GOVERNMENT

Employees voice concern over IPO

Employees voice concern over IPO

Daggers have been drawn between the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) employees and the management over an alleged lack of consultation on the Initial Public Offer.  Read More

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Kenya to issue third digital license to local broadcastersKenya to issue third digital license to local broadcasters The long battle between local broadcasters Nation Media Group, Royal Media services, and The Standard Group ...
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Presidential candidates say no to BTCL privatisationPresidential candidates say no to BTCL privatisation Former Malawian president Joyce Banda graced the live Gabz FM Botswana presidential candidates debates at Westwood ...
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Fibre optic: Congo-Brazzaville releases evaluation reportFibre optic: Congo-Brazzaville releases evaluation report The Republic of Congo has released an evaluation report on its fibre optic networks, showing that ...
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Wednesday 22 Oct

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT addresses ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

RWANDA
Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, today addressed the 19th International Telecommunication Union plenipotentiary conference in South Korea.»
Monday 20 Oct

Cameroon to increase telephone digits in November

CAMEROON
The number of telephone digits in Cameroon will be increased from eight to nine come 21 November 2014, the telecoms regulator, l’Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications (ART), announced recently at a press briefing.»
Monday 20 Oct

CWG, Vodacom canvass local content in ICT

NIGERIA
Smarting from the success the Local Content Act has recorded in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, CWG and Vodacom Business Nigeria have canvassed its application to the ICT industry.»
Friday 17 Oct

UNDP donates ICT equipment for DRC elections

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has donated ICT equipment to the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to support the electoral process in this war-hit Central African nation.»
Friday 17 Oct

Ghana govt to appoint interconnect clearing house

GHANA
Ghana’s Minister of Communication has hinted at the government’s intention of appointing a company to take charge of the country’s interconnect clearing house by the end of this year.  »
Thursday 16 Oct

IPO not foreigner-friendly

BOTSWANA
The CEO of BTCL, Paul Taylor, has allayed fears that foreigners resident in Botswana will snap up shares reserved for locals when his organisation starts the Initial Public Offering in November. »
Thursday 16 Oct

Africa lags on digital migration

Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.  »
Wednesday 15 Oct

Congo Brazzaville’s bid to switch to e-agriculture

The Central African nation of Congo-Brazzaville has 10 million hectares of arable land, but has so far used only 2% of that land. Analysts believe that the country could 'move mountains' and eradicate hunger with the use of ICTs in improving agriculture.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

Malawi Agriculture transport system automated

MALAWI
In partnership with Techno Brain, Malawi’s Agriculture Ministry has launched the first Automated Fleet Management Information System in public service in Malawi.»
Tuesday 14 Oct

Presidential hopefuls face off on radio

BOTSWANA
GabzFM has set 22 October as the day when Botswana's presidential hopefuls will tell the electorate what they will do for them if voted into the highest office in the country.»
Saturday 11 Oct

Telecom Namibia starts work on govt fibre network

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia Managing Director Frans Ndoroma says the national telecommunications services provider has started constructing a fibre-based network to connect the central government to the administrative capitals of all 14 regions in the country.»
Friday 10 Oct

NCC slams indigenous firms over incompetence

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission has slammed indigenous operators in the industry over ‘incompetence and culture of impunity’.»
Thursday 9 Oct

Malawi explores initiatives for rural mobile roll-out

MALAWI
The Government of Malawi is exploring ways and means to reach out to the far-flung areas with mobile phone service communication in line with the country’s revised Communications Act. »
Tuesday 7 Oct

BOCRA cracks whip on hospitality industry

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Communications and Regulation Authority (BOCRA) has issued guidelines on minimum internet connectivity requirements for Botswana’s hospitality industry. »
Tuesday 7 Oct

Stakeholders engage Batswana at Gaborone IPO Awareness meeting

BOTSWANA
As promised by the Botswana Telecommunications Limited (BTCL) stakeholders held the first of two diPitso (consultative meetings) on the upcoming BTCL IPO. »
Saturday 4 Oct

Togo province’s website exposes hidden side to tourists

TOGO
A new website showcasing Togo’s Kara region is being credited with an influx of tourists and travellers.»

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