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Top targets for cyber attacks in East Africa

Top targets for cyber attacks in East Africa

Governments are East Africa’s top target sector for cyber attacks, followed by telecoms and financial  services, says a report by Control Risks. Read More

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NCR applauds Communications Ministry, NCA over DTT implementationNCR applauds Communications Ministry, NCA over DTT implementation Ghana’s Network of Communications Reporters has applauded the Ministry of Communications and the National Communications ...
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BVN fished out 40,000 ghost workers BVN fished out 40,000 ghost workers Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment says the Bank Verification Number introduced by the ...
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Private sector should push connectivityPrivate sector should push connectivity Botswana’s Minister of Transport and Communication, Tshenolo Mabeo, has urged Africa to look at broadband ...
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Monday 13 Jun

Uber signs MoU with Ghana’s Transport Ministry

GHANA
Uber, a technology company that connects riders and drivers at the touch of a button, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana’s Ministry of Transport.»
Monday 13 Jun

Kenya embraces online motor vehicle registration to fight corruption

KENYA
In a bid to weed out corruption and increase efficiency in the road transport sector, the Kenyan government is set to unveil online vehicle registration.»
Friday 10 Jun

NCC to review 2.6GHz spectrum auction

NIGERIA
The Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, says the Commission will soon meet with operators over the recent auction of 2.6GHz spectrum.»
Wednesday 1 Jun

Botswana Post opens new money transfer corridors

BOTSWANA
BotswanaPost says it has launched another two money transfer routes – to Lesotho Postal Services and Swaziland Postal Services.  »
Wednesday 18 May

International Conference on the Internet on in Gaborone

BOTSWANA
The University of Botswana is hosting the First International Conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems in Gaborone to the 20th May 2016 at The Gaborone International Convention Center (GICC). »
Wednesday 18 May

Again, NCC’s 2.6GHz spectrum auctions fall through

NIGERIA
The planned 2.6 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum auction scheduled by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) may have fallen through.»
Tuesday 17 May

Government rules out OTT regulation in Ghana

GHANA
Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Communication, Ato Sarpong, has told key industry players in Accra that the government has no intention of regulating over-the-top operations in the country. »
Friday 13 May

Rwanda, MasterCard collaborate on cashless society

RWANDA
The Government of Rwanda has announced a collaboration with MasterCard to fast-track the country’s move to include 90 percent of its citizens in the financial mainstream.»
Thursday 12 May

NCA to review the impact of OTT services on Ghana’s Telecom Industry

GHANA
The National Communication Authority (NCA) has said in a statement that it will review the OTT services situation and will in due course take decisions for an enabling regulatory environment that will benefit all stakeholders. »
Monday 9 May

Mobile spam: NCC reads riot act to telcos

NIGERIA
Worried by a flurry of complaints, the Nigerian Communications Commission has warned mobile network operators to take decisive action to curb unsolicited text messages and calls to customers.»
Sunday 1 May

Criticism over Remita borne out of ignorance, says SystemSpecs

NIGERIA
The CEO of SystemSpecs, the company behind the revenue-saving Nigerian Single Treasury Account (TSA) system, speaks to Biztechafrica.»
Thursday 28 Apr

ALTON, WASPAN kick against NCC’s VAS regulatory framework

NIGERIA
The Association of Licenced Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and Wireless Application Service Providers of Nigeria (WASPAN) have opposed the NCC's regulatory framework for the Value Added Services subsector.»
Saturday 23 Apr

NCC chief urges Fed Govt to relax forex policy

NIGERIA
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has urged the Federal Government to consider relaxing its forex policy for telecommunications companies.»
Thursday 21 Apr

Nigeria loses N127bn to cyber thieves

NIGERIA
Between 2013 and 2014, the activities of criminals who chose the cyber space as their platform of operation has cost Nigeria a whopping N127billion.»
Thursday 21 Apr

No deal with MTN on fine, says ComTech minister

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Communications Technology Minister says no concrete deal has been sealed in respect of the fine imposed on MTN.»
Wednesday 20 Apr

CA rejects misleading reports on Essar sale

KENYA
The Chairman of the Communications Authority of Kenya board of directors, Ngene Gituku, has refuted allegations of impropriety and unethical conduct around the sale of Essar Telecom Kenya Ltd.»

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