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ICT infrastructure improves in Zambia


The ICT infrastructure in Zambia is undergoing an improvement as internet is brought to rural communities.

Among the areas that have benefited from this rollout is the village of Macha, with the BBC observing it is almost 50...

Category: ICT

Launch of new infrastructure fund for Africa


A new investment fund dedicated to infrastructure financing in Africa has just been created by Argan Invest, a member of the group FinanceCom.

Argan Infrastructure Fund (ARIF) will invest...

Categories: ICT, Transport, Energy

Water infrastructure to be improved in Cameroon


A water infrastructure project in Cameroon will be carried out after a 366 billion CFA franc (£483 million) loan agreement was reached.

The money will come from the Export-Import Bank of China and the water distribution...

Categories: ICT, Water

ICT infrastructure 'has expanded in Ethiopia'


Recent years have seen information and communication technology (ICT) spread across Ethiopia and bring a number of benefits to the African country.

The World Bank explains it has funded a number of projects and will continue to...

Category: ICT

DRC: Telephone company Zain officially becomes Airtel


The mobile telephone operator Airtel replaces the brand Zain in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with effect from its official launch last Thursday.

Part of the Indian group Barti,...

Category: ICT

ICT boom 'helps Kenya's economy to grow'


The improvement in ICT that has taken place in Kenya has aided the country's economic growth and is "truly revolutionary".

Wolfgang Fengler and Jane Kiringai are the lead economist and senior economist for World...

Categories: General, ICT, Transport, Energy

Tunisia: the government takes stock of its efforts in ITC


A conference on information and communication technologies was organised last Wednesday in Tunis, in collaboration with the World Bank.

Mohamed Ammar, minister of...

Category: ICT

Telecoms infrastructure development 'is helping Kenya'


Enhancements in telecoms infrastructure is set to bring economic growth to Kenya.

This is according to the latest forecast by the World Bank, which noted the economy will expand from 4.9 per cent in 2010 to 5.3 per cent in...

Category: ICT

Total to cofinance Gabon's connection to submarine fiber-optic cable


The Gabonese subsidiary of the Total group has signed an agreement with the State of Gabon in order to share in the financing of the project to connect to a submarine fiber-optic cable, the PANA...

Category: ICT

Le Cameroun souhaite réunir 400 millions de dollars pour les infrastructures


Le Cameroun a lancé jeudi dernier un emprunt obligataire afin de récolter 400 millions de dollars pour financer plusieurs travaux d'infrastructures.

Le ministre des Finances, Essimi Menye, a fait cette annonce...

Categories: ICT, Water, Transport

South Africa 'to lead continent's infrastructure growth'


Improvements in Africa's energy, transport and telecommunications infrastructure should be driven by South Africa, one expert has claimed.

Ebrahim Patel, economic development minister and delegate of the bi-lateral trade...

Categories: General, ICT, Transport, Energy

Cameroon 'can become telecoms leader in Africa'


More time needs to be spent on making Cameroon a leader in telecoms in Africa, one expert has claimed.

Jamal Saghir, the World Bank's Africa director for sustainable development, noted it is important the country develops...

Category: ICT

Programme to improve internet access in Zimbabwe nears completion


A programme that will improve the internet infrastructure of Zimbabwe will be completed by the end of the year.

The $6.2 million (£3.8 million) scheme will see fibre optic cables rolled out across the country, the Standard...

Category: ICT

Better internet infrastructure 'could help Africa develop'


Africa has to improve its internet infrastructure in order to improve its chances of progress, one expert has claimed.

Kunbi Oguneye, chief executive of Nigerian Internet solutions provider Suburban Telecom, told the Sowetan:...

Category: ICT

ADB finances several satellites for high-speed internet


The African Development Bank has just approved a 50 million dollar loan to finance the construction and launch of several satellites in order to develop access to...

Category: ICT

ICT 'among challenges facing Tunisian economy'


Information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in Tunisia may be enhanced in the future to deal with the challenges ahead for the nation's economy.

The World Bank revealed this is just one part of the range of...

Category: ICT

AfDB approves $50m loan for ICT project


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan worth $50 million (£31.53 million) which will improve information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure across Africa.

Known as The Other 3 Billion project,...

Category: ICT

LION-2 fiber-optic cable construction contract signed at Mayotte


On September 27 2010, telephone operators Mauritius Telecom, Orange, Emtel and France Télécom ont signed a LION II fiber optic cable construction contract at Mayotte.

This signature marks the launch...

Category: ICT

African governments 'need to improve' ICT integration


African governments need to improve their ICT programmes, it has been claimed.

There needs to be a series of initiatives introduced in order to raise industrialisation on the continent, the Southern Times reports.


Category: ICT

Towards greater cooperation between the ADB and Gabon


The Gabonese Minister of Communication, Laure Gondjout, met a representative of the African Development Bank, J. Gharbi, in order to discuss how to increase their cooperation, especially in the domain of...

Categories: ICT, Transport

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