allAfrica - ICT

All Africa, All the Time.
  1. [East African] Even before the dust settles on its Cambridge Analytica mega scandal in which data belonging to millions of users was breached, American social media giant Facebook is back with yet another controversial data-sharing proposal.
  2. [The Herald] Mobile operator Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited is now the biggest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) by market capitalisation at $3,108 billion as of Friday last week, replacing Delta Corporation Limited from its long held position.
  3. [Nation] Mobile phone use may affect a teenager's ability to preserve memories, research has shown.
  4. [Vanguard] An Information Technology expert, Mr Jide Awe, on Saturday urged members of the general public to be security conscious while using free Wi-Fi.
  5. [Zimbabwe Independent] Four foreign firms, including an American-funded Lebanese consortium and a South African telecommunications giant, are jostling to acquire between 45% and 50% equity stake in NetOne, in a deal that is expected to turn around the fortunes of the crisis-ridden state-owned mobile network operator (MNO).
  6. [Monitor] Kampala -Government is working on a plan that will give customers a window through which they can make annual payments for the over the top tax also know as social media taxes.
  7. [Daily News] Kakonko -Residents of some isolated villages here have requested the government to connect them to telecommunication networks.
  8. [Premium Times] The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) has disbursed a grant of N45 million to deserving inventors and innovators in Nigeria, an official, Mohammed Jubrin, has said.
  9. [Nation] Airtel Kenya has slashed the cost of making a call to Sh2 per minute across all networks in a move likely to set off a fresh price war in the telecommunications industry.
  10. [Digital Content Africa] The African gamers community is growing in numbers but the challenges of producing games for the continent are considerable. However, slowly things are beginning to fall into place. This week Russell Southwood talks to Ivorian Sidik Bakayoko, CEO and founder of Paradise Game.