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Nairobi News

Safaricom IPO the talk of the town.

Nairobi residents have never been more money-minded thanks to the Ksh50 billion Safaricom initial public offer (IPO), launched at the end of March. Everyone is talking about how to get a piece of the...
Dar Es Salaam News

Safaricom IPO open to Tanzanian investors.

Citizens of all East African Community countries are considered as local investors for the purposes of the initial public offer (IPO) launched by Safaricom on 28 March. This means that not just Kenyan...
Maputo News

New public service television channel in Mozambique.

The state-run broadcaster Televisao de Mo
Cairo News

Egyptian telecommunications hit by damaged cables.

There have been disruptions to telecommunications services in Egypt following damage to two underwater cables near Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast. One of the cables has been completely severed...
Cape Town News

Fibre optics cable for Cape Town.

The city council is to build a fibre optic network linking its main administrative buildings to improve telecommunications in the city. Municipal employees will be the primary users of the increased b...
Addis Ababa News

Nokia launches mobile for Ethiopia with Ge’ez script.

Ethiopians can now send SMS text messages in their own alphabet thanks to a new mobile phone developed by Nokia for the local market, the BBC news website reports. For now Nokia has issued only a basi...
Lagos News

Globacom Lagos offices sealed.

The corporate headquarters of Nigerian telecoms operator Globacom have been sealed over a tax dispute. The Lagos state internal revenue service closed off the building on Victoria Island on 4 December...
Nairobi News

EASSy cable construction starts.

Work on the long-awaited East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) is due to begin in December, according to
Nairobi News

TEAMS moves ahead.

Kenya is pushing ahead with its own undersea fibre optic cable project, known as The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS), connecting Mombasa and Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. The tender for...
Cape Town News

Telecommunications conference in Cape Town.

Roughly 3,000 professionals representing Africa
Cairo News

Google opens Cairo office.

Internet search engine and service provider Google has opened an office in the Egyptian capital Cairo. The branch
Nairobi News

IT training centre opens in Kibera.

Residents of Kibera, Nairobi
Cairo News

New mobile network for Egypt.

United Arab Emirates telecommunications provider Etisalat has launched a new mobile phone network in Egypt to rival the existing providers Vodafone and Mobinil. Operating over a 3.5G platform, the $1....
Cape Town News

Cape Town call centre capital of South Africa.

Over 22,000 Capetonians, or three per cent of legally employed people, currently work in the city


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