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  • Satellite-Dish

    ITU allows 30 African nations to delay digital TV migration

    February 23, 2015 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has proceeded to allow 30 African countries to extend their digital migration beyond the original global deadline – which has been set for June 2015. According to a report by the Daily Nation, there are a...

  • Satellite-Dish

    Ghana: Chinese govt. grants loan for digital switch

    January 20, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: Chinese govt. grants loan for digital switch

    The government of Ghana has inked an agreement with its Chinese counterpart in order to obtain a loan facility. According to the government of Ghana, the loan will be put towards the the Ghanaian digital terrestrial transmission project. Ghana’s...

  • Ebola West Africa

    ITU launches Ebola-Info-Sharing mobile app

    December 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    ITU has launched a free mobile Application to be used in the campaign against the Ebola disease outbreak. The “Ebola-Info-Sharing” mobile App facilitates coordination among organisations responding to the Ebola crisis and offers the general public access...

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    ITU Telecom World 2014: The one conversation that matters

    November 18, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on ITU Telecom World 2014: The one conversation that matters

    Radical change is transforming the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, the entire industry ecosystem, and with it, our world. At the same time, ICTs have as never before the power to change lives for the better, connecting the unconnected...

  • Siyabonga Cwele

    Broadband statistics for 2014

    July 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Broadband statistics for 2014

    The Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services (DTPS) has stated that it is committed to focusing on the development of broadband in SA. Siyabonga Cwele, DTPS minister stated that the department agreed with the International Telecommunication Union...

  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame (image: NPR)

    Rwandan President receives ITU award

    May 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwandan President receives ITU award

    ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun I. Touré has announced the winners of the 2014 World Telecommunication and Information Society Award. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea; and Carlos Slim,...

  • Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, said that data still needs to be tapped in the sector. (Image source: File)

    Ghana mobilises specialised unit to protect its cyberspace

    February 21, 2014 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana mobilises specialised unit to protect its cyberspace

    The Ghanaian government is confident that the recently established national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) project will serve as effective protection of the West African country’s cyberspace. Local media have said the Project is scheduled to be...

  • Liberia is making headway in the progress and development of its ICT sector. (Image source: Jiri Flogel/ Shutterstock.com)

    Country focus: Tech taking Liberia into a new era

    February 18, 2014 • Features, West AfricaComments Off on Country focus: Tech taking Liberia into a new era

      The West African country of Liberia has received a great deal of coverage in the news of late. Specifically, there have been detailed reports in regional media about financial irregularities within the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) and the...

  • Egypt is the king of Facebook in Africa (image: Paradise of the World)

    Top 10 African countries on Facebook

    February 6, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 African countries on Facebook

    Mega-social network Facebook celebrates their 10th birthday this week, and what started as a college social networking website in 2004, has mushroomed into the world’s largest online destination to connect with friends, family and acquaintances. “When I...

  • Zambia is gaining ground in terms of its ICT development. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Zambia ups its technology profile

    February 4, 2014 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia ups its technology profile

      Located in South-Central Africa, Zambia forms part of a region that is fast emerging as one with high growth prospects because of a strong technology base and increasing rates of adoption. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) statistics reveal...

  • Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU. (Image source: itu.net/newsroom)

    The ITU’s advice to Nigeria regarding broadband

    January 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The ITU’s advice to Nigeria regarding broadband

    Efforts to deliver high speed internet services in Nigeria will continue to be hampered unless vandalism and unreliable power supply is addressed. This is one of the recommendations, in addition to the need for the country to supply more information, to...

  • Nigeria, Naira

    The ecommerce force that is Nigeria

    October 30, 2013 • Features, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The ecommerce force that is Nigeria

    Jumia, Konga and Kaymu. These online offerings have two things in common: they serve Nigeria’s increasingly connected population and they form part of a high-growth market in eCommerce, which, say experts, is one that is poised to dominate the Continent. An...

  • Sim Shagaya, Founder and CEO of Konga.com. (Image source: Konga.com)

    “e-commerce growth in Nigeria, beautiful to watch” – Konga.com COO

    October 28, 2013 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on “e-commerce growth in Nigeria, beautiful to watch” – Konga.com COO

    In August 2013 the Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, Hennie Heymans, said that with the implementation of Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan (which will reportedly result in an 80% increase in broadband internet penetration by the end of 2018),...

  • Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana. (Image source: ICT & Innovation Summit)

    Africa’s ICT stakeholders heading to Rwanda

    October 25, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s ICT stakeholders heading to Rwanda

    Rwanda will host the Transform Africa 2013 Summit from the 28 to 31 October 2013. This pan African ICT and ICT for development event bring together more than one thousand participants from Africa and beyond representing various sectors including governments,...

  • Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU. (Image source: itu.net/newsroom)

    Internet – billion dollar opportunity knocks for Africa’s GDP

    October 21, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet – billion dollar opportunity knocks for Africa’s GDP

    According to a recent study by international consultancy firm McKinsey & Co and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Internet and broadband rollout could contribute in the region of $18 billion towards the Continent’s GDP (Gross Domestic...

  • Based on the percentage of individuals using the internet, Morocco is listed as the most connected country in Africa. (Image source: magicmorroco.com)

    Africa’s 10 most connected countries

    October 10, 2013 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s 10 most connected countries

      Global financial institutions, including the World Bank, have publicised their expectation of an increase in economic growth rates in Africa, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa. Much of Africa’s growth is attributed, in  part, to the...