Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa

The Network Effect

Rwanda is a tiny country in Africa, the fourth smallest to be exact, but one making giant strides in embracing the latest technology. Rwanda is at a distinct disadvantage. Take Rwanda’s embrace of drones for instance… Zipline Drones Testing in Rwanda. Zipline Drones is using Rwanda as a testing ground for its radically different drone. Zipline is using Rwanda to test a system of distribution medical supplies in hard to reach areas.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

First, as reported by Reuters, “UPS is backing a start-up using drones in Rwanda to transport life-saving blood supplies and vaccine.” According to the article: UPS will provide a grant of $800,000 plus logistical support through the UPS Foundation to a partnership including Gavi, a group providing vaccines to poor countries, and robotics company Zipline International Inc for drone flights in Rwanda starting in August.


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Delivery Drones are Taking Off! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s more, whereas cargo drones typically have a very limited capacity of only 5kg, delivery trucks can carry hundreds of packages at a time. In 2016, Zipline partnered with the vaccine non-profit Gavi to deliver blood samples and other urgent medical supplies to remote locations across Rwanda. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Delivery drones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Simon Pleass at

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

In Rwanda, Drones Deliver Medical Supplies to Remote Areas (WSJ – sub. For the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, October’s total cargo volume broke the all-time record for the month. It’s December 1, the beginning of the end of 2017. How did we get here so fast? The mad dash begins to finish all the work that needs to get done before 2018 arrives, so without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: E-Commerce Boosts U.S.