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China Telecom Global partner Liquid Telecom

JOHANNESBURG-China Telecom Global (CTG), a subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited – one of the world’s largest providers of integrated telecommunication services, and Liquid Telecom, a leading pan-African telecoms group, announced today the signing of a historic strategic partnership whereby the two companies will collaborate to provide Africa and Asia with industry-leading network solutions and […]

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MTN, Huawei launch Africa’s first live outdoor 5G field trial

SAMUEL MUNGADZE PRETORIA-Telecoms giant MTN and Huawei on Tuesday carried Africa’s first live outdoor 5th generation (5G) wireless systems field trial. The field trial demonstrated a 5G fixed-wireless access use case with Huawei’s millimetre-wavemeter-wave technology in a “real-world” environment in Hatfield, Pretoria. The trial saw speeds of 520Mbit/s on the downlink and 77Mbit/s on the […]

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MEC Barbra Creecy to headline ITA technology conference

The Information Technology Association of South Africa (ITA) has announced that its inaugural Future of Technology conference will feature, MEC of Finance in Gauteng, Barbara Creecy, as the keynote speaker. The conference will be held on the 17 May 2018 at FutureSpace, Sandton and will host distinguished speakers, including business leaders from various industries, youth […]

Eastern Africa Technology

Kenya startup launches agriculture mobile app for African farmers

A Kenyan start-up has launched a mobile app, uLima, to provide information to farmers across the continent. uLima company CEO Sunesh Bhoola said the application is designed to provide farmers across Africa with a toolset, information libraries, database and access to the latest market information. “With this app, farmers would make reference to best farming […]

Northern Africa Technology

Mobile: Africa’s greatest liberator

For many in the developing world, their only support and, often, life-line is a non-governmental organisation (NGO). Amidst widespread poverty, famine, disease, political instability and conflict, particularly in north, west and central Africa, NGOs have become the primary source of support for these vulnerable people, who often find themselves in the grips of humanitarian crises,w […]

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Egypt:Egypt, Ireland Agree to Hold Periodical Consultations

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri said he has agreed with his Irish counterpart on holding political consultations periodically at the ministerial level to enhance relations in various fields. During a joint press conference with Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney, currently visiting Egypt, Shoukri said their talks covered regional […]

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Egypt:Tanzanian FM Arrives in Cairo

A Tanzanian delegation led by Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga arrived in Cairo on Tuesday 9/1/2018 on a three-day visit to Egypt. The Tanzanian delegation is scheduled to meet a number of Egyptian officials for talks on means of boosting bilateral relations as well as the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.

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Egypt:Transportation Min. Inspects Aref Level Crossing

Transportation Minister Hisham Arafat embark early Tuesday 9/1/2018 on a surprise tour in Aref level crossing of Marsa Matrouh-Alexandria railway line. In a statement on Tuesday, the minister underlined the importance of developing the level crossing to ensure people's safety. The ministry has so far upgraded 550 level crossings out of total 1,111 level crossings, […]