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MTN Rwanda donates RWF 10 mln to fight covid-19

Published 31 Mar 2020 13:38 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda through its Foundation has donated RWF 10 million to the Rwanda Biomedical Centre as it works to stop the spread of the coronavirus. It is also offering free ...

Vivendi subsidiary launches Canalbox fibre services in Abidjan and Kigali

Published 19 Mar 2020 13:08 CET | Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Rwanda

GVA (Group Vivendi Africa) has further expanded the reach of its FTTH network, announcing that the Canalbox fibre service is now available in two more African cities, Abidjan ...

MTN Rwanda waives MoMo fees for 90 days, to sign up more merchants to cut Covid-19 spread

Published 19 Mar 2020 09:59 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda says it has waived its mobile money transfer fees as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of Covid 19. MTN said this will allow customers to use cashless ...

Liquid Telecom launches fibre home broadband in Kigali

Published 26 Feb 2020 11:29 CET | Rwanda

Liquid Telecom Rwanda has launched the broadband service Liquid Home to coincide with the re-branding of its retail arm Hai as Liquid Home. Liquid Home provides unlimited, ...

MTN Rwanda partners with Seamless Distribution to provide digital airtime recharges

Published 21 Feb 2020 10:19 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has signed a partnership deal with Seamless Distribution Systems to digitise its airtime top-ups. The announcement comes after MTN said it would be phasing out the ...

Rwandan govt plans to set up drones operation centre

Published 10 Feb 2020 11:10 CET | Rwanda

Rwanda says its in the process of designing a drone operation centre that will serve to develop the uptake, training and regulation of un-"manned" aerial vehicles, commonly ...

MTN Rwanda phases out sale of physical top-up vouchers

Published 05 Feb 2020 10:14 CET | Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has announced that it will phase out the sale and distribution of physical airtime vouchers as of 15 February. Airtime will only be purchased and loaded through ...

Airtel-Tigo rebrands as Airtel Rwanda, launches Mukazi Kose mobile money promotion

Published 20 Jan 2020 10:51 CET | Rwanda

Airtel has acquired a twelve-year unified licence to operate as Airtel Rwanda, after operating as Airtel-Tigo since 2018, New Times reported. The deal meant a 100 per cent ...

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 ...