tiistai 21. toukokuuta 2013

Obama skips Kenya

United States president Barack Obama will not be visiting Nigeria as recently speculated in the media. Obama and his wife Michelle will only visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania between June 26 and July 3.

Obama is the first US President that has ancestors in Africa.

keskiviikko 3. lokakuuta 2012

Uganda orders investigation of network made by Huawei

The Ugandan government has ordered a probe into the national fibre optic project currently being developed by China’s Huawei Technologies in the country.


The cost of building network into remote places like Uganda may be high as they may lack necessary infrastructure (like roads, electricity grid etc.).
According to New Vision in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni has sent a letter to Prime Minister Amama that reportedly says he had “received intelligence information that Huawei used inferior cable type G-652 instead of type G-655.”


It is not easy to operate in LDC and doing business in Africa is expensive.

lauantai 16. kesäkuuta 2012

Ethiopia outlaws Skype

The telecoms law strictly prohibits VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) which includes audio and video related social media communication, and the transfer of information packages through the fast growing global cyber networks.

Outlawing any form of communication is very bad for business and fundamentally destroys any possibilities for economic growth, which Ethiopia desperately needs.
In the last five years websites and blogs critical of the government have been frequently blocked and all Amharic language broadcasts targeting Ethiopia jammed.


sunnuntai 11. maaliskuuta 2012

Linux in Zambia

The wireless networking is done using standard Wi-Fi kit. An omni-directional high-gain antenna on top of a water tower blankets a 3km radius at the heart of Macha with network signal, while beyond that directional antennas extend the range point to point.

Linux and Ubuntu allows Zambia to be networked with low cost networks.




lauantai 5. marraskuuta 2011

Microsoft launches annual sponsorship program for entrepreneurs in Tunisia

The aim of this annual program, organized in partnership with HP Tunisia, Tunisie Télécom, El Ghazela Technological Park and the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, is to support ten startups operating in the field of developing information technology programs and solutions.

Annual program is organized by HP and Microsoft.
He added that the program aims to sponsor startups, provide the necessary support for job creation and promote digital economy, in addition to the development of new generations of applications and services at lower costs.