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”

Part 1 of 5 - Philip Emeagwali Excerpt from Nigeria’s 50th anniversary lecture at the Embassy of Nigeria, Paris. Lecture video is posted at emeagwali.com. Walk with...

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...

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...

AfricAid brings cutting-edge computing to the children of Tanzania

One of AfricanBrains' partners, AfricAid is a non-profit organisation that supports girls’ education in Africa, providing young women with the opportunity to transform their...

South Africa: Mpuma teachers to get laptops

Mbombela - Mpumalanga teachers will be given laptops as part of a national effort to bring all public schools into the digital age. The...

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