Thursday
February 21
2019

Rwanda Is Set To Open Africa’s First Smartphone Factory In April 2019

By Olanrewaju Eweniyi

Rwanda is putting its money where its mouth is, and betting big on Africa. By April 2019, Rwanda will, once again, be at the very forefront of Africa’s digital revolution.

Paula Ingabire, Rwanda’s minister for information and communications technology (ICT) and innovation, announced that a smartphone manufacturing plant will be opened in Rwanda by Mara Corporation, making it the first country in Africa to locally manufacture full-scale phones.

Photo courtesy of uditha wickramanayaka.

Source: Konbini (link opens in a new window)

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Technology
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digital revolution, emerging markets, manufacturing, smartphones, technology