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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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All Counties Will Soon Be Connected to Fibre Optic Cable

All 47 counties will soon be connected to fibre optic cable to enhance service delivery. ICT Secretary Fred Matiangi says the Government is in the process of connecting them as part of the process of digitizing public services....read more...

Digital Age - What Future for Print Media?

Eminent panelists on July 24, 2014, debated the issue as part of Cameroon Tribune's 40th anniversary celebrations. The survival or not of print media in the phase of competition engendered by the digital age has come under discussion as Cameroon's national bilingual daily, Cameroon Tribune, celebrates 40 years of fruitful education and sensitisation of the national and international communit.....read more...

Three Billion Internet Users - Why Nigeria May Take the Front Row

There will be almost 3 billion Internet users by end of this year, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world, this is according to International Telecommunications Union (ITU). ITU in its 2014 ICT figures issued recently also indicated that, by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally; fifty-five per cent of these subscriptions a.....read more...

NAPTIP Staff Now Better Equipped, Says Italian It Software Expert

Abuja — THE staff of National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic In Persons (NAPTIP) are now better equipped for additional efficiency in service delivery, an Italian Information Technology (IT) security software trainer, Francesco Rosati has said on Thursday. Rosati, a Project Manager with Sirfin-PA, Italy-based company contracted to train the staff, stated this at the end of the just .....read more...

ATM Users Flay Alleged Poor Service Delivery in Nyanya, Mararaba

USERS of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in the Nyanya/Mararaba area of Abuja have expressed frustration on the epileptic services from branches of various banks located there. A cross section of the users who could not obtain cash from the machines, expressed their feelings when they spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday. According to them, the epileptic services may have .....read more...

Business Woman to Sue Microsoft Over Photos

Business lady Susan Wokabi owner of Suzie Beauty shops and CEO of Suzie Beauty Cosmetics, is suing Microsoft under claims that the global company used her images (hands and her son Maceo's foot) on their billboards without her consent. According to Standard Digital, Susan claims that the photos were handed over to Microsoft's advertising agency by make-up artist and entrepreneur, Muthoni Njo.....read more...

Data Protection Key to Knowledge-Based Economy, Says Computer Society

Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has stressed the need for data protection in organisations, describing it as key factor for promoting knowledge-based economy. NCS, in its ongoing 25th national conference in Enugu, identified the need for Nigerians to device new ways of protecting data, since the country is fast moving to a knowledge-based economy. They described data as useful information .....read more...

NAFDAC Faults Computer Diagnosis Technology Available in Nigeria

Till date, adulterated and counterfeited drugs remain a major problem in Nigeria and solving it is the greatest challenge facing the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The organisation was formed to checkmate illicit and counterfeit products in Nigeria in 1993 under the country's health and safety law and its activities ever since have centred mostly on crea.....read more...

Fake Phones - Son and the Big Crack in Computer Village

ABOUT three years ago, smart phone was a luxury only a small segment of the Nigerian community could afford. But today, all you need to own a multi-functional device is the desire to acquire one. The new marketing mix of (especially) of the android technology has removed the toga of exclusivity off smart phone business, making it a commonplace device. And, with the search for an all-inclusiv.....read more...

X-Lab Pioneers Connectivity Using Mesh Wi-Fi Software in Somaliland and Tunisia

London — Using Mesh Wi-Fi software that sits on a range of popular devices, US tech policy intervention start-up X-Lab has created a way of rolling out local connectivity. With two working examples in Somaliland and Tunisia, this is not just a good concept. Russell Southwood spoke to X-Lab founder Sascha Meinrath. The software is called Commotion Wireless and is Open Source software that a.....read more...