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Egypt to track ICT enabled online services with UNCTAD

Egypt, Costa Rica, India and Thailand are set to test a new method for collecting statistics that would provide governments with key data on trade in services, an UNCTAD official said on Wednesday. Trade in services, worth $4.8 trillion in 2015, nearly doubled over the past decade as new information and communications technologies made it […]


How Al Taqnyah is automating Sudan Judiciary

Al Taqnyah Business Solutions is an application developer and system integrator, primarily working in specific market segments including public sector, government, judiciary and justice. Within Al Taqnyah, there are four business divisions including enterprise solutions, process consultancy, professional services, and networking infrastructure. “Our specialisation is enterprise solutions,” says Mahdi Alami Hamdan, Al Taqnyah’s Technical Manager. […]


UN and Malawi identify drone air corridor for essential supplies

In cooperation with the Government of Malawi, the United Nations Children’s Fund will establish an air corridor and use unmanned aircraft systems known as drones, for humanitarian purposes, the agency announced. “Malawi has over the past years faced serious droughts and flooding,” stated Malawi’s Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango. “The launch of […]


Cisco invests $10 million in Egypt based Algebra Ventures

The announcement marks another key milestone in Cisco’s commitment to contributing to economic development in Egypt. Since opening Cisco offices in Egypt in 1999, it has hired almost 80 employees and focused on building knowledge and skills through a network of close to 300 local partners. In turn, partners have hired thousands of professionals in […]


Tanzania’s Health Insurance datacentre procures Siemon cabling solutions

With a population of almost 52 million people, Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa but still one of the poorest in the world. However, there has been growth in the national economy and the government has pledged to improve the level of healthcare across the nation. Launched in 2001, the National Health Insurance […]


Digital transformation in Africa’s Maghreb

As we move from the information era to the digital era, the network continues to grow in relevance. It connects all things digital and is the lifeblood of digital business. If the network foundation crumbles, the business will be crippled. Digital transformation, the connection of people, businesses and things through technology has become very critical […]


Cameroon Taxi to use Ctrack vehicle tracking from Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless, a global provider of solutions for the Internet of Things including SaaS, announced it has signed a partnership with Cameroon National Taxi to provide Ctrack vehicle tracking and driver behavior monitoring to the taxi industry in the Republic of Cameroon. Taxis are the primary mode of transportation across the African continent. In Cameroon […]


GE Transportation to build digital solution for South African Transnet

South Africa’s state-owned freight and logistics giant Transnet has partnered with global digital industrial vendor, GE Transportation, to create a digital solution that will seamlessly connect shippers and transport operators, enabling an efficient movement of goods. Transnet is the custodian of South Africa’s rail, ports and pipeline networks. The company operates eight commercial ports across […]


SAP and UNHCR complete Refugee Code Week following Africa Code Week

SAP, UNHCR, and partners from public, private sector and non-governmental organisations, launched SAP Refugee Code Week, an initiative that aims to train 10,000 youth refugees and nationals in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. First announced at the recent World Humanitarian Summit, the initiative supports the United Nations New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which […]


Egyptian ICT companies close $2 million deals at Gitex 2016

The Information Technology Industry Development Agency ITIDA, the executive IT arm of Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, concluded its successful participation in Gitex Technology Week. Its presence in the annual ICT event enabled Egyptian technology firms participating under its umbrella to seal investment and expect business deals worth $2.1 million. The new contracts […]


Bloemfontein opts for smart lighting from Echelon and MAT

Echelon, a control networking company for industrial Internet of Things, announced the deployment of its smart streetlight system by the city of Bloemfontein, one of South Africa’s largest cities. Installed by Echelon’s partner MAT, a system supplier and Internet of Things solution provider, the solution integrates Echelon’s SmartServer, PL Smart Transceivers and control router, with […]


Rwandan Government and Ericsson partner for Smart Rwanda initiative

The Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT previously announced a partnership with Ericsson to design a roadmap and deploy solutions and services required to create a fully functioning knowledge-based society. The Smart Rwanda Initiative is geared towards connecting, innovating and transforming Rwanda into a knowledge economy thereby driving Rwanda’s global competitiveness and job creation. The […]


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