Tag: Africa and new technologies

1 2 30 / 50 POSTS
While the migration from the analog television to the digital terrestrial television (DTT) is planned for next 17th June, does the country have means to proceed to this transition? Nothing is worrying but the fact is that according to the evaluation of the national agency for digital infrastructures and frequencies (Aninf), the operation is est ...
The minister for post offices and digital economy, Cina Lawson announced last Tuesday the launch of two competitions within framework of the activities marking the celebration of the world telecommunications day. These competitions aim at arousing creativity and innovation in the youth. The first competition will reward the best mobile ap ...
Mobile telephony in Ivory Coast is in full progress and in spite of the various crises experienced by the country, this sector continues growing. Tuesday, 13th May in Abidjan, the Ivorian minister of Post offices, Information and Communication Technologies, Bruno Nabagné Koné (photo) declared that "more than 8 billion FCFA are daily register ...
The Congolese company, VMK (Vou Mou Ka), specialized in the manufacturing of telephones and tablets, is going to be established in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by next October. It is what declared the founder, the tech entrepreneur, Verona Mankou, at the end of a discussion last 7th May 07th with the deputy Prime Minister in charge of ...
The e-commerce is "greatly increasing" on the African continent and could, by 10 years, constitute 10 % of retail sales of the biggest African economies, says the "Global e-commerce Logistics 2015 study. "The advent of the e-commerce revolutionizes the local logistic practices and the physical distribution networks", notes the study of which ...
The Internet services between both Congo will soon be improved. The Congo telecom company (Congo-Brazzaville) and to the Congolese Company for the post offices and telecommunications (SCPT) (Democratic Republic of Congo), signed last 28th April, a draft agreement for the optical fiber exploitation. During the signing ceremony, documents were ...
Malawi made a mattering step forwards towards the creation of a digital payment ecosystem to fight against poverty and stimulate the including growth. An event organized by the government of Malawi in cooperation with the initiatives "Better Than Cash Alliance" and "mobile Money for the poor" of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCD ...
M-changa also called E-harambee is the first mobile application 100 % "Made in Africa" which allows private individuals and companies starting and managing fund raisings in an effective and profitable way via SMS or Internet devices. The application is selected for the final stage of the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa. Wit ...
The African Clean Energy company recently proposes in Lesotho, solar cookers producing no smoke and consuming 70 % fewer fuels. The small colored cylinder sold at 80 dollars allows solving two important problems with which households of the country are confronted as domestic pollution and access to energy. In fact, these new cookers use seve ...
It is wonderful! The very first digital book was published last Friday under the title "Vraiment le Congo, une tribu" (Congo, Really a tribe), reported Africahotnews. Entirely produced and realized in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Marcel Yabili (photo) tells the story of his country in the book. Composed of 104 pages, the work i ...
In order to promote entrepreneurship in Africa, a conference on start-ups and entrepreneurial innovation will be held from 26th to 27th May 2015 in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan. The meeting is organized by MyAfricanStartUp with the support of the African Development Bank (ADB). According to Christian Kamayou (photo), "MyAfricanSt ...
Algeria is at the forefront technology and the modernization of the public administration has become true. End of hassles, endless queues in front of court premises. It is henceforth possible to the Algerians to lodge an on-line complaint. This, through a device set up since Monday by the Algerian government. Through the http://ppgn.mdn.d ...
The mobile technology actors coming from all Africa and all over the world are meeting from 21st to 23rd April 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria on the occasion of the conference called Mobile West Africa 2015. It is an initiative from Basebone, world supplier of mobile services in partnership with Mozilla, Airtel and MTN. During three days, all the ...
A new application for smartphone was launched on Wednesday in South Africa to encourage tourists to follow the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, twenty five years after his release from prison. The application allows planning visits to the major sites associated to the hero of the anti-apartheid fight of which, the Robben Island (off Cape Town) w ...
Libreville, the Gabonese capital welcomes from 8th to 11th June of this year, the 15th World Conference International Telecommunications. The announcement was made on Tuesday, 31st March in Libreville by Andrew Mugege, Manager Africa of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The event that is co-organized by the ITU in partnersh ...
