Scheme to address East Africa ICT skills divide

February 26, 2015 9:34 am1 comment
East AfricaCom

NAIROBI – ORGANISERS of this year’s East AfricaCom are recruiting mentors ahead of the launch of the event’s inaugural Mentorship Programme aimed at addressing the business skills gap and quality of engagement between the region’s brightest start-up talents and the telecommunications sector’s greatest minds. The programme will be among the […]

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Tech-savvy Nigerian NGOs forcing politicians to act

February 25, 2015 7:35 am1 comment
Nigeria elections

LAGOS – AHEAD of the Nigerian presidential election, apps and phone texts are mobilising communities to tackle government neglect. The stakes are high in Nigeria’s presidential election on March 28. Ethnic tensions, Boko Haram’s violent attacks, and the “north-south divide” have spurred speculation about a post-election crisis. Citizens are watching […]

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Nigerian broadcaster selects Israeli satellite firm

February 23, 2015 2:55 pm1 comment
AMOS-5 satellite

LAGOS – A Nigerian satellite firm has selected an Israeli service provider to transmit top international premium channels to its viewers throughout the West African country. In a statement, Spacecom announced the AMOS-5 satellite at the 17°E prime orbital position has been chosen to transmit ConSat TV (Continental Satellite),  a […]

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