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COMMUNICATIONS AFRICA/AFRIQUE
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9th May 2018
 Telkom Kenya signs tower transaction deal with American Tower Corporation Telkom Kenya signs tower transaction deal with American Tower Corporation

The telecommunications company Telkom Kenya (TKL), has announced to sell 723 towers to the global tower company, American Tower Corporation (ATC) in Kenya

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 Angola Cables offers customers greater flexibility with Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme Angola Cables offers customers greater flexibility with Ciena's GeoMesh Extreme

Telecom company Angola Cables said it is collaborating with Ciena Corp to offer customers customised capacity through virtual private cables on the MONET subsea cable

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 Bringing Nigerian farmers and investors together online Bringing Nigerian farmers and investors together online

Nigerian diaspora have an exciting opportunity to invest their money in farms back home via a new online financial platform created by tech start-up Farmcrowdy

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 Girls in ICT Day celebrated in Somalia with new ICT initiative Girls in ICT Day celebrated in Somalia with new ICT initiative

International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in Mogadishu with the launch on an initiative to create gender parity in Somalia's ICT industry

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 Orange, Vivendi sign deal to offer movie ticket scheme in Africa Orange, Vivendi sign deal to offer movie ticket scheme in Africa

France's Orange and Vivendi have signed a deal to offer Orange's "Cinedays" scheme in eight African countries

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 Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs sign MoU to promote digital content at various government offices Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs sign MoU to promote digital content at various government offices

Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Promote Uganda Ltd have signed a MoU for purposes of documenting and archiving audio-visual records of selected ministry activities

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 SES doubles reach in Ghana to four million SES doubles reach in Ghana to four million

SES has strengthed its technical presence in Ghana and now serves four million TV homes, compared to two million in 2015, according to the Satellite Monitor study commissioned by SES

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 Limelight Networks opens point-of-presence in South Africa Limelight Networks opens point-of-presence in South Africa

Limelight Networks, which provides network services to content providers, has opened a point-of-presence (PoP) in South Africa, to cash in on the growing consumption of online content in Africa

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 MainOne gets license for expansion in Cote d’Ivoire MainOne gets license for expansion in Cote d'Ivoire

Telecom services provider MainOne said it has received a license to expand its connectivity services in Cote d'Ivoire, giving its plan to expand in West Africa a boost

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 Sentech to reconnect community radio stations Sentech to reconnect community radio stations

Signal distributor Sentech said it would reconnect community radio stations, which have not paid fees they owe to the company

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 SunTrust Bank Nigeria receives information security certifications SunTrust Bank Nigeria receives information security certifications

SunTrust Bank Nigeria was granted the ISO/IEC 20071:2013 and Payment card industry data security standard (PCIDSS) certifications for its standards on data security

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 Tigo Tanzania receives global mobile money certification Tigo Tanzania receives global mobile money certification

Tigo Tanzania's mobile financial services business has been granted the GSMA Mobile Money Certification for the provision of mobile financial services to its customers

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As the IoT develops everywhere, policies and regulations must catch up As the IoT develops everywhere, policies and regulations must catch up

The Internet of Things (IoT) will affect every area of our lives in Africa and around the world. However, its utility depends on data, which can easily be exploited at the expense of the privacy and security of those who own or provide that data. The full article has been published in the latest issue of Communications Africa

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Digitisation to overcome African trade barriers Digitisation to overcome African trade barriers

Vinod Madhavan, group head of trade for Standard Bank Group, tells how the bank is developing digital solutions to simplify access to trade finance among Africa's small and medium-sized enterprises over the next 12 months. The full article has been published in the latest issue of African Review

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 SAMENA Summit 2018 to focus on the Middle East’s digital economy SAMENA Summit 2018 to focus on the Middle East's digital economy

SAMENA Telecommunications Council has announced that its annual Leaders' Summit will be held on 3 May 2018, with the patronage of Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE

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