Category archives for: Broadband

Sudan joins infamous countries ordering internet shutdowns

Zimbabwe internet unblocked

from RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE Sudanese military government is the latest beleaguered administration to cut off internet access during times of political sensitivity and crisis. Disruptions to access have escalated over the past week and the country is now almost entirely cut off from the internet, after forces violently […]

SA’s Maqetuka honoured for pioneering AI adoption

Pat Maqetuka, Nedbank

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African technology executive, Pat Maqetuka, has received global recognition among women leaders and pioneers of artificial intelligence (AI) for business. She is the only African in the list of 40 women announced by IBM. The list recognises and celebrates women across a variety of industries and geographies […]

Boost to digital literacy in Kenya primary schools

Digital learning in remotest parts of Kenya

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – PUPILS from disadvantaged and remote areas are to gain equitable access to digital learning in Kenya. This follows the piloting of the Accessible Digital Textbook by Nokia and United Nations Children’s’ Fund (UNICEF). The launch of the partnership is to boost digital literacy in primary […]

Foreign concepts derail Africa’s journey to smart cities

Johannesburg's Nelson Mandela Bridge

by MTHULISI SIBANDA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN governments and the private sector must adopt relevant, homegrown solutions as well as keep abreast with modern technology trends in the quest to build smart cities. Urban planning expert, Geci Karuri-Sebina (PHD), bemoaned prevailing trends whereby stakeholders in the continent pinched strategies which were relevant to cities abroad […]

Experts propose adoption of African-made technologies

Huawei headquarters, Shenzhen, China

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) believes locals should embrace African-made mobile technologies as a long-term solution to the restrictions slapped on Huawei by the United States (US) government. Huawei, the leading smartphone maker is caught in the middle of America’s trade war with China, where it […]

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