ICT and Governance

Zambia's fourth operator to launch operations in January 2023

Wholly-owned local firm said it would invest US$400-million and create more than 450 direct jobs when it commences operations.
Michael Malakata

Cash still king in Zimbabwe despite mobile money inroads

Despite increasing usage and uptake of mobile money and bank accounts in Zimbabwe, cash is still the most used medium of exchange.

Kenyans to be fully charged for digital banking in 2023

Central Bank of Kenya halts COVID-19 waiver and reintroduces mobile money to bank transaction fees.

Rebuilding trust and efficiency in the public sector

The public sector has a shaky track record when it comes to delivering services and support, and that has to change says Jon Tullett, Associate Research Director, IT Services & Cloud, at IDC Sub-Saharan Africa.

African Tech Voices: Cloud and innovation at the heart of East Africa’s success

By adopting cloud solutions for key business processes, organisations can drive greater efficiency and optimise their business processes without the upfront capital outlay of on-premise solutions says Hardeep Sound, Regional Sales Director for East Africa at SAP.

Hormuud Telecom secures Somalia’s first spectrum licence

Authorities said with various spectrum bands already in use across the country, licences will be issued upon application and not by auction.

Mindex launches Mauritius’ first official VASP

Mindex says Digital Custodian Limited will be live and operational from Q1 2023.

How to become more sustainable in the digital world

Technology is responsible for around 6% of the planet’s CO2 emissions from its industrial processes says Tunde Abagun, Channel Manager at Nutanix Sub-Saharan Africa.

African Tech Voices: Ghana’s new-look tech university reflects West Africa’s growing digital ambitions

AfricaLive.net spoke to Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, vice-chancellor of The Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU), on what this newly reformed institution means for Ghana and their plans going forward.

Access Now petitions AU to help restore internet in Tigray

Organisation claims the region has experienced two years of sustained internet shutdowns.

Zambia: country must hold off on e-voting plans says gov’t

Authorities say country cannot proceed as intended by the Electoral Commission of Zambia until it has reliable network coverage and connectivity.

Africa needs ‘resilient, open, inclusive and secure’ internet to advance digitally

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres addressed delegates attending the 17th Internet Governance Forum held recently in Ethiopia.

Africa, be smart about new cities

Frost & Sullivan consultant Sisonke Mgwebi, gives insight into Africa spending money on existing cities instead of building new cities.