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- iBurst South Africa has passed the 40,000 subscriber mark, cementing SA's position as the world's biggest market for iBurst wireless broadband.

- The Ethiopian Population Census Commission will purchase satellite imagery equipment worth four million pounds 69 million Br, which will be financed by a donation from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The satellite equipment will be used for the Somali Regional State population census as part of the upcoming national census.

- Kenya and the World Bank signed here a $85 million loan agreement to finance the country's two Internet broadband connectivity projects that are expected to lower the cost of communication and internet services in the country.

- Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, Abu Dhabi government's strategic investment and development vehicle, has announced today that it has selected a consortium of EADS Astrium, Thales and Alenia Space as the preferred bidder to build a AED 5 billion plus dual satellite communications system to cover the Middle East, Africa, Southern Europe and South East Asia.