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The Kigali Wireless Broadband (Wibro) technology is set go live, according to David Kanamugire, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of ICT in the President's Office. He told Business Times that the technology, which was developed by Korea Telecom, will become fully operational after the establishment of management structures as well as obtaining legal and regulatory approvals to allow its full operations as a telecoms entity.

With an outlay of Rwf4.5 billion, he said, the Wibro together with the Kigali Metropolitan Network (KLN) seeks to increase access to affordable and reliable networking services to some 4 million Rwandans as well as availing market requirements of data, voice and video transmission.

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has called on his supporters to use Facebook in order to overcome groups that are opposed to his rule. Bashir made the call during his visit to North Kordofan state on Tuesday where he inaugurated a power plant.