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Cryptocurrencies: Mingle for Mutual Benefits

3 Aug

No one knows it all when it comes to cryptocurrencies and, to a larger extent, digital technology as a field to be explored. Hence, it is always a good idea to mingle with others to share in and learn from their discourses. Otherwise, it could have been easier to muzzle others’ initiatives and new ideas wouldn’t have flowed freely. Continue reading

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Online retailers pushing for e-commerce growth in West Africa

4 Nov

As Internet usage surges, an increasing number of online retailers in West Africa are springing up, giving mobile phone users a variety of options to buy and sell new and used items. Emerging markets like West Africa, where online shopping is still in its infancy, offer the highest growth potential for the e-commerce industry, according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express sub-Sahara Africa, in a report released last week. Continue reading

Mobile technology offers option to combat fake drugs in West Africa

3 Nov

Cholera, malaria and the rapidly expanding threat of Ebola have hit African countries with a related health-care problem: the scourge of fake drugs. An increasing number of West Africans, however, now have the option to use mobile applications to identify counterfeit medications, thanks to collaboration between national drug regulatory bodies and telecom and pharmaceutical companies. Continue reading

90% of world’s population now covered by a mobile network -ITU

23 Jun

The number of fixed telephone lines worldwide continues to drop – but the drop has been massively more than compensated for by the growth in mobile. • There were around 57 million fewer fixed telephone lines at the end of 2009 than there were at the end of 2006. • There were 1.9 billion net additional mobile cellular subscriptions globally between the end of 2006 and 2009. Continue reading

Sierra Leone To Liberalize Int’l Gateway

9 Jun

According to the Minister of Information and Communication, Sierra Leone’s international mobile gateway, which has been monopolized for many years to strengthen the national carrier Sierratel with a regular income stream that would revive its operations, will soon be liberalized.

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25,000 internet users in Sierra Leone?

14 Mar

Shocked? Please don’t be. That was the figure Sierra Leone’s information and communications minister gave out last week. The average number of internet users in Sierra Leone is 25,000, Alhaji I. B. Kargbo said. Continue reading

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