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...

Egypt’s turmoil: a wake-up call for Arab science

The discontent behind recent protests in Egypt carries lessons for how both science and journalism are handled across the Arab world. For most Egyptians protesting...

Airtel Africa wins two telecom industry awards

Airtel Africa has today scooped two awards at the premiere annual telecom industry awards, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Global Mobile Award 2011. The telecom...

Africa: iDirect Evolution launched by NSTT

iDirect, a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), on Thursday announced that Network Satellite Technology Trading (NSTT), a world-class provider of communication networking...

Cisco Helps Extend ICT Education Into Rural South Africa With Launch of Community Knowledge...

As Part of Multiphase Clinton Global Initiative Commitment, Cisco Supports Strategies Designed to Enable Basic Human Needs, Access to Education, and Economic Opportunity JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH...

South Africa: Cell C to sell Virgin Mobile stake

Mobile operator Cell C is to sell its 50% shareholding in virtual network operator Virgin Mobile South Africa but will continue as its network...

airtel Africa, Standard Chartered Bank and MasterCard Launch World’s First Virtual Card on Mobile...

airtel Africa, Standard Chartered Bank and MasterCard Worldwide announced the launch of the world's first virtual card that operates off a wallet...

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