MTN CEO Themba KhumaloMTN Uganda today re-aligned their tariffs to provide a Ushs3 per second charge on the MTN Network.

MTN Chief Executive Officer Themba Khumalo said today that the re-alignment of the tariffs was in response to customer requests for a simplified tariff structure.

“We have just concluded the Customer Service Week during which we had the opportunity to get first hand feedback from our Customers. We believe we have come up with tariff plan that addresses their concerns and enhances the MTN Customer Experience,” he said.

Instagram users have embraced the application's just-released video feature by uploading 5 million videos in the first 24 hours of the feature's availability. Instagram added video to its iOS and Android applications on Thursday, enabling users to capture moments in a new way by shooting and sharing up to 15 seconds of video,...

Wikipedia once again is diving into Internet politics.

The free encyclopedia on Tuesday temporarily shut down access to most of its Russian-language site in protest of proposed legal action in Russia that it says would result in Internet censorship.

Visitors to ru.wikipedia.org on Tuesday, 10th July saw a black censorship bar over the Wikipedia logo and a message asking them to imagine a world without free access to knowledge.

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

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.

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.

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.