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April 16, 2013  »  VideoNo Comment

YouTube videos on African technology tend to revolve around business, but a few touch on social issues. Here are what we’ve stumbled across so far this month.

Mobile Insights: Software Development in Africa

The Intel Mobile Insights program brings together a variety of unique perspectives from thought leaders across industries such as security, healthcare, business, and entertainment to explain how mobility touches various parts of our lives. Featured here is Erik Hersman, Managing Director and Founder of iHub.


Telkom: Bridging the Mobile Broadband Gap

The South African operator plans to launch LTE service in April or May 2013 based on LTE TDD network overlaid on the 2G/3G network.


MTN Mobile Company

One of Africa’s largest mobile phone companies, MTN, is working on expansion plans that could see the firm spend billions of U.S. dollars on the continent.


Google in Education West Africa Summit 2014

The Google Apps for Education West Africa Summit is a two-day event taking place in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday June 8th, 2013 and January 18th-19th, 2014. The summit is focused on helping West Africans get the most out of Google Apps for Education.


ICT Economic Growth in Africa

The 11th Innovation Africa digital conference took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss the need to create accelerated sustainable national growth and development within the African telecom and information ecosystem.


WHK Minister called on improved ICT services

Namibian Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Joel Kaapanda, said Information Technology must benefit every one in the country. The Minister was speaking at the official launch of Namibia’s first cellphone service provider MTC’s annual financial report.


Digital Africa 2013 – Introduction

The forthcoming Digital Africa conference & exhibition 2013 is slated for April 23-25, 2013 at Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja.


YouthSpark Botswana

YouthSpark! Botswana is a proposal to integrate the Global Microsoft Youth Spark Initiative with existing Government of Botswana initiatives like YES!, Ministry of Education re-skilling programs, and the NIS to help assure their success.


Virgin Life in South Africa

Virgin Life visited Virgin Money, met the Virgin Mobile staff, and said “hi” to entrepreneurs at the Branson Centre.