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RIM launches BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in Europe, ME, Africa
RIM launches BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in Europe, ME, Africa

WATERLOO, US: As well as in Europe and the middle East, Research In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in 30 African countries.

25 Mar 2011

Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised
Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised

The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.

15 Mar 2011

Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend
Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend

Here is a roundup of the posts published on this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]

By Ivo Vegter: @sxswsa 14 Mar 2011

IFC Village Phone program wins CEO Gender Award

WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, 8 March 2011, International Women's Day, Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, participated as special guest speaker at a ceremony at the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) headquarters, where the Village Phone program received the annual IFC CEO Gender Award for outstanding achievement in promoting women in business.

10 Mar 2011

New MMA East Africa Council co-chair appointed
New MMA East Africa Council co-chair appointed

LONDON: The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) yesterday, 22 February 2011, announced the appointment of Chris Kirubi as co-chairman of the newly established MMA East Africa Council. Kirubi will join Frank Mania, CEO of PHD, a Saracen media agency, as joint chairman.

23 Feb 2011

Kagiso Media reveals African growth ambitions

Kagiso Media, whose operations are largely based in SA, said on Tuesday (22 February 2011) that it was looking for growth opportunities in Africa.

By Artwell Dlamini 23 Feb 2011

Research reveals changes in online behaviour

Digital Life, a global research project into people's online activities and behaviour has revealed significant findings as well as indicators for the future of the world's online behaviour. The research covered 88% of the world's online population through 50,000 interviews with consumers in 46 countries.

By Carole Kimutai 3 Nov 2010

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative
CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010

Eaton Telecom launches in Tanzania

Eaton Telecom on Tuesday (27 July 2010) announced the launch of Eaton Towers Tanzania, claiming it to be the country's first independent mobile tower company.

28 Jul 2010

Celtel Tanzania has new MD

The former Chief Commercial Officer, Celtel Nigeria, Michael Foley, has been named the new Managing Director of Celtel Tanzania.

By Remmy Nweke 14 Apr 2008

Walter Wafula
Safaricom taps Equity Bank for staff share loans

Safaricom, one of Kenya's leading mobile telephone service providers, has made a deal with Equity Bank to allow its staff to access loans for the acquisition of its IPO shares through the bank at a subsidised interest rate of 10%.

By Walter Wafula 11 Apr 2008

Malawi hosts international telecommunications workshop

Malawi has hosted a telecommunication services workshop at its lakeshore district in Mangochi with calls to various rival telecommunications operators to share services so that consumers can access them at affordable charges.

By Gregory Gondwe 7 Apr 2008

Mobile phone users to benefit from lower tariffs

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has announced that it will soon lower its mobile phone interconnection charges from the existing 8 US cents to 7 US cents with effect from 1 January 2008.

By Ansbert Ngurumo 7 Jan 2008

African nations agree to $1 billion Indian satellite project

A critical mass of countries are signing on to a plan for India to invest $1 billion in the Pan-African e-Network satellite project, a joint initiative with the Africa Union aimed at developing the region's information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

30 Nov 2007

Africans access borderless mobile phone services

More than 400 million people in twelve African countries can now access borderless mobile phone services opened by Kenyan mobile telecommunications company Celtel International.

By Emmanuel Kola and Rose Kamau 23 Nov 2007

Mobile phones benefit fishing community

A study conducted by two students from Upsalla University, Sweden, in collaboration with the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), has concluded that the use of mobile phones has improved the livelihood of the Tanzanian fishermen who had hitherto no reliable means of communication.

By Zachary Ochieng 19 Nov 2007

Nigeria launches DVB-H mobile TV

Nigeria has beaten South Africa in the roll-out of the DVB-H mobile TV... Details Nigeria, MultiChoice Africa's local business partner in Nigeria, recently launched Africa's first commercial mobile broadcast TV service in the city of Abuja.

30 Aug 2007

Uganda losing millions in fake phone deals

Uganda loses an estimated Ushs15 billion (almost US$9 million) annually in tax revenue through fake mobile phone purchases, new research has revealed.

By Walter Wafula 15 Aug 2007

Covering Africa's elections and promoting press freedom by phone

Mobile phones have revolutionised communication in Africa - even during elections.

30 Jul 2007

World's first borderless mobile network expands into Central Africa

Leading pan African mobile phone network expands its One Network to include Central Africa and more than 160 million people in six countries.

13 Jun 2007

VoIP goes mobile
VoIP goes mobile

Cape Town-based telecommunications company, Yeigo, is one of the first companies worldwide to have developed mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), enabling it to offer cheaper and even free mobile calls.

4 Jun 2007

Roam freely with new global SIM

letsroamTM Limited has launched its new global SIM card which provides free roaming in over 50 countries and operates in over 90. The service simply requires the customer to replace the SIM in their unlocked GSM phone before travelling.

3 May 2007

Chinese company wins major Ethiopian contract

China's Zhongxing Telecom Corporation competed against five other major players to win the lucrative contract that should see a major improvement in northern African state’s communications.

30 Apr 2007

International investment strengthening telecoms market

According to forecasts by Informa Telecoms & Media's WCIS, the African market is on the increase, with African subscriptions expected to have surpassed 211m at the end of March. This will reflect over an 8% increase on the previous quarter.

26 Apr 2007