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Senegal announces big plans for new data centre

Senegal announces big plans for new data centre

Following a number of announcements from other parts of West Africa, Senegal is the latest country in the region to make headlines in the data centre world with the official announcement of plans to migrate all government data and applications to a new government data centre.

Can social media survive in Vietnam?

Can social media survive in Vietnam?

The incredible reach of social media is causing issues for governments and social media companies alike as they struggle with conflicts between free speech and the perceived interests of the state. The latest example in a growing number comes from Vietnam.

Mozambique operators in spat over unpaid debt

Mozambique operators in spat over unpaid debt

There have been multiple reports over the past few days suggesting that Mocambique Telecom (Tmcel) may soon be unable to offer voice calls after an interconnection-related spat with fellow operator Vodacom Mozambique.

Mauritius launches its first satellite

Mauritius launches its first satellite

Mauritius is the latest African country to be able to boast a presence in space. The first Mauritian satellite (a CubeSat – MIR-SAT1) was successfully launched yesterday on board the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

Sale of 51 percent of Net One Angola to go ahead

Sale of 51 percent of Net One Angola to go ahead

Last week saw an announcement from Angola’s Instituto de Gestão de Activos e Participações do Estado (IGAPE), opening what is called a Limited Tender for Previous Qualification to privatise 51 percent of operator Net One.

Will MTN try a second time for an Ethiopian licence?

Will MTN try a second time for an Ethiopian licence?

Pan-African operator MTN may have a second look at bidding for a mobile operator license in Ethiopia, despite being taken out of contention for apparently underbidding first time round, according to comments made recently by its chief executive.

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