Tech-savvy Nigerian NGOs forcing politicians to act

February 25, 2015 7:35 am1 comment
Nigeria elections

LAGOS – AHEAD of the Nigerian presidential election, apps and phone texts are mobilising communities to tackle government neglect. The stakes are high in Nigeria’s presidential election on March 28. Ethnic tensions, Boko Haram’s violent attacks, and the “north-south divide” have spurred speculation about a post-election crisis. Citizens are watching […]

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Nigerian broadcaster selects Israeli satellite firm

February 23, 2015 2:55 pm1 comment
AMOS-5 satellite

LAGOS – A Nigerian satellite firm has selected an Israeli service provider to transmit top international premium channels to its viewers throughout the West African country. In a statement, Spacecom announced the AMOS-5 satellite at the 17°E prime orbital position has been chosen to transmit ConSat TV (Continental Satellite),  a […]

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Zimbabwe mobile telcom licence cancelled

February 22, 2015 2:18 pm0 comments
Telecel Zimbabwe

HARARE – ZIMBABWE has cancelled the licence of its smallest mobile network operator over the company’s alleged failure to settle an outstanding $137,5 million (about R1.6 billion) debt Minister of Information Communications Technology, Postal and Courier Services, Supa Mandiwanzira, confirmed the cancellation of Telecel’s licence. “The ICT Ministry is canceling […]

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