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Malawi launches Internet Governance Forum

The Malawi Government and Nepad have launched the Malawi Internet Governance Forum in an effort to bring a semblance of order to the internet services in the country. Read more
‘Glaring gaps’ to be addressed‘Glaring gaps’ to be addressed While the Kenyan communications sector is reporting 5.1% growth, there are still glaring gaps to be addressed, says the country’s Cabinet Secretary for ICT.
Airtel wins case to open up M-PesaAirtel wins case to open up M-Pesa The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ordered Safaricom to open up its M-Pesa platform after Airtel Kenya filed a petition.
Kenyan capital adopts e-payment system Kenyan capital adopts e-payment system The Nairobi City County Government has moved to ease payment for services and streamline revenue collection by switching to e-payments.
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EcoCash launches MasterCard debit cardEcoCash launches MasterCard debit card
Econet’s Mobile Money service has announced an agreement with MasterCard expected to help reduce cash dependence and increase financial inclusion through the provision of electronic payments in Zimbabwe.

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Cable TV partnerships spawn Kenyan film making

Thursday 31 Jul
BROADCASTING
Partnerships with incoming TV channels are beginning to fuel Kenya's film industry. »

EcoCash launches MasterCard debit card

Thursday 31 Jul
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Econet’s Mobile Money service has announced an agreement with MasterCard expected to help reduce cash dependence and increase financial inclusion through the provision of electronic payments in Zimbabwe.»

Subscribers to get 25% airtime bonus via Orange Money

Thursday 31 Jul
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Orange has launched a promotion enabling its subscribers enjoy a 25% airtime bonus when they top up their airtime via Orange Money.»

DRC capital awaits high speed internet

Wednesday 30 Jul
GOVERNMENT
One year after the inauguration of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s fibre optic landing station, many Kinshasa residents are yet to taste the high speed internet promised by the government.»

DRC builds 34 000 km fibre optic cable network

Wednesday 30 Jul
INTERNET
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently building a 34 000 km fibre optic cable network that will connect the whole country to the Muanda landing station.»

Cisco: the ICT behind the Commonwealth Games

Wednesday 30 Jul
COMPUTING
240km of fibre underpins the most connected Games ever to a wealth of bandwidth, says Cisco.»

Flytxt platform goes live in 3 MTN OpCos

Wednesday 30 Jul
TELECOMS
Flytxt has rolled out NEON, its real-time decisioning platform, enabling OpCosto to realise economic value from subscriber events and network data faster and more efficiently.»

PwC investment to accelerate African growth opportunities

Wednesday 30 Jul
BUSINESS
PwC is increasing its investment in Africa and building closer links between PwC UK and PwC Africa, to meet increased demand for professional services as trade activity between the two regions grows.»

Smart city numbers set to soar

Wednesday 30 Jul
GOVERNMENT
The number of smart cities worldwide will quadruple within a 12-year period that started last year, according to a new report from IHS Technology. »

Kouros Capital Group announces multi-billion Nigerian investment plan

Tuesday 29 Jul
BUSINESS
Kouros Capital Group Limited (KCG) has announced that it is making immediate arrangements to bring into Nigeria substantial investment funding, for projects in telecommunications, agriculture, banking, oil and gas and aviation sectors.  »

Biometrics in retail expected to boom

Tuesday 29 Jul
SECURITY
The use of biometrics in retail is expected to increase dramatically, says Ideco.»

Samsung to open TV manufacturing plant in SA

Tuesday 29 Jul
BUSINESS
Samsung Electronics South Africa announced its plan to open a television manufacturing plant in The Dube Trade Port, Durban by end of this year. »

Kaspersky Lab: Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs, Android

Tuesday 29 Jul
SECURITY
Kaspersky Lab has issued a warning of ransomware that displays customised messages to victims in over 30 countries.»

Teraco connecting to 54 countries

Tuesday 29 Jul
INTERNET
Teraco reports that its Africa Cloud Exchange, launched two years ago, now provides access to 54 African countries.»

Musical chairs in the BTCL boardroom

Monday 28 Jul
TELECOMS
Change has come for the Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Limited Board of Directors with the appointment of its new crop of board members, led by legal expert Daphne Matlakala. »

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Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.