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Nigeria: Govt to issue ICT policy blueprint in Jan 2016

December 29, 2015 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Govt to issue ICT policy blueprint in Jan 2016

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Minister of Communications – Adebayo Shittu – has said that a new blueprint for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry will be published in January, 2016. The report revealed that Shittu had said that the blueprint would essentially make the ICT industry a cash cow for the economy....

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27 year-old wins big at Airtel Nigeria Future Awards 2015

December 11, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on 27 year-old wins big at Airtel Nigeria Future Awards 2015

Lily Kudzro, a 27 year-old social entrepreneur, emerged as the winner of the Airtel Nigeria sponsored Prize in Education award at The Future Awards 2015. The young Ghanaian social entrepreneur won the category, which had Cynthia Onwuchuruba from Nigeria and...

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Etisalat charges students on importance of quality career choices

December 10, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat charges students on importance of quality career choices

Etisalat has charged students in Nigerian public secondary schools to secure their future through quality career decisions. The Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Etisalat Nigeria, Ibrahim Dikko, made this call last week in Lagos while speaking...

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Technology to speed up emergency response in SA

December 9, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments (1)

Cenhealth has partnered with ER24 to use technology to speed up emergency response. This partnership will aim to close the gap between patient information and emergency services, saving crucial minutes by providing paramedics with rapid access to life-saving...

Ericsson sues Wiko for patent infringement

Ericsson reveals top 10 consumer trends for 2016

December 8, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson reveals top 10 consumer trends for 2016

In the fifth edition of its annual trend report, Ericsson ConsumerLab revealed the 10 hottest consumer trends for 2016 and beyond. This year’s report shows consumers believe artificial intelligence (AI) will soon enable interaction with objects without the...

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Uber and SAB to take drunk drivers off the road

December 3, 2015 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber and SAB to take drunk drivers off the road

Uber and SAB are working together to help reduce the number of deaths caused by drunk driving ahead of the festive season, when alcohol-related traffic accidents are traditionally high. South Africa has the world’s highest rate of alcohol-related road...

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Philips takes a deeper look at the future of African healthcare

December 1, 2015 • General, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Philips takes a deeper look at the future of African healthcare

At the Philips Africa Innovation Experience 2015, JJ van Dongen, CEO of Philips Africa highlighted some of the key technologies created by Royal Philips over the last year. The innovations showcased cut across a broad range of uses and industries, but the...

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Visa and MyGate ink partnership to expand Visa Checkout

November 27, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa and MyGate ink partnership to expand Visa Checkout

Visa has partnered with online payments platform MyGate to process Visa Checkout in South Africa. Managing Director of MyGate, Dan Edmiston said: “We’re very pleased to be partnering with Visa as we aim to create enjoyable online payment experiences that...

After 10 years under Orange identity, Telkom has rebranded.

Financial inclusion is still met with a number of challenges in Africa

November 26, 2015 • East Africa, Finance, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Financial inclusion is still met with a number of challenges in Africa

One of the most life-altering and important drives in the developed world is the drive towards financial inclusion. While this drive may be derived from the incentive for banks to increase their customer base, it is to the advantage of the newly banked...

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Investment in Africa has never been higher

November 25, 2015 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Investment in Africa has never been higher

Investment in Africa has never been higher. According to the World Bank, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the region hit a record $60 billion by the middle of this year. And yet, many multinational companies looking to expand across the continent are still...

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Winners of the AfricaCom Awards 2015 Revealed

November 19, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Winners of the AfricaCom Awards 2015 Revealed

The AfricaCom Awards for 2015, attracted more entries than ever before, with some serious heavyweight projects giving the judges some added food for thought. Three of the big winners on the night were Huawei, Project Isizwe and FNB Connect, who both won two...

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Back-to-basics approach needed to close digital gender divide

November 18, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Back-to-basics approach needed to close digital gender divide

The digital divide between men and women can only be overcome if all interested parties adopt a multilateral approach – one that starts with digital literacy and focuses on making tech relevant to women and girls. This was the consensus reached at a recent...

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eWaste – an opportunity for economic growth in Africa?

November 16, 2015 • East Africa, General, Hardware, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on eWaste – an opportunity for economic growth in Africa?

To help ease the high unemployment levels throughout the continent, organisations need to be innovative and create new commercially viable business opportunities. eWaste has captured the headlines in recent months and is no doubt an attractive proposition for...

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Government perspective to be heard at AfricaCom 2015

November 16, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Government perspective to be heard at AfricaCom 2015

There can be little doubt that the burgeoning Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector is shaping the future of socio-economic development across Africa. So much so that governments have recognized that access to the ‘Internet is a basic...

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Enabling inventive collaboration through technology

November 12, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Enabling inventive collaboration through technology

Organisations in South Africa are under constant pressure to reduce operating costs, meet escalating customer expectations and innovate to differentiate themselves from the competition, with the ultimate aim of boosting revenue and profit. To achieve this,...

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Uganda: Airtel to take digital empowerment to Kyambogo University

November 9, 2015 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Airtel to take digital empowerment to Kyambogo University

Airtel Uganda, along with the International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AIESEC) recently visited Kyambogo University, as part of the MOU that was signed between the two companies to carry out a Digital Youth Empowerment...