Importation of smartphones into Ghana will be tax-free from next year, as the government intends to bridge the digital divide within the West African country, but consumers of tobacco will have to pay as high as 175% import duty.
- Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:35
- Dasmani Laary
- Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:36
- Gemma Ware
Kenya had looked likely to be first out of the blocks at bringing high-speed 4G mobile internet connectivity to East Africa, but it has fast been overtaken by its neighbours.
- Friday, 14 November 2014 13:55
- Helen Nyambura-Mwaura in Johannesburg
Samsung Electronics expects its recent stellar revenue growth in Africa to slow sharply this year as the continent begins to succumb to the delayed effects of global economic weakness.
- Monday, 10 November 2014 15:33
- Prince Ofori-Atta
As it prepares to open for serious business at the end of November, 2014, afriLeaks, a whistleblowing organisation that focuses on Africa, claims that its purpose is different from that of Wikileaks. Khadija Sharife and Friedrich Lindenberg, from the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR), say that afriLeaks only connects whistleblowers to investigative media partners via a secure technology, rather than to the public.
- Thursday, 06 November 2014 16:58
- Dasmani Laary
Vantage Mezzanine, Africa's leading mezzanine debt provider, has announced it has concluded a transaction with Surfline Communications to provide $30 million of expansion capital to the company together with a fund co-investor.