SGI Dubai 2019 could further propel the African digital signage industry

SGI Dubai to be held at iconic Dubai World Trade Centre from January 13th to 15th 2019 at the halls 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2018/ -- With the advancement in display technologies, the evolution of LCD, LED, OLED, and super AMOLED, Africa’s digital signage industry is set to grow leaps...

Google takes African startups under its wings

Silicon Valley giant Google is expanding its regional mentorship programme for top early-stage technology startups in Africa, with the aim of helping them become commercially viable. The Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme started off with six countries at its launch eight months ago — Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. Beneficiary firms received $10,000 each equity-free cash grants, and have...

Broadband boosts least developed nations’ economies

(CAJ News) – HIGH-speed internet plays a valuable role in helping least developed countries (LDCs) overcome vulnerabilities, grow economies and enhance people’s livelihoods. This is according to the United Nations (UN) Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s Working Group on Broadband for the Most Vulnerable Countries. The report released at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States, focuses on Cambodia, Rwanda,...

Rwanda emerging as a key tech and investment hub in Africa

As South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria dominate the African tech ecosystem, Rwanda is slowly, yet assuredly, emerging as a key tech and investment hub with its ease of doing business. Partech Ventures’ 2017 report revealed that South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria accounted for 76% of total funding in 2017 and...

Rwanda MPs adopt cyber Crime law

Previously; while addressing to the MPs for the legal basis of draft law adoption Minister of Information Technology and Communications Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa said, “Increasing use of the Internet and other digital technologies increases our vulnerability to cyber threats, increasing dependence on cyberspace has brought new risks. criminals are increasingly using cyber space to gain access to   personal...

DEAL 2019 in Dubai to unleash robots, drones, virtual reality concepts aimed at African markets

Newgame changers to bring further engaging and immersive experience in African Family Entertainment Centers (FEC)s and indoor theme parksADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 13, 2019/ -- The entertainment concepts are evolving and have taken a completely new avatar with the growing popularity of virtual reality gaming concepts. Furthermore, drones and robots have also entered...

Telecom actors gather in Kigali to discuss Africa’s digital revolution

Kigali, July 17, 2018 – Over one thousand CEOs and senior executives from leading mobile companies and players across the digital ecosystem are gathering in Kigali to discuss Digital Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa. The three-day event dubbed Mobile 360 Series – Africa discusses issues such as how the digital future will socially and economically impact communities and industries; how the...

South Korea ready to partner with Africa on technology

"A win-win proposition" - Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development BankSEOUL, Republic of Korea, February 7, 2019/ -- In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB.org), Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa, officials said in Seoul today.Speaking at a meeting on potential technology partnerships between Korea and Africa, representatives of Busan...

Top Tips for Online Learners

  Posted 11 Apr 2018, by Jenny Sakr One of the great things about learning online is that you’re able to make your study schedule fit around your lifestyle, not the other way around! But how? While studying online is incredibly convenient, it also comes with its own set of challenges. Online learning has a different set of requirements and can demand...

OneWeb raises USD 3.4 bn to build global communications by 2021

OneWeb, a global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone, everywhere, announces it has secured its largest fundraising round to date with the successful raise of $1.25 billion in new capital. This brings the total funds raised to $3.4 billion. This round was led by SoftBank Group Corp., Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and...

Fibre connecting Africa to America is a game changer

Having an undersea cable system connecting Africa directly to the Americas is a game changer, Angola Cables CEO António Nunes has told MyBroadband. The company launched a cable linking North and South America called MONET, along with the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) which connects Brazil to Angola. Several cables connect from Angola to...

RURA clarifies new simcard regulations

On Thursday last week mobile phone users received a text message from  Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority (RURA) notifying them on changes in sim-card ownership regulations. According to the utilities regulator, beginning January 31, 2018, nationals and foreigners will be allowed a maximum of three sim-cards on each network bringing the maximum one can hold...

STEM careers can help unlock solutions for social and economic challenges in Africa

In Africa, less than 2% of students, under 18, finish school with vital Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills NAIROBI, Kenya, February 26, 2019/ -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies and careers are becoming increasingly important in order to prepare students to develop innovative solutions to solve challenges in diverse sectors. General...

SIM Boxing – A threat that telecommunication companies and government should jointly fight

In 2016, it was estimated that telecom companies in Uganda on annual basis were losing about $60m due to illegal redirection of international calls trafficKAMPALA, Uganda, March 25, 2019/ -- By Derrick Sebbaale - Independent ICT ConsultantIn 2016, it was estimated that telecom companies in Uganda on annual basis were losing about $60m due to illegal redirection...

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