PAST PRESS COVERAGE OF TRANSFORM AFRICA AND SMART RWANDA DAYS

Big dreams for Rwanda’s ICT sector (UN - Africa Renewal - Saturday 29 March 2014) --- “The internet is a needed public utility as much as water and electricity,” declared President Paul Kagame at the Transform Africa summit held in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, last October to discuss the future of broadband in Africa. Read More

KT CORPORATION to launch 4G LTE network in RWANDA (Hispanic Business - Thursday 24 October 2013) --- According to the government, the network will cover 95% of the population in three years. The roll out of the network will take place during the Transform Africa 2013 Summit which is occurring in Rwanda from 28-31 October 2013.

Google, Facebook top executives to attend Transform Africa ICT summit (The New Times - Friday 25 October 2013) --- Representatives from some of the world’s largest Information and communications technology companies will this weekend jet into the country ahead of next week’s Transform Africa ICT Summit.

KT chairman leaves for Rwanda while under corruption probe (Yonhap News Agency - Saturday 26 October 2013) --- The chairman of the telecom giant KT Corp., who is being probed by prosecutors over corruption allegations, left Saturday to attend an international meeting in Rwanda, the company said. Lee Suk-chae flew to Kigali to attend the Transform Africa 2013 Summit from Oct. 28-31,

Eight heads of state for crucial Africa ICT meet (The New Times - Monday 28 October 2013) --- Eight African presidents are expected to take part in the Transform Africa Summit, a four-day conference in Kigali that seeks to spearhead broadband connectivity in the continent.

Rwanda to launch LTE network at Transform Africa (HumanIPO - Monday 28 October 2013) --- The government of Rwanda is planning to launch a high speed 4G LTE mobile broadband network in the country at this year’s Transform Africa summit, which begins on October 28.

Ouverture à Kigali d’une réunion sur l’avenir numérique en Afrique (Tchad Infos - Monday 28 October 2013) --- Environ 1.500 délégués sont présents lundi à Transform African 2013 Summit à Kigali pour examiner les voies et moyens de permettre à l’Afrique de construire une plate-forme numérique en vue d’une transformation structurelle.

Museveni in Rwanda for Africa ICT meet (New Vision - Monday 28 October 2013) --- President Yoweri Museveni is in Rwanda to take part in the Transform Africa Summit. He joined other African presidents the four-day conference which opened Monday. The conference seeks to spearhead broadband connectivity in the continent.

Transform Africa Summit : Continent looks to digital future (The New Times - Tuesday 29 October 2013) --- About 1,500 delegates attending the Transform Africa 2013 summit are exploring ways to enable Africa build on digital platform for structural transformation.

Transform Africa : sept chefs d’État réunis à Kigali(Jeune Afrique - Tuesday 29 October 2013) --- Le sommet Transform Africa sur les nouvelles technologies rassemble, à Kigali, pas moins de sept chefs d’État. Objectif : montrer l’importance des technologies de l’information dans la transformation économique et sociale du continent.

Rwanda s ambitious 4G rollout begins, education cited as major beneficiary (Wired UK - Tuesday 29 October 2013) --- "In the case of Rwanda, we have made some modest progress in the area of using ICT," says the country’s president Paul Kagame speaking at the Transform Africa 2013 summit in Kigali, which Wired.co.uk is attending. But Kagame is himself being modest.

KT Chairman to Participate in "Transform Africa Summit" in Rwanda (Korea IT Times - Tuesday 29 October 2013) --- Lee Suk-Chae, KT chairman who was under investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office for professional negligence, paid a visit to Rwanda to participate in the Transform Africa Summit 2013, the first overseas trip since the search-and-seizure warrant has been issued. He visited on October 27 the KT office

Museveni Roots For ICT In Regional Integration At Transform Africa Summit 2013 (PC Tech Magazine - Thursday 31 October 2013) --- President Yoweri Museveni has told the “Transform Africa Summit 2013″ taking place in the Rwandan capital of Kigali that in the application and utilization of Information Communication Technology (ICT) must not be unidirectional but multi-directional and integrate it in the whole social economic transformation process’ of our national economies.

Infrastructure Summit Ends In Rwanda (Citizen,Kenya - Wednesday 30 October 2013) --- President Uhuru Kenyatta has concluded his tour of Kigali, Rwanda where he attended a key Infrastructure Summit.During the three-day Transform Africa Summit, the leaders of the East African states agreed to implement a number of initiatives that would improve the lives of people.

