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Egypt: mobile app directs developers to first prize

A popular mobile phone application that assists Egyptian drivers with road assistance and car maintenance has received $3,000 at the first ever Cairo Transport App Challenge. Users of the application tell Bikyanews.com that it has helped them find new routes...

45% of Rwandans have access to mobile phones

A media report published in The New Times states that approximately 45% of Rwandans have access to a mobile phone. The article refers to the 2012 edition of the World Bank’s Information and Communication for Development Report and the statement...

“Mobile money in Kenya needs more regulation” – World Bank

According to the Word Bank, the mobile money market in Kenya is in dire need of further regulation in order to provide a level playing field for all the providers and to provide a platform for fair competition. A report...

Three-quarters of world’s population have mobile phone access

Three-quarters of the world’s population have access to a mobile phone according to the World Bank reports Abuja’s Leadership newspaper.   According to the report the global financial organisation and its technology entrepreneurship programme, infoDev, have stated that mobile communication is...

Kenyans could soon buy bonds over the phone

An initiative called “Treasury Mobile Direct” by World Bank and Central Bank will enable Kenyans to purchase bonds using their mobile handsets. The project follows the rise and adoption of mobile handsets in Kenya. According to reports by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK),...

Kenya receives R425-million ICT funding

Kenya’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has received a R425-million injection from the World Bank in a signed loan agreement between the World Bank and Kenya’s Treasury. This is the second time that Kenya received funding from the World...

World Bank to improve MENA’s broadband

The World Bank yesterday launched a regional initiative to improve broadband connectivity in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, by optimising fiber optic networks for broadband use. According to the bank, their new focus looks at citizen participation in...

World Bank lauds Kenya ICT, telecom sectors

A recent World Bank report has praised Kenya’s efforts to boost its economy through technology and telecom. The report comes as the Kenyan government continues to push forward on ambitious efforts to increase its telecom and ICT industry. The report...

Korean companies invest in Africa

Korean mining, electronics, power generation and telecommunications companies are looking to invest more in African countries, as these markets expand at an accelerated pace. Many African nations have seen strong growth due to an increase in foreign direct...

Ghana spent $1-billion in Telecoms investments

In a report released by the World Bank, it has emerged that Ghana has received more than $1-billion in telecom investment in the country for a ten-year period (1998 - 2008). It seems to have paid off, as the...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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