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Ivory Coast to launch digital university in 2015

Ivory Coast to launch digital university in 2015

The government of Ivory Coast has announced the creation of a digital university to boost distance education online, which it said was a fundamental resource helping countries such as Ivory Coast to eradicate overcrowding at institutions of higher learning. Read More

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Africell DRC: high speed internet in January 2015Africell DRC: high speed internet in January 2015 Mobile operator Africell will launch its high speed internet services (3G) in the Democratic Republic of ...
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Nescafe inspires African bloggers at Start Conference 2014Nescafe inspires African bloggers at Start Conference 2014 The Nescafe Start Conference 2014 has ended in Accra with a call on young tech entrepreneurs ...
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BOCRA hosts Public Network Operators’ roadshowBOCRA hosts Public Network Operators’ roadshow The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA), in collaboration with Internet Corporation for assigned names and Numbers ...
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Thursday 18 Dec

Ivory Coast builds 2 000 km fibre optic network

IVORY COAST
A 2 000 km fibre optic network is currently under construction in Ivory Coast, 1 600km of which will connect western and north-western parts of the country and 600 km to interlink cities and towns located in the north-eastern regions.»
Tuesday 16 Dec

Huawei to build Congo-Gabon network

GABON
Huawei has won the contract to build a fibre optic network that will interconnect Congo Brazzaville and Gabon.»
Sunday 14 Dec

Togo internet uptake lags

TOGO
Togo’s internet problems must be tackled as urgently as possible, speakers told the national forum for internet governance held in the capital Lomé this week.»
Saturday 13 Dec

Kaspersky Lab: Emerging Threats in the APT World - Predictions for 2015

Kaspersky Lab experts have released a list of the top emerging threats in the APT world.»
Friday 12 Dec

RFI launches African soccer website

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Millions of African soccer fans will from now on log to Afrique Foot, a new website for African soccer launched this week by Radio France Internationale (RFI).»
Thursday 11 Dec

Botswana MPs seek multilingual news

BOTSWANA
There is need to level the local broadcasting playing field by incorporating other minority languages if the information domain is to be relevant, says a local Member of Parliament.   »
Tuesday 9 Dec

4G tests must be free, warns Senegal regulator

SENEGAL
Senegal’s telecommunication regulator last week warned telecommunications companies not to charge users during their 4G tests.»
Monday 8 Dec

Using DiViNetworks, iWayAfrica offers Global Bandwidth as a Service to corporate customers in Zimbab

ZIMBABWE
iWayAfrica, a leading ISP in Zimbabwe, and part of the Gondwana Group of ISPs, is first to offer managed, global bandwidth as a service to corporate customers.»
Friday 5 Dec

Gabon businesses to pay tax online

GABON
The payment of taxes in Gabon will no longer be done through a procedure of a huge stake of papers and stamps, and by moving from one office to another.»
Thursday 4 Dec

Safaricom launches LTE Advanced

KENYA
Safaricom has launched its LTE Advanced (4G) proposition in Kenya.»
Wednesday 3 Dec

iWayAfrica managed service solution launched in Kenya

KENYA
Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced that its iWayAfrica business has launched a managed infrastructure and services solution in Kenya. »
Tuesday 2 Dec

#CHOAMVA14: And the Winners are…

SOUTH AFRICA
Africa’s biggest night in music, the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards, was once again a massive celebration of the crème de la crème of the music industry.»
Tuesday 2 Dec

Alcatel-Lucent, Ooredoo Algeria deploy first 400G ultra-broadband mobile access network in Africa

ALGERIA
Alcatel-Lucent and Ooredoo Algeria, a subsidiary of Ooredoo group, have built a high-capacity optical transport network to  connect Algeria’s mains cities of Algiers, Constantine and Oran - as well as smaller cities - with high-speed ultra broadband mobile access.»
Monday 1 Dec

The hackers’ bounty - how much do cybercriminals make from innocent users?

Cybercriminals could be raking in profits 20 times greater than the cost of their attacks, according to figures compiled by Kaspersky Lab experts. »
Friday 28 Nov

Gates, Youth Ministry in e-library service deal

BOTSWANA
The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is extending its philanthropy gestures to Botswana libraries with an e-library service donation. »
Friday 28 Nov

Africa’s first Web Festival ends in Abidjan

IVORY COAST
The first edition of Africa Web Festival (AWF) that took place on 24-26 November 2014 at l’Espace Latrille Events in Abidjan, the commercial capital of Ivory Coast, ended on a positive note.»

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