Tag: Rwanda

One Africa’s Brighter Monday closes offices in Rwanda

One Africa’s Brighter Monday closes offices in Rwanda

Business
Brighter Monday, a jobsite and recruitment service provider has shut down its operations in Rwanda. Founded in Kenya in 2006 and operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, BrighterMonday in Rwanda was a free of charge site and users can create a free account, search and apply for jobs or submit their CV on the site to help them quickly apply for jobs on the site. The One Africa Media backed job site offered services that facilitate applications for employment and did not directly offer employment to job seekers. It didn’t guarantee employment but it’s sole purpose was to provide a platform for both job seekers and employers to advertise and apply for jobs and manage responses for their clients/subscribers on the website. It’s Kenyan and Uganda counterparts had however, moved to fully r

Safaricom Vs Equity Bank: May the best telco win, says Uhuru Kenyatta at the 6th East African Business Summit in Kigali

Business, Mobile
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday said he declined to be drawn into the battle between Safaricom and Equity Bank over use of thin SIM card, instead urged those lobbying him to allow competition to drive the market. Reports Nation Media Addressing business leaders during the 6th East African Business Summit in Kigali, Mr Kenyatta said there is a greater need to allow rivalry in order to deepen mobile money transfer saying this will increase benefits to users. Cheaper and better products “Some people came to me to say that licensing this or that will have consequences but I told them the competition between the firms including that of my friend Bob Collymore (Safaricom chief executive officer) is good for the market. Let them (Equity and Safaricom) fight out. All we want is

Safaricom’s bid for low roaming tariffs thwarted by Rwandan government

Broadband, Mobile
Kenya’s largest telecommunication company Safaricom has cancelled plans to lower all costs and roaming rates between Kenya and Rwanda. Reports CNBC Africa Following introduction of new levies on international calling and roaming tariffs by the Rwandan government between the two countries, Safaricom decided to suspend the proposed tariffs. Safaricom had earlier had intended for its customers visiting Rwanda to make calls to Rwanda's networks at 10 Kenya shillings, a 60 per cent drop from the initial rate of 25 Kenya shillings per minute. “This new developments make it impossible for operators in Kenya and Rwanda to go ahead with the planned downward revision in tariffs. We will therefore revert to the previous tariffs even as we push on with efforts to ensure that we have affordable ca
Funding scheme set to empower women in ICT in Africa

Funding scheme set to empower women in ICT in Africa

Internet, Mobile
[KIGALI]  A project which was launched last year in Africa is set to empower young women and girls in computer science and help them become global leaders in information and communication technology (ICT), experts say. The project, called ‘Seed Fund for Women + Girls in Computer Science’, is  aimed at extending technological entrepreneurship programmes and competition for young girls and women below 20 years old to set up technological enterprises, says Beth Garriott, a senior programme officer at Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech), the consortium managing the project. The programme’s second seed fund application was opened this week (10 August), according to the US-headquartered Institute of International Education (IIE), which leads WeTech. “WeTech [supports] a growing movement of in

President Kagame chairs Smart Africa Alliance board meeting

Business, Internet
“We are here because we appreciate the importance of technology, particularly ICT, for development of our countries and our continent. The goal of today’s meeting is to guide immediate action for making Smart Africa a reality and to start placing ICT firmly at the center of Africa’s development agenda.” reiterated President Kagame as he  welcomed members of the Smart Africa Alliance and reiterated the importance of information technology in achieving development. On the last day of the 23rd African Union Summit, President Kagame hosted the first board meeting of the Smart Africa Alliance. The meeting brings together nations that signed on to the Smart Africa Manifesto. Signed in Kigali by seven Heads of State including Uganda, Kenya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Gabon and the Republic of So