MTN Nigeria prepares for listing

MTN Nigeria prepares for listing

MTN Nigeria is preparing to list its shares on The Nigerian Stock Exchange as part of a settlement arrangement with the Federal Government of Nigeria. Read more
NITDA’s Taraba Smart City project receives global recognitionNITDA’s Taraba Smart City project receives global recognition The Jalingo City’s Smart IDP Tracking and Monitoring project, designed and implemented under the NITDA Nigeria Smart City Initiative, has won global recognition.
UBA, Mastercard in pan-African partnershipUBA, Mastercard in pan-African partnership UBA and Mastercard have announced a five year deal across 19 markets focused on driving financial inclusion in Africa.
NCC pays N1.4 tr into Federation Account, says DambattaNCC pays N1.4 tr into Federation Account, says Dambatta The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has paid over N1.4 trillion to the Federation Account, the CEO of the regulatory body, Prof Garba Dambatta has said.
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Safaricom drops roaming charges by up to 99%

Saturday 30 Jul
Following successful negotiations with its global network of partners, Safaricom has reduced roaming charges for calls and data by up to 99 per cent for over 200 networks across the world.»

Innovative app takes on order management and payment pains in Nigerian restaurants

Friday 29 Jul
An innovative app called EasyPOS Restaurant has been introduced into the Nigerian market to solve current pain-points in order management and payments in restaurants. »

Francistown Barclays gets cardless

Thursday 28 Jul
Cardless cash deposits have been launched in Francistown.»

NCA cushions consumers from future interconnection hikes

Thursday 28 Jul
The Ghana National Communication Authority (NCA) has revealed that in order to safeguard consumers from interconnection price hikes, it has enforced that operators maintain their current rates from now until January 2018 in spite of operations of the Interconnect Clearing House (ICH) in Ghana.»

Huawei in school tablet donation

Wednesday 27 Jul
Huawei has donated 30 tablets to Moshupa Senior Secondary School in Botswana.»

Cisco report predicts next generation of ransomware

Wednesday 27 Jul
Cisco’s 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report predicts the next generation of ransomware and new tactics emerging to maximise profit. »

Microsoft, Johannesburg to train a million on digital literacy

Wednesday 27 Jul
Johannesburg, South Africa, has become the first African city to close a workforce development deal of to train a million disadvantaged residents on digital literacy skills that include Microsoft Office.»

African mobile subscriber numbers pass half a billion

Tuesday 26 Jul
More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study. »

AMOTEL, WTL rural network now up and running

Tuesday 26 Jul
World Telecom Labs (WTL) and AMOTEL have announced that the network they have built in rural Tanzania is now live with residents in three remote villages able to make calls and use the internet for the first time. »

Vodacom Tanzania deploys PeerApp content-delivery solution

Monday 25 Jul
PeerApp, the leading provider of local content-delivery solutions for mobile, telco and cable operators, has announced the sale of its UltraBand content-caching solution to Vodacom Tanzania, the largest wireless telecommunications network, by subscribers, in Tanzania. Vodacom »

Fives alive! ZADotCities achieving key registration numbers

Monday 25 Jul
South Africa's ZAdotCities domains of .capetown, .joburg and .durban have notched up impressive totals of over 4 500, 3 500 and 2 500 domain name registrations, respectively. »

Hurricane Electric marks first expansion into Africa with new POP

Sunday 24 Jul
Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has continued its global expansion with the opening of its most recent Point of Presence (PoP) in South Africa.»

Intelsat 33e readies for August 24th launch

Saturday 23 Jul
Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat Epic series of high throughput satellites, will be the first Multi Spot Beam, Ku-Band High Throughput Satellite to Serve Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.»

TEAMS maintenance downtime expected

Friday 22 Jul
The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS) cable operators have issued an alert that users may experience downtime from 20th – 28th July .»

Aquila's first flight: A milestone toward connecting billions of people

Friday 22 Jul
Facebook’s Connectivity Lab has reached a major milestone with the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that can be used to bring affordable internet to hundreds of millions of people in the hardest-to-reach places.»


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First-ever Africa Barclays Accelerator programme concludesFirst-ever Africa Barclays Accelerator programme concludes

Ten fintech companies have concluded the first-ever Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in Africa.




Medic Mobile Transform Healthcare with Mobility

Medic Mobile, using a mobile network powered by VMware, brings better quality healthcare to remote villages in Uganda.


Ethical Hacking students can’t get a heck of a jobEthical Hacking students can’t get a heck of a job

Botswana ethical hacking students report that they are failing to break into the local job market. 


The Tech Revolution: Sage Sets out the Vision for African Businesses

Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software used its global Sage Summit 2016, held this week in Chicago, to outline its strong commitment to future technologies, ...