Rwanda :KIC, a pan African innovation hub

Africa50, the pan-African investment platform, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the Ministry of ICT and Innovation of Rwanda unveiled the urban masterplan for the development of the Kigali Innovation City (KIC) project, during an official ceremony organized in Kigali. An ambitious project designed to position Rwanda as a pan-African innovation...

Rwanda : WFP-backed challenge boosts food system

Supporting innovations in the food system in Rwanda is the goal of a UN-backed initiative launched in the capital, Kigali. The IGNITE Food Systems Challenge comes amid worsening food insecurity in East Africa due to rising conflict, climate change, natural disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Both technical support and a total of $300,000 in...
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Rwanda: $100 million for digital projects

Rwanda has borrowed more $100 million from Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (AIIB) to broadband and digitalise public services The loan agreement worth approximately Rwf100 billion was signed between the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the bank on December 23. It will fund Rwanda’s US$200 million Digital Acceleration Project,...

Rwanda: 5 key strategies to make the country a financial hub

Determined to develop Rwanda's financial center, the country's authorities have pulled several levers to make this ambition a reality. Focus on the five winning strategies.  By Ange Iliza, in Kigali  Announced in early November by the Kigali International Financial Center (KIFC), the launch of the Virunga Africa Fund - a...

Vinie Kouamou “The world needs science and science needs women”

Vinie Kouamou is a Cameroonian PhD student in Life and Environmental Sciences, specializing in HIV Molecular Virology. Her research is entitled “The effect of pre-treatment drug resistance on the effectiveness of dolutegravir (DTG) among adults who had initiated or re-initiated first-line antiretroviral therapy containing DTG in Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional study”....

Technology: After Rwanda, Zipline targets West Africa

Initiator of the use of drones to deliver medical supplies in remote areas, notably in Rwanda, the start-up Zipline is now eyeing West Africa to expand its African operations. This development confirms the relevance of its innovative solution.  By Ange Iliza, in Kigali  California-based start-up Zipline, a pioneer in the...
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