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The Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Zhao Houlin arrived in Rwanda last evening for a three-day visit. During his three-day visit, Houlin will meet Rwandan Leade..
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, January 28, 2015/ -- Data consumption continues to grow at an incredible pace globally. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past two years, and the tot..
Governments and Internet users can be at odds with each other when it comes to who should control the Internet. There has always been a lot of controversy around what people should be able to share..
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, January 23, 2015/ -- The year 2014 marked a particular point in the adventure of the No. 1 online retailer in Côte d’Ivoire, which started in June 2013. In 2014 Jumia ..
David King: The wheels are turning ever faster in the telecom industry. For every year, there are new and often unexpected developments. As we face another eventful year, industry expert David K..
Streaming video is video content sent to viewers in compressed format over the Internet and viewed by the recipients in real time. With streaming video or any other streaming media for that matter,..
January 20, 2015, London – Azimo, the online money transfer service, today announced that customers across Europe can now send money to recipients in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Biss..
Vodacom becomes the first mobile operator to initiate the large-scale rollout of an EMV banking card that is accepted anywhere JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, January 20, 2015/ -- Gemalto (Euronext ..
Pearl Whitehead: Are you tired of feeling disorganised? Bored of writing endless lists and misplacing them? It’s time to become more systematic so you’ll feel more relaxed and at ease knowin..
West Africa’s largest and best-connected data center LAGOS, Nigeria, January 15, 2015/ -- MainOne (http://www.mainone.net), Nigeria’s leading provider of innovative telecom services and netw..
New report from the Internet Society studies impact on Internet ecosystem in Rwanda Almost all of the commercial websites in Rwanda are hosted abroad WASHINGTON, January 13, 2015/ -- Local In..
ABUJA, Nigeria, January 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An independent radio station that Gambian authorities ordered to stop broadcasting from January 1 to 4 after a failed coup atte..
Several articles on ICT Africa have focused on cyber-surveillance and how cyber-security has become synonymous with spying on human rights activists and political opponents in some countries. Inst..
‘Yes, I Survived Ebola’ Says Guinean Woman in First-Ever Message Sent Through the Interactive App CONAKRY, Guinea, January 5, 2015/ -- #ISurvivedEbola (http://www.isurvivedebola.org), the gr..
Expanding broadband access through wireless networks would be cheaper than building fixed wireline networks, however the benefits would be smaller, according to the Copenhagen Consensus latest stud..
Steve Sanders: The world is not a safe place. This is especially true of the online world. Yet more and more of our transactions, interactions and work are done online. If you owned a ban..
567ms was the two way latency we measured by tracking IP packets as they traversed the network between the Washington DC and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Latency is the time taken ..
In a recent article we discussed why all businesses, big or small, should have an online presence and also refrain from using free emails. In addition to setting up a simple website to promote your..
We have dedicated a tremendous amount of time on ICT Africa addressing cyber-surveillance in Africa. In an article titled Cyber-Surveillance Abuse in Africa we discussed some of the African countr..
Nuur Hasan: If you are looking for a good performance smartphone in a reasonable price range, then check out the list of 7 best budget phones of 2014! Remember not to expect that these budget ph..
Hardly a year after the disappearance without any trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, we are being told that another commercial plane has again gone missing. The odds of it getting lost forever ..
With high mobile device penetration in Africa, the mobile phone is quickly becoming a multifaceted device for several applications. In addition to communications, the mobile phone has been used as ..
Uber is a concept that has taken about 70 cities (and counting) throughout the world by storm and changed the way many people commute. In Africa, Uber has already been established in Johannesburg, ..
In another example of mobile innovations intended to address unique African problems, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recently unveiled an App intended to combat the dreaded Ebola v..
We have discussed cyber terrorism, including how terrorist organizations like ISIS, Boko Haram and Al Shabaab are increasingly resorting to the Internet to facilitate their ruthless terror campaign..