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Malawi Agriculture transport system gets automated

Malawi Agriculture transport system gets automated

In partnership with Techno Brain, Malawi’s Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Ministry has launched the first Automated Fleet Management Information System in public service in Malawi. Read more
Airtel slashes Rwanda roaming ratesAirtel slashes Rwanda roaming rates Airtel Kenya has announced a reduction of call rates by 60% and free incoming calls for customers roaming to Rwanda.   
Internet Services CEO Olushola Teniola, ATCON President Lanre Ajayi and NCC EVC/CEO Dr Eugene Juwah NCC slams indigenous firms over incompetence The Nigerian Communications Commission has slammed indigenous operators in the industry over ‘incompetence and culture of impunity’.
BOCRA cracks whip on hospitality industryBOCRA cracks whip on hospitality industry The Botswana Communications and Regulation Authority (BOCRA) has issued guidelines on minimum internet connectivity requirements for Botswana’s hospitality industry. 
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MTN joins forces with AMPION to develop entrepreneurial talent in Africa

Monday 20 Oct
INNOVATIONS
MTN has joined three leading global technology companies as sponsors of this year’s AMPION Venture Bus, which seeks to enable entrepreneurial talent in Africa to develop innovative solutions on the continent by making best use of the power of mobile technology.»

Users cover webcams due to spying fears

Monday 20 Oct
SECURITY
Kaspersky Lab research has found a large proportion of computer users cover up their webcams for fear of being spied on.»

Econet launches Connected Car service

Monday 20 Oct
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Econet has launched yet another revolutionary product branded the Econet Connected Car.»

Tigo cash trains over 2,000 agents

Sunday 19 Oct
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
As part of efforts to scale up mobile financial services, particularly in the informal sector, mobile network operator, Tigo is training over 2,000 agents in its award-winning mobile money service, Tigo Cash. »

Agents jostle to join Glo Xchange

Saturday 18 Oct
INTERNET
The number of mobile money agents around the country has continued to swell as the Glo Xchange train moved to in Imo, Benue, Niger, Plateau and Kogi over the weekend.»

MTN notes ruling by International Arbitration Panel

Saturday 18 Oct
TELECOMS
MTN Group has noted that a tribunal of independent arbitrators has ruled against Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, in the investor-state arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty case held in terms of the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).»

Vodacom enhances enterprise voice suite

Saturday 18 Oct
TELECOMS
Vodacom Business Nigeria has enhanced its enterprise voice suite with the launch of two new solutions, Business Connect and Business Express. »

UNDP donates ICT equipment for DRC elections

Friday 17 Oct
GOVERNMENT
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has donated ICT equipment to the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to support the electoral process in this war-hit Central African nation.»

Airtel Money to launch cross border money transfer service across East Africa

Friday 17 Oct
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Bharti Airtel has announced plans to launch a cross border money transfer product in East Africa. This is a first in market initiative across Africa and will enable Airtel Money customers to send, receive and withdraw money from their Airtel Money wallets.»

Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa underway

Friday 17 Oct
INNOVATIONS
The Second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa is underway at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss boosting science and technology in Africa. »

Telecom Namibia receives NTA certification

Friday 17 Oct
TELECOMS
Telecom Namibia Training Centre has been endorsed by the Namibia Training Authority (NTA), the national body responsible for the registration of vocational training centres and institutes, to deliver a wide range of general IP/IT training programmes.»

MTN Business partners Ghana SME 100 Ranking

Friday 17 Oct
BUSINESS
MTN Business has been announced as the headline sponsor of the first annual Ghana SME 100 ranking, an initiative put in place to identify and honour the country's top 100 local Small Medium Enterprises. »

Ghana govt to appoint interconnect clearing house

Friday 17 Oct
GOVERNMENT
Ghana’s Minister of Communication has hinted at the government’s intention of appointing a company to take charge of the country’s interconnect clearing house by the end of this year.  »

Banks deny charging customers for BVN

Friday 17 Oct
BUSINESS
Money deposit banks (MDBs) have denied allegation that they were milking their customers through ongoing Bank Verification Number (BVN) project of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).»

Samsung Electronics sets 5G speed record

Thursday 16 Oct
INTERNET
Samsung has announced that it has achieved an industry best 7.5Gbps speed record and the first-ever, uninterrupted 1.2 Gbps 5G connection while travelling 100km/h.»

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CNN, MultiChoice name top African Journalist 2014

Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge has been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards Ceremony.