Technology & Science

Nigeria: Nigeria to Generate $88b Billion From Digital Economy – Minister

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Daily Trust] The financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy can add $88 billion and create over three million new jobs over the next ten years, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has said.

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Nigeria: Counterfeiters Threaten N612 Billion Yearly Revenue From ICT

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] About $2 billion revenue which yearly enters the nation’s economy from activities at Africa’s largest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre, Computer Village, Lagos, is currently under threat from counterfeiters.

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Africa: South Africa’s Brandseye Analyses Customers’ Social Media Brand Mentions Using Crowdsourced Analytics

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Digital Content Africa] In the world of digital advertising, it often seems that algorithms are king. But to analyze social media mentions about a brand and its service requires something cleverer. BrandsEye cracked it by using crowdfunded analytics. …

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Kenya: Telcos’ Subscriber Numbers Fall As Inactive Customers Are Deregistered

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[East African] Kenya has put in place new requirements that bar telecommunications companies and mobile money service providers from enhancing their value on the market by flaunting huge customer bases that include dormant customers.

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Namibia: Kids, Youngsters Invited to Coding Workshops

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[New Era] Windhoek -CodeBus’ 100-day tour across Sub-Saharan Africa has been in Namibia since Monday with five stops – in Rundu, Windhoek, Mariental, Otjiwarango and Walvis Bay – until May 6.

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Nigeria: 129,000 Digital TV Migrants Face Blackout in Jos

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Vanguard] 420,000 set top boxes distributed during the pilot switchover from analogue to digital transmission in Plateau State would experience blackout unless users pay N1,500 access fee, the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Nazi…

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South Africa: Agreement Reached After CPUT Students’ Protest Over Living Conditions

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[News24Wire] CPUT students who protested at their privately-owned residence block in Woodstock on Tuesday should see some changes to their living conditions, after an emergency meeting on Tuesday.

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South Africa: CPUT Woodstock Students Want Free Wi-Fi, Appliances

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[News24Wire] A group of Cape Peninsula University of Technology students called for a review of the accommodation contract between South Point property group and the university on Tuesday in a fiery protest over a shortage of appliances, Wi-Fi, and oth…

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Tanzania: Interactive Education Through Twitter

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Citizen] What are you planning to do this weekend? Yes, I mean what is on your to-do list this coming Saturday?

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Uganda: Take ICT Opportunities Seriously for the Benefit of Our Country – Tumwebaze

April 26, 2017 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Monitor] The Minister for ICT and National guidance, Frank TUmwebaze has cautioned youth to take ICT learning opportunities that come their way for the benefit of themselves and the country at large.

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