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MICROSOFT, Ted Turner, UN, Business Leaders meet

May 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on MICROSOFT, Ted Turner, UN, Business Leaders meet

The U.N. Office for Partnerships hosted an event to further advance Africa’s partnership strategy on Tuesday and the participants included several U.N. ambassadors, senior Microsoft representatives, foundation and business leaders, including philanthropist Ted Turner, founder of the United Nations Foundation, Louise MacBain, founder of the Louise T....

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Nigeria: Nigcomsat – Gateway to Digitalising Africa?

May 18, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

With the successful launch of Nigeria ‘s Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT in far away China, Efem Nkanga, appraises the benefits and implications of the historical launch for Nigeria in particular and the African continent as a whole...

UN Information Centres in sub-Saharan Africa launch 16 websites

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on UN Information Centres in sub-Saharan Africa launch 16 websites

Sixteen United Nations Information Centres (UNICs) in sub-Saharan Africa, marking World Information Society Day, today launched new websites in an effort to bring the work of the United Nations closer to its local constituencies around the continent...

Government cautioned against Telkom Kenya privatization

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Government cautioned against Telkom Kenya privatization

A section of telecommunication players on Thursday criticized plans to privatize Telkom Kenya Limited terming the move as unwise and saying the Government’s involvement in the company is still required...

Global Nomads Group Launches Project Uganda with Polycom Video Systems

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Global Nomads Group Launches Project Uganda with Polycom Video Systems

Global Nomads Group (GNG), an organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding among youth, and Polycom, Inc. , the world’s leading provider of unified collaborative solutions, today announced the launch of Project Uganda...

Huawei Conducts Forum with African Financial Ministers

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei Conducts Forum with African Financial Ministers

Huawei Conducts Forum with African Financial Ministers and African Development Bank. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”), a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications networks for operators around the world, today shared its...

Ghana Ministry to introduce four bills to protect ICT use

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana Ministry to introduce four bills to protect ICT use

The Ministry of Communications would be presenting four bills including the Electronic Transaction and Electronic Communications Bills to Parliament for consideration...

Forum to Show Off Ghana’s Investment Potential

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Forum to Show Off Ghana’s Investment Potential

The Ghana Investment Promotion Center, GIPC, will host a three-day international forum in Accra next week (May 21-23). The Chief Executive Officer of GIPC, Robert Ahomka Lindsey, said the forum had been planned for this year, the 50th anniversary of Ghanaian...

Camsoft unveils Maximizer Mobile CRM

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Camsoft unveils Maximizer Mobile CRM

Camsoft Solutions has announced the availability of Maximizer Software’s MaxMobile CRM Smartphone. MaxMobile CRM Smartphone extends the powerful mobile CRM functionality of the Maximizer line of CRM products out to traveling sales and service employees...

SPHERE Private Equity Acquires Large Stake in BB&D

May 17, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on SPHERE Private Equity Acquires Large Stake in BB&D

Sphere Private Equity, a black owned and managed private equity fund, has acquired a 35.75% stake in leading Johannesburg-based software development company Barone, Budge & Dominick (BB&D) for an undisclosed amount while the company has...

Kenya: Microsoft in Partnership With State

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Microsoft in Partnership With State

James Ratemo Nairobi Microsoft has partnered with the Government in the provision of computer technology to teachers, students and digital villages. The programme is aimed at strengthening learning opportunities and capacity to meet future technological...

Resourcery partners IBM to strengthen Nigeria’s ICT development

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Resourcery partners IBM to strengthen Nigeria’s ICT development

Apparently looking for a way of empowering its teeming Nigerian customers with advanced technologies and by so doing, add to the development of ICT in the country value-added technology solutions providers, Resourcery Limited said it has entered into...

Motorola and GSM Association Deploy Wind and Solar Powered Cell Site With MTC Namibia

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Motorola and GSM Association Deploy Wind and Solar Powered Cell Site With MTC Namibia

Motorola, Inc. today announced that it has deployed a wind and solar power system to operate MTC Namibia’s GSM cell site at Dordabis village in the Khomas region of Namibia. The trial with MTC Namibia supports the African operator’s strategy for...

Kenya: Commission Unhappy With Quality of Mobile Services

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Commission Unhappy With Quality of Mobile Services

Mobile phone service providers were yesterday warned about the quality of their services, with the regulator launching system to monitor their efficiency. The Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) unveiled a Sh50 million device during the launch and...

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation faces disconnection over debt

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation faces disconnection over debt

JUDE LUGGYA KAMPALA THE State-owned Uganda Broadcasting Corporation television and radio may be disconnected from the satellite over alleged failure to pay about Shs189 million to Big Dish, its satellite link provider. Daily Monitor has learnt that Big Dish...

World Information Society Day Declared

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on World Information Society Day Declared

The United Nations declared May 17 as World Information Society Day, in recognition of the International Telecommunications Union as the UN agency for telecommunications and information and communication technologies. Among the activities and developments...