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Safaricom CEO says project is on track.

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Mobile internet to drive Nigeria's media boom - PwC

Mobile internet to drive Nigeria's media boom - PwC

Number of consumers to increase from 7.7 million in 2013 to 50.4 million in 2018.

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Zimbabwe cautioned on social media regulation

Zimbabwe cautioned on social media regulation

Media monitoring group criticises government for wanting more stringent controls.

New leadership for Airtel's DRC and Niger operations

New leadership for Airtel's DRC and Niger operations

The three new leaders are expected to start in their new roles on 1 October 2014.

Zimpost’s Zipcash sets sights on South Africa

Zimpost’s Zipcash sets sights on South Africa

Plans to expand the service to SA are at an advanced stage, according to a statement.

Telecoms

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Safaricom

Safaricom "working hard" on Kenya's national security system

18 September 2014

Mobile phone company's CEO Bob Collymore says phase one will be completed by year-end.

Zim govt urged to cut back on phone calls

Zim govt urged to cut back on phone calls

08 September 2014

Unpaid phone bills to TelOne are hovering around the $40 million mark.

Mobile money can now buy newspapers in Zambia

Mobile money can now buy newspapers in Zambia

12 September 2014

Network MTN signs an agreement with Times Printpak Zambia.

Mobile

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Malawi’s ‘Pasavute’ reaches 20 million airtime advance requests

Malawi’s ‘Pasavute’ reaches 20 million airtime advance requests

15 September 2014

Service from Telekom Networks Malawi allows for subscribers to buy airtime on credit.

Old Mutual Namibia customers gain card transaction control

Old Mutual Namibia customers gain card transaction control

21 August 2014

Mobile two-way communication will be available to OMCARD holders.

Black emoticons come to Mxit

Black emoticons come to Mxit

08 September 2014

Oju makes it onto Mxit as the latter tries to build market share in countries like Nigeria.

Enterprise Solutions

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Sage CRM is Umsinsi Health Care's engine for growth

Sage CRM is Umsinsi Health Care's engine for growth

29 August 2014

Umsinsi Health Care has enhanced customer service and streamlined its business processes by implementing Sage CRM as its customer relationship management platform.

Zimbabwe's central bank wants faster tech adoption

Zimbabwe's central bank wants faster tech adoption

26 August 2014

Call for cross-sharing of infrastructure such as point of sale systems and broadband.

Bank of Africa expands reach with Orange Money

Bank of Africa expands reach with Orange Money

17 September 2014

Transferring cash between accounts on both services is being enabled for millions of Africans.

Networks

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Namibia hosts world’s ‘biggest TV white spaces pilot’

Namibia hosts world’s ‘biggest TV white spaces pilot’

28 August 2014

Area spanning 9,424 km² receives broadband via television frequency technology.

Security

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Nigerian IT worker implicated in $38mn bank heist

Nigerian IT worker implicated in $38mn bank heist

18 September 2014

Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

EMEA security appliance market grows 6.2%

EMEA security appliance market grows 6.2%

17 September 2014

Unified threat management (UTM) is the fastest growing product category, says the IDC.

Business Intelligence

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Bombela K2 case study

Bombela K2 case study

17 September 2014

Bombela had a three-tier need for management of its work permits, traffic incident management and CSC blacklisting.

MultiChoice urged to cut DStv prices in Zambia

MultiChoice urged to cut DStv prices in Zambia

16 September 2014

Information and broadcasting minister, Joseph Katema, responds to illegal access claims.

Cloud

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SimpliVity Partners With Cisco To Offer The Best Of Both Worlds

SimpliVity Partners With Cisco To Offer The Best Of Both Worlds

12 September 2014

SimpliVity empowers channel partners with new offering and advances its lead in delivering award-winning hyperconverged infrastructure solutions.

ICT and Governance

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Egypt plans five tech parks worth $2.8bn

Egypt plans five tech parks worth $2.8bn

11 September 2014

Minister outlines how South Korean and Japanese investors have expressed interest.

Nigeria’s CcHUB launches $500k investment fund

Nigeria’s CcHUB launches $500k investment fund

01 September 2014

Lagos-based incubator hub plans to help early stage businesses.

Kenya, Ethiopia, SA top Africa’s renewable energy technologies market

Kenya, Ethiopia, SA top Africa’s renewable energy technologies market

22 August 2014

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts strong growth for tech such as solar.

Business Continuity

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MasterCard sets sights on SA’s transit sector

MasterCard sets sights on SA’s transit sector

18 September 2014

Division president Mark Elliott says big opportunities exist in the contactless card space.

Record PC market growth for Egypt, Nigeria

Record PC market growth for Egypt, Nigeria

08 September 2014

IDC says two countries are among the fastest growing in the Middle East and Africa.

GeoPoll appoints John Muthee for Africa business

GeoPoll appoints John Muthee for Africa business

08 September 2014

Muthee will take on the role as VP of business development at GeoPoll Africa.

Channel

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African insurance software firm SilverBridge records profit

African insurance software firm SilverBridge records profit

17 September 2014

Rest of Africa operations helps company increase revenues for the period ending June 2014.