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September 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Uganda Scholarships for MSc Management & Information Systems by Distance Learning with Manchester University

The University of Manchester is providing two fully-funded scholarships as part of its Uganda Equity & Merit programme, to study its MSc Management and Information Systems by distance learning, starting in January 2011.

Applications are now being accepted, and the deadline for completion is Friday 17 December 2010. Full details at:… Continue

Added by Richard Heeks on September 28, 2010 at 1:47am — No Comments


Kenya’s leading telecoms operator Safaricom has today launched a massive promotion for all its subscribers that will see them bag prizes worth Sh150 million.

Dubbed Masonko na Safaricom, it is the biggest consumer promotion ever executed in the history of marketing in Kenya. Its launch has been planned to coincide with Safaricom’s forthcoming 10th anniversary celebrations, which will be marked next month.

Commenting on the landmark promotion, Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph said… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on September 27, 2010 at 3:52pm — No Comments

United Nations lauds MTN for its contribution in the fight against malaria

The United Nations has lauded MTN for the role it has played in the fight against malaria in Africa by being one of the first African private sector representatives to contribute to the Global Fund’s malaria projects.

MTN’s contribution in the fight against malaria was acknowledged at the Champions of Global Health event hosted at the United Nations by the Global Fund this week.

As part of its sponsorship of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, MTN joined forces with… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on September 23, 2010 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Bharti Airtel and IBM Join Forces to Transform Emerging African Mobile Communications Market and Fuel Economic Development Across the Continent

In a move that will accelerate the transformation of African mobile communications and positively impact the speed of economic development across the African continent, Bharti Airtel Limited and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the selection of IBM to manage the computing technology and services that power Bharti Airtel's mobile communications network spanning 16 African countries. An agreement is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter.

Under a completed agreement, IBM will… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on September 17, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Rich v. Poor Country ICT Statistics and Charts Online

Worldwide mobile, Internet and broadband data for 1998-2009 is now available online at:

Based on ITU data, this provides a compiled and cleaned-up spreadsheet of data; charts comparing technology penetration levels in countries grouped by income; 'digital gap' charts comparing richest vs. poorest countries; and 'digital lag' data showing how many years behind the… Continue

Added by Richard Heeks on September 17, 2010 at 12:07am — No Comments

MTN Zakhele offer proves popular

There has been an overwhelming response to the MTN Zakhele public offer, which opened to the Black public on 30 August 2010.

From day one of the offer, 30 August 2010, transaction volumes have been unprecedented, with some investors lodging their applications within hours of the public offer going live.

Transaction volumes recorded during the first week of the offer show huge interest in the MTN Zakhele share scheme, with almost 100% of individual and group (businesses)… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on September 9, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Wishing you & your family Eid Mubarak - Happy Eid-ul-Fitr

Greetings! Muslim brothers & sisters! May the choicest blessings of Allah fill your life with peace, prosperity, happiness and good health. Happy Eid ul-Fitr!

Added by Abdul Mannan Barbhuiya on September 9, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

Edexcel and IIHT forge strategic alliance

Bangalore, September 8, 2010: Edexcel, a Pearson company – the United Kingdom’s

largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications, and Indian Institute

of Hardware and Technology (IIHT), Asia’s leading technology training organisation in IMS,

today announced a strategic partnership that would pave way to revolutionize hardware

training globally. The partnership… Continue

Added by Sandeep on September 8, 2010 at 11:51am — No Comments

IIHT team in lagos. High end IT Training - Franchise opportunity from IIHT Ltd

Our vice president Mr. Murali Mohan is in Lagos, Nigeria and would like to meet you to discuss on the partnership.

He is available on the following numbers:

Eko Hotel, Victoria Islands


Tele: +234 1 2624600 up to 2624619

Mobile: 08161168013

IIHT is India’s prominent IT education and Infrastructure Management Services Training and Consulting Organization. Its dynamic workforce… Continue

Added by Sandeep on September 2, 2010 at 8:57am — No Comments

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