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Accra News

Ghana Post computerises its services

Ghana Post has computerised its services and is updating and reforming its infrastructure in the face of increasing competition from global integrated telecommunications and software technology, known...
Maputo News

Mkesh mobile banking launches in Mozambique

Mozambican financial institution Carteira M
Nairobi News

High-speed, low-cost broadband in Nairobi

A recent partnership between international internet giant Google and ISP Wananchi Group, a Nairobi-based telecoms provider, has resulted in the launch of a low-cost, high-speed wireless broadband netw...
Addis Ababa News

Mobile banking in Addis Ababa

An Irish company called M-Birr is to provide mobile banking technology to financial institutions operating in Ethiopia, through its subsidiary in Addis Ababa, M-Birr ICT Services Plc. The technology w...
Accra News

New telecommunications cable lands in Ghana

The West Africa Cable System (WACS), the largest capacity submarine cable on the west coast of the Africa continent, has landed in Ghana. Providing 5.12 terabytes per second, the move will offer a si...
Cape Town News

Free broadband for Cape schools

All schools in the Western Cape could soon have free broadband internet access thanks to a generous offer from a prominent businessman. The ministry for education declined to reveal the identity of th...
Cape Town News

Major broadband scheme launched in Cape Town

The current large-scale laying of fibre optic cables in the greater Cape Town area is planned to make the city a future hub for Africa's "smart economy". The network is being rolled out in three phase...
Maputo News

Mozambique to make registration of mobile phone cards compulsory

Mozambique plans to enforce registration of non-contract mobile phone cards in the wake of the food riots in early September, which left 14 people dead and about 500 injured according to official gove...
Addis Ababa News

Free WiFi at Addis Ababa airport

Passengers travelling through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport are to be offered access to free wireless internet. A representative from Ethiopian Airport Enterprise (EAE) stated that the servic...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia gets new telephone directory

State telecommunications provider Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (ETC) has finally launched its 2009 telephone directory over a year behind schedule due to contractual problems with the publi...
Nairobi News

African EASSy optic cable goes live

The East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) linking Sudan to South Africa has gone into service, providing another boost for high-speed internet services in the region. In an email to wantedin...
Accra News

SIM card sales down in Accra

SIM card sales have declined in Accra since compulsory registration came into effect in the middle of June. As a result of a directive from the National Communications Authority all existing and new S...
Nairobi News

Africa internet disrupted by Seacom fault

High-speed internet services in parts of east and southern Africa have been disrupted due to a fault in the new Seacom underwater fibre-optic cable. The exact cause of the problem is still being i...
Nairobi News

SIM card registration in Kenya

Kenyans have until 31 July to register their SIM cards under a move aimed at curbing mobile phone crime. The registration drive is being coordinated by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)...
Dar Es Salaam News

SIM card registration deadline remains 30 June in Tanzania

The Tanzanian government has said that the deadline for registration of SIM cards in Tanzania remains 30 June despite pressure to extend it for a second time. The ministry of telecommunications ha...
Maputo News

Brazil launches international TV station in Maputo

Brazil has launched a Portuguese-language television channel for Africa that operates out of the Brazilian capital Brasilia via Maputo in Mozambique. TV Brasil Internacional is aimed primarily at a...
Accra News

Fixed telephone numbers in Ghana change

A new telephone numbering plan came into effect in Ghana on 1 May to bring the country into line with international standards. Under the new system fixed-line telephone numbers have been standardis...
Lagos News

NetworkNews24 launches in Lagos

Nigeria now has its own 24-hour news channel, taking to four the number of all-news services broadcasting in sub-Saharan Africa. The others are the state-owned Sabc News International and the privatel...
Nairobi News

Zain Africa up for sale

Kuwait-based mobile telecommunications company Zain is in exclusive talks with India


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