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Digital Earth Africa pivotal to continent’s efforts to harness info resources

The Programme has started paving a new way to build a robust data infrastructure said Economic Commission for Africa Director.
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Mar 2, 2022

Calls for Africa to establish innovation network

Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa says this resource will spur innovation and accelerate development.
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AI research centre boosts Congo’s digital ambitions

Facility described as a significant step in line with the government’s vision to promote innovation and the digital economy.
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Feb 8, 2022

Ethiopia vows it won’t renege on mobile financial services deal

Safaricom unsure of developments after the country’s industry regulator suspended the tender process for the second telco licence in December 2021.
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Nov 10, 2021

Free roaming now official in central Africa

Member states of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community pen bilateral agreements.
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Sep 29, 2021

Ethiopia confirms January 2022 date for second telco licence

Industry regulator details plans, and bid applications are scheduled to close in December 2021.
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Sep 14, 2021

High costs weigh heavily on remittances to Africa

Market research shows costs associated with sending remittances to the continent are some of the highest in the world.
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African countries urged to ratify Malabo convention

Cyber crime is a barrier to Africa’s thriving digital economy, according to economists, technology professionals.
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Jul 16, 2021

Tanzania joins East Africa’s One Network Area initiative

Following pressure from the East African regional bloc, Tanzania’s government confirms decision to join.
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Jun 21, 2021

Cameroon advances in effort to address gender gap in IT

Several organisations, including ITU, collaborate to introduce Connected African Girls Coding Camp in Yaounde.
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May 23, 2021

Consortium awarded Ethiopia’s new telecoms licence

Consortium will invest US$8.5-billion into their network over the next ten years, according to Bloomberg report.