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Malawi launches Internet Governance Forum

The Malawi Government and Nepad have launched the Malawi Internet Governance Forum in an effort to bring a semblance of order to the internet services in the country. Read more
Kenya Defence Forces Twitter account hackedKenya Defence Forces Twitter account hacked The Twitter account of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been infiltrated by hacking group dubbed #Anonymous.
30 phone brands registered with SON30 phone brands registered with SON The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDA) at Computer Village, Lagos says it has registered 30 brands of mobile phones with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. 
Kenya inaugurates USACKenya inaugurates USAC Kenya’s new Universal Service Advisory Council (USAC) has been inaugurated by the Cabinet Secretary, Information, Communications and Technology. 
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SIA Group enters African card payments sector

Wednesday 23 Jul
Perago has signed an agreement with Swish Payments to support its new m-commerce initiative in Africa and Europe.»

Mobile device greenhouse gas emissions surge

Wednesday 23 Jul
Smartphone charging will consume almost 14,000 Gigawatt-hours of dirty energy by 2019, says a new report.»

DEG launches Easy School Find in Ghana

Wednesday 23 Jul
Digital Education Group (DEG), an academic consulting firm specialising in classroom technology, has launched a new search engine for schools called “Easy School Find”.»

Environmentalists welcome improved technology

Wednesday 23 Jul
Participants in a recent Monitoring For Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) conference in Botswana were upbeat about the new technologies that MESA is harnessing. »

PC & console games revenues decline

Tuesday 22 Jul
Global revenues from PC and console games will decline from $46.5bn this year to $41bn by 2019, but will continue to account for over 50% of industry revenues, says new research.»

Call for pan-African contact centre association

Tuesday 22 Jul
Interactive Intelligence has called for the creation of a call centre association for Nigeria and other African countries as a way of promoting a standard for call centres.»

Fake apps invade Google Play

Tuesday 22 Jul
Trend Micro has released a new report indicating that Google Play has become infested with trojanised versions of apps.»

China donates $800,000 in solar street lights to KCCA

Tuesday 22 Jul
The Chinese government has officially handed over solar street lamps to Uganda’s KCCA at a ceremony at the Kampala Serena Hotel. »

MTN partners Salt & Einstein MTS, NHIS on insurance

Tuesday 22 Jul
MTN Nigeria says it has partnered Salt & Einstein MTS and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NIHS) to help push health insurance to many people in the country leveraging on its wider reach.»

AMI, Strathmore launch free online courses for managers and entrepreneurs in Africa

Monday 21 Jul
Managers and entrepreneurs in Africa can now gain advanced skills for free, with the launch of free online courses courtesy of the African Management Initiative (AMI).»

Cognisant Computing one of the strongest forces in consumer IT

Monday 21 Jul
Cognisant computing — the next phase of the personal cloud movement — will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT, according to Gartner.»

Samsung volunteers build homes in Malawi

Monday 21 Jul
A team of 28 Samsung volunteers rolled up their sleeves to construct three homes, a computer lab and a solar-powered cinema for the village in the area of Traditional Authority Tsabango in Lilongwe District, Malawi.»

Kaberuka addresses Africa’s infrastructure gap at OECD

Monday 21 Jul
African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka made a strong case for the importance of tackling private investment impediments in the African infrastructure agenda during the joint AfDB, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Growth Center (IGC) event in Paris.»

Free Twitter on Econet

Monday 21 Jul
Econet Wireless is now offering free access to Twitter to all subscribers on Econet Broadband. »

World Bank to help rehabilitate DRC telecoms

Sunday 20 Jul
Dilapidated, outdated and unreliable telecommunications infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be rehabilitated, rebuilt and modernised.»


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Widening ICT skills gap: Cause for concernWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern

Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.


Healthier babies via SMS

Text to Change provides public healthcare services via interactive SMS in Tanzania.



Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.


VMware reports second quarter 2014 results

VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014.

New Sage ERP X3 version puts business information at your fingertips

Sage ERP Africa has announced the availability of Sage ERP X3 version 7, the latest version of its global business management solution for midsized companies. 

How the cloud can power entrepreneurship and urbanisation in Africa

Cloud computing is not only fundamentally changing the way business operates, it is also driving a new wave of job creation opportunities, says SAP Africa.