Short Message Service (SMS) & The Kenyan General Elections

Kenyan authorities, in an effort to prevent violence in this year’s March general elections, are requiring politicians to submit all their election related SMS messages for screening before they are sent. The authorities are also asking mobile service operators to block any SMS messages that they deem may incite violence. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Google+ Is Now In Africa

At the beginning of this year, the search engine giant Google announced that its popular social network, Google+ is now available in 22 African countries via SMS. These countries are Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’lvoire, The DRC, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and…

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The BlackBerry & Africa

These days, nothing symbolizes “I am important” like the BlackBerry smartphone. The BlackBerry is elegant, hip and one of the most popular phones sold in the African market. The Canadian company, Research In Motion (RIM) owns the BlackBerry and has managed to carve out a niche in Africa.  Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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The Indigo Trust

The Indigo Trust is a grant making foundation based in the UK, that funds technology-driven projects to bring about social change, largely in African countries.  The Trust focuses mainly on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment. It also considers innovative projects, which utilize Information Technologies to support development outcomes in any sector including the health, education, human rights and…

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Mobile Phone Technology In Africa Gets “Smarter”

Thanks to new software developed by ForgetMeNotAfrica, owned by Lon-Zim and ForgetMeNot Software, Africans located in rural areas who own outdated mobile phones can now make their phones “smarter.” Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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