Michael Malakata

Lusaka Correspondent

Michael Malakata is a correspondent for the IDG News Service.

East Africa expands One Network Area to include data, mobile money

Officials expect mobile money services to boost trade and development in the region.

Nigeria joins list of African countries threatening prison sentences for mobile operators

Tanzania, Zambia also among countries imposing prison sentences on mobile operators who do not provide quality telecom services

South Africa moves on plan to connect schools to Internet

After a continent-wide project failed to produce results, countries take steps individually

Kenya becomes second country in East Africa to enjoy free Wi-Fi

As in Rwanda, the free Wi-Fi connection will give users open access to the Internet

Visa, MasterCard partner with mobile money providers in Africa

Visa to partner with Bharti Airtel, MasterCard teams with eTranzact

Millicom deal with Vodacom on mobile money in Tanzania a sign of the times

Millicom's Tigo is expected to replicate deal in other countries

Kenya abandons school laptop project, moves to computer labs

A snag in the bidding process derailed the laptop plan, but there are high hopes for computer labs

Liquid Telecom raises $150 million to extend broadband in Africa

Fiber network to offer speeds up to 100Mbps

Huawei faces outcry over telecom towers in Zambia

Towers do not adhere to technical specifications

Democratic Republic of Congo restores Internet throughout country

The government had moved to block communications in an attempt to quell public protests

West Africa lags in mobile money usage

Mobile phone penetration rates remain relatively low

West Africa turns into dumping ground for e-waste

Problem compounded by the fact that most countries do not have e-waste recycling facilities

Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains

The Congo government seeks to quell public unrest

Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

One Network initiative creates cheaper calls in East Africa

Safaricom is implementinf the initiative with other operators

Airtel integrates yuMobile into Kenyan operation

Orange plans to exit market in wake of Airtel and Safaricom's acquisition

Sale of Nigeria's Nitel bogs down in confusion yet again

Arabian Amlak For Investment says it had offered a much higher bid than NATCOM

New owners of Nitel, Mtel, face a tough road to success

The sale of the company is just the start of what will likely prove to be a tough comeback

Zambia pays loan for Libya's Lap Green, but Zamtel case continues

Zambia to compensate Lap Green for its investment as it fights a court battle over repossession of Zamtel

Indigenization law pushes Russia's VimpelCom out of Zimbabwe

Law requires foreign companies to cede 51 percent of ownership to black Zimbabweans

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