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COMMUNICATIONS AFRICA/AFRIQUE
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9th May 2017
 Paratus Telecom Zambia launches new ultra-compact PC Paratus Telecom Zambia launches new ultra-compact PC

Paratus Telecom Zambia has launched a silent ultra-compact PC which will revolutionalise desktop computer use in Zambia

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 The Helix Institute to lead the way on digital finance in emerging markets The Helix Institute to lead the way on digital finance in emerging markets

The Helix Institute training is designed to equip industry leaders with effective strategies and powerful tools to build, manage and grow digital financial services in their respective markets

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 Siemens join 'Make IT Alliance' to promote start-ups and technology companies across Africa Siemens join 'Make IT Alliance' to promote start-ups and technology companies across Africa

Siemens will work more closely with the African countries Uganda and Sudan in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare, as they sign a MoU on 4 May

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 Data security and privacy remain the biggest concerns about retail apps Data security and privacy remain the biggest concerns about retail apps

Research conducted states that concerns about security breaches have been revealed as the biggest fear among consumers when it comes to deciding whether to download a retail app

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 Mobile insurance tips for mobile value-added service decision makers Mobile insurance tips for mobile value-added service decision makers

Jeremy Leach, executive director and CEO of Inclusivity Solutions highlights three key points that all mobile value-added service decision makers should take into consideration when dealing with mobile insurance

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 Philips partners with the Government of Kenya and the UN to advance African healthcare Philips partners with the Government of Kenya and the UN to advance African healthcare

The leading health technology company is coming on board as the first private sector partner to establish an SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Partnership Platform in Kenya for accelerating primary healthcare transformation in support of universal health coverage

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 TECNO Mobile unveils Camon CX TECNO Mobile unveils Camon CX

Mobile phone firm, TECNO Mobile, has launched the Camon CX, a mobile handset for the African market

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 Datacloud Awards 2017 set to recognize the best in data centre and cloud inspiration, innovation and excellence Datacloud Awards 2017 set to recognize the best in data centre and cloud inspiration, innovation and excellence

In what promises to be an exceptional year for data centre and cloud industries the 10th Annual Datacloud Awards shortlist has been announced by an industry-wide panel of expert Judges

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 One Channel Namibia warns of increasing gap in security One Channel Namibia warns of increasing gap in security

Acronis partner One Channel Namibia warns that with the help of a hard-drive-encrypting virus, cyber criminals force users to choose between paying an online ransom and losing their files forever

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 Gilat Satcom to provide more satellite connectivity across DRC To Orange Gilat Satcom to provide more satellite connectivity across DRC To Orange

Gilat Satcom announced on 25 April that its long-term customer, Orange, has ordered more satellite capacity across the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet increasing demand for broadband and cellular services across all sectors in the country

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 Technicolor: how TV and film productions are streamlined with cloud computing Technicolor: how TV and film productions are streamlined with cloud computing

George Kilpatrick, vice president of product strategy with Technicolor, talks about cloud computing and how well established it is in many industries, its potential in media and entertainment is just beginning to be fulfilled

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 African developers celebrated at Facebook’s annual F8 conference African developers celebrated at Facebook's annual F8 conference

African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their local communities and the global market

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 Cable System connecting Africa and the Americas reaches a major milestone to create a new route for Internet traffic Cable System connecting Africa and the Americas reaches a major milestone to create a new route for Internet traffic

SACS is a 40 Tbps cable, 6,165 km in length, with four fibre pairs that will connect Angola to Brazil, linking Africa and the Americas

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 Jumia reveals its white paper on Nigerian Mobile Trends 2017 Jumia reveals its white paper on Nigerian Mobile Trends 2017

The study takes a look at the how the market has democratised mobile internet use, the consumer behaviors driving increased smartphone adoption and the role of mobile brands, mobile operators and m-commerce in creating a synergy of an enhanced customer experience

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 AfDB participated in the 2017 World Economic Forum AfDB participated in the 2017 World Economic Forum

The African Development Bank have participated in the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban, South Africa, which ran from 3 - 5 May

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 Syngenta and USAID invest US$1.8mn to help smallholder farmers in Zambia Syngenta and USAID invest US$1.8mn to help smallholder farmers in Zambia

Global agribusiness company, Syngenta, has partnered with the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programme implemented by Fintrac Inc, to help smallholder farmers in Zambia gain access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings, giving them the opportunity to become commercially viable vegetable farmers

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 Local content solutions for African oil and gas operators discussed at London event Local content solutions for African oil and gas operators discussed at London event

Speakers from Angola, Ghana, Mozambique and Uganda discussed strategies for meeting local content requirements at Getenergy Global 2017, with new ways of looking at corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a strong theme

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