danEighteen officials working for Chinese network solutions provider ZTE have been arrested in South Africa for allegedly working in South Africa illegally, a Home Affairs official said.

ZTE is a leading Chinese telecoms and network provider with a presence in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Pretoria.

google1Much has been said concerning Google’s efforts in Africa, including that Google is ‘colonizing’ Africa.

Their grand efforts from donating a total of $2.5 million dollars in support of creating digital archives to preserve documents, images, correspondence, and other materials in digital archives that preserve the details of South Africa’s arduous journey from apartheid to democracy in South Africa, to making over 400 Nollywood movies available to the world for free on YouTube movies.

slowThat’s one question many computer users always ask. In determining the answer, it’s important to consider when it showed signs of being slow.

If your computer gradually slows down over a period of time and is becoming slower each day, chances are it needs an upgrade or there is an issue with your software.

immmResearch In Motion (RIM) launched their tablet, the Playbook, into an already-crowded tablet market, but RIM’s Regional Director for Southern Africa Craige Fleischer, is confident that they will stay ahead of the pack.

We spoke to Fleischer about the future of the Playbook, where Blackberry is heading and the development opportunities for the Blackberry brand.

hadBy now, we all know the story of how Facebook started young by channeling the desires and delusions of smart Harvard students and spreading across college campuses.

Then it got older and older, pulling along in its oceanic wake young professionals, their friends, their parents and their grandparents.

diIT is the current driver of economic and social development and for this reason, everyone, especially the new generation, is urged to embrace and derive maximum benefit from technology.

However, this has not been possible in a country like Uganda, and Africa in general, where accessibility and use of technology are still very limited.

africaGlobal technology and consulting firm, IBM recently ramped up its deal flow in Africa, inking deals in the banking sector in various countries across the continent.

Earlier this month, the company signed a deal with one of Tanzania’s largest banks by assets, the National Microfinance Bank (NMB) that would help develop a core banking system.

dataKenya Data Network (KDN), a full service data communications carrier, is facing a new petition filed by its contractor, Soliton Telemec over a $415.5billion debt dispute. In early 2011, the high court of Kenya temporarily stopped Soliton Telemec, a fiber laying company from pursuing the case.

berlGSM networks in Nigeria have embarked on a BlackBerry price war to encourage mobile subscribers to convert to their networks.

In an apparent response to other networks in the country, Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new a new BlackBerry bundle – BConnected.

myspaceSocial network MySpace has laid off more than half its staff of roughly 450 as part of its sale by News Corp. to Specific Media, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

The cuts follow a massive 47 percent staff reduction in January across all divisions that impacted about 500 workers. Now a shadow of its former self, the company had some 1,400 staff two years ago.