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Malawians start mobile and web voter verification

Malawians start mobile and web voter verification

Malawi has registered an electoral first as prospective voters in the country are now able to verify their voter registration status using mobile phones as well as a web platform. Read more
Orange Kenya dumping copper for fibreOrange Kenya dumping copper for fibre Orange Kenya will this week commission a project to replace its copper cables with fibre in Nairobi’s Milimani Area.
Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda strike deal to lower roaming ratesKenya, Uganda, Rwanda strike deal to lower roaming rates Plans are underway to lower roaming rates among Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. 
Kenya unveils ICT master plan Kenya unveils ICT master plan Kenya has launched the national Information, Communication Technology Master Plan 2017 to spur economic growth in the country.
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Botswana to enhance education through Thutonet Botswana to enhance education through Thutonet
Launching the Thutonet Governance Structure, Secretary of Education Reforms, Taboka Nkhwa, said for Botswana to make any appreciable progress in its socio-economic development efforts, substantial resources should be directed at improving educational delivery.

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Computer body seeks report revisit

Friday 25 Apr
GOVERNMENT
The Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) has urged the government to take a second look at the report that recommended the merger of the regulatory functions of the NCC, the NBC and NIPOST.»

Uganda showcases new one-stop state portal

Thursday 24 Apr
GOVERNMENT
The Ugandan government is encouraging citizens to log onto Uganda’s one-stop state web portal. »

Millicom delivers free Facebook service in East Africa

Thursday 24 Apr
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Millicom, has announced that its Tigo customers in Tanzania will be the first people in East Africa to enjoy free access to Facebook on their mobile handsets.»

MTN Group records 210,1 million subscribers

Thursday 24 Apr
BUSINESS
MTN has passed the 210 million subscriber mark and recorded a significant data revenue increase, according to the group’s latest quarterly report.»

Africa needs more technical, engineering hands-on skills

Wednesday 23 Apr
COMPUTING
Most technical and engineering graduates do not fit standards required by the job market, says Samsung Electronics East Africa, which has opened academies across Africa to fill the gap.»

Work set to start on Gabon-Congo fibre link

Wednesday 23 Apr
TELECOMS
Work is set to begin on the Gabon-Congo fibre-optic interconnection, with successful tender bids to made known by June this year and the project delivery date scheduled for January 2016.»

Average connectivity speeds increase steadily

Wednesday 23 Apr
INTERNET
Global average connection speeds are improving, with the top ten global countries passing average speeds of 10Mbps and the top country, South Korea, topping an average of 21.9Mbps, says a new report by Akamai.»

3D Printers for home use to exceed 1m unit sales by 2018

Wednesday 23 Apr
COMPUTING
New findings from leading hi-tech analysts, Juniper Research, reveal that sales of consumer 3D printers will exceed 1 million units by 2018, rising from just over an estimated 44,000 this year.»

Second class to graduate from Samsung Academy Kenya

Tuesday 22 Apr
TELECOMS
Samsung Electronics East Africa (SEEA) will this week release 98 more graduates from its academy in Kenya.»

Samsung outlines the future of Smart Home Services

Tuesday 22 Apr
INNOVATIONS
Samsung Electronics' Smart Home focus is in line with predictions that the pace of smart home innovation is set to pick up.»

Africa will fast forward connectivity growth

Tuesday 22 Apr
INTERNET
There’s a new wave of growth on the horizon for African Internet companies and it’s being driven by remote peering, says NAPAfrica.»

Orange to distribute Juliani album

Tuesday 22 Apr
MOBILE
Orange has signed an agreement with local Kenyan musician Juliani that will see the popular musician sell his third album, ‘Exponential potential’, exclusively through the Telco’s 35 flagship outlets across the country.»

Rlg to expand solar kiosk plan

Tuesday 22 Apr
BUSINESS
Rlg Communications is planning to replicate the solar powered charging and sales kiosk that it recently launched in the Gambia in Ghana.»

Telecom Namibia joins global Pearson VUE testing network

Monday 21 Apr
TELECOMS
Telecom Namibia has signed an agreement with Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, to provide Information Technology certification test delivery using the Pearson VUE® Testing System. »

ITU Telecom World launches 2014 Young Innovators Competition

Sunday 20 Apr
INNOVATIONS
ITU has launched the fourth edition of its popular ‘Young Innovators’ competition, seeking out talented young thinkers and social technopreneurs across the globe.»

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Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits  equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030, a new  study shows.

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MTN makes it onto World Champions list

MTN Group has been named as the only South African company on the World Champions list. 

VMware Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

VMWare has announced Year-over-Year revenue growth of 14% to $1.36 Billion in its Q114 results.