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Malawi draws up new cyber security guidelines to protect finance

Batten down
the hatches

Malawi to better
protect finance sector.

Nigerian telcos mum over latest NCC fine

NCC's latest fine
floors telcos

Companies penalised for
forceful subscription.

Wednesday, Feb 19th

Murder mystery haunts Vodacom in Lesotho

Murder mystery haunts Vodacom in Lesotho

The telco reportedly falls out of favour with prime minister Thomas Thabane's government after sharing his call records in a…

Africa's aviation parts industry launches blockchain alliance

Africa's aviation parts industry launches blockchain alliance

Stakeholders in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) chain to demonstrate how technology can be used to digitally manage parts.

MEA banking, finance industry forks out US$12.68-bn on ICT

MEA banking, finance industry forks out US$12.68-bn on ICT

85% of banks to embed AI by year-end in order to streamline know-your-customer procedures, claims research by IDC.

Ethiopia enacts strict social media and fake news law

Ethiopia enacts strict social media and fake news law

Critics have branded the new law 'harsh' and feel it could undermine freedom of speech in the country.

Zimbabwe plans US$6-million ICT infrastructure development project

Zimbabwe plans US$6-million ICT infrastructure development project

Rollout of shared base stations to bolster connectivity to remote, under-serviced regions.

Zambia hints at fifth telco operator

Zambia hints at fifth telco operator

Country's telecommunications organisation believes market can do with the increase in competition.

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Telecoms

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Zambia hints at fifth telco operator

Zambia hints at fifth telco operator

17 February 2020

Country's telecommunications organisation believes market can do with the increase in competition.

Maroc Telecom to appeal US$340m fine

Maroc Telecom to appeal US$340m fine

17 February 2020

Company has confirmed development and is looking into its various legal options.

MeerKAT telescope gets R800m for 20 new dishes

MeerKAT telescope gets R800m for 20 new dishes

14 February 2020

The investment in the MeerKAT extension is split roughly into two equal contributions of R400 million by SA and Germany.

Mobile

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Rise of mod apps in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rise of mod apps in Sub-Saharan Africa

13 February 2020

WhatsApp clones increasingly popular, but experts warn of security concerns.

Samsung targets Africa's mid-tier sector with latest Galaxy

Samsung targets Africa's mid-tier sector with latest Galaxy

10 February 2020

Company has launched the Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Nairobi.

Airtel Zambia launches mobile TV app

Airtel Zambia launches mobile TV app

07 February 2020

Offering free to subscribers with registered SIM card and data-enabled headset or device.

Networks

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Liquid Telecom SA to supply IS with wholesale 5G

Liquid Telecom SA to supply IS with wholesale 5G

14 February 2020

Companies in pact to roll out service to South African enterprises.

Vodacom's global markets bolster quarterly results

Vodacom's global markets bolster quarterly results

04 February 2020

Backed by growth in M-Pesa and data revenue, international operations deliver service revenue growth of 9.0%.

Zimbabwean entrepreneur invents tech that turns a tree into a Wi-Fi hub

Zimbabwean entrepreneur invents tech that turns a tree into a Wi-Fi hub

03 February 2020

Trees of Knowledge' will convert trees and rural landmarks into educational Wi-Fi hubs in Africa.

Security

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Ethiopia enacts strict social media and fake news law

Ethiopia enacts strict social media and fake news law

18 February 2020

Critics have branded the new law 'harsh' and feel it could undermine freedom of speech in the country.

Malawi draws up new cyber security guidelines to protect finance

Malawi draws up new cyber security guidelines to protect finance

14 February 2020

Country's Reserve Bank introduces new regulations finalised in October 2019.

Malware disguised under Billie Eilish brand fools 9,000 in Nigeria

Malware disguised under Billie Eilish brand fools 9,000 in Nigeria

30 January 2020

Kaspersky found 30,982 malicious files that used the names of artists or their tracks in order to spread malware.

Business Intelligence

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Kenyan data analytics start-up turns heads at Summit

Kenyan data analytics start-up turns heads at Summit

07 February 2020

Superfluid Labs wins ENGIE Challenge at event in Kigali.

First Google Developers Space opens in Lagos

First Google Developers Space opens in Lagos

28 January 2020

Entrepreneurs, developers, VCs and investors invited to connect and collaborate.

AI set to overhaul manager's role – Gartner

AI set to overhaul manager's role – Gartner

24 January 2020

Company predicts that by 2024, AI and emerging technologies will replace almost 69% of the manager's workload.

Cloud

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Africa Data Centres Association preps for greater investment in 2020

Africa Data Centres Association preps for greater investment in 2020

07 February 2020

Trade organisation for datacentres in Africa, established in Marrakech in September 2018, is adamant investors are after 'the next growth frontier.'

Oracle talks up new SA data centres

Oracle talks up new SA data centres

15 January 2020

The US-based enterprise software giant says its new local cloud regions will deliver high performance and new experiences to local firms.

Enough talk, SA needs tech action

Enough talk, SA needs tech action

18 February 2020

It has become imperative that digital transformation advances in South Africa from its current conceptual stage to an implementation phase says President Ntuli, Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard Ente...

ICT and Governance

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Anzisha Prize applications now open

Anzisha Prize applications now open

17 February 2020

African Leadership Academy, Mastercard Foundation detail plans for five regional events across the continent.

Zambia regulator digs in heels over non-expiry data bundles

Zambia regulator digs in heels over non-expiry data bundles

10 February 2020

ZICTA confident the decision will lead to increased internet penetration.

Business Continuity

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Murder mystery haunts Vodacom in Lesotho

Murder mystery haunts Vodacom in Lesotho

18 February 2020

The telco reportedly falls out of favour with prime minister Thomas Thabane's government after sharing his call records in a murder investigation.

Cisco announces new lead for MEA

Cisco announces new lead for MEA

03 February 2020

Company appoints Reem Asaad to grow its position in the region.

MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

20 January 2020

Kombo Malukutila will step into the role as of 1 February 2020.

Channel

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Nutanix appoints Axiz as distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa

Nutanix appoints Axiz as distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa

06 February 2020

Axiz will leverage its extensive reseller network to deliver Nutanix solutions to customers across the African continent.

Liquid Telecom SA partners Qorus to strengthen channel partner pgm

Liquid Telecom SA partners Qorus to strengthen channel partner pgm

13 January 2020

Sales and marketing enablement platform to empower cloud channel partners.

Enough talk, SA needs tech action

Enough talk, SA needs tech action

18 February 2020

It has become imperative that digital transformation advances in South Africa from its current conceptual stage to an implementation phase says President Ntuli, Managing Director, Hewlett-Packard Ente...

Unified Communications

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Why data siloes are detrimental to excellent customer experiences

Why data siloes are detrimental to excellent customer experiences

20 January 2020

Master Data Management has become a critical technology in ensuring organisations can deliver a consistent customer experience says Andrew Hoseck, Chief Operating Officer at In2IT Technologies.

Empowered workforces drive organisational success

Empowered workforces drive organisational success

10 January 2020

Kenya's largest telecom provider, Safaricom has improved task execution, bolstered security and spurred productivity with flexible ways of working.

Ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

Ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

23 December 2019

Idea behind Afri Ride is to make use of existing resources by offering the unoccupied seats in your car, or offering your car for rental.