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  • Former CAR President François Bozizé (image credit: diasporas.fr)

    Country focus: Technology and troubled Central African Republic

    January 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Country focus: Technology and troubled Central African Republic

    At the beginning of 2014 internal conflict between Christian and Muslim communities in the Central African Republic (CAR) grabbed the world’s attention. History shows that periods of stability have been few and far between for the region and according to...

  • Funke Opke, CEO Main ONe Cable (image credit: Main One)

    Africa’s most powerful women in tech 2013

    August 9, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Africa’s most powerful women in tech 2013

    As South Africa pays tribute to women on Friday 09 August, National Women’s Day, ITNewsAfrica is afforded the opportunity to reflect on the role that female technology professionals play in growing the continent’s ICT sector. Besides a general tribute to...

  • MalalaYousafzai

    The female force driving technology

    July 31, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on The female force driving technology

    On Friday 12 July 2013 the name Malala Yousafzai was etched into the annals of United Nations (UN) history. The Pakistani teenager, who made worldwide headlines after surviving a gun-shot wound to the head, inflicted by the Taliban, addressed the global body...

  • Airtel Africa, UN sign MoU to empower female farmers

    March 1, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Africa, UN sign MoU to empower female farmers

    Women farmers in the East and Horn of Africa region are poised to benefit from practical information-sharing tools via Airtel’s mobile networks. This follows a memorandum of understanding signed between the UN Women (The United Nations entity for gender...

  • UN joins Africa in fight against e-waste

    March 22, 2012 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on UN joins Africa in fight against e-waste

    The United Nations and 18 African countries are joining forces in an effort to reduce the effects of electronic waste across the continent. It comes as reports continue to surface of e-waste piling up across the continent. The initial steps towards reducing...

  • Telecom operator returning to Libya

    March 13, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecom operator returning to Libya

    The Ugandan government announced on Monday that Libyan assets, including Uganda Telecom (UTL), seized by the government last year as part of United Nations (UN) sanctions on Libya, will be returned. The government said in a press statement published by the...

  • Africa ICT sector susceptible to “shocks”

    May 7, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa ICT sector susceptible to “shocks”

    Despite the fast growing information and technology sector in Africa, a top United Nations official has said the continent is still vulnerable to “shocks.” The UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa...

  • ‘Simple mobile technology saves lives’

    November 5, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on ‘Simple mobile technology saves lives’

    SIMPLE mobile technology, like basic cell phones, can be used to save the lives of mothers at childbirth, improve the care of newborns and children, reach underserved populations in remote areas, a new research has found. Research done by mHealth Alliance and...

  • Mobile communication saves lives

    September 27, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile communication saves lives

    New research conducted at the Millennium Villages by Ericsson, The Earth Institute and Millennium Promise shows that quality and availability of health and education services improved thanks to access to mobile connectivity. The recently published report, The...

  • Internet Governance Forum faces demise

    November 19, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Business leaders have issued a stark warning that the demise of the UN-linked Internet Governance Forum (IGF) could impede the ability of the Internet to drive economic growth and improve societal benefits...

  • Zain and Ericsson join forces to provide 3.5G in rural Ghana

    November 4, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zain and Ericsson join forces to provide 3.5G in rural Ghana

    Working with the Millennium Villages Project, collaboration between The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Millennium Promise and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ericsson and Zain have deployed mobile communications services in the...

  • HP to empower ICT sector in Nigeria

    July 23, 2009 • HardwareComments (3)

    Lagos ( IT News Africa)-HEWLETT Packard has partnered with the United Nations in a move aimed at empowering graduates in the information and communications technology sector...

  • Ericsson / UN bring digital health benefits to Africa

    March 10, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ericsson / UN bring digital health benefits to Africa

    The United Nations Office for Partnerships, in conjunction with Ericsson, has launched a new project to enable the use of mobile-health applications and services in rural Africa...

  • Ericsson, Zain team up to bolster UN project in Kenya

    March 2, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ericsson, Zain team up to bolster UN project in Kenya

    As part of the United Nations’ (UN) efforts to halve extreme poverty by 2015, the Millennium Villages project was instituted as a way to test various educational and technological solutions to the challenge of uplifting the poorest communities on the...

  • Internet dangers to children troubles UN

    November 25, 2008 • SoftwareComments Off on Internet dangers to children troubles UN

    THE international community is concerned with the increasing numbers of vulnerable children using internet and has expressed the need to put protective measures in place so that they can only benefit from modern of technology. The United Nations (UN)...

  • 4 billion mobile phone user by year end- UN

    September 29, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 4 billion mobile phone user by year end- UN

    The head of the UN’s agency for information and communication technologies has gazed deep into his crystal ball and predicted that there will be 4 billion mobile phone users by the end of this year – which equals more than half of the planet’s...