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Botswana: Mining sector dents show in economic

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Wide budget deficit worries Botswana officials

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Technology threatens banking jobs in Botswana

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Botswana retains internet calling services

Botswana says it will not ban the use of free Internet calling services which is slowly dominating the local market,  Deputy Permanent Secretary (ICT) in the Ministry of Transport and Communications disclosed this week. read more

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Deep shafts bleed copper nickel mine

A Copper and Nickel mine in Diamond rich country, Botswana, Bamangwato Concession Limited (BCL) is staggering under heavy debt of approximately P1 billion (US$100 million), sending shivers that if the entity closes down the small town of Selebe Phikwe will close down and unemployment statistics shoot up, it has come to light this week when Botswana President visited the mine. read more

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Botswana telecommunications company struggles with investor confidence

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) says it is planning to automate its systems and repositioning itself to cater to all customers’communications needs, the company disclosed this week. read more

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mPOS helps payment settlements

Barclays Bank of Botswana launched a mobile paying system this week Tuesday, called mobile Point Of Sale (mPOS) which will see customers process transactions within cell phone network range, to help  businesses and entrepreneurs who don’t have a fixed place of operation. read more

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South Africa: Lobby group fights for low rates

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Samsung GALAXY Note 3, GALAXY Gear enter Egypt market

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the launch of its Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear respectively, the Africa dominant and number one electronics giant revealed this week. read more

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South Africa: Cheaper smart machines threaten people out of jobs

The growing trend of companies engaging in the use of “smart machines” may in the long run replace people in at their workplaces and contribute to high numbers of unemployed people, a reality that is envisaged in the short term, a report by Gartner has disclosed this week. read more

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Egypt: Companies device alternative pay methods for electricity

The North Cairo Electricity Distribution Company and the National Bank of Egypt have inked an agreement this week to allow citizens to pay electricity bills online using visa cards. read more

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Marketing will help project Africa’s digital transformation

Africa is not seating back to wait donor assistance from the developed world but is aggressively making strides to display positive potential the continent can offer in terms of market access, Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission, (NBC) Emeka Mba disclosed this recently. read more

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Flash2Follow solution empowers Nigeria SMEs

Small and Medium Enterprises dealing with Information Technology accessories in Nigeria are beginning to rip the “goodies” packaged within Flash2Follow solution – a platform designed to assist entities boost business performance through market research, web campaigns, brand awareness and conducting polls among others. read more

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ICASA gazettes draft for call rates

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