GOVERNMENT

NIMC moves to accelerate issue of e-ID cards

NIMC moves to accelerate issue of e-ID cards

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission has concluded its International Vendors’ Summit aimed at ensuring that citizens who have enrolled for their National Identification Number get their National e-ID Cards on time.  Read More

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NCS blames shoddy preparations for neglect of IT in electionNCS blames shoddy preparations for neglect of IT in election The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has blamed tardiness in project management, and challenges in logistics and ...
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Rwanda’s ICT private sector strengthens commercial ties with Israel Rwanda’s ICT private sector strengthens commercial ties with Israel In an attempt to fast track growth of the sector and the capacity of the players ...
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BOCRA rehires Pheko as CEO BOCRA rehires Pheko as CEO Thari Pheko has re-emerged as the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after ...
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Monday 23 Feb

CAK clears up ‘misleading’ reports on migration

KENYA
The Communications Authority of Kenya says it has noted with concern, misleading reports published in some local media that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) had allowed some African countries to extend their digital migration deadlines beyond the 17th June 2015.  »
Monday 23 Feb

Senegal prepares national plan to protect children online

SENEGAL
Senegal is taking action to ensure that its children are protected online and do not become victims of harmful content, cybercrime, bullying and other criminal offences perpetrated by syndicates on the internet.»
Monday 23 Feb

Ivory Coast moves to close digital divide

IVORY COAST
The government of Ivory Coast has launched a project to help half a million families own IT equipment and connect to the internet in the next three years.»
Friday 20 Feb

Mabeo blames cable thieves for erratic ICT services

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Tshenolo Mabeo, has pointed to power failure, vandalism and theft of copper and fibre cables as the main contributors to disruptions in ICT services.»
Wednesday 18 Feb

Mascom turns 17

BOTSWANA
17TH February 2015 is the 17th birthday of Mascom, the oldest private mobile telecommunications company in Botswana. »
Tuesday 17 Feb

CAK defends analogue shutdown

Three Kenyan TV media houses have themselves to blame for being off the airwaves following shutdown of analogue broadcasting in Nairobi and other major towns, the Communications Authority of Kenya has said.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Botswana MPs want live transmission of debates

BOTSWANA
Botswana Members of Parliament (MPs) have made repeated call for the parliamentary debates to be beamed live each time they are in session. A recent parliamentary seating witnessed a cacophony of MPs reiterating the calls for their debates to get to people in real-time.  »
Tuesday 17 Feb

BTC Amendment Bill gets thumbs up

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s parliament has approved a Bill that seeks to amend the Botswana Telecommunication Corporation (Transition) Act 2008 to accommodate a clause that cites that the BTC Limited Employee Limited Scheme is a wholly citizen scheme.  »
Monday 16 Feb

Postal Reform Bill gets Executive approval

NIGERIA
Plans to reform the Nigerian postal sector have received a boost with the approval of the Nigeria Postal Commission Bill 2014 by the Federal Executive Council.  »
Monday 16 Feb

Broadband Council seeks accelerated implementation of national plan

NIGERIA
Nigeria's National Broadband Council has tasked stakeholders with accelerating the implementation of the National Broadband Plan, which seeks to raise the level of broadband penetration in the country.»
Sunday 15 Feb

Ghana inaugurates GIIF board

GHANA
Ghana’s President John Mahama has inaugurated a nine-member Board, chaired by Mr. Ato Ahwoi, for the newly established Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF).»
Saturday 14 Feb

CAK forces analogue shutdown

KENYA
Kenyans in major towns who are yet to purchase set-top-boxes could not watch TV starting Saturday afternoon, following the forceful shut down of the analogue signals of NTV, QTV,Citizen TV and KTN by the Communication Authority of Kenya.»
Thursday 12 Feb

Digital migration: Togo trains 300 TV technicians, aerial installers

TOGO
CONAPREN, Togo's National Council for Professionals of the Digital Economy, has launched a programme aimed at training over 300 TV technicians, including aerial installers and those who repair TV sets, ahead of a switch to digital.»
Thursday 12 Feb

BOFINET targets three fibre-optic expansion projects in 2015

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s new Minister of Transport and Communications, Tshenolo Mabeo, has vowed to complete the projects that were left unfinished when his predecessor switched ministries. »
Wednesday 11 Feb

CAK faults KBC, K24 for returning to analogue, fines three others

KENYA
The Communication Authority of Kenya says a move by two free-to-air TV stations to revert to analogue broadcasting is illegal.»
Wednesday 11 Feb

Gabon head of state joins Twitter

GABON
Ali Bongo Ondimba, the President of Gabon, has become the latest African head of state to open a Twitter account. »

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