GOVERNMENT

Cameroon to increase telephone digits in November

Cameroon to increase telephone digits in November

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. Read More

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Olusola Teniola, Austin Okere and Mrs Newton-Denila CWG, Vodacom canvass local content in ICT Smarting from the huge success the Local Content Act has recorded in Nigeria’s oil and ...
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UNDP donates ICT equipment for DRC electionsUNDP donates ICT equipment for DRC elections The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has donated ICT equipment to the National Independent Electoral Commission ...
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Ghana govt to appoint interconnect clearing house Ghana govt to appoint interconnect clearing house Ghana’s Minister of Communication has hinted at the government’s intention of appointing a company ...
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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.»
Friday 3 Oct

Court clears coast for NITEL privatisation

NIGERIA
Nigeria's Bureau for Public Enterprises has secured a court confirmation for the appointment of a guided liquidator for the privatisation of NITEL and its mobile arm, MTel.»
Monday 29 Sep

Supreme Court rules on digital signal distribution

KENYA
Kenya’s Supreme Court has set aside a ruling by the Appeal Court on digital TV and ordered the CAK to reopen licensing of digital signal distribution for 90 days.»
Monday 29 Sep

Kenya’s Supreme Court rules on digital migration

KENYA
Kenya’s television viewers are expected to know today whether their analogue sets will be switched off.»
Saturday 27 Sep

ICT ‘holds hope for Africa’

NIGERIA
Minister Omobola Johnson says the ICT industry holds hope of a better future for the African continent. »
Thursday 25 Sep

DRC brings in ICTs to combat deforestation, timber theft

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has one of the biggest rainforests in the world, but lack of resources and expertise and political will, and corruption are the primary obstacles to fight the illegal exploitation of these rainforests by foreign companies and unscrupulous local businessmen.»

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CNN, MultiChoice name top African Journalist 2014

Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge has been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards Ceremony.