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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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Uganda's Business Community Decries Rise in Cyber Crime

The business community in Uganda is on high alert. This is because of increased incidences of internet access in Uganda which has in turn led to an upsurge in cyber-related crime. Some of the reasons for this are that first of all, cybercrime is cheaper than what is considered to be the more traditional forms of crime. For example, stealing money from ATMs is easier than arranging an armed r.....read more...

Eneza Taking Over Rural Classrooms With Modern Devices

Eneza is not necessarily seeking to replace the Kenya Government's laptop project but when it comes to enhancing education for the young Kenyan students through the use of technology, it is coming pretty close. Eneza (Swahili for 'to reach' or 'to spread') comprises of a team of volunteers who are on a mission to give students access locally and is easily accessible through the mobile device.....read more...

Online News Never Goes to Sleep

OPINION Giving the online platform a distinct feel sets it apart from its traditional counterpart and gives the latter a fighting chance on a competitive market where several other newspapers do battle for the potential reader's valued dollar. Whenever I visit my mother, after the greetings are out of the way, she always comes up with the exact same question: "Une H-Metro here (Do you hav.....read more...

Court Proceedings On Twitter

A legal professional believes local courts are not lagging behind in ICT as Namibians would be able to follow court proceedings on Twitter. After lawyers brought an application in South Africa cameras were mounted in court enabling viewers to be glued to their television sets through a 24-hour channel and follow the proceedings in the case of the one-time Olympic athlete turned murder accuse.....read more...

Blackberry Bounces Back With the Launch of Z3 in Nigeria

BlackBerry, maker of Blackberry smartphones has come up with new strategies that will enable it bounce back into profitability in the smartphone market. The company plans to get its unique smartphones back to profitability in 2016, beginning with the launch of Blackberry Z3, which was introduced into the Nigerian market last week. Territory Director, East, West, Central & Southern Africa,.....read more...

Connecting the Gambia to the World of ICT

The Government of the Gambia under the leadership of His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Yahya AJJ Jammeh has connected the Gambia to the world of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This is in line with his vision to provide the requisite infrastructure and create the enabling environment to ensure that ICT services are within the reach of each and every Gambian at anytime, anyw.....read more...

Kenya Still Maintains Lead As Mobile Banking Goes Global

A recent survey by industry group GSMA has shown that the success of mobile banking in East and Southern Africa has led to increasing numbers among the world's 2.5 billion "unbanked" gaining access to the service. Thanks to the fast uptake in Kenya, the practice of using mobile phones to pay bills, transfer money and receive salaries is spreading fast to other parts of the emerging world suc.....read more...

Vconnect Introduces Online Deals, Slashes Sales By 80 Percent

Following the tremendous surge in the growth of online sales and purchase in Nigeria, VConnect has introduced new online deals that will reduce physical market sales, thereby gradually revolutionising the process of online buying and selling with convenience. Vconnect.com, Nigeria's largest search engine is expanding its portfolio to include Connect DEALS, a business deal site on its platfor.....read more...

Mtn Launches Low Cost Prepaid Plan

Johannesburg — SOUTH Africa's second largest network by subscriber base - MTN says it has introduced an offering that would enable customers make calls at 29 cents per minute. The mobile network operator described MTN Pulse as an exciting prepaid price plan aimed at the youth market. The first 60 seconds of the day first call on the day is charged at 79c/min, thereafter a 29c/min rate a.....read more...

Etisalat Unveils New Ringtones Services

Lagos — Etisalat is out to excite customers in the Nigerian telecoms market with a special video ringtone service called 'Vringo'. The new product allows customers to customise their caller tunes by replacing it with a video clip of their choice, ranging from music, movie, and comedy to football and other sports. Head, Digital Media, Etisalat Nigeria, Adia Sowho said the new product was.....read more...