Agriculture

KENET helps in preserving a vital food source

Cassava, a woody shrub that is part of the spurge family, is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root. It is a major source of carbohydrates and the third-largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics. As a major staple food in the developing world, …

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NUANCE – April 2014

SudREN hosts 8th Council of Members Meeting The Sudanese Research and Education Network (SudREN) successfully hosted the 8th Council of Members cluster of Meetings in Khartoum Sudan at the end of March 2013. From logistics for entry visas to the actual schedule of activities, participants were amazed as if it wasn’t SudREN’s first time to …

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NUANCE – February 2010

Twenty years since the short walk to freedom Members of UbuntuNet Alliance join our brothers and sisters worldwide in paying tribute to Nelson Mandela for his role in providing the opportunities that are being enjoyed in our continent through the peaceful transition in South Africa. Twenty years on, we see huge progress to the region …

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NUANCE – August 2009

Senegalese NREN to be formed By Dr Boubakar Barry On 20-21 July 2009, a national policy dialogue meeting was held in Dakar, Senegal to discuss ways and means of establishing an NREN. About 50 participants from all 5 public universities, private universities, research institutes, the ministries in charge of education, scientific research and ICT, the …

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NUANCE – July 2009

SEACOM Cable goes live At long last, the SEACOM cable from London and Marseilles to South Africa was finally switched on towards the end of July 2009, ultimately connecting the coastal countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. The cable has brought hope and excitement in the region as users expect bandwidth prices to …

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