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 the country. With Phones-for-Health, though, cell phones could soon make...
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. "MTN broadband is available in three different bundles to ensure that different customer needs are catered for,"...
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. The UAE-based integrator plans to stock Apple products, Dicota mobile computing kit and HP...
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 Republic of Congo. This comes nine months after the successful launch of One Network in...
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. The agreements were signed at the first subregional Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Best Practices Forum for West and Central Africa, an...
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 come from poached elephant tusks. eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) will...
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? Usually associated with buying and selling over the Internet, Web shopping, however,...
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. The two-day meeting, called the ICT Best Practices Forum, was organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Government of Burkina...
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 debeers.com. E-commerce will be exclusive to the U.S. market and...
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. Speakers at a workshop said that the newspaper was a dying breed but...
As all telecom investments now seem to be heading the way of rural communities, the second national operator, Globacom, said, last week, that in continuation of its rural telephony project, it is undertaking a rapid roll out in rural communities in all the regions of the country. To this effect,...
GLOBAL technology giant, Cisco, has indicated its readiness to work with the new government of Nigeria by way of helping to build a new workforce through training, and also helping to create a new communications and technology environment, using its immense technology experience and global presence. Speaking to Vanguard in...
First commercially available surface computer from Microsoft breaks down barriers and provides effortless interaction with information using touch, natural gestures and physical objects. Picture a surface that can recognize physical objects from a paintbrush to a cell phone and allows hands-on, direct control of content such as photos, music and...
The new release of Multimatics' Xtel system features significantly improved speed of report generation and processing, a private and business number predictor and generally enhanced versatility. The new Xtel release continues to be supported by Multimatics' Telesentry service, which allows clients to fully outsource the management of their PABX management...
They are all 'geniuses' some being outstanding scientists, others accomplished investors, researchers, politicians and think-tanks, not to forget entertainers. These 'ticking brains' are 'setting camp' in Arusha, where for a period of five days they will be setting a new milestone for the African continent. But apart from the British...
"Developments around television are affecting the global broadcast market and causing a fundamental blurring of the lines which previously demarcated the providers of certain services. Essentially, as convergence takes hold, the traditional business models of mobile telephone operators, Internet service providers and broadcasters are coming under threat" Andy Brauer, Chief...
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