DEVELOPMENT

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Nigeria: potential to become major economic force

A new McKinsey report finds that Nigeria has the potential to expand its economy by roughly 7.1 percent per year through 2030. Read More

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Orange, Emmaüs International launch phone recycling facility in AbidjanOrange, Emmaüs International launch phone recycling facility in Abidjan Orange and Emmaüs International have launched a fifth mobile collection facility in Africa, in Abidjan ...
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Mobile device greenhouse gas emissions surgeMobile device greenhouse gas emissions surge Smartphone charging will consume almost 14,000 Gigawatt-hours of dirty energy by 2019, says a new ...
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China donates $800,000 in solar street lights to KCCAChina donates $800,000 in solar street lights to KCCA The Chinese government has officially handed over solar street lamps to Uganda’s KCCA at a ...
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MORE DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Monday 21 Jul

Samsung volunteers build homes in Malawi

MALAWI
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.»
Monday 21 Jul

Kaberuka addresses Africa’s infrastructure gap at OECD

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.»
Sunday 20 Jul

Airtel DRC, UN team up to launch social programmes

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Airtel DRC has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme (PNUD) and a local bank, Rawbank, to launch a series of social programmes aiming at improving the lives of rural Congolese people.»
Saturday 19 Jul

MTN Ghana supports Asafotufiami Festival

GHANA
MTN has donated five thousand Ghana Cedis and assorted items to the Chief and people of Ada as part to its contribution to the Asafotufiami Festival.»
Friday 18 Jul

Schneider Electric backs winning solar projects

The “Rhome for DenCity” and “Phileas” projects sponsored by Schneider Electric have won the 1st and 2nd prizes at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014.»
Thursday 17 Jul

SEACOM plans continent-wide initiatives for its Foundation Day

On 23 July 2014, Pan-African telecom enabler SEACOM will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its commercial launch, by donating time and providing support to communities that need assistance across the countries where it does business.»
Thursday 17 Jul

Airtel chief explains Touching Lives initiative

NIGERIA
Airtel Nigeria says its launch of Touching Lives, a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, is meant to raise hope and inspire people.»
Wednesday 16 Jul

Education Minister: ICT vital in schools

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s Acting Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has called for an increased uptake of ICTs in all schools in the country. »
Wednesday 16 Jul

Lagos: Oracle partnership addresses skills shortage

NIGERIA
The Lagos State government said it partnered with technology giant Oracle Corporation to address a dearth of ICT skills.»
Tuesday 15 Jul

Gemalto, GSMA drive African mHealth initiative

Gemalto has announced its partnership with (global System for Mobile Communication Association (GSMA1) to drive the pan-African mHealth Initiative (PAMI).»
Thursday 10 Jul

Mobile technologies catalysts for development in Senegal

SENEGAL
Alcatel Lucent is participating in a mobile-based anti-diabetes campaign in Senegal.»
Monday 7 Jul

Botswana, Germany, France in ICT/cultural exchange

BOTSWANA
The Botswana College of Open and Distance Learning (BOCODOL) is in the second year of an educational exchange that involves students from France and Germany. »
Monday 7 Jul

Ghana launches girls’ e-learning campaign

GHANA
An interactive distance-learning project — Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) — has been launched at Prampram in the Greater Accra region.»
Monday 7 Jul

Ghana forging ahead with e-agriculture

GHANA
Since launching an internet-based platform in February this year to enable agricultural experts, farmers and community members to exchange opinions and resources, the Ghana government has been forging ahead in its quest to digitise the sector.»
Friday 4 Jul

East Africa Exchange formally launched

RWANDA
A new regional exchange is expected to increase access in the region’s commodity markets.»
Thursday 3 Jul

Chinese Embassy provides ICT Lab for school in Volta Region

GHANA
The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana has donated an ICT laboratory to HO Bankoe Philip-Akpo Memorial Junior High School (JHS) in the Volta Region of Ghana.»

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FEATURED STORY

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.

IN DEPTH

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.

COMPANY NEWS

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.