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Accra News

Vodafone Ghana Foundation launched

Telecommunications operator Vodafone Ghana has launched a charity foundation to improve conditions for disadvantaged people in the country. The Vodafone Ghana Foundation will provide the technology an...
Arusha News

Tanzania's new postal system launched in Arusha

A new system of addresses and postal codes covering the whole of Tanzania was officially launched on 18 January to replace the old PO box system centred on local post offices. Within the next five...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania to get new SMS money transfer service

Tanzanians should soon be able to shop online and pay for bills using their mobile phones. Wide International Network, a Tanzanian company, is to offer about 30 services in the financial, business...
Nairobi News

Digital TV in Kenya

Kenya has begun the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT), the second African country to do so. South Africa began its migration to DTT in 2008, partly in view of the footba...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania lowers internet rates

Tanzania has become the first country in east Africa to lower internet charges following the arrival of broadband internet in the region, The East African newspaper reports. Tanzania Telecommunicat...
Nairobi News

Kenya gets broadband internet.

Internet users in Kenya and other parts of east Africa now have high-speed connectivity after the 17,000 km submarine fibre optic SEACOM cable owned and operated by the private Mauritius-based telecom...
Nairobi News

Students invent bicycle phone charger.

Two students of electrical and information engineering at Nairobi university have come up with a device allowing people without access to an electricity supply to recharge their mobile phones, the
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania registers SIM cards.

Tanzania has joined other African countries including South Africa and begun registering SIM cards to help fight crimes committed using mobile phones. The registration began at the start of July and w...
Nairobi News

Submarine cable projects suffer delays.

The launch of undersea broadband connections between east Africa and the rest of the world has suffered delays due to piracy in the Indian Ocean and other difficulties. Towards the end of June the pr...
Cape Town News

SIM card registration in South Africa.

All South African mobile phone SIM cards must now be registered under strict new legislation to curb serious crime in the country. The new rules are set out in the Regulation of Interception of Commun...
Lagos News

Nitel to be privatised.

The state-owned Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Nitel) could be unbundled and sold as separate operational and service units under government plans to shore up the country
Nairobi News

Safaricom profits drop.

Pre-tax profit at Kenya
Maputo News

Mobile telecommunications in Mozambique.

The government is to launch a tender for a third mobile telecommunications operating licence in Mozambique. Two operators currently work in the country: the state-backed mCel, which has around 3.5 mil...
Nairobi News

Zain launches Zap m-banking service.

International mobile telecoms provider Zain has launched a new package of mobile banking services in direct competition with the M-Pesa service operated by its main rival Safaricom. Zap, as the new se...
Nairobi News

SEACOM broadband cable to arrive in Kenya.

There is good news for internet users in Kenya with the country
Cape Town News

SEACOM cable wins Africa Investor award.

The SEACOM project to provide east and southern Africa with cheap broadband internet connections has won several awards from the UK-based investment and research group Africa Investor. Its main sponso...
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