GOVERNMENT

Congo Brazzaville, Cameroon customs go hi-tech

Congo Brazzaville, Cameroon customs go hi-tech

Congo-Brazzaville and Cameroon have agreed to seek the help of ICTs to computerise their customs services. Read More

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Candidates decry lack of internet in villagesCandidates decry lack of internet in villages Aspiring parliamentary candidates have decried lack of technology in the villages bordering the urban spaces and ...
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COFEK supports Matiangi over impeachment callsCOFEK supports Matiangi over impeachment calls The Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has defended Ministry of ICT cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiangi ...
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Congo-Brazzaville invests over US$200m in ICTsCongo-Brazzaville invests over US$200m in ICTs Oil-rich Congo-Brazzaville has invested more than 100-billion FCFA (about US$204-million) in the past few years ...
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Monday 18 Aug

NITDA seeks creation of state-level SITDAs

NIGERIA
Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged all the federating units of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to create its equivalent at the state level.»
Monday 18 Aug

Radio initiates election debates

BOTSWANA
With Botswana’s parliamentary and presidential elections due in October, a local radio station, GabzFM 96.2FM, has embarked on a debating programme slated for all the 57 contested constituencies. »
Saturday 16 Aug

BTC shares bill gets parley thumbs up

BOTSWANA
Bostwana’s Parliament has seen the passing of the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) (Transition) (Amendment) Bill 2014. »
Thursday 14 Aug

Police claim rise in cyber crime

BOTSWANA
Botswana Police have indicated that there is marked increase in crimes involving the internet in the country. »
Wednesday 13 Aug

Osun partners Chams on biometric identification, smart ID card

NIGERIA
Determined to use technology to improve planning, allocation of resources and service delivery in its education sector, Osun State government has unveiled what it said is first-of-its-kind smart identity card with biometric features was launched for all public school students in the state.»
Wednesday 13 Aug

Kenyan High Court annuls ICT Authority appointments

KENYA
The Kenyan High Court has ruled that the appointment of six ICT Authority board members was illegal and annulled the appointments.»
Wednesday 13 Aug

DRC regulator under fire over prices

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The telecommunications regulator of the DRC has come under renewed fire for ignoring international recommendations not to set the prices of telecoms products.»
Monday 11 Aug

Malawi Veep warns against losing humanity to ICT

Malawi’s Vice President has warned that as ICTs shape societies, they must never lose sight of the human touch.»
Monday 11 Aug

US, AfDB enhance Power Africa partnership

As part of the US-African Leaders Summit, African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Donald Kaberuka, reaffirmed the AfDB’s support to advance the Power Africa initiative, with a commitment of $3 billion over a 5-year period. »
Thursday 7 Aug

Minister Nsengimana urges youth to spread peace messages using ICT

RWANDA
Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana has urged the country’s youth to promote peace by using available technologies. »
Thursday 7 Aug

Malawi to host SADC universalising broadband meeting

MALAWI
The Malawi government will host a workshop on Universalising Broadband in the SADC, barely two days after finishing hosting the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Administrative Council of The Pan African Postal Union (PAPU).»
Thursday 7 Aug

BPE: why NITEL, MTEL is in guided liquidation

NIGERIA
After botched attempts to sell former state-run telco Nitel, Nigeria’s BPE says it is opting for guided liquidation because this has succeeded in the privatization of other entitities. »
Wednesday 6 Aug

Most DRC government ministries still have no websites

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may have inaugurated a fibre optic landing station but many of its ministries and other institutions have nothing to do with modernism and digital revolution.»
Wednesday 6 Aug

Momentum gathers in Power Africa initiative

Standard Bank Group has renewed its commitment to the Power Africa Initiative, a multi-stakeholder project driven by US President Barack Obama. »
Tuesday 5 Aug

Malawi hosts 33rd PAPU meeting

MALAWI
The 33rd Ordinary Session of the Administrative Council of The Pan African Postal Union (PAPU), an umbrella body of the African Union (AU) responsible for Postal Administrative matters in Africa, is underway in Malawi.»
Tuesday 5 Aug

Malawi govt cautions social forum users

MALAWI
The Malawi government has cautioned people using online social forums ito exercise their freedom of expression responsibly. »

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Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’

WASPAN chief Simon Aderinlola says unless the regulator intervenes, WASPAN may not have anything left to regulate. Kokumo Goodie reports.

IN DEPTH

Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.

COMPANY NEWS

Schneider Electric trains 50,000 in energy management

Schneider Electric has trained more than 50,000 people in energy management as part of its BipBop energy access programme.