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Kenya lags SA, Nigeria in MNP.Kenya lags
in MNP

East African country
far behind peers.

World Bank approves $92mn DRC fibre network loan.DRC's $92mn
fibre network

World Bank provides
loan for the build.

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Another 213 free Wi-Fi zones for Tshwane

Another 213 free Wi-Fi zones for Tshwane

South African city together with non-profit Project Isizwe roll out sites across schools.

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Instagram chooses South Africa to launch Snapchat-like ‘Bolt’

Instagram chooses South Africa to launch Snapchat-like ‘Bolt’

Facebook owned Instagram chooses SA, New Zealand and Singapore to launch visual messaging app.

Spin-off of StartupBus Africa planned for September

Spin-off of StartupBus Africa planned for September

Five buses are planned to tour 16 countries in an initiative dubbed ‘AMPION Venture Bus’.

TelephoneKenya.com cuts call rates

TelephoneKenya.com cuts call rates

US based service has slashed its per minute and monthly subscription fees.

Telecoms

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Kenya’s mobile money agent numbers hit 103,660

Kenya’s mobile money agent numbers hit 103,660

29 July 2014

Strong growth among agents despite a rather flat market in the East African country.

Vodafone Egypt to invest $1.3 billion on network

Vodafone Egypt to invest $1.3 billion on network

22 July 2014

The three year investment is to improve the telcos' network.

Mobile

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Samsung volunteers build homes in Malawi

Samsung volunteers build homes in Malawi

21 July 2014

Houses and facilities for families planned to be built in Lilongwe district this week.

African TV audience world cup semi-final stats revealed

African TV audience world cup semi-final stats revealed

11 July 2014

Over 22 million football fans in Africa tuned in to the Germany-Brazil game this week.

Enterprise Solutions

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uAfrica.com targets Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda in African expansion

uAfrica.com targets Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda in African expansion

10 July 2014

South African e-commerce technology firm starts phased roll-out of online storefronts.

Networks

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World Bank approves $92mn DRC fibre network loan

World Bank approves $92mn DRC fibre network loan

29 July 2014

Plan to connect three economic clusters in the Congo as well as regional countries.

Orange co-financing Sea-Me-We 5 cable connecting through Djibouti, Egypt

Orange co-financing Sea-Me-We 5 cable connecting through Djibouti, Egypt

22 July 2014

Construction of the high-speed network is expected to be completed by end of 2016.

English premier league boosts Kenyan television viewership

English premier league boosts Kenyan television viewership

29 July 2014

Football games broadcast earlier this year helped increased TV audiences dramatically.

Security

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Blind Zambian hacker sentenced to two-year jail term

Blind Zambian hacker sentenced to two-year jail term

23 June 2014

Jairos Tembo found guilty of stealing thousands of dollars worth of Airtel Zambia airtime.

Business Intelligence

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Kenya lags far behind SA, Nigeria in MNP

Kenya lags far behind SA, Nigeria in MNP

29 July 2014

Mobile number portability rates in the East African country are extremely low.

Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University honours Bill Gates

Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University honours Bill Gates

25 July 2014

Microsoft founder awarded a honorary degree for his humanitarian efforts in Africa.

World cup final TV-audience in five African nations tops 27.4 million

World cup final TV-audience in five African nations tops 27.4 million

18 July 2014

This is according to GeoPoll, which uses mobile surveys to provide television data.

Cloud

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Isaac Mophatlane appointed BCX CEO after his brother’s passing

Isaac Mophatlane appointed BCX CEO after his brother’s passing

16 July 2014

African cloud-based service provider Business Connexion announces new appointment.

ICT and Governance

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Airtel loses bid to force Safaricom to cut M-Pesa fees

Airtel loses bid to force Safaricom to cut M-Pesa fees

25 July 2014

Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) says it doesn’t have jurisdiction to reduce mobile money costs.

Another 213 free Wi-Fi zones for Tshwane

Another 213 free Wi-Fi zones for Tshwane

30 July 2014

South African city together with non-profit Project Isizwe roll out sites across schools.

Zambia downplays digital migration funding shortage fears

Zambia downplays digital migration funding shortage fears

25 July 2014

Government says it plans apportioning budget in the coming year for phases two and three.

Business Continuity

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Lusaka looks to e-ticketing to curb fraud

Lusaka looks to e-ticketing to curb fraud

28 July 2014

City officials are in South Africa to tour implementations of electronic ticketing services.

PayPal signs up “tens of thousands” in Nigeria

PayPal signs up “tens of thousands” in Nigeria

23 July 2014

First week of operating in Africa’s biggest economy yields positive results.

Kenya’s M-Changa in UK race for venture capital

Kenya’s M-Changa in UK race for venture capital

25 July 2014

Mobile and web fundraising startup selected as a finalist in London’s ‘Startupbootcamp’.