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Unlocking Africa

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SIM box task team steps up successes with help from ICT firmSIM box task team steps up successes with help from ICT firm Ghana’s efforts to crack down on SIM boxing fraud have been given a boost by ...
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Togo’s new tax on incoming international calls angers consumersTogo’s new tax on incoming international calls angers consumers A new tax on incoming international calls imposed by the government of Togo has angered consumers ...
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Dr.Eugene Juwah (left), Mrs. Abigael Sholanke and Mr.Tony Ojobo of NCC and Mr. Mike Awoyinfa, former MD of The Sun Newspaper NCC EVC says agenda accomplished The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr Eugene Juwah, says he has attended ...
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Monday 26 Jan

Software vulnerability led to Ghana govt site hack

GHANA
A software vulnerability and failure to update software led to the hacking of some websites on the government of Ghana’s official portal.»
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.»
Monday 26 Jan

Break-ins threaten Mascom Kitsong centre project

BOTSWANA
As Mascom Wireless embarks on its fourth year of bringing ICT to the marginalised people of Botswana, Mascom says the greatest impediment to their efforts are the break-ins that are rampant at the Kitsong establishments.»
Monday 26 Jan

DRC govt cuts internet, SMS to quell deadly protests

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
After a week of deadly protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that left at least 42 people dead, people in this troubled Central African nation are still scrambling to connect to the internet and send SMSes. »
Thursday 22 Jan

Top media firms to protest CAK move

KENYA
Three top media houses in Kenya say they will go to court over the CAK's move to withdraw their permit for digital TV frequencies.»
Thursday 22 Jan

Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

KENYA
Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.»
Wednesday 21 Jan

Computerised driver testing grounds: another first for Botswana

BOTSWANA
Botswana will see another first this week in the form of computerised driver testing, which will be launched in Gaborone on Friday 23 January. »
Wednesday 21 Jan

Cofek lauds CAK slam on media firms

KENYA
The Consumer Federation of Kenya has welcomed the Communication Authority of Kenya’s decision to slam three local media firms for a misleading advert.»
Wednesday 21 Jan

CA Kenya slams ‘misleading advertisement’

KENYA
The DG of the CAK, Francis Wangusi, says action will be taken following an advert by Nation Media Group, Standard Group and Royal Media Services.»
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

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.  »
Monday 19 Jan

Kenyan bloggers in fear over crackdown

KENYA
Kenyan bloggers report that they feel ‘under siege’ after bloggers who have criticized government were arrested or their sites taken down.»
Monday 19 Jan

BOCRA consults on digital terrestrial TV

BOTSWANA
Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has put out a consultation paper on licensing framework for digital terrestrial television for public consumption and feedback.»
Monday 19 Jan

Senegal’s national digital strategy in spotlight at ICT forum

SENEGAL
Senegal’s national digital strategy is expected to be discussed at a high-level ICT forum due to take place on Thursday 22 January 2015 at the King Fahd Palace in the capital Dakar.»
Sunday 18 Jan

Togo capital city to become Wifi Zone

TOGO
Lomé, the capital city of West Africa’s tiny Togo is about to become a Wifi Zone.»
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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VMware reports fourth quarter and full year 2014 results

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