Posts Tagged ‘tanzania’
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Following the huge success of its Africa Magic channel, MNET has since launched variants of the channel. Africa Magic Swahili is the latest of them all. It will showcase Swahili film-making and storytelling for Swahili speaking audiences in East Africa. The content will be in Kiswahili language, with subtitles in English language. The channel will feature movies, series and music. According to Wikipedia: Swahili (known in Swahili itself as ...  [Read more]

DStv Mobile on your laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod
Monday, May 30th, 2011

DStv is offering a major boost to residents of Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya who might be interested in their DStv Mobile service. Before now, the DStv Mobile had been restricted to a few mobile phones - these phones have in-built circuitry that enable them to receive and decode DVB-H signals. DStv is now offering a new device called Drifta, that should increase patronage for DStv Mobile. The DStv Drifta is essentially an adapter. It ...  [Read more]

Vodacom's The Grid goes global
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

The Grid, Vodacom's mobile social network, has gone global.  Following successful launches last year in Nigeria and Tanzania, as of today people worldwide can access this unique service offering mobile chat and content sharing features. Up to now the two million existing members of  The Grid  “in South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania - were only able to chat and share content with other Grid members from their own country. Members could ...  [Read more]

Zain launches award winning mobile commerce service 'Zap' in Ghana
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

- Ghanaians To Pay For Goods And Services Via Mobile Phones -  Zap Eco-system to enrich lives offering customers more flexibility and security in a multitude of transactions 24 hours a day Tuesday 16 March, Accra – ‘Zap’, Zain’s award winning mobile commerce service that allows customers to use their mobile phones like a mobile wallet to pay for goods and services and conduct banking services regardless of the type of handset they ...  [Read more]

Sighting Mount Kilimanjaro
Monday, February 8th, 2010

We were cruising at an altitude of about  34,000 feet from the coastal town of Mombasa headed for Nairobi when the voice of the Kenya Airways pilot broke into the quietness of the flight. I took it to be another routine announcement but it  turned out to be different: '...for those seated on the left side of the plane, if you look out through the window, you would see Mount Kilimanjaro...' "Kili-what? Did he say left side of the plane?" I ...  [Read more]

Big Brother Africa 4 (2009): The Revolution. Housemates. Forum.
Saturday, September 5th, 2009

MNET's Big Brother Africa 4 reality show starts 5th September 2009 with very high expectations due to the hype from MNET. The show would last for 91 days. From Wikipedia: As with all Big Brother series, Big Brother Africa: The Revolution will include surprises and unexpected innovations. However there are several main differences in the series. In addition to a completely redesigned eye logo and new host Ikponmwosa "I.K." Osakioduwa, the ...  [Read more]

Mobile Web usage in Africa grows nearly 170%
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Opera Software ASA has again released its latest State of the Mobile Web report. The report provides information on the top global trends affecting the mobile Web. In addition to the top global trends and country snapshots, the report highlights trends in Africa and aggregate operator data for the top 10 countries. On a global scale, Opera Mini usage in Nigeria continues to surge, pushing past Poland and taking the #9 spot. The top 12 ...  [Read more]

Global aspirations: Zain rebrands Celtel Africa operations
Friday, August 1st, 2008

1 August 2008 - Nairobi, Kenya - Zain Group, the leading telecommunications mobile operator servicing over 50 million customers in 22 countries across the Middle East and Africa, today announced it has re-branded its entire African operations from Celtel to Zain ( The move coincides with the linking of the world’s first borderless mobile service ‘One Network’ across two continents. 14 country operations across Africa will ...  [Read more]

Zain half-year 2008 results, surpasses 50m customers milestone
Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Zain, the leading mobile telecommunication operator in the Middle East and Africa present in 22 countries, announces today its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2008. The results showed significant growth in revenues with customer numbers exceeding 50 million. H1-2008 Key Performance Indicators Total Managed Active Customers 50.74 million Consolidated Revenues US$ 3.488 billion EBITDA US$ 1.305 billion Net ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

No one hates foreigners like South Africans do. South Africa is said to be officially the most xenophobic nation in the world. So much for being xenophobic and all that but why go to the criminal extent of murdering about 50 immigrants? South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki was reported to have described the saga as "disgraceful" but I say it is far more than disgraceful. It is outrightly criminal and those behind the attacks must be prosecuted ...  [Read more]