Mobile Technology: Bridging the African Digital Divide

Mobile Technology: Bridging the African Digital Divide

Handicapped by economic constraints, millions of unprivileged people in the developing world continue to be deprived of sufficient access to communication technology, creating strata of information haves and haves-not that widens the digital divide and knowledge gap in today’s tech-centered world. 

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Mobile Revolution Revitalizes Africa’s Workforce

Mobile Revolution Revitalizes Africa’s Workforce

Africa’s mobile revolution continues to spur innovations and fuel economies, uplifting employment and exposing developing countries to a new realm of economic opportunities.

As the world celebrates this year’s Worker’s Day to commemorate trade unions and labour movements, the mobile industry in Africa is expanding to fulfill the continent’s growing needs for mobile solutions and create more opportunities for its workforce.

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Earth Hour 2015 Countdown Begins: Connecting People to Protect the Planet

Earth Hour 2015 Countdown Begins: Connecting People to Protect the Planet

Harnessing collective human power to alter climate change, millions of people all over the world will turn off the lights for 60+ minutes on March 28 at 8:30 p.m. as part of Earth Hour  an annual event that aims at raising environmental awareness, achieving an impact and changing policy.   

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Mapping Africa’s Mood: A Twitter Sentiment Analysis of the Continent

Mapping Africa’s Mood: A Twitter Sentiment Analysis of the Continent

Pessimism, frustration and suffering paint a gloomy image of Africa, depicting the mood of the continent’s more than 1 billion population. TA telecom’s Data Scientist Mahmoud Abdrabo conducted a sentiment analysis of 1.5 million tweets over a 20-day period in 50 countries, finding the African mood on Twitter mostly negative.

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Big Data Offers Solutions to Africa’s Looming Water Crisis

Big Data Offers Solutions to Africa’s Looming Water Crisis

Carrying heavy containers for miles to deliver water to their families, Sub-Saharan African women and girls spend an estimated 40 billion hours annually collecting water.   
“Around 748 million people today still do not have access to an improved source of drinking water,” says the UN World Water Development 
Report released on March 20, two days ahead of World Water Day. The report also forecasts a 40 percent global water deficit by 2030.

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Mobile Apps Lift Health Mindfulness

Mobile Apps Lift Health Mindfulness

With weight-related complications claiming the lives of around 3.4 million adults annually, demand is rising for thousands of mobile applications used daily to track calories, activity levels and vital health signs such as heartrate and blood pressure.

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Innovative African Women Lead the Tech Terrain

More African women are taking the lead in the tech space, building meaningful innovations that impact the world around them while bridging the gender gap in a field that has been long dominated by men. TA telecom compiled a list of women tech pioneers that are changing the tech ecosystem on the continent:

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TA Telecom ranks on EMEA’s fastest growing 500 companies

TA Telecom ranks on EMEA’s fastest growing 500 companies

One of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), TA Telecom ranked 299 of 500 on the Deloitte 2014 Technology Fast 500 for achieving a revenue growth of 560 percent over the past five years.

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