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News in Brief 25 April 2019
Africa: Algeria: Service suspensions? - A three-day strike starting on 28 April has been called by the National Federation of Post and Telecommunications Workers (FNTP), affiliated to the General...(more)

News in Brief 18 April 2019
Africa: Africa: Hotspots highlighted - Facebook has produced a high-resolution map of Africa that integrates population densities by region and area. The mapping was undertaken by researchers in Artif...(more)

News in Brief 11 April 2019
Africa: Africa: Stake sale success - On 3 April 2019 Liquid Telecom completed the sale of 8 percent of its capital to CDC Group, the funding agency owned by the UK government's Department for Internat...(more)

News in Brief 27 March 2019
Africa: Cape Verde: Link funding - The European Investment Bank (EIB) board has approved USD 25 million of funding for a regional integration project to connect Cape Verde via a submarine cable to Gui...(more)

News in Brief 20 March 2019
Africa: Africa: Azure in Africa - Liquid Telecom (LT) is providing Microsoft Azure across its pan-African network which spans 70,000 km and offering a direct terrestrial high speed fibre link across t...(more)

News in Brief 13 March 2019
Africa: Afghanistan: Contract extension - Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) has contracted for the Optiva Charging Engine, Voucher Management and Policy Control products. AWCC needed a port...(more)

News in Brief 6 March 2019
Africa: Africa & Middle East: Improving picture - MTN Group has announced that it expects to report an almost doubling of earnings for 2018. The growth in full-year headline earnings per share is ...(more)

News in Brief 28 February 2019
Africa: Egypt: Digital orientation - The government, which holds an 80 percent stake in Telecom Egypt, has reorganized the board. The new General Manager is Engineer Adel Hamed, replacing Ahmed El Beh...(more)

News in Brief 21 February 2019
Africa: Cote d'Ivoire: Bus pass - Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) has announced the launch of a smart card and ticketing system for public transport users using contactless cards. This smart ticketing a...(more)

News in Brief 14 February 2019
Africa: Africa: Investment high - Telecom, media and tech investment and consolidation activity in Africa is expected to reach a record high in 2019 as a number of significant deals are pending, inclu...(more)



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