North Africa

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Morocco’s inwi to deploy eSite solution

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

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 ‘trouble free’ power. Flexenclosure is a specialist developer of intelligent power management...

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Google South Africa today joined forces with its Online Child Safety Campaign partners (Image source: Google/

20 semi-finalists from Africa in Google competition

February 6, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

Al-Shabaab has banned the use of internet through mobile handsets and fibre optic cables in Somalia (image credit:

Al-Shabaab threat downs mobile internet in Somalia

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

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...

June Arunga is the founder and CEO of New York-based multimedia production company Open Quest Media LLC. (Image source: Google/

5 African techpreneurs going global

January 22, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Given the increase in number of technology users, the rapid growth of mobility & the Internet, and increasing interest in Africa as a source of solutions, innovation and technical talent, the case for the continent being able to leapfrog in some ICT...

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Globalstar launches prepaid satellite service

January 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Satellite CommsComments (0)

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. today announced the launch of its new Pre-paid service in EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa). For the first time, consumers and commercial users can now benefit from the world’s most modern satellite...

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Cameroonians battling ahead of digital switchover

December 27, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cameroonians are reportedly still battling with the challenges imposed by the switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting technology. Global reports suggest that whilst experts acknowledge the many benefits of digital technology, including sharper...

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, stands to benefit from high speed 4G network installation. (Image source:

Addis Ababa eagerly awaits 4G rollout

December 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Following a $1.6 billion deal between Huawei Technologies, Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom and ZTE, an eight month project to bolster local connectivity services throughout Ethiopia will be spearheaded by the rollout of 4G connectivity services in the...

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Africa’s growth under discussion at Innovative Africa Forum

November 27, 2013 • Company News, Events, North Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

African Business magazine has teamed up with Microsoft 4Afrika as well as African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) to lead the Innovative Africa Forum in the format of a roundtable discussion on the 27th November 2013 in Kampala, Uganda. ...