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ITC urges governments to increase public procurement from women vendors

ITC urges governments to increase public procurement from women vendors

The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched an initiative to increase the number public procurement contracts being awarded to women-owned businesses. Currently only an estimated 1% of public-procurement contracts globally are awarded to WOBs or women entrepreneurs.    Read More

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Mainstream Renewable Power to build and operate Ghana’s first utility-scale wind farmMainstream Renewable Power to build and operate Ghana’s first utility-scale wind farm Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announced the signing of an agreement with ...
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Mobile telephony makes inroads into rural DRCMobile telephony makes inroads into rural DRC Mobile telephony continues to make its way – slowly but triumphantly – into the rural areas of the ...
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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather ...
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Thursday 11 Sep

DRC Police to launch digital call centre

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
In October this year, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will launch a digital call centre equipped with computers, fast internet and other latest technology tools to enable the police to respond timely and effectively to any kind of distress calls by the people.»
Thursday 11 Sep

Tigo supports MUSIGA Grand Ball

GHANA
Tigo Ghana came out in support of efforts to raise funds for the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWEF) of MUSIGA, at a ball in Accra.»
Wednesday 10 Sep

Heirs Holdings to ramp up power production

NIGERIA
Well-known global business leader and chairman of Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu says his group “has the ambition to generate at least a quarter of Nigeria’s power consumption needs in the next five years.”  »
Tuesday 9 Sep

Tigo DRC to fund innovative social projects

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Tigo has, in partnership with Reach for Change, launched the second phase of a campaign aimed at funding social projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Friday 5 Sep

M-KOPA Solar, Safaricom Launch M-KOPA III

KENYA
M-KOPA Solar has introduced a Safaricom-branded solar lighting system, as it steps up its campaign to provide clean lighting solutions to millions of homes that are not on the electricity grid. »
Friday 5 Sep

Improved power will improve telecoms services, says Huawei

NIGERIA
Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Limited has blamed erratic power supply from the national grid for the poor telecoms services in Nigeria.»
Wednesday 3 Sep

Orphaned schoolchildren benefit from e-learning

UGANDA
SkyVision Global Networks has announced the recent donation of its satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana’s Crossover International Academy. »
Saturday 30 Aug

Airtel DRC launches ‘Back to School’ promotion

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Airtel has this week launched a humanitarian programme to support its cash-strapped subscribers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to ease their worries, as the 2014-2015 school year draws near.»
Friday 29 Aug

TNM donates K1 million to Special Olympics

MALAWI
Mobile network service provider TNM has donated K1 million towards the organisation of Special Olympics Malawi (SOM) games taking place in Lilongwe from today.»
Thursday 28 Aug

World Panel Zambia launches solar chargers

ZAMBIA
World Panel Zambia Ltd has launched its durable World Panel solar panels, which charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug does. »
Thursday 28 Aug

Mini Grids Summit to be staged in Nairobi

KENYA
Major players in the power industry will convene in Nairobi this November to synergise the commercial potential of Mini Grids in Africa.»
Tuesday 26 Aug

Africa risks ‘new digital divide’

According to the WEF Global Information Technology Report 2014, a more solid ICT infrastructure and improving the framework conditions for innovation and entrepreneurship will be crucial to avoid the emergence of a new digital divide in Africa.»
Monday 25 Aug

Alex families receive Schneider Electric solar lamps

SOUTH AFRICA
Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, has partnered with Rays of Hope, a non-profit organisation, providing 28 schoolchildren and their families in the northern Johannesburg township of Alexandra with an alternative to using candles and paraffin as a source of light. »
Monday 25 Aug

Ghanaian partnership to battle Cholera, Ebola through tech

GHANA
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has partnered with mPedigree Network and PopOut to launch the PREVENT initiative, which looks to employ technology to crack down on fake and counterfeit medicines.»
Friday 22 Aug

Statistics Botswana conducts ICT survey

BOTSWANA
Statistics Botswana (SB) has embarked on the first-ever nationwide Botswana Information & Communication Technology (ICT) survey, targeting 2,440 households. »
Friday 22 Aug

MTN Cameroon launches youth development programme

CAMEROON
MTN Cameroon has announced the launch of the YEP programme to develop Cameroonian youths.  »

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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

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NIG President speaks his mindNIG President speaks his mind

Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.