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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On the road to lead the Software Development revolution in Africa. LAMTECH is fueling the growth of Application Development and Sustainable ICT Solutions which drives some of the most powerful Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Educational Institutions, NGOs and companies like; Public Sector Reform Unit, Open Government Initiative, Environmental Protection Agency, Human Rights Commission of Sierra […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Theo Nicol and a high power delegation have returned home, after successfully participating at the 12th ECOWAS Telecom/ICT Ministerial Meeting Preceded by Experts’ Meeting at the Kairaba Beach Hotel in Banjul The Gambia. The main purpose of the meeting was to consider the report of the meeting of […]
Lu Jiuping starts working at 4 a.m. every day, but the retired 50-year-old businessman has never made a cent from his current occupation. He starts his day by reading several financial websites, picking out valuable bits of business or IT news. Not satisfied to digest the information alone, he posts these news items in “Tearoom […]
Ericsson in partnership with Airtel, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), and the Ministry of Information and Communications, Tuesday, hosted an ICT workshop for 60 industry stakeholders including service providers, government officials, regulators and the media in Sierra Leone at the Shangri La, Lumley Beach in Freetown. In his comments, Mr. Jonathan Kahn of Ericsson Kenya […]
A “Solar Powered Open Education Library in a Box” is a complete plug and play, ICT system that includes an Aleutia custom manufactured ultra low-power server, low power Wi-Fi Access Point, 3G Wireless Router, Ubuntu Server, Linux Apache MYSQL and PHP (LAMP) Server, Adaptable and offline Web and Mobile Library Application, Portable Solar System, Portable and rechargeable LED Projector, and 50 tablets. Its considered in a box simply because everything is included in one package that’s ready to deploy.
In a tiny sweltering tin-roofed shack inside one of Mogadishu’s bullet-riddled neighbourhoods, two brothers, Ali Hassan and Mustafa Yare, sit hunched over one of eight humming desktop computers. Together they show Nasteexo Cadey, a young veiled student at Mogadishu University, how to set up her Facebook account, browse YouTube videos and check her e-mail. Business […]
We want to put thousands of open education materials available on the internet and those developed by trained local teachers in Sierra Leone base on their curriculum in the hands of students and teachers mainly in communities/districts/towns/villages/chiefdoms were textbooks, electricity, internet, computers, science labs are libraries are not reliable or existing. The Problem Many students […]
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