A $273 million contract for Zambia’s digital television migration project is reigniting the controversy over how big-ticket projects are awarded in Africa.
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The World Bank has agreed to fund the construction of a $43 million fiber-optic cable project that will connect Kenya with South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation.
Tanzania enacts cybercrime law
Three years after Zambia repossessed incumbent operator Zamtel from Libya’s LapGreen Networks, the Zambian government has started hunting for an international operator to invest in the company.
Admission by Alcatel-Lucent of improper payments to obtain telecom contracts in six African countries has shown that corruption in the region’s telecom sector is still rife despite targeted efforts to punish companies and government officials involved in the practice.
South Africa, Africa's second largest telecommunications market, has become the latest country on the continent to deal with corruption charges regarding technology contracts, moving to cancel deals valued at more than US$552 million.