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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing

The Festival of Media - the world's largest event dedicated to the $500bn media industry - has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to find the most innovative technology start-ups.

Issued by C Squared 26 Mar 2014 12:03

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Virtual trading simulation laboratory launched

The University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) and Bourse Africa have jointly launched a virtual trading simulation laborotory with the aim of fostering financial talent and further development of Mauritian financial markets.

18 Mar 2014 09:08

Old TV sets soon to be phased out

Analogue television sets could reportedly soon be phased out as the 17 June 2015 deadline for migration to digital broadcasting approaches.

17 Mar 2014 13:19

Discovering how technology can revolutionise learning, training

This year's eLearning Africa, 28-30 May in Kampala, Uganda, will explore how technology is revolutionising learning and training across the continent, under the theme "Opening Frontiers to the Future".

17 Mar 2014 10:52

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014 07:39

SatLink to distribute Ethiopian news channel

SatLink Communications has been appointed by the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) for the global distribution of its government-owned ETV news channel.

13 Mar 2014 08:49

Nairobi's residents not keen to purchase set top boxes

According to a survey conducted by Ipsos, nearly all Kenya's Nairobi-based television owners are aware of the digital migration but the majority does not feel the urgency to purchase set top boxes.

12 Mar 2014 11:05

Toshiba top Notebook vendor, sponsors tablets

According to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) CY 2013 final results, Toshiba Gulf FZE is the number one vendor for Notebook market sales in East Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

11 Mar 2014 08:25

Of mobile app success

According to the 2013 IHS Digital Content Report, worldwide consumer spend on digital movies, games, and apps (applications) grew 30% from 2012 to 2013. In total, global digital spend in 2013 surpassed USD 57 billion.

By Esther Karuku 4 Mar 2014 13:12

Nairobi gets ready for Digital Fair

From 7-9 March the Digital Fair will be hosted at the Sarit Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. It will be an opportunity for attendees to meet, exchange experiences, debate ideas and reflect on essential challenges and the expected impact of digital network technologies.

25 Feb 2014 07:45

US man sues Ethiopia for cyber snooping

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: A lawsuit filed this week accuses Ethiopia of infecting a US man's computer with "spyware" as part of a campaign to gather intelligence about those critical of the government.

20 Feb 2014 06:57

JUMIA extends service to Uganda

IT News Africa reports that JUMIA, a Nigerian online shopping destination in Africa, has launched in Uganda.

8 Feb 2014 07:55

3G Direct Pay partners with Kopo Kopo

Online payments service provider, 3G Direct Pay and merchant services platform for mobile network operators in emerging markets, Kopo Kopo, have signed a partnership with the aim of supplying innovative payment options to the regional travel industry.

7 Feb 2014 10:08

Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

NIC Bank launches mobile banking platform

Kenya's NIC Bank has announced the launch of NOW mobile banking, a platform that facilitates efficient, on-the-go financial services including online cheque deposits.

30 Jan 2014 07:45

Zain reports Sudanese revenue growth

Kuwaiti telecoms giant Zain has reported 18 per cent growth in its Sudanese revenue despite a 35 per cent devaluation of the Sudanese pound during 2013.

By Chris Udemans 30 Jan 2014 07:05

SEACOM investing in cloud in Kenya, SA

SEACOM is investing in developing cloud infrastructures in Kenya and South Africa, with the aim of attracting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in East and Southern Africa to move to the cloud.

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Jan 2014 10:20

The Helix Institute partners with MobileMoneyExpo for agent network management workshop in Lagos

The Helix Institute of Digital Finance has partnered with MobileMoneyExpo to host a workshop on agent network management during the 4th MobileMoneyExpo in Lagos, Nigeria. The 2014 edition taking place 12-13 February is themed 'Promoting financial inclusion'.

Issued by MobileMoneyAfrica 20 Jan 2014 11:01

[2014 trends] The big trend? Africa is on trend

The world is going gaga over culture, design and art from Africa, but back here on the continent we're innovating exciting solutions to uniquely African challenges. Here are my thoughts on the four biggest trends related to Africa...

By Oresti Patricios 20 Jan 2014 07:06

Bringing the gaming word to Africa

Early December last year IGN landed in Africa - to the applause of gamers on the continent. Perhaps the launch of IGN Africa slipped past you, but then now is all the more time to sit up and take notice.

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jan 2014 15:53

Digitalisation a violation of media freedom

The chairman of the Royal Media Services (RMS), Dr Samuel Makau Macharia, called plans to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting an affront to media freedom.

13 Jan 2014 13:32

Uganda's top Google searches of 2013

Paul Walker, Nelson Mandela and the rare Hybrid Eclipse that occurred in Uganda were the search queries that topped the 2013 trending list with Paul Walker being the most-searched celebrity of the last 12 months.

18 Dec 2013 15:24

YouTube Rewind: Uganda's favourites in 2013

The YouTube Rewind 2013 has been released, giving an overview of the videos, channels, and moments that shaped our year. Have a look at Uganda's favourites on YouTube this past year.

12 Dec 2013 13:54

Broadband still unaffordable for millions

A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.

11 Dec 2013 09:42

Tanzanian enterprise leveraging entertainment for e-learning

Tanzanian social enterprise Ubongo will next month launch Ubongo Kids, an interactive cartoon which allows children to participate via SMS, on national television, while launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for further rollouts. (video)

By Tom Jackson 9 Dec 2013 14:02

Huawei to roll out 4G network in Ethiopia

Huawei Technologies has been picked by the Ethiopian state-run mobile operator Ethio Telecom to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the country's capital, Addis Ababa.

By Selipha Kihagi 2 Dec 2013 12:43

Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

Is Google's Project Link the first nail in the African telcos' coffin?

Google recently announced its first infrastructural project in Africa, called Project Link. This initiative, through the building of a fibre-optic network in Kampala (Uganda), enables internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile operators to provide faster connections to their users than ever before.

28 Nov 2013 12:04

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