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Rwanda hosts the Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds Forum

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This year’s Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds (USF) forum has brought together Government Ministries, policymakers, regulatory authorities, telecom providers, international organizations, Universal Service Fund Managers and other broadband stakeholders from all over Africa in Kigali for a 3-day forum from 6-8 May 2015. The Intel forum hosted in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT will have a special focus ...

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Huawei Holds Safe City Africa Summit in Cape Town

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– Huawei Gathers Country Ministers to Discuss How Innovative ICT Makes Safe Cities Smarter Huawei today held its Safe City Africa Summit in Cape Town as a platform for more than 400 industry members to share insights, development trends and global success stories on public safety in cities and discuss ways to reduce crimes and reinforce city safety through establishing ...

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Covenant University to lead cancer care education in Africa through ICT

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Covenant University has been considered a key partner in the application of ICT to cancer care, research and education in Africa. This was the outcome of the recently concluded 2015 Global Summit on Cancer at Dana Ferber Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston, where the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, was a guest Speaker. The cancer Summit was organized by the Global ...

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Rwandan girls should take up studies and careers in ICT – Minister Nsengimana

Panelists; from R-L_ Lucy Mbabazi from Girls in ICT, Minister Nsengimana, Alex Ntale from ICT Chamber, Auke Lootsma of UNDP and Redempter Batete from MIGEPROF

The Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has called on Rwandan girls to take up studies and careers in ICT as these offer a chance for them to enhance their skills and tackle unemployment challenges. Minister Nsengimana made the call yesterday in a discussion on YouthConnekt Hangout about the International Girls in ICT Day slated to be celebrated ...

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Xerox technology wows at Zambian ICT Expo

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The recent Zambian ICT & Pay Expo 2015 drew a considerable crowd, with Xerox digital printing solutions attracting plenty of attention. As a key exhibitor at the event, held in Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Bytes Document Solutions and its Zambian partner, DIGIprint, were on hand to provide delegates with direct experiences of how the latest technology drives better business. That’s according ...

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Big data transforming South African marketing sector

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True personalisation can only be achieved by harnessing the massive amounts of data a company generates, in the right way, says Zareen Hartley, marketing manager at Software AG SA. Marketing functions are perhaps the most important element of customer experience management (CEM), and the marketing sector is most often the first point of call for any business’ customer-related needs. According to ...

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Is it necessary to teach poor kids to code?

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By SciDev.Net – Joshua Howgego Idit Harel got something of a hostile reception when she announced to a room full of social entrepreneurs that it is necessary to teach kids in poor countries to code. “Coding is the new writing,” she said. The response was indignant from most of the entrepreneurs assembled yesterday for a session on technology in education ...

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Rwanda ranked first globally in ICT promotion

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The Global Information Technology Report (GITR) 2015 has ranked Rwanda first globally in Government Success in ICT promotion to drive social and economic transformation. According to the report – which was compiled by World Economic Forum (WEF), Rwanda scored 6.2 points out of 7. The Report was released on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. It features the latest ...

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Imbizo puts spotlight on SA’s cyber security

State Security Minister David Mahlobo

By- SAnews.gov.za Experts in cyber technology say care must be taken to balance the advancement of technology with safeguarding national security. Stakeholders in this field, including think tanks, policy commentators and political analysts, met in Pretoria on Friday for discussions hosted by State Security Minister David Mahlobo. Consensus is that because cyber technology is a borderless platform, this creates a ...

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South African teachers urged to enter premier ICT in education competition

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The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) and CoZa Cares Foundation have issued a joint call for the country’s teachers to enter the 2015 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition.   Registration closes on 15 April 2015 and competition entrants must submit their completed ICT in Education project by 17h00 on Wednesday 15 July 2015.   CoZa Cares Foundation is ...

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