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Zimbabwe establishes national datacentre amid concern over data privacy

Despite criticism, authorities insist the resource will help digitalise departments and reinforce e-government strategy.

Lukewarm response to Ethiopia’s available telco licences

Country’s Communications Authority confirms that no official bids have been received to date.

Econet ordered to stop COVID-19 spam

Zimbabwe’s High Court orders telco to stop sending unsolicited messages to subscribers.

Econet seeks to stabilise with share buy-back scheme

Management confident company can repay debt obligations, despite precarious position.

Tech, telecommunications investment a windfall for Africa’s billionaires

Forbes Africa details exploits of several entrepreneurs who have made it onto the list.

Egypt’s plan to tap into telecoms and increase GDP

ICT Minister announces government’s target of 8% in the next three years.

Poor data protection places Tunisia’s citizens at risk says report

AccessNow raises concerns, including the use of robots for surveillance.
Jan 28, 2021

Africa’s e-health start-ups get lion’s share of investment capital

About US$625,6m of the US$701.4m total funding for African start-ups in 2020 went to Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt.
Jan 12, 2021

Facebook blocks Uganda accounts ahead of elections

Social network cites Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour.
Jan 8, 2021

Zimbabwe’s Econet capitalises on boost in digital traffic

Onset of COVID-19 appears to be boosting digital adoption and related support services such as SMS and data.
Jan 6, 2021

Zimbabwe under new lockdown as COVID-19 infections spike

Telecommunication and FinTech firms continue to operate as essential services.