Brazzaville: Now Congo’s VMK launches a smartphone

The Congo-Brazzaville company has released an African-designed Android-powered smartphone. By Craig Wilson.

VMK, the Congo-Brazzaville-based website design, application development and consulting company that released a 7-inch tablet computer in 2011, has now released its own smartphone, called the Elikia. Continue reading “Brazzaville: Now Congo’s VMK launches a smartphone”

Congo:Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets

As a teenager Noé Diakubama made a sketch map of Mbandaka, on the Congo river, so as not to get lost in the forest while picking a vegetable called fumbwa. “I remember never having seen a map of the city,” he says.

Thirty years later, maps of the city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are still in short supply. So Diakubama Continue reading “Congo:Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets”

Apple bans satirical iPhone game Phone Story from its App Store

Removal of game that includes references to child labour and factory-worker suicides reignites debate about how Apple treats apps differently to music, books and films

Phone Story

Apple has never hidden the fact that it has a stricter censorship policy for iOS apps than for other forms of entertainment. The debate about whether this is unfair is heating up once more this week, however, after it removed an iPhone game called Phone Story from its App Store. Continue reading “Apple bans satirical iPhone game Phone Story from its App Store”

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