South Africa: Mobile social the new you

Mobile usage, especially for social networking, has increased dramatically, with a majority of people preferring prepaid access rather than fixed contracts, a new report...

African Online Content and Services Come of Age

Last week's Mobile Entertainment World in Cape Town began to crystallize the beginning of successful, business-worthy African online content. It brought together a handful...

Sierra Leone: Using Technology to Close the Gender Gap

Moves are afoot in Sierra Leone to empower women through mobile phone ownership and improved computer literacy. Empowering women through improved computer literacy Admire Bio...

CAMEROON: SMS, singers and nets against malaria

DAKAR, 19 August 2011 (IRIN) - “It’s 9pm. Are you and your family sleeping under a mosquito net?” That message - delivered by government officials,...

Graduate School of Media Launched at Aga Khan Uni in Kenya

Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications in Nairobi was launched at a foundation stone ceremony held on July 27 in the...

Orange & Google partner to speed the spread of SMS in Africa

Orange and Google announced a strategic partnership that will leverage Orange’s SMS platform to bring Google’s services to African customers. This agreement marks an...

Namibia’s satellite centre to warn of disaster threats

A new satellite data centre in Namibia will help farmers prepare for droughts, floods, bushfires and pests. The Earth Observation and Satellite Applications Research and...

African researchers in line for high-speed network

A plan to link up African researchers via a high-speed computer intranet finally has substantial backing, following a cash commitment from the European...

Countries failing to assess mHealth

Mobile health (mHealth) initiatives that could "revolutionise" health outcomes are hampered by a lack of evaluation data, which prevents policymakers from...

CTO assists UNICEF in improving the lives of children with mobile telephony

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has completed a study to help improve the use of mobile telephony for international development. The Mobiles4Dev study, commissioned...

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