Michael MalakataLusaka Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Malakata is a correspondent for the IDG News Service.

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Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains

The Congo government seeks to quell public unrest

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Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

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One Network initiative creates cheaper calls in East Africa

Safaricom is implementinf the initiative with other operators

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Airtel integrates yuMobile into Kenyan operation

Orange plans to exit market in wake of Airtel and Safaricom's acquisition

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Sale of Nigeria's Nitel bogs down in confusion yet again

Arabian Amlak For Investment says it had offered a much higher bid than NATCOM

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New owners of Nitel, Mtel, face a tough road to success

The sale of the company is just the start of what will likely prove to be a tough comeback

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Zambia pays loan for Libya's Lap Green, but Zamtel case continues

Zambia to compensate Lap Green for its investment as it fights a court battle over repossession of Zamtel

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Indigenization law pushes Russia's VimpelCom out of Zimbabwe

Law requires foreign companies to cede 51 percent of ownership to black Zimbabweans

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Kenya telecom market in turmoil as Viettel withdraws bid for Telkom Kenya

International players may avoid market

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With sale to Africell, Orange starts to pull back from East Africa

Africell aims for growth in competitive telecom market

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Africa's largest mobile operators create emergency fund to fight Ebola

Program will go into effect next month and is expected to raise $50 million

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Facebook's Internet.org app launches in East Africa

Facebook's application, aimed at giving people emerging markets free access to Web services, is offered in Tanzania

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Ebola information services added to Facebook's Internet.org app for Zambia

Countries urgently look to stop the disease from spreading beyond West Africa

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Central African Backbone project faces possible budget shortfall

A new report major aspects of the project have not been completed

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Liquid Telecom expands in East, Central Africa

Expansion of its operations in Rwanda recognizes the country's regional role as an Internet services hub