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ICT 'transforms Uganda finances'


Information and communication technology (ICT) is helping to transform the finances of the African nation of Uganda, it has been suggested.

Business Daily reports the introduction of mobile money payments is meaning people no...

Category: ICT

New submarine cable in South Africa


A new network of submarine cables will link the west coast of Africa with South America.

A press release issued on 2 September reveals that Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by eFive Telecoms, a South...

Category: ICT

The Central African Backbone fibre-optic cable project has been launched


The official launch of the Central African high-speed fibre optic cable telecommunication network, the Central African Backbone, took place on 27 August at Bangui, in the Central African Republic.


Category: ICT

A Zimbabwean telephone operator receives $60 million


Zimbabwe telephone operators Econet Wireless announced last week that they had obtained a loan of 60 million Dollars from Swedish credit agency EKN, in order to finance the expansion of their network across the territory.


Category: ICT

Barthi Airtel extending to Seychelles and Gabon


Telephone operators Bharti Airtel announced on 16 August 2010 its intention of investing ten million Dollars over three years in the Seychelles, in a number of IT infrastructure projects.

Bharti Airtel have in fact just acquired...

Category: ICT

Ghana 'must embrace ICT in order to grow'


Information and communication technology (ICT) plays an important role in the future economic growth of Ghana.

This is according to President John Evans Atta Mills, whose speech was read by communications minister Haruna Iddrisu...

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Ghana ICT infrastructure 'to be revamped'


Information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in Ghana is about to undergo changes.

This was the announcement of Kofi Attor, chief executive officer for the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (Gifec),...

Category: ICT

New telecommunications satellite for Africa launched


The Regional African Satellite Communication Organisation has just successfully launched a satellite, via Ariane, with the aim of developing the telecommunications network on the continent.

Financed by more than...

Category: ICT

CEEAC gets high speed Internet


By May 2011, the ten regional capitals of Cameroon will be interconnected by optical fibres providing high-speed Internet access.

The project, announced by the Ministry of Posts...

Category: ICT

Two new communication satellites in orbit


The Ariane-5 ECA rocket has just launched two telecommunication satellites destined for Africa.

Rascom-QAF1R will replace Rascom-QAF1 and it will facilitate access to the telephone...

Category: ICT

ICT 'to be introduced to Ghana farmers'


Information and communications technology (ICT) in Ghana will be developed in order to extend it to rural communities, it has emerged.

Computer micro-processor manufacturer Intel Corporation has created a range of initiatives to...

Category: ICT

Africa's ICT discussed at World Bank youth forum


Harnessing the power of information and communications technology (ICT) in youth engagement programmes was one of the issued discussed during a recent event in Nigeria.

Some 30 young people gathered at the World Bank country...

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Explosion in mobile Internet use in Africa


Mobile Internet use in Africa is growing all the time.

According to the Norwegian navigator Opera, the number of single users accessing the Web from their mobile telephones has increased by 124...

Category: ICT

ICT industry 'could bring jobs to Nigeria'


Around one million jobs could be created in Nigeria, partly thanks to the information communication technology (ICT) sector.

This is according to an article in Vanguard, which suggested technology is a "low-hanging...

Category: ICT

Tunisia: TIC development objectives towards the year 2014


The Tunisian government is aiming to achieve a number of 570 thousand high-speed Internet subscribers by the end of 2010, and 1,400,000 in 2014.

This announcement was made on Friday 21 May last by M. Ammar, Minister of...

Category: ICT

ICT 'plays a critical role in Africa'


Information communications technology (ICT) in a number of African countries may be enhanced by the introduction of a new fibre optic cable.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) part-financed the Main One submarine cable, a key...

Category: ICT

Zimbabwe bill could enhance ICT infrastructure


ICT infrastructure in Zimbabwe may be enhanced if legislation is passed by ministers.

According to SciDev.Net, the country is planning on taking advantage of ICT opportunities in the Information and Communications Technology...

Category: ICT

New website 'a hub for African finance'


A new ICT tool in Africa could mean various financial institutions find it easier to coordinate their efforts.

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership launched yesterday (April 19th), which is hosted...

Category: ICT

Ethiopian company extends its Internet network to rural areas


ETC, the Ethiopian national telephone operator, is going to extend its high-performance Internet network to the isolated regions of the country, in partnership with the company Giliat Satellite Networks, which is going to provide...

Category: ICT

Kenya ICT project begins roll-out


ICT in Kenya should be available to more of the population by the end of they year, according to government legislation.

The Kenya Communication Amendment Act 2009 means the country's telecoms firms must create a number of...

Category: ICT

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