Michael Malakata

Sudan, Ethiopia lead Africa with highest number of internet shutdowns

A new report examines partial and total shutdowns across the world and highlights the impact of every major internet blackout or shutdown.
Michael Malakata

AccessNow raises concern over Africa's internet shutdowns

Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Togo, DRC, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Togo and Gabon are some of the countries placed on the watch list

Civil society lobbies Uganda gov’t to reduce internet taxes

East African Budget Network representatives have appealed to authorities to consider costs in comparison to that of neighbouring countries.
Feb 23, 2023

MEA Orange Money performance vindicates telco's growth strategy

Orange Money MEA reported annual revenue of €461-million.

Pressure mounts on Uganda's UCC over Smile Communications fine

Country’s auditor general weighs in on issue, but UCC DG has argued the case is still ongoing.

Internet shutdowns: Ethiopian businesses lose US$146-million

New report quantifies country’s loss after internet shutdown in Tigray in 2022.

Stakes just got higher for Ethio Telecom

Government is considering partners who can bring in best practices in terms of operations, infrastructure management and next-generation technological capabilities.
Feb 10, 2023

Malawi’s Central Bank confirms increased consumer confidence in Fintech

Reserve Bank of Malawi releases National Payment Systems report for the period ended December 2022.
Feb 8, 2023

Etisalat Egypt secures US$132m funding for expansion

Competition has increased in Egypt’s telecommunications industry over the past few years.
Feb 6, 2023

Guinea’s Fintech strengthened with new mobile microloan service

Fintech firm Optasia has announced the launch of a microloan service with Ecobank Guinea, via MTN Mobile Money.
Feb 6, 2023

Airtel’s Africa markets perform to bolster company's profit

Telco reports a net profit of US$193-million for Q3 of its financial year.

Loadshedding hits Zambia and Zimbabwe’s telecoms industry

Consumer and industry watchdogs express concern and say energy is a key sector behind economic development.