Michael Malakata

Gambia’s government issues fifth mobile operator licence

Giraffe Telecom to compete with Africell, Qcell, Gamcel and Comium Mobile for market share.
Michael Malakata

Business, tech lobbies Malawi’s govt to relax tax

Officials received requests to review taxation policies on ICT services.

Uganda launches solar tablet initiative to tackle widening digital divide

1400 homes identified for roll out by the Uganda Communications Commission.

Internet affordability gap widens between Africa and global counterparts

Research from Surfshark highlights differences between continent and high income countries abroad.
Nov 22, 2021

Africell confirms Afriphone assembly plans for DRC

Company will begin assembly of handsets in January 2022.
Nov 16, 2021

Libya vows to end telecommunications monopoly

Country’s Prime Minister lists poor quality of service and high cost of communication as key challenges.
Nov 15, 2021

Zambia’s Beeline Telecoms runs into early trouble

Company requests extension on deadline to launch operations, authorities cite equipment, procurement issues.
Nov 15, 2021

Zambia: market makes way for new virtual payment solution

Airtel Money, Mastercard launch latest service to capitalise on increased demand for digital payment infrastructure.
Nov 12, 2021

Smart Africa and Afriwave Telecom Ghana forge strategic alliance

Companies will collaborate on One Africa Network (OAN), interconnect Clearinghouse Initiative, among others.
Oct 25, 2021

Africell pins hope of early expansion on Angola datacentre

Mobile phone operator believes the facility will serve as the cornerstone of network connectivity service delivery in the country.
Oct 25, 2021

SADC region urged to rethink its stance on cyber security legislation

Report identifies several challenges facing countries, including Zimbabwe.
Oct 18, 2021

Djibouti Telecom to construct new cable landing station

Resource is intended to serve as a neutral digital port to provide an open access cable landing service.