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05/07/2012 - France

France Télécom former bosses in harassment probe over spate of suicides

The former boss of France Télécom, Didier Lombard, was placed under investigation for harassment in connection with the spate of suicides during his tenure, as the probe widened on ...
01/07/2012 - France

Breathalyzer law and minimum wage changes come into force in France

On 1 July, France will see several laws or amendments go into effect. Starting today, the minimum wage jumps up two percent and breathalyzer tests will become mandatory in all vehicles.

29/06/2012 - Report: France

France says farewell to Minitel, precursor of the internet

France’s Minitel was a precursor to the internet, decades ahead of its time. At its peak in the mid-1990s, some 20 million people logged on every day.
Sierra Leone helpline reaches out to the needy
09/04/2012 - International report

Sierra Leone helpline reaches out to the needy

In recent years, cell phone use in Africa has flourished, particularly among young people.
04/02/2012 - Interviews - Africa Cup of Nations

Seydou Keita, Daniel Cousin speak ahead of Mali-Gabon match

It will be a tale of three warhorses on Sunday when Gabon take on Mali in the quarter final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

03/02/2012 - CAN blog

Burping phones and rumbling cars in Franceville

Mobile morning calls and heavy traffic at 6.45am leave your correspondent feeling afflicted.

11/11/2011 - India

Ex-minister Raja in dock as India's 2G graft trial begins

Former Indian telecom minister A Raja went on trial Friday, along with 13 other defendants, in the 2G corruption case that has rocked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government.
New iPhone 4S has the gift of the gab
22/10/2011 - Webwatch

New iPhone 4S has the gift of the gab

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone, the 4S. And this new phone can actually talk back to its owners.

Computer white elephants - when new tech projects go awry
15/10/2011 - Webwatch

Computer white elephants - when new tech projects go awry

Public money is often well spent, misspent or overspent on computer and software projects. And in some cases good intentions can turn into white elephants.

Africa celebrates mobile phone anniversary
08/10/2011 - African Media

Africa celebrates mobile phone anniversary

It's now 25 years since the first mobile phone arrived in Africa.
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