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BTCL shares to be floated in November

BTCL shares to be floated in November

The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) Initial Public Offering, which has been in the pipeline for some time, has reached an advanced stage, says the government. Read more
Uganda sets December deadline for digital migrationUganda sets December deadline for digital migration The long awaited start digital TV migration in Uganda is set for October, with an ambitious deadline of December for completion.
Tayo Oduwole, James Agada, Bature Umar Masari, Austin Okere, and Nasiru Izegwire Why CWG is re-strategising Nigeria’s Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc) is re-strategising to take the company in a different direction.
 NCS tasks govt on R&D funding NCS tasks govt on R&D funding The Nigeria Computer Society has urged the Federal Government to increase funding of R&D.
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Unilever to tap filmmaking talentUnilever to tap filmmaking talent
Unilever has launched a new initiative to train and empower Kenyan filmmakers. Under the Academy for African Filmmakers (AAF), the consumer goods manufacturer is seeking to develop filmmaking expertise among participants who will work on live Unilever briefs and stand a chance of getting funding.
MACRA cautioned as court okays ‘Spy Machine’MACRA cautioned as court okays ‘Spy Machine’
Three days after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Blantyre ruled that Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) can roll out the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (CIRMS) which is popularly known as ‘the Spy Machine’, the country's consumer rights body has cautioned the regulator on the use of the ...

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MACRA cautioned as court okays ‘Spy Machine’

Wednesday 17 Sep
GOVERNMENT
Three days after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Blantyre ruled that Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) can roll out the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (CIRMS) which is popularly known as ‘the Spy Machine’, the country's consumer rights body has cautioned the regulator on the use of the equipment.»

DRC mobile banking faces challenges in remote areas

Wednesday 17 Sep
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Isidore Monga is a civil servant whose salary, like millions others in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is now being paid via mobile banking.»

Orange, Bank of Africa to offer new mobile financial services in Africa

Wednesday 17 Sep
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
In the coming months, Bank of Africa and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to their BOA account and vice versa simply with their mobile.»

Unilever to tap filmmaking talent

Wednesday 17 Sep
BROADCASTING
Unilever has launched a new initiative to train and empower Kenyan filmmakers. Under the Academy for African Filmmakers (AAF), the consumer goods manufacturer is seeking to develop filmmaking expertise among participants who will work on live Unilever briefs and stand a chance of getting funding.»

Safaricom shareholders agree yuMobile buyout

Wednesday 17 Sep
BUSINESS
Shareholders of Kenya’s leading telecom Safaricom voted in favour of the company’s acquisition of the network, IT and infrastructure of smaller rival yuMobile at the firm’s annual general meeting (AGM), meaning the deal now only requires regulatory approval to proceed.»

Schoolboy named SA’s Social Media Star of 2014.

Wednesday 17 Sep
INTERNET
Schoolboy Nadav Ossendryver, who founded the Kruger Sightings website when he was just 15, has been awarded for building his wildlife sightings service into the most viewed YouTube channel based in South Africa.  »

Metacom enables SA’s leading independent ATM network

Wednesday 17 Sep
COMPUTING
Since 2005 Spark ATM has grown to be South Africa’s leading independent ATM network, with over 2,500 cash machines in some of the country’s most remote areas - all built on the basis of a uniquely lean, low-cost business model that has enabled it to put ATMs where nobody else can.   »

Fake NIN enrolment agents on prowl, warns NIMC

Tuesday 16 Sep
GOVERNMENT
Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has raised the alarm over reports making the rounds that eligible applicants must pay certain sums of money before they could enroll for the National Identification Number (NIN).»

TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of 2014 with Movirtu sale

Tuesday 16 Sep
BUSINESS
Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) has announced its second profitable exit in Africa this year with the sale for an undisclosed fee of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to BlackBerry.»

1bn minutes through Nigerian interconnect exchange carriers

Tuesday 16 Sep
INTERNET
World Telecom Labs (WTL) today announced that more than 1 billion minutes have passed through its specialist 2nd generation VoIP switches deployed by five of Nigeria’s interconnect exchange carriers.»

SEACOM introduces NAPAfrica Remote Peering service

Tuesday 16 Sep
INTERNET
SEACOM has launched a NAPAfrica Remote Peering service that enables NAPAfrica members connected to at least one NAPAfrica exchange point to easily peer with all NAPAfrica exchange point members, across SEACOM’s South African IP/MPLS backbone.»

Delighted subscribers welcome StarTimes DRC back on air

Tuesday 16 Sep
BROADCASTING
Messages of congratulations continue to pour in on social networks as Democratic Republic of Congo pay TV operator StarTimes goes back on air. »

DRC DTT steering committee presented to media

Tuesday 16 Sep
BROADCASTING
As the DRC government introduces its new National Committee for Migration to DTT to the media, analysts have called for real work on DTT to begin.»

Over 20m airtime advances through Pasavute

Tuesday 16 Sep
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Net1 Mobile Solutions in partnership with Supa Pesa, has serviced more than 20 million airtime advance requests for the advance airtime service Pasavute from Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM). »

Green accelerator programme launched in Kenya

Monday 15 Sep
BUSINESS
Impact Amplifier, Growth Africa, VC4Africa and Hivos have joined forces to launch an accelerator programme for green entrepreneurs, looking to help these entrepreneurs scale their innovations across Africa.»

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VMware announces general availability of new solutions for building, managing and protecting softwar

VMware has announced the general availability of VMware NSX 6.1, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8, VMware vCloud Suite 5.8, VMware vRealize Operations Insight, VMware vRealize Suite ...