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  • Google Partnering With Japanese Manufacturer To Provide $40 Smartphones In Nigeria

    $40 smartphones - Mobile phone sales - Smartphone sales in Africa are expected to recover in 2018. Photo - Blerds By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:08 am

    At a Google for Nigeria event that was held last week, the American mega-company revealed that it would be working with Japanese mobile manufacturer Freetel to provide $40 smartphones for Nigerians. Google will look to launch the affordable Ice 2 smartphone in September, with their Android operating system embedded in order to provide them with an advantage in the fast-growing Nigerian mobile market.

  • Google And Investment Trio Commit $100M To Improve African Broadband Infrastructure

    broadband infrastructure By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:26 am

    Google and three strategic partners have committed to investing a combined $100 million in a broadband infrastructure project to benefit African cities, with fast and reliable internet capabilities in the pipeline. The agreement signed between the four investors sees the creation of a new entity known as CSquared, which will operate as an independent company and will be based out of offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Nokia Bets On Sub-Sahara Feature Phone Business With Microsoft Buyback

    Nokia Bets On Sub-Sahara Feature Phone By Dana Sanchez, 12:09 pm

    Although smartphones continue to displace feature phones around the world as the most popular mobile device, feature phones are still very popular in sub-Saharan Africa. “They are an affordable option in regions where even the cheapest Android smartphones are out of reach for many consumers,” an analyst said. Worldwide sales of feature phones are expected to grow to 550 million units in 2016, and drop to 240 million units by 2020.

  • Chinese Firm Preps For Opening Of Luxury Housing In Ethiopia

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:28 pm

    The apartments he spoke about, however, are only 70 percent completed, a video report said. While in the brick and mortar state, the final project — to be unveiled in April 2016 — gives locals enough hope of a transformed city. Chinese real estate firm Tsehay is behind the urban development project, which other residents are saying are too pricey. Tsehay Real Estate plans to build more units to serve Ethiopia’s affordable housing needs.

  • Singapore Urges Tanzania to Prioritize Development of Affordable Property

    By Makula Dunbar, 10:52 am

    Tanzania has been urged to make land and social services readily available for property developers to enable them put into ‘effect the ‘dream’ of affordable houses for low income earners.

  • 10 Favorite Places To Sleep In Mexico

    By Becca Blond, 1:52 pm

    If you think Cancun’s all-inclusive resort scene is relegated to drunken college students and skyscraper chain hotels, you haven’t stayed at the ME Cancun. Despite once starring as the home for MTV’s Real World Cancun housemates, it provides a sophisticated alternative to the mega resort.

  • Nigeria Closer to Diminishing Affordable ICT Service Obstacles

    By Makula Dunbar, 2:30 pm

    The quest for Nigerians to have affordable information and communication technologies (ICTs) services has long been on the front burner. Last week in Abuja, telecommunications operators, experts, regulators and ministers from Commonwealth nations gathered to proffer ways out of Nigeria’s dilemma.

  • $100 Zedupad Tablet the Answer to Zambia’s Failing School System?

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:21 pm

    Many African schools are failing their pupils. Through a combination of lack of resources, low teaching skills and many other factors, the students who come out at the other end do not have the skills and understandings required. In a fortnight’s time iSchools in Zambia will launch a tablet or under US100 pre-loaded with the curriculum for schools and parents. I talked to its founder Mark Bennett about what it wants to do.

  • $63 Million Housing Fund to Create Affordable Options for Sub-Saharan, South Africa

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:33 pm

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest global development institution, said on Tuesday it had invested more than $63m in a housing solutions fund for the support and development of affordable housing in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. The International Housing Solutions (IHS) Fund II aims to address the need for housing across the continent and the lack of affordable housing.

  • South Africa, Seychelles Implement Tourism Strategy

    By Makula Dunbar, 1:56 pm

    The Seychelles Tourism Board, South African tour operators, Air Seychelles and more than 70 other tourism industry stakeholders recently held a workshop to configure “marketing and sales” strategies that would contribute to more South African tourists making visits to Seychelles, Breaking Travel News reported.

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