North Africa


Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

September 30, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Leading international calling app Ringcredible will be offering free calls to Nigeria for 24 hours on October 1, 2014, to mark West African country’s independence day. According to the company, only a connection fee will be charged ($0.07 USD) for calls from anywhere in the world to Nigeria, even if the caller wants to speak ...

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Com Dev inks contract for high throughput satellite

September 25, 2014 • North Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Com Dev International, a manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, has revealed that it has been awarded an Authorisation to Proceed (ATP) contract to deliver Multiplexer Equipment, Waveguide and Coaxial Switches, and Microwave Components to be used on a...

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RingCredible app slashes African calls by 50%

September 22, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Due to ease of use, a clear proposition and unbeatable rates, phone app RingCredible is rapidly conquering the international call market. After the earlier acquisition in May in Hong Kong of Yeloworld, RingCredible has now  acquired African Jabbaworld.  To...

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Vodafone & Ericsson to enhance network quality in Greater Cairo

August 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ericsson has inked a three-year managed services agreement with Vodafone Egypt. The agreement is set to deliver network field maintenance services and improve the quality of its network in the greater Cairo area. According to the company, the agreement is the...

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Jumia Nigeria expands to Kano

June 25, 2014 • North Africa, OnlineComments (0)

Online retailer Jumia is continuing to expand its reach in Nigeria. Two years after it was first established in Nigeria, Jumia is now said to be the country’s largest online retailer. Part of the brand’s aim is to provide customers with choice in retail,...

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Moroccan telecom regulator opening ADSL market

June 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Moroccan telecom regulator, ANRT, has decided to open up the ADSL market within the country of Morocco in North Africa. While this move will ultimately allow telecom service providers to establish a formidable position within the country, it does however...


Egypt: Jumia opens up to retailers

May 29, 2014 • North AfricaComments (0)

The “Shop-in-shop” concept on JUMIA Egypt provides access to JUMIA’s own nationwide shipping fleet, storage facilities, customer service platforms and offer buyers flexible payment methods. “The opportunity is huge”, said Mattia Perroni, CEO of...

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hotel booking platform Jovago expands to Zanzibar, Djibouti and Malawi

May 21, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

After recently expanding into South Sudan just last month, the online booking portal Jovago, founded by Africa Internet Holding (AIH), is continuing to expand across Africa, bringing operations to Zanzibar, Djibouti and Malawi in order to offer easy and...

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Morocco’s inwi to deploy eSite solution

February 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

Moroccan mobile operator inwi is to deploy Flexenclosure’s hybrid power solution eSite at 30 telecom sites across Morocco. Flexenclosure will provide turnkey deployments with all equipment and services needed for running the sites for five years, delivering...

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20 semi-finalists from Africa in Google competition

February 6, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off

Google has today announced the 20 innovative, entrepreneurial web adopters from across sub-Saharan Africa who have made it to the semi-finals of Google’s Africa Connected competition.  The competition was launched in August last year, calling...