Henry_TerriNokia, the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, has appointed a new chief of technology just weeks ahead it is expected to launch new smartphones.

Nokia has appointed Finnish Henry Tirri as Chief Technology Officer and a member of Nokia Leadership Team. He will be based in Sunnyvale, California and reports directly to President and CEO Stephen Elop.

monMTN Rwanda has about 7 million people who have no access to mobile phones. At least half of them are potential customers.

This is according to Yves Kimenyi, MTN Rwanda Senior Manager for Information Systems.

“Rwanda’s total population is about 11 million people. MTN Rwanda has about 4 million mobile subscribers, about 75% of the market share,” said Kimenyi.

rwaOnline filing and payment of taxes will become operational in Rwanda come November 2011.

The Director of Tax Payer Services at Rwanda Revenue Authority, Mr Gerard Nkusi Mukubu told the press last week that online tax payment will reduce overheads on taxpayers to file their returns and make tax payments more easily from the comfort of their offices.

womenAspiring female computer scientists in Uganda face a number of obstacles, including a society that considers the subject too difficult for them, families that fear the independence that success might confer and negativity from male student colleagues, a survey has found.

Interviews with women studying computer science at Makerere University, Uganda's premier institute of higher education, also found that families in rural areas -- where most of the population lives -- are reluctant for their daughters to study far from home, which confines their choices to non-science subjects.

ICT_busesA pioneering mobile ICT project launched in Rwanda barely two years ago is changing lives in the central African nation, now striving to become a leading ICT hub.

Rwanda has made an almost miraculous recovery from the genocide of 1994 that claimed at least 800,000 lives and left millions displaced. The World Bank is funding a fleet of special ICT buses.

facebookFacebook is driven by a single, unique goal. Its priority isn’t to gain more users (it already has 750 million of those), nor does it feel compelled to find stupid ways to increase pageviews.

Its primary goal right now isn’t to increase revenue, either — that will come later.

telecomSix companies have lost their telecommunication business licenses in Uganda after failing to launch their services within the required time.

The affected firms include; Talk Telecom, Mo Telecom, Mara Telecoms, a subsidiary of the Mara Group, Excellentcom Uganda Limited, Janu Communications Limited and Ace Networks Limited.

IBM2Over the past several years, IBM has gained valuable experience implementing cloud solutions within our clients’ environments and within IBM.

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networksNokia Siemens Networks on launched Liquid Net, a new broadband delivery , which allows an operator to set up its network to self-adapt to meet capacity and coverage requirements based on demand.

The new approach also aims to significantly improve the quality of broadband services worldwide.

cloudCloud computing basically means doing less with your computer and doing more in the cloud – on the internet. Organisations are jumping on the cloud train at a very fast rate. The cloud is moving in diverse ways, from cloud based apps like Google docs to Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like Sales Force.