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Ethiopia to assemble their first smartphone Hong Kong-based mobile manufacturer Tecno Mobile’s Ethiopian counterpart is set to release its first smartphone completely assembled in Ethiopia. The smartphone will hit the shelves in mid-July and will range between $339 and $400. Tecno Mobile’s T1 smartphone (image: Tecno) The smartphone, called the Tecno T3, will run on Google’s Android 2.3 operating system and will feature the Amharic language for now, as well as a GPS. “Tecno already has several models on the market, all of which support Amharic, Oromiffa, and Tigrigna languages. The Amharic feature was developed in Ethiopia. He added that it supports SMS, email and other information transferring systems. Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor

ReConnect Africa | Africa Magazine Online | The magazine on Jobs, News, Information and Business in Africa Juliet Ibrahim begins 2014 with risqué role (VIDEO) | - The latest African movies and celebrity news The new year has ushered in different perspectives for Nollywood stars. For actress Juliet Ibrahim, it’s all about being risqué and trying out new roles she dared not for the past years. The latest movie she has featured in which is scheduled for release this year titled “RAIN” features her as in a quite inordinate role. The movie, which features movie stars like Dan Tei Mensah, Eddie Nartey, Niki Samonas, George Dickman and others, is said to be a very educative movie but, with lots of hardcore and graphic scenes; Juliet Ibrahim lustfully playing a lesbian role as she kisses Niki Samonas, whilst Eddie Nartey played a gay role with his partner being George Dickman. Educative indeed!

Africa Trade Magazine - Advancing Commerce and Investment in the Emerging Continent MyBroadband Tech and IT News Toyota to invest billions more in South Africa - Economic trends PRETORIA – South Africa can expect to see investment of several billion more from Toyota into the country in the next couple of years. Thanks to the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP) that is set to conclude at the end of this year and the replacement Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) that kicks off next year, the motor company will continue its investment programme into operations and capacity in South Africa. Over the previous five-year investment programme Toyota boosted the South African economy with investment of more than R8bn. Although the company does not want to confirm the total investment planned for the coming five-year period, company CEO Dr Johan van Zyl says that it will be a multibillion rand project. According to Leo Kok, senior manager: corporate communications for Toyota South Africa Motors, the total amount still depends on final approval of some plans and projects by Toyota Motor Corporation.

Technology Magazine | Technology News | Social Media, Smartphones, and Gadgets | Technology Digital Rwanda: 2013 - Film, Music Festivals in Review Last year, the Rwandan film industry saw a number of films being produced in the country, while other filmmakers made their names abroad. The most famous one to be produced in Kigali was the love movie, 'Anita' which was followed by its sequel, 'Anita II'. A number of popular actors featured in the movie including Willy Ndahiro and Danny Gaga, among others. 'Anita' was launched in a colourful ceremony held at Sports View Hotel and graced by local musicians Urban Boyz and Jay Polly in September, while 'Anita II' was launched in November. The year also saw Rwandan actor Ddjoli Kayitankore, aka Kayombya launch his movie, 'Bwenje Naguhenze' in Belgium in November. "I want to give Kanyombya and other artistes a chance to prove to Rwandans in the Diaspora and foreigners that Rwanda's movie industry is steadily growing," said Bizimana. Kayombya said: "I am excited to screen my movie in Belgium and I can promise people there that, Bwenje Naguhenze is a great movie," just before its launch.

African Capital Markets News IT News Africa - Technology, Telecom, Mobile and Gadgets news, analysis and reports Malaysian Fashion Retailer to Open in Tripoli Posted on 30 November 2012. Tags: fashion, Malaysia, Poney, retail, Singapore Malaysian fashion retailer Poney has franchised its operation into Libya, through its Singapore-based franchising arm. Mitchell Jiang, Manager of Poney’s Singapore unit, told Today Online: “The first impression is that there is still a lot of turmoil in Libya, but after the dust settled, there actually are a lot of businesses looking for opportunities … In developing countries, the absorption rate for new brands like ours is very high. The very well-known international brands are too expensive The Libyan outfit will open its first Poney outlet in Tripoli in the coming weeks. (Source: Today Online)