Phone cartoons bring know-how to poor farmers

Animated cartoons watched on mobile phones could be the way to get health and farming messages across to peasants and poor smallholders, say...

MTN introduces Android technology to Uganda

MTN Uganda signed up the first Android-FROYO powered mobile phone in Uganda, the IDEOS U8150. Introducing the first and most affordable Android Smartphone onto...

Nelson Mandela Foundation strikes deal with Google

Former South African president Nelson Mandela's personal records and documents will be digitized and will be publicly available online. This is after internet giant Google...

South Africa: “bantu education” in spotlight at UCT

The spectre of "bantu education" has risen to haunt the University of Cape Town (UCT) again. Controversy is erupting as UCT's administration moves in on...

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...

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