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Since last year, several countries, faced with their digital gaps during the Covid-19, have taken out loans to accelerate their transformation. Rwanda, which is among the African nations with a commendable level of digital preparation, has also decided to go beyond its current achievements. The World Bank announced on 1 st December approving funding of $ 100 million...

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South Africa’s Minister of Communications, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says the country’s government is reviewing its plans to ensure that all South Africans have access to connectivity at their home by 2024. Speaking at the annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), Minister Ntshavheni said the European Union had committed itself to 1 terabyte to...

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The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) – an industry body that represent most of South Africa’s community of ISPs – wants the country’s communications regulator to crack open South Africa’s mobile industry to greater competition. Ispa said on Monday that it wants Icasa to use regulations it is currently crafting to be used to open up...

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Mobile and fibre network operator MTN Ghana is adopting the ‘MTN Home’ banner for an ‘affordable’ residential internet service facilitating live streaming, video-on-demand and home automation applications, reports Ghanaian news portal Myjoyonline. MTN Home packages also reportedly promise ‘cheaper data, video and voice services to families’ with national coverage scope, although details of the technology platform or other specifics...

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Malawi’s telecommunications industry could generate approximately US$13-million in additional revenue annually by connecting two million people who are without access to the internet. This is according to the ICT Market Access Gap Study, conducted by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), which found that in addition to lack of access to broadband, only 44% of locals...

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THE High Court of Zambia Friday ordered President Edgar Lungu to restore internet services to the populace. Lungu, who is trailing opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema in Thursday’s general election blocked internet services to the people but was immediately challenged by Chapter One Foundation (Ltd). The organisation made an urgent chamber application against Zambia Information, Communication...

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With the counting of ballot papers underway in Zambia after the country’s general election, authorities have followed through on threats to block digital communication channels. Social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been inaccessible since 12 August, along with WhatsApp messaging service. However, some Zambians are still able to communicate through WhatsApp using a...