Emeka Aginam

Ghana’s quest for effective and sustainable connectivity solutions for its rural community may have started yielding the expected results when stakeholders including the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Ghana’s Ministry of Communications, the National Communications Authority (NCA), the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), among others gathered in Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo region recently to discuss how best to expand ICT communication in under-served regions of the country.

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Kezio-Musoke David

KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwanda’s mobile telecom market grew 20.9 percent in the second quarter and the government is considering licensing a fourth operator, the sector’s regulator said recently.

Mobile subscription improved to 3,293,891 users at the end of June, from 2,722,236 in March, Rwanda Utility and Regulatory Agency (RURA) said, representing a third of the population. Rwanda is targeting 6 million subscribers by 2012.

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Kennedy Senelwa

Nairobi — Biofuels have the potential to foster Kenya’s energy self sufficiency.

With production being undertaken in a sustainable and equitable manner to support rural development, the move could also reduce deforestation.

According to the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya has to zone areas of growing high yield feed stocks (plants) to produce biofuels as a green energy source to substitute fossil fuels.

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