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A delegation Government of Rwanda officials have completed the first New Economy Workshop at Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou. In this four-day workshop, twelve government leaders representing various businesses met with members of the Alibaba executive to discover the transformative impact and promise of a new digital economy and learn how to drive...
Liquid Telecom has unveiled Mohamed Abdel Bassit as its new Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa (MEWA), as of January 1, 2019. The Regional CEO of MEWA is a new position within Liquid Telecom, and forms part of the group’s wider digital transformation strategy. Based in Cairo, Bassit will...
Solar energy company, SolarNow has announced raising $9 million in debt arranged by SunFunder, a longtime debt financier for the company alongside co-lenders responsAbility and Oikocredit. The $9 million facility is SolarNow’s third structured asset finance instrument, or SAFI, arranged by SunFunder. It will enable the company to deploy 17,500...
Ahead of it's 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for December 15th, Uganda's ICT Association, the umbrella organisation for private sector stakeholders within the ICT industry has released its Strategic Plan for 2018 - 2021. The ICT Association of Uganda seeks to champion digital inclusion, providing a range of benefits and support...
The ITU, United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 percent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet. This is according to a new study published by the organization. This figure means more than...
Kenya’s mobile operators, regulator, and government have come together to support a major GSMA initiative aimed at ensuring a safe online environment for children and young citizens in Kenya. Airtel Kenya, Jamil Telecommunications, Safaricom and Telkom Kenya yesterday became signatories of a new Child Online Protection (COP) Charter, marking the...
Xente, Uganda-based payments, financial services, and eCommerce company, announced the launch of a new service that will enable moviegoers and bus travelers to book and purchase tickets with ease. The official launch of the service took place on November 10, 2018. Traveling by bus is one of the most cost efficient and common...
The Ugandan government recently approved a national broadband policy that industry experts warn could herald a nationalisation of the country’s telecommunications infrastructure; a move they say would cripple the Internet, hinder economic growth, and even threaten the interests of neighbouring countries. Many key stakeholders report not having been consulted during...
Uganda has been ranked as the most secure cyberspace in Africa in the recently announced Global National Cyber Security Index. Previously 2nd in the 2017 ranking, the elevation to the number 1 spot is exciting news for the nation. The National Cyber Security Index is a global index which...
French Telecoms company, Orange  and leading West African Connectivity and Data Centre services provider, MainOne have struck a partnership that will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal, and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire while the broadband infrastructure provider will provide additional capacity...