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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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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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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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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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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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Sierra WiFi to be launched soon

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Sierra WiFi, an internationally-known Information Technology (IT) Company with headquarters at Wilkinson Road, Freetown, will on Thursday this week officially launch its operations in the country. Ishmael Bull, Sierra WiFi’s Communication Director stated that Sierra WiFi is an established subsidiary of a widely-known parent company in Canada and revealed that the company seeks to bring […]

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African insurers must address looming technology challenge

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Lack of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure is holding the African insurance market back LAGOS, Nigeria, November 25, 2013/ – The African Insurance Organisation has long warned that lack of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure is holding the African insurance market back. The additional challenge of getting legacy systems to provide improved risk […]

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Free WiFi for Salone to be launched

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With the landing of the Fiber Optic and the advancement of the Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) in the country, Sierra WiFi will be launching its Free WiFi services in Sierra Leone to complement the efforts of government. Addressing a cross section of the media at his 125 Wilkinson Road Office, Freetown, Sierra WiFi Chief […]

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“It´s going to be Africa´S Turn Now”: ICT4Ag looks to the future

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Increased use of information and communication technologies could soon boost growth in agriculture and lead to poverty reduction in many countries around the world, according to experts attending the ICT4Ag international conference, which was held this week in Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr. Agnes Matilda Kalibata, told the conference, which […]

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Information and Communication Technologies set to transform Smallholder Farming

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Smallholder farming, which is the backbone of many African economies, is set to be transformed by a combination of investment and increasing access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly mobile phones. The claim was made today (Tuesday) by Michael Hailu, Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) at ICT4Ag, a […]

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African Business Professionals massively migrating towards Mobile Devices

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ACCRA, 28 October 2013. The African business community is adopting the use of mobile devices very rapidly. This is the main conclusion drawn from the survey conducted by the Africa Business Panel. 1776 African business professionals did participate in the survey. The survey demonstrates that only 67 percent of Africa business professionals are using a […]

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Kisii University Receives Dr. Jasmine Renner, Fulbright Specialists Scholar Award

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Dr. Jasmine Renner (in photo),  a born native of Sierra Leone, Barrister and Solicitor and tenured Associate Professor at East Tennessee State University in the United States, was awarded a Fulbright Specialists Scholar Award and was assigned to Kisii University, Kenya during the week of August 17th – September, 27th, 2013, according to the United […]

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Ghana’s Bright Simons Appointed to Microsoft Africa Board

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Oct. 9, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday unveiled the 4Afrika Advisory Council, an external board of advisers tasked with guiding strategic investments undertaken by the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative across the continent and ensuring 4Afrika is closely aligned to broad African development goals. His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa, former president of the […]

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