Dar snubs Kigali meet (The Citizen - Thursday 31 October 2013) --- Tanzania has snubbed the ongoing Transform Africa Summit in Kigali because it coincides with the “Coalition of the Willing Summit” that has been taking place at the same city, The Citizen has learnt that President Jakaya Kikwete was invited to attend the latest Summit but decided not to attend.

Young African ICT entrepreneurs honoured in Kigali (The New Times - Thursday 31 October 2013) --- Five young African entrepreneurs were yesterday honoured with the Transform Africa Awards for developing socially transforming IT solutions.President Paul Kagame was the guest of honour at the Awards ceremony during which he interacted with more than 500 young ICT enthusiasts

Young ICT entrepreneurs honoured at Transform Africa summit (Human IPO - Thursday 31 October 2013) --- The Transform Africa Summit 2013, held in Kigali, Rwanda, has honoured five young ICT entrepreneurs for developing socially transforming IT solutions who were picked from more than 500 young African ICT enthusiasts.

Operation ‘Smart Kigali’ to transform the Rwandan economy (Zegabi East African News - Thursday 31 October 2013) --- The Rwandan government’s ambitious plan to provide free WiFi connection to its citizens is set to transform the nation’s economy.Earlier in the month, the project officially kicked off after months of preparations

Kigali summit adopts Smart Africa Manifesto (The New Times - Friday 1 November 2013) --- African countries have adopted a manifesto that seeks to ensure leaders place information and communication technology at the chore of national socio-economic development agenda.The Smart Africa Manifesto, adopted at the closure of the four-day Transform Africa 2013 Summit in Kigali.

HeHe LTD wins top honors at Transform Africa Awards (Igihe - Thursday 31 October 2013) --- HeHe Limited, a Rwandan tech firm, was established in 2010. HeHe Ltd is a leading mobile technologies company and is arguably at the forefront of the mobile technological revolution. This IT firm provides solutions for businesses and other entities on how to efficiently connect to their audience.

Meet HeHe Limited, Rwanda’s award winning young tech startup (Wired - Friday 1 November 2013) --- When the seven African presidents attending the Transform Africa Summit in Rwanda this week needed to call upon a young Rwandan entrepreneur to hear from directly, it was Clarisse Iribagiza, CEO of HeHe Limited that they turned to.

From Kigali ICT summit : Can you cook online ? (The New Times - Saturday 2 November 2013) --- Even if the exhibitor looked confused because it is not possible to cook online and she indeed struggled with what answers to give, Mukamazimpaka’s question pretty much summarises the purpose of the Transform Africa Summit 2013.

Countries adopt Smart Africa Manifesto (Human IPO - Saturday 2 November 2013) --- African countries have committed to ensuring ICT remains at the centre of their national agendas after agreeing to the Smart Africa Manifesto at the Transform Africa Summit, in Kigali, Rwanda

African tech innovation brains to meet in Kigali (The New Times - Monday 4 November 2013) --- As the Transform Africa 2013 Summit came to an end in Kigali last week, youth involved in the information and communication technology sector from across the continent challenged their respective technology hub managers to put in place channels of partnerships among various hubs and knowledge-sharin

Exclusive : Rwanda s digital president Paul Kagame on technology’s role in Africa s future (Wired - Monday 4 November 2013) --- Rwanda was consistently praised last week at the Transform Africa summit by presidents, academics, business leaders and others for its progress in implementing technology initiatives, building productive partnerships with the private sector and creating an environment where innovation can flourish.

Rwandapedia : Their Story, Their Way (TechPresident - Thursday 7 November 2013) --- Last week at the Transform Africa Summit, a conference centered on development and ICT, Rwanda launched a digital archive called Rwandapedia, a collection of cultural and historical information about the country.

Big dreams for Rwanda’s ICT sector (UN - Africa Renewal - Saturday 29 March 2014) --- “The internet is a needed public utility as much as water and electricity,” declared President Paul Kagame at the Transform Africa summit held in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, last October to discuss the future of broadband in Africa.

PROGRAM
DAY ONE - Thursday, 2nd October 2014

DAY TWO - Friday, 3rd October 2014

INFO PACK

TWITTER