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Swaziland: Users bypass censored media with Social Media

July 28, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tech savvy individuals have turned to social media websites like Facebook and Twitter in order to access news that is not censored or governed in any way. Individuals also utilise the service in order to bypass mainstream media which includes: television, radio and newspapers. This is according to a report jointly published by the Media ...

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Paying with SureSwipe Move. (Image Source: SureSwipe)

SureSwipe Move receives P2PE certification

July 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

SureSwipe has launched SureSwipe Move – the first Mobile Point of Sale (MPOS) solution in South Africa, according to the company, to achieve Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) certification from the PCI Security Standards Council. According to the...

Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social network Facebook (Image source: File)

Airtel launches Celebrity Connect

July 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria and Kirusa have announced the launch of Celebrity Connect, a mobile service that attempts to connect Nigerians with celebrities and famous personalities. According to the company, the service enables fans to reach out and connect with their...

the firm found that two thirds of Nigeria’s Internet users are less concerned about Cyber threats. (image: Shutterstock)

Nigeria: Security forces nab $6 million Facebook fraudster

July 28, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nigerian security forces have allegedly arrested a suspected internet fraudster. The fraudster has been accused of stealing $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs. This is according to According to...


Nigeria embracing e-commerce

July 28, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Terragon Group Research Report released for the second quarter of 2014, has revealed growth in the state of digital media and users’ online behaviour in Nigeria over the past twelve months. The report, which was compiled after a recent survey from a...

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IT News Africa: top stories of the week

July 25, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The week has come to an end; however, it almost the end of the month. Yip, that’s right in a few days we will be heading into the month of August 2014. This week in tech, we saw Telkom suspending its attempt to cut a multitude of jobs at the company....


MTN South Africa extends on WOW promotion

July 25, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa launched its WOW promotion on 21 June 2014, targeting MTN customers who spend R6 airtime and get R60 FREE airtime back. Now MTN has increased its reward. Starting today 25 July, MTN customers will get R120 FREE airtime when they spend R6 of...

Cell C has welcomed ICASA's announcement of new Call Termination Rates. (Image source: Leading Architecture)

Cell C to ask bondholders for debt extension

July 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African mobile operator Cell C said that it would extend the maturity date of Euro 160 million of senior debt. As a part of the transaction, Cell C has offered to buy back debt from any bond holder who does not wish to extend. The expected extension is...

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Etisalat Egypt selects Ericsson to boost CE in Egypt

July 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Etisalat Egypt has chosen to continue their partnership with Ericsson by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Ericsson’s headquarters in Sweden. The renewed collaboration is intended to strengthen the existing partnership in mobile broadband...

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Vodafone Egypt investing $1.3bn on network upgrade

July 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodafone Egypt is expected to invest a figure of LE9.5 billion ($1.3 billion) in order to improve its network. According to the recently appointed Chief Executive, Ahmed Essam: “The investment shall be financed from an existing fund of Vodafone Egypt,...