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Kenyan authorities crusade against the UK’s ban on miraa

Several top Kenyan officials have criticized the impending ban on miraa in the United Kingdom and have vowed to press for its reversal. The plant, which is widely used in East Africa and by Africans in the diaspora, has been Read more ›

Tanzania’s main mobile network service provider to undergo an upgrade

The partially state-owned Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL) has contracted Japan’s NEC Corporation to upgrade its microwave network links across the country’s mainland, as well as in the Zanzibar island. According to a press release by NEC, “The government has Read more ›

Somtel Telecom to introduce LTE technology into Somalia

One of the largest telecommunication service providers in Somalia, Somtel Telecom, has partnered with France’s Alcatel-Lucent to provide Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in the country. The high speed wireless data transfer system is expected to enable the telecom service Read more ›