GOVERNMENT

Private sector investment key to continent’s development, says Kaberuka

Private sector investment key to continent’s development, says Kaberuka

African Development Bank support for private equity investment in Africa recorded a major success this week, when The Carlyle Group announced it had raised $698 million for its new Sub-Saharan Africa Fund. Read More

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Ghana’s ‘big bang’ approach tackles data penetrationGhana’s ‘big bang’ approach tackles data penetration With 110% voice penetration, full data penetration is the next big target in Ghana, says the ...
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Kenya unveils ICT master plan Kenya unveils ICT master plan Kenya has launched the national Information, Communication Technology Master Plan 2017 to spur economic growth in ...
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Botswana to enhance education through Thutonet Botswana to enhance education through Thutonet Launching the Thutonet Governance Structure, Secretary of Education Reforms, Taboka Nkhwa, said for Botswana to make ...
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Tuesday 15 Apr

Kenya to digitally register all citizens afresh

KENYA
Kenya plans to digitally register all citizens as part of national planning and the war against terrorism.»
Monday 14 Apr

Africa’s tech hubs on the rise

BOTSWANA
The vice president of Botswana says innovation hubs play an important role in boosting science and technology.»
Monday 14 Apr

Botswana passes electronic transaction, communications bill

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Parliament has passed the Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill, which gives legal recognition to electronic transactions.»
Saturday 12 Apr

Angola stimulates ICT innovation in government

ANGOLA
The Angolan Government is seeking to boost the use of ICTs in public service administration and service delivery through its ‘Innovate’ programme for the public sector.»
Thursday 10 Apr

Kenyan Deputy President takes to Twitter

KENYA
Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto took to Twitter today, to interact with Kenyans on the platform for the first time.»
Monday 7 Apr

Nigeria, China sign power MoU

NIGERIA
A consortium of companies in Nigeria and a Group of top-rate Chinese investors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on power plant projects, including the assembling and manufacturing of pre-paid power meters. »
Saturday 5 Apr

Cofek challenges Kyalo appointment

KENYA
Cofek has challenged the appointment of the Information, Communication and Technology Authority Chief Executive, Mr Victor Kyalo.»
Thursday 3 Apr

Therisanyo gets e-learning centre

BOTSWANA
Samsung Technologies has handed over an e-learning centre to Botswana's Therisanyo Primary School.»
Thursday 3 Apr

Rwanda seeks device financing models

RWANDA
Rwanda’s MYICT says it is engaging with stakeholders on financing models that enable Rwandan citizens to buy internet access devices.»
Tuesday 1 Apr

Battle for Kenya's Digital TV goes to Supreme court

KENYA
The Kenya government has moved to the Sureme court to contest a court of Appeal that extended a planned digital migration to end of September 2014.»
Monday 31 Mar

Ban on Aramex remains, insists government

NIGERIA
The Nigerian government says its ban on courier firm Aramex International Limited remains operational.»
Monday 31 Mar

Botswana youth employment portal rolled out

BOTSWANA
An ambitious project by Botswana’s Ministry of Labour through the National Internship, donor agencies and leading NGOs has seen the creation of a youth friendly portal to boost job creation in the country. »
Saturday 29 Mar

Kenya govt eyes automated payment system

KENYA
Kenya will adopt a paperless payment system to stop revenue leakages.»
Friday 28 Mar

Ghana to build multipurpose data centre in Accra

GHANA
The Ghana government, through the Ministry of Communications and with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, will be setting a up a massive data centre in Accra. »
Thursday 27 Mar

Broadband can solve global development gap

Broadband must be recognised as the vital development enabler in post-2015 UN Sustainable Development framework, says the Dublin meeting of the UN Broadband Commission.»
Wednesday 26 Mar

ICANN, ZACR sign landmark dotAfrica agreement

The May 2014 commercial launch of dotAfrica is now a fait accompli with the signing of the final outstanding paperwork today.»

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