Articles By Michael Malakata

Celtel gets $320M loan for African expansion

Celtel gets $320M loan for African expansion

The World Bank's International Financing Corp. loaned Africa's second-largest mobile telecommunications company, Celtel International BV, US$320 million for expansion in...

June 19th, 2007 Michael Malakata
African nations take joint approach to new network

African nations take joint approach to new network

Three regional economic blocs in Africa are now taking a joint approach to the Comtel telecommunications project, which had stalled...

June 12th, 2007 Michael Malakata
Africa broadband protocol set for June

Africa broadband protocol set for June

A critical mass of countries are expected to ratify the e-Africa Commission's regional telecommunications protocol by the end of June,...

May 22nd, 2007 Michael Malakata
Kuwait’s MTC sets up $10.5B Africa investment fund

Kuwait’s MTC sets up $10.5B Africa investment fund

Mobile Telecommunication Company Group (MTC) of Kuwait is setting up a US$10.5 billion investment fund to expand mobile telecom operations...

February 15th, 2007 Michael Malakata
Banks earmark funds for Africa IT development

Banks earmark funds for Africa IT development

Five international banks have teamed up to provide US$170 million in loans to develop information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure...

October 17th, 2006 Michael Malakata
Microsoft expands commitment to Africa

Microsoft expands commitment to Africa

Microsoft Corp. has given African countries a US$1 billion commitment though its Unlimited Potential program (UP), aimed at developing information...

September 28th, 2006 Michael Malakata
South African nations to adopt cyber laws

South African nations to adopt cyber laws

Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries are on track to harmonize their Internet laws in order to effectively deal with...

May 10th, 2005 Michael Malakata
Africa gears up for continental cable loop

Africa gears up for continental cable loop

The East Africa (eAfrica) Commission is on track to start construction, by early 2007, on a fibre-optic loop that will...

April 6th, 2005 Michael Malakata
Officials push for Africa-wide telecom agency

Officials push for Africa-wide telecom agency

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) is pushing for the formation of an African regulatory agency that will harmonize licensing and...

February 28th, 2005 Michael Malakata
China’s ZTE to build mobile phone plant in Zambia

China’s ZTE to build mobile phone plant in Zambia

Chinese telecommunications equipment company ZTE Corp. is looking to establish a mobile phone manufacturing plant in Zambia, possibly starting construction...

February 15th, 2005 Michael Malakata