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MainOne Celebrates 10 Years of Enabling West Africa’s Digital Revolution

Since inception, MainOne has invested in over $400m in infrastructure in West Africa as part of its efforts to bridge the digital divide and enable the digital economy

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), West Africa’s leading provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data center services celebrates 10 years of delivering innovative, world-class service in West Africa. Ten years ago, the company launched its operations with the commissioning of the first private submarine cable on the West Coast of Africa. The…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Over 600 million mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit from first-of-its-kind digital health platform

The platform will also allow COVID-taskforces to deploy health and economic resources to mitigate the pandemic’s impact

“With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) on 23…

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Internet Society Report Highlights Opportunity to Advance Digital Economy in Africa

Internet Exchange Points play critical role in expanding Internet access and lowering connectivity costs in Kenya and Nigeria

A new report published today by the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) explains the steps African countries can take to bring faster and less expensive Internet connectivity to the continent. The report illustrates how better connectivity represents a key opportunity for countries to continue to develop more resilient digital economies. Entitled “Anchoring…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook supports African SMB’s through Economic Impact Programmes offered virtually in wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

These programmes, available virtually from June 23rd 2020 will include 90 minute long Instructor-led live webinar sessions featuring presentations, demonstrations, lectures and virtual discussions

Today, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) announced that all its Economic Impact Programmes will be offered virtually as the platform seeks to equip small businesses with digital marketing skills to help them stay open, connect with and acquire new customers to survive challenges presented by Coronavirus.  Facebook’s Economic Impact Programmes include Boost with…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa’s agriculture value chains must go digital to transform production - webinar

It explored digital responses that can be quickly deployed to address the disruptions to food systems, caused by COVID-19

Africa must seize the opportunity of the COVID-19 pandemic to deepen the digitalization of agricultural value chains and transform the sector, speakers at a webinar jointly hosted by the FAO Investment Centre and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) said. The webinar, held on 10 June, is the first of a…

Source: UN Women |

Coronavirus - Libya: Connected by their phones, women peacebuilders lead COVID-19 prevention efforts across Libya

For almost a year now, the Network has met weekly on WhatsApp and Zoom to find ways for Libyan women to enter male-dominated decision-making and negotiation spaces

“We believe that we should be one Libya,” said one member* of the Libyan Women’s Network for Peacebuilding, a new network of women representing a broad social, political, generational and geographic spectrum of war-divided Libya. The network was created with support from UN Women in July 2019. Separated by their…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Partners to launch the Africa Communications Information Platform in response to COVID-19

The rollout of Phase One starting June 23 2020, will cover mobile users across more than 23 countries

Africa is about to roll out a groundbreaking mobile based public communications platform to provide more than 600 million users across the continent with the latest public health advice. The Africa Communications Information  Platform will also furnish national and regional COVID task forces with user generated survey data and actionable…

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RCS and SES Networks Expand Partnership with SD-WAN Service

RCS to offer superior service availability with SES Networks’ new intelligent SD-WAN service

RCS Communication, an ICT company in South Sudan, has adopted a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) built upon SES Networks’ SD-WAN service that will enable RCS to deliver an improved user experience while optimising resiliency and bandwidth usage, SES (www.SES.com) announced today. SES Networks’ SD-WAN service is the first of…

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Building winning connections for Start-ups in Francophone Africa

Suguba announces Afrikhaliss in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD) and Mercy Corps

Suguba (www.Suguba.org) - in partnership Mercy Corps and the French Development Agency (AFD) and Mercy Corps - is organizing their second 6-month investment readiness program in West Africa to support the 8 most promising startups in the digital sector in Francophone West Africa. L’Afrique Excelle, the francophone adaptation of the…

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Facebook launches “My Digital World” to meet Digital Literacy Needs across Sub-Saharan Africa

My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy programs including Safe Online with Facebook, Ilizwe Lam, and eZibo and will be offered virtually this year

Today, Facebook (www.facebook.com) announced the launch of “My Digital World” a programme designed to equip the youth and general public across Sub-Saharan Africa with digital skills needed to navigate the digital world. My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy programs including Safe Online with Facebook, Ilizwe…