The Internet Society has announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda.
With 120,000 units sold, almost all within the first six months of its October 2016 global launch, d.light's D30 Pay-Go solar home system is proving to be the fastest pay-as-you-go off-grid solar product to reach scale.
A $350 million deal to finance an 80 megawatt (MW) peat to power project in Rwanda, which will improve access to electricity for the three quarters of the country's population that is currently off the grid, has reached financial close.
Ministers from nine African nations (Morocco, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and Rwanda) have today gathered in Oyo at the invitation of the President of the Republic of the Congo to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the creation of the Congo Basin Blue Fund.
Nestlé has announced the appointment of Kenyan, Ciru Miring’u as head of the company’s operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Ciru becomes the first local manager to head the East African cluster of the Swiss based world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company.
The East Africa Business Council, the region’s umbrella body for the business community, has endorsed the premier summit in Africa targeting CEOs, Managing Directors and heads of public institutions in East Africa.
Social impact agribusiness investor AgDevCo has announced a $0.45m debt investment into a Rwandan mushroom grower. The company, Kigali Farms, is completing a modern button mushroom production facility in Musanze District in the shadow of the Volcanoes National Park.
Close to 60 agribusiness projects being run by young people across Rwanda have been listed to receive approximately $12,000 each in funding after the signing of an agreement between Business Development Fund (BDF) and Private Sector Federation (PSF).
Rwanda’s economy is expected to remain stable and resilient in 2017 despite the downside risks registered in 2016.
M-learning is education that uses primarily mobile or electronic devices. M-learning is similar to home-schooling in the sense that you can learn anywhere.
Microsoft East Africa and pan-African data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom have announced a new partnership to develop the access and use of cloud services across the continent.
MTN mobile money subscribers have a new avenue to save and borrow money thanks to a new platform, known as MoKash.
Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa.
In a move meant to easily reach and capture more tourists, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have come together to launch the first of its kind East African destination portal.
Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.
Kigali International Airport has been ranked the best airport in East Africa and second best in Africa by Canadian travel and hospitality firm, Sleeping Airports.