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Steven J. Smith, 11:20 am
mPawa, a job matching service founded by Maxwell Donkor, supports the posting of jobs — and their ensuing notifications — to blue collar workers all around Africa. Donkor said the mobile application was developed specifically for Africa’s blue collar recruitment sector. With offices in Ghana and Kenya, the company provides businesses and individuals with access […]
Dana Sanchez, 10:45 am
Green initiatives are becoming increasingly important in the South African market and may one day become a factor in supplier choice, much like black economic empowerment is today. South Africa is well positioned to benefit from global technology advances, an expert says. “We have the resources and infrastructure in place to support the growth of this industry here and into Africa.”
Dana Sanchez, 5:20 pm
The camera system can provide real time still and video images in visual and infrared sections of the spectrum. Images can be rendered in a range of ways “to improve situational awareness,” a press release said.
Dana Sanchez, 4:23 pm
Mobile phones are amplifying the voices of marginalized communities and helping citizens hold their governments accountable, said Loren Treisman, executive director of Indigo Trust, a U.K.-based foundation supporting technology-driven projects in Africa that stimulate social change.
Dana Sanchez, 3:25 pm
Total’s ambition is to take a leading position in mobile payment distribution in Africa, said Momar Nguer, Total’s marketing and services division director for Africa and Middle-East.
Frank Mutulu, 11:38 am
“Innovation works well without boundaries, and to its credit, (Central Bank of Kenya) deliberately or otherwise, did not interfere,” said Habil Olaka, chairman of the Kenya Bankers’ Association, on the early acceptance of M-Pesa as a mobile money transfer platform in Kenya.
Makula Dunbar, 9:11 am
US technology company Uber has launched its mobile transport application in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, promising to provide an efficient transportation service and to make the city more accessible for its residents and visitors.
Dana Sanchez, 1:30 pm
Mobile technology in solving social challenges, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where its contribution to development is growing day by day, said Woinde Shisael, a Tigo officer. A new birth registration app launched in Tanzania is designed to work on all models of mobile phones.
Dana Sanchez, 12:35 pm
In some cases, the products are sent to Africa as donations for re-use, even though they are no longer useful, a report said. Secondhand computer components and recycled metals are lucrative commodities for poorer countries.
Steven J. Smith, 11:19 am
Eyram Tawia and his friend Wesley Krinya decided in 2009 they would bring together their passion for innovation, creativity, and change to found Leti Games — a company devoted to creating enjoyable digital games and mobile content with a distinctive African flavor.
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