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A drive through Kenya's bustling capital of Nairobi reveals a nation in love -- with the mobile phone. Across the African continent, improvements in mobile phone technology and greater access to the internet are spurring new innovations in the tech sector. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Kenya, the East African nation leading the trend.
From VOA Learning English, we bring you news about technology in Special English. The World Bank estimates there are about 650 million mobile phone users in African countries south of the Sahara desert. That is greater than the number of users in the United States and the European Union. Samia Melhem works for the World Bank to increase information technologies in Africa. She says mobile phones are Africa's fastest-growing technology. She says more Africans have access to the Internet than to clean water or sanitation. She says mobile technology has brought about huge changes in how people live. CNN television recently named seven ways life has been revolutionized by mobile phones. They include political activism, education, entertainment, disaster management, agriculture, and health. ...
Yousef Eldin explores the impact that new developments in mobile phone technology are having on life in some of Uganda's most isolated communities
The proliferation of mobile phones has opened up new opportunities for conducting surveys in developing countries. Data about people’s lives can now be gathered much cheaper and faster. The World Bank’s Listening to Africa initiative is now collecting household data through mobile phone surveys in African countries. To learn more, visit http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/listening-to-africa Download the handbook: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/24595
President Donald Trump spent Monday morning calling two prominent leaders, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President Jacob Zuma. According to an aide of Buhari's, Trump assured the Nigerian president that the US is ready to help obtain "a new deal in helping Nigeria in terms of military weapons to combat terrorism." After his call with Buhari, President Trump called South Africa's Zuma. According to a statement from Zuma's office, "The two presidents reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries" and "discussed the need to work together on multilateral issues as well especially the quest for peace and stability on the African continent." http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/13/africa/buhari-zuma-trump-call-africa/i...
Hello Africa is the title of a documentary that illustrates cellphone culture in Africa. It shows images of contemporary Africa with focus on people's lifestyles, popular culture, habits, activities and opinions in the context of mobile technology usage. The movie portraits individuals from all society: teachers, athletes, vendors, watchmen, musicians and many more. They all have in common that they are connected and have unique stories to tell. Contrasts, strong visuals and a cool soundtrack presents this theme and, in a broader sense, aims to raise the awareness of the ICT4D movement. http://wiki.ict4d.at/Hello_Africa
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In September of 2012, with the help of the community members in the Ghanaian coastal village of Ketakro, Green World Health Net built and installed the first Boko Bed Net Systems in houses within this village. We initially built 10 household systems and lighting systems for a community center and the chiefs palace. We also taught the villagers to build solar cell phone chargers to sell to other local villages, helping them to create a cottage industry to generate income. This video shows how they built the first systems. Donors who donate $250 or more will receive one of the cell phone chargers made by the people in this video. Please consider donating to our IndieGoGo campaign to help fund this project here: http://igg.me/at/bokobednet To learn more please visit us at http://africanhea...
Perpetuum Jazzile is an XXL vocal group from Slovenia. Toto's Africa by Perpetuum Jazzile, performed live at Vokal Xtravaganzza 2008 (October 2008) - arranger Tomaž Kozlevčar. *** LOWEST RATES ON PERPETUUM JAZZILE MP3s ON http://PJvocal.com *** --- Official website: http://PJvocal.com --- PJ shop: http://www.perpetuumjazzile.si/shop/ --- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/perpetuumjazzile --- Twitter: http://twitter.com/PJazzile Thunderstorm simulation effects inspired by Kearnsey College choir (South Africa). THANK YOU!!! Perpetuum Jazzile. Vocal ecstasy.
As mobile users increase in the Country, cashless transactions have increased too. In Kenya it is now common to see a mobile transaction between a customer and service provider compared to five or six years ago. Almost every commodity or service from supermarkets, car parking services, hotels and restaurants and many more all have an option of paying through mobile phone. According to the Kenya bankers Association, an estimated 66% of Kenyans send or receive money through their mobile phones.
Chinese products have been welcomed in Africa, with mobile phone brands proving particularly popular. With a solid performance and affordable prices, Chinese-made phones have become must-have items across the continent. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
This is a clip taken from our broadcast of the 30th commemoration of the bombing of MOVE program which occurred on May 13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pa. Janine Africa calls in from prison to speak to the people. There will be an event on for MOVE on February 12, 2016 at the Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz center (located at 3940 Broadway, NYC) Ramona Africa and Pam Africa will be speaking.