The efforts of Rwandan president Paul Kagamé to make of his country, Silicon Valley of Africa are rewarded on international level. The president is co-prize-winner of the Prize 2014 of telecommunications and World Company of information, a distinction awarded by International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Paul Kagam shared his prize with Mrs Park Geun hye, President of the Republic of Korea, and Mr Carlos Slim, Chairman of Grupo. Prize-winners will receive their prize on the coming 16th May during the celebration of the 149th anniversary of ITU creation.
Rwanda strongly believes in its development by ICTS. Kigali which aims to be the capital of technology of Africa has a Klab made up of eleven starts-up. These spaces equipped with WiFi allow young entrepreneurs to share ideas and think about development of ICTS.
The country of Paul Kagame, in spite of the genocide of 1994 that killed near one million people, is considered by World Bank as the second country convenient to business in Africa. With its ambitious project « Rwanda 2020 », the country wants to base its economy on information and communication technologies (ICTS).
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO