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Rwanda is ready for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as it seeks to increase it exports under the new agreement.

According to the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Eastern Africa region is anticipated to generate US$1.8 billion in welfare gains and benefit from over 2 million jobs from the successful implementation of AfCFTA.

Rwanda, which is often referred to as the “Singapore of Africa” is indeed Africa’s rising star and a driver for economic transformation in the region.

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To tap into the AfCFTA and the benefits it has to offer, the country’s representatives of the private sector, civil society and government have already held a consultative meeting to discuss Rwanda’s strategy for the implementation of the agreement.

Rwanda’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Michel Minega, says that the implementation of AfCFTA is an …

Rwanda launched a campaign to collect one million smartphones to increase access to phones. With the country’s smartphone penetration at 20 per cent according to officials, connect Rwanda aims to increase the access of the devices.

Around 1.6 million Rwandans own smartphones out of the 10 million Rwandans who own mobile phones this is according to Statistics from the ministry of information and communication technology (ICT) and innovation.

“The Connect Rwanda campaign is aimed at increasing smartphone ownership in the country. To date, phone penetration stands at 79.8 per cent, but smartphone penetration is still low at 14.6 per cent,” said Paula Ingabire, Rwanda’s ICT and innovation minister.

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She added that smartphones are critical to helping Rwandans gain access to online services and information.
She said that Rwanda has digitised several services and many businesses are going e-commerce …