June 11th, 2013
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April 1st, 2013
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afrographique:

An overview of the latest user numbers in the largest Facebook markets across Africa.

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February 18th, 2013
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November 7th, 2012
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November 4th, 2012
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October 13th, 2012
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(via Google’s African affair: An internet giant puts its money where its mouth is | memeburn)

But when an African consumer upgrades, or buys a tablet, they are more than likely going to choose an Android device. This is according to IDG Connect, whose research paper “Tablets 2020” says that African tablet owners demonstrated the lowest percentage of iPads (46%) and the joint highest number of Android owners (49% – tied with Asia).

October 13th, 2012
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October 10th, 2012
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WinSenga to save lives in Africa

In Uganda, where complications during pregnancy happen often, a device that can quickly check for problems during pregnancy could save lives. Three sophomores at Makerere University in Uganda invented a device, called WinSenga, that connects to a smartphone to perform ultrasounds on pregnant women.

The device consists of a funnel-like horn — similar to the pinard horns used by midwives in the area to listen to fetal sounds — that’s connected via a wire to a smartphone. When pressed on the stomach, the funnel will pick up fetal sounds and then transmit them to the phone, which displays information about the baby’s condition. An application on the phone also records and analyzes the sounds to determine information about the pregnancy and its progression, like the baby’s age and heart rate.

*WinSenga won at the 2012 Microsoft East and Southern Africa Imagine Cup competition.

Comment: Smartphones and everything that comes with it, truly have the potential to revolutionize the African way of life. Empowerment to the people.

(Source: news.discovery.com)

October 8th, 2012
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Spotlight on Africa - Mobile Statistics & Facts 2012 (by praekeltfoundation)

August 31st, 2012
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Spotlight on Africa - Mobile Statistics & Facts 2012 (by praekeltfoundation)