Tawanda Karombo
1:50
Thursday

Zimbabwe establishes national datacentre amid concern over data privacy

Despite criticism, authorities insist the resource will help digitalise departments and reinforce e-government strategy.
1:50

Lukewarm response to Ethiopia’s available telco licences

Country’s Communications Authority confirms that no official bids have been received to date.
1:50

Econet ordered to stop COVID-19 spam

Zimbabwe’s High Court orders telco to stop sending unsolicited messages to subscribers.
2:30

Econet seeks to stabilise with share buy-back scheme

Management confident company can repay debt obligations, despite precarious position.
3:00

Tech, telecommunications investment a windfall for Africa’s billionaires

Forbes Africa details exploits of several entrepreneurs who have made it onto the list.
2:00

Egypt’s plan to tap into telecoms and increase GDP

ICT Minister announces government’s target of 8% in the next three years.
2:10

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

AccessNow raises concerns, including the use of robots for surveillance.
1:40
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.
2:20
Jan 12, 2021

Facebook blocks Uganda accounts ahead of elections

Social network cites Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour.
1:40
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.
1:40
Jan 6, 2021

Zimbabwe under new lockdown as COVID-19 infections spike

Telecommunication and FinTech firms continue to operate as essential services.