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eSwatini monarchy wages war on social media

Mobile network operators ordered to switch off access to social media sites.

Streaming services offer a lifeline to Zimbabwe’s struggling musicians

Services like Buddie Beatz and Gateway Music App offer revenue opportunity.

Ethiopia, Nigeria ripe for datacentre development

Recent research reflects on growth opportunities opening up within emerging markets across Africa.
13 Oct

Zimbabwe cracks down on digital finance platforms as local unit fumbles

Local banks directed to “identify the source of funding into the accounts” backing debit cards being used to make multi-purchases at retail outlets in exchange of foreign currency at exorbitant exchange rates.

Ethiopia confirms January 2022 date for second telco licence

Industry regulator details plans, and bid applications are scheduled to close in December 2021.
27 Sep

Chipper Cash readies to compete for share of SA’s Fintech market

24 million South Africans send money to each other daily, according to the company.

North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa struggle to keep pace with global internet speeds

Research by Cable UK ranks the regions at the bottom of the table for connectivity speeds.
Sep 8, 2021

Africell confirms Uganda exit amid stiff competition from MTN and Airtel

Company will permanently end all mobile network services in the country by 7 October.
Sep 7, 2021

600km Angola to DRC fibre optic link goes live

Kinshasa, whose population has grown to about 17 million, is among the hubs connected by the new link.
Sep 2, 2021

OPay an example for Africa’s aspiring unicorns

Company is valued at US$2bn having raised a further US$400m.