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IFC Village Phone program wins CEO Gender Award

WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, 8 March 2011, International Women's Day, Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, participated as special guest speaker at a ceremony at the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) headquarters, where the Village Phone program received the annual IFC CEO Gender Award for outstanding achievement in promoting women in business.

10 Mar 2011

UNESCO sponsors Namibia Media Awards category

WINDHOEK: The Namibian Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) held the 2010 MISA Namibia Media Awards late last week in Windhoek. The awards aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of Namibian journalists. UNESCO sponsored the Best Community Reporter category.

15 Oct 2010

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative
CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010

Namibia Tourism to launch mobi-site
Namibia Tourism to launch mobi-site

Namibia Tourism is launching a mobile website with an introduction to Namibia and all its tourist attractions. Prospective travellers to Namibia and keen mobi-site "surfers" can view the weather, attractions of the country, travelling tips and requirements to travel there.

30 Apr 2009

Mobile-XL provides Nairobi Stock Exchange access

LOS ANGELES: Mobile-XL, a mobile technology company, on Saturday, 28 March 2009, announced that it is partnering with Rich Management, Nairobi Stock Exchange Authorised Data Vendor, to provide real-time stock prices to mobile audiences. Consumers can use Mobile-XL's XLBrowser to receive stock quotes.

31 Mar 2009

Now prepaid airtime purchases cross borders

South African FNB customers registered for Cellphone Banking can now buy prepaid airtime and instantly send it to the cellphone of a friend or relative in Namibia.

7 Nov 2008

Cell One signs with TelePassport Namibia

TelePassport Namibia, an associate company of South Africa's Huge Telecom, has concluded an agreement with Namibia's newest GSM operator, Cell One. The agreement will provide Namibian corporate clients the opportunity to save up to 40% on Cell One destined traffic originating from their companies.

25 Apr 2008

African nations agree to $1 billion Indian satellite project

A critical mass of countries are signing on to a plan for India to invest $1 billion in the Pan-African e-Network satellite project, a joint initiative with the Africa Union aimed at developing the region's information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

30 Nov 2007

Nigeria launches DVB-H mobile TV

Nigeria has beaten South Africa in the roll-out of the DVB-H mobile TV... Details Nigeria, MultiChoice Africa's local business partner in Nigeria, recently launched Africa's first commercial mobile broadcast TV service in the city of Abuja.

30 Aug 2007

Covering Africa's elections and promoting press freedom by phone

Mobile phones have revolutionised communication in Africa - even during elections.

30 Jul 2007

VoIP goes mobile
VoIP goes mobile

Cape Town-based telecommunications company, Yeigo, is one of the first companies worldwide to have developed mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), enabling it to offer cheaper and even free mobile calls.

4 Jun 2007

MOTO-empowering Ugandan women
MOTO-empowering Ugandan women

Motorola's MOTOPOWER initiative provides a solar solution to recharge mobile use in Uganda, while offering women the chance to run their own businesses.

16 May 2007

SA bank goes mobile in Namibia

First National Bank (FNB) has boosted its position on the continent with the launch of its cell phone banking offering in Namibia, heralding a new era in that country's electronic banking system.

24 Apr 2007