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ICT put to good use in Botswana electionsICT put to good use in Botswana elections Botswana voters went to the polls today in an election that that been characterised by innovative ICT use.
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BIH gets IASP full membership

Friday 31 Oct
INNOVATIONS
The annual International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) General Assembly has bestowed full membership status on Botswana Innovation Hub.»

Baudin leaves Orange Botswana

Friday 31 Oct
TELECOMS
Orange Botswana CEO Phillippe Baudin has resigned from the company just one year into his three year contract.»

MTN recognised at Nedbank Sustainable Business Awards

Friday 31 Oct
MOBILE
MTN and Fenix International have been recognised at the Nedbank Sustainable Business Awards for a solar charging solution that’s improving the lives of communities without access to electricity and financial services in Uganda and Rwanda.»

Econet steps up Ebola response

Friday 31 Oct
TELECOMS
Econet Wireless has been working quietly behind the scenes with various government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Child Care, to prepare Zimbabwe for any possible outbreak of Ebola.»

Global Smartphone shipments reach 317m in Q3 2014

Friday 31 Oct
MOBILE
Analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached 316.6m in Q3 2014, representing 13.1% year on year growth and 5.5% quarter on quarter growth.»

Liquid Telecom upgrades Kampala’s International Internet gateway

Friday 31 Oct
INTERNET
Infocom, now owned by Liquid Telecom, the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern, central and southern Africa, has unveiled a major upgrade of its international Internet gateway in Kampala.»

Online condolences flood in for Sata

Thursday 30 Oct
GOVERNMENT
Zambians and non-Zambians have flooded social media sites with condolences over the death of the country’s president Michael Sata at the age of 77.»

Political uncertainty holds back North African telecoms

Thursday 30 Oct
TELECOMS
Social and political uncertainty is hampering investment in telecoms in North African countries such as Algeria, Libya and Egypt in spite of the evident opportunities, says Frost & Sullivan.»

AUC expands connectivity services with Emerging Markets Communications

Thursday 30 Oct
TELECOMS
Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has announced that the African Union Commission (AUC) has expanded its connectivity services with the company in Africa and renewed its existing contract.»

Mixed growth in Kenyan telecoms

Thursday 30 Oct
TELECOMS
The latest industry data released by the Communications Authority of Kenya indicates growth in some areas and a decline in others.»

Commission calls for enhanced broadband planning

Thursday 30 Oct
INTERNET
Rwandan President Kagame has presented an open letter from the Broadband Commission to PP-14 delegates, calling for enhanced broadband planning processes.»

Merck in scientific partnership with Kenya Medical Research Institute

Thursday 30 Oct
DEVELOPMENT
Merck has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Kenya Medical Research Institution (KEMRI) for a scientific partnership aimed at contributing to the country’s social and economic development. »

Azimo launches instant Vodafone M-Pesa transfers from Europe

Wednesday 29 Oct
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Azimo, the online money transfer service, has announced that customers across Europe can now send money instantly to the mobile “eWallets” of M-PESA’s 19 million subscribers in Kenya.»

BSE mulls online trading

Wednesday 29 Oct
BUSINESS
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) has kept its innovation promise by experimenting with an internet based trading platform. »

Philips launches “Buy Original” campaign

Wednesday 29 Oct
BUSINESS
Philips has launched “Buy Original” campaign to highlight the existence of counterfeit products in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa and empower consumers.»

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