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AccessKenya on Thursday opens its first retail store in Nairobi, taking the data market war to the doorsteps of mobile phone operators. "This is part of a new move by the company, which has seen it introduce new distribution channels to make its services more accessible, including appointing agents and dealers," AccessKenya said in a statement.

Nigeria’s the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has begun the implementation of the National Production Monitoring System (NPMS) to determine the exact volume of crude oil production and exports. The NPMS would provide an online platform to accurately monitor national crude oil production and exports at land terminal and Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels (FPSOs).

Google has announced a $1.25 million grant to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, housed at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The grant will aid the preservation and digitisation of thousands of archival documents, photographs, audio recordings and film clips from Mandela's life.

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) has been missing in the South African broadband landscape, but according to a new media report this may soon become a reality for local consumers.
According to TechCentral, i3 Africa plans to build a high-speed fibre network connecting 2.5 million homes within the next four to five years.The network will be built in six SA cities — Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Pretoria — and will offer minimum connection speeds of between 100Mbps and 1Gbps. Durban will be the first city to receive these services.