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Posts Tagged ‘sudan’

  • Learning in a Sudanese classroom is not easy, but it can be made more manageable it seems, with clever deployment of technology.

    Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves

    October 18, 2014 • East Africa, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves

    Khartoum: Civil war has caused a teacher shortage in Sudan, but that hasn’t stopped a group of teenagers from wanting to learn or an inspiring foreign teacher from joining the class to teach students how to teach themselves via development of their own...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s heuristic detection protection subsystem has successfully blocked attacks via a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    April 22, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Africa: Cyber threats by numbers

    Kaspersky Lab, an international IT and Online security company, conducted research into the evolution of IT threats in 2013 using information from their Kaspersky Security Network cloud service. From the results, the cyber security company found that Middle...

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    MTN subscribers reach 207 million

    March 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN subscribers reach 207 million

    Multinational mobile operator MTN has announced  its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2013. According to the company, they connected 207.8-million people in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. “Group subscribers increased by...

  • Members of Sudan's civil society are campaigning to have US technology sanctions lifted (Image source: CommsMEA)

    Sudan restores most Internet connections

    September 29, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sudan restores most Internet connections

    Sudan’s Internet services has been restored at one of its three major international ISPs, the government reported after it had seen the Internet cut off across the country as a result of riots over the ending of fuel subsidies. The result saw much turmoil...

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    No more room for price erosion – MTN Group

    August 14, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on No more room for price erosion – MTN Group

    Executive management at the MTN Group have attributed flat results, in terms of overall operating profit, to the core issue of significant price erosion.  At the same time, the company’s leadership is of the view that there is there is little room in the...

  • Sudan tops MENA region on mobile services sales tax

    October 3, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sudan tops MENA region on mobile services sales tax

    Sudan has the highest sales tax for mobile phone services in North Africa and the Middle East, a new report published by the Arab Advisors Group has said. Sudan has the highest sales tax rate on cellular services in the region followed by Jordan, Tunisia and...

  • Canar teams up with Dublin technology firm

    February 14, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Canar teams up with Dublin technology firm

    Sudanese telecom company Canar announced an agreement with Dublin-based technology company i-conX on Tuesday. Canar will receive integrated billing and routing optimisation around a core database. Ali Ahmed Yarouf, Canar CEO, said, “As the Sudanese telecom...

  • Zain Sudan denies wrong-doing

    January 31, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zain Sudan denies wrong-doing

    Zain Sudan Telecom says that it has not transferred any of its profits to its parent company in Kuwait over the past five years, the Sudanese unit’s CEO Ibrahim Ahmed al-Hassan said at a press conference in Khartoum. This comes on the heels of reports that...

  • MTN Sudan hopeful of mobile user increase

    January 18, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Sudan hopeful of mobile user increase

    Sudan’s largest telecommunications operator, MTN Sudan, said on Tuesday that it hoped to boost subscribers by the end of the year by 50 percent in order to offset recently introduced government taxes. According to a company statement by Chief Executive...

  • Sudanese angry over telecom tax hikes

    January 12, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Sudanese angry over telecom tax hikes

    The raising of taxes on all Internet, mobile and telecommunications services in Sudan have left many angry with the government. The move, approved in late December for the 2012 budget, is in order to overcome pitfalls from lost oil revenue as a result of...

  • Google amends Sudanese map

    September 23, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Google amends Sudanese map

    Google has separated South Sudan from Sudan on Google Maps after campaigners called on the company and other major online map service providers to recognise the newly independent nation of South Sudan by marking it on their web maps. “The inclusion of...

  • Top 10 Opera Mini users in Africa

    July 31, 2011 • Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Opera Mini users in Africa

    The “State of the Mobile Web Report” by web browser company Opera Software puts a spotlight on the African region. Here are the top trends in Africa for mobile handsets and usage of the Opera Mini mobile web browser, which is used by 72% of all...

  • Airtel Africa to locate head office in Kenya

    July 28, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Mobile Telecommunications provider, Airtel Africa plans to set up its corporate head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Manoj Kohli, Bharti Airtel CEO and joint MD briefed President Mwai Kibaki on the company’s plans to relocate him to Nairobi in order to run their...

  • Q&A: Google wants more African content online

    July 27, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    In an interview with ITNewsAfrica, Brett StClair, Head of Mobile, Google South Africa, talks about the evolution of mobile media in Africa and the exciting times ahead for Google on the continent. ITNewsAfrica.com: What are the most recent developments in...

  • Interview: iBurst sees success in DRC

    July 5, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: iBurst sees success in DRC

    iBurst Africa is a wireless data provider established by its current founder and CEO, Thami Mtshali, to offer superior connectivity solutions to consumers and businesses on the African continent. iBurst Africa has established operations in the Democratic...

  • Telecoms outlook for Kenya and Sudan

    December 14, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecoms outlook for Kenya and Sudan

    Updates for the fourth quarter of 2010 are now available for the telecommunications sectors in...