Stories by Gideon F. For-Mukwai

Vendors join wireless forces to fight car theft

In an attempt to fight soaring numbers of car hijack cases in Zimbabwe, Econet Wireless Ltd., a service provider based in Harare, is joining forces with a local IT company to create a wireless device that will frustrate would-be criminals.

Alliance Aims to Boost African E-Commerce

One of Africa's leading multinational banks and an ISP (Internet service provider) have signed an agreement to join forces and industry experience to further electronic commerce in Africa.

New ISP Launches in Cameroon


GABORONE, BOTSWANA (09/15/2000) - Cyberix has launched as a new ISP (Internet service provider) in Cameroon, with the aim of promoting electronic-commerce in central Africa.

Cameroon Net Users Surge

In scarcely three years, Cameroon has out paced its African neighbors in telecommunications and IT, going from having one ISP (Internet service provider) to having seven, with tremendous growth in urban Internet users, direct foreign investors and mobile telephony. At the same time, several local software development firms have launched.

Computers Boost Cameroon Civil Service Census

DOUALA, CAMEROON (08/16/2000) - Editor's Note: Gideon F. For-Mukwai has been in
Cameroon for more than two weeks reporting on changes occurring there as a
result of telecommunications liberalization and increased use of information
technology. This story and "Telecom Liberalization Spurs Growth in Cameroon,"
"Spectrum Management Tops List of Concerns" and "Cameroon Telecom Regulators
Face Challenges" offer a snapshot of what is happening in the west African
nation.

Spectrum Management Tops List of Concerns

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON (08/16/2000) - Editor's Note: Gideon F. For-Mukwai has been
in Cameroon for more than two weeks reporting on changes occurring there as a
result of telecommunications liberalization and increased use of information
technology. This story and "Telecom Liberalization Spurs Growth in Cameroon,"
"Computers Boost Cameroon Civil Service Census" and "Cameroon Telecom
Regulators Face Challenges" offer a snapshot of what is happening in the west
African nation.

Cameroon Telecom Regulators Face Challenges

DOUALA, CAMEROON (08/16/2000) - Editor's Note: Gideon F. For-Mukwai has been in
Cameroon for more than two weeks reporting on changes occurring there as a
result of telecommunications liberalization and increased use of information
technology. This story and "Telecom Liberalization Spurs Growth in Cameroon,"
"Spectrum Management Tops List of Concerns" and "Computers Boost Cameroon Civil
Service Census" offer a snapshot of what is happening in the west African
nation.

Telecom Liberalization Spurs Growth in Cameroon

Another ISP (Internet service provider) has joined the ever-expanding Internet sector in Cameroon, where telecommunications liberalization is spurring growth across other market sectors.

Ghana Wants to Be Region's Silicon Valley

GABORONE, BOTSWANA (07/21/2000) - Quick to embrace new technologies and to
commit to IT, Ghana could become West Africa's version of California's Silicon
Valley.

Liberalization Spurs Ghana Telecom Growh

GABORONE, BOTSWANA (07/21/2000) - Telecommunications in Ghana is growing
rapidly, spurred by liberalization and the injection of new capital that have
created a new, competitive atmosphere, according to Ricky Kasise, a Ghanian
communications consultant.

Didata Boosts Africa Presence

Dimension Data (Didata) first decided to capture a share of the global networking software market before returning to its own backyard, but the South African networking giant has now turned its attention back to Africa.

Online Publishing Set to Flourish in Botswana

Not long ago, Botswanans had to drive kilometers to buy newspapers, driving from residential estate or offices to distant news kiosks. But today most readers no longer have to leave their homes or offices because they can access news through any number of local newspapers now publishing online.

African Telecom Union Takes On New Challenges

What was considered an inefficient Pan African Telecommunications Union (PATU) has been restructured and renamed to face increasing challenges from the rapidly transforming African telecommunications scene. The organization is now called the Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU).

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