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eSchools Africa Initiative set to cross the milestone for providing IT Infrastructure and Internet Connectivity to schools in Africa.

eSchools Africa Initiative is a scheme run by eSchools Africa LLC to enhance computer penetration and ICT for education in schools in Africa. The scheme currently operates in two countries in Africa. A pilot scheme of 15 schools in Busekelo district council at Mbeya region in southern Tanzania is now ready for Launch. This will see the scheme replicated across the rest of country, while in Nigeria agreements are concluded with 4 state Governments to connect over 3000 schools in Nigeria within the next 12 months. A statement issued by…

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I love Uber more than anything, CEO Travis Kalanick says as he quits

San Francisco — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company, which upended the taxi industry and transport regulations globally with Kalanick at the helm. “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors’ request to step aside so that Uber can go back to…

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Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

NEW YORK, United States of America, June 21, 2017/ — Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally. In a rapidly changing world, mobility has become a core component of multinational organizations’ global talent strategy. To support the growing number of international assignees working in an increased number…

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Green airports of the future

Few places in the world – namely the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, Yorkshire in England and a pinch of other locations globally in the then British Empire – share this accolade. For the state of Kerala, its tourism department could have picked this slogan to match the beautiful, picturesque and perfectly laid out landscape. Located in the city of Kochi, the state hosts Cochin International Airport, which is the world’s first fully solar-powered airport. It’s development, dubbed aviation’s first venture owned by the public, under a public-private partnership was funded by…

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Continent-wide digital skills development initiative aims to train half a million young Africans in one week

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, – The 2017 edition of Africa Code Week officially kicked off yesterday in Flic-En-Flac, Mauritius. Now in its third year, Africa Code Week aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a key focus on female skills development and training. Started in 2015 by SAP Corporate Social Responsibility EMEA and several public and private sector partners, the initiative has a long-term goal of empowering more than 200 000 teachers and positively impacting the lives of 5 million children and youth within the next 10 years. In…

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Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 June 2017, – In the wake of Africa month it’s easy to be proud of all that we are achieving as a continent. According to the African Development Bank, Africa is the continent with the world’s second fastest growing economy. There’s little doubt that our vibrant continent is making great strides towards a bright future, with our economy expected to grow by 3.4% in 2017 and 4.3% in 2018, according to research in the African Outlook Report. Children are being left behind But the 110 million children…

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New chairperson for telecoms companies – AIM

The shareholders of Mozambique’s two publicly owned telecommunications companies, TDM (which runs the network of fixed lines), and the mobile telephony company MCel, met on Thursday and elected Mohamed Reafique Jusob as chairperson of the board of directors of both companies. The shareholders also confirmed the principle of merging the two companies into one, in line with government policy towards the telecommunications sector. Rafique was Deputy Minister of Industry Trade and Tourism between 1994 and 2000. From 2000 to 2010 he was the general director of the government’s Investment Promotion…

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Kaspersky Lab Introduces New Partner Program in Africa to Drive Business Growth for Managed Security Services Providers

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has launched a new partner program in Africa, aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio. The program helps MSPs to address the growing demand for IT security services and enables them to attract new customers in the SMB markets, while satisfying existing customers looking to outsource all IT functions, including security, to a trusted third-party. Riaan Badenhorst, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab Africa says: “Kaspersky Lab’s MSP Program was created specifically to meet the…

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Digital Economy to Create over 3m Jobs, as Nigeria, Others Discuss Road Map in Geneva

It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy could add US$88 billion and create over 3 million new jobs over the next 10 years GENEVA, Switzerland, April 25, 2017/ — It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy could add US$88 billion and create over 3 million new jobs over the next 10 years. This comes as Ministers from developing countries namely Nigeria, Mexico, Kenya, Argentina, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica and Pakistan under the auspices of Friends of E-Commerce for Development (FED) resolved…

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FAMOCO announces its partnership with Orange Cameroon to improve the efficiency of their distribution network

FAMOCO, the leader in secure professional Android devices, announces a major commercial partnership with Orange Cameroon. A strategic choice by Orange to increase the efficiency of its distribution network (reduce fraud, theft and loss of data) and to meet compliance needs. Orange is using FAMOCO’s technology to accelerate the digitization of distribution in Africa by equipping agents in the field. The technology helps to better identify buyers, increase agent efficiency and address the problems of data theft and loss. “Consumers in Africa do not have physical stores to purchase phones…

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