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Dana Sanchez, 3:30 pm
Women are key to closing the gap in mobile phone ownership in sub-Saharan African, where less than a third of people own mobile phones, an industry expert said. The region has the lowest penetration in the world compared to 80 percent ownership in developed markets.
Dana Sanchez, 2:04 pm
Trade and economic ties between China and Africa have grown, but misunderstandings between the cultures hamper relations, says a Chinese commentator. China hopes its films and TV shows can bridge cultural gaps and further develop collaboration with Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 12:29 pm
“We will be providing the people of Somalia with access to the global Internet,” said Nic Rudnick, CEO of Liquid Telecom. “Our goal is to connect every person and business in Africa to the Internet and to each other.”
Kevin Mwanza, 10:28 am
From Reuters When Abasiama Idaresit started a digital marketing firm in Nigeria’s bustling economic capital three years ago, he quickly learned how brutal life can be in a market where tech startups are in their infancy. No-one would lend him money to hire staff or pay for office space, so Idaresit spent eight months hustling the streets […]
Kevin Mwanza, 6:43 am
South Africa is the home to more than 70 percent of the world’s rhino population, but increased poaching this year has reduced the population by more than 3 percent with an estimated three rhinos killed daily.
Kevin Mwanza, 1:08 pm
South Africa, Africa’s largest economy, has the highest number of people using mobile phones at 65.7 percent. Niger has the lowest at 20 percent. Despite being the fastest-growing market, Nigeria’s mobile phone use is 29.5 percent.
Makula Dunbar, 10:02 am
The Transform Africa Conference, which was hosted by Rwanda from Oct.28 – 31, opened the eyes of many to the tremendous successes being registered by Rwanda in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector.
Ann Brown, 4:00 pm
Kenya’s profile as a technology hub is set to receive a major boost as technology giant IBM opened its first research lab in Africa in Nairobi.
Dana Sanchez, 3:17 pm
The Ethiopian government seeks investment in geothermal and biofuel production to offset any problems with its new wind farm. This will diversify the country’s energy supply and other African nations will soon begin to follow suit, an industry analyst predicts.
Makula Dunbar, 9:37 am
Kenyans will now easily access government services and obtain crucial documents from at least 10 government agencies from one place. Services such as renewal of drivers’ licences, duplicate ID cards, registration for the National Hospital Insurance Fund and processing NHIF claims,
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