Michael Malakata

Uganda: mobile network operators given one year to list

Listing on Uganda Stock Exchange a prerequisite for operating licence renewal.

Ethiopian government launches tender for 40% stake in Ethio Telecom

Move is considered to be a bid by authorities to make the company more competitive.

Tanzania advances on regional tech hub ambitions

East African country looks to connect DRC to broadband backbone project.

Kenyatta urges Ethiopia to reconsider stance on mobile money services

Kenya’s President urges authorities to allow foreign service providers to bolster local market competition.

Uganda leverages US$200m fund to boost digital acceleration

Funds will contribute to the objectives of the Digital Uganda Vision and Digital Transformation Programme under the National Development Plan III.

Togo's President launches country's first datacentre

Project within the framework of the West African Regional Programme for the Development of Communications Infrastructure (WARCIP)

Nigeria takes on Twitter as war-talk gets Buhari suspended

Country’s Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed accuses social network of double standards.

DRC secures renewable energy agreements to the value of US$100m

22-year concession agreements were signed on 3 June by Gridworks CEO Simon Hodson on behalf of the consortium and DRC’s minister of Hydraulic Resources and Electricity Mwenze Mukaleng.

Tanzania launches tender as it looks to cement smartphone assembly plant

Officials introduce tender to scout for potential investors in project.

Tanzania relies on UCSAF, policy to chase down connectivity target

Government announces that mobile phone coverage has reached 66% overall, but level in rural areas needs urgent attention.

Zambia moves to allay fears of internet shutdown

Civil society organisations, opposition political parties and foreign diplomats have expressed concern.