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Senegal seeking ICT investment opportunities in Mauritania

Senegal seeking ICT investment opportunities in Mauritania

Mauritania, an impoverished nation in West Africa, is a largely untapped ICT market, according to many Senegalese industry players. A group of ICT companies from Senegal recently visited Mauritania to find out if this statement is indeed true. Read More

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@iLabAfrica to stage kids’ ICT boot camp@iLabAfrica to stage kids’ ICT boot camp @iLabAfrica, Strathmore University is organizing a 9-day Holiday Boot Camp for Primary and High School Students ...
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Light sensor market to grow 16% by 2016  Light sensor market to grow 16% by 2016 Samsung, Apple and Chinese OEMs will drive revenue in the light sensor market to grow 16 ...
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Nairobi to host regional digital fairNairobi to host regional digital fair Nairobi is set to host the second annual East Africa digital Marketing Summit & Show, an annual ...
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With the advent of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services within Africa’s connected business environment, the question of what happens with the remainder of the satellite supply value chain is relevant.»
Tuesday 10 Mar

BIH and SaiS bring Demola to Botswana

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has brought to the country, together with Southern African Innovation Support (SaiS) programme and Demola bring the Demola Collaboration in Southern Africa Workshop, to be held at the Lansmore hotel in the capital. »
Tuesday 10 Mar

Lack of policy hinders e-waste management

BOTSWANA
Authorities and concerned individuals in the e-waste business have decried the lack of policies, standards and regulatory instruments in Botswana.»
Monday 2 Mar

VMware unveils vCloud for NFV with Integrated OpenStack to accelerate service innovation

VMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, today debuted VMware vCloud for NFV, an integrated Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform that will combine VMware’s production-proven virtualised compute, networking, storage and management solutions with integrated OpenStack support. »
Saturday 28 Feb

French phone maker Archos debuts in Nigeria

NIGERIA
French mobile devices major, Archos Societe Anonymes, at the weekend in Lagos, launched its range products and connected objects, promising to redefine the service offering in the country.»
Friday 27 Feb

Continual service improvement: key to tackling top ITSM challenges

A lack of understanding of ITSM and its impact on business hindered its effectiveness in 2014, says Marval Africa. »
Thursday 26 Feb

NCS blames shoddy preparations for neglect of IT in election

NIGERIA
The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has blamed tardiness in project management, and challenges in logistics and security, for neglect of ICT by the government and the electoral umpires.»
Thursday 26 Feb

Advanced analytics and telecoms – a power combination

Telecommunications and advanced analytics are a symbiotic duo that can help fast track African development and revolutionise business, says LGR Telecommunications.»
Wednesday 25 Feb

Cameroon college gets affordable, quality Keepod devices

CAMEROON
Teaching and learning have since dramatically changed and improved at the College Socka Bongue in Cameroon thanks to the supply by Keepod of 650 computing devices and 26 laptops, with each device costing as little as US$7.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Elephant census not ready for drone technology

BOTSWANA
Elephants Without Borders, a Botswana conservation project which is bankrolled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has shelved the use of drone technology during future elephant census expeditions.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Large organisations gear up to address aggressive cyber-security business disruption attacks

Although the frequency of a cyber-security attack on a large scale is low, by 2018, 40 per cent of large organisations will have formal plans to address aggressive cyber-security business disruption attacks, up from none this year, says Gartner.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Indigenous technical skills critical to growth, says Skysat chief

NIGERIA
Skysat Technologies Limited CEO Izzat Debs says the conscious development of indigenous technical skills in Nigeria remains one of the ways of developing the ICT sector of the country to make it grow the nation’s GDP.»
Monday 23 Feb

Ivory Coast moves to close digital divide

IVORY COAST
The government of Ivory Coast has launched a project to help half a million families own IT equipment and connect to the internet in the next three years.»
Monday 23 Feb

Products and services to go on show at WATSE 2015

GHANA
Telecoms operators, smartphone companies, ICT service companies and other allied companies will showcase their products and services at this year’s  West Africa Telecom Summit and Expo (WATSE 2015), to be held on 21 – 22 May at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.»
Monday 23 Feb

Insurance body: ICT essential

BOTSWANA
The newly established Insurance Institute of Botswana (IIB) says in this day and age it was virtually impossible for organisations, insurance companies included, to operate without incorporating ICT in every facet of their operations.»
Friday 20 Feb

Silicon Congo project to boost ICT entrepreneurship

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
ICT entrepreneurs in Congo Brazzaville have been given a platform to take off, grow and prosper by Silicon Congo, a new project launched early this week in the capital Brazzaville by the BantuHub Foundation.»

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