Michael Malakata

Lusaka Correspondent

Michael Malakata is a correspondent for the IDG News Service.

Telecom deals with Chinese companies in Africa under spotlight once again

Africa’s effort to tackle cybercrime gains momentum

Africa’s effort to tackle cybercrime gains momentum

Tanzania enacts cybercrime law

Faced with power crisis, Africa looks to renewable energy technology

Data centers and base stations are shuttting down due to power shortages

Zambia adopts e-procurement system to curb corruption

The country joins a growing list of African nations using automated systems to fight corrupt bidding practices

Even among poor, mobile Web is big in Africa

Messenging apps provide cheap way to communiacte, especially in rural areas

Southern African nations team with Ericsson to develop broadband policies

Countries in the region are generally considered to lack expertise to formulate policies that could help fuel Internet services

Power problems disrupt Africa's telecom sector

As the issue gets worse, outages become common

Appeal goes out to UN, Africa Union over Burundi social media shutdown

The government ordered mobile social media apps blocked amid protests over president's third-term bid

Mobile money transfers to Africa expected to hit $33 billion this year

Most sub-Sahara Africans are using mobile financial services to buy goods, pay utility bills, send and receive money

Nigerian gov't hands over Nitel, Mtel assets to NATCOM

Whether the consortium can turn around the company is an open question

Catching up to other African nations, Zambia plans mobile infrastructure initiative

There's little doubt than in many African countries, people depend on mobile phones for Internet access.

Gilat Satcom offers connectivity package for rural Africa for just $1 per month

Voice-over-IP (VoIP), cellular, video over IP and Wi-Fi connections offered

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