DEVELOPMENT

Samsung supports SA elearning project

Samsung supports SA elearning project

Samsung Electronics South Africa has met with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry stakeholders at the Eastern Cape Education Summit to pledge a partnership with the provincial Department of Basic Education. Read More

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More Congo-Brazzaville women linking up with ICTsMore Congo-Brazzaville women linking up with ICTs More women are moving to learn to use ICTs in DRC, say ‘backyard’ teachers.
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Schneider Electric signs exclusive off-grid solar distribution agreement with Zimbabwean firm Schneider Electric signs exclusive off-grid solar distribution agreement with Zimbabwean firm Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Samansco, a Zimbabwean renewable energy ...
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Huawei’s CSR extends to Botswana school Huawei’s CSR extends to Botswana school Morelelo Primary school head Dineo Olisitse has expressed gratitude towards Huawei Technologies Botswana after the ICT ...
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Monday 29 Sep

Congo Brazzaville’s BantuHub offers ICT relief to locals

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The BantuHub ICT centre in Brazzaville is a real cure for techentrepreneurs, bloggers, start-ups and other technology-minded people seeking a quick and an effective relief for their ICT headaches.»
Monday 29 Sep

SAP Innovation Helps The Global Fund Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.»
Monday 29 Sep

Huawei supports Zambian family day

ZAMBIA
Chinese ICT giant Huawei has pledged support for a family centre in Zambia.»
Saturday 27 Sep

Airtel, Grameen Foundation, VAS2nets launch mobile health services

NIGERIA
Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Grameen Foundation and VAS2nets Technologies Ltd to unveil two innovative mobile health services dubbed Mobile Midwife and Dial-a-Doctor in an effort to reduce infant and maternal mortality rate in Nigeria.»
Friday 26 Sep

Schneider Electric solution to manage operations at SA’s inaugural concentrated solar power plants

SOUTH AFRICA
Schneider Electric has signed an agreement to design, install and manage the distributed control system (DCS) for the two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, Khi Solar One and KaXu Solar One near Upington in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. »
Thursday 25 Sep

Ghanaian youths root for Vodafone X Campaign

GHANA
Vodacom Ghana is empowering youths to effect change in their communities, through its Vodafone X campaign.»
Thursday 25 Sep

Jumia donates 1,000 school kits to Abidjan school

IVORY COAST
Jumia Ivory Coast has donated 1,000 school kits to primary school pupils in Yopougon Kouté in a ceremony attended by members of the National Ministry for Education and Technical Education.»
Thursday 25 Sep

DRC brings in ICTs to combat deforestation, timber theft

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has one of the biggest rainforests in the world, but lack of resources and expertise and political will, and corruption are the primary obstacles to fight the illegal exploitation of these rainforests by foreign companies and unscrupulous local businessmen.»
Wednesday 24 Sep

Orange Farm welcomes Samsung Solar Powered Internet School

SOUTH AFRICA
Samsung Electronics Africa has aligned with South African education authorities and Habitat for Humanity to help build access to education.»
Tuesday 23 Sep

Eseye partner M-KOPA makes a difference to 100,000 homes in East Africa

KENYA
Eseye’s long term customer and partner M-KOPA has reached a ground-breaking achievement of connecting 100,000 homes in East Africa to light and power using solar technology and M2M connectivity. »
Monday 22 Sep

Uganda installs floods surveillance system in Mt. Elgon

UGANDA
Uganda has installed a Floods Early Warning System to mitigate the floods and landslides which have claimed scores of lives in the Eastern region, particularly in areas bordering Mount Elgon. »
Monday 22 Sep

Half the world will be online by 2017

A new report on broadband access worldwide says 50% of people will have internet access by 2017, but the lowest levels of access are still in sub-Saharan Africa. »
Friday 19 Sep

ITC urges governments to increase public procurement from women vendors

RWANDA
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.   »
Monday 15 Sep

Mainstream Renewable Power to build and operate Ghana’s first utility-scale wind farm

GHANA
Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announced the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt (MW) Ayitepa Wind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana. »
Sunday 14 Sep

Mobile telephony makes inroads into rural DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile telephony continues to make its way – slowly but triumphantly – into the rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Thursday 11 Sep

MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

UGANDA
Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. »

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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 reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

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iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTsiProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

An innovation dubbed iProcure is already being used by several agro input firms which are now relying on it to distribute their products to farmers. 

COMPANY NEWS

Schneider Electric signs exclusive off-grid solar distribution agreement with Zimbabwean firm

Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Samansco, a Zimbabwean renewable energy, back-up power and appropriate technology company.

SAP Innovation Helps The Global Fund Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.