Thursday, 8 August 2013
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Francisco Grau
ICT

 The use of ICT as a tool for economic growth and poverty reduction is a multi-dimension challenge, including socio-economic, political, institutional and technical aspects. Its contribution to economic competitiveness and growth is one of its most expected and obvious outcomes.

 
ICT is attracting considerable share of investments, producing jobs, and increasing Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It is also an important source of tax revenue. The increased economic role of ICT in Africa will signal declining dependence on commodity exports and prices. It will also signal a strengthened role of knowledge and skills in job-creation, entrepreneurship and economic growth.
Thursday, 8 August 2013
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Francisco Grau
ICT

 The Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MoICI) of the Republic of The Gambia and the Institute for Information Industry (III) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about information, communication and technology (ICT) development between the two.

 
Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the MoICI along MDI Road in Kanifing, Taiwanese Ambassador Samuel Chen said the MoU, which will take effect immediately, is intended to reflect the present understanding between The Gambia and Taiwan and also promote the future cooperation about the ICT industry between the two countries.
 
Thursday, 8 August 2013
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ICT

 VENTURES AFRICA – The Gambian Vice President, Dr Isatou Njie Saidy, has commissioned the country’s first ever Information, Communication Technology (ICT) Assembly Plant Complex at Serekunda near the capital Banjul over the weekend.

 
The factory complex has two Training Centers, an ultra-modern product Showroom, a two-line state-of-the art Production Plant capable of assembling 500 mobile phones and 200 computer laptops daily, and after-sales and repair facilities. The factory is an investment by ICT assembling company Rlg Communications Limited. Rlg Communications is a Ghanaian computer assembling company owned by businessman Roland Agambire. Rlg also produces the ‘UHURU’ brand of laptops.
 
 
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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Country: The Gambia
Sector:
Entrepreneurs and Startups
Date: July 2013

Executive Summary:
July has been a month full of interesting episodes that clearly underline the importance of investing in The Gambia. Therefore, it is worth mentioning some of the most relevant news that should attract any possible entrepreneur. To do so, we have divided this analysis into five main parts: education, business competitions, women entrepreneurs, technology and just to finish up, a brief summary of the main reasons to invest in The Gambia.
 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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Francisco Grau
ICT

Washington, D.C. – The Global Youth Innovative Network (GYIN) and Columbia University Business School (CBS), well-known for educating the world’s finest business leaders, have launched the first-ever GYIN-CBS InVentEd® Online Innovation, Venture Creation, Education program which aims to identify and equip young African entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and tools they need to start their business and take it to the next level. This pilot program, which begins July 29th, will start with 20 participants from Burundi, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Uganda.

 
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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ICT

President Yahya Jammeh has said his government noted with grave concern that the internet is being used as “platform for nefarious and satanic activities”.

“Consequently, government will work with relevant partners on effective cyber security strategies to ensure cyber sanity and security,” Jammeh said on the eve of his July 22 Coup Anniversary, 19 years on.
On Sunday, the Gambian leader said his Government prides itself on the successes registered in building a modern and efficient communication infrastructure – citing the operation of several GSM mobile companies in the Gambia – ranked high in Africa in terms of telephone per capita.
Also, he cited significant investment in broadband internet through the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable project which connects the Gambia to the global information superhighway, as a means of enhancing communication.
“The internet now stands out as a unique source of vast information where people can learn about everything ranging from their religion as well as engage in our scholastic endeavour,” Jammeh said.