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Facebook unveils free VOiP video calls

April 29, 2015 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Facebook has announced the launch of free video calling via its Messenger VOiP app in the US, Canada, UK, Nigeria and 14 other countries. The new feature allows users to start a video call within an existing Messenger conversation by tapping the video icon in the corner of the screen. Video calling in Messenger is now available ...

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Nigeria: Mobile users unimpressed with customer service

April 29, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nearly half of mobile subscribers are unimpressed with the level of customer service they receive from their chosen mobile operators. This is according to research from MobileSquared on behalf of French mobile network and subscriber intelligence provider...

Dr Omane-Boamah

Ghana: e-registrar portal now live

April 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to, Ghana has launched an e-registrar portal. The portal is aimed at streamlining business registrations in the country. According to the media release, the Portal will be integrated with the Ghana E-Payments Portal (GEPP) and the Ghana...

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Nigeria: Is MTN Group set to buy Visafone?

April 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Group has been extremely active over the past few years… especially when in comes to acquisitions in Africa. This time around, the MTN Group has now set its sight’s on Jim Ovia’s Nigerian mobile phone company, Visafone Communications....

Fibre Internet

Nigeria: Infracos set to connect 60 cities to broadband

April 10, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by, Lagos as well as 60 other cities, in the North Central zone of Nigeria, are set to receive improved broadband services. The report revealed that MainOne Cable will be in charge of the Lagos area while IHS will be...

LTE will allow farmers in remote locations to sell products all over the world, entrepreneurs and students to create online businesses and sell services from home.

Benin Telecoms begins 4G LTE rollout

April 9, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Benin Telecoms has officially commenced its 4G rollout. The reveal was made  at an event attended by president Yayi Boni. Benin will be the fourth country in the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to adopt LTE, after Nigeria, Ghana and Cote...

African mobile survey

Study reveals African mobile phone usage stats

April 7, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile...

Mitesh Shah

ZTE selects Mitsumi as distribution partner for Africa

April 2, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

ZTE Corporation has selected Mitsumi Distribution as its strategic distribution partner for the continent. The agreement is expected to cover Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Ivory Coast,...

mobile money

Why Mobile Money should matter to Government

April 2, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Speaking at The Economist Conference in Johannesburg in late 2014, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said, “There is a perception that financial inclusion efforts will necessarily lead to increased financial risk and hence have a negative effect on financial...


Togo: Huawei awarded public sector fibre contract

April 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Togo’s Government has revealed plans to connect 500 public buildings, which include: hospitals, universities, airports, and ministries to fibre. According to the Togo Government, it has hired Huawei in order to lay 200km of cable. The contract was...

mobile money

Ghana: Mobile subscriptions on the rise in 2015

March 31, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the latest figures from industry regulator NCA. The number of mobile subscriptions in Ghana have increased by 1.4 percent to 30.78 million in January 2015 compared to 30.36 million in December 2014, with the penetration rate reaching 108.48...


Nigeria: Etisalat appoints new VPs

March 30, 2015 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to Etisalat Nigeria, it has appointed Ibrahim Dikko as vice president for regulatory and corporate affairs, and Ken Ogujiofor as vice president for consumer sales and service. The company has revealed that Dikko was previously the director for...

Nigeria Elections 2015

Nigeria Elections 2015: Voters urged to ignore fake results

March 30, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that supporters disregard results posted on social media platforms suggesting the All Progressives Congress (APC) had assumed a lead as vote results collation progressed. According to News 24 Nigeria, PDP...

Nigerian elections 2015

Nigeria Elections 2015: Twitter reacts

March 30, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Saturday 28 March 2015, the Nigerian populous took to the polls in order to cast their vote. Voting is now over and the results are now being counted. While individuals have indeed sealed their vote’s, Social Media has been buzzing with thousands of...

Multichoice Africa CEO

Nigeria to receive Election updates on 10 channels

March 27, 2015 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As Nigerians prepare to exercise their right to vote during the upcoming elections, MultiChoice has assured its subscribers that they can stay connected to the election updates through 10 local and international news channels on DStv and GOtv. In a press...

Fibre Internet

Research survey set to track FTTH/B penetration in Africa

March 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

52 African countries are now connected to submarine cables, either directly or by terrestrial cross-border fibre optic networks. 44% of Africans live within a 25-km reach of a fibre node. The key question now is which cities and suburbs are taking the lead in...