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Mobile money aid for humanitarian disasters

Ericsson has committed to developing the Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organisations and affected populations within Africa, as well as globally.

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(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, a host of global service providers and content distribution companies at the annual global gathering of telecommunications companies, in Chicago.

26 May 2016

Tigo management and local government officials at the launch of Tigo 4G in Mwanza City, Tanzania, earlier this year
Tigo deploys 4G LTE technology in Tanzania

Tanzania's digital lifestyle telecom operator, Tigo, will this year be investing over US$ 75 million on the network expansion and quality improvement by scaling up its 4G and 3G sites, fibre network as well as increasing the number of customer service outlets countrywide.

26 May 2016

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Is print media dead?

Yet again, another casualty has been recorded on the global media scene. Independent Newspapers in the United Kingdom is about going all digital, thereby burying its print edition forever.

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

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Kenyan taxi app Maramoja adds luxury vehicles

Kenyan network-based taxi app Maramoja has added luxury vehicles to its suite of options as it looks to remain competitive in the country's busy taxi-hailing market.

By Tom Jackson 25 May 2016

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Need for open source skills in Africa

With many businesses transitioning from legacy systems to ones built on open source (OS) software, there is a need for skilled employees that can unlock the value this approach offers.

By Matthew Lee 25 May 2016