Michael Malakata

Zambia’s Chamber of Commerce calls for suspension of comms taxes

Once taxes are suspended, operators can then reduce the cost of services to customers, organisation claims.
Michael Malakata
1:30
Tuesday

Banks urge consumers to go digital

Institutions move to reduce physical cash-based transactions as COVID-19 cases increase in Africa.
1:30

Coronavirus hits Zambia’s banking services

Customers advised to avoid visiting branches and rather use mobile money platforms, digital payment services.
1:40

MTN Uganda to fork out US$100-m for licence renewal

Government confirms development, market analyst describes it as one of the more expensive licence agreements for the region.
1:20

Malawi leans on USF in rural mobile comms rollout

Industry regulator confirms plans to establish telecommunications towers in latest project.
1:20

Gambia beats digital migration clock

Government confirms switchover will support objectives of the West African country’s National Development Plan.
1:50

Ethiopia’s internet shutdown triggers response

Human Rights Watch lobbies the country’s authorities over two-month long shutdown of communications, online services.
1:50

Gamcel needs govt support to avoid closure

Lack of investment in network has cost company major market share says general manager.
1:20

Uganda approaches China for US$150-m tech loan

Country looks to bolster national backbone infrastructure project.
1:30

Ethiopia delays telco licensing process

Government says current schedule is too aggressive and new process only likely to take place after March 2020.
1:20
Feb 26, 2020

Seychelles' US$20-m cable project to go live in 2021

Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) will connect the group of islands, via Kenya, with the international community.
2:00

Internet price thwarts Zambia's progress with access

Digital 2020 Global Overview reflects growth in internet penetration, but cost keeps resource beyond the reach of many.