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smartphone.01FreeConferenceCall.com, an independent provider of collaborative communications solutions, has launched free conference calling in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Users in these markets can access free Audio Conferencing as well as features such as Audio Recording and Mobile Applications.

Friday, 31 July 2015 05:59

How Nigeria Beat Polio

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Computer-generated model of a poliovirus. Calysta Images ;Getty Images/Tetra images RFA quarter-century campaign brings the world tantalizingly close to eradicating a disease

It’s easy not to notice a negative. A house burns down on your block and it’s all you can talk about. But a house doesn’t burn down? Where’s the news?

Still, absence can be the stuff of headlines, and that fact has rarely been truer than it is in Nigeria today

RosatomLAGOS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nigeria has selected two sites for the construction of its planned nuclear power plants, as Africa's biggest economy tries to end decades of electricity blackouts that have blighted its growth.

Russia's state-owned Rosatom, which has been in talks with Nigeria over the nuclear plants, on Friday confirmed two sites had been selected in Africa's most populous nation and said they would have a total of four reactors.

SA Kids who won awards at Intel ISEF 2015Three teenagers from South Africa have claimed grand awards at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

ISEF is an annual science fair where 1,700 young scientists from 75 nations showcase the innovations that saw them win national science fairs in their home countries.

Workers on a Solar Energy ProjectIndependent Power Producers (IPPs) have welcomed the announcement on Thursday by South Africa's Department of Energy that it would expanding opportunities for private sector to contribute to the production of power in the country.

Samsung Galaxy S6South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.

AIDS cure still possibleIn a landmark judgement, 16 years after the federal government officially banned the use of the HIV vaccines discovered by Dr. Jeremiah Abalaka, a Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, has declared the ban illegal and inconsequential.

Monday, 29 September 2014 10:14

Move over DSTV. Here comes NODE!

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Node ConsoleAltech is launching the Altech Node as a new South African video-on-demand (VOD) service. South African consumers and TV viewers will be able to buy the console, using MultiChoice's existing DStv dish alignment, from today at R3 499.

Altech promises 700 hours of entertainment on the Node, a portion of the content which will cycle and be replaced by new movies and other library TV series monthly.

Ghost in_MachineLeading IT security vendor, Phoenix Distribution has opened an office in Nigeria to meet the growing demand for technology and information security products given the high rate of cybercrime in Africa’s most populous nation and biggest economy.

Phoenix Distribution CEO, Simon Campbell-Young said the plan to open an office in Nigeria is in line with the company’s growing customer base in Africa which has allowed it to “pinpoint gaps in the region and respond accordingly.”

“Phoenix required a stronger presence in Nigeria to provide the necessary support to our partners and customers in the region, and to better help them achieve their goals,” he said.

MTN-79centsSpending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

MTN announced on Monday that it had dropped its voice call rate to 79c per minute in a direct shot at Cell C which has long advertised its 99c per minute call rate.

The move should be seen in the context of an increasingly competitive South African mobile market and public relations nightmare.

Regulator Icasa or the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa announced recently that MTRs in SA would be reduced to allow for more competition in the country.

cell-phonesEricsson has announced Team SOP (Nigeria) and Team WorkMode (South Africa) are among the semi-finalists of the company and student categories respectively of the Ericsson Application Awards (EAA) 2014.

TeIn all, teams from 65 countries participated in the award that will see the winning teams in each category receive EUR25,000 (US$34,000).

In a statement, Ericsson said Team SOP developed an application that allows users to receive push notifications on availability and analytics on electricity in their area.

“This is a first for Africa and will harness the power of big data to make people’s lives easier,” it said.