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iroko+ Nollywood App Launches in Francophone Africa

25.February.2016 · Posted in Senza categoria, technology

iroko+ Nollywood App Launches in Francophone Africa CANAL+ GROUP and iROKO are launching the iroko+ SVOD service for French-speaking Africa. The Android app will be available across all of French Speaking Africa, bringing 1,500 hours of affordable, premium Nollywood Télénovelas content to millions of Francophone entertainment fans. ...

iroko+ Nollywood App Launches in Francophone Africa
CANAL+ GROUP and iROKO are launching the iroko+ SVOD service for French-speaking Africa.

The Android app will be available across all of French Speaking Africa, bringing 1,500 hours of affordable, premium Nollywood Télénovelas content to millions of Francophone entertainment fans.

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Village Bicycle Project had a busy year!

31.October.2011 · Posted in technology

Update of VBP so far in 2011: We have a NEW website! Check it out! 8000 bicycles shipped to Ghana (54,000 total since 1999) 1000 bicycles shipped to Sierra Leone 800 people trained in bike repair (11,000 total) New partnership established with Mike’s Bikes Foundation of California: two containers of bikes already sent to Sierra ...

Update of VBP so far in 2011:

  • We have a NEW website! Check it out!
  • 8000 bicycles shipped to Ghana (54,000 total since 1999)
  • 1000 bicycles shipped to Sierra Leone
  • 800 people trained in bike repair (11,000 total)
  • New partnership established with Mike’s Bikes Foundation of California: two containers of bikes already sent to Sierra Leone
  • Partners who shipped bikes: ARAS Foundation, Cadbury’s Bicycle Factory, Bikes for the World, Bicycles for Humanity Kelowna, Bikes Not Bombs, Bike Works, Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op, Re-Cycle, Working Bikes Cooperative
  • “Like” us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news.

M’balu Kamara is a 9th grader from Sierra Leone, who never owned a bicycle before VBP came to her town. She travels 3 miles to and from school every day.

Before having a bicycle, she had to leave her house by 6am, but now she can leave at 8am and still arrive on time. With her new bike, M’balu has more time to sleep, study, do her chores and spend time with her friends and family.

Did you know you can sponsor bikes for your holiday gift giving? We will send you a card with a story of a bike recipient like M’balu. Donate through our webpage.

Thank you so much to Bikes for Humanity Kelowna, Cyclists for Cultural Exchange and the Skees Family Foundation for supporting the work of VBP. Thank you to our many individual donors large and small. We appreciate your support!

 

Source: Email from VBP, villagebicycleproject.org

Africa Mobile Phone Boom: trigger for development?

28.August.2011 · Posted in technology

The Africa Mobile Phone Boom: A trigger for economic development? Date: Thursday 1st September, 6pm Venue: G2, SOAS Africa’s technological spirit is on a rise, particularly in the telecommunications market. Despite having amongst the lowest levels of infrastructure in the world, an increasing proportion of the population of Africa now has access to mobile phones. ...

The Africa Mobile Phone Boom: A trigger for economic development?

Date: Thursday 1st September, 6pm
Venue: G2, SOAS

Africa’s technological spirit is on a rise, particularly in the telecommunications market. Despite having amongst the lowest levels of infrastructure in the world, an increasing proportion of the population of Africa now has access to mobile phones. Individuals are becoming linked up across the continent, and access to markets and services are improving. (more…)

Ghana: French Embassy inaugurates ICT Centre

16.June.2011 · Posted in technology

Accra, June 15, GNA – The French Embassy, on Wednesday inaugurated GHC120, 000.00 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre for the Government Secretarial School in Accra. ...

Accra, June 15, GNA – The French Embassy, on Wednesday inaugurated GHC120, 000.00 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre for the Government Secretarial School in Accra. (more…)

Kenya ICT brings US data center to Africa

05.June.2011 · Posted in technology

Kenyan ICT firm brings state-of-the-art USA Data Center facilities to Africa The 11,000 square foot Colocation4Africa Data Center facility contains everything needed to ensure your mission-critical network infrastructure is functioning at the highest performance levels amidst the highest security. ...

