Category Archives: -News AFRICA

Safaricom negotiates with local authorities to introduce M-Pesa into Ethiopia

Ethiopians may soon experience M-Pesa, the famous mobile payment service of Kenyan mobile phone operator Safaricom. According to sources quoted by Reuters, the telecom company has already reached a very advanced level of its negotiations, in this sense, with the authorities of the country. For the Vodacom subsidiary, successfully entering the Ethiopian market, with a [...]

AfricaOnline has launched its new wireless Internet network in Namibia

Internet provider AfricaOnline has started offering its high-speed Internet services via its new wireless network in Namibia. Through this new network platform, the FAI, a subsidiary of the iWayAfrica group, itself owned by Gondwana International Networks, is boosted by quality of service. It can now provide broadband packages of up to 100 Mbps for businesses [...]

Summer TV promo launched by Ooredoo

Ooredoo Qatar has announced a summer offer on its Ooredoo TV service, available until 16 September. New TV customers receive two months access to premium add-on packages (Entertainment GetStarted, Ultimate Entertainment and Movies) by opting in to the offer at any Ooredoo Shop.   Entertainment GetStarted has 25 channels, including eight premium kids channels. Ultimate Entertainment [...]

Minister summons DSO stakeholders to dig deeper into content analysis in Nigeria

The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has tasked stakeholders in the Digital Switch Over (DSO) to carry out a detailed research to understanding consumers preferred content and means of delivering it. Mohammed who tasked the DSO stakeholders in Lagos yesterday on content delivery, at the opening of the Creative Nigeria Summit 2018 [...]

Thai cave rescue special to air in SA on Discovery Channel

Discoverys TV documentary about the rescue of the 12 Thailand boys and their 25-year old soccer coach that attracted audiences worldwide in early-July will now be shown on Discovery (DStv 121) on Wednesday 18 July at 19:00. On Monday DNI confirmed that the hour long special, produced by ITN Productions in the United Kingdom, will [...]

Boomplay Music app reaches new milestone in Africa

African music app Boomplay Music registered 29 million users and 10 million installations via Google Play in 1 week. Speaking during a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria, Boomplay PR head Tosin Sorinola said the company would continue to enhance its user interface to increase music distribution. She also revealed that an iOS version would be made [...]

Moov to revolutionise the mobile sector in Togo

Moov telecoms operator is the latest in Togo to launch 4G services and aims to attract 200,000 users on its 4G network by the end of 2018. The operator disclosed that it had more than 2,000 4G users within a week of introducing the service and its target to reach 200,000 is realistic. Abdellah Tabhiret, [...]

Vila Kasi is not licensed to broadcast according to ICASA

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) confirmed that the news channel Vila Kasi does not have the license to broadcast. The news fell as Mzwanele Manyis newspaper, Afro Voice, formerly known as the Gupta-owned New Age, is undergoing liquidation, placing dozens of journalists and other staff in limbo. Channon Merricks, who refers to himself [...]

The first Sino-Arabic satellite channel to hit the UAE

A Dubai-based Chinese TV channel will bridge China and the UAE by dubbing all their programs in Arabic. China-Arab TV was founded in 2014 and has been targeting targeted Middle Eastern viewers through Arabic-speaking hosts or the use of subtitles. The channel describes itself as the first and only Sino-Arabic satellite television channel in the [...]