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Gambia: Mobile Phone Project Launched to Enhance Livelihood of Rural Women

By Momodou Jawo and Alieu Ceesay

Basse, Urr — A collaborative initiative dubbed 'Empowering Rural Women Mobile Phone Project' by the American Embassy in Banjul and the Forum for African Women Educationalists The Gambia (FAWEGAM) was recently launched in Nyakoi Taibatu village in the Wulli West District, Upper River Region (URR).

Kubatana’s Freedom Fone open source project wins award

Techzim writes:

The Kubatana initiated open source project, Freedom Fone, won an award for Innovation in Media technology at a ceremony organized by the Index on Censorship. The award category recognized Kubatana for innovation and original use of new technology to circumvent censorship and foster debate, argument or dissent. The category is supported by popular web giant, Google.

More mobiles than humans in 2012, says Cisco

From the BBC News Technology site

Mobile devices will outnumber humans this year, according to network firm Cisco's latest analysis of global mobile data traffic.

By 2016 it predicts that there will be 10 billion mobile connected devices around the world.

By the same date networks will be carrying 130 exabytes of data each year, equivalent to 33 billion DVDs.

Mobile data traffic in 2011 was eight times the size of the global internet in 2000, according to the report.

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