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  • South African school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

    Malawi receives $1.5 mln for Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program

    February 21, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Malawi receives $1.5 mln for Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, launched a “Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program for Malawi” to expand energy access in the country via solar home systems...

  • World First: Open Trial Application To Hit Malawi

    May 15, 2017 • East Africa, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on World First: Open Trial Application To Hit Malawi

    Malawi will become the first country in the world to use the Open Trial smartphone and tablet application. The application will  enable Malawi’s citizens to access the country’s justice system at a click of a button. The first of its kind app was...

  • 7 African nations among 20 countries most targeted by cybercriminals

    November 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 7 African nations among 20 countries most targeted by cybercriminals

    Check Point Software Technologies has released the October 2015 statistics for its Threat Cloud World Cyber Threat Map, which found that Tanzania was the most attacked country in the world that month, when it comes to cybercrime. Six other African countries...

  • Malawi: ICT to accelerate gender equality

    May 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Malawi: ICT to accelerate gender equality

    Gender equality is a hot topic in Africa, and Malawi believes that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) could serve as an accelerator of gender equality in the country. “ICT can be used as a catalyst that can help accelerate progress towards...

  • Broadband still costs over half a month’s salary

    December 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Broadband still costs over half a month’s salary

    For those living on less than US$2/day, entry-level broadband costs an average of 40% of monthly income and in many countries this figure exceeds 80% or 100%. As a result, billions cannot afford to get online, entrenching the digital divide and constraining...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate mobile broadband rollout

    September 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate mobile broadband rollout

    The Vice President of Botswana, the Honourable Dr Ponatshego H. Kedikilwe opened a meeting on Friday 06 September of the Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia to agree common priorities to accelerate the roll out of mobile...

  • Malawi joins global Better Than Cash Alliance

    July 1, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Malawi joins global Better Than Cash Alliance

    Today the Government of Malawi announced that it is joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, committing to transition government cash payments to electronic disbursements. Malawi’s primary goals in shifting to e-money are to increase transparency, decrease...

  • Malawi contracts Huawei for digital switch over

    June 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Malawi contracts Huawei for digital switch over

    Malawi News Agency reports that the country’s government has contracted Chinese technology firm Huawei Technologies to commission and install Malawi’s Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) equipment ahead of the planned switch from analogue to digital...

  • Ericsson partners with Airtel to deploy Connect To Learn in Malawi

    May 13, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ericsson partners with Airtel to deploy Connect To Learn in Malawi

    Communications provider Ericsson has joined forces with mobile operator Airtel to expand the Connect to Learn Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution to two schools in the Malawi Millennium Village of Mwandama, located in the southern region...

  • Airtel ranked tops in Malawi

    July 26, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel ranked tops in Malawi

    A quarterly network performance assessment report recently released by Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) shows that Airtel is, by far, the number one quality network in Malawi. The MACRA report looks at the performance of the two mobile...

  • Airtel launches 3.75G in Malawi

    July 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel launches 3.75G in Malawi

    Mobile phone operator Airtel has announced the introduction of the fastest speed and most widely covered mobile Internet with the launch of its 3.75G platform in Malawi. This is an upgrade from the current 3G data service to a 3.75G network – a third...

  • Bharti Airtel strengthens investment in Malawi

    June 22, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Bharti Airtel strengthens investment in Malawi

    Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel, yesterday paid a courtesy call to the President of the Republic of Malawi, Joyce Banda, to update her on the telecommunication company’s investments in Malawi. During the visit, Kohli outlined...

  • BlackBerry’s App World available in more African countries

    November 11, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry’s App World available in more African countries

    BlackBerry App World is now available in nine additional African countries. Customers in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho can now discover, download and enjoy a wide range of...

  • IT trends in Africa

    October 20, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on IT trends in Africa

    “African countries want to deal with a local partner that can support them locally. They also enjoy the stature of an established international company that is offering world-class products and functionality, locally,” says Gerhard Hartman, the Head of...

  • Zambia finally connects to undersea cable

    September 15, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    The landlocked southern African nation of Zambia has become the latest African country to connect to the high speed undersea cables which began to arrive on the African coast about a year ago. Zambia, which has no access to the sea, has had to wait patiently...

  • Gmail SMS launched in Uganda, Tanzania & Malawi

    March 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Gmail SMS launched in Uganda, Tanzania & Malawi

    Google has created a way for it’s users to continue chatting with friends via Gmail, even when they’re away from their computers. In the past few weeks Google have added functionality to Gmail that allows users worldwide to chat over SMS with phone...