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UAE firm to invest $50m in Kigali 'smart city' initiative View

UAE firm to invest $50m in Kigali 'smart city' initiative

A United Arab Emirates-based firm, Cheikh Rakadh Group, has committed to invest $50 million (about Rwf41 billion) in the recently launched Rwanda Smart City Master Plan.

‘Use technology to bridge divides,’ Kagame tells Transform Africa Summit View

‘Use technology to bridge divides,’ Kagame tells Transform Africa Summit

On Wednesday, May 10, the third Transform Africa Summit got underway in Kigali. The 2017 Summit brings together over 3,500 delegates from across Africa and the globe to discuss how African cities can leverage data and technology to efficiently handle their unique and complex challenges.

Transform Africa: How technology can make cities smarter View

Transform Africa: How technology can make cities smarter

Minister of Youth and ICT Jean Philbert Nsengimana pointed out that Smart Cities are interconnected, instrumented and intelligent.
As part of the on-going Transform Africa Summit, Rwanda has unveiled the Smart Cities Blueprint, a framework that aims to serve as a catalyst to fast-track ICT-driven initiatives in cities across Africa.

‘Smart Rwanda’ initiative gets a boost from JICA View

‘Smart Rwanda’ initiative gets a boost from JICA

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pledged more support to Rwanda’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector as the country moves toward a digital economy.

Rwanda Development Board announces the new gorilla permit tariffs View

Rwanda Development Board announces the new gorilla permit tariffs

Saturday, May 06, 2017 Rwanda Development Board announced an increase in the price of gorilla permits from US$750 to US$1,500 for all visitors effective immediately.

Ten rhinos are back in  Akagera National Park View

Ten rhinos are back in Akagera National Park

Rwanda, officially, has the big five game animals following the arrival of 10 rhinos from South Africa Tuesday, May 02, 2017 morning.

13th Africa Movie Academy Awards Gala, Nomination and Sponsors’ Night Dates Set View

13th Africa Movie Academy Awards Gala, Nomination and Sponsors’ Night Dates Set

The dates and venues for the Nomination, Sponsorship and Gala ceremonies for the 13th annual Africa Movie Academy Awards have been set.

RDB’s domestic tourism campaign registers remarkable results View

RDB’s domestic tourism campaign registers remarkable results

One month on from the launch of Rwanda’s latest domestic tourism campaign ‘Tembera U Rwanda-Jump on the Bus’, the country’s tourist attractions seem to be becoming more popular than ever with Rwandan tourists.

Rwanda keen to showcase tourism potential at world summit View

Rwanda keen to showcase tourism potential at world summit

The small central African country will host 41st Annual World Tourism Conference from 14th to 17th November that aims at promoting tourism as an engine for economic growth and job creation across the continent, through innovative business models, new technologies and strategic partnerships.

When Technology Meets Health: World’s first drones for medical supplies launch in Rwanda View

When Technology Meets Health: World’s first drones for medical supplies launch in Rwanda

The first medical supply by remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, will be launched in Rwanda today. The pioneer project, in Muhanga District in southern Rwanda, will see drones used in delivery of much needed supplies to ensure efficiency and timeliness.