Tag: information and communications technology

Rwanda’s ICT companies deliver online courses during COVID-19

It’s now a week since the Rwandan government ordered closure of all schools and sent students back in their homes to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Now ICT companies in the country are providing online resources that enable students to keep learning during this period of COVID-19 outbreak. Rwanda ICT Chamber CEO Alex Ntale joins CNBC Africa for more.

Lagos Tech Fair: Zenith Bank’s Onyeagwu: Funding is critical for the 4IR

Zenith Bank says it is prepared to support Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and creative ecosystems with funding, which the bank calls a critical tool for participating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). GMD and CEO of the bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu discussed this with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole at the bank’s Tech Fair in Lagos.

Osibona: Nigeria looks to collaborate with Sweden to advance digital technology

The Senior Special Adviser on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to the Federal Government of Nigeria says Nigeria is looking to collaborate with Sweden especially in digital technology. On the sidelines of the ‘Leading Through Change’ platform organised by the Swedish Institute, Lanre Osibona discussed the details with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.

DBSA: Where we see investment opportunities in Rwanda

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has entered into the Rwandan market. The financial institution will be working closely with Development Bank of Rwanda to finance infrastructure projects by both the public and private sectors, with key focus in the transport, energy, utility services and ICT sectors. Head of Coverage: Financial Institutions, SADC Region at DBSA, Mdu Dlamini joins CNBC Africa for more.

How Rwanda’s young web developers are driving the country’s ICT growth

In 2001 Rwanda set out on what seemed like an ambitious ICT roadmap journey, a few years later the country has been hailed for the reforms and at the forefront of this has been an army of young ICT enthusiasts. CEO of Awesomity Lab, Lionel Mpfizi joins CNBC Africa for more.

RICTA urges more businesses to register ‘.rw’ internet domains in Rwanda

Despite Rwanda boasting of a more than 90 per cent internet penetration figures, the number of Rwandan hosted websites still lags behind when compared to her East African neighbours. In a bid to increase this figure the country's ministry of ICT through an umbrella organisation RICTA has launched a campaign to get more Rwandan businesses registered using the local domain ‘.rw’. To shed more light on this, CEO of Ricta, Grace Ingabire joins CNBC Africa for more.

Developing a digital economy: What can Africa learn from India?

At the on-going India-Africa Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expo taking place in Kigali. To discuss what Africa can do to achieve digital transformation aspirations – Sanjay Nayak, CEO and managing Director of Tejas Networks joins CNBC Africa for more.

Is Nigeria ready for 5G?

The Nigerian government has invested a lot in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) space in the past four years and it is working towards a revolution in the broadband space as in the case with mobile phone 20 years ago. This is according to Lanre Osibona, Senior Special Adviser on ICT to the Federal Government of Nigeria. He joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.