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Disney hires former Sky CMO for the company’s new streaming platform

Disney recently hired Luke Bradley-Jones, former Sky CMO, to run Disney+, the company's new subscription streaming service. Bradley-Jones will assume the role of Senior Vice-President of Direct-to-Consumer and General Manager of Disney+ in Africa and Europe. Bradley-Jones will be...

Ethiopia gets $40 mln healthcare boost from the US

There are many barriers to residents obtaining proper health care in Ethiopia. It is estimated that 76 percent of Ethiopian women live in rural areas and do not have access to health care due to long traveling distances with lack of transportation. There...

US unveils new consumer data protection rules

The United States has begun implementing new consumer privacy rules. On Tuesday, September 25, the US administration recently called  for public comments on a "new approach to consumer data privacy" that could trigger fresh regulations of internet companies. The Commerce Department...

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...

Mobility, connectivity and the cloud – trends driving ICT

In the last few years, there have been several factors that have driven the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market, creating shifts in the way businesses operate. These trends include the explosion of the smartphone and tablet market, the...

Africa results positive for MTN Group

While acknowledging the impact of legal issues, including the Hoffmann Commission and the management of US and EU sanctions against Iran and Syria, MTN Group management is satisfied with the company’s results and is confident of growth in key regions throughout...

‘Huawei cannot be trusted’ – U.S draft Congress report

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, which has a number of operations in South Africa, as well as across the African continent, was the subject of a U.S draft Congress report which states that Huawei and counterpart ZTE (which also operates...

GENBAND targets Africa’s telecoms operators

GENBAND, a global developer of IP (Internet Protocol) infrastructure and application solutions, today announced the establishment of a regional sales headquarters for the sub-Saharan African region in Johannesburg, South Africa. GENBAND, founded in 1999 in Frisco, Texas, US, held a...

Cisco announces 2011 MEA Netrider winner

Cisco has announced the winners of the International NetRiders, an Internet networking competition, which was held on 6 July 2011 across Europe, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). About 150 Cisco Networking...

African women to benefit from Silicon Valley

The United States has established an exchange program to develop African Science and Technology skills, American Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has confirmed. “We want to make sure that all the tools that technology has made available are just...
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Transforming Zimbabwe’s Connectivity: Tech Collaboration

A joint venture between SATCOM Technologies and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the top supplier of satellite solutions...
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