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Twitter in partnership with Amref Health Africa to deliver skills training for African Journalists

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  ...The two-year partnership has sought to build competencies for credible reporting    Nairobi Kenya, 19 July 2022 - Twitter and Amref Health Africa, a leading Nairobi-based health development organisation, have announced their continued collaboration to provide skills and capacity-building training in best practices for...

MTN Nigeria Announces Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka as General Manager, Fixed Broadband

MTN Nigeria has appointed Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka as General Manager for its Fixed Broadband Business.  Onyinye is a business leader with over 23 years of experience in the telecommunications, logistics and education sectors. Her expertise includes sales, marketing and customer management,...

New Kenyan MTN Uganda boss Sylvia Mulinge taking over amid turbulent business environment

When Sylvia Mulinge takes over as chief executive officer at MTN Uganda on September 1, she will have her work cut out. Her appointment comes at a time when the country’s business environment is turbulent, and specifically, telecommunication sector that...

NCC boss Umar Danbatta says collaboration is success path to 5G deployment in Nigeria

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By Ola Modupe (LAGOS) - Industry collaboration is very essential to successful deployment of 5G Services in Nigeria, so says the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta. Prof. Danbatta, who spoke at the...

Vodafone Germany to recycle 1m old mobile phones from Africa

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Vodafone Germany on Tuesday said it would recycle more than one million old mobile phones from Africa. The Dutch firm’s Closing the Loop would help in the endeavour to gather old phones primarily from Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon and transport...

Meta launches digital training for NGOs across West Africa

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Meta, the parent company for WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, on Monday said it had launched a digital non-profit training programme for 1,500 NGO personnel across Anglophone West Africa. Meta, in a statement, said the digital capacity building programme was aimed...

Buhari Government accuses Facebook of attempts to instigate ethnic hatred in Nigeria

By Barbara Kalu (ABUJA) - Barely five months after the operations of American microblogging and social networking company, Twitter, were restore in Nigeria, there are fresh fears that the Government may suspend Facebook for opening its platform to the...

Kenyan telco Safaricom shops for $2b to fund Ethiopian subsidiary

Kenya’s largest telco Safaricom is seeking to raise up to $2 billion to fund its Ethiopian subsidiary, which is set to start commercial operations within the next seven months. The $2 billion is expected to be sourced from local...

Ethiopia joins Kenya in rolling out 5G network in eastern Africa

Ethiopia's state-owned telecom service provider, Ethio Telecom, on Monday launched 5G mobile phone service making Ethiopia among the leading few African countries, including Kenya in eastern Africa, to roll out the technology. According to Ethio Telecom, the network will be...

MTN Nigeria, Pan-Atlantic University announce launch of Media Innovation Programme

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MTN Nigeria and Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) today announced the launch of the MTN Media Innovation Programme (MTN MIP), which will be run by PAU’s School of Media and Communication (SMC). The six-month, fully funded fellowship for Nigerian media practitioners is designed to support...

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Why is my Instagram account Shaking? – Tonto Dikeh laments

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Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has lamented about her Instagram account shaking after threatening to hack the account of anyone who opposes her. Tonto earlier took...

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