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Hon. Theo Nicol speaks at Innovation Africa Digital Summit

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Hon. Theo Nicol, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications as leader of Sierra Leone’s delegation to the Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2013 on 20th March, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, presented the following speech. The confab was jointly organized by Extensia, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of […]

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IAD Summit: Analysys Mason and industry stakeholders gather to accelerate national broadband agendas in Africa

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LONDON, UK, 14 March 2013 – The acceleration of national broadband agendas in Africa and their alignment with national imperatives are key issues at this year’s Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit in Ethiopia, 19-21 March 2013. David Eurin, Partner and Head of Analysys Mason’s Africa operations, will be chairing the “Operator Strategies, Supporting National Growth” […]

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Africa’s Information Highway: The African Development Bank Launches Open Data Platforms for 20 African Countries

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TUNIS, Tunisia, March 14, 2013/ – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms (www.afdb.org/statistics) for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Open Data […]

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GSMA World Mobile Congress, Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu markets Sierra Leone’s emerging boadband infrastructure

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Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Alhaji Alpha B.S Kanu on Wednesday 27th February, 2013 informed mobile industry professionals, operators and regulators from across the globe that the electromagnetic spectrum being a scarce natural resource has the potential to increase a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in much the same way as other […]

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President Koroma commissions fibre optic cable

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Freetown Feb. (SLENA)- Vice President Alhaji Chief Sam Sumana yesterday joined President Earnest Bai Koroma at the official launch of the fibre optic cable at the Atlantic Bar and Restaurant,  Beach Road, Lumley. Addressing audience at the ceremony, the special adviser to the president Hon. Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo said the government policy which resulted […]

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Launching Africa’s Information Highway

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The African Development Bank Embarks on an Ambitious Program to Revolutionize Data Management and Dissemination in Africa TUNIS, Tunisia, February 18, 2013/ – The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) has launched an ambitious program to significantly improve data management and dissemination in Africa. The ultimate goal of the program is to facilitate wider public access […]

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Mobile data revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase twice as fast as mobile voice revenue in 2012–2017

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14 February 2013 – Telecoms markets in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will be increasingly driven by mobile data during the next five years, because growth in the number of mobile subscribers will slow and voice revenue growth will decline as markets mature and the impact of regulatory and competitive shifts hit voice pricing. According to Analysys […]

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Microsoft engages youth to drive sustainable African economic growth

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JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, February 14, 2013/ – Unemployment remains rife on the African continent. With almost 200 million people aged between 15 and 24 in Africa today, the youth community represents more than 60 per cent of the continent’s total population and accounts for 45 per cent of its growing labour force. However, the imbalance between […]

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Texting your way to health

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A message telling you when and how to take your diabetes medication.  Or a voice mail reminding you of your next mammogram.  That’s what two UN agencies are hoping to do with mobile technology to save lives, reduce illness and disability and bring down healthcare costs. Increased access to communications technologies has given rise to […]

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‘Ernest’s Prosperity’ with Tamba’s Innovative Computing

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In January, 2012, in a typically Sierra Leonean Satan-stamping-Jesus-lifting speaking-in-tongues fiery interdenominational Christian service at the Miatta Conference Center in Freetown,  to end the week long Presidential-declared  Fasting and Prayer Week, the theme of the key sermon from the handsome three-piece-clad intense–brow Archbishop Archibald Cole of the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone was… Generational Mentality! […]

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Microsoft Introduces the 4Afrika Initiative to Help Improve the Continent’s Global Competitiveness

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REDMOND, WA, February 5, 2013/- Microsoft Corporation (http://www.microsoft.com) today introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative (http://microsoft4afrika.com/english), a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. By 2016, the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative plans to help place tens of millions of smart devices in the hands of African […]

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K-NET Launches New Ultrafast Unlimited Broadband Internet Services Anywhere Across Sub-Saharan Africa

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ACCRA, Ghana, February 1, 2013/ – K-NET (http://www.knetgh.com), a leading African telecommunications company offering triple-play voice, data and video services across sub-Saharan Africa, is pleased to announce the launch a new range of broadband Internet service packages which offer businesses and consumers unrivalled levels of performance and value for money. These services are available anywhere […]

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12 Watts Solar Power Computer now available in Sierra Leone

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Thin Client Benefits, Fat Client Performance The new T1 is everything you want in a thin client: small, fanless, solid state, affordable, and power consumption below 12 Watts. But with a Dual Core 1.9GHz CPU, 4GB RAM and high-speed SSDs, it’s fast enough to run as a standalone PC. Reliability of No Moving Parts We […]

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Solar2Africa400 Portable System now available for sale in Sierra Leone

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The Solar2Africa400™ package has been designed in the UK specifically for developing countries.  We have produced a simple to use box that will provide mains electricity of >1100W/h per day. Using the built in 12VDC socket, USB port and 230V output inverter our customers are able to charge phones, power lights and small appliances such […]

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Airtel Completes Largest Network Transformation in African Telecoms History

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NAIROBI, Kenya, November 19, 2012/ – Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) (http://www.airtel.com), a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today said that it has undertaken an end-to-end network transformation program across its mobile operations in 16 African countries. The program, which is the largest of its kind on the African […]

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