South Africa: Shaw to head up Broadband Infacro

Pretoria - Dr Andrew Shaw has been appointed as the interim CEO of telecommunication infrastructure provider, Broadband Infacro, the Department of Public Enterprises said...

MTN introduces Android technology to Uganda

MTN Uganda signed up the first Android-FROYO powered mobile phone in Uganda, the IDEOS U8150. Introducing the first and most affordable Android Smartphone onto...

Nelson Mandela Foundation strikes deal with Google

Former South African president Nelson Mandela's personal records and documents will be digitized and will be publicly available online. This is after internet giant Google...

South Africa: “bantu education” in spotlight at UCT

The spectre of "bantu education" has risen to haunt the University of Cape Town (UCT) again. Controversy is erupting as UCT's administration moves in on...

IFC’s Village Phone Programme helps women in Africa

LAGOS - The International Finance Corporation, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, yesterday disclosed  that its Village Phone programme has provided credit to...

Africa: Cable and Wireless rebrands as Afinis

The Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) company is re-launching its African operations under a new brand, Afinis Communications. The company said in a statement...

MTN sets sights to become Africa’s largest mobile operator

MTN is mulling ways to fine-tune its investment strategies across all its operations as it sets its sights on opportunities to grow its presence...

Social media takes major leap in Africa

Lost in the excitement about Africans' enthusiastic embrace of mobile phones is the growing use of those phones to access the Internet - particularly...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 24 February–9 March 2011

Below is a round up of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 24 February–9 March 2011 African Academy of Sciences appoints...

EIB finances international fibre-optic cable to Seychelles

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced here Friday an 8 million-euro loan to the Seychelles Cable Systems Company (SCS)...

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