CTO extends rural ICT developmental agenda to Southern Sudan

As part of its mandate to ensure that no community is left out in the international campaign to provide universal access to information and communication technologies and services

Namibian ICT developments

A new structural expansion of Namibia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) will be effected to strengthen government’s capacity to promote information and communication technology in the country.

Seacom connects Ethiopia

Seacom, the privately funded and over three-quarter African-owned submarine fibre optic cable system, has been awarded an agreement to supply Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC)

African governments focus on ICTs

On 23 March in Maputo, African leaders in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) development joined some 130 stakeholders at the 4th annual e-Governance Africa Forum...

Connectivity workshop in Sierra Leone

The Commonwealth African Rural Connectivity Initiative (COMARCI) recently held a two-day workshop in Sierra Leone as a way of furthering the connection of unconnected rural communities in Africa.

CTO joins forces with IT magazine

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has joined forces with Africa’s ICT Magazine, IT & Telecom Digest, to organise the 2nd Annual West African ICT Congress 2010 (WAFICT 2010).

India’s mobile operator Bharti in new African deal

The market for mobile phones in developed countries is saturated. So it makes sense for big mobile operators to look for growth elsewhere.

Animated Muppets for Sesame Street

For the first time, a 3D animated series is part of the Sesame Street television programme. The programme’s 40th anniversary season debuted today, including computer-generated (CG) segments delivered by SpeakeasyFX and made with Autodesk Softimage

Lake Victoria fishermen get cell phones for “help’

Up to 5,000 people die each year on Lake Victoria as a result of piracy, drowning and other accidents. Now the 200,000 fishermen who earn their living on Lake Victoria can now use cell phones to call for help free-of-charge should they run into trouble on the 69,000 km² body of water...

Mobile broadband opportunity in Africa

Africa's lack of fixed-line phone networks has created a huge opportunity for mobile operators to step in and fill the gap for broadband services in a market that could be worth US$6bn by 2011, according to a Business Day report.
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