RwandaAs the Rwandan market awaits Indian telecom giant, Bharti Airtel, to end the duopoly of MTN and Tigo, the national telecoms regulator, RURA, has instructed current operators to cut their interconnectivity fees in a multiphased approach.

Consumers and industry analysts alike have criticized Apple for not including Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in its latest iteration of its flagship product, iPhone 5.

NFC proponents had hoped Apple would endorse the technology, which passes encrypted data between devices at close range without contact. So instead of swiping a credit card, shoppers can simply wave their phones at a checkout terminal to pay for their goods.

Kenyan consumers are increasingly using mobile devices such as cell phones to make shopping decisions, including making price comparisons and getting references from friends through social media, a new study has shown.

A consumer research by InMobi Africa, a mobile advertising network, shows that most buyers polled use their mobile phones and tablets to hunt for bargains, review product features and learnt the latest trends online before making purchases.

Delegates after the meeting in Addis-AbabaThe Headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia was the venue of a two days Experts’ meeting on .Africa gTLD project. 
This project aims at branding the African continent on the cyberspace and providing African community with a continental mark on the Internet. 
The African Union Commission (AUC), through its Infrastructure and Energy Department, conducted the meeting. It was attended by Thirteen (13) experts from various countries and organizations who discussed all relevant issues regarding .Africa gTLD project. 

billFacebook has announced that it has hired Joe Lockhart, President Bill Clinton’s former press secretary, asitsnew vice president of global communications. 

“Joe’s arrival brings new skills and greater depth to our incredibly busy team,” Facebook VP of Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy Elliot Schrage said in a statement to Mashable.

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A Greek athlete by the name of βούλα Παπαχρήστου (Voula Papachristou) was all set for the Olympics, but a completely tasteless and now deleted tweet has ruined her chances to compete in London. Here is the tweet from the triple jumper, via

Amazon, the maker of the Kindle Fire tablet, is reportedly preparing its own smartphone to rival Apple’s iPhone.

Amazon is working with manufacturer Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant that also manufactures the iPhone, to create the smartphone.

KAMPALA, Uganda - May 24, 2012 -- Airtel Uganda  has today announced new harmonized calling rates to all African destinations, cutting costs for Ugandans who communicate with family, friends and business associates across the continent.  Starting today Airtel customers can call any destination in Africa for 10/- per second. . Calls within East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC) as well as calls to Nigeria and South Africa will cost even less, at 6/- per second.

Alai_Kenya_policeThe official Twitter account of Kenya Police (@KenyaPolice) last week stunned followers when it tweeted a commercial with contact details of Robert Alai, a popular Tech blogger in the country. 

"HTC One X 16GB at Ksh 57,000 and 32GB at Ksh 60,000. Email alai@techmtaa.com," read the tweet from @KenyaPolice.

Hong Kong-based mobile manufacturer Tecno Mobile’s Ethiopian counterpart is set to release its first smartphone completely assembled in Ethiopia. The smartphone will hit the shelves in mid-July and will range between $339 and $400.

The smartphone, called the Tecno T3, will run on Google’s Android 2.3 operating system and will feature the Amharic language for now, as well as a GPS.