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MTN Rwanda collects over 2,500 smartphones for underprivileged people

Published 17 Jan 2020 12:46 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has confirmed it has collected 2,500 smartphones so far under its scheme to provide handsets to people who cannot afford them, The New Times reported. The campaign ...

MTN Rwanda Connect Challenge gets pledges for over 31,000 smartphones for underprivileged people

Published 06 Jan 2020 10:29 CET | Rwanda

The Rwanda Connect Challenge has received more than 31,000 pledges for its scheme to provide smartphones to people who cannot afford them. The Minister of ICT and Innovation, ...

MTN Rwanda runs 2019 MoMo Month under 'Let's Go Cashless' slogan

Published 10 Dec 2019 12:45 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has announced the fourth edition of MoMo Month, under the theme "Let's Go Cashless". The campaign rewards new and potential MoMo customers and there are promotions ...

Jumia closes shop in Rwanda

Published 10 Dec 2019 12:14 CET | Rwanda

Jumia announced it will close its business in Rwanda after six years of operations, just weeks after it exited Cameroon and Tanzania, New Times reported. In a message to its ...

Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks invests USD 10 mln into 4G upgrade

Published 04 Dec 2019 13:17 CET | Rwanda

Rwanda's broadband ISP Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks, a joint-venture between Korea Telecom and the government of Rwanda, has invested USD 10 million into the upgrade of its ...

Altron inks deal for public transport cashless payments in Rwanda

Published 03 Dec 2019 10:40 CET | Rwanda

Altron has partnered with Pascal Technologies to provide an integrated payment system for motorcycle public transport services in Rwanda.Altron is supplying the ...

Mozilla and German development ministry tie up to support African language products

Published 26 Nov 2019 10:59 CET | Africa, Germany, Rwanda

Mozilla and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) said they have joined to collect open speech data in local languages and develop local ...

MTN Rwanda complies with new legislation to finance universal medical service

Published 20 Nov 2019 11:22 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda says it has complied with new legislation for financing universal health coverage through Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI), called Mutuelle de Sante. In ...

MTN Rwanda launches digital inclusion drive

Published 28 Oct 2019 11:05 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of its "We're Good Together" initiative, derived from the MTN Global Campaign launched earlier in October in South Africa. It aims to ...

Rwandan satellite Rwasat-1 to be launched into orbit in November

Published 10 Oct 2019 10:15 CET | Japan, Rwanda

Rwasat-1, a satellite built by three Rwandan engineers and a team of Japanese at Tokyo University, will be launched into orbit in November, New Times reported. Rwasat-1 was ...

Rwanda launches first 'Made in Africa' smartphones

Published 08 Oct 2019 09:23 CET | Rwanda

Rwanda' Mara Group has launched two smartphones, describing them as the first "Made in Africa" models, Reuters reported. They will run on Android and the Mara X will cost RWF ...

Azam TV ends deal with Rwandan Premier Football League for breach of contract

Published 26 Aug 2019 10:51 CET | Rwanda

Tanzanian pay-television operator Azam TV has ended its sponsorship of the Rwanda Premier Football League for breach of contract, The New Times reported. Azam TV entered into ...

Ugandan govt blocks online access to Rwandan newspaper amid security fears

Published 23 Aug 2019 16:01 CET | Rwanda, Uganda

Uganda said it had blocked online access to Rwanda's main state-owned newspaper New Times' website on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to ...

Rostelecom, ER-Telecom cooperate on removal of overhead lines in Rostov

Published 22 Aug 2019 10:06 CET | Rwanda

Russian national operator Rostelecom and fixed operator ER-Telecom have completed the first stage of their project to remove overhead telecom lines in the city of Rostov. ...

MTN, Airtel Rwanda plan to launch biometrics to fight Sim card fraud

Published 05 Aug 2019 11:43 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda is allowing customers who want to register or swap their SIM cards to be recognised using biometric technology, reports New Times. The move is inspired by the need ...

MTN Rwanda mulls listing on bourse, eyes stake in KTRN - report

Published 31 Jul 2019 10:46 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda is considering a direct listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) and is mulling the acquisition of a stake in Korea Telecom Rwanda Network (KTRN), New Times ...

Pundi X launches smartphone powered by blockchain in Rwanda

Published 18 Jul 2019 15:57 CET | Rwanda

Singapore-based Pundi X has officially launched its smartphone powered by blockchain technology in Kigali, Rwanda. The startup said it was the first blockchain mobile phone ...

Airtel and MTN Rwanda launch initiative to promote digital inclusion

Published 16 Jul 2019 14:57 CET | Rwanda

Rwandan operators Airtel and MTN have announced they will start a digital inclusion programme, as part of the GSMA's We Care initiative in Rwanda. We Care is being launched ...

MTN Rwanda appoints Nkurunziza as CFO

Published 03 Jul 2019 08:29 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has announced the appointment of Mark Nkurunziza as its new CFO, succeeding Lily Zondo, who has served from 2016. Nkurunziza joins MTN with over 20 years of ...

RDB financial chief to take over as MTN Rwanda CEO - report

Published 27 Jun 2019 12:09 CET | Rwanda

The former CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Mark Nkurunziza, is set to join telecom operator MTN Rwanda in a similar capacity, the New Times reported citing unnamed ...

MTN Rwanda offers 4G data at 3G prices

Published 26 Jun 2019 13:32 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda, in partnership with KTRN, said it has lowered its 4G prices in order to continue providing affordable internet to all Rwandans. Customers can now get 4G data ...

Globalstar receives MSS and terrestrial authorisations across Africa

Published 19 Jun 2019 15:52 CET | Botswana, Gabon, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa

Globalstar said it has received MSS and terrestrial authorizations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, and Rwanda. These countries join Botswana in representing over 1.1 ...

Airtel Rwanda launches promotion to drive uptake of cashless payments

Published 04 Jun 2019 11:15 CET | Rwanda

Airtel Rwanda has launched a three months promotion where clients and agents stand a chance to win money every time they transact on Airtel Money. The mobile money campaign ...

Crystal Telecom returns to FY profit after MTN rebound

Published 03 Jun 2019 09:25 CET | Rwanda

Crystal Telecom has recovered from the slump it suffered in 2017 to register a profit of RWF 1.5 billion in 2018, earning shareholders dividends amounting to about RWF 1.2 ...

MTN Rwanda ties up with Private Sector Federation to expand cashless payments

Published 22 May 2019 09:52 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda and the Private Sector Federation (PSF) have tied up to increase easy-to-use services, starting with mobile money pay and ticketing. The partnership aims to extend ...