Michael Malakata
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Internet blackout may have cost Uganda US$9m

NetBlocks, a digital rights organisation estimates the impact on digital services, including mobile money.
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Zambia readies new cyber security policy but pundits not convinced

Blogger organisation concerned policy could be manipulated by government.
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13 Jan

Ethiopia imposes restrictions on electronic money transfers

In May 2020 a similar directive was issued to banks limiting cash withdrawal per person per week.
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Uganda takes swipe at social media

Despite appeals, pressure from the public, officials have ordered shut down of various applications and platforms ahead of election.
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Uganda’s President urged to protect digital communication

Over 54 organisations write to Museveni over possible internet shutdown.
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Speculation over future of Malawi’s tech industry regulator

Government mulls over establishing new authority to leverage telecommunication trends.
1:20

Mobile money boosts Zambia’s financial inclusivity strategy

Survey by Finscope reveals significant increase in uptake of mobile money services.
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Airtel secures spectrum as Zambia advances 5G strategy

Industry regulator awards operator 800MHz frequency to bolster coverage.
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Dec 22, 2020

Zambia’s Pensions Authority invests in MTN

Government agency acquires 8% shares in the telecommunications firm.
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Dec 10, 2020

Zamtel's future hangs in the balance … again

Zambia’s government initiates another request with the IMF for economic bailout.
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Dec 9, 2020

Under pressure Zambia shelves cybercrime Bills

Senior official confirms Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Bill as well as the Data Protection Bill have been withdrawn.