around your lifestyle, not the other way around! But how? While studying online is incredibly convenient, it also comes with its own set of challenges. Online learning has a different set of requirements and can demand...

Broadband boosts least developed nations’ economies

(CAJ News) – HIGH-speed internet plays a valuable role in helping least developed countries (LDCs) overcome vulnerabilities, grow economies and enhance people’s livelihoods. This is according to the United Nations (UN) Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Working Group on Broadband for the Most Vulnerable Countries. The report released at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States, focuses on Cambodia, Rwanda,...

UN Launches High-Level Panel On Digital Cooperation

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the launch of a High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation. “The scale, spread and speed of change made possible by digital technologies is unprecedented, but the current means and levels of international cooperation are unequal to the challenge,” Mr. Guterres said. “Digital technologies make a significant contribution to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals...

Rwanda MPs adopt cyber Crime law

Previously; while addressing to the MPs for the legal basis of draft law adoption Minister of Information Technology and Communications Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa said, “Increasing use of the Internet and other digital technologies increases our vulnerability to cyber threats, increasing dependence on cyberspace has brought new risks. criminals are increasingly using cyber space to gain access to   personal...

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Somalia recalls its Geneva envoy over abstaining from vote

MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News)-Somali ambassador to Switzerland, Faduma Abdullahi Mohamed was Saturday summoned by the country’s Foreign ministry over abstaining from UN Human...