Africa: Brain gain and good governance key to development

Africa's "best and brightest" have a key role to play in Africa's development and efforts must be made to bring them back to the...

Uganda: Mobile technology doubles HIV treatment rate in babies

HIV-infected babies have had their diagnosis time cut from three months to two weeks thanks to a mobile phone-based technology. Infants with HIV need...

South Africa: Rural varsities get better connected

Pretoria - An amount of R28 million has been approved to partially fund internet access networks for rural higher education campuses. Higher Education South Africa...

BURUNDI: Smart phones power food surveys

BIHOGO, 1 October 2010 (IRIN) - Smart phones are being introduced to help assess food needs in Burundi and other African states, speeding up...

UGANDA: An app for lost loved ones

KAMPALA, 7 September 2010 (IRIN) - An online database of people separated from relatives by conflict or natural disasters can now be accessed by...

Africa Calling: Freedom Fone

With many farmers in the developing world not having access to the internet or a computer, the ability to get information delivered and give...

Unlocking the Promise of ICTs for Transforming Agriculture in Africa

In her article, Dr Towela Nyirenda-Jere, Programmes Manager, NEPAD e-Africa Commission explores the ways that ICTs can transform agriculture in Africa. She draws attention to the...

Sudan Update

We are only a few months away from the proposed referendum to decide on the secession of Southern Sudan as originally agreed in the...

Lost in Space?

Today a communique from the African Union (AU) stated they wish to establish an African Space Agency in partnership with the International Telecommunications Union....

Diversifying Investment into Zambia

With Zambian Ministers and officials traveling the world and welcoming delegations to the country, we are beginning to see the fruits of their labour...

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