Rwanda has taken a step further in cementing itself into a regional tech hub and strengthening Africa’s stake in the global economy by launching the first every smartphone completely manufactured in Africa.

The phone, by Rwanda’s Mara Group, was announced by Rwanda President Paul Kagame whilst announcing Africa’s “first high tech smartphone factory,” with parts for the phone also being assembled across the continent, including in Egypt, Algeria, and South Africa.

The Android phones, called Mara X and Mara Z, are the first “Made in Africa” models. Here are the details:

Mara X model: 16GB storage. Retail: 120,250 Rwandan francs ($130)
Mara Z model: 32GB storage. Retail: 175,750 Rwandan francs ($190)

Does this interest you, will you be looking forward to seeing them in action?

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