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Developers in Middle East and Africa to compete for $20,000 in Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge

Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge

Facebook just launched the Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge, a contest to recognize and reward developers who are able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. From today, 15th February 2016, Facebook will accept applications for its Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge until 28th April, 2017. Over 20,000 USD cash prizes are expected to be won by s developers across the Middle East and Africa region who will be successful in creating innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The contest is designed in three categories: Gaming and Entertainment; Productivity and Utility; and Social Good. Applicants (Developers) in teams (maximum of three) are invited from the Middle East and Africa region to create bots in these categories.

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GSMA Establishes Office In Nairobi To Support Burgeoning African Telecoms Market

Mobile Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa Increase 20 Per Cent to 500 Million in 2013 and Are Expected to Increase by an Additional 50 Per Cent by 2018

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AFRICA ATTRACTIVENESS: CONTINENT’S SHARE OF GLOBAL FDI INCREASES

Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown over the past five years highlighting the growing interest from foreign investors, according to Ernst & Young’s third Africa Attractiveness Survey , released yesterday.

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Africa Attractiveness Survey: Africa’s Share of Global FDI Increases Over the Last Five Years

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/

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MITSUMI wins IT Distribution Company of the year award at BoICT Awards Nigeria

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ICANN To Open Istanbul Hub, Covering Africa

Infrastructure, growing technology sector, proximity to Africa, Middle-East and Europe make Istanbul ideal location

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MTN Uganda successfully launches 4G LTE Network in Uganda making it the first in East Africa

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Innovation Prize for Africa Announces 2013 Finalists

Experts from across Africa develop market-oriented solutions to address sanitation, malaria, energy and other challenges while driving economic growth on the continent

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E-learning and technology in the classroom in focus at African Education Week in June

“It is very difficult to think of any learning that is not E-enabled.”

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Smart Card Market Focusing on Services to Sustain Growth, finds Frost & Sullivan

Commoditisation of physical smart cards and the progressive digitalisation of services motivate strategic re-think

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QNBN: The arrival of fibre-optic broadband will change people’s lives dramatically

Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, CTO, Qatar National Broadband Network (Qnbn), Qatar is delivering a keynote address on Day Two of Broadband MEA 2013, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak to him about why faster speeds are so important and how Qnbn copes with the demands on its network.

What major developments have there been within the broadband industry in your region over the past year?

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Hani Alami, CEO, Coolnet, is speaking about wireless networks on Day One of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place from the 19-20 March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Hani Alami, CEO, Coolnet, is speaking about wireless networks on Day One of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place from the 19-20 March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak with him about the impact of Coolnet on the region and the benefits of operating a wide area Wi-Fi network….

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MTN Presents Annual Results – 2012

Kampala, Uganda – March, 2013

MTN Uganda celebrates strong annual results for the year 2012 reflected by positive revenue,  Data and Mobile Money growth

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IT LEADERS AFRICA SUMMIT SECURES TOP SPEAKERS

IT Leaders Africa Summit, the highly anticipated, premier gathering of business and IT leaders across all industries in Southern Africa, to be held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton from 14 to 15 March 2013, is proud to have secured top industry leaders to address delegates.

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MTN customers usher in the 2013 in a big way

About MTN Uganda

Launched in 1998, MTN Uganda is the leading telecommunications firm in country. Visit us at www.mtn.co.ug and www.facebook.com/mtnug.

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Microsoft YouthSpark is here to uplift millions

An initiative by Microsoft which aims to engage youth to drive sustainable African economic growth and development is on.

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Microsoft engages youth to drive sustainable African economic growth


Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative to create economic opportunities for 300 million youth over the next three years

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