Michael Malakata

Internet blackout may have cost Uganda US$9m

NetBlocks, a digital rights organisation estimates the impact on digital services, including mobile money.

Zambia readies new cyber security policy but pundits not convinced

Blogger organisation concerned policy could be manipulated by government.
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.

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.

Uganda’s President urged to protect digital communication

Over 54 organisations write to Museveni over possible internet shutdown.

Speculation over future of Malawi’s tech industry regulator

Government mulls over establishing new authority to leverage telecommunication trends.

Mobile money boosts Zambia’s financial inclusivity strategy

Survey by Finscope reveals significant increase in uptake of mobile money services.

Airtel secures spectrum as Zambia advances 5G strategy

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

Zambia’s Pensions Authority invests in MTN

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

Zamtel's future hangs in the balance … again

Zambia’s government initiates another request with the IMF for economic bailout.
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Senior official confirms Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Bill as well as the Data Protection Bill have been withdrawn.