Facebook To Launch In Kinyarwanda, The Main Language In Rwanda

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From CIOEastAfrica. Story by Davis Weddi.

Facebook plans to launch Internet.org in Kinyarwanda, the main language spoken in Rwanda, at this year’s Transform Africa Summit Oct. 19 to Oct. 21.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will co-host the event in Rwanda with Houlin Zhao, secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union.

The summit will also see the launch of the Global Innovation and SME platform.

Female technologists and young innovators from a cross Africa and beyond are expected to participate in the summit, along with heads of state from several African countries, delegates from the U.N. Broadband Commission on Digital Development, heads of Smart Africa organisations, technology CEOs and tech experts.

How to develop Africa’s digital talent and foster cross border entrepreneurship will be some of the topics for discussion at the summit with the theme, “Accelerating Digital Innovation.”

About 2500 delegates from 46 countries are expected to attend, including 50 speakers, and representatives from 42 African companies and 25 foreign companies.

Read more at CIOEastAfrica.