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DRC capital awaits high speed internet

DRC capital awaits high speed internet

One year after the inauguration of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s fibre optic landing station, many Kinshasa residents are yet to taste the high speed internet promised by the government. Read More

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Thursday 24 Jul

Kenyan capital adopts e-payment system

KENYA
The Nairobi City County Government has moved to ease payment for services and streamline revenue collection by switching to e-payments.»
Thursday 24 Jul

Congo-Brazzaville to launch digital governance agency

The Republic of Congo will soon launch a digital governance agency, to monitor and control the implementation of the country’s ICT projects. »
Wednesday 23 Jul

Malawi launches Internet Governance Forum

MALAWI
The Malawi Government and Nepad have launched the Malawi Internet Governance Forum in an effort to bring a semblance of order to the internet services in the country.»
Wednesday 23 Jul

Environmentalists welcome improved technology

BOTSWANA
Participants in a recent Monitoring For Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) conference in Botswana were upbeat about the new technologies that MESA is harnessing. »
Monday 21 Jul

Kaberuka addresses Africa’s infrastructure gap at OECD

African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka made a strong case for the importance of tackling private investment impediments in the African infrastructure agenda during the joint AfDB, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Growth Center (IGC) event in Paris.»
Friday 18 Jul

Kenya inaugurates USAC

KENYA
Kenya’s new Universal Service Advisory Council (USAC) has been inaugurated by the Cabinet Secretary, Information, Communications and Technology. »
Wednesday 16 Jul

Education Minister: ICT vital in schools

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s Acting Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has called for an increased uptake of ICTs in all schools in the country. »
Monday 14 Jul

Botswana approves Innovation Fund

BOTSWANA
Botswana's parliament has approved a National Innovation Fund which will provide seed and early stage funding for technology based start-ups and ventures as well as established companies with viable innovation concepts.»
Monday 14 Jul

Innovation Hub introduces new offices

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has opened two new offices to services its wider clientele base. »
Sunday 13 Jul

Orange, DRC govt sign fibre optic deal

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Orange and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a deal which will see Orange take control of the country’s fibre optic platform. »
Friday 11 Jul

NCC presents telecoms governance code

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has launched a Corporate Governance Code for the telecommunications industry.»
Wednesday 9 Jul

Ghana resolves to improve QoS

GHANA
The Government of Ghana has announced strict punitive measures to be taken against operators whose services fall below the expected quality of service levels.»
Tuesday 8 Jul

CBN starts bank verification number initiative

NIGERIA
The Central Bank of Nigeria has commenced the first phase of the enrolment of bank customers under its Bank Verification Number initiative.»
Monday 7 Jul

Botswana, Germany, France in ICT/cultural exchange

BOTSWANA
The Botswana College of Open and Distance Learning (BOCODOL) is in the second year of an educational exchange that involves students from France and Germany. »
Monday 7 Jul

Ghana launches girls’ e-learning campaign

GHANA
An interactive distance-learning project — Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) — has been launched at Prampram in the Greater Accra region.»
Monday 7 Jul

Ghana forging ahead with e-agriculture

GHANA
Since launching an internet-based platform in February this year to enable agricultural experts, farmers and community members to exchange opinions and resources, the Ghana government has been forging ahead in its quest to digitise the sector.»

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