GOVERNMENT

Alliance for Affordable Internet welcomes Ghanaian moves to cut mobile phone taxes

Alliance for Affordable Internet welcomes Ghanaian moves to cut mobile phone taxes

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has welcomed Ghana’s commitment to scrap hefty import duties on smartphones.  Read More

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Kenya courts technology to woo investors Kenya courts technology to woo investors Kenya, East Africa’s lead economic hub, has stepped up its efforts to woo investors through ...
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NCC descends on Lagos firm NCC descends on Lagos firm The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has descended on Owntel Communications for allegedly offering telecommunications services for ...
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Ghana moots lifting of smartphone import tax Ghana moots lifting of smartphone import tax The Government of Ghana is set to consider the lifting of import tax duties on smart ...
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Wednesday 19 Nov

Broadband ‘boosts growth’

KENYA
Every economy today requires broadband for growth and prosperity, says Joseph Tiampati, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology.»
Tuesday 18 Nov

Deloitte: Africa GDP to top $3.7 trillion by 2019

Africa’s gross domestic product will grow by 50% to $3.7 trillion over the next five years, says Deloitte.»
Saturday 15 Nov

CAK: all systems go for Universal Service Fund

KENYA
Kenya's long-awaited Universal Service Fund has finally become a reality and it aims to bridge the digital divide.»
Friday 14 Nov

Khama spells out ICT roadmap in SONA

BOTSWANA
In his first National Assembly address after his reelection, Botswana President Ian Khama told the nation that the implementation of the National Research, Science, Technology and Innovation policy (RSTI) has started.»
Thursday 13 Nov

Ghana to launch first phase of National Fibre Network soon

GHANA
The Government of Ghana is expected to officially commission the completion of work on the fibre optic network connecting the eastern corridor linking Ho in the Volta region and Bawku in the Northern Region of the country by the end of December this year.»
Thursday 13 Nov

Rwanda officially launches 4G LTE network

RWANDA
Rwanda has officially launched its 4G LTE network, aiming to take access to 95% of citizens by 2017. »
Monday 10 Nov

Botswana streets to come under surveillance

BOTSWANA
Selected streets in both big and small cities as well as villages will be under the permanent glare of video surveillance according to recent reports. »
Monday 10 Nov

NIPOST facilities to deepen digital transactions

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications Technology has said the infrastructure of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) would be deployed to boost digital transactions in the country, especially mobile money services.»
Saturday 8 Nov

Rwanda to launch 4G LTE network

RWANDA
Rwanda is set to launch a high-speed (4G LTE) broadband network on 11 November, aiming to cover 95 per cent of the population by 2017.»
Monday 3 Nov

West Africa looks to smart cities technologies

NIGERIA
West African governments are showing increased interest in smart cities technology and the benefits they can offer citizens, says Cisco.»
Monday 3 Nov

US$240 million to create Congo-Brazzaville’s digital economy

Congo-Brazzaville needs 119 billion FCFA (about US$240 million) to create a powerful and competent digital economy.»
Monday 3 Nov

African, Norwegian leaders discuss accelerated infrastructure development

More than 400 African and Norwegian leaders, including 30 ambassadors from Norway and Africa, discussed how to accelerate African infrastructure through Norwegian-African work, trade and growth at the Norwegian-African Business Summit in Oslo.»
Saturday 1 Nov

Techno Brain introduces SMS Passport Service

MALAWI
Techno Brain has designed, developed and installed a Bulk SMS System for PIS Passport status query for  the Malawi Government’s Immigration Department. »
Thursday 30 Oct

Online condolences flood in for Sata

ZAMBIA
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.»
Thursday 30 Oct

Harnessing support for Government to leverage Open Source

Free Open Source Software (FOSS) has huge potential to be an enabler for effective service delivery, says T-Systems.»
Thursday 30 Oct

Commission calls for enhanced broadband planning

RWANDA
Rwandan President Kagame has presented an open letter from the Broadband Commission to PP-14 delegates, calling for enhanced broadband planning processes.»

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