Rwanda's Investigation Bureau revealed that crimes related to cyber fraud led to economic losses $6.6 million last year. They further revealed that at least 113 cases of cyber-crimes of which 64 were committed in the City of Kigali were recorded in 2018 leaving many people counting losses. AthanTashobya, Analyst joins CNBC Africa for more.
Hot off the heels of the Transform Africa Summit that took place in Kigali last week, CNBC Africa speaks to an IT entrepreneur Ernest Kayinamura, CEO of Hexakomb whom has being navigating the ICT sector in Rwanda for the past 7 years, about the deals being signed as Rwanda barrels towards being a knowledge-based economy.
Rwanda's legal framework outlines the rights of people with disabilities, but in everyday life, especially in rural areas, life as child with a disability is not easy. When Theogene Hakizimana became disabled at the age of 8, he dropped out of school and was forced to live on the streets. But his life soon changed.
Rwanda targets to have 100 per cent internet access by 2020 and is investing heavily into becoming an ICT Hub. Joining CNBC Africa to understand how the digital gender divide can be bridged is Dominique Mvunabandi, Director of Science and Technology Unit at Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO.
Rwanda's tourism sector got a sizeable boost as a massive 25 year concession deal between the Rwanda Development Board and Imizi EcoTourism Development was concluded. The agreement will see the installation a multi-phased conservation and tourism management program in Gishwati-Mukura National Park in the West of the Country.
Twenty-five years ago, the genocide in Rwanda resulted in the deaths of nearly a million people. Most were Tutsis killed by Hutu militias. The children of victims and perpetrators alike grapple with the horrors of the past while hoping for a better future.