Rwanda

  • 31 African startups selected for Smart Cities Innovation Programme

    Thirty-one African digital innovation startups have been chosen to participate in the Smart Cities Innovation Programme taking place in Kigali, Rwanda. Thirty-one African tech startups have been selected to take part in the Smart Cities Innovation Programme, which will help them scale up their products and services to boost...
  • Qatar Airways Details Its Partnership With RwandAir for Customer Satisfaction

    The partnership will leverage Qatar Airways’ global network, increase access to African destinations, and integrate respective loyalty programmes’ benefits. Qatar Airways has officially inked an interline agreement with RwandAir, deepening their partnership. The move will allow travellers on both carriers to access over 160 destinations across the networks from...
  • RwandAir to Restart Its Flights to and from London and Brussels

    RwandAir is set to resume flights from Kigali to London and Brussels from October 3rd, 2020. The resumption of European services will see the leading African carrier switch its UK operations from London Gatwick, with commercial flights to the Rwandan capital now departing from London Heathrow for the first...
  • Travel: RwandaAir Suspends Flights To China

    As the coronavirus continues to spread, growing concerns have led RwandAir to suspend all flights to China with ‘immediate effect’. The suspension is indefinite with the expectation of review later in February....
  • Rwanda: Qatar Airways acquires 60% of the new Kigali Airport

    The Government of Rwanda has signed an MoU for Qatar Airways to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3bn international airport in Rwanda. Less than a week after Rwanda signed a partnership with Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG), Qatar Airways has become the owner of the new Bugesera airport, still under...
  • Coding: Why all children must learn to code – Bitange Ndemo

    The University of Nairobi’s Professor Bitange Ndemo shares on why all children must learn to code as it enhances their creativity. Across the world, the conversion of information into a digital format – also called “digitalisation” – has increased productivity in the public and private sectors. As a result, virtually...
  • Rwandan Software Development Startup, Exuus Wins Seedstars Kigali

    Rwandan software development firm Exuus has emerged the winner of last Friday’s Seedstars Kigali pitching event. Kigali-based Exuus has developed a digital and inter-operable decentralized ledger for saving groups. The startup was founded in 2014 by CEO Shema Steve (pictured above, middle). Exuus will now represent Rwanda at the Seedstars Africa summit which...
  • A look at Innovation and technology in Rwanda’s development agenda

    Even though Rwanda’s entrepreneurial ecosystem remains young, this article explores Rwanda’s fast-track development agenda for it’s innovation and technology sectors. The conventional narrative about the last three decades of Rwanda’s socio-economic history unfolds this way: A small, landlocked country with a troubled past has turned the engine on under...
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    Nigeria’s CcHUB Launches Africa’s First ‘Design Lab’ in Kigali

    The design lab is an unprecedented next step in Africa’s growing tech sector, and is set to become a leading creative space where it’s multidisciplinary team of product designers and engineers will collaborate with scientists and stakeholders globally, to explore the application of emerging technologies that will solve Africa’s...