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Somalia Has the Lowest Mobile Data Costs in Africa, According to Research

One of Somalia’s largest telecommunications providers, Hormuud Telecoms has announced that it's aiming to reach 100% of the Somali population with mobile money financial services. Telecommunications have grown substantially in Somalia over the past 10 years. With over 11 different...

Cisco appoints female Regional Manager for East Africa

Cisco announced on Tuesday, 22 October 2019, that it has officially appointed Sally Kimeu as Country Leader and Regional Manager for its East Africa operations in 10 countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, South Sudan, Somalia...

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...

Microsoft, Google, Amazon join famine prevention initiative

Tech giants Microsoft, Google and Amazon are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled on Sunday, 23 September 2018. Rather than waiting...

Somalia to establish first Internet Exchange Point

Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology is facilitating the establishment of Somalia’s first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Mogadishu (MogIX). The IXP will allow local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect their networks and exchange Internet traffic locally, providing high-bandwidth...

Afrilabs welcomes 7 new hubs into it’s Pan-African network

Afrilabs, a network of over 60 technology and innovation hubs across 27 African countries, has expanded by 7 new hub members, also extending its membership base to 3 new African countries - Sierra Leone, Somalia and Djibouti. Since its inception...

Telcos comply with Al Shabaab order

Two weeks ago the militant group Al Shabaab ordered that telecommunications companies in Somalia immediately shut down their network of internet service. Operators in the country’s central and southern areas have now heeded the call, and discontinued their services. Somali...

Al-Shabaab threat downs mobile internet in Somalia

A report posted by Sabahi news says on Tuesday this week Al-Shabaab, following an ultimatum issued to telecommunications companies, forced a shutdown of mobile internet service in certain areas. The areas mentioned include Bulo Burde, Halgan, Mahas and Jalalaqsi. The...

Al-Shabaab bans mobile internet in Somalia

International terror group Al-Shabaab has banned the use of internet through mobile handsets and fibre optic cables in Somalia, and warned that telecommunication companies had 15 days to comply with the order. The rebel group made the announcement during a...

Somalia connects with first fibre optic link

The Liquid Telecom Group today announced that it has built the first fibre optic link into Somalia connecting the country to its neighbours, the rest of the world and the undersea cables by fibre for the first time. The new...
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