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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a leader of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Online forum’s International Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the leading four in the Report’s political empowerment classification, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The nation therefore appeared a natural suitable for a 2018 pilot program of the African Development Bank’s Coding for Work initiative, with Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Coding for Employment flagship program…

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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The country therefore seemed a natural fit for a 2018 pilot program of the African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment initiative, with Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Coding for Employment flagship program is…

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The Man Making Rwanda Into a Hub for Physics

Omololu Akin-Ojo was constantly reluctant to go to the United States. “I felt I might do a lot of things in Africa,” he informed me in his workplace at the new East African Institute for Essential Research (EAIFR) in Kigali, Rwanda. “Unfortunately, I was incorrect.” As a university trainee in his home country of Nigeria in the late 1990s, Akin-Ojo discovered to write computer system code by hand, without ever having the opportunity to put the code into a computer. Knowledgeable about these constraints, his father, a physicist, encouraged him…

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Kagame fires education minister for taking Shs1.9million bribe, another for telling lies

A Rwandan minister was recently fired for accepting a bribe to change a school’s ranking, President Paul Kagame has revealed. Dr Isaac Munyakazi, the former Minister of State for Education in charge of Primary and Secondary Education was, according to Kagame caught red handed taking a bribe to ‘interfere in the school rankings after he was approached by a certain school which had performed badly in national exams and bribed him for a better rank.’ The school had performed badly, ranking above 100, among the last but they approached him…

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