Perspectives

Making phones affordable

The only communication service that will really take off in rural areas of ACP countries is mobile telephony. Development organizations have put a lot of effort into buildi...

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Putting voice into the net

Do you need a computer to make VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone calls?No, you don’t need a computer. An analogue phone connected to an ATA (analogue telephone a...



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FEATURED TECHNOLOGY: GPS

Protecting the lions’ share..

Combining satellite and mobile phone technology with knowledge from nomadic herdsmen in Cameroon will help prevent conflict between livestock and predatory lions....

Waste not, want not: satell.....

In cities across West Africa there are mounting concerns about the growing volume of waste. Bamako in Mali and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, for example, each gen.....

The Cyber Shepherds and liv.....

The sparsely populated Sahel, which covers roughly the same area as the continental United States, may seem like the last place for ICTs to take root. Yet the.....

Logging the forest..

The Mbendjele Pygmies of the Republic of Congo are working together with an international logging company to help protect their forest environment. Using handhel......

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FEATURED Theme: Issue no. 72 - Open access & open data

No longer ‘publishing as us.....

Today’s ICT-driven world provides new opportunities for scientists to leverage open data to create important breakthroughs....

Open data and open science ..

Modern science relies on data – lots of data that are complex and diverse. Open science – scientific results, the data that feed them, the software that sits be.....

Opening access – views from.....

Open access initiatives in Africa are helping countries there face development challenges....

High-quality science benefi.....

Open access publishing can help spread knowledge and move science forward....

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