This week, Made in Rwanda cashless payment app, Nokanda, a product of software company, Hexacomb; rose to the number one spot on Google Play Store’s, “Top Free” category in Rwanda. The ranking, which often belongs to social media giants such as, WhatsApp and Facebook reflects a change in priorities for mobile users in the country. CNBC Africa spoke to Ernest Kayinamura, founder and CEO of the company for more.
Pieter de Villiers, CEO of Clickatell joins CNBC Africa to talk about the company’s revolutionary invention of enabling computer systems to send text messages from the internet to a cell phone, but also creating WhatsApp’s 4 digit code sign up method.
There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world.
It's happening worldwide, professionals and entrepreneurs across industries are depending more and more on social media and the internet to conduct their businesses – this is especially true for freelancers who use platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp to obtain and communicate with clients. But what happens when an unexpected social media tax is put in place, this is exactly what happened last year in Uganda, and now a year on. Digital Marketer and self-proclaimed 'Citizen of the Internet', Bernard Ewalu Olupot joins CNBC Africa for more.
Social media platform Facebook has created the Facebook Community Leadership Program and officials say that it aims to empower community leaders who are building their communities around the world. 115 people from across the world have been selected into the program. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Ime Archibong, VP of Partnerships at Facebook.