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...

EIB finances international fibre-optic cable to Seychelles

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced here Friday an 8 million-euro loan to the Seychelles Cable Systems Company (SCS)...

South Africa: New CT scanners for Baragwanath Hospital

Pretoria - Two new multi-detector CT scanners are expected to be delivered to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital today. Gauteng Health and Social Development MEC,...

One Face Behind the Translation of Software into African languages, Pheledi Mathibela – Surfing...

"If you want to know the real person, you must speak to them in their own language,” says Pheledi Mathibela, “Because when you are...

Morocco looks to invest in youth innovation

To raise the competitiveness of its economy, Morocco looks to invest in youth innovation. The Moroccan government will allocate 510 million dirhams (45 million euros)...

African Teachers to use Solar Powered Whiteboards

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Republic of Senegal has given CyberSmart a grant to finance a pilot program which uses solar-powered,...

Morocco Universities introduce Communications Training Certificate

Alcatel-Lucent and Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, announced an agreement to offer students a training and certification program based on Alcatel-Lucent technologies and...

Education Partnership reduces University internet costs

A global education partnership is working to help selected pioneer African universities make significant savings on their internet bandwidth costs. Through the Bandwidth Consortium (BWC)...

Will ICT make Kenya Africa’s Silicon Valley?

Kenya is on the brink of becoming Africa’s ICT hub due to the continued growth in Internet and mobile technology use in East Africa’s...

South Africa: Women’s role in science under spotlight

Pretoria - Access and the participation of women and girls in the field of science and technology will be the focus of this year's...

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