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Eutelsat and Facebook Choose Hughes JUPITER System For Africa Broadband Initiative

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Eutelsat Communications and Facebook have selected Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) to supply its JUPITER System as the technology platform for satellite broadband services that both companies are preparing to launch in Sub-Saharan Africa. (more…)

Ebola Survivors Across West Africa Share Life-Saving Tips Via Mobile App

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CONAKRY, Guinea, January 5, 2015/ #ISurvivedEbola (http://www.isurvivedebola.org), the groundbreaking West African multimedia campaign, has launched a new, interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with each other, share public health advice, and update the world on the challenges they still face during their post-recovery lives. (more…)

Vantage’s Fund II commits $30 million to Surfline Communications, the first 4G LTE data network in Ghana

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ACCRA, Ghana, November 4, 2014/ Vantage Mezzanine (http://www.vantagecapital.co.za), Africa’s leading mezzanine debt provider, today announced it had concluded a transaction with Surfline Communications to provide $30 million (R330 million) of expansion capital to the company together with a fund co-investor. (more…)

Oracle Launches Capacity-Building Programme to Close IT Skills Gap in Africa

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Oracle Corporation (http://www.oracle.com) today announced an initiative designed to enrich and increase the skills capacity of IT practitioners in Africa. The four-pronged program was devised as a response to the rapid adoption of new technologies by governments and businesses in Africa, exacerbating the shortage of suitably skilled practitioners to use the systems to best advantage. (more…)