Friday, October 31, 2014
Econet Wireless which used to operate in Nigeria has been instructed by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa to work towards curbing Ebola in the countries in which it operates. Report from Ventures Africa...
Econet Founder’s Plan To Fight EbolaStrive Masiyiwa, the founder of pan-African telecommunications group Econet Wireless, has instructed the company to carry out programmes to curb Ebola in all the countries it operates across Africa.“Every Econet Wireless operation was directed by our founder Strive Masiyiwa to set up an Ebola Response Task Force to work with the authorities in the countries in which Econet operates,” said Econet official Douglas Mboweni.
“To fight Ebola, you have to go to the source, but you also have to prepare for potential outbreak in other countries. We, as a group, are involved in both efforts,” he said.
This current Ebola outbreak is the most widespread in history, killing close to 5,000 people and infecting over 9,000. The assistant director-general of the WHO warned in mid-October that there could be as many as 10,000 new EVD cases per week by December 2014.
A new analysis on Ebola released by scientists this week finds that the greatest impact on dealing with the disease would come from insuring safe burials for victims. The need for safe burials has been known from the beginning of the epidemic last spring, when people who attended the funeral of a faith healer in Guinea became infected.
The report says bodies should not be washed or handled in any way, something that has been a common practice in much of West Africa.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Following the death of Zambian President, Michael Sata, his Vice President, Guy Scott is set to be confirmed as Acting President to run the country for 90 days within which elections would be held for a new President.
This would make Scott the first white president in Africa since FW de Klerk, stepped down as South Africa's President in 1994.
|Michael Sata a.k.a. King Cobra|
Michael Sata, Zambia's president, dead at 77The people of Zambia are in mourning following the death of their president in London...
Zambian leader Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who was finally elected president in 2011, died after an illness, the Zambian government said Wednesday. The Cabinet held a meeting to discuss a political transition, which would include elections within 90 days in the southern African nation.
Sata died shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday at London's King Edward VII hospital, where he was being treated, Cabinet secretary Roland Msiska said in a statement.
Sata's wife, Christine Kaseba, and his son, Mulenga Sata, were at the 77-year-old president's side when he died, Msiska said. Mulenga Sata is the mayor of the Zambian capital, Lusaka.
"I urge all of you to remain calm, united and peaceful during this very difficult period," Msiska said in an appeal to Zambians.
The Cabinet discussed plans for a political handover, a Zambian official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. Article 38 of the Zambian constitution requires that presidential elections be held within 90 days of the president's death.
Defense Minister Edgar Lungu was appointed acting president when Sata traveled to London earlier this month. The vice president is Guy Scott, a white Zambian whose appointment in 2011 caused a stir in Zambia. Scott previously held the post of agriculture minister, and has also worked in Zambia's finance ministry.
Rumors that Sata was deathly ill had gripped Zambia since the leader largely dropped out of public view months ago, and opposition groups had questioned whether Sata was fit to lead a country of 15 million people that has enjoyed robust economic growth but suffers widespread poverty.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
|Wiko Highway Smartphone|
Wiko Mobile is a French phone manufacturer, it recently launched 10 mobile phones in Nigeria and its flagship, Highway has good reviews. Next up are its specifications...
Wiko Highway Specs
|Release Date:||February, 2014|
|Dimensions:||70 x 144 x 7.7 millimetres|
|Mass:||154 grams (battery included)|
|Embedded Operating System:|| Google Android 4.2.2
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|CPU Clock:||2000 MHz|
|CPU:|| MediaTek MT6592
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Memory, Storage capacity
|RAM capacity:||2 GiB|
|ROM capacity:||14.9 GiB|
|Display Technology:||color IPS TFT , 16777216 scales|
|Display Diagonal:||5 "|
|Display Resolution:||1080 x 1920|
|Cellular Networks:||GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900 (B8), UMTS1900 (B2), UMTS2100 (B1)|
|Cellular Data Links:||GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+|
|Call Alert:||64 -chord melody|
Secondary Cellular Phone
|Dual Cellular Network Operation:||Dual standby|
|Secondary Cellular Networks:||GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900|
|Secondary Cellular Data Links:||GPRS, EDGE|
|Positioning Device:||Multi-touch screen|
|Primary Keyboard:||Not supported|
|Directional Pad:||Not supported|
|Scroll Wheel:||Not supported|
|Expansion Slots:||Not supported|
|USB:|| USB 2.0 host/client, 480Mbit/s
|Wireless LAN:||802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n|
|Infrared Gate:||Not supported|
|Analog Radio Receiver:||FM radio (87.5-108MHz) with RDS|
|Digital Media Broadcast Tuner:||Not supported|
|Built-in GPS module:||Supported|
|Complementary GPS Services:||Assisted GPS, QuickGPS, Geotagging|
Built-in Digital Camera
|Primary Camera:||15.9 MP|
|Optical Zoom:||4 x|
|Built-in Flash:||mobile light (LED)|
|Secondary Camera:||8 MP|
|Battery Capacity:||2350 mAh|
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Donald Trump is known for his outspoken nature. I did not know he was so engrossed in the trail of Oscar Pistorius for killing Reeva Steenkamp