Michael Malakata
21 Jul

Tax stifles mobile money growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Certain taxes on mobile money transactions have had a distortionary impact claims GSMA report.

MTN Uganda given two-year ultimatum to list

Uganda Communications Commission underlines condition stipulated in licence agreement.

Botswana, Nigeria, Seychelles to reach affordable broadband target

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

Malawi: citizens demand reduced mobile, internet fees

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

Uganda blocks SIM card registration for businesses, govt

Telecommunications regulator launches investigation into allegations of fraud.

Seychelles operator CWS launches 5G network

Cable and Wireless Seychelles has officially launched 5G network in partnership with Huawei.

Malawi’s president tears into industry regulator, national broadcaster

Lazarus Chakwera says action is to address anomalies and malpractices within MACRA, MBC.
Jun 26, 2020

Zambia records 126% growth of mobile money payments

Central Bank governor outlines situation at launch of the Zambia digital economic diagnostic report.
Jun 25, 2020

COVID-19 hits Malawi’s remittance market hard

Reserve Bank of Malawi cites economic crisis brought about by COVID-19.

Zambia cancels Uzi’s licence

Authorities have invited fresh bids from prospective service providers to establish country’s fourth mobile phone network.
Jun 15, 2020

Tanzania has a way to negotiate e-commerce hurdle

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development assesses country’s potential and challenges.