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  • Botswana Innovation Hub and the e-Government Unit in the Office of the President, assess Botswana's readiness for Open Data program. (Image credit: Flickr, GovernmentZA)

    Botswana Assesses Open Data Readiness

    May 16, 2014 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Botswana Assesses Open Data Readiness

    The Botswana Innovation Hub, in conjunction with the e-Government Unit in the Office of the President, have agreed to conduct a diagnostic study to assess the capability of Botswana, inside and outside the government, to implement an Open Data program. The...

  • Nigerian govt to telecom service providers: shape up or ship out

    July 23, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigerian govt to telecom service providers: shape up or ship out

    A statement released to the media by the legislative Officer, Public Relations, on behalf of Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Communications, has stated the warning issued by The Chairman, Senator (Prince) Gil Emeka Nnaji to GSM (Global System for Mobile...

  • Orange Kenya CEO willing to step down

    March 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Kenya CEO willing to step down

    Orange Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said he would step down at the Kenyan Treasury’s request, but said no such request had been made. Ghossein’s comments come after the government demanded more representation within the company’s management as a...

  • African ICT job opportunities high, skills lacking

    March 28, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (7)

    A new survey published on Tuesday reveals that as telecom jobs in Africa booms, the continent still lacks skilled workers, calling on universities and governments to do more to boost the output of telecom and IT specialists in Africa. The 2012...

  • Telkom Kenya denies bailout claims

    March 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya denies bailout claims

    Less than a week after Telkom Kenya reportedly was in need of a massive government bailout to save the company, top officials are now denying these claims. According to Telkom Kenya Chairman Eddy Njoroge, who on Monday and Tuesday dispelled last week’s...

  • Corporate investment pivotal to South African education

    March 26, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Corporate investment pivotal to South African education

    South African education is fraught with challenges. Teachers and learners struggle due to limited tools and resources, lowering standards.  Decreasing the national pass requirements to 35% is not the answer, and it has a ‘knock on’ effect as...

  • Orange Kenya needs $120m bailout

    March 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Kenya needs $120m bailout

    Telecom operator Orange Kenya has asked the government for a KES 10 billion ($120 million) bailout, news reports revealed on Wednesday. The move comes as the company continues to incur massive debts following its 2007 buyout by France Telecom. Orange made a...

  • 5 Tools to fight internet censorship

    March 21, 2012 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Tools to fight internet censorship

    Today South Africa is celebrating Human Rights Day. The country is celebrating the long road to democracy covered with sticks and stones leaving apartheid’s oppression behind us. The path South Africans have tread has been a long one, but 18 years into...

  • Rwanda launches next stage of their ICT development plan

    March 21, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda launches next stage of their ICT development plan

    Rwanda on Tuesday officially launched the third phase of their National Information and Communication Infrastructure Policy. The government’s national ICT plan runs in 5 year cycles, and was created in order to gauge progress in the delivery of ICT...

  • Zambian government sued over telecom seizure

    March 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambian government sued over telecom seizure

    Last summer, the Zambian government took control of Libya’s LAP Green Networks after the United Nations (UN) imposed sanctions on the north African country. On Monday, the Libyan company said it would sue the Zambian government for $480 million,...

  • Tanzanian operators growing frustrated with government

    March 16, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzanian operators growing frustrated with government

    Tanzanian telecommunications operators are becoming frustrated with the government’s inability to crack down on fiber optic cable vandalism. Peter Phillip, an engineer at the ministry of communications told ITNewsAfrica.com “ they are looking at...

  • New Ekiti state website enhances transparency

    March 1, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Kayode Fayemi, Governor Nigeria’s Ekiti state, has declared yesterday his administration is ready to integrate fully Information and Communications Technology (ICT). He even launched a new official website for the state. The new website will enhance...

  • AAPG president calls for maverick approach

    March 1, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on AAPG president calls for maverick approach

    Paul Weimer, American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ (AAPG) President, has called on experts and government in oil producing countries to invest in new technologies. He emphasized a maverick approach was needed to achieve progress in the...

  • Africell earn Sierra Leone president’s praises

    February 29, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Africell, the Sierra Leone mobile company, have earned the president’s praises after announcing they would construct the Makeni Clock Tower in Sierra Leone. President Ernest Bai Koroma told dignitaries and residents from the surrounding township at the...

  • National ICT plan for Nigeria

    February 29, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on National ICT plan for Nigeria

    Nigeria’s federal government has stated interest in developing a local national holistic ICT plan yesterday. The government promised that following the aggregation of comments and suggestions on the draft Information and Communication Technology policy...

  • IT Infrastructure Summit hits Cape Town

    August 10, 2011 • EventsComments Off on IT Infrastructure Summit hits Cape Town

    The two day IT Infrastructure Summit is opening on the18th of August 2011 to a much anticipated assembly of senior IT professionals, Infrastructure experts and government officials. The opening address will be presented by MRS GNM Pandor, Minister –...