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It is henceforth official that the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) will not be operational in Togo up from the coming 17th June as announced. Togo does not arrange necessary digital infrastructures to abandon the analogy. "The Minister for Communication, Mrs. Kouméalo Anaté, indicated on Tuesday that Togo has already done a lot concerni ...
The Nigerian subscribers of the mobile telephony can henceforth subscribe to a health insurance directly from their telephone. The National Mobile Health Insurance Program (NMHIP) was officially launched in the country on 19th March 2015. According to Femi Thomas (photo), the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Program (NHIS ...
Developed by American and Rwandan researchers, an application on Smartphone should allow detecting the HIV and the syphilis in only 15 minutes, thanks to a sting in the finger. According to the Science Translational Medicine magazine, it is the first device capable of reproducing a blood test made in a laboratory. The application works by ...
The mobile phone operator, Airtel Ghana, announced a partnership with Facebook in order to offer Internet.org application to its customers in Ghana. Internet.org is developed by the American social network Facebook that gives free access to internet services. «Our partnership with Facebook that brings its Internet.org mobile application in G ...
The mobile phone operator, Orange Cameroon, announced on Thursday the investments for 1500 billion FCFA over the coming 10 years within the framework of the development and the operation of its network through the country. Questioned on Thursday by the national daily paper, Cameroon Tribune, its Chief Executive Officer, Elisabeth Medou Badan ...
Three months after the announcement by the Telecommunication Regulation Agency (ART), the dialing plan of Cameroon moved from 8 to 9 digits up from the first hours of Saturday, 22nd November 2014. The event was marked by a symbolic ceremony organized at the ministry of post and Telecommunications that took place in Yaoundé, the capital town ...
As Africa Top Success announced it earlier, the Ivorian government made a commitment to make of e-education, a reality in Ivory Coast. The Ivorian Minister of Education and Technical training, Kandia Kamissoko Camara, proceeded on Tuesday, 11th November 2014, to the launching of the first digital classroom of Ivory Coast. This new infrastructur ...
The last edition of New York Forum Africa held in Gabon bear fruit. According to the on-line newspaper Gabonreview.com, the mobile telephony company, Airtel Gabon and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) ratified in Paris, an agreement concerning the training of 5000 young Gabonese in the sector of ICTS ...
Gabon, as several countries of Central Africa, invests in telecommunications. For these countries, digital economy remains a determining factor for their development. During the "TransformAfrica" Summit held in Kigali (Rwanda) in 2013, the Gabonese president, Ali Bongo indicated that Gabon will participate in the project of Central African coun ...
The Information and Communication Technologies are henceforth essential in the development of any company. Banks and financial institutions of Congo, in order to adapt themselves to nowadays realities, are meeting from 09th to 11th October in Pointe-Noire around the theme "Bancarisation via ICTS". The Information and Communication Technologi ...
The density and the prosperous economy would have contributed to make of Nigeria a hub of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) in Africa. "The country made substantial progress in the sector of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) and has so become the Internet biggest market of the continent". Dr. Omobola Johnso ...
The information hits the headlines of public media in Togo. The official information web site of Togo stands at the first position in the ranking established by the Jeune Afrique Magazine. www.republicoftogo.com with its mark of 8,5 far overtake by its Senegalese, South African and Kenyan competitors (7,17). African countries have not finish ...
According to the GSM Association (GSMA), Tanzania passed in front of Kenya regarding the use of money transfer service by mobile. In terms of subscription to the service, 44 % of adults are registered in the country against 38 % in Kenya. In December 2013, the Tanzanian consumers generated a value of 99,9 million transactions by Mobile Mo ...
The Ghanaian telecommunication company, Surfline proceeded on Tuesday to the launching of the first 4G network of the country. According to the General Manager of the company, John Taylor, the first stage of the project cost more than 100 million dollars. For the moment, only the capital town Accra and the city of Tema benefit from these new se ...
The application for the 4th edition of the Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize in Africa (POESA), continues until 14th September 2014 on www.starafrica.com For reminder, every entrepreneur of more than 21 years old or any legal entity existing for less than three years, can participate free of charge in the POESA. Launched since last 22nd Ma ...
