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New Vodafone & UN Initiative to Give 3.4-Billion Access to a Smartphone by 2030

A new global initiative has been launched by Vodafone Group and ITU, the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies, to address the global digital divide. The initiative aims for an additional 3.4 billion people to have the...

UN Calls on Nigeria, Others to Tighten Cybersecurity Regulations

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the global telecommunications arm of the United Nations (UN) has called on the government of Nigeria, and other governments across Africa to strengthen their Internet safety regulations. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and general shift...

The UN & Oracle Launch IT Skills Program for Refugees in Kenya

Oracle on Thursday announced that the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, in Kenya has finalised a workforce development program for young refugees in Kenya, in collaboration with Oracle University. The UNHCR delivers professional learning courses on Oracle Cloud technologies to refugees...

Vodafone and UNHCR Expand Connected Education for Refugees in Mozambique

Ahead of World Refugee Day (June 20), Vodafone Foundation and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), have expanded their Instant Network Schools (INS) programme – which supports over 94,000 refugee students and communities in four African countries – into Mozambique. Two...

How to Fight COVID-19 in Africa’s Informal Settlements

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost hundreds of thousands of lives in the world’s richest cities but poses an even greater threat to cities in the developing world. There are now more than 150,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Africa,...

Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063 according to the 2019...

DRC information blackout ‘in violation of international law’

A general network shutdown is in clear violation of international law and cannot be justified by any means. This is according to David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, commenting on the information blackout in place...

Philips to accelarate healthcare in Kenya

Health technology company, Philips has partnered with the government of Kenya and the United Nations to transform primary health care in Kenya. The initiative will give special focus to gaps in human resources, healthcare financing, essential medicines, medical supplies,...

United Nations Data Forum kicks off in South Africa

  The first United Nations World Data Forum started yesterday in Cape Town, South Africa. The forum sees more than 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countries, with the goal of forming a broad consensus on how to harness...

Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi

Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, to improve' digital...
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Innovative AI Partnership Transforms Healthcare Technology

BroadReach Group and BAO Systems- a US-based health IT organization, have signed a collaboration agreement that will expand how...
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