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Kenya: Over 190 Visually Impaired Pupils to Access Education Using Latest Technology

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nearly 200 grade three visually impaired pupils will be able to pursue education using digital technology such as bluetooth in 34 schools countrywide. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Insurance Industry to Cut More Jobs in 2020 as Digitization Continues to Bite - Report

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The headcount in Kenyan insurance companies will continue to fall in 2020, thanks to automation and digitization, a new report has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: ISL Challenges KAA Award of Internet Service to Safaricom

[Nation] The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is locked in a battle with an ICT company over an internet services tender. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 9mobile Expands 4G Technology to Lagos Community

[This Day] Telecommunication company, 9mobile, took its expanded 4G-LTE coverage awareness campaign to the vast Low Cost Housing Estate in Abesan, Ipaja, Alimoso Local Government Area of Lagos State recently, where the residents were thrilled by the economic benefit that 4G LTE would bring to the community. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: MTN Records 6.1 Million Mobile Subscribers in One Year

[This Day] MTN Nigeria achieved the highest turnover in mobile subscriber number for voice calls on its network in 2019, despite the challenges it passed through in the past two years. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Lonestar MTN, Orange-Liberia Under Probe for Very Poor Services in Rural Liberia

[Observer] Members of the House of Representative have mandated its committee on Post and Telecommunication to investigate Lonestar Cell MTN and Orange following complaints of poor telecommunication services provision in rural Liberia. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Part One - Are South Africans Safe With Huawei? It's All About the Risk

[Daily Maverick] Millions of South Africans depend on Huawei to stay connected through its mobile network equipment, like base stations and fibre optic cables. But the United States insists the company will spy for the Chinese government. On 28 February 2020, the US - itself notorious for conducting electronic espionage on a global scale - passed the so-called 'rip and replace' bill, which provides for a fund to replace Huawei equipment in American networks. Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa firmly backs the Chinese gia (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Mobile Phone Game That Teaches You Maths

[Nation] Mathematics is a subject that plagues many Kenyans from a young age. Numbers, deductive reasoning and in examination settings, a set time to tackle complex equations, maths has become a subject that many have come to loathe as the degree of difficulty increases with each level. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Our Focus Is to Spotlight Innovation in Digital Space'

[This Day] The convener of the Gage award, Johnson Anorh, has expressed his desire to use the award to spotlight innovation in the digital space. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Leveraging Emerging Technologies

[This Day] The adoption of emerging technologies in strengthening governance across all levels, among other technology innovations that are driving digital transformation, were the focus of this year's Social Media Week Forum, which ended in Lagos last week. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Please Call Me Inventor to Lock Horns With Vodacom Once Again

[Daily Maverick] Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate has turned to the High Court in Pretoria to compel Vodacom to come clean on revenues it has generated from the service since it was launched in March 2001. Meanwhile, Vodacom says such records don't exist. The parties will duke it out in court next week. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Digital Equality - Country Still Has a Long Way to Go

[The Conversation Africa] In the South African President's state of the the Nation Address earlier this month Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the fact that the country's Competition Commission had instructed mobile operators to adjust their pricing in a bid to reduce digital inequality in the country. He referred positively to a number of interventions aimed at mitigating inequality. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Experts Move to Bridge Digital Skill Gap

[This Day] Participants at the just concluded Social Media Week Forum in Lagos, have pledged their support to bridge the digital skills gap among Nigerian youths, which they said would help the country attain its digital transformation goals. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Govt Polices Hinder Gamtel/Gamcel Ineffective to Competitors

[The Point] Dr. Ahmadou Tijan Jallow, the board chairman of both Gamtel and Gamcel has told the Public Enterprises Committee (PEC) of the National Assembly to engage the government on its policies to allow the companies to operate in the competing market. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Telecom Operators Decry Damage of Facilities, Seek Protection

[Daily Trust] Telecommunication service providers yesterday lamented over incessant damage to their facilities. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Swiss Firm to Digitise Modjo Dry Port

[Addis Fortune] The company will conduct research on the Port's operating system and its information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in order to design a system that integrates the Port with importers, exporters, gates and banks, explained Mengist Hailemariam (PhD), a project manager of the Port, which was established in 2009 and is situated 76Km southeast of the capital. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: BoT Plans to Rollout Mobile Based Bonds

[Daily News] Arusha -THE Bank of Tanzania (BoT) is planning to introduce a mobile platform that will enable retail investors to apply for and trade treasury bills and bonds. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Broadband - Pre-Empting Opeke's Report, As Telcos Suffer Fibre Cuts

[Vanguard] The National Broadband Plan Committee recently constituted to draw a robust plan for broadband Nigeria, has just submitted its report to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzania - Vodacom Internet Service Down

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Vodacom internet service has been down since earlier hours of Sunday, February 23, 2020, causing irksome frustrations among its data consumers across the country (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Urges NCC to Develop New Regulatory Strategies

[This Day] The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to develop new regulatory strategies, especially in the area of SIM card registration, that will enhance effective regulation of the telecoms industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria Tech Hub Hosts Lagos Tech Meet-Up

[This Day] The UK- Nigeria Tech hub in partnership with TechCircle has hosted stakeholders to discuss emerging developments in the Nigerian tech industry in Victoria Island, Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Giant Telecos Boss Hormuud Reveals Secrets of Success

[Dalsan Radio] 1. What part of your job keeps you awake at night? (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Telecom Coughs Up N$6 Million On Executives Probe

[Namibian] The Telecom Namibia board has so far spent N$5,8 million on investigations and disciplinary hearings against four suspended executives, who were allegedly involved in a fraudulent N$12 million contract. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Power Outages in Nigeria Major Obstacle for Tech Sector Growth

[The Exchange] The Nigerian tech sector is vibrant and experiencing growth where large firms are delivering agriculture, healthcare and financial services. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ghana Loses U.S.$9.8 Million to Cybercrime, Other Criminal Activities in 2019

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has lost at least $9.8 million to criminal activities last year, as against $105 million dollars the previous year. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Daily Observer Receives Old Editions Ahead of Digitization Project

[Observer] The Daily Observer, Liberia's oldest surviving newspaper recently received a sizable collection of its old editions which were mostly missing from the paper's Stanton P. Peabody Memorial Library located in the Liberian Observer Corporation's headquarters near the ELWA Junction, Paynesville. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Dignity Liberia Targets 250 Women, School Girls On Production of 'Reusable Pads'

[Observer] Organized by Dignity Liberia, the three-day training is also intended to keep young girls in school while they are experiencing their menstrual periods as well as teach them to make hygiene kits. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Online Passport Applications Begins March 1

[Ghanaian Times] Effective March 1, 2020, all passport applications in the country are to be done only online, following the phasing out of the manual application platform. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: MTN Invests Billions Amid Load Shedding Threat

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -MTN is investing an average R11 billion (US$703,8 million) yearly to ensure a seamless network experience during the energy challenges South Africa is facing. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Dimkes Launches an E-Loan Platform to Enhance Financial Inclusion

[CIO] Dimkes Sacco has launched a Mobile Loan App to give its 26,000+ members the opportunity to access loans from the comfort of their homes, offices, matatus, and businesses. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Six Nigerian Undergraduates Found With 'U.S. Security' Documents Convicted

[Premium Times] A Federal High Court judge in Abuja on Friday convicted six undergraduates for internet related offences. (AllAfrica)