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As South Sudan's referendum on whether it should part company with the North enters its second day, satellites are monitoring the region for human...

airtel to enhance Africa’s customer experience in 2011

Nairobi, Kenya – Bharti airtel – the world’s fifth largest telecom company – has its sights set on improving the African telecom infrastructure in...

Israeli telecom firm enters Africa market

After years of staying away from the African market, Israel-based ECI Telecom has entered Uganda, with plans to use it as a launch pad...

TECHNOLOGY: IRIN’s pick of the year – 2010

NAIROBI, 21 December 2010 (IRIN) - It has been a big year for the uptake of new online technologies in emergencies, especially those using...

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: Brain gain and good governance key to development

Africa's "best and brightest" have a key role to play in Africa's development and efforts must be made to bring them back to the...

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...

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...

UGANDA: An app for lost loved ones

KAMPALA, 7 September 2010 (IRIN) - An online database of people separated from relatives by conflict or natural disasters can now be accessed by...

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