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Telecommunication

World Bank says; Broadband for all in Africa will cost $100B

World Bank says that to achieve full broadband access for all in Africa, where currently, less than a third of the population has access will gulp a whopping US $100 billion.This is according to a report launched at the...

Rwanda based group launches two ‘made in Africa’ smartphones

Rwanda based technology company, Mara Group has launched two first made in Africa smartphones on Monday, giving a boost to Rwanda’s ambitions to become a regional technology hub.The smartphones Mara X and Mara Z will use Google’s Android operating...

Apple unveils iPhone 11, undercuts rivals with streaming price

Apple Inc caught up with hardware rivals on Tuesday by revealing a triple-camera iPhone, and it rolled out a streaming TV service priced at $5 a month, undercutting Disney and Netflix. The announcements came at the company's biggest marketing event,...

Truecaller launches user verification solution for mobile web

Enables developers to instantly verify users on mobile  web products Truecaller today announced the global launch of its Truecaller SDK solution exclusively for the mobile web platform. With this, Truecaller SDK now supports all the key mobile platforms across...

Airtel and Telkom Kenya seek merger to challenge Safaricom

Telkom Kenya plans to merge operations with Indian-owned Bharti Airtel’s local unit as a first step to acquiring all of Airtel’s assets, sources said on Tuesday, creating a stronger challenger to market leader Safaricom. The two operators have a combined...

MTN launches 5G trial in South Africa

MTN has launched the first 5G trial in South Africa — and in the broader Africa — in partnership with networking equipment vendor Ericsson. Last November, the operator’s principal rival, Vodacom, said it would launch a 5G trial in...

Apple devices at risk from two major flaws, Apple to issue fix

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said...

Mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa to exceed half a billion in 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa's mobile phone subscribers are expected to surpass 500 million by the end of 2020, said a report launched on Tuesday by a global association of mobile operators. The GSM Association (GSMA) forecasts the number of unique mobile subscribers...

Etisalat Nigeria may go the way of Econet Wireless Nigeria

Most young people using the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) in Nigeria today, may not have known that, Econet Wireless holds the record of being the first GSM operator to go live in Nigeria. This was way back...

Nokia 3310 is back in the market

After 17 years, the Nokia 3310 is back with its old features that made it so famous and a mix of some upgrades to make it a bit modern friendly. First launched in 2000, the Nokia 3310 featured a...
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WHO says man with coronavirus in Egypt is recovering, no longer a carrier

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that the person previously confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus in Egypt is on his way...

Malema’s wife suing ANC MP Mamabolo for $69k over domestic abuse claims

Julius Malema's wife, Mantoa Matlala has joined husband in taking ANC MP Boy Mamabolo, in court over his claims of domestic abuse in the...

Lesotho ruling party gives PM resignation deadline after wife charged

Lesotho's ruling party gave its embattled prime minister an ultimatum to resign by Thursday after his wife was charged in connection with the murder...

Erdogan criticizes EU move to enforce arms embargo on Libya

Turkish President on Wednesday criticized the European Union’s decision to launch a new maritime effort focused on enforcing the U.N arms embargo around Libya,...