News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1046 on 19 February 2021

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Gambia suffers spate of outages on ACE cable – back-up through Senegal costs “an arm-and-a-leg”

19 February 2021

Despite the transition to a democratic Government in 2017, the country has not really got to grips with the kinds of reforms that would help the communications sector grow. Russell Southwood spoke to industry sources in the country about the things that have not really happened. The country’s most immediate problem is that its connection to the ACE international cable has been cut twice in four weeks:”There have been a lot of outages. There is an area (where the cable comes in) that is supposed to be a protected zone. But the Government is weak and allows fishing boats to…