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Following research into two of Cameroon’s ten regions in 2020 and 2021, the country’s National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC) has found that the ICT penetration is below 14%. The body wants to address this through training and ICT infrastructure. ANTIC has organised a three-day capacity-building training session for officials from municipalities in the...

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Of the more than 10,000 schools in Sierra Leone, only around 150 have reliable internet access. Thanks to Giga, the government wants to connect as many schools as possible to the Internet in order to give young people access to information and opportunities.  Giga, an initiative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International...

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Huawei has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Communications Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) to drive Africa’s digital transformation. CRASA is a Southern Africa consultative technical body with 13 Countries as members (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) focusing among several...

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Nigerian fintech unicorn Flutterwave, one of Africa’s leading payments technology companies, has gained approval from the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to launch its payment services in the Republic of Tanzania. The approval comes after the Bank of Tanzania conducted due diligence and Flutterwave satisfied all requirements necessary to receive a license to operate in the country. With...

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The Competition Commission has referred Meta to a tribunal over alleged abuse of its dominance in the social media industry, TechCrunch reports. The commission, which had been investigating claims of unfair conduct against the multi-billion dollar firm since March 2021, recommended that Meta pay a fine of 10% of the U.S. company’s local turnover. The Facebook and...

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The Smart Africa Alliance (SA) has signed an MoU with NADPA/RAPDP (Network of African Data Protection Authorities) to bolster enforcement and “harmonisation” of personal data protection laws in Africa. The MOU is effectively a blueprint for the provision of institutional support and enhance the capacities of authorities to enforce legislation. The agreement has emerged from...