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Microsoft trains mechanics, fishermen

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft trains mechanics, fishermen

To help fight rural poverty in Nigeria and deepen the skills set of many educationally disadvantaged Nigerians, Microsoft has funded a special development initiative at the Chief Bola Ige Information Technology Centre(BIITC) and other community resource centres across the country...

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Was Satellite Radio Invented by way of Ethiopia?

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Was Satellite Radio Invented by way of Ethiopia?

The answer is yes. The same country that has brought the world the likes of the world’s richest person of African descent Mr. Mohammed Al Amoudi has also brought the world Noah Samara. Mr. Samara is indeed the founder and CEO of WorldSpace, which pioneered...

IBM Unleashes World’s Fastest Chip in Powerful New Computer

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Unleashes World’s Fastest Chip in Powerful New Computer

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today simultaneously launched the fastest microprocessor ever built and an ultra-powerful new computer server that leverages the chip’s many breakthroughs in energy conservation and virtualization technology. The new server is the first ever...

Uganda: Nepad E-Schools Connecting Students to the World

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Nepad E-Schools Connecting Students to the World

Itai Madamombe United Nations It was hard to squeeze into the classroom. Dozens of students clustered around computers, checking news on their favourite football teams in the World Cup tournament. Hardly remarkable: some 30 million people were watching the...

Enlist HR Solutions Launches it’s E-Learning system

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Enlist HR Solutions Launches it’s E-Learning system

Enlist HR Solutions launched its e-learning in the form of a LMS (Learning Management System) and signed up over 200 students within the first month. Elmarie Jordaan, CEO of Enlist, is thrilled by the success attained by her team. “They worked hard to...

Kenya to benefit from new Microsoft youth programme

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya to benefit from new Microsoft youth programme

By Ben Onyasimi Microsoft Corporation and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) have unveiled a joint programme that targets to use information technology to build capacities of young entreprenuers in Africa. Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania are among...

Governance, Risk and Compliance training

May 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Governance, Risk and Compliance training

Analytix announces the the launch of a two day Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Information Security (GRCI) workshop in May 2007. The two day workshop is a result of market demand based on the requirements for organisations to comply with an...

AmVia named number one global RightFax partner

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on AmVia named number one global RightFax partner

In addition to this award, Captaris, a specialist in the electronic document delivery arena, gave AmVia the Regional High Achievement award for Middle East and Africa. AmVia is best known for its fax server, RightFax, a cornerstone of the local electronic...

Vodafone launches first ultra-low cost handsets

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone launches first ultra-low cost handsets

Vodafone today unveils its first Vodafone-only branded ultra-low cost consumer handsets, the Vodafone 125 and Vodafone 225, aimed at providing millions of people in emerging and developing markets the opportunity to access to the benefits of mobile technology...

Celtel Kenya launches ‘lowest’ tariff

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Celtel Kenya launches ‘lowest’ tariff

Mr. Murray, said the introduction of the super off-peak tariff, was in response to market needs. The offer comes only four months after the launch of Uhuru tariffs in December, which allows customers to call at a flat rate across rival networks. “Our goal...

Nigeria: TV Technology – LTMX Partners Playbox

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: TV Technology – LTMX Partners Playbox

The growing convergence between television and Information Technology (IT) is set to become more viable with the introduction of the Playbox technology into the Nigerian television space. The enablement of this convergence was strengthened with the technical...

Microsoft identifies Sri Lanka’s MVPs in IT

May 21, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

By Sunimalee Dias Microsoft in its creative initiatives has ensured that software developers linked through their various communities established among themselves get world recognition through the Microsoft MVP award or the Most Valuable Persons. This is a...

Egypt’s Mobile wars

May 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s Mobile wars

The nine-year MobiNil-Vodafone control of the Egyptian mobile market ended with Etisalat Misr joining the fray on the first of May. The three operators now offer the traditional second generation services (2G), both for the prepaid and postpaid customers at...

Youth need more access to information technology

May 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Youth need more access to information technology

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged policymakers and industry leaders to work with young people to give them access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT). In his message of support for World Telecommunication and Information...

Egypt welcomes Chinese investment in various sectors

May 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt welcomes Chinese investment in various sectors

Egypt welcomes more Chinese investment and is expecting China to be Egypt’s main investor, Egyptian Minister of Investment Mahmoud Mohieddin said on Monday evening...

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...