The Rwandan capital, Kigali, hosted last week, the Commonwealth e-Government Forum on governance in Africa centered on the theme "Smart Governance through a Networked Government". At the end of this meeting that gathered decision-makers and ICTS experts, the latter congratulated Rwanda, a country is listed as a model in the use of ICTS and e ...
According to a study published by the strategy consulting international cabinet, BCG (Boston Consulting Group), while the Africans will use their mobiles to pay their invoices or send money to their close relations, the Mobile Banking prosperous market could reach a value of 1.5 billion dollar within 4 years. The report supports that the Afr ...
According to the daily paper, Camer24, the first 100 cardiopads will be soon available. This news would have come from Arthur Zang, designer of the tablet during the conference "Youth as solution" in Douala. Cameroon counts about thirty cardiologists for 20 Million inhabitants. The situation in rural zones is rather more worrying because the ...
New starting for DEMO Africa, the platform that connects the African start-ups to the world ecosystem, and applications for the edition 2015 are opened until next 31st May. Start-ups that would like to participate in the event can submit their application file on https://vc4africa.biz/demo-africa/. The applications will be examined by an ...
Are we moving towards the end of the internet connection cost considered too high in Dakar? All seem we are on the way with the "Dakar Digital City" project. Well, the citizens can henceforth free of charge surf the Internet with their computer or Smartphone at the independence square of the Senegalese capital town. This, thanks to the la ...
The development of Information and Communication technologies (ICTS) at the beginning of the 21st century led to the birth of the on-line or the broadcast media. In spite of the impact of the on-line organizations in the media landscape, this sector has difficulty to be regulated in several countries of Africa. After Senegal, Ivory Coast beg ...
Kigali, considered as the Silicon Valley of Africa, is not the only one on the continent to willing to offer the Internet to all its population. Dakar, the capital of Senegal, has just launched the experimental phase of the "DAKAR DIGITAL CITY" project. The initiative supported by the mobile phone operator, Tigo, allows putting the Internet ...
The Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, wants to put order in the management of the finances of his country with the digitalization of the expenses. The president reminded on 11th March during the launching of the integrated system for the population census, the importance of e-procurement. E-procurement is a module of the supplies electronic ...
A partnership between the Egyptian government and the giant MasterCard should allow equipping all the citizens of the country of the Pharaohs with smart ID cards. MasterCard announced on Tuesday in Barcelona to have negociated an agreement with the Egyptian government to provide a digital identification program connecting the Egyptian citize ...
Tamuke, Mwaluke and Kisanga, there are the names of three new robots intended to regulate road traffic at congested crossroads in the city of Kinshasa. The Robots were handed over to the authorities of DRC on Tuesday by the Congolese Women's Technology engineering association. They are an improved version added to both prototypes already ...
These recent years, we notice a boom of quality smartphones on the African continent. These phones are affordable to the consumers at much studied prices; what was not the case a decade ago. Left behind with a low penetration rate of smartphones on the continent (15 %), the African market is henceforth ready to explode, because of the improv ...
Seven African countries can henceforth benefit from Visa services via their mobile phones. This innovation is the fruit of the collaboration between Visa and Airtel. The countries concerned by this new service are Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania. Any holder of a Mobile Money account at Bharti Airtel can hence ...
During the International Day of Girls in ICTS in Senegal in May 2014, Mrs Régina Mbodj (photo), manager of the Croissance TIC Dakar (CTIC) (ICTS Growth) regretted the lack of implication of women in the ICTS sector. "All the positions of responsibility in ICTS sector are occupied by men. The latters are more favored for the access to IT tool ...
The information and communication technologies (ICTS) are in the spotlight in Burkina Faso. The ministry of the development of the digital economy and the post offices launches two competitions in the domain towards the students and the young entrepreneurs. It is about "Faso-innova-Tic" and "Imagine Cup" of Microsoft. The objective is to succ ...
When announcing a few months ago his ambitious project to equip every Togolese student with a laptop computer, few of his fellow countrymen believed it. And nevertheless on Friday, 13th February 2015, Komi Avodeh, the chairman of the Organization for the Support of the Local Development (OADèB) kept his promises by delivering computer equipment ...
1 2 30 / 50 POSTS
Skip to toolbar