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Jimmy Wales seeks the development of Wikipedia in African languages

Jimmy Wales seeks the development of Wikipedia in African languages

In an interview during the month of November, Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, talked about the state of development of the participatory online encyclopedia in...
WiMax: Revolutionizing mobile phones and internet access in Africa

WiMax: Revolutionizing mobile phones and internet access in Africa

“Africa Com”, the largest communications event in Africa, was held this November in Cape Town. Among the many conferences and technical demonstrations, one in...
Intra-African dialogue expands into cyberspace

Intra-African dialogue expands into cyberspace

Many credit Obama’s ability to galvanize grass-roots support via online tools as an important factor in his primary and general election victories in 2008....
Craving more international channels

Craving more international channels

For years, only two satellite TV packages have been commercialized in Africa: DStv Multichoice for English-language channels and CanalSat Horizons for the French part....
The Internet

The Internet of Things: next big marvel?

To say the world has become one big technological hub is no news at all. If just by reaching one’s pocket for one tiny...
Djibouti: American Meteorologists modernize Djibouti Airport weather installation

Djibouti: American Meteorologists modernize Djibouti Airport weather installation

Last week, service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force in the Horn of Africa installed an antenna at the Ambouli International Airport to...
Ethiopia: Microsoft software application soon in Amharic

Ethiopia: Microsoft software application soon in Amharic

Ethiopia Information and Communication Technology Development Agency (EICTDA); the federal government arm in charge of Information and communication technology (ICT) development at the Addis...
Crash of first African satellite blamed on China

Crash of first African satellite blamed on China

Nigeria's minister of state for science and technology, Alhassan Zaku has confirmed that the country’s communications satellite NIGCOMSAT-1, has been powered down due to...
Laptops for all in Uganda

Laptops for all in Uganda

Alintuma Nsambu, the State Minister for Information and Communications Technologies, has affirmed that the newly introduced laptop ownership programme will after five years, see...
Nigeria Stock Exchange lists OMATEK computer assembly plant

Nigeria Stock Exchange lists OMATEK computer assembly plant

Nigeria's first computer assembly plant, Omatek Nigeria Limited, has joined the league of quoted companies at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), with its listing...
Better health care only a telephone click away

Better health care only a telephone click away

The small, dusty village of Mayange lies 20 kilometres from Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Its health centre has fewer than 40 beds but serves an...
From African child soldier to Father of the Internet

From African child soldier to Father of the Internet

I felt the hard, cold steel of a gun against the back of my head. I spun around and saw my assailant's finger shaking...
Morocco : Television now available on cell phones

Morocco : Television now available on cell phones

Personal mobile television (TMP), a service that enables users of cell phone to receive free of charge television programmes, has been officially launched in...
Camera that sees through clothes to revolutionize fight against terror

Camera that sees through clothes to revolutionize fight against terror

Technology has become indispensable in the battle against terror; prioritizing the need for up to date inventions to fight terrorists who resort to ingenious...