Rwanda sets record as 1st country to produce made-in-Africa phones
- Rwanda has taken a giant leap in Africa's technological space with the introduction of African-made cell phones
- The phones, manufactured in October 2019, come with innovative features such as fingerprint sensors
- The booming technological drive in Africa has therefore compelled some foreign countries to invest in the continent
Rwanda, a central African country, is on record as the first to produce cell phones in the continent in October 2019.
The information available shows that the gadgets produced come with higher-end options such as fingerprint sensors that assist with unlocking the phone.
Such a feature is one that several phones used in the continent lack and this comes not only as a push for technology but for high quality as well.
Rwanda, according to a report by fortune.com, has challenged the status quo by overcoming the challenges associated with the 1994 genocide.
Rebranding itself as a technology hub, its capital, Kigali, has become the home of a number of incubators.
Rwanda’s minister of technology, Paula Ingabire, has explained that: “It boils right down to our turbulent past being left without anything, and the use of ashes as a development instrument for cohesion.”
Africa’s technological space is enjoying growing support from foreign countries in recent times.
American financial services cooperation, Visa, invested $200 million in Interswitch, a Nigerian bills company.
Microsoft has also opened places of work in Kenya and Nigeria for engineers running on synthetic intelligence, system studying, and combined fact.
This came a month after Google opened an artificial intelligence laboratory in Ghana.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that one in 10 Americans admitted using a special spy app called stalkerware to steal information from their partners’ devices.
This was contained in the result of a poll conducted by NortonLifeLock released on Wednesday, February 12.
The poll also revealed that the men are more twice likely than women to use the software to stalk their exes.
Kevin Roundy, a researcher at NortonLifeLock, said that the app is most times advertised as theft protection or a tool for child-monitoring.
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The researcher further said that the app is able to work secretly because it runs in the background without sending notifications.
With that, the victim of the ware would not even detect the app has been installed on their phone, making it more dangerous.
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