North Africa

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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 first of its kind for Vodafone Egypt, which has chosen to outsource its network ...

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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...

Booking service signs up Sheraton Djibouti. (image credit: Sheraton Djibouti)

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...

Alcatel-Lucent has entered into an agreement with Libya's LITC for the deployment of a new undersea cable system. (Image source: File)

New 1,000 km undersea cable system links up Libya

February 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a turnkey contract with the Libyan International Telecommunication Company (LITC) to build a new 1,000 km undersea cable system linking the country’s capital, Tripoli, to Benghazi, and providing the broadband connectivity needed in...

Members of Sudan's civil society are campaigning to have US technology sanctions lifted (Image source: CommsMEA)

South Sudan: Civil society wants US technology sanctions lifted

January 28, 2014 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

From South Sudan, a section of civil society is urging a review of the current US sanctions policy and its impact on free access to ICT. The group has reportedly launched a campaign targeted at local citizens and US policy makers. The International Freedom of...

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Al-Shabaab threat downs mobile internet in Somalia

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

A report posted by Sabahi news says on Tuesday this week Al-Shabaab, following an ultimatum issued to telecommunications companies, forced a shutdown of mobile internet service in certain areas. The areas mentioned include Bulo Burde, Halgan, Mahas and...