Thaicom and Intersat partner to offer managed satellite services in Africa

Navstar 2FThe companies recently signed a multi-year deal for capacity on the THAICOM 6/AFRICOM 1 satellite

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Nigeria's satellites concern digital rights group

GIOVE BAn ICT advocacy group, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), has called upon the Nigerian government to release details on planned satellites which have been reported by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to have "eavesdropping capabilities" 

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Satellite pest risk service to help African farmers

1246013 LGPTThe CABI-led Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE) project has been awarded GBP£6.38mn (US$8.01mn) in funding over five years by the UK Space Agency to reduce crop losses caused by pests in six sub-Saharan African countries, and improve farmer livelihoods

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Ethiopia reveals plans to launch carrier rocket

rocket communications africaThe Ministry of Science and Technology announced Ethiopia is constructing a medium sized satellite launching rocket that will be in its final stages of completion within the next three years

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New retail satellite service from iWayAfrica

satellite mnchilemom flickrPan-African telecommunication provider, iWayAfrica, a division of Gondwana International Networks, has rolled out Jola, a Pan-African Ku-Band managed retail satellite service into sub-Saharan Africa

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