Andrew Makanya

Malawi urged to reach rural with mobile money services

Lack of incentives, adequate information on services impacting on usage in remote regions.
Michael Malakata
Jul 21, 2020

Tax stifles mobile money growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Certain taxes on mobile money transactions have had a distortionary impact claims GSMA report.

Seychelles preps new telecommunications legislation

Proposed Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act expected to be enforced by the beginning of 2021.

Ethiopia delays telco licensing process

Government says current schedule is too aggressive and new process only likely to take place after March 2020.
Jan 23, 2020

Tanzania, Uganda criticised for SIM card registration policies

A Comparitech report reflects the ranking of the countries based on 'harsh' regulation practices.
Oct 25, 2019

Seychelles' Intelvision invests US$25-million in 5G

Network to be rolled out in June 2020 with the help of China's Huawei Technologies.
Aug 30, 2019

Gambia: telcos fined for SIM card irregulation

Industry regulator slaps Africell, Gamcel and Qcell with fines for non-compliance.

Lack of regulation impedes Malawi's financial inclusion strategy

Country records increase in mobile money users and agents, but there is no regulation to extend reach to rural regions.
Jul 15, 2019

Zim govt wants minimum US$300-million for NetOne, TelOne

Authorities look to wrap up sale of majority shareholding in companies by year-end.
Jul 3, 2019

Malawi bemoans low number of rural mobile money agents

Consumer Association says the situation challenges the country's financial inclusion agenda.
Jun 24, 2019

Zain Sudan ordered to restore internet services

Local court issues order for telco to immediately address country's prolonged internet blackout.
Jun 21, 2019

Seacom to explore fibre opportunity in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

US trade agency awards company grant to evaluate East Africa market.