Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

Economic woes lower Nigeria data subscriptions

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from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – ONGOING financial challenges consumers face have been blamed for the drop in internet subscriptions as announced by the Nigeria Communications Commission on Wednesday. According to the regulator, subscriptions stood at 92,4 million in November, representing a year-on-year contraction of 5 percent. The figure implies density […]

Multimedia donations boost schools

Mobile firm empowers Rwanda schoolkids

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE MTN South Africa Foundation has invested over R5 million to establish multimedia multimedia centres to schools in Mpumalanga, east of the country. This handover forms part of the Department of Communication and MTN’s Back to School campaigns. Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, General Manager: MTN SA Foundation, says the stakeholders […]

Top matriculants secure laptop and data sponsorship

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By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s top performing matriculants have a further reason to celebrate after receiving a sponsorship for laptops and data. This is part of a joint initiative by the MTN South Africa Foundation and the Department of Education. MTN SA Foundation will give a total of 100 laptops, ten […]

Contenders revealed for Etisalat accolade


From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE longlist of nine books contesting for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature has been disclosed. It is made up of entries from first-time authors whose books were published in the past 24 months. The books are Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by Julie Iromuanya, The […]

Telco funds Warriors AFCON campaign in Gabon

Zimbabwe's ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S senior men’s national football team has received a major boost ahead of the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after mobile network operator, NetOne, announced a whopping US$250, 000 sponsorship package. Information, Communications, Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister, Supa Mandiwanzira facilitated the […]

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