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Facebook fights fake news in 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it plans on expanding its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the France 24 Observers, Pesa Check and Dubawa, this programme forms part of its...

Orange acquires Airtel in Burkina Faso

Orange has stated that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January...

Google snubs South Africa with Movies & TV update

Search giant Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app. This recent update includes support for over 40 new countries – including Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal...

Bharti banking on bigger Airtel Money rollout

Telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel has entered into a partnership with Ecobank Transnational Incorporated to deliver Airtel Money across nine African countries where Airtel also has operations. The agreement will enable millions of Airtel and Ecobank customers across Africa access...

West Africa, Russian mining companies opt for Orange

Orange Business Services is providing secure satellite VPN services to improve communication between the Russian headquarters of Nordgold and the company’s Lefa mine in Guinea and the Bissa and Taparko mines in Burkina Faso in West Africa. Nordgold has...

Airtel launches first 3.75 G service in Burkina Faso

Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, yesterday took a significant step towards building the largest 3G network across Africa by announcing the launch of its 3G mobile platform in Burkina...

Burkina Faso regulator fines Airtel

Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), Burkina Faso's local telecoms regulator, has fined Airtel's Burkina Faso subsidiary. Airtel failed to meet set service quality standards. Opposition operators, Telmob and Telecel, were recently fined for similar...

Google Maps arrives for six African countries

Google has announced that they rolled out their popular Google Maps service for 40 new countries, of which six are on the African soil. “Our efforts to start putting Africa on the map kicked off in 2009 when we launched...

Alvarion gets Burkina Faso WiMAX contract

Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Posts and Information Communication Technology has chosen Alvarion Ltd. as service provider for the country’s first 802.16e WiMAX implementation, according to a company press release. Alvarion already has experience in a previous WiMAX implementation in the...
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