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Rwanda to fast-track cashless society | Oct. 29, 2014, 7:32 p.m. Image: By BiztechAfrica The Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless economy and achieve 80 percent financial inclusion by 2017. Rwanda's commitment to using information and communications technology (ICT) for financial services was made as it officially joined the Better Than Cash Alliance, an initiative that works with governments, the development community, and the private sector to adopt the use of electronic payments. The Alliance provides support to those who commit to make the transition. These efforts aim to help people who do not have access to formal financial services and frequently have no option but to subsist almost entirely in an informal, cash-only economy.

Ministry of Tourism signs cooperation protocol with Visa By Abdel Razek Al-Shuwekhi The cooperation protocol the Ministry of Tourism signed Sunday with financial services provider Visa aims to use internet marketing to promote Egypt as a tourist destination abroad, according to Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou. Egypt’s marketing should not be limited to traditional programmes, as the ministry will use a combination of traditional and modern marketing, he added.

The Third Digital Revolution: Making Things Neil Gershenfeld runs MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms and teaches the class “How to Make Almost Anything.” His students’ past projects include a dress that defends the wearer’s personal space; an alarm clock you have to wrestle with in order to convince it you’re awake; and a web browser for parrots. “This is like the birth of the Internet, but it’s literally an internet of things.” – Neil Gershenfeld From that class came a new idea: a kit he calls a fab lab — a collection of about 10 tools, including a 3D printer, computer-controlled lasers and milling machines. A city on Joburg’s doorstep? - Property JOHANNESBURG – A small city could be developed on Johannesburg’s doorstep following the sale of AECI’s Modderfontein surplus property assets in Gauteng to Chinese developer Shanghai Zendai. The deal, valued at over R1bn, could potentially attract further investments of R80bn as part of the development of seven key sections in the area, including a finance and trade centre, an industrial node, a conference and exhibition centre, a African culture theme park, an education and training centre, a sport and recreation centre and a residential area over the next 15 years. AECI announced late on Monday that it sold 1 600 ha of land and buildings as well as its Heartland property development business to Shanghai Zendai, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Microsoft Comments On Xbox Rape Joke Controversy At E3 Microsoft has responded to accusations one of their game producers used a rape joke in a recent presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Our sister site, The Jane Dough, posted about initial situation earlier this week. The presentation in question was for Killer Instinct on the Xbox which featured a producer and a manager playing the fighting game. “Just let it happen, it’ll be over soon,” the producer said when it seemed like the manager, a woman, was losing.

Uganda: One Million Rwandans Graduate Out of Poverty For the last 18 years, Esperance Nyiramahoro, 34, had tried every job but without much luck in overcoming poverty. Life was hard; she was barely able to get enough to keep her family afloat. It is only five years ago when her life started to change - thanks to the government's social protection programmes under the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS). Nyaramahoro is one of the one million people who have now managed to graduate from poverty over the last five years.

$2.5 bn lost income for Egyptian tourism since 2011 - Economy - Business $2.5 bn lost income for Egyptian tourism since 2011 The tourism ministry is preparing a new campaign to promote Egypt by live-streaming images of the country around the world Ahram Online, Thursday 21 Feb 2013 Tourists take pictures at the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo (Photo: Reuters) Egypt’s tourism sector incurred losses in expected income of around $2.5 billion since the revolution started in January 2011, state-run daily newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Thursday, citing the minister of tourism. About 11.5 million tourists visited the country in 2012 and generated some $10 billion in revenues.

Fab Lab: The DIY Factory That Can Make Anyone a Maker Blair Evans is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an entrepreneur. For the past 15 years, he’s been the superintendent of a group of charter schools for troubled kids in Detroit, and in 2010 he opened the city’s first Fab Lab inside one of his schools. The do-it-yourself factories are designed to make it easier and cheaper for ordinary people to turn an idea into a product. Every Fab Lab includes a computer-controlled laser, a 3D printer, and a pair of computer-controlled milling machines—all connected by custom software. “We’re building people, not just products,” Evans says. “We get better outcomes if the kids can engage in useful work.

ega IDZ investments reach R1.2bn - eProp - Commercial Property News Properties Building projects in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) have injected over R1.2bn into the Nelson Mandela Bay construction industry over the past two quarters. Coega IDZ said six major construction projects were currently underway in the Coega IDZ, including the erection of a Chinese car and truck manufacturer First Automobile Works’ (FAW) plant, the Famous Brands’ cold storage plant, the DCD Group’s wind tower manufacturing plant and the addition of Coega Cheese onto the Coega Dairy outfit, among others. Industrial gas companyA business entity registered in terms of the Companies Act 61 of 1973 which can, for example, conclude agreements of sale or leases in its name. , Air Products South Africa, is also about to begin construction of its R300-million state-of-the-art air separation unit in Zone 3 in July, bringing the total number of projects being built to seven. “Everything is on track, with timeframes tight but on target to be met.

The Mako Mori Test: 'Pacific Rim' inspires a Bechdel Test alternative Fans of feminist film, or any lovers of media with strong female characters, might have a hard time justifying why they love certain movies. But the Mako Mori test, named after a Pacific Rim character at the center of a controversy, is attempting to change the conversation about what constitutes "strong women" in film. It's no secret that Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro's $200 million love song to Japanese pop culture, was a risky venture from the start. With a multicultural cast, Hong Kong used as the main setting instead of New York or L.A., the only real star being a Black Brit many Americans had never heard of, and a storyline full of borrowed tropes that many anime fans felt were ripoffs rather than homages, the sci-fi action flick has fought an uphill battle to draw attention. 1) Two named female characters 2) who talk to each other 3) about something other than a man.

Rwanda Lights All Highways to Boost Trade with neighbours Road lights switched on along the Kigali-Rubavu highway. Rwanda has switched on road lights along the 180KM highway connecting the capital Kigali to the border with DR Congo. Of the 180KM Kigali-Rubavu highway, about 114KM are currently installed with roadside lights powered by hydroelectricity. Motorists and citizens living along the highway expressed excitement when the road lights were switched on Christmas. Jean Marie Munyaneza a bus driver was last week driving from Kigali to Rubavu district bordering DR Congo, when his lights suddenly went off. He suddenly stopped to repair them.

Egypt tourism could fully recover in 2015, minister says CAIRO: Egypt’s tourism industry, battered by three years of political upheaval, violence and street protests, could fully recover by the end of next year if regional turmoil does not spread to the Arab world’s biggest country, the tourism minister said. While Egypt is by no means wholly stable, Hisham Zaazou said in an interview with Reuters late on Sunday that he hoped tourist numbers would rise by up to 10 per cent this year, and recover to pre-uprising levels of 14.7 million visitors in 2015. “If the relative stability that exists now continues I imagine there will be a [full] recovery,” Zaazou said. Sea resorts and ancient sites are the backbone of the Egyptian tourism industry — a pillar of the whole economy — and have mostly escaped attack by militants, but Zaazou said he would also promote desert safaris, trekking and spa tourism. “A prerequisite is stability and this is happening,” he said. More than 14.7 million tourists visited Egypt in 2010, dropping to 9.8 million in 2011.

Next edition - Fablab Festival Toulouse 2015 - Conférences et ateliers DIY, Imprimante 3D, robotique The FabLab Festival 2015 will take place from 6 to 10 May 2015 in Toulouse (France) The « FabLab Festival 2015″ is open to any citizen, whether child, student, retired, researcher or professional. Once a year, a festival to gather the French and European FabLab’s community.

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