Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 43 - Page 25

EGYPT Egypt’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and the Egyptian Space Agency, have signed a co-operation protocol to equip a computer centre and integrated information system for the space agency. The signing was witnessed by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and Minister of Communication and Information Technology Amr Talaat via videoconferencing. RWANDA The new official web portal of the Government of Rwanda recently went live, marking a key milestone in Rwanda’s digital journey. The new website is a one-stop portal for all you need to know about the government and different services offered through various government agencies. KENYA Kenya-based telco, Safaricom, has launched a Lipa Na M-PESA business smartphone app for the more than 170,000 merchants on the service. Dubbed M-PESA for Business, the app empowers business owners to access real-time statements, export statements and track their business performance on the go. INTELLIGENTCIO 25