Africa Renewal takes a look at the great strides Rwanda has taken since the 1994 genocide that left over 800,000 dead to become a regional leader in information and communication technology. The government has adopted business-friendly policies and set a series of ambitious policies and timeframes to encourage investment, development the ICT infrastructure, and speed up introduction of key technologies and skills. The integration of technology is not only affecting business and the economy, but also the daily lives of Rwandans in several ways. Mobile phone applications – for mobile banking, pharmaceutical tracking, healthcare, agriculture, to name a few – are becoming more commonplace and effective.