GOVERNMENT

Online condolences flood in for Sata

Online condolences flood in for Sata

Zambians and non-Zambians have flooded social media sites with condolences over the death of the country’s president Michael Sata at the age of 77. Read More

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Harnessing support for Government to leverage Open SourceHarnessing support for Government to leverage Open Source Free Open Source Software (FOSS) has huge potential to be an enabler for effective service delivery ...
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Commission calls for enhanced broadband planningCommission calls for enhanced broadband planning Rwandan President Kagame has presented an open letter from the Broadband Commission to PP-14 delegates, calling ...
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Rwanda to fast-track cashless societyRwanda to fast-track cashless society The Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless ...
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Tuesday 28 Oct

Senegal moves to protect citizens’ personal data

SENEGAL
Senegal has launched a major public consultation exercise to seek practical and operational solutions to protect its citizens’ personal information, and promote the development of the digital economy.»
Tuesday 28 Oct

Liquid Telecom announces UGX 2 billion investment in pan-Ugandan internet infrastructure

UGANDA
Liquid Telecom has announced UGX 2 bn of investment in its Ugandan subsidiary Infocom, to extend its pan African fibre cable infrastructure across Kampala’s Central Business District and to multiple rural towns across Uganda.»
Monday 27 Oct

Rwanda re-elected member of ITU Council

RWANDA
Rwanda has been re-elected a member state of the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 2014-2018. »
Monday 27 Oct

Tanzania’s 2014-2025 energy reform roadmap to success

TANZANIA
Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals has published an Electricity Supply Industry Reform Strategy and Roadmap for 2014 to 2025.»
Monday 27 Oct

Outrage as Ivory Coast bans import of analogue TVs

IVORY COAST
Electrical appliances traders in Ivory Coast have spoken out against a government decision to prohibit the import, sale and marketing of analogue TV sets, which do not have DTT features.»
Saturday 25 Oct

ICT put to good use in Botswana elections

BOTSWANA
Botswana voters went to the polls today in an election that that been characterised by innovative ICT use.»
Saturday 25 Oct

Employees voice concern over IPO

BOTSWANA
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. »
Thursday 23 Oct

Kenya to issue third digital license to local broadcasters

KENYA
The long battle between local broadcasters Nation Media Group, Royal Media services, and The Standard Group, and the government could soon be over.»
Thursday 23 Oct

Presidential candidates say no to BTCL privatisation

BOTSWANA
Former Malawian president Joyce Banda graced the live Gabz FM Botswana presidential candidates debates at Westwood primary school, where the two presidential candidates present say the BTCL IPO is in vain. »
Thursday 23 Oct

Fibre optic: Congo-Brazzaville releases evaluation report

The Republic of Congo has released an evaluation report on its fibre optic networks, showing that the country has already completed 53 of the 66 projects to be implemented as part of the country's Central African Backbone.»
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. »

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