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Sierra Leone’s first Comprehensive Smartphone app launched

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Houston Texas USA: April 20, 2014: – Songhai Technologies Inc, a tech startup company based in Texas USA last week released Sierra Leone’s first comprehensive Smartphone App to serve Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad. The App unlike other types of locality apps that are mostly one dimensional in nature, provides a touch and go […]

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Workshop on “ Women and Girls in ICT” 27-28 March, 2014, Magburaka

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Welcome remarks by Mrs. Ebun Yankson (in photo), Manager Consumer-Industrial Affairs-NATCOM at the Workshop on “ Women and Girls in ICT”  27-28  March, 2014, Magburaka Mr. Chairman, Honourable Paramount Chief, tribal authorities, Chairman and Councilors of the Magburaka District Council, Members of the Fourth Estate, distinguished ladies and gentlemen; I bring you greetings from the […]

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Alpha Kanu introduces “computeracy” among commonwealth countries

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Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Communications, Honourable  Alhaji Alpha Kanu (in photo) has informed colleague Ministers of Information and Communications Technology  at the inaugural Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum held at Marlborough House, London, to introduce “computeracy” in the national education programmes and policies  if ICTs are to be used effectively. Contributing to the debate […]

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The rise & rise of Faith & Melqosh Mission

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Renowned Sierra Leonean international award-winner and humanitarian ambassador Faith Okrafor-Smart, has added another feather to her cap following the establishment of an IT Academy for the people she loves most – the Amputees of Sierra Leone.  (Photo: Faith Okrafor-Smart) The move will go down history record books as the first Sierra Leonean to ever establish […]

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Another Mobile Network?

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Information reaching this press has revealed that the Government of Sierra Leone has secured a private mobile network for Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDA’s). The idea behind the purchase of the said equipment, according to information, is to ease the workload on the ministries and secondly to cut down the cost of communication on the […]

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African tablets rival iPads

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Tablets, which are light mobile computers, are currently in vogue. Because they are handy and easy to use, tablets are especially popular with students, businesspeople and professionals. Apple’s iPads lead the way in the tablet market in North America and Europe, but not in Africa. Tech industry analysts say that most Africans cannot afford the up […]

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On ICT Index of the ‘Information Society’, Africa lags behind

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If you live in Africa and feel that your access to that speedy Internet is costing you a fortune, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has news for you: yes indeed, you are paying a hefty price. A report recently published by the ITU confirms that the continent is the world’s most expensive place for access […]

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African Innovation Summit focus on the African Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation

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Addis Ababa, 11th February 2014 – Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga African Union Commissioner for Human Resources Science and Technology presented the African strategy on Science, Technology and innovation, at the Africa Innovation Summit (AIS), held in Cape Verde Island, on the 4th of February 2014.  The main objectives of the Summit were to explore and […]

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Africell Sierra Leone Crosses The 2 Million Active Subscribers

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, February 4, 2014/ – Africell Holding (http://www.africell.com) announces that Africell Sierra Leone crossed the two million mark with over 2,250,000 active subscribers. The Group is expecting to end 2014 with over 11 million in total active subscriber base. Africell Sierra Leone is positioned as an incontestable market leader with 65% market share […]

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Heirs Holdings invests in Planet Labs revolutionary satellite technology

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The pan-African proprietary investment company has announced its investment in US start-up Planet Labs’ innovative satellite manufacturing technology LAGOS, Nigeria, January 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Heirs Holdings (http://www.heirsholdings.com), the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has announced its investment in US start-up Planet Labs’ innovative satellite manufacturing technology. Heirs […]

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Reaching for new heights – ICT takes agriculture to a new level in Zimbabwe

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Charles Dhewa loved to write about agriculture, especially soil and crops. In early 2000 he decided to turn his words into action by becoming a cattle and horticulture farmer in Zimbabwe. He bought a small farm in Marondera, a town about an hour’s drive from the capital, Harare. His experience as a farmer enriched his […]

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Telem Center for the African Child offers free radio workshop

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Now in its third year, the free radio workshop will commence during the City’s public school Midwinter break from Monday February 17 to Friday February 21, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York.  Free Metro cards, will be provided to registered students for transportation to and from the workshop.  The application deadline is January 24, 2014. The […]

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Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plan Delegation Arrives in Freetown

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In a bid to finalize the concept of the Sierra Leone Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plan, the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) through the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authority in the Ministry of Energy started a two day seminar to establish an Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plan for Sierra Leone.  The three man delegation from […]

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Sierra WiFi CEO clears the air

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Past Friday 10th January, 2014 Sierra WiFi Chief Executive, Anthony Melhem disclosed to a cross section of media practitioners at the company’s headquarters at Wilkinson Road that Sierra WiFi is legally registered with the telecommunications regulatory body, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) as an Internet Service Provider (ISP).  (Photo: Sierra WiFi CEO, Anthony Melhem) Anthony […]

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Sierra WiFi internet officially launched in Sierra Leone

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Information and Communications Minister, Hon. Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Kanu on Thursday 12th December, 2013 officially launched the Sierra WiFi internet services at the company’s headquarters on Wilkinson Road in Freetown. Hon. Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Kanu said that Information Communications Technology (ICT) is a core part in the development of any country, but especially in Africa. […]

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