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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-09-26

Rwanda banking on new technology to boost economy

A high-tech revolution is underway in Rwanda. Some 80% of its territory is already reached by 4G mobile coverage, high-speed internet lines have been laid across the country, and drones are used to deliver blood bags to hospitals. Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the capital Kigali, a new "Innovation City" is being built. Our correspondent reports.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

By Thaïs BROUCK

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