Social media takes major leap in Africa

Lost in the excitement about Africans' enthusiastic embrace of mobile phones is the growing use of those phones to access the Internet - particularly...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 24 February–9 March 2011

Below is a round up of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 24 February–9 March 2011 African Academy of Sciences appoints...

EIB finances international fibre-optic cable to Seychelles

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced here Friday an 8 million-euro loan to the Seychelles Cable Systems Company (SCS)...

Morocco Universities introduce Communications Training Certificate

Alcatel-Lucent and Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, announced an agreement to offer students a training and certification program based on Alcatel-Lucent technologies and...

Education Partnership reduces University internet costs

A global education partnership is working to help selected pioneer African universities make significant savings on their internet bandwidth costs. Through the Bandwidth Consortium (BWC)...

Will ICT make Kenya Africa’s Silicon Valley?

Kenya is on the brink of becoming Africa’s ICT hub due to the continued growth in Internet and mobile technology use in East Africa’s...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 10–23 February 2011

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 February 2011 New soybean varieties changing farmers' fortunes in...

Africa: Time to get mHealth moving

Using mobile devices to collect and share health data can make healthcare cheaper, faster and more equitable, argues Jody Ranck. You can't see health data...

GTUC President: The future of Africa depends on ICT

The President of the Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC), Dr. Osei Darkwa, has stated that the future of the African continent depends upon the...

IBM & Bharti airtel to transform mobile communications in Africa

IBM will consolidate and transform the 16 different IT environments across airtel's African operations into an integrated IT system, and will oversee the management...

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