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Compelling Mozilla-backed research (www.Mozilla.org), carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not.
At this year’s Africa youth connect held in Kigali, Rwanda, international hip-hop singer and song writer, AKON, touched on the need for Africa to rebrand. This is what he had to say,
IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Consultation and Review Mission to Rwanda
The Aviation Africa 2017 is taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017.
Otavio Veras, Researcher of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – A high-level roundtable on Building Private Equity and Private Capital Markets in Africa, met on 8 May, to explore the promise and obstacles facing private capital investments in Africa. The roundtable of investors and policy makers met under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Economic Forum on Africa to navigate the complex world of private equity, which in recent years has shown increased interest. According to the participants, this could be Africa’s next development financing frontier and could mark an end to an aid dependency.
Africa Continues to Grow Strongly Despite Global Slowdown, Although Significantly Less Poverty Remains Elusive
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach more than 5 per cent on average in 2013-2015 as a result of high commodity prices worldwide and strong consumer spending on the continent, ensuring that the region remains amongst the fastest growing in the world — according to the World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects.
AfDB Supports Rwandese Private Sector with a US $8-Million Line of Credit to the Development Bank of Rwanda
KIGALI, Rwanda, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) signed today a US $8-million Line of Credit (LoC) to support BRD lending to the agriculture, agro-processing, telecommunication, education and tourism infrastructure sectors in Rwanda. The signing ceremony, held in the AfDB national office in Rwanda, was chaired by Negatu Makonnen AfDB Resident Representative in Rwanda, and Jack N. Kayonga, BRD Chief Executive Officer.
As MTN Uganda continues to cement its position as the number one internet service provider offering world-class Internet it has launched a new Wi-Fi service with a number of MTN HotSpots around the country.
Africa is a market of untapped opportunities with demand for electrical transmission and distribution infrastructure and equipment set to increase significantly as the global economy recovers and electricity consumption is expected to grow at a rate of 3.4% per year up until 2020. Currently the biggest exporters of power on the continent include South Africa, Ghana and Zambia.
A fresh generation of African leaders will be featured on new Al Jazeera English series Tutu’s Children.