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Zimbabwe’s Econet suspends internet services on government order

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s largest mobile operator, said on Wednesday its internet services had been cut off following an order from the government amid deadly protests in the country.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Uneasy calm in Zimbabwe amid stay-at-home fuel price protest

An uneasy calm returned to Zimbabwe's main cities but businesses and schools remained closed and mobile networks enforced a government internet shutdown on the final day of a national strike triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices.
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Jimmy Carter urges DR Congo vote to reflect people’s will

Former US President Jimmy Carter is urging Democratic Republic of Congo's election commission to ensure that presidential election results "reflect the will of the Congolese people" as concerns grow about possible unrest.

NCC donates 110 laptops to Kaduna school

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on Monday donated 110 units of laptops to the Federal School of Statistics in Manchok, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Activities resume at US Embassy in Abuja

Activities picked up on Friday at the US Embassy in Abuja as it resumed consular activities.

Nigerian traders flee Anglophone Cameroon

The conflict has also been marked by the disruption of essential utility services, especially the supply of electricity and network interruptions to telecommunication services. Internet services were cut off for 136 days between October 2017 and February this year

MTN to launch mobile service in Namibia

Africa’s biggest mobile telecoms firm, MTN Group, is aiming to launch a mobile service in Namibia, an executive of the company told Reuters.

Ethiopia opens telecoms sector to limited competition

Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has agreed to allow some local firms to provide internet services through its infrastructure, a move seen as spurring competition and expanding the data market, officials said.

Unexplained internet blackout in Ethiopia’s Oromia region

Internet services have been cut off in much of Ethiopia’s largest regional state, Oromia, the region’s television network reported on Tuesday.

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Lagos taskforce suspends paramilitary officer for corruption

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