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[Vidéo] Code Craft 2018 : La compét’ qui initie les collégiens à la programmation informatique

Contrairement à ce que l’on croit, «le codage n’est pas difficile», insiste le Dr Om Nath Varma, directeur du Mauritius Institute of Education. Il participait, hier, à la cérémonie récompensant les gagnants du Code Craft 2018. Ce concours, destiné aux collégiens en Grade 9, vise à encourager l’apprentissage du codage et de la programmation informatique. L’équipe de la Vacoas State Secondary School (SSS) Boys a remporté le premier prix. Celles

[Vidéo] Emtel lance un nouveau forfait faisant la part belle à la musique

Le Platinium Pack de l’opérateur de téléphonie s’adresse aussi bien aux clients prepaid que postpaid. L’idée, explique Kresh Goomany, le COO d’Emtel, est de permettre aux abonnés de disposer d’un forfait de téléphonie qui leur offre une utilisation data accrue durant la nuit mais aussi de pouvoir télécharger de la musique et ou de l’écouter en streaming à travers Saavn. Ce service de musique en ligne, basé en Inde, propose essentiellement de

[Video] Mauritius could be a model if it builds on certain sectors, says Kaushik Basu

Infrastructure, connectivity, transport are some of the fields that Mauritius needs to consolidate if it wants to be a high income economy and a contender in the ICT sector, especially outsourcing, contends Kaushik Basu. The Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the World Bank was conveyed to a round table with representatives of Mauritian companies and public sector entities this 22nd July, at the Labourdonnais Hotel. “Mauritius doesn’t save and

[Video] Sir A. R. Mohamed State School students learning to code and teaching fellow students

This secondary school prides itself in being at the forefront of innovative tools in education. No wonder: since 2009, Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed State Secondary School has been integrating ICT tools for smoother running of its administration but also in its teaching and learning environment. All with the help of Microsoft, of which it is the only Showcase School in the Indian Ocean. Teachers and students alike are taken on board,

[Economic ExpertSpeak] Poonum Thylam: ICT jobs in next decade to grow 5-fold faster than average

Poonum Thylam, Manager at the Ebene Accelerator, spoke to AfricaMoney on how the accelerator has succeeded in providing synergies of co-location to entrepreneurs and helped them overcome the solitude of the entrepreneurial work environment. Our economic expert also noted that Mauritius must prepare itself for the mobile application boom which is just a door away for a more connected society. She stressed that the IT and computing sector is forecast

Mauritius ranked 1st in Africa and in top 50 globally on information technology

Mauritius and South Africa were both ranked in the top half of the 13th edition of World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report (GITR) released yesterday, with Mauritius ranked first among the African countries and South Africa coming a distant second. Mauritius was positioned 48th out of 148 countries with a score of 4.31 on a maximum of 7 points, compared to 2013 when it was ranked 55th and scored

Mauritius ranked first in African Index on Economic Transformation

The island economy ranked first in the African Index on Economic Transformation and Depth compared to 20 other African countries, according to the latest report by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET). However, the island, which is trying to position itself as an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hub,could only manage the 14thrank in technology. Mauritius is followed by South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Uganda, Kenya, and Gabon as

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