Zambia scales up agriculture e-voucher scheme

Zambian farmers could gain faster access to agricultural products and services with an  electronic voucher scheme. The 'e-voucher project' — the first of its...

Texting saves lives of HIV patients, study confirms

Long awaited proof that mobile phone technology can be used by healthcare workers to save lives in Africa has finally been ...

Africa Analysis: The benefits of open source software

Africa should embrace open source scientific software, cutting costs and boosting IT skills across the continent, argues Linda Nordling Restrictive academic software can be a...

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...

Africa to get continent-wide data centre

South Africa is spearheading activities to collect and curate research data about the African continent in an effort to shrug off its data-poor...

AFRICA: Then, Now and Forever – Philip Emeagwali “a father of the Internet”

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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...

Rwanda Update: Kagame post-election, ICT, investment & baby-booming

On August 9th President Paul Kagame (Rwandan Patriotic Front - RPF) was re-elected after winning 93% of the popular vote. So what's in store...

South Africa: Spotlight falls on ICT

Durban - The 5th annual SITA GovTech Conference opened on Monday with a strong call for South Africans to get better access to Information...

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