GOVERNMENT

Senegal govt, AfDB to build US$120 million digital park

Senegal govt, AfDB to build US$120 million digital park

The Senegalese government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) will join forces to put aside about US$20 million and US$100 million, respectively, to build a mega-digital park in the city of Diamniadio. Read More

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BOCRA hosts Public Network Operators’ roadshowBOCRA hosts Public Network Operators’ roadshow The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA), in collaboration with Internet Corporation for assigned names and Numbers ...
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Ivory Coast launches m-tourism appIvory Coast launches m-tourism app SODERTOUR has launched an app to give people important, real time tourism information on their cellphones.
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Govt confirms NATCOM’s $252m Nitel/Mtel purchaseGovt confirms NATCOM’s $252m Nitel/Mtel purchase The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed the sale of former state-run but now moribund telco ...
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Tuesday 16 Dec

Angola takes science and technology roadshow to schools

ANGOLA
Angola’s Minister of Science and Technology has hailed a programme carried out this year to increase school learners’ understanding of science, technology and innovation.»
Monday 15 Dec

Senegal to issue smart ID, voter’s cards

SENEGAL
The government of Senegal is planning to issue new smart ID documents and voter’s cards, a project it said will strengthen the administration and fight identity theft.»
Monday 15 Dec

MTN, Orange, Cameroon govt launch Mobile Tax service

CAMEROON
The Cameroonian government has launched a new tax service called Mobile Tax, in association with mobile operators MTN and Orange.»
Sunday 14 Dec

Togo internet uptake lags

TOGO
Togo’s internet problems must be tackled as urgently as possible, speakers told the national forum for internet governance held in the capital Lomé this week.»
Thursday 11 Dec

BTCL IPO date reset again

BOTSWANA
The embattled BTCL IPO launch date has not seen the last of its changes yet. »
Thursday 11 Dec

Botswana tops Africa Prosperity Report

BOTSWANA
Botswana tops the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report, as the continent enjoys unprecedented economic upturn, but Africa faces new challenges in gender gap and personal freedom.»
Thursday 11 Dec

Interconnect Clearing House will not stop sim box fraud – Telecom Chamber CEO

GHANA
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Telecommunication Chamber, Kwaku Sakyi Addo, has told Biztechafrica that the Interconnect Clearing House will not help solve the issue of sim box fraud in the country.»
Thursday 11 Dec

Digital migration will strengthen public broadcaster – Ivorian minister

IVORY COAST
Digital migration in Ivory Coast will strengthen the public broadcaster, and provide a better management of broadcasting frequencies and facilitate the transfer of ICTs and multimedia on TV, an Ivorian minister said early this week.»
Thursday 11 Dec

NCC seals four Lagos telco offices

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) this week descended on four telecoms companies over alleged illegal operations.»
Wednesday 10 Dec

Breakthrough as Kenyan media licensed to distribute own digital TV signal

KENYA
A major hurdle that has for years delayed Kenya's digital migration has been overcome with the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) awarding licence to the Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and Standard Group through a consortium.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

Mali Digital Plan 2020 to reorganise economy

MALI
The coordinator of Mali’s proposed ICT development strategy believes digital technologies have the potential to revolutionise people’s lifestyle and working relationships, boost culture and improve education, among others.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

Nigeria lures broadband investors with incentives

NIGERIA
Nigeria has highlighted opportunities and incentives for would-be investors, on the sidelines of ITU Telecom World.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

Senegal, World Bank launch mobile survey on living conditions

SENEGAL
A household survey called A l’écoute du Sénégal ("Listening to Senegal") was launched late last week in this West African nation by the Senegalese government in association with the World Bank.»
Monday 8 Dec

DRC pays US$440 000 debt to ATU

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
After paying 1.2 million franc Swiss in contribution fees arrears to the ITU, the DRC has paid US$440 000 to the ATU.»
Monday 8 Dec

Senegal landline telephone market in sharp decline

SENEGAL
Figures released by Senegal’s telecoms regulator, ARTP, show that landline numbers have been sharply declining since September 2013.»
Sunday 7 Dec

Millicom International looks to invest in Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST
Sweden-based Millicom International Cellular (MIC), one of the European giants of technology and media, wants to invest in the West African nation of Ivory Coast.»

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