GOVERNMENT

Safaricom dominance under discussion in Parliament

Safaricom dominance under discussion in Parliament

A bill aimed at levelling Kenya’s telecommunications sector by declaring leading operator, Safaricom, as dominant in the industry, is now in Kenya’s parliament. Read More

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KRA marks 2 millionth iTax registrationKRA marks 2 millionth iTax registration The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), has sealed a major milestone in its organisational transformation journey, with ...
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CBN extends BVN enrolmentCBN extends BVN enrolment The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the timeline for the enrolment for the national Bank ...
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NITA gets a new bossNITA gets a new boss Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has appointed a 35 year old computer scientist, George Atta-Boateng ...
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Tuesday 30 Jun

VP commissions Huawei Seeds for the Future programme

GHANA
Ghana’s Vice President, H.E Paa Kwasi Amissah Arthur, has officially commissioned the Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme in Accra. »
Monday 29 Jun

Nigeria BVN deadline looms

NIGERIA
Bank customers in Nigeria are reported to be rushing to register for their biometric banking ID as the deadline for the BVNs looms.»
Thursday 25 Jun

No contract with StarTimes: govt

GHANA
The Deputy Minister of Communication, Ato Sarpong, says the government does not have any official contract with StarTimes for the rolling out of the DTT in Ghana.»
Wednesday 24 Jun

Young entrepreneurs in Rwanda told to be more creative

RWANDA
The latest YouthKonnekt Hangout hosted by Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) in partnership with UNDP, ADMA, Tigo, and HeHe Labs, has urged young entrepreneurs to be innovative.»
Wednesday 24 Jun

Jumia gets visit from Côte d’Ivoire Minister

IVORY COAST
Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technology, Bruno Kone, has paid a visit to the offices of e-commerce firm Jumia.»
Wednesday 24 Jun

African heads of state to participate in TGAIS

Five heads of state have already confirmed their participation in the 2015 Global African Investment Summit. »
Tuesday 23 Jun

Francis Wangusi reappointed CAK DG

KENYA
The Board of the Communications Authority of Kenya has announced the appointment of Francis Wangusi as the Director General for a term of four years, effective 22 August 2015.»
Monday 22 Jun

NIN mandatory from September 1, says NIMC

NIGERIA
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has put 1st September, 2015 as the date from which all transactions involving the identification of individuals must be done with the National Identification Number (NIN).»
Sunday 21 Jun

Minister encourages young innovators

RWANDA
Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has encouraged young innovators in Rwanda to be driven by passion.»
Saturday 20 Jun

NCC, Cameroon telecoms regulator seal deal

NIGERIA
Banking on the vast experience of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as a foremost regulator in Africa, the Telecommunication Regulatory Board (TRB) of Cameroun at the weekend signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NCC.»
Thursday 18 Jun

Millions locked out as Kenya TV goes digital

KENYA
As the world witnessed the switch from analogue to digital broadcasting on Wednesday midnight, over 1.3 million Kenyan households remained in blackout.»
Wednesday 17 Jun

Deadline for digital TV switchover

The deadline for the switchover from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), set at 00:01 UTC on 17 June 2015, heralds the development of ‘all-digital’ terrestrial broadcast services for sound and television for 119 countries belonging to ITU Region-1.»
Monday 15 Jun

African leaders commend NEPAD’s role in Africa’s transformation and regional integration

SOUTH AFRICA
African leaders gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa for the 33rd NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation meeting have commended NEPAD on its work toward regional integration.»
Sunday 14 Jun

Rwanda Open Data Policy in the offing

RWANDA
Open Data has got enormous potential to spur innovation and creativity, delegates heard at the Rwanda Open Data Policy Consultative Workshop.»
Wednesday 10 Jun

Germans, SmartCity Innovation Hub promoters meet

NIGERIA
A delegation from the Nigerian-German Business Association (NGBA) and German Delegation of Industry and Commerce (AHK Nigeria) recently met with the project managers of SmartCity Innovation Hub in Lagos to explore areas of collaboration. »
Tuesday 9 Jun

Kaspersky Lab, ISA combine efforts to protect critical infrastructure

Kaspersky Lab and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have launched a joint education initiative to raise awareness of industrial automation equipment operators about cyber threats. »

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IHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacityIHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacity

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As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.