MTN Admits Network Downtime, Rules Out Sabotage Over Xenophobic Attacks

[This Day] MTN subscribers in the last two days have complained of the difficulty of getting through to the MTN network via data and voice connectivity, making it extremely difficult to either make calls or get fast data connections.

[This Day] MTN subscribers in the last two days have complained of the difficulty of getting through to the MTN network via data and voice connectivity, making it extremely difficult to either make calls or get fast data connections.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Poor Revenue Performance of 2016 Budget Condemned

[Vanguard] The Senate, yesterday, berated the poor performance of independent revenue generation in the 2016 budget, which caused receipt of only N393 billion, against the projected sum of N1.506 trillion.

[Vanguard] The Senate, yesterday, berated the poor performance of independent revenue generation in the 2016 budget, which caused receipt of only N393 billion, against the projected sum of N1.506 trillion.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Xenophobia – How Reprisal Attacks, Infrastructure Vandalisation Affect Nigeria’s $38 Billion Telecoms Market

[Vanguard] In the last two decades, telecommunication has grown in leaps and now forms the super structure of modern lifestyle, social and economic practices. Virtually all the financial transactions, mobile money and mobile banking are made possible b…

[Vanguard] In the last two decades, telecommunication has grown in leaps and now forms the super structure of modern lifestyle, social and economic practices. Virtually all the financial transactions, mobile money and mobile banking are made possible by the infrastructure and platforms provided by the telecom industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

New Complaints Against Harmful Gold, Oil Exploration in Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] South Kordofan / East Darfur -Residents in Kordofan and Darfur states have filed new complaints against the use of mercury, cyanide and other harmful substances in areas of gold and oil exploration.

[Radio Dabanga] South Kordofan / East Darfur -Residents in Kordofan and Darfur states have filed new complaints against the use of mercury, cyanide and other harmful substances in areas of gold and oil exploration.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Man Found Having Sex in Night Club, Fractures Leg After Beating

[New Zimbabwe] A HWANGE night club supervisor has been jailed 15 months for beating with a shovel and fracturing the knee of a patron who was caught having sex with an employee on the premises’ canteen.

[New Zimbabwe] A HWANGE night club supervisor has been jailed 15 months for beating with a shovel and fracturing the knee of a patron who was caught having sex with an employee on the premises' canteen.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

EALA – Chaos As NRM Stamps Its Authority

[Observer] After day-long campaigns, hours of voting and tallying, which ended after 9.30pm last night, all six NRM candidates comfortably won seats in the election of Uganda’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala). The campai…

[Observer] After day-long campaigns, hours of voting and tallying, which ended after 9.30pm last night, all six NRM candidates comfortably won seats in the election of Uganda's representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala). The campaigns, however, were tainted by chaos.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda