allAfrica - ICT

All Africa, All the Time.
  1. [VOA] French President Emmanuel Macron says his country will invest $76 million in African startups, saying innovation on the continent is key to meeting challenges ranging from climate change to terrorism. He spoke Thursday at a technology fair in Paris showcasing African talent this year.
  2. [New Times] President Paul Kagame ended his two-day working visit to Paris yesterday by attending the Viva Tech Summit, a technology summit which opened in France Thursday, bringing together top global tech firms and startups from across the world.
  3. [The Conversation Africa] Social media platforms are providing Africans with an opportunity to counter negative stereotypes by giving them representational agency.
  4. [CAJ News] Johannesburg -HIGHLIGHTING the gap in comprehension of technology between urban areas and townships, there is a contrasting response by parents to the online application system the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has established to secure schooling places for children in 2019.
  5. [CAJ News] Johannesburg -ZA Central Registry (ZACR), the administrator of the South African domain name (.za), has welcomed the European Union's (EU's) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), that are effective immediately, and the country's upcoming Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act.
  6. [CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE availability for registration of domain names within the recently-launched dotAfrica (.africa) geographic Top Level Domain (gTLD) is helping enable a new, transparent Africa powered by information.
  7. [Zimbabwe Independent] Telecel and Empowerment Corporation (EC) shareholder Gerald Mlotshwa has called for the reconvening of last year's inconclusive extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to adopt the resignation of EC chairman James Makamba, as the fight over Telecel shareholding escalates.
  8. [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -After two months of public outcry and back and forth negotiations, telecom firms have finally resumed selling sim cards as Uganda's communications regulator struggles to help security agencies curb mobile phone-assisted crimes.
  9. [Nation] Kenya is a key user of ICT products with the economic survey indicating that the local intermediate consumption is at Sh235.7 billion yearly. The country, the survey indicates, imports Sh66.89 billion worth of consumer electronics including televisions, radios, laptops and other related accessories.
  10. [Nation] Technology Firm Google has unveiled a Sh200 million grant for non-profit and social-based enterprises using technology to improve lives.