DEVELOPMENT

ZBS journalist Emmanuel Chibwana conducts the draw as Lotteries Board’s Mirriam Kumbuyo-Chiona looks on

TNM SMS Soccer promotion hands CAF-bound team K9.3m

Malawi’s representatives in this year’s CAF Champions League competition emerged the top earner with K9.3 million in the Sapota Mapeto promotion, an SMS initiative by TNM aimed at assisting clubs achieve financial sustainability. Read More

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Citrix: SA office workers lose up to 559 hours a year due to lack of flexible work optionsCitrix: SA office workers lose up to 559 hours a year due to lack of flexible work options A Citrix study has found 20% of South African office workers work longer hours than contracted ...
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UK Travel Agency website puts Botswana firstUK Travel Agency website puts Botswana first UK-based travel agency Tribe Travel, in association with Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO), has launched a new ...
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Minister tours Botswana Innovation Hub projects Minister tours Botswana Innovation Hub projects Botswana’s Minister of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Hon. Nonofo Molefhi, took time for a tour ...
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Monday 26 Jan

Gabon to deliver e-visas, launches immigration website

GABON
People wishing to travel to the Central African nation of Gabon can now apply for visas online.»
Saturday 24 Jan

TNM constructs bridge as part of promotion

MALAWI
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has constructed a bridge in the country’s former Capital City of Zomba as part of a promotional activity the company launched last year.»
Saturday 24 Jan

Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa to support 72 MW solar PV power plant in Cameroon

CAMEROON
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved at the end of 2014 a USD 777,000 preparation grant for JCM Greenquest Solar Corporation to support the development of a 72 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant as the first renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Cameroon. »
Friday 23 Jan

Telecoms operators donate K20.5 m towards flood victims

Malawi's Association of Telecommunications Operators (ATOL) has donated K20.5m towards the relief assistance going to communities affected by floods and hailstorm in the country»
Friday 23 Jan

Airtel connects Embakasi Police station with free internet

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has connected Embakasi Police Station in Nairobi, Kenya, to the internet for free. »
Friday 23 Jan

AfDB, MasterCard to expand financial inclusion in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and MasterCard have announced a broad collaboration that aims to expand financial inclusion across the African continent by broadening access and usage of digital financial services.»
Friday 23 Jan

Partnership expands ICT support for Ebola fight in West Africa

SIERRA LEONE
Collaboration among NetHope, Facebook, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Cisco, EveryLayer and Inveneo will provide sustainable Internet connectivity solutions to support frontline response efforts and long-term recovery in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.»
Thursday 22 Jan

IT hiccups put Botswana varsity in disarray

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s biggest university, the University of Botswana (UB) has been hamstrung by an IT problem that threatens to throw the institution into disarray.»
Wednesday 21 Jan

Vodafone Foundation Ghana donates new incubator to hospital

GHANA
Vodafone Foundation Ghana on Tuesday donated a brand new incubator to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Nsawam Government Hospital at Nsawam in the  Eastern Region of Ghana. »
Wednesday 21 Jan

Digital policing: Lagos builds 100 ICT centres for police

NIGERIA
Lagos State Governor Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has begun handing over 100 Information Technology Centres to police stations in the state, with two stations in the Ogudu Police Area Command.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

Three top Etisalat students to study in Dubai

NIGERIA
Etisalat Nigeria is sponsoring the top three students from the first year of the Etisalat Telecommunications Engineering Programme (ETEP) at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria for intensive training at the Etisalat Academy, Dubai.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

Census counts technology as key in agriculture

BOTSWANA
Technology development and transfer has been identified as key in the agricultural sector of Botswana, and has been selected as one of the key components of the forthcoming census.  »
Tuesday 20 Jan

Soronko Solutions takes Tech Needs Girls programme to deprived regions in Ghana

GHANA
Over 300 girls in the Upper West region of Ghana will be receiving hands-on education on ICT, thanks to the Soronko Solutions Road show known as the Tech Needs Girls programme. »
Monday 19 Jan

Mascom to hand over Kitsong centres

BOTSWANA
As has become tradition, this year, Mascom will hand over ten Business Communication Centres, popularly known as Kitsong Centres.»
Saturday 17 Jan

Orange, title partner of the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea

GUINEA
Orange is once again the title sponsor of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Equatorial Guinea this weekend.»
Thursday 15 Jan

Mozambique, SA parks collaborate using digital radio system to combat poaching

MOZAMBIQUE
Mozambique’s Ministry of Tourism and South Africa’s Peace Parks Foundation are collaborating in a 2.1 million Euro project, which includes a digital radio network upgrade, to combat rhino poaching.»

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MTN to empower African businesses with AWS Direct Connect

MTN Group today announced it would be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect to business customers across multiple countries on the ...

“All Systems GO!” for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in Zambia

It’s “All Systems GO!” for the winners of the fourth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards to be announced at the awards ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia ...

Spectra Wireless, Microsoft 4Afrika launch first commercial TV white spaces services in Africa

University students will now get fast, affordable Internet bundles and receive zero-interest financing when purchasing a new device.