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South Africa: Opposition leader goes web 2.0

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Opposition leader goes web 2.0

Helen Zille invites Internet users in the city and the rest of South Africa to visit her interactive website, which allows the public to submit their comments and air their views on local government service delivery or on any other issues...

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South Africa: De Lille Urges Censoring On Blogs, Mxit

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: De Lille Urges Censoring On Blogs, Mxit

ID leader Patricia de Lille has urged the government to regulate internet blog sites and the popular Mxit text message service. De Lille also indicated that the ID will ask the National Intelligence Agency to try to track down the author of allegedly...

Africa, Iraq, Cuba Safer than US for Sites?

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa, Iraq, Cuba Safer than US for Sites?

Both in the distribution of malware servers and in the locations of compromised websites, Iraq, Cuba, most of Africa and several other countries in South America and Asia were rated “green,” meaning that there were incidences. China, the United States and...

ipNX to Build Wifi Networks in 3 Nigerian Cities

May 24, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (10)

ipNX Nigeria Limited announced it has selected SOMA Networks, Inc. to commercially deploy a next-generation wireless broadband system across three major cities in Nigeria. ipNX will launch broadband Internet access and voice services in Lagos, the most...

Africa Internet Use the Lowest – UN

May 23, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Internet Use the Lowest – UN

Africa is the continent with high rate of a number of diseases but with lowest as far as using the internet, a valuable source of information in today’s world, is concerned, a new UN report indicated on Friday. According to the report, Africa shares...

Egypt hosts China-Africa conference

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt hosts China-Africa conference

In the latest push to strengthen economic cooperation between China and Africa, a business conference was held in the Egyptian capital on Monday, with the attendance of China’s top legislator Wu Bangguo and Speaker of Egypt’s People’s...

Microsoft trains mechanics, fishermen

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft trains mechanics, fishermen

To help fight rural poverty in Nigeria and deepen the skills set of many educationally disadvantaged Nigerians, Microsoft has funded a special development initiative at the Chief Bola Ige Information Technology Centre(BIITC) and other community resource...

Was Satellite Radio Invented by way of Ethiopia?

May 22, 2007 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Was Satellite Radio Invented by way of Ethiopia?

The answer is yes. The same country that has brought the world the likes of the world’s richest person of African descent Mr. Mohammed Al Amoudi has also brought the world Noah Samara. Mr. Samara is indeed the founder and CEO of WorldSpace, which pioneered...

IBM Unleashes World’s Fastest Chip in Powerful New Computer

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Unleashes World’s Fastest Chip in Powerful New Computer

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today simultaneously launched the fastest microprocessor ever built and an ultra-powerful new computer server that leverages the chip’s many breakthroughs in energy conservation and virtualization technology. The new server is the first ever...

Uganda: Nepad E-Schools Connecting Students to the World

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Nepad E-Schools Connecting Students to the World

Itai Madamombe United Nations It was hard to squeeze into the classroom. Dozens of students clustered around computers, checking news on their favourite football teams in the World Cup tournament. Hardly remarkable: some 30 million people were watching the...

Enlist HR Solutions Launches it’s E-Learning system

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Enlist HR Solutions Launches it’s E-Learning system

Enlist HR Solutions launched its e-learning in the form of a LMS (Learning Management System) and signed up over 200 students within the first month. Elmarie Jordaan, CEO of Enlist, is thrilled by the success attained by her team. “They worked hard to...

Kenya to benefit from new Microsoft youth programme

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya to benefit from new Microsoft youth programme

By Ben Onyasimi Microsoft Corporation and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) have unveiled a joint programme that targets to use information technology to build capacities of young entreprenuers in Africa. Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania are among...

Governance, Risk and Compliance training

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Governance, Risk and Compliance training

Analytix announces the the launch of a two day Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Information Security (GRCI) workshop in May 2007. The two day workshop is a result of market demand based on the requirements for organisations to comply with an...

AmVia named number one global RightFax partner

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on AmVia named number one global RightFax partner

In addition to this award, Captaris, a specialist in the electronic document delivery arena, gave AmVia the Regional High Achievement award for Middle East and Africa. AmVia is best known for its fax server, RightFax, a cornerstone of the local electronic...

Vodafone launches first ultra-low cost handsets

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone launches first ultra-low cost handsets

Vodafone today unveils its first Vodafone-only branded ultra-low cost consumer handsets, the Vodafone 125 and Vodafone 225, aimed at providing millions of people in emerging and developing markets the opportunity to access to the benefits of mobile technology...

Celtel Kenya launches ‘lowest’ tariff

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Celtel Kenya launches ‘lowest’ tariff

Mr. Murray, said the introduction of the super off-peak tariff, was in response to market needs. The offer comes only four months after the launch of Uhuru tariffs in December, which allows customers to call at a flat rate across rival networks. “Our goal...