Archive | December, 2007

E-learning can deliver teachers in rural area

Education is a major factor in enhancing a country’s social and economic development as it aids in fighting against poverty and hunger. Since 1990 the percentage of pupils reaching grade 7 has improved from 64% in 990 to 82% in 2004. (UNDP 2005) The country has therefore gone beyond the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) requirement […]

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Lack of energy supply in rural areas obstacle to telecommunication infrastructure

The lack of main energy supply in many rural and remote areas is a major obstacle to deploying telecommunication infrastructure. When we look at the theme for the Africa Telecommunications Day whose theme this year is “Applying emerging technologies to empower rural communities towards attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” we see the digital divide […]

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Why gift when you can regift?

If someone gives you a handbag you don’t particularly like, what should you do with it? If you have a gift receipt or know which store it came from, you might be able to return it. But if you don’t, you have three options: (1) Donate it to a thrift store or charity; (2) Regift […]

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Dear Santa, I’m on your side

Dear Santa, It’s been almost 365 days since I wrote to you and I want to begin by telling you that the gift you brought me last Christmas just didn’t cut it. I don’t know where you picked up that lousy beard trimmer. I guess it was silly of me to expect someone like you […]

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