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Today is World Telecommunications and Information Society Day
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Politics and Society Today is World Telecommunications and Information Society Day

Today is World Telecommunications and Information Society Day. Communication has always been an integral part of our continent. Think talking drums, town criers, drawings in caves across Southern Africa, and the hieroglyphics of the ancient Egyptians. The emergence of new communication technologies has changed the face of communication in the continent. The theme for 2017 is “Big Data for Big Impact”. How easy or affordable is it to communicate with your loved ones in your country?

Rwanda: Transform Africa Summit kicks off in Kigali
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Politics and Society Rwanda: Transform Africa Summit kicks off in Kigali

The third Transform Africa Summit attracting about 3,000 delegates all over Africa, has kicked off at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda. The Transform Africa Summit is the leading African forum bringing together global and regional leaders from government, business and international organizations to chart a way forward for ICT development in Africa.

A tech milestone as Rwanda starts using drones to deliver blood products
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Politics and Society A tech milestone as Rwanda starts using drones to deliver blood products

In an initiative to leapfrog infrastructural challenges affecting the delivery of healthcare solutions in parts of Rwanda, the country has launched a drone delivery network to transport vital blood supplies to remote areas of the country. The technology milestone is being celebrated and applauded on social as a major achievement which will save lives, and there’s hope that the initiative could spur the development of similar projects in the delivery of medical supplies in remote parts of Africa.