China is building foundations in Africa for almost 50 years now. More than a decade after China began extending its economic and political relations with countries throughout the continent, the Biden administration is pushing hard for American corporations to invest in Africa despite their challenges. China Is Clearly a Bigger Economic Player in Africa China […]<
Saturday April 15, 2023, Côte d’Ivoire – Early this morning, Tiemoko Antoine Assale, director of the satirical weekly “L’Eléphant déchaîné,” went live on Facebook calling for the boycott of Orange and MTN, two prominent telecom operators in the region, from the 15th to the 18th of April. Deputy Assale is the only one out of 255 committed to […]
The US-China rivalry in Africa and the impact of digitalization on their competition are intensifying. With the growing importance of technology in Africa, both countries have been intensifying their efforts to gain influence on the continent. Digitalization has become a major force in shaping global politics, including the US-China rivalry in Africa. As the two […]
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said on Sunday that the United States will increase investment in Africa and help spur economic growth as she began a week long tour of the continent aimed at offering a counter to the influence of rival China. China has invested heavily in Africa in recent decades, including in infrastructure […]
Facebook content moderators in Kenya are suing the social media site’s parent company Meta and two outsourcing companies for unlawful redundancy, a rights group said on Monday. The 43 applicants say they lost their jobs with Sama, a Kenya-based firm contracted to moderate Facebook content, for organising a union. They also say they were blacklisted […]
Comium is currently offering 4G+ network data to their subscribers FREE OF CHARGE, because they are still in the testing phase. The management of Comium understands that the subscribers might face some issues during the trial period, and hence expects comments and feedback from their customers in order to enhance the network and offer the […]
Microsoft Corp has reached a deal with Africa’s biggest independent fiber network toward its goal of expanding internet access on the continent, its President Brad Smith said. The agreement, with Liquid Intelligent Technologies, by 2025 aims to widen connectivity in countries such as Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 20 million people, […]
At the exact point where the northward urban sprawl of Johannesburg meets the southernly expansion of Tshwane (formerly Pretoria) sits the nerve center of Vodacom, the only Vodafone company in the world with a different name. Vodacom Park. Far from being an actual park, the HQ of South Africa’s biggest network operator is a bustling […]
The digital divide is this era’s class division; those who have access to telecom services and those who don’t. There’s much to be said about how the African telcos have placed the continent on the global stage. But one thing is for sure, telecom companies in Africa can and will bridge the digital divide between […]
I’m sitting in a house in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg having just heard President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address to the South African Parliament and obviously, the rest of the country on TV. The main agenda was solutions to the electricity crisis in South Africa. And I can’t quite believe what I’ve […]
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