Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, has announced that the Nigerian federal government has exempted the telecommunications sector from paying a 5% excise duty, which it had planned to introduce on telecom services, following the recommendations of a committee set up to review its applicability.

Read more: Nigerian Government Waves Goodbye to 5% Tax on Telecom Services

Nigerian telecom subscribers will soon be able to access the USSD service portals of the various telecom operators using the same short codes. The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) announced that telecom companies have begun implementing the short code harmonization process in accordance with Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) guidelines.

Read more: Nigerian Telecom Companies to Standardize Short USSD Codes

Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, along with a group of accompanying ministers, visited several projects in the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal and Ain Sokhna Port and inspected the Benya factory for fiber optic cables, established in partnership with the Arab Organization for Industrialization.

Read more: Eng. Ahmed Mekky, Confirms That “Benya Factory” Has the Capacity to Produce Optical Fiber Cables

Kenya has asked the World Bank for $600 million in digital superhighway funding. The project includes the deployment of more than 100,000 kilometers of fiber optic cable across Kenya and the creation of 25,000 public Wi-Fi access points, as well as digital villages and studios in each of the country's 1,450 districts. It also provides for the digitization of 5,000 government services by mid-2023.

Read more: Kenya Seeks World Bank Aid for Digital Highway Project

Nigeria is at an inflection point — one where it needs to adopt enabling technologies at scale to support high growth in the telecommunications and digital sectors. Using the right technology as a catalyst, these sectors can support financial inclusion and widespread economic growth.

Read more: Enhancing Inclusive Growth in Nigeria's ICT Sector Through Biometrics

Yellow Card announces the launch of an additional five coins to the app. With the additional coins, Yellow Card now provides a wider range of cryptocurrencies for their customers. Allowing customers to view and trade a variety of digital assets, including Bitcoin, Tether (USDT), Ethereum (ETH), USD Coin (USDC) and many more.

Read more: Yellow Card App Introduces Additional Digital Assets

Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies Group, has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with DPA Southern Africa Pty Ltd (DPA SA), a joint company of Distributed Power Africa and the French utility company, EDF. DPA SA will supply 12MW of renewable solar energy for Africa Data Centres facilities in South Africa.

Read more: Africa Data Centres Collaborates with DPA for SDG Achievement 

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has announced a distribution agreement with TechAccess, a leading information technology company based in South Africa, to allow TechAccess to distribute Vertiv’s integrated rack solutions portfolio designed for the enterprise sector and to support critical infrastructure systems.

Read more: Vertiv to Boost Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions

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