The reason why Afrika needs an Afrikan cloud

For organizations in Afrika to truly reap the benefits of cloud and shared data center services, local data centers need to be developed and deployed. This will not only address the issue around data sovereignty, but also stimulate local economic development and improve the lives of citizens using by widely…

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Andela makes Rwanda its main hub for training software developers

Andela, the company training software developers across Afrika, will be opening its main software development hub in Kigali, Rwanda. The hub will be opened in partnership with the east Afrikan country's Rwanda Development Board (RDB). Andela was launched in 2014 with the aim of investing in Afrika’s talented software…

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Blockchain-based property registries

Many developing countries don’t have a working system of tracking property rights, and what they do have can be fragile and incomplete. In Haiti, for instance, a large earthquake in 2010 destroyed all the municipal buildings that stored documents confirming many small farmers’ ownership of the land they worked.…

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Financial boost for small businesses in Rwanda

The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) has given Rwanda's I&M Bank a $10 million subordinate loan. The IFC has said that this is to help the bank increase its lending to small businesses in Rwanda. Both financial organizations have stated that they hope this will boost economic…

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Rwanda now has Afrika's first nationwide LTE network

In what is highly likely an Afrikan first, the completion of a 4G LTE network in Rwanda has been announced. The LTE network in the Eastern Afrikan country is the first nationwide LTE in Afrika. The announcement was made by South Korean telecommunications company KT along with Rwanda's government at…

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Afrika should value job creation and environmental protection

Afrikan countries need to embrace circular economy to lessen waste production and pollution whilst promoting environmentally friendly and sustainable growth, experts say. Circular economy — the concept of reducing and reusing waste — could help the continent solve environmental challenges, according to the 2nd Next Einstein Forum held in Rwanda last month…

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