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Vodacom Agrees To Deal To Sell MultiChoice Pay-TV Services

June 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile telecommunications operator by number of subscribers, has signed an exclusive agreement with satellite television provider MultiChoice to market pay-TV services to its customers, the company said Sunday...

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PS3 ads banned in South Africa

June 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on PS3 ads banned in South Africa

The African Standard Authority has banned a few of the new PlayStation 3 advertisements, which were recently released in South Africa. The posters all had one same line: “Stocks are limited. Things could get ugly.” The ASA explained why the...

How State Govt built Nigeria’s first e-hospital

June 10, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on How State Govt built Nigeria’s first e-hospital

Following the emergence of the first clinical students of Imo State University College of Medicine, the then government of Imo State under Achike Udenwa established the Imo State University Teaching Hospital as an e- tertiary hospital to provide advanced...

Google Sets Up Shop in Cairo

June 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google Sets Up Shop in Cairo

Google announced further investment for its users and customers in MENA (Middle East & North Africa) by opening a new office in Egypt. The new operation enables Google to better serve its Arabic-speaking users, advertisers, and partners in Egypt and...

CNN’s Jef Koinange Axed

June 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on CNN’s Jef Koinange Axed

The American network chose to remain tight lipped about the reason Koinange, 41, lost his job giving no more than a “he is no longer employed at CNN, and we are not commenting beyond that,” statement from CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson who added...

Nokia works with Finish Artist to dress up Nokia N76

June 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia works with Finish Artist to dress up Nokia N76

New hand-crafted device jewelry will be available at the Helsinki Flagship store Helsinki – Nokia today announced that they are working with noted Finnish artist Björn Weckström to offer a customized, limited edition Nokia N76 multimedia computer...

Keeping track: phones for health in Rwanda

June 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Keeping track: phones for health in Rwanda

Roughly nine million people live in Rwanda, and nearly 200,000 of them are infected with HIV. Healthcare facilities often lack the appropriate supplies, reliable Internet connections, and have a limited ability to track patients or the spread of HIV across...

Uganda: MTN to Provide Fast Internet

June 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: MTN to Provide Fast Internet

Erik van Veen, the chief commercial officer, said customers will be able to browse the Internet, send and receive e-mails, download information, access multi-media services and use streaming services in a cost-effective way...

Libyan market proves too difficult to ignore for Tech Co.

June 8, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Libyan market proves too difficult to ignore for Tech Co.

Pro Technology has extended its geographic reach by opening an office in Tripoli. The move signals its entrance into the Libyan market, where it will offer consumers and enterprises access to a number of leading brands...

World’s first borderless mobile network expands into Central Africa

June 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on World’s first borderless mobile network expands into Central Africa

MTC subsidiary, Celtel International, the leading pan-African mobile telecommunications company announced today that it was expanding One Network, the world’s first borderless mobile network, to include the Republic of Congo, Gabon, and Democratic...

Microsoft Announces Partnerships to Help Build Competitive Africa

June 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Microsoft Corp. Thursday announced two important new partnerships to help bring social and economic opportunities to people in Africa through the benefits of technology...

eBay Joins Crusade Against Ivory Poaching

June 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on eBay Joins Crusade Against Ivory Poaching

Starting later this month, eBay will stop the sales of ivory-based products. The online auction giant made the announcement after meeting with the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which informed eBay that 9 out of 10 ivory-containing items sold online...

E-shopping: Is Kenya ready for business?

June 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (19)

By Pauline Wangui Business on the Internet is booming the world over although Kenya, just like other developing countries, is yet to reap from the wave.What is e-Commerce and what is hampering the growth of online business in Kenya...

Africa: UN-Backed Forum Aims to Spread Technology Know-How in Africa

June 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa: UN-Backed Forum Aims to Spread Technology Know-How in Africa

A United Nations-backed forum aiming to spread the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in West and Central Africa kicked off today in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso...

De Beers Begins Mining the Web

June 6, 2007 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on De Beers Begins Mining the Web

De Beers and its diamonds are entering cyberspace. This month, De Beers Diamond Jewelers, the joint venture between South African mining firm De Beers SA and luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is launching e-commerce on its Web site at...

South Africa: Newspapers ‘must embrace’ digital future to survive

June 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Newspapers hoping to retain their readers and survive in the technological age must venture into the online and mobile phone spheres, a World Association of Newspapers (WAN) meeting heard Tuesday...