In brief

1 July 2017

Internet

Internet services in Congo-Brazzaville have now been restored, following a two-week disruption to the WACS system caused by a fishing vessel 12km from Pointe-Noire in mid-June, AfricaNews writes. During the system repair, services were offered using VSAT links connected via a cable from Kinshasa in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Three East African Community (EAC) member countries – Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania – have agreed to speed up interconnectivity between their respective National Fibre Networks. Mr Bagiire Vincent Waiswa, Permanent Secretary of Uganda’s Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, told the Daily News that negotiations between the sector ministries are currently being finalised to ensure that the interconnection was completed within the set timeframe: ‘In some cases, road networks had already been connected. What now remains is interconnection of ICT between the three countries. We are looking forward that the exercise will be completed soon. These are the final steps.’