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Opera teams up with Worldreader to expand access to free ebooks in Africa

Published 27 Mar 2020 08:30 CET | Africa

The regular version of the Worldreader app provides ebooks for young adult readers. It features hundreds of books for learning and pleasure, in categories including Learn, ...

Jumia to provide logistics to distribute information pamphlets during Covid-19 crisis

Published 25 Mar 2020 09:50 CET | Africa

Jumia has offered the support of its marketplace, logistics and online payments to governments in Africa, as part of the global action against Covid-19. Juliet Anammah, group ...

StarTimes opens free access to over 100 international and local channels

Published 24 Mar 2020 13:47 CET | Africa

StarTimes has opened free access to over 100 international and local channels on OTT platform StarTimes ON, including international news channels such as France 24, KTN News ...

MultiChoice expands content offering during coronavirus outbreak

Published 24 Mar 2020 12:58 CET | Africa

MultiChoice Group (MCG) said it will be making news channels more widely available across Africa amid the growing coronavirus crisis. As of 20 March, some news channels will ...

Opera launches stripped down News app in 40 countries

Published 24 Mar 2020 11:37 CET | Africa, World

Norwegian browser developer Opera has announced the launch of a stripped-down version of its standalone news app Opera News for devices with limited data storage. The new ...

African Telecommunications Union urges harmonised action from regulators and operators amid Covid-19

Published 24 Mar 2020 10:23 CET | Africa

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has called for harmonised action by telecommunications regulators and operators in Africa during the coronavirus pandemic. The ATU ...

MTN ramps up efforts to support customers as Covid-19 spreads across markets

Published 23 Mar 2020 13:01 CET | Africa, Middle East

African mobile operator MTN said it's ramping up efforts to support customers and communities as Covid-19 has spread to seventeen of its 21 markets. CEO Rob Shuter said MTN ...

MultiChoice to remove UK channel ITV Choice from DStv line-up

Published 23 Mar 2020 09:56 CET | Africa

MultiChoice will be removing the UK pay-TV channel 'ITV Choice' (DStv 123) from its line-up at the end of May after five years of broadcasting, Channel24 reported. ITV Choice ...

Liquid Telecom declares robust Covid-19 contingency plans

Published 20 Mar 2020 10:24 CET | Africa

Liquid Telecom says it has implemented robust contingency planning throughout the business to protect the health of its people and those with whom they come into contact, in ...

MTN completes sale of ATC joint ventures for ZAR 8.9 billion

Published 19 Mar 2020 14:35 CET | Africa, Ghana, Uganda

MTN said it has completed the sale of its ATC tower joint ventures for ZAR 8.9 billion. This is part of the mobile operator's asset monetisation programme introduced in March ...

Vivendi subsidiary launches Canalbox fibre services in Abidjan and Kigali

Published 19 Mar 2020 13:08 CET | Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Rwanda

GVA (Group Vivendi Africa) has further expanded the reach of its FTTH network, announcing that the Canalbox fibre service is now available in two more African cities, Abidjan ...

Confederation of African Football invites broadcasting rights bids after Lagardere Sports cancellation

Published 19 Mar 2020 11:03 CET | Africa

The Confederation of African Football has announced an official invitation to tender bids for broadcast services for its competitions, including the Africa Cup of Nations in ...

MultiChoice opens dedicated news channels as covid-19 spreads

Published 18 Mar 2020 12:03 CET | Africa

MultiChoice's DStv is offering 14 dedicated news channels across packages, which it hopes will help in stopping the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. DStv says ...

MTN Group takes steps to protect staff, customers and suppliers from Covid-19 and ensure business continuity

Published 18 Mar 2020 11:29 CET | Africa

MTN Group has taken precautionary measures to ensure continuity of services and the safety of stakeholders including employees, customers, communities and suppliers against ...

Tecno Mobile to launch smartphone series in Africa with Sony 64MP camera sensor

Published 18 Mar 2020 10:34 CET | Africa

Tecno Mobile, a mobile phone brand owned by Hong Kong's Transsion Holdings, said its new Camon 15 series, set to launch in Africa, will be equipped with a Sony sensor and ...

Discovery appoints O'Neil as commercial director for Africa

Published 18 Mar 2020 09:28 CET | Africa, South Africa

Discovery has announced it has appointed Clare O'Neil as commercial director for Africa to support commercial growth of its television brands there. O'Neil has over 30 years ...

Sub-Saharan African ICT market to grow to USD 104 bln by 2023

Published 17 Mar 2020 09:38 CET | Africa

The total sub-Saharan ICT market is expected to grow from USD 95.4 billion in 2020 to USD 104.2 billion by 2023, a CAGR of 4.5 percent, says a report from the International ...

META smart home device market grows 36% in Q4

Published 17 Mar 2020 09:08 CET | Africa, Middle East, Turkey

IDC's research shows that the growth rates varied significantly across the different product categories that make up this market, with smart video entertainment continuing to ...

MusicTime exceeds 500,000 downloads after expanding to 6 countries

Published 16 Mar 2020 14:24 CET | Africa

The MusicTime streaming application has revealed a new logo this week on social media, following months of research and testing. MusicTime was launched in South Africa in ...

Africell Holding completes strategic group reorganisation

Published 16 Mar 2020 09:55 CET | Africa

Africell has announced the completion of a significant group reorganisation. It has opened a new London head office and legally incorporated Africell's US-owned parent ...

Google to train 20,000 women in Africa in 2020

Published 13 Mar 2020 13:52 CET | Africa

Google has committed to training 20,000 women in Africa in ICT and entrepreneurship by the end of this year, as part of its Women Will training tour, ITWeb reports. Women ...

MTN Group targets 16 mln users of Ayoba messaging app by end-2020

Published 13 Mar 2020 10:43 CET | Africa

MTN Group says it aims to have 16 million users of its Ayoba messaging application before the end of 2020, reports BusinessTech. Group president Rob Shuter said that through ...

MTN South Africa to make data price cut announcement soon

Published 13 Mar 2020 09:41 CET | Africa

MTN South Africa says customers can expect an announcement regarding data price cuts shortly, Business Day reports. MTN CEO Rob Shuter said the operator has had constructive ...

Facebook brings Community Accelerator scheme to South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria

Published 11 Mar 2020 13:44 CET | Africa

Facebook has announced the launch of the Community Accelerator programme in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. The six-month scheme provides training, mentorship and funding ...

MultiChoice offers DStv channels online from 13-15 March to all but EasyView subscribers

Published 11 Mar 2020 13:38 CET | Africa

MultiChoice has announced that it is making all its DStv channels available online from 13-15 March to encourage uptake of its DStv Now service, Channel24 reported. The ...

 

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