Technology & Science

Africa: African Tech Startups Raised Funding in Excess of U.S.$129 Million in 2016

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[CIO] African tech startups raised funding in excess of US$129 million in 2016, with the number of startups securing funding up by 16.8 per cent compared to the previous year.

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Nigeria: Varsity Challenges Youths On Technology Advancement

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] As Nigeria hopes to revive the economy through the non-oil sector, especially through the Information and Communications Technology (ICT), students and youths have been challenged to take up skills in technology.

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Ethiopia: Striving Towards ICT Hub

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Ethiopian Herald] Adequate budgeting and efficient administration takes ICT development a long way. For developing countries such as Ethiopia which has its telecommunication service under state monopoly striving to create a universal coverage has been…

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Mauritius: E-Governance – Regional Academy in Mauritius to Further Digital Culture

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Government of Mauritius] A National Consultation meeting on the creation of a Regional e-Governance Academy in Mauritius, which will help advance the digital culture across communities and within the region, was held yesterday at the Voilà Hôtel, in Bagatelle.

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Nigeria: ‘Nigeria’s Domain Name – .ng Is an Economic Value Asset’

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] Reverend Sunday Folayan is the President, Executive Board of Directors, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA); Chairman, Africa Network Information Centre (AfriNIC), the IP Address Registry for Africa; and a member of the Board at…

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Africa: UN Women and Partners Seek Ways to Close Gender Data Gaps

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[UN News] With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever United Nations World Data Forum today explored ways to close t…

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South Africa: Teen Who Gained Infamy for Cyber Bully Rant Goes Viral – Again

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[News24Wire] An explicit video showing a teenager who gained infamy on social media in 2016 for cyber bullying another girl went viral on Tuesday.

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Cameroon: Social Media – Citizens Urged To Be More Responsible

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Cameroon Tribune] In her communiqué, Libom Li Likeng Minette reminds users of the different mobile telephone lines (Camtel, MTN, Orange, Nextell) of the message some of them have received signed by Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MINPOSTEL) which reads: “Dear subscriber, publishing as well as spreading false news, including on the social media, are punishable by the Penal Code and the law”. This message is part of a campaign launched by MINPOSTEL under the patronage of the Head of State to sensitise the pop

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Kenya: Safaricom Unveils Fibre Internet for SMEs in Machakos

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Capital FM] Machakos -Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Machakos can now enjoy fast, reliable and affordable connectivity after Safaricom officially unveiled its high-speed internet dubbed Fibre for Business in the Eastern town.

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Rwanda: Broadband and ICT a Pathway Out of Poverty – Kagame

January 18, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that universal access to fast and affordable internet is one of the few pathways out of poverty into prosperity in this century.

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