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  • DRC information blackout 'in violation of international law'

    DRC information blackout ‘in violation of international law’

    January 9, 2019 • General, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on DRC information blackout ‘in violation of international law’

    A general network shutdown is in clear violation of international law and cannot be justified by any means. This is according to David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, commenting on the information blackout in place since 30 December....

  • African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

    August 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

    Papersoft is now a technological partner of two of the biggest African banks: Equity Bank Group and Ecobank from Democratic Republic of Congo to help them delivering their financial inclusion services via hyperlocal agents. Banks alongside with technology...

  • Rudi Matjokana returns to Vodacom

    Vodacom to launch first 4G operator in DRC

    May 17, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom to launch first 4G operator in DRC

    Mobile network provider, Vodacom has announced that it has become the first network operator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to offer LTE services, with speeds in excess of 20Mb/s in the DRC. This follows approval of the 4G licence. The service will...

  • Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

    DRC Helios Towers secures US$105 million funding

    July 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on DRC Helios Towers secures US$105 million funding

    Helios Towers DRC SARL (“HTD”), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa Ltd (“HTA”), has announced the successful completion of a US$105 million upsizing of its syndicated term loan facility led by The Standard Bank...

  • DRC selects Gemalto mobile solution to support fair elections

    July 6, 2016 • Top StoriesComments Off on DRC selects Gemalto mobile solution to support fair elections

    Gemalto has won an international tender to supply CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with 22,000 mobile biometric voter enrolment kits to support a comprehensive update of the country’s national...

  • Caterpillar unveils free e-learning website for technicians in Africa

    November 26, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Caterpillar unveils free e-learning website for technicians in Africa

    Caterpillar has launched the pilot-phase of the Technicians for Africa Project, an e-learning website for people who aspire to become a technician in Nigeria, Mozambique and DR Congo. The website, which is available in French, Portuguese and English, is...

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    17 African countries to receive free services from Facebook & Airtel

    November 17, 2015 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 17 African countries to receive free services from Facebook & Airtel

    Bharti Airtel Africa has revealed a partnership with Facebook which will see the launch of Free Basics in Africa. Free Basics is a set of basic websites and services that essentially introduce people to the internet and demonstrate how it adds value to...

  • DRC digital village

    Samsung unveils Digital Village in DRC

    September 14, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung unveils Digital Village in DRC

    Samsung Electronics Africa has launched its Digital Village in the community of Kasenga, 250 kilometers away from Lubumbashi. The Digital Village will provide access to communication technologies, and education and health services to under-resourced areas,...

  • Millicom names new EVP & CEO for Africa division

    August 26, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom names new EVP & CEO for Africa division

    Millicom has announced the appointment of Cynthia Gordon as Executive Vice President and CEO of its Africa Division. Gordon will take up her role on 21 September 2015, according to the company. Millicom revealed that Gordon will be responsible for leading...

  • Africell receives USD 35 mln investment

    July 29, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) revealed that it will invest USD 35 million in telecom operator Africell. According to the IFC, the investment is intended to support the expansion and upgrade of mobile networks in Gambia, the DRC, Sierra Leone and...

  • VMK investing 15 mln USD in DRC

    May 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on VMK investing 15 mln USD in DRC

    The Republic of Congo is about to get a new agreement with mobile phone and tablet maker VMK, who announced it plans to invest some 15 million USD over the coming five years in order to establish a new factory in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Founder...

  • Alepo deploys IT services in Congo

    September 23, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Alepo deploys IT services in Congo

    In an effort to boost network and information technology services in the Democratic Republic of Congo, global provider of IT and network infrastructure software solutions Alepo Technologies announced last week that it has successfully deployed an affiliate...

  • Airtel Money making impact in DRC

    June 28, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Money making impact in DRC

    Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, is emerging as one of the most preferred financial services providers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, helping to further deepen the...

  • Orange opens up in DRC

    December 6, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange opens up in DRC

    Orange has announced today the launch of its operations under the Orange brand in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, giving a new dynamic to operations marketed until now under the CCT brand. Orange DRC customers will now join a global community of 183...

  • DRC – Telecommunication operators lock horns with Africell

    November 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on DRC – Telecommunication operators lock horns with Africell

    Telecom operators in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ended their interconnection deals with the country’s most recent addition to the mobile sector, Africell, over reported pricing disputes. The move means that users from Vodacom Congo, Tigo and...

  • Liquid Telecom lays fibre to the DRC

    November 14, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom lays fibre to the DRC

    Liquid Telecom has announced at AfricaCom 2012 that it has extended its fibre network to the Democratic Republic of Congo connecting Lubumbashi, the second largest city in the DRC. This provides Lubumbashi with its first international fibre link and will...