Michael Malakata

Loadshedding hits Zambia and Zimbabwe’s telecoms industry

Consumer and industry watchdogs express concern and say energy is a key sector behind economic development.
Michael Malakata

300 million Africans affected by internet shutdowns in 2022

Report shows Sudan experienced the most shutdowns, followed by Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, and Somalia.

South Sudan to appeal Vivacell’s US$1bn claim

Officials confirm it will challenge a decision by the International Court of Arbitration.

Zambia pens US$2bn solar power deal with UAE

Joint venture between the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (Zesco) and UAE investment funding organisation MASDAR.
24 Jan

Malawians will have to fork out 10% more for internet

Airtel Malawi and Telekom Networks Malawi have increased the price of data bundles by 10%.

Malawi’s tech industry urges gov’t to rethink taxes

ICT Association of Malawi and the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry have called for tax review.

Airtel rolls out 138 new 4G sites across Zambia

Investment in network continues, with extended reach and 5G launch on the cards.

Malawi's Central Bank debuts new instant money transfer tech

Reserve Bank of Malawi urges local financial services market to help drive financial inclusion through digital channels.

Ethiopia scouts for third telecoms operator

Industry regulator has begun process to identify and licence new services provider.

Uganda braces for increased telecoms competition

Industry regulator confirms spike in broadband subscriptions to 23.7 million amid an increase in partnerships established to tap into demand for digital services and devices.

Malawi’s TNM predicts huge loss in after-tax profit

Company secretary cautions that the projections are based on a trading update and attributed to the impact of weakened local currency.
Jan 3, 2023

Zimbabwe ready to roll with broadband plan

Aim to reduce the cost of broadband access from the current rate of 10.1% of a Zimbabwean’s average monthly income, to 2%.
Dec 29, 2022

Zambia gov’t looks to strengthen bond between Fintechs and MNOs

Strategy begins with full automation of airtime purchases, phasing out of scratch cards.