It is important to regularly consult the balance of one’s bank account in order to always arrange necessary cash flow and avoid slipping into the red.   Today, it is henceforth possible in Africa to manage on-line the most common bank transactions from a smartphone or a tablet, this, thanks to a service called "M-Banking".   ...
Mark Zuckerberg has just marked an important point in his project that aims at offering internet to the poorest. Facebook launched on 31st July 2014, Internet.org, application that will allow more half of the world to be connected to Internet.   "Giving access to internet to the two thirds of the world that are not yet connected", su ...
Kigali wants to be the Number One of the ICTS in Africa and facts are evident. The Rwandan mobile phone operator, MTN Rwanda, has just proceeded to the launching of the very first mobile cash dispenser in the world. The project came into being thanks to the collaboration between the operator and several banks of the country. The 1, 7 million sub ...
The West Africa media groups will launch in September 2014 the satellite platform of the sub-region. A bouquet of 42 channels will be free of charge accessible to households of this part of Africa. The CEO of Africable, the Malian Ismaïla Sidibé, the boss of Media Plus International, the Togolese Richard Aquereburu, with other African partne ...
The University of Djibouti operated a high level software system in order to concretize its project of supplying a higher education to students of East African countries. Financed by the ministry of the higher education, the e-campus platform of the University of Djibouti was revealed during a ceremony in which participated the President of ...
And a 3rd one for Movitel SA. The operator of telephony has just won the "the mobile innovation 2014 Prize" in the category of the "Best mobile innovation". Through this prize, the joint company founded between the Vietnamese telecommunications group, Viettel and the Mozambican company, SPINNAKER, has become the first and the only operator o ...
One of the difficulties with which companies based in Africa are confronted is the bad quality of Internet. In sub-Saharan Africa, the Internet connection speed is extremely lower. This situation affects the yield of several structures that especially work in the ICTS sector.   The mobile phone operator, Orange, in a communiqué published o ...
At 12 years old, the young Nigerian, Marvelous Chukwu was appointed winner of Picture Football for Hope Siyakhona competition. The picture of Marvelous got 4166 votes and was elected among the 24 shortlisted. The prize-winner gave a comment on his picture as following: «My picture tells the story of a very young boy that passionately loves f ...
Good news for the Rwandan, Kenyan and Ugandan consumers. Up from 1st September 2014, the communication between these three countries will be charged in local rate. This was the decision that was just taken during the 6th summit of the "North Corridor Integration". With the initiative "One-network-aera", Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda removed the t ...
Togo cuts fine figure regarding technological innovation. After the second prize of the innovation for Africa 2014 won by Logou Minsob with the Foufoumix, another Togolese in the name of Afate Kodjo Gnikou has just won prize of the technological innovation in Barcelona (Spain) with "Wafate", a 3D printer made with the recycling objects. "Wa ...
In Africa, one of the ambitions of all artists is to have their video clips shown on a Trace channel. For the fact that the televisions of the group in Africa accepted, its co-founder Olivier Laouchez intends to make of Abidjan, the relay point for the French-speaking countries of West Africa. The choice of Ivory Coast is not by chance. The ...
He was one of the main participants and presenters of New York Forum Africa that took place a few weeks ago in Libreville. JX Paulin is a French-Togolese entrepreneur who has settled down in China since about twenty years already. Being successful as entrepreneur and having acquired a robust experience, he is now trying to settle down in Africa ...
He is considered as a genius of the computing because he revolutionized the technology world through its inventions. Of Nigerian origin, Cyprian Uzoh holds more than 126 patents delivered in the United States and more than 160 worldwide in the semiconductors technology. He also co-wrote more than 35 publications. And his exploits were wor ...
In West Africa, the President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaoré is said as the most present African Head of State on social networks. In order to show his attachment to the development of the Information and of Communication Technologies (ICTS), it was introduced since 2013, the National Week of the Internet (SNI). The second edition of the event ...
The States of East Africa and their private partners proceeded on 3rd July in Kigali, to the launching of the East African Exchange (EAX), a new regional commodity market. This new tool should participate in a better sale of farm products in this part of Africa. Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan were equipped with a regional com ...
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