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Nyamagabe: Youth urged to counter Genocide denial through social media

By at April 15, 2015 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment

Nyamagabe: Youth urged to counter Genocide denial through social media

The youth of Nyamagabe district were on Tuesday urged to speak the truth about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in order to weaken deniers and those who trivialise it. The call was made by the Philbert Mugisha, the mayor of Nyamagabe district during the 21st commemoration of the Genocide and urged youth to use various platforms, including social media, to more...

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Ms Geek: Meet the girls that could drive Rwanda’s tech revolution

By at April 15, 2015 | 9:54 am | 0 Comment

Ms Geek: Meet the girls that could drive Rwanda’s tech revolution

Rwanda is known to be home to some of the most beautiful women in the world. And, the search for the finest girl to crown “Miss Rwanda”, is one of the most intense beauty contests there is. Both local and international judges assemble to assess the beauty pageants on their poise, excellent social skills and an ability to answer challenging questions. The judges more...

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Nyamagabe: The elderly and modern technology

By at April 9, 2015 | 12:22 pm | 0 Comment

Nyamagabe: The elderly and modern technology

As the saying goes that no man is an island, the elderly in Nyamagabe district says that everybody at every age needs modern technology, saying it’s the pivot on which social economic development rotates. In a bid to break out of the isolation, Dominiko Nkurikiyinka, 69 of Nyamagabe district pursued a course in information technology (IT) after failing to access more...

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Tigo boosts financial inclusion with new  product

By at April 3, 2015 | 8:52 am | 0 Comment

Tigo boosts financial inclusion with new  product

In a bid to widen its revenues accrued from its mobile money platform- Tigo cash, the country’s second operator by subscriber base has   introduced a new option likely to boost financial inclusion. The  product  that will allow Tigo cash  subscribers  to  open accounts   and  save   while  getting  an   interest   from their  savings  is seen more...

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Telecoms cut deal with Airline to provide mobile money payment options

By at April 3, 2015 | 8:50 am | 0 Comment

Telecoms cut deal with Airline to provide mobile money payment options

[caption id="attachment_2628" align="alignnone" width="480"] (L-R) Kenya Airways Country Manager Ms. Pauline Kariuki and Airtel Rwanda Chief Financial Officer Mr. Tano Oware after the launch of KQ flight payments on Airtel Money[/caption] As the   Mobile money business with in the country’s growing telecom sector   continues   to stiffen, operators are now more...

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Subscribers thrilled by WhatsApp calling option

By at April 1, 2015 | 10:25 am | 0 Comment

Subscribers thrilled by WhatsApp calling option

Subscribers for all the three telecom operators in the country were thrilled by the new application on the WhatsApp that allows them to call through internet. The application  that requires the WhatsApp  user   to   call  as  opposed  to  only  chatting  comes amidst  the three  operators  MTN Rwanda cell, Tigo and  Airtel Rwanda  looking at more...

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MTN hands Rwf2 million to Rubavu women cooperative

By at March 31, 2015 | 9:58 am | 0 Comment

MTN hands Rwf2 million to Rubavu women cooperative

[caption id="attachment_2617" align="alignnone" width="624"] MTN Human Resource General Manager, Mary Asiimwe (middle) with the members of Koperative (Cooperative) Tuzamurane Kanama[/caption] In recognition of Rwandan Women, MTN Rwanda handed over 2,500,000Rwf to Tuzamurane Kanama Cooperative (KOTUKA) in Rubavu as part of its cooperate social more...

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Airtel Rwanda introduces micro loans

By at March 31, 2015 | 9:50 am | 0 Comment

Airtel Rwanda introduces micro loans

[caption id="attachment_2613" align="alignnone" width="624"] Airtel Rwanda Director of M-Commerce and Enterprise Business, Mr. Philip Onzoma speaking at the media launch of Igurize Amafaranga, Left-Atlantis Microfinance Managing Director Raissa Muyango[/caption]In a bid to expand reach into mobile financial services, Airtel Rwanda has announced plans to introduce more...

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Microsoft joins forces with Rwanda to improve education 

By at March 27, 2015 | 10:13 am | 0 Comment

Microsoft joins forces with Rwanda to improve education 

Global software firm Microsoft has joined forces with Rwanda's government to transform learning, further innovation and develop employment skills among students. The advisor to the minister of education, Nkubito Bakuramutsa, says the arrangement with Microsoft Rwandan pupils will now be able to access school reading materials and information away from school, more...

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Rwandair Buys Airbus Planes To Penetrate Europe, Asia

By at March 25, 2015 | 4:36 pm | 0 Comment

Rwandair Buys Airbus Planes To Penetrate Europe, Asia

Rwanda’s National Carrier, Rwandair, has purchased two brand new A330s Airbus Planes, which it says will allow East Africa’s fastest growing airline to aggressively penetrate the highly competitive destinations into Europe and Asia. Rwandair is the first airline in East Africa to make such an order. “We are delighted that RwandAir has confirmed its confidence in more...

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