Kenyan ICT firm brings state-of-the-art USA Data Center facilities to Africa

The 11,000 square foot Colocation4Africa Data Center facility contains everything needed to ensure your mission-critical network infrastructure is functioning at the highest performance levels amidst the highest security. (more…)

Africa passes Europe in mobile connections

09.April.2011 · Posted in technology

Africa has passed Western Europe in the number of mobile connections during the final quarter of 2010, Wireless Intelligence reported on Thursday. It comes as the telecom market on the continent continues to show marked improvement in both services and infrastructure, especially in North Africa. ...

Africa has passed Western Europe in the number of mobile connections during the final quarter of 2010, Wireless Intelligence reported on Thursday. It comes as the telecom market on the continent continues to show marked improvement in both services and infrastructure, especially in North Africa.

The new report said that African mobile connections reached 547.5 million during the final three months of 2010, up nearly 20 percent from the previous year. In comparison, Western Europe reported 523.6 million connections, or an increase of less than one percent from 2009. (more…)

New browser IE9 as seen from ITnewsAfrica.com

18.March.2010 · Posted in technology

Image via Wikipedia “How will IE9 browser look?”. This is the headline of a feature published today by ‘ITNewsAfrica.com – IT news, Telecom news and Mobile news from an African perspective’. The new Microsoft’s browser Internet Explorer 9 should support “HTML5, DOM and CSS3 standards” according to the African technology website. “So far, the IE9 ...

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“How will IE9 browser look?”. This is the headline of a feature published today by ‘ITNewsAfrica.com – IT news, Telecom news and Mobile news from an African perspective’.

The new Microsoft’s browser Internet Explorer 9 should support “HTML5, DOM and CSS3 standards” according to the African technology website.

“So far, the IE9 platform gives an insight in the new browser’s JavaScript capabilities, with no beta release in sight or the common features usually found in the browser interface”, ITnewsAfrica.com reports.

IE9 will not be available on WindowsXP operating system but only on Windows 7 and Vista.

Source: Itnewsafrica.com

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African medias: A24media.com goes mobile

15.February.2010 · Posted in technology

A24 Media, the first online delivery site for African content, has taken the next step in its evolution with increased interactivity between the users and organization becoming a reality. The company has made a successful venture into the mobile arena, launched a text-driven news site and is making forays into in-flight entertainment as part of ...

A24 Media, the first online delivery site for African content, has taken the next step in its evolution with increased interactivity between the users and organization becoming a reality. The company has made a successful venture into the mobile arena, launched a text-driven news site and is making forays into in-flight entertainment as part of its aggressive strategy for future growth.

“We have worked very hard to find avenues through which we can offer value added services to our growing customer base,” said Salim Amin, Chairman, A24 Media.

To this end A24 Media now offers readers the opportunity to catch up on the region’s latest stories, while accessing rich video content and images from Africa’s most extensive photo archives. Users will also be able to retrieve exclusive African content from top media houses and content providers on the continent, through A24 Media’s extensive network.

A24 Media has quickly developed a global reputation as the number one go-to source for high quality local content on African issues for international and local broadcasters. This positioning will continue to be solidified as the company now seeks to provide relevant content to airlines across the world, in order to augment their existing offerings.

“In addition to our growth strategy, we are also embracing and pushing the concept of citizen journalism to harvest news and other content at all levels of society. We have said from the very beginning that we want to be Africa’s Voice and that voice comes from the grass roots,” emphasised Amin.

A24 Media is Africa’s first online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters and NGO’s from around the Continent. A24 Media’s business model ensures that all contributors receive a wide and previously unknown exposure to their content, thereby generating sustainable and generous revenues from the sale of their stories on a 60:40 basis in favour of the contributor. Most importantly, the contributor will continue to OWN the copyright of the original footage.

Content generators from around Africa send their material to our main office in Nairobi where it is verified and re-edited as necessary to create a slick, marketable and branded story.

 A unique and easily navigable system has been developed to allow broadcasters to view and purchase high-quality video for broadcast on their TV Channels. This enhances their ability to continue sending high-quality content to us and to reach a global audience with their stories… An African Voice telling the African Story.