Yearly Archive: 2014

Promising new drug to treat TB 0

Promising new drug to treat TB

For the first time in nearly half a century, the world may be on the verge of adding a new drug to its arsenal against tuberculosis (TB) – one that would not only drastically...

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Wide protests against Nigerien president

Tens of thousands of Nigeriens on Sunday took to the streets of their capital city, Niamey, to protest against President Mamadou Tandja’s moves of changing the constitution through a referendum and staying longer in...

Senegal gets land management grant from WB 0

Senegal gets land management grant from WB

The World Bank has approved a three-year Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund grant  of USD4.8 million, to support Senegal for a sustainable land management (SLM) Project. According to Maniével Sène, the Task Team...

ZTE’s stake in Congo Chine Telecom up for grabs 0

ZTE’s stake in Congo Chine Telecom up for grabs

Following a denial by MTN last month that it was close to sealing a deal to acquire ZTE’s 51% stake in Congolese cellco Congo Chine Telecom (CCT), a spokesperson for the Kinshasa-based network operator...

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Kenya’s Orange says to invest $99 million

Orange Kenya plans to spend 8 billion shillings ($99 million) this year to develop its network, the company’s deputy chief executive said on Friday. Orange, formerly state-owned Telkom Kenya, operates the sole fixed telephone...

Yahsat to launch satellites in Africa for cheaper broadband 0

Yahsat to launch satellites in Africa for cheaper broadband

The United Arab Emirates is increasing its stake in Africa’s telecommunications market with Al Yah Satellite Communications’ move, announced last week, to launch two satellites dedicated to providing cheap bandwidth. The company, also known...

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Defeating drug counterfeiters with SMS in Ghana

Pharmaceutical drug counterfeiters can foil even the most sophisticated technology if consumers cannot personally verify their medication’s safety, according to Ghanaian entrepreneurs who will soon introduce in West Africa verification via cell phone text....

MTN Ghana CEO complains about permit times for new base stations 0

MTN Ghana CEO complains about permit times for new base stations

Brett Goshen, CEO of MTN, Ghana, said last Tuesday the company had all the resources and expertise to deal adequately with network challenges. However, hesaid that the slow pace at which permits were delivered...