Wim Vanhellepute (photo), CEO of MTN Uganda, was deported from Uganda on February 14, 2019. In a release signed by Ugandan minister of internal affairs...
A public tender could soon be launched in Algeria to roll out the 3G in rural and tourist zones. This was announced by the country’s minister of posts,...
Payment technology company Visa announced on February 13, 2019, the launch of its fintech fast-track program in Africa. This investment falls within the...
Connectivity and data center provider MainOne and satellite provider Avanti Communications signed a partnership agreement to extend broadband access to...
In South Africa, the communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams (photo), withdrew the controversial electronic communication law submitted to the...
Lacina Koné (right) is the new executive director of Smart Africa, the alliance founded in 2013 in Rwanda, to connect Africa and help member countries...
On February 11, 2019, Mauritania’s telecom regulator (Autorité de régulation de Mauritanie-ARE) relaunched the public tender for 2G/3G/4G network...
The telecom services provider VIPNET is currently successfully implementing the Japanese project for innovative secured access in Côte...
German Rocket Internet is currently preparing the introduction of Jumia, the African E-commerce platform, on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). According...
Mara’s smartphone production plant in Rwanda should launch its operation by April 2019. This was announced by Paula Ingabire (photo), Rwanda's minister of...
Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) and Togo’s posts and telecommunications authority (Autorité de régulation des télécommunications et des...
Facebook, in partnership with Vodafone, launched the Express Wi-fi, a wireless broadband internet access point, program in Ghana to offer quality internet...
On February 4, 2019, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca (photo), president of the Republic of Malta, during her official visit in Tunisia in the framework of the...
VEON Ltd, formerly known as VimpelCom Ltd, expressed its interest in a full acquisition of Global Telecom Holding (GTH) it owned at 55.6%. According to...
Ethiopia has decided to create a new telecom regulator to “restructure the telecommunications market and build competition”. The decision, which has been...
To be able to chat with Instagram and Messenger contacts via Facebook account; this is the new challenge that Mark Zuckerberg (photo), Facebook founder...
Globacom announces a set of innovative products in 2019 to attract clients in the Nigerian market. The telecom group plans to enter the mobile money...
Orange Telecom wants to boost its investments in the Central African Republic and requested an appropriate fiscal framework. This was discussed by Alioune...
The virtual Mobile network operator Serius Telecoms Africa, owned by the businessman Mbackiyou Faye, officially launched its activities on January 31,...
Vodafone Ghana does not intend to list part of its shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) as the government required before the allocation of a 4G...
During the French president Emmanuel Macron’s visit on January 28-29, 2019 in Egypt, the two countries signed four cooperation agreements in the IT...
In Gambia, the IT sector generated 900 million dalasis ($18.1 million) in tax revenues in 2018, the communication and IT minister Ebrima Sillah (photo)...
Currently, only 13% of Sierra Leonne’s population has access to internet. Bakarr Tarawally (photo), communication manager of the country’s ICT ministry...
Algeria and Tunisia have decided to further bring their population together via telecommunications by suppressing surcharges on international calls...
Huawei’s first assembly plant in Algeria has been officially launched on January 22, 2019. The launch of this plant built at Oued Smar, in Algiers, was...
Qatar group Ooredoo’s executive president Mohamed Ben Abdallah Al Thani (photo) announced that he will visit Tunisia next week. At the end of a meeting...
On January 20, 2019, during a meeting of AmCham Egypt, Egypt’s minister of communication and information technology Amr Talaat (photo), revealed that the...
MTN Zambia and Kirusa have launched “ReachMe”, a new roaming service for clients travelling out of the country. According to the two firms’ statement...
In Ethiopia, the government will soon migrate toward the national backbone to take advantage of the enhanced internet capabilities necessary for its...
Tanzania is officially in charge of the Telecommunications Traffic Monitoring System (TTMS). Developed by a consortium of Société Générale de...

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