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Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University honours Bill Gates.Ethiopia honours Bill Gates
Microsoft founder gets honorary degree.

Airtel’s Celtel wins Niger 3G licence.Celtel wins
Niger licence

3G and 2G deal
inked by telco.

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Zambia ‘on course’ to meet digital migration deadline

Zambia ‘on course’ to meet digital migration deadline

Southern African country’s information and broadcasting minister signals commitment.

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Lusaka looks to e-ticketing to curb fraud

Lusaka looks to e-ticketing to curb fraud

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

Zambia downplays digital migration funding shortage fears

Zambia downplays digital migration funding shortage fears

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

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

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

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

Telecoms

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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.

Former Cell C, Telkom and Multi-Links CEO makes Pakistan move

Former Cell C, Telkom and Multi-Links CEO makes Pakistan move

21 July 2014

Jeffrey Hedberg has been hired as chief executive officer for VimpelCom owned Mobilink.

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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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.

Malawi launches white spaces broadband project

Malawi launches white spaces broadband project

01 July 2014

Small landlocked African country looks to tap television signals for internet access.

BICS establishes Joburg POP with Teraco

BICS establishes Joburg POP with Teraco

16 July 2014

Move aimed at boosting its internet traffic exchange and lowering latency for customers.

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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‘Lack of user experience research hurting African startups’

‘Lack of user experience research hurting African startups’

15 July 2014

East African software engineer advises that more work needs to be done.

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.

Google Doodle honours Mandela Day

Google Doodle honours Mandela Day

18 July 2014

Doodler Katy Wu researched South African culture, history and people for her piece.

‘Technology needed in Zambian schools’

‘Technology needed in Zambian schools’

18 July 2014

Parliamentary committee wants government to introduce devices such as the ‘ZEdupad’.

Business Continuity

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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.