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Civil construction wipes out internet connectivity across Africa

Submarine cable operator Seacom has today announced that civil construction activity in Egypt was the cause of widespread outages which left large parts of Africa without internet connectivity yesterday. According to the firm, its Northern Trans-Egypt cable was damaged between Cairo and Alexandria, and the Southern Trans-Egypt route was also disrupted outside of Cairo. The… Read More

Fire destroys power room at Ghana data centre

Data centre operations were brought down yesterday afternoon at the Surfline Data Centre in Tema, Ghana following a fire outbreak, reportedly caused by a major power outage. According to Surfline, the fire completely destroyed the power room at the data centre leading to disrupted services for its 4G LTE network users. The fire is thought… Read More

Will a free internet do more for Africa than free trade? Interview with Calestous Juma

For a western consumer, a broadband connection has become something we take for granted. As a technology professional, when did you last sit down and think about the educational benefits of the internet? Earlier this week I interviewed Calestous Juma. He is currently Professor of the Practice of International Development, at the Harvard Kennedy School,… Read More