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Rwanda, ICDL to advance digital literacy

Rwanda, ICDL to advance digital literacy

A Memorandum of Understanding signed this week between the Government of Rwanda, through the Ministry of Youth and ICT, and ICDL aims to advance digital literacy in Rwanda.   Read More

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Monday 26 Jan

Break-ins threaten Mascom Kitsong centre project

BOTSWANA
As Mascom Wireless embarks on its fourth year of bringing ICT to the marginalised people of Botswana, Mascom says the greatest impediment to their efforts are the break-ins that are rampant at the Kitsong establishments.»
Sunday 25 Jan

CBN issues directive on two factor authentication for internal banking processes

NIGERIA
The Central Bank of Nigeria has issued a directive requiring all deposit money banks (DMBs) to implement two factor authentication for internal processes this year.»
Saturday 24 Jan

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa to support 72 MW solar PV power plant in Cameroon

CAMEROON
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved at the end of 2014 a USD 777,000 preparation grant for JCM Greenquest Solar Corporation to support the development of a 72 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant as the first renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Cameroon. »
Friday 23 Jan

AfDB, MasterCard to expand financial inclusion in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and MasterCard have announced a broad collaboration that aims to expand financial inclusion across the African continent by broadening access and usage of digital financial services.»
Friday 23 Jan

Partnership expands ICT support for Ebola fight in West Africa

SIERRA LEONE
Collaboration among NetHope, Facebook, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Cisco, EveryLayer and Inveneo will provide sustainable Internet connectivity solutions to support frontline response efforts and long-term recovery in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.»
Thursday 22 Jan

IT hiccups put Botswana varsity in disarray

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s biggest university, the University of Botswana (UB) has been hamstrung by an IT problem that threatens to throw the institution into disarray.»
Wednesday 21 Jan

Computerised driver testing grounds: another first for Botswana

BOTSWANA
Botswana will see another first this week in the form of computerised driver testing, which will be launched in Gaborone on Friday 23 January. »
Tuesday 20 Jan

Soronko Solutions takes Tech Needs Girls programme to deprived regions in Ghana

GHANA
Over 300 girls in the Upper West region of Ghana will be receiving hands-on education on ICT, thanks to the Soronko Solutions Road show known as the Tech Needs Girls programme. »
Monday 19 Jan

Mascom to hand over Kitsong centres

BOTSWANA
As has become tradition, this year, Mascom will hand over ten Business Communication Centres, popularly known as Kitsong Centres.»
Monday 19 Jan

Senegal’s national digital strategy in spotlight at ICT forum

SENEGAL
Senegal’s national digital strategy is expected to be discussed at a high-level ICT forum due to take place on Thursday 22 January 2015 at the King Fahd Palace in the capital Dakar.»
Saturday 17 Jan

UCC launches 2015 ACIA awards

UGANDA
Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.»
Tuesday 13 Jan

Hot five tech trends for 2015

SOUTH AFRICA
In2IT Technologies South Africa predicts this year’s top five tech trends.»
Monday 12 Jan

Human interface services revenue to break billion dollar barrier within 5 years

Juniper Research says that by 2019 the global market for services based on gesture and biometric interface technologies will be worth an estimated $1.2 billion.»
Wednesday 7 Jan

Gilat prepares PoPs for increased IPv6 traffic

ZAMBIA
Gilat Satcom today announced that its POPs in the UK and Zambia have been optimised to receive and transmit traffic from IPv6 addresses – and it will be similarly upgrading its POP in Tanzania in the near future.»
Wednesday 7 Jan

Pandora’s set-top-box

Controlling and facilitating access to the vast amount of content available on the internet and on our TVs, smart phones and myriad of other connected devices in the home today is no easy task, says Pace. »
Wednesday 7 Jan

Innovation takes centre stage at 2015 International CES

The 2015 International CES, now underway in Las Vegas, Nevada, is poised to be a record-breaking show with more than 3,600 exhibitors across the largest show floor in history.»

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Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.

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Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.