Michael MalakataLusaka Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Malakata is a correspondent for the IDG News Service.

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Telecom deals with Chinese companies in Africa under spotlight once again

A $273 million contract for Zambia’s digital television migration project is reigniting the controversy over how big-ticket projects are awarded in Africa.

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Fiber-optic cable to link Kenya to war-torn South Sudan

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.


Africa’s effort to tackle cybercrime gains momentum

Tanzania enacts cybercrime law

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Zambia starts the hunt for international operator to invest in Zamtel

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.