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Airtel, Ghana Communications Ministry promote girls in ICT

Airtel, Ghana Communications Ministry promote girls in ICT

Airtel Ghana has partnered the Ministry of Communication to celebrate International Telecommunication Union Girls in ICT Day.  Read More

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Alcatel-Lucent, Algeria to build Orval undersea cable systemAlcatel-Lucent, Algeria to build Orval undersea cable system Alcatel-Lucent and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications have signed a turnkey agreement ...
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Finalists announced for African Utility Week Industry Awards Finalists announced for African Utility Week Industry Awards The finalists have been announced for the African Utility Week Industry Awards, with the winners to ...
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Four million Rwandan youth to participate in #YouthConnektMonth  Four million Rwandan youth to participate in #YouthConnektMonth Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), in collaboration with various stakeholders, is launching National ...
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Friday 1 May

Equatorial Guinea scores multiple investment agreements with Chinese companies

EQUATORIAL GUINEA
The Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the signing of multiple memoranda of understanding with Chinese companies covering large areas of cooperation in the electricity and industrial sectors. »
Thursday 30 Apr

Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments

MALAWI
An in-depth analysis has been released of Malawi’s readiness to transition from a nearly cash-only economy to one where digital payments are widely available through an ecosystem approach.  »
Friday 24 Apr

Malawi Veep to lead in cyber security meeting

MALAWI
Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima will next week preside over a sensitisation workshop on Cyber Security organised by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa).»
Thursday 23 Apr

CAK, IFC to collaborate on telecoms market

KENYA
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) that will strengthen the Authority’s regulatory capabilities.»
Thursday 23 Apr

Minister urges Rwandan girls to enter ICT careers

RWANDA
Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has called on Rwandan girls to take up studies and careers in ICT as these offer a chance for them to enhance their skills and tackle unemployment challenges.»
Friday 17 Apr

Huawei seeks to help build better connected Africa

ZIMBABWE
Huawei is seeking closer cooperation with the governments of Zimbabwe and other southern African countries in accelerating connectivity, the company’s VP for Eastern and Southern Africa, has told the Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 2015 in Vitoria Falls.»
Friday 17 Apr

Rwanda ranked first globally in ICT promotion

RWANDA
The Global Information Technology Report (GITR) 2015 has ranked Rwanda first globally in Government Success in ICT promotion to drive social and economic transformation.»
Friday 17 Apr

NATCOM set to take over NITEL/Mtel assets

NIGERIA
The government of Nigeria has cleared the coast for the take-over of the assets of former state-run NITEL and its mobile arm Mtel, by an indigenous firm, NATCOM Consortium.»
Wednesday 15 Apr

Nigeria lawmakers approve NCC’s N60.2b budget

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, has passed the N60.258 billion 2015 budget of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).»
Tuesday 14 Apr

SAIS to pursue mining innovation

BOTSWANA
The Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) demand driven supply chain incubation model project is seeking to support innovation in mining companies to develop key components of the mining technology supply chain. »
Sunday 12 Apr

Uganda NBI Phase 3 to commence

UGANDA
Phase 3 of Uganda’s National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure (NBI) has been approved by Government and is now set to commence.»
Saturday 11 Apr

NATCOM completes payment in NITEL, Mtel acquisition

NIGERIA
The preferred bidder of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and its mobile arm (Mtel), NATCOM Consortium, has paid $176,575,700 (N29,696,469,600) — being the outstanding 70 per cent of the $252,521,000 bid price for the acquisition of the assets and business units of the enterprises.»
Friday 10 Apr

Malawi Government to subsidise STBs

MALAWI
The Government of Malawi has announced it will subsidise the price of digital television decoders by close to 30 percent as the country’s June 17 migration date draws closer.»
Friday 10 Apr

Council approves four fibre optic landing points

Nigeria’s National Broadband Council has approved the building of optic fibre cable landing points in four coastal states to be funded by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF).»
Thursday 9 Apr

World telecom regulators to meet in Libreville in June

GABON
A total of 130 telecommunication regulators out of the 193 member states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will meet in the Gabonese capital in June.»
Tuesday 7 Apr

Kenyan tech development held back by corruption - Ndemo

KENYA
Kenya’s development as a tech hub in East Africa is being held back by corruption and “tender-preneurs” says Dr Bitange Ndemo, former PS at the Ministry of ICT.»

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