Mobile phone

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 11th, 2014
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HOUSTON — A young girl named Jada never thought twice about accepting what seemed like a harmless impromptu invite to the home of a friend of a friend last month. “Just kids hanging out,” said Jada. “I just got swooped into it.” But what happened inside the home became a nightmare for the 16-ye...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Aug 25th, 2013
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A few days ago the Addis Ababa city administration launched a swift attack on street vendors, (a questionable sense of urgency as the vendors have stayed for so long swarming the streets), to wipe them out as the city claims to restore order and maintain a formal business environment. As a result, so...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2013
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By Munonyedi Val When I was just growing up in the 80’s, can’t remember precisely the age then, there was this policeman who was very fond of me and always refer to me as his friend. I am sure the age difference between us then would be nothing less than 15, but he will never […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 15th, 2013
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Two maids who stole their employer’s mobile phone and made over Dh2,000 worth of calls from it, while she was ill in hospital, have been referred by the Dubai Public Prosecution to the criminal court on the charges of theft and illegally using Etisalat services. Allegedly, the duo also transferred cr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 12th, 2013
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Without much deviation from its draft state, the long awaited directive that will allow banks and Micro Financial Institutions (MFI) to provide transaction-based mobile and agent banking services was issued, on January 1, 2013. Now clients of banks and MFI’s, offering mobile banking services, w...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jul 11th, 2012
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International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has confirmed that allegations former South African ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Saloojee, received payments from cellphone giant MTN are being investigated. That is an apparent reversal of an earlier position which was that if anyone had evidence ...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jun 11th, 2012
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By Nick Clayton The story of the rapid growth in cellphone use throughout Africa is becoming well known across the world. The assumption, however, is that for the foreseeable future the development will be focused almost entirely on relatively low-powered “dumb phones” and “feature phones”. But, ther...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
May 24th, 2012
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In our series of viewpoints from African journalists, writer Sola Odunfa considers the difficulty of making a phone call in Nigeria. If you must make a call to anybody’s mobile phone in Nigeria, you need to be understanding and patient – it can be a very frustrating and annoying experienc...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
May 4th, 2012
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Nigeria’s telecommmunications authorities Thursday threatened to impose sanctions on an affiliate of South Africa’s giant mobile phone service provider MTN over alleged poor service to subscribers. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) issued the warning to MTN Nigeria Communicatio...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 2nd, 2012
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By A. Hawes A viral video of a girl being assaulted is shocking, but activists say that attacks are an epidemic. South African media reported the horrifying details of the viral video that has shocked the world: a 17-year-old, mentally disabled girl being raped by seven men in a Johannesburg township...