A $273 million contract for Zambia’s digital television migration project is reigniting the controversy over how big-ticket projects are awarded in Africa.
The World Bank has agreed to fund the construction of a $43 million fiber-optic cable project that will connect Kenya with South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation.
Tanzania enacts cybercrime law
Three years after Zambia repossessed incumbent operator Zamtel from Libya’s LapGreen Networks, the Zambian government has started hunting for an international operator to invest in the company.
Data centers and base stations are shuttting down due to power shortages
The country joins a growing list of African nations using automated systems to fight corrupt bidding practices
Messenging apps provide cheap way to communiacte, especially in rural areas
Countries in the region are generally considered to lack expertise to formulate policies that could help fuel Internet services
As the issue gets worse, outages become common
The government ordered mobile social media apps blocked amid protests over president's third-term bid
Most sub-Sahara Africans are using mobile financial services to buy goods, pay utility bills, send and receive money
Whether the consortium can turn around the company is an open question
There's little doubt than in many African countries, people depend on mobile phones for Internet access.
Voice-over-IP (VoIP), cellular, video over IP and Wi-Fi connections offered
Officials expect mobile money services to boost trade and development in the region.
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