IFC subscribes to 16% of Liquid Telecom’s US$620m bond issue
Company is facing risks linked to regional uncertainty, but is on course for steady revenue performance says ratings agency Fitch.Tawanda Karombo
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 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.
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.
Facebook blocks Uganda accounts ahead of elections
Social network cites Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour.
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.
Zimbabwe under new lockdown as COVID-19 infections spike
Telecommunication and FinTech firms continue to operate as essential services.