Michael Malakata
1:30
Thursday

Uganda: mobile network operators given one year to list

Listing on Uganda Stock Exchange a prerequisite for operating licence renewal.
1:30

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.
1:10

Tanzania advances on regional tech hub ambitions

East African country looks to connect DRC to broadband backbone project.
2:00

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.
1:50

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.
1:40

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)
2:00

Nigeria takes on Twitter as war-talk gets Buhari suspended

Country’s Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed accuses social network of double standards.
2:10

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.
1:30

Tanzania launches tender as it looks to cement smartphone assembly plant

Officials introduce tender to scout for potential investors in project.
1:50

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.
1:50

Zambia moves to allay fears of internet shutdown

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