The Development Of Africa And Asia Through The Lenses Of Technology And Communication

ICT 3Modern technology, through communication and internet have influenced and enhanced Africa’s development, in a way that lives of many throughout the continent have significantly improved. The demand of ICT companies in Africa, have created fast growing mobile and internet markets providing employment to thousands of people.

A country without technology economy can never grow. It is therefore the effort of every government in Africa to invest into ICT facilities to sustain the economy. Technology is therefore essential and important establishing sustainable startup companies and firms in Africa. Today, several major technology trends are shaping the lives of Africans and the economies, with many formidable mobile companies, with communication tools such as the internet and telephone enabling quick access to every part of the world.

Let’s have a glance at the effect of ICT trends in Ghana, choosing MTN as an example. Officially launched in 1994, MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN” Detailed Report Data for 30 September 2010, MTN recorded 134,4 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

MTN MobileMoney,  a service which allows users to perform micro-financing and transfer money from their mobile device, has been adopted across the continent. The basic satisfaction behind this is the answer to customers’ dream of enjoying basic financial services on their mobile phones everywhere they go in Ghana and above all one doesn’t need a bank account to cash his or her money. This service provided by MTN in partnership with banks is also available on the internet. MTN MobileMoney service is recommended to be secure, simple, fast and convenient solution for money transfer and other transactions including reloading of MTN airtime units.

Let’s have a quick glance at India. What is a successful strategic technology? That is an existing technology that has matured, which is the case of India.  The country has become an IT brand among the global countries over the years, with strong policies base in education, well-established telecommunication & infrastructure facilities and favourable market conditions that prevail. Many Indian cities are now holding prominent places in the global IT map. Now India stands out as one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world.

The country’s matured technology offers an opportunity for strategic business advantage, continuing expansion in foreign firms owned establishments in India, with its emergence as favorite sector for local Indian investors and talented entrepreneurs. Yet Indian IT industry is still only in its very early stages of development both internationally and domestically and has strong growth potential.

The industry growing at 40 percent per annum between 1994 and 1999, with software exports alone more than 50 percent, earned revenue growth IT industry from $1 billion in 1990 to $8 billion in 2000, envisioned to reach $100 billion in 2008.

“While predicting the future is hard to do, it’s indubitable that the Internet and mobile technology will improve the lives of many Africans in the years to come,” said tech expert Rudy de Waele, who assists global brands and companies with cutting edge open innovation strategy on how to mobilize their business and products through projects, research, strategy, presentations, workshops and brainstorms.

ICT developed and developing continents, such as Africa and Asia hold its own communications future, as talent shines through and the continent becomes leading innovator, manufacturer and exporter throughout the continents and of the rest of the world.

The Kidney Sellers: A Journey Of Discovery In Iran

Rarely does an adventure story carry such social significance as in this groundbreaking ethnographic research book. Dr. Fry-Revere’s exploration of the medical ethics of compensating organ donors takes us deep inside Iranian culture to provide insight and understanding into how Iran has solved its kidney shortage.

Kidney

The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran addresses the question: How it is possible that in Iran there is a waiting list to be a donor, while in the United States hundreds of thousands of people have died for lack of a kidney?

Dr. Fry-Revere is the first Westerner ever to witness firsthand Iran’s organ procurement system. She shares what she discovered in this fascinating book: part diary of living in a dangerous country, part ethnographic essay, and part tale of people working together to overcome death and financial ruin.

The Kidney Sellers is a shocking, thought-provoking true story.

The author

Fry
Dr. Sigrid Fry-Revere
I’ve enjoyed cultural discovery and solving real life problems my whole life. I started traveling with my parents when I was six. Since then I’ve been to more than 40 countries and lived in six of them. The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery brings together all my passions — medical ethics, learning about a generally misunderstood culture, and working to solve a critical policy issue — the organ shortage. With this book, I hope to share these passions with you in an entertaining manner and motivate you to think beyond cultural limitations to help save American lives.
           EVENTS: Please see http://www.stoporgantraffickingnow.org/events/ for a list of my live appearances.All author royalties from my book go to support the Center for Ethical Solutions SOS (Solving the Organ Shortage) project.You can see photos from my trip to Iran at www.thekidneysellers.com — click on “Gallery”Learn how you can get involved in motivating Americans and Congress to make living kidney donation easier and safer in the United States at www.stoporgantraffickingnow.org.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sigrid-Fry-Revere/e/B001K8ZHO0/

 

 

 

Loganaden Ramalingum: My Letter To CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

Dear Christiane Amanpour of CNN, people like you, William Hague, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Barack Obama and all the others in the West, will never understand Russian Patriotism and Russian Spirit. I can feel how you manipulate people in your programs to suit your American and English masters, how you persuade TV viewers to feel a certain way by showing them particular pictures or pieces of documentary films rather than giving hard facts.

That’s because Westerners don’t really know what’s happening on the other side of the world. Dramatic footage of the situation in Donetsk, Lugansk, Slavyansk and Odessa is tailored to enrage people in the west by appealing directly to their emotions. As they are not really aware of what is going on in Eastern Ukraine, they can’t weigh the pros and cons of the situation and are not subsequently given a balanced view. In other words they are misled by CNN, BBC, ABC and so on. This is because the power of the visual image is very strong and more powerful than the written word.

CNN cuts off Russian diplomat’s remarks in favor of Syria rebels

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, behind one of the media many don’t trust, thus; losing its credibility. They strive to shine, but hold the truth, including Aids and Ebola from the public.

School children in the USA and the UK, for example, don’t know that more than half of Europe and Berlin were liberated from German fascism by the Soviet Union in 1945 and Soviet soldiers hoisted the Soviet flag over Reichstag. The so-called allies opened the second front on 6th June 1944 when the Soviet Army was almost near their threshold. Let the Soviets and the Germans kill each other, then we will come and dictate our conditions. The Soviet Union lost 28 million people in the Great Patriotic War 1941-45.

The people of Eastern Ukraine are fighting for freedom and the right to live together with their Russian compatriots. The two Germanies (FRG and GDR) reunited in 1989 and the Germans are happy to be together again. Similarly, the Crimeans are pretty happy to be back home. The West supports the heavily armed forces of the Kiev junta and the banderovsty (Ukrainian fascists) who are murdering unarmed civilians and burned many innocent citizens of Odessa to death in the Trade Union Complex on 2nd May 2014. Those unarmed citizens are called terrorists by the West.

Dear Christiane, you fled Iran because you were afraid for your life. The Bahais fled Iran because they were afraid for their lives too. The people of Eastern Ukraine have no intention of fleeing their motherland. They are fighting those armed forces of fascist Kiev with their bare hands. They will win because Russian Patriotism and Russian Spirit are deeply ingrained in their minds.

I don’t know whether the Iranian government considers you to be an Iranian patriot or a traitor serving your American and English masters or not. But I’d like to tell you one thing: You look very disgusting on CNN.

I’d like to quote two examples to prove to you that you will never be able to shape my opinion and those around me. American Saints (not terrorists) burned so many innocent Vietnamese ( including women and children) to death with napalm during the Vietnam War in the 60’s and 70’s and Syria has been reduced to ruins and many innocent people have been killed and crippled with the help of the USA. American Presidents are audacious enough to end their speeches with “God Bless America!”

The Writer

Logana

Mr. Loganaden Ramalingum

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Loganaden-Ramalingum/552681568090023