Tag: ICTS in Africa

The world post offices and telecommunications regulators are meeting on 8th and 9th June 2015 in Libreville (Gabon) within the framework of the 15th global symposium for regulators (GSR). The meeting will allow member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) passing the guidelines that are going to constitute the final report o ...
Orange has launched a call for applications for the 5th edition of Orange Prize for Social Entrepreneur in Africa. This initiative aims at encouraging start-up projects making innovation serve the acceleration of development of the African continent. The Prize rewards three projects with grants for 25 000, 15 000 and 10 000 Euros as well as ...
You are an ICTS innovative project leader, developer, designer, marketer, commercial or an enthusiast of digital technology in search of challenge, then join us now in order to create the applications of tomorrow. WoeLab thus invites you to Hack4dev Lomé, a hackathon event organized in its premises in association with CIPMEN from 15th to 16t ...
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 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 ...
It has started for the second edition of the competition for the Best teacher using and integrating ICTS in teaching. It was launched last Thursday at the high school of Mayap in the district of Noun (western region). The aforementioned competition is opened to teachers of public and private institutions of secondary schools from the ten reg ...
Started on 19th February of this year by the Ivorian government, the vast project, one citizen, one computer + internet connection is already operational. We already note the distribution of 208 equipments to 32 organizations and to the first 100 people who subscribed to the operation. Within the framework of the project, the Ivorian mini ...
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 government of Botswana wants to be at the forefront of the information and communication technologies (ICTS). And the education sector is also a part of this technological revolution that joins the Education and Training Strategic Plan (ETSSP). In fact, the authorities of the country plan the use of video conference as ICTS integratio ...
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 ...
The Tunisian capital will host the African Internet Summit from 24th May to 5th 2015. Organized annually by the African countries in partnership with the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) and the African Network Operators (AFNOG), this meeting combines a series of technical trainings, conferences, and Internet industry networking. ...
The Spanish research organization, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) published Webometrics, its last ranking regarding the universities of Africa. The production, the availability and the impact of universities on Web are considered. South Africa wins the 4 first positions in the top five of the ranking. The University o ...
The American giant, Google, announced the next establishment of its antenna in Kinshasa. The news was given by Tidjane Deme, in charge of the African French-speaking office for Google during an audience granted to him by Thomas Luhaka, deputy Prime Minister and Congolese minister of the Post offices, Telecommunications, New information and c ...
MTN Cameroon takes the lion's share in the quarterly information of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon that is just published by the Telecommunications Regulation Agency (ART). During the 2nd and the 3rd quarter, the Cameroonian subsidiary of the South African group, MTN, operating in the mobile telephony sector, is credited with 11, ...
On the cusp of its first anniversary, the N°1 business platform in Cameroon has already registered more than two million fans on its Facebook account. With a strong ambition to extend much more and to outstrip its competitors, the on-line sale site plans more striking innovations. Discovery of a deserving strategic team. Already counting ...
Launched in 2014, Ginger is the application for mobile messaging conceived by Africans and that reflects the realities of the continent the best. Having the same functionalities as Whatsapp (messaging, calls…), Ginger goes farther with emoticons 100 % African. It also has jargons peculiar to certain African countries as "tchrouuuu", "valaba" or ...
The National Post office Company of Togo remains a reference in the West-African sub-region. Far from getting discouraged by the new communication means (ICTS mainly), the SNPT shows a perfect adaptation to its new environment. New products and services were initiated and the Togolese Minister for the Post offices and the Digital Economy, Cina ...
The Year 2015 is promising for the telecommunications users in Nigeria. After the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that announced it will work twice as hard to protect the interests of the customers, it's now the turn of the government, through the ministry of information and communication technologies, to announce an improvement of the ...
"In Africa, the number of customers in the mobile telephony doubled these recent five years and will reach 69.3 % at the end of 2014. The next challenge to face is to give everybody the access to Internet. According to the estimations of the ITU, about 40 % of the world population and 33 % of the population in developing countries will be conne ...
The quantity and the quality of the African Web contents remain a challenge on the continent. In order to catch up, Abidjan is hosting from 24th to 26th November 2014, the first edition of Africa Web Festival, the annual meeting for the promoters of Web of Africa. Supported by the Ivorian ministry of communication and the one of posts and ...
In spite of its delay in the appropriation of ICTS, Africa offers an enormous growth potential for on-line traders according to "Shop the world" study realized by DHL. The habits of populations of Africa change over the years and on-line purchase operations are being entered in manners. E-commerce sites of Africa cannot compete with those of ...
Countries of East Africa want to unite their efforts to make of their region, the number 1 of ICTS in Africa. Representatives of political leaders and industrialists of this region of Africa met in Nairobi (Kenya) for the creation of a common Internet exchange platform. "East African States need a point of common Internet exchange to strengt ...
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