Africa urged to embrace ICTs to curb violence


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN governments have been urged to make the most of modern information and communications technology to fight rampant violence. Michael Pittelkow, General Manager Public Services, SAP Africa, regards fighting this scourge more effective on less cost as one of the main challenges for the continent. “Technology can enable governments to respond quicker and more effectively ...

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Online scammers impersonate Defence spokesman


ABUJA – THE Nigerian Defence has alerted members of the public to several social network accounts scammers have opened using the name of Spokesman, Major General Chris Olukolade. It is reported the fraudsters Olukolade is ready to assist people with recruitment into the army, at a fee. “These Facebook accounts are scams which should be disregarded and not patronized by ...

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Microsoft launches new Lumias in SA

Microsoft Lumia 640

JOHANNESBURG – MICROSOFT has announced the introduction of three new Lumia smartphones in South Africa. The Microsoft Lumia 640, 640XL and 430 Dual SIM have been unveiled in Johannesburg under the productivity centric umbrella #AchieveMore. “People are looking for a phone which brings them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play, without breaking the bank. “The Lumia 640 ...

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Envoy donates biometric machine to police

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LAGOS – POLICE have welcomed the donation of a data-capturing machine by Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Odimegwu Ojukwu. The donation has been described as a milestone by the current management of the Nigeria Police, under the leadership of Inspector General Solomon Arase, in its quest to reposition the Police for optimal service delivery. Arase, maintained that the donation of ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda’s first ICT publication takes off

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI RWANDA’S first Information Communication Technology (ICT) online news publication has taken off. ItNewsRwanda, the new online publication is set to be officially launched in July, with the country’s President, His Excellence Paul Kagame, and Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, expected to commission it. An official from ItNews Rwanda, said preparations are at an advanced ...

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