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Hoaxer hackes into Sudanese journalist email

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Hoaxer hackes into Sudanese journalist email

A hoaxer hacked into an Abu Dhabi resident’s e-mail account and sent a fake message to his friends, claiming he was stranded in Nigeria and needed urgent financial help. Mayom Alier, a senior journalist at the Emirates News Agency, was shocked to receive a flood of calls from friends inquiring if he was safe...

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Ghana: MTN invests $150m…to improve network quality

August 12, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: MTN invests $150m…to improve network quality

Mobile telephony giants, MTN (operated in Ghana by Scancom Ghana) says it has so far invested about $150 million to expand coverage and improve its network. This should be relieving news for the millions of the company’s subscribers. Subscribers have been...

It’s official- Carlos is richer than Bill Gates

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on It’s official- Carlos is richer than Bill Gates

With nearly $60 billion, Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has officially overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates for the title of the world’s richest person, Fortune magazine reported in its latest edition. The strong performance by Slim’s holdings...

Apple Unveils New iMac

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Apple Unveils New iMac

Apple® today unveiled an all new all-in-one iMac® line featuring gorgeous 20- and 24-inch widescreen displays encased in elegant and professional aluminum and glass enclosures. The entire new iMac line features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and a...

Global ICT report ranks Tanzania 11th in Africa

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Global ICT report ranks Tanzania 11th in Africa

The World Economic Forum has ranked Tanzania in the 11th position in Africa for information and communication technology strength (ICT). The Citizen newspaper on Thursday quoted the report as saying that the forum’s Global Information Technology Report...

Uganda: Taking ICT to Rural Communities

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Taking ICT to Rural Communities

As she browses the Internet at the Nabweru Community Multimedia Centre (CMC) computer lab, Lovincer Nabanja recounts how the facility has enabled her to acquire computer and business skills leading to better management of her restaurant. “The centre...

Nigeria: Glo-Shell Partnership – a Marriage of Two Giants

August 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Glo-Shell Partnership – a Marriage of Two Giants

Even while complaints rage on over the quality of telecommunication services offered by the GSM operators in the country, cheery news came from one of the service providers. Last month in Lagos , two of Nigeria ‘s leading companies, one a...

Video: Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop desktop

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop desktop

Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme. In this physics-driven universe, important files finally get the weight they deserve via an oddly satisfying resizing feature, and the...

Egypt Wants a Bite of Indian Call Centre Market

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt Wants a Bite of Indian Call Centre Market

Egypt has set its sights on grabbing a share of the multi-billion dollar Indian-dominated call centre market and is looking to an unexpected corner for a helping hand — India. As it makes its pitch to the world, touting a multilingual workforce over...

Nigeria: IBM Bladecentre Excites Nigerian Businessmen

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: IBM Bladecentre Excites Nigerian Businessmen

IBM, world leaders in enterprise solutions on Tuesday showcased to a gathering of business executives in Lagos one of its latest business-enhancing solutions, the IBM BladeCenter. Acclaimed to be the most dense, energy-efficient blade in the market, the IBM...

Kenya: Government set to license fourth mobile operator

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Government set to license fourth mobile operator

The Government is set to issue a fourth mobile phone licence as it sweetens the sale of a majority stake in Telkom Kenya to strategic investors. The fourth licence will be issued to Telkom Kenya together with a third generation licence, which allows the...

Kenya: Country in Top 20 in ICT Listings Globally

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Country in Top 20 in ICT Listings Globally

The World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology report has slotted Kenya in the 12th position for her efforts in developing information and communication technology (ICT) sector. According to the report, Tanzania is ranked 11th, and Uganda...

South Africa: Govt to Invest R16 Million in Design Labs

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Govt to Invest R16 Million in Design Labs

Government has set aside R16 million to establish Fabrication Laboratories, popularly known as the “FabLabs” which offer powerful opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities. To date, there are six of these computer labs or FabLabs in...

IBM Launches “Big Green Linux” Initiative

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Launches “Big Green Linux” Initiative

LinuxWorld – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a Big Green Linux initiative to help its clients further integrate Linux into the enterprise as a way to reduce costs and energy consumption by building cooler data centers. The Big Green Linux initiative...

NewMarket Technology, Inc. Pursues Wireless Broadband in Africa

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on NewMarket Technology, Inc. Pursues Wireless Broadband in Africa

DALLAS, TX–(Marketwire – August 7, 2007) – NewMarket Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: NMKT) today announced CEO Philip Verges will be participating in the “Connecting Rural Communities Africa Forum 2007” in Nairobi, Kenya, August 21-24,...

Telkom deal worth R 255-Million

August 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom deal worth R 255-Million

Telkom’s deal with FIFA, concluded earlier this afternoon at SAFA house in Johannesburg, is a value-in-kind sponsorship to the amount of R 255-Million (US 36-Mil). Telkom however says that it is important to highlight the value of the sponsorship rather...