Category Archives: News AFRICA

Djibouti Telecom and wingu.africa to host future fiber optic submarine cables

On October 14, the incumbent telecommunications operator, Djibouti Telecom, announced the start of construction work on a new fiber-optic submarine cable landing station in Djibouti City. The building is touted as a neutral digital port that will provide open access cable landing service to submarine cable operators for a neutral, safe and secure landing. According [...]

Netflix & UNESCO launched short film competition across Sub-Saharan Africa

Netflix and UNESCO have partnered to launch short film competition African Folktales, Reimagined across Sub-Saharan Africa. Winners will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and given a $75 000 production budget to create short films that will premiere on the streaming service in Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African folktales”. The competition [...]

Netflix to introduce 32 new Palestinian films

Netflix will launch a collection of 32 films either helmed by Palestinian filmmakers or about Palestinian stories, under the category Palestinian Stories on October 14. The collection is a tribute to the creativity and passion of the Arab film industry as Netflix continues to invest in stories from the Arab world. Basil Khalils 2015 Oscar-nominated [...]

Vodacom launched its new super app ‘VodaPay’

Vodacom Financial and Digital Services, announced that the much-anticipated VodaPay super app is now live and can be accessed in the Google and Apple app stores. Available to customers on any mobile network, VodaPay delivers a digital shopping, lifestyle and financial platform for both consumers and businesses. It is backed by Alipay technology that powers [...]