How technology is changing the business landscape in Rwanda
21 May 2019 | 3:10 pm
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.
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