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Sira Labs’ Django Bathily On Building a Network of Incubators Across Francophone Africa to Address Market Scaling Problems for Start-Ups – First Up Burkina Faso and Senegal

Sira Labs’ Django Bathily On Building a Network of Incubators Across Francophone Africa to Address Market Scaling Problems for Start-Ups – First Up Burkina Faso and Senegal

There’s no easy way to break out of a small country market but it’s essential for a start-up to find growth. Francophone Africa is almost completely a mosaic of small country markets. Russell Southwood talks to Django Bathily, Founder, Sira Labs about how he’s creating an incubator network to chase just this type of growth. […]

Zambia Govt Seeks U.S.$22 Million in Tax On Internet Calls

Zambia Govt Seeks U.S.$22 Million in Tax On Internet Calls

Zambia expects to raise $22 million annually in new tax on internet phone calls. The cabinet approved Monday a 30 ngwee (0.3 kwacha; $0.03) daily tariff charged on online phone calls. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba said on Tuesday that the government considered concerns raised by telecom operators. He added that there was “a […]

Ugandans Seek to Dodge Social Media Tax

Ugandans Seek to Dodge Social Media Tax

Ugandan are devising ways of evading the infamous social media tax that came into effect at midnight, July 1, 2018. According to a random survey on social media done by the Daily Monitor, several people had resorted to Virtual Private Network (VPN) to bypass paying the daily excise duty charge on Over-The-Top (OTT) services. The […]

New Satellite System in Togo

New Satellite System in Togo

Togo and Thales Alenia Space announced that they have signed a contract for a ground station to be installed in Lomé, Togo, to be used for the search and rescue (SAR) of persons in distress, mainly using the Galileo satellite positioning system. Based on Thales Alenia Space’s MEOLUT Next (Medium Orbit Local User Terminal), this […]

DNS.pt transfers management of Sao Tome and Principe domain to AGER

DNS.pt transfers management of Sao Tome and Principe domain to AGER

The DNS.pt association signed a protocol of cooperation with the Sao Tome and Principe General Regulatory Authority (AGER) for the re-delegation, transfer, deployment, maintenance and management of the Sao Tome and Principe internet domain (.st). In a statement, AGER said it intends to obtain the redemption of the top level domain corresponding to Sao Tome, […]

Isocel to Launch First Ftth Service in Benin, First in Capital Cotonou and Then More Widely

Isocel to Launch First Ftth Service in Benin, First in Capital Cotonou and Then More Widely

London — FTTH roll-outs have slowly been made in a range of African countries but the recent news that Isocel will roll-out an FTTH service in Benin is a clear sign that even in smaller markets users will not miss out. Russell Southwood spoke to Robert Aouad, Founder and CEO, Isocel Telecom about his plans. […]

Africa Hosts Very Few Clinical Trials. Why This Is Bad for Innovation

Africa Hosts Very Few Clinical Trials. Why This Is Bad for Innovation

Clinical trials are the foundation of any new medicine. They allow scientists to test the efficacy and safety of a drug or therapy. The African continent offers many of the best conditions for conducting clinical trials. It has a diverse population of potential patients, and many have not been previously exposed to any kind of […]

Watch What You Say On WhatsApp Zambians

Watch What You Say On WhatsApp Zambians

All WhatsApp group administrators in Zambia will now be required to register the groups and set up codes of ethics or risk being arrested if there is a breach. The new rule was announced by Zambia Information and Communications Technology (ZICTA) boss Mofyta Chisala on Thursday, in a move widely perceived by many as efforts […]

Ms Geek Africa Is Encouraging Girls From Across Africa to Use Technology to Improve Everyday Life

Ms Geek Africa Is Encouraging Girls From Across Africa to Use Technology to Improve Everyday Life

Girls in ICT Rwanda celebrated the fifth anniversary of Ms Geek with the second edition of Ms Geek Africa, a competition that judges women on brilliance rather than beauty The Ms. Geek Africa competition, which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), has concluded its second edition. The contest champions female tech wizards and […]

Award Winning Project of The International Renewable Energy Agency /Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) International Project financing facility

Award Winning Project of The International Renewable Energy Agency /Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) International Project financing facility

The Government of Sierra Leone represented by the Ministry of Energy (www.Energy.gov.sl) is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has undergone a number of critical steps leading up to the historic landmark event on 12th of December 2017, where the Solar Park Freetown project was inaugurated and commenced by His Excellency The President of Sierra […]

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