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New SmartAfrica Manifesto to transform Africa

New SmartAfrica Manifesto to transform Africa

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Rwanda, Kigali was  the venue of   Transform Africa 2013. The summit was Co-hosted by President Paul Kagame and Dr. Hamadoun Toure, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with the aim of pooling together International participants to set a new agenda for Africa to leapfrog development challenges through the use and uptake of Broadband and related services. Presidents Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (Mali), Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan), Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, and Paul Kagame of Rwanda said Africa should leverage the ICT to spur a pro-poor, sustainable growth.The meeting was also attended by executives from Microsoft, Samsung, Facebook and IBM. Six years ago in 2007, Rw