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East Africa goes offline

Map of East AfricaMost of East Africa lost access to the internet last week after a ship docked at an illegal spot, damaging the undersea cable that provides broadband internet to most of the sub continent.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2012 10:45

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Huawei, ZTE eye Ethiopian telecom

Map of Ethiopia Chinese mobile telecommunication firms are scrambling for a stake in the Ethiopia's mobile platform after the government of that country indicated that it would undertake a US$1.2 billion expansion project.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:09

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Ethiopia launches ICT Park, after Kenya

Map of EthiopiaEthiopia will soon launch an information and communication technology (ICT) park, becoming the second East African nation, after Kenya, to do so.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 February 2012 19:47

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Mobile phone banking and remittances: An African boom

Mobile money transactions offer banks a way to reach people in rural markets without the expense of building new branch offices/Photo/ReutersIncreasing collaboration between banks and telecommunications companies in Africa is making life easier for many people who now transact banking through their mobile phones

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:43

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Technology: Gadgets designed in Brazzaville

VMK is claiming to be the first African company to have designed a tablet computer/Photo/VMKAfrican tablets hit the shelvesA Congolese company has designed Africa's first tablet, but it will face stiff competition from market leaders and in finding Africans who can afford it

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2012 20:39

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Zimbabwe mobile phone race: Winners and losers

SIM cards, once sold at US$150 are now readily available for as low as US$1 in Zimbabwe/Photo/ReutersMobile usage is Zimbabwe rose to 75% in 2011 from 67.5% the previous year but the sole fixed line operator TelOne lost 50,000 subscribers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:41

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‪Algeria Egypt saga over Djezzy ends‬

The threat of nationalisation no longer hangs over Algeria's number-one mobile phone operator, Djezzy. It is a certainty.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2012 20:42

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