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  • Are Free Computers the Right Strategy for Tanzania’s ICT Breakthrough?

    By Makula Dunbar, 8:41 pm

    From The Citizen Tanzania can match the level of development that countries like India has attained only if it invests in Information Communication Technology (ICT) especially by training students from primary school level. This was noted by some participants of a one-day workshop that brought together ICT stakeholders from East Africa. The workshop themed ‘Dell […]

  • Samsung’s Galaxy S4 to Make Kenyan Market Debut in May

    By Makula Dunbar, 8:40 pm

    From Capital FM Samsung Electronics East Africa has announced that it will introduce the latest smartphones sensation, the Samsung Galaxy S4, into the Kenyan market on May 2. Chief Operating Officer Robert Ngeru said Samsung plans to partner with local mobile phone service operators to market the new smartphone. Speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa during […]

  • Vodafone to Dominate African Markets, Accelerates Spending

    By Makula Dunbar, 9:10 pm

    From Bloomberg Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), the second- largest mobile service provider, is boosting investments in its African businesses as higher growth rates promise relief from stagnant earnings in Europe. Vodafone’s biggest African partner and South Africa’s largest wireless carrier, Vodacom Group Ltd. (VOD), today said full- year earnings per share rose at least 25 […]

  • Botswana ICT Sector Development, Competitiveness Lagging

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:55 pm

    From Mmegi Online Botswana is among developing countries that have fared badly in translating ICT investment into tangible benefits in terms of competitiveness, development and employment.This is according to the latest edition of The Global Information Technology Report that was released recently by the World Economic Forum. Says the report: “Despite efforts in the past […]

  • Kenya’s iHub to Back New Technology City

    By Makula Dunbar, 8:47 pm

    From Ventures Africa Nairobi has seen the rise of Kenya’s first tech hub, iHub as series of investments have been initiated to promote the development of Kenya’s technology sector. The iHub offers free internet access and specialist forums for entrepreneurs and promotes the innovation-intensive industries. Kenya’s tech hub, which was funded by Hivos and Omidyar […]

  • Internet Connectivity in Zambia Made Better by Realtime Technology Alliance

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:16 pm

    From Post Zambia Commitment to offer quality technology and innovative services are the principal factors driving the successes of Realtime Technology Alliance Zambia, says managing director Samson Longwe. Commenting on the International Quality Crown award given to Realtime Technology Alliance Africa Limited at the Business Initiative Directions convention held in London, Longwe said the international […]

  • Worldreader Bringing African Literacy E-book Movement to Mobile Platform

    cell phones By Makula Dunbar, 9:20 pm

    From PR Web Worldreader (worldreader.org), the nonprofit aiming to boost literacy by providing digital books to children and families throughout Africa and the rest of the developing world, today announced a new method of getting e-books to millions of people on a device they already own: their mobile phone. Until now, Worldreader’s mission of getting […]

  • Hospital Ship Providing Healthcare in West Africa Gets Technological Boost

    High-tech Healthcare By Makula Dunbar, 9:35 pm

    High-tech Healthcare – From Mhimss When you think of charitable healthcare services, a ship doesn’t typically come to mind. But in the last 35 years Mercy Ships has delivered more than $1 billion worth of free healthcare to more than 2.35 million people in 54 developing nations from its floating hospital. Built specifically for medical […]

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