GOVERNMENT

Daniel Monehin, Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa, MasterCard met with Norbet Mumba, Deputy Executive Director, AFI

Cashless Africa 'achievable through partnerships'

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) renewed its partnership with MasterCard at the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) meeting held in Dakar, Senegal this week.  Read More

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ICT CS launches free Internet for Schools programme in Machakos County   ICT CS launches free Internet for Schools programme in Machakos County Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has lauded Airtel for its commitment to support e-learning ...
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BIH Science, Technology Park opening in 2016BIH Science, Technology Park opening in 2016 The Innovation Hub conceived Science and Technology Park, which is being constructed on the fringes of ...
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BITC launches online trade portalBITC launches online trade portal As part of efforts to improve trade facilitation, the Botswana government, through the Botswana Investment and ...
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Thursday 28 Jan

Ghana MPs struggle with digitised chamber

GHANA
Ghana’s parliament almost came to a standstill earlier this week, when members of parliament battled to make use of new digitised desks installed in the chamber.»
Tuesday 26 Jan

Over 10,000 applications for BTCL shares

BOTSWANA
Batswana have come out in record numbers to submit their Offers for BTCL shares, with around 1,000 applications per day at Barclays Bank branches across Botswana.»
Tuesday 26 Jan

KRA announces key Customs reforms

KENYA
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced a variety of reform measures geared at enhancing national security and efficiency in Customs management.»
Saturday 23 Jan

N780b fine: MTN opts for out-of-court-settlement with NCC

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria has asked for an out-of-court settlement in the suit it filed against the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).»
Friday 22 Jan

MTN fine hearing adjourned

NIGERIA
The court hearing on the fine imposed by Nigeria’s NCC against MTN has been adjourned to March.»
Thursday 21 Jan

Government upbeat about hosting the IPA awards

BOTSWANA
Botswana is celebrating 50 years of independence in September this year and the pronouncement that the country is going to host the the 5th Innovation Prize for Africa event in Gaborone in the same year is a welcome development. »
Wednesday 20 Jan

Nigerian ComTech minister, stakeholders hold communications retreat

NIGERIA
Nigerian ICT stakeholders are set for Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, this weekend to attend the 2016 Communications Sector Retreat.»
Tuesday 19 Jan

BTCL introduces IPO Champions

BOTSWANA
The BTCL IPO Project Team has introduced BTCL IPO Champions across all BTCL and Barclays Bank branches across Botswana.»
Monday 18 Jan

Lagos advises telecoms contractors to display project info board

NIGERIA
The General Manager, Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA), Mr. Babajide Odekunle, has warned contractors handling ongoing infrastructure projects for telecoms firms in the state to display Project Information Boards.»
Sunday 17 Jan

Incredible reception to IPO

BOTSWANA
The BTCL Initial Public Offering (IPO) opened on Monday to a strong reception from the public.»
Saturday 16 Jan

MTN seeks relationship restoration with NCC

NIGERIA
MTN has expressed a desire to restore its relationship with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), insisting that it has the highest regard for the regulator regardless of the current situation in the industry.»
Friday 15 Jan

Nigeria looks to China, Belarus for ICT investors

NIGERIA
Nigeria's Minister of Communications has travelled to the Republic of Belarus to showcase the country's space technology potential. »
Wednesday 13 Jan

BVN eliminates ghost workers from govt payroll

NIGERIA
The Bank Verification Number (BVN) has helped to eliminate ghost workers from the payroll of the federal government of Nigeria.»
Tuesday 12 Jan

EFCC arrests NBC chief over alleged N15bn fraud

NIGERIA
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Director-General of the NBC, Emeka Mba, over alleged N15 billion fraud.»
Thursday 7 Jan

Kenyan officials swoop on SIM box fraudsters

KENYA
The Communications Authority of Kenya has announced that one person has been arrested and nearly 6000 SIM cards seized in a raid on an illegal SIM box outfit in Nairobi.»
Thursday 7 Jan

$2.1bn arms sleaze: BDC operators’ involvement upsets EFCC

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will deal decisively with any Bureau De Change (BDC) operators found to be involved in the $2.1 billion arms scandal.»

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