Thursday
October 10
2019

Rwanda Opens ‘First Entirely Homemade’ Smartphone Factory in Africa

By Kieron Monks

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame Monday inaugurated what is being described as Africa’s “first high tech smartphone factory” in the country’s capital Kigali.

President Kagame hailed the launch as another breakthrough for development in Rwanda, which has enjoyed rapid economic growth in recent years and gained a reputation as a hub of innovation.
“The Mara Phone joins a growing list of high-quality products that are made in our country,” the president said at the Mara Phones Factory which is situated on the outskirts of Kigali.
The Mara Group, a pan-African business headquartered in Dubai, says the factory will deliver “high quality smartphones at an affordable price.”
Photo courtesy of Anaya Katlego.

Source: CNN (link opens in a new window)

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