Michael MalakataLusaka Correspondent, IDG News Service\Lusaka

Michael Malakata is a correspondent for the IDG News Service.

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Vietnam-based Viettel enters East African market

Operator is expected to use Tanzania as a path for further investment in Africa.

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African countries move to require inclusion of local suppliers in big telecom projects

Foreign companies, mainly from China, have been winning huge contracts and cutting out local competition, sometimes via bribery

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Increased Internet access to spur consumer spending in South Africa, survey says

Internet also drives entertainment and media spending in Nigeria and Kenya

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Shareholders approve Safaricom acquisition of YuMobile

Sale will put pressure on smaller operators

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Microsoft urges African authorities to combat counterfeit phone imports

Fake handsets have a significant impact on legitimate manufacturers, official says

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Kenya takes lead in booming African mobile money market

A 'digital transaction culture,' a creative renaissance in software development, and increasing mobile sales fuel money service.

Web services battleground heads to Africa

Africa's appetite for mobile Internet services has been growing steadily over the past few years.

Google Teams with World Bank to Help Africa's Disaster Response

Google is providing the World Bank, governments, and U.N. agencies access to Google Map Maker geospatial data and detailed map information.

Malawi Blocks Social Media Networks to Quell Protests

The government of Malawi has shut down news websites and social media networks including Twitter and Facebook and has blocked signals from radio stations in a bid to stop the coordination of demonstrations that have so far left more than 18 people dead.

Scammers Exploit Bin Laden's Death

Unsuspecting Africans are being swindled by scammers planting malware in the guise of Bin Laden news.

Handset Makers Compete for Data-enabled African Market

Handset makers are competing for the data-enabled African mobile market