Michael Malakata

Steady growth for Airtel Africa

Company’s CEO stresses need for telecommunications amid signs of second wave of COVID-19.

Liberia government operator secures third mobile phone licence

Authorities dismiss speculation the move was to oust competitors and ensure market dominance for Libtelco.

Libya’s LapGreen Networks threatens Zambia over unpaid debt

Zambian govt official confirms company is considering targeting the Southern African country’s global assets.

Malawi urged to reach rural with mobile money services

Lack of incentives, adequate information on services impacting on usage in remote regions.

New project launched to connect rural Africa

Mozilla, ATU sign MoU to cement initiative and address urgent need for communications infrastructure.
Sep 21, 2020

Data, broadband demand driving investment in Zambia telecoms

Industry regulator, operators believe the country will continue on growth trajectory.

Malawi: ISPs, telcos under pressure to reduce costs for internet services

Minister of Information engages country’s regulator to address prices.
Jul 21, 2020

Tax stifles mobile money growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Certain taxes on mobile money transactions have had a distortionary impact claims GSMA report.
Jul 17, 2020

MTN Uganda given two-year ultimatum to list

Uganda Communications Commission underlines condition stipulated in licence agreement.
Jul 16, 2020

Botswana, Nigeria, Seychelles to reach affordable broadband target

ITU report claims countries will meet UN target of less than 2% GNI by 2023.
Jul 15, 2020

Malawi: citizens demand reduced mobile, internet fees

Civil rights groups lobby authorities to remove taxes, costs on ICT, telecommunications.