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MTN Renews Intelsat Contract to Expand Broadband Access in South Sudan

Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), has been chosen by MTN, a multinational telecommunication group offering cellular network access and business solutions, to further the company’s...

Liquid South Sudan Rebrands

Liquid Telecom South Sudan, a pan-African technology company and a business of Cassava Technologies, has today officially rebranded as Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Sudan, reflecting its transformation into a one-stop-shop technology group for local businesses and consumers. The rebrand also...

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...

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...

In South Sudan, up to 2.4 million children are not attending school

Up to 2.4 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education - the highest proportion of out of school children in the world. Years of conflict, displacement and economic collapse continue to deprive children of education, harming...

Safaricom slashes call costs to South Sudan

Kenyan operator, Safaricom, has stated that it has slashed roaming charges for customers who are currently travelling in South Sudan. According to the company, the rates have been cut from KES 65 per minute to KES 10 per minute. The company...

MTN Mobile Money partners with Ecobank

MTN Mobile Money users, who are also Ecobank customers in 12 African countries, will soon be able to withdraw cash from Ecobank ATMs. They will also be able to transfer money between their Mobile Money and Ecobank accounts. The service...

South Sudan: Civil society wants US technology sanctions lifted

From South Sudan, a section of civil society is urging a review of the current US sanctions policy and its impact on free access to ICT. The group has reportedly launched a campaign targeted at local citizens and US...

Yahsat’s YahClick on the cards for South Sudan

CIO East Africa reports that Abu Dhabi-based satellite communications operator, Yahsat, has partnered with South Sudan’s SSCOOP SS Cooperative ‘SCOOP’ to offer satellite broadband service to the country. According to the report users in business, government, communities, and those at...

Top stories of the week

This week, the world has again witnessed the power of social networking and the pace at which information is transmitted globally. When the story broke of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement as manager of Manchester United Football Club mid-week, it dominated...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

Chief Technology Officer for Obsidian Systems, Karl Fischer, says "Constant vigilance is essential to identifying software security breaches." Fischer recounts,...
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