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AfDB to Raise USD 100 Billion fo..

By Zheng Zhi The African Development Bank (AfDB) has set in place plans to raise 100 billion USD over the next two years to fund development of infrastructure in Africa, AfDB regional director for Eastern Africa Gabriel Negatu has revealed. Speaking Thursday at the ongoing 4th Africa Governance,.. read more…
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Africa and Middle East in Need o..

The lack of robust technologies that can maintain their high performance even in harsh climate has been cited as the cause poor services to customers according to wireless manufacturer Cambium Networks. Speaking at the Connect the Unconnected event held in Dubai President and CEO of Cambium Network.. read more…
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What the Future of African Broad..

London — The subjective experience of using the Internet in Africa has always been a strange one. Having been using it for over 14 years, we know it's got better but it's sometimes hard to see it as anything but frustrating. There's always cost, network or capacity restrictions that pull you down ev.. read more…

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Safaricom Increases Market Share As Airtel, Essar Tumble

Safaricom and Telkom Kenya recorded growths in market share as other mobile network providers tumbled in the recently released communications commission of Kenya statistics. According to the statistics Safaricom gained 1.2 percent in the period between September and December 2013 to achieve a 67.9 percent market share while Telkom Kenya saw a similar growth to reach 7.2 percent. Airtel Ke.....read more...

Central Bank Unveils Modern ICT System

The National Bank of Rwanda has unveiled a new core banking system that is tipped to enhance the bank's operations security and service delivery. T24 core banking system is part of the central bank's Information Communication Technology (ICT) department modernisation programme, John Rwangombwa, the governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, said in a statement on Monday. He added that the proj.....read more...

Reviewing Facebook's Capitalisation Strategy

Facebook's persistent appetite for acquisitions was clearly not sated by the $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp in February, with the company spending a further $2 billion on virtual reality company Oculus late in March 2014. "It seems to be taking a shotgun approach to capital allocation," says Paul Whitburn, a portfolio manager at RECM, an independent asset management company. "It's somet.....read more...

Hellofood APP Available On All Samsung Galaxy S5 Devices in Nigeria

Online food ordering service Hellofood.com, part of Africa Internet Holding (AIH) has announced a partnership with Samsung at the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Lagos. As part of the Galaxy Gift Package, Hellofood has been selected as one of six apps that will be pre-installed on all Galaxy S5 devices for its users. Emmanouil Revmatas, Samsung West Africa Director, endorsed Hellof.....read more...

Will the School Laptop Programme Succeed?

The planned integration of computers as a method of learning in Kenyan schools heralds a new era, but also raises the question of whether increased computer access will lead to effective learning in schools. EduTech, a World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education, in a publication titled 'Two New Rigorous Evaluations of Technology Use in Education' examines whether the iconic initiative introduce.....read more...

Ethiopia Looking to Get Smart

Executives of regional offices for multinationals are often reluctant to disclose figures on their sales and market shares. For those working for Samsung in the East African market, the case was no different. Probed at a press conference two weeks ago in Nairobi, Robert Ngeru, vice president of Samsung for East Central Africa, declined to disclose what percentage of the 200 million people who h.....read more...

Addressing the Skills Shortage in It

Don't let the number of IT graduates fool you; there is still a lack of technical skills in the industry. Here's what we need to do about it. More people are choosing to pursue careers in IT than ever before. Yet, paradoxically, the pool of quality IT engineers is shrinking. There is a shortage of real-world IT skills and in-depth technical knowledge. The few engineers that we do have have t.....read more...

Africa Needs High Quality Solutions

Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network products and solutions. According to CEO, Mathew Welthagen, Africa is in desperate need of high-end, quality communication solutions that are easily accessible: "There are still too many people unable to .....read more...

Book Now for Acceleration Digital Ignition Symposium

The third Digital Ignition Symposium, hosted by Acceleration, will be held at Le Franschhoek Hotel in Franschhoek on 3-4 June 2014 to help marketers maximise their ROI from their growing spend on technology. The symposium brings together South Africa's digital executives to engage with local and international guest speakers who are at the forefront of digital thinking and practice. Innova.....read more...

I Want to Be Africa's Leading It Service Provider - -Nkem Uwaje-Begho, MD, Future Software Resources

interview A savvy information technology entrepreneur, Mrs.Nkem Uwaje-Begho wears a very humble, unassuming disposition that anyone would never presume her achievements and astonishing contributions towards advancing technology in Nigeria. German-trained Bioinformatics, Nkem is the Managing Director of Future Software Resources Nigeria Limited, one of Nigeria's top IT services providers.....read more...