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Airtel connects Machakos police

Airtel connects Machakos police

Bharti Airtel has connected Machakos Police station in Kenya to the internet for free.     Read More

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Egyptian tech firms expand African footprint with potential deals worth $7mEgyptian tech firms expand African footprint with potential deals worth $7m Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) helped setting out a number of partnership protocols ...
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Accra to become first ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Africa with Microsoft CityNext applicationsAccra to become first ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Africa with Microsoft CityNext applications Microsoft Ghana, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders from Africa ...
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BTV runs pilot ahead of switchover BTV runs pilot ahead of switchover Botswana Television, through the Department of Broadcasting Services, will run a pilot test for Botswana Television ...
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Monday 25 May

Nigerian fuel scarcity threatens telecoms

NIGERIA
The ongoing fuel scarcity in Nigeria, where many enterprises rely on generators to stay operational, is threatening the delivery of telecoms services.»
Sunday 24 May

Malawi Government levies tax on Internet/SMS

MALAWI
The Malawi Government has announced that it will levy a 10 percent excise duty on mobile phone text messaging as well as all data transfers, including internet and similar services.»
Tuesday 19 May

Ghana’s 800km fibre optic backbone commissioned

GHANA
Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned an 800km Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic backbone which runs through 20 districts.»
Monday 18 May

NIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chief

NIMC’s chief speaks to Kokumo Goodie about the role of the NIMC and his own legacy.»
Friday 15 May

Rwanda’s 4G LTE project scoops Global Telecom Business Innovation Award

RWANDA
The Rwanda and Korea Telecom (KT) 4G partnership, through Olleh Rwanda networks and Nokia, has won the Global Telecom Business Innovation award.»
Wednesday 13 May

Government fails to lift 20% tax on smart phones in Ghana

GHANA
Hopes are fading that the government of Ghana will scrap the 20 per cent tax on the importation of smart phones.»
Monday 11 May

Kenyan ICT on track for strong growth

KENYA
The Kenyan government projects that the country’s ICT sector will approach 20% growth by 2017, with the government making every effort to help boost this growth.»
Monday 11 May

Ghana commissions enhanced CICs

GHANA
Ghana’s Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, has commissioned and handed over an Enhanced Community Information Centre (E-CIC) to La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region under the e-governance project.»
Friday 8 May

Rwanda hosts Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds Forum

RWANDA
The Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds (USF) forum brought together broadband stakeholders from all over Africa in Kigali for a three-day forum this week.»
Tuesday 5 May

Airtel, Ghana Communications Ministry promote girls in ICT

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has partnered the Ministry of Communication to celebrate International Telecommunication Union Girls in ICT Day. »
Monday 4 May

Alcatel-Lucent, Algeria to build Orval undersea cable system

ALGERIA
Alcatel-Lucent and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications have signed a turnkey agreement for the deployment of the Orval system, an over 560 km fiber-optic undersea cable that will link Oran in Algeria to Valencia, Spain. »
Monday 4 May

Finalists announced for African Utility Week Industry Awards

The finalists have been announced for the African Utility Week Industry Awards, with the winners to be honoured at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa in Cape Town from 12-14 May.»
Friday 1 May

Four million Rwandan youth to participate in #YouthConnektMonth

RWANDA
Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), in collaboration with various stakeholders, is launching National YouthConnekt Month to kick off on 2 May. »
Friday 1 May

Equatorial Guinea scores multiple investment agreements with Chinese companies

EQUATORIAL GUINEA
The Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the signing of multiple memoranda of understanding with Chinese companies covering large areas of cooperation in the electricity and industrial sectors. »
Thursday 30 Apr

Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments

MALAWI
An in-depth analysis has been released of Malawi’s readiness to transition from a nearly cash-only economy to one where digital payments are widely available through an ecosystem approach.  »
Friday 24 Apr

Malawi Veep to lead in cyber security meeting

MALAWI
Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima will next week preside over a sensitisation workshop on Cyber Security organised by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa).»

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NIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chiefNIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chief

NIMC’s chief speaks to Kokumo Goodie about the role of the NIMC and his own legacy.