Google has appointed Nigerian Alex Okosi to head its operations across Africa. In his role as the new leader of Google Africa, Okosi will be responsible for overseeing initiatives aimed at improving internet accessibility and driving economic growth on the continent through the provision of essential digital tools.

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Known as an open RAN advocate, Tareq Amin has stood down as CEO of Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Symphony with immediate effect, for personal reasons. This came as a surprise and unfortunate timing, as the two Rakuten Group subsidiaries have yet to reach their targets.

Read more: Rakuten Symphony Faces Pressure in Challenging Times

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has requested government approval to allow local telecommunications companies to set tariffs in US dollars. This move is a response to ongoing economic challenges and the instability of the Zimbabwean dollar. The aim is to introduce some stability to the national telecoms market for the benefit of both consumers and operators. In August, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe reported a year-on-year inflation rate of 77.2%.

Read more: Zimbabwe Regulator Seeks Stable Prices With US Dollar Tariffs

The Angolan government is set to roll out 50 new free internet access points nationwide by the end of October, according to Marcos Damião, deputy director of the technical area at the National Institute for the Promotion of the Information Society (INFOSI). This ambitious initiative aims to facilitate access to online academic resources for students in underserved areas and promote information exchange.

Read more: Angolan Government Expanding Free Internet Access Nationwide

The Minister of Communication, Posts and Digital Economy in Niger, Sidi Mohamed Rahilou, has suggested combining the state-owned Niger Telecoms with the mobile company Zamani Telecom. This proposal comes after a military takeover in July, which led to the detention of President Mohamed Bazoum and the establishment of a new government. Rahilou mentioned that if the merger happens, the government will have a majority share in the new company.

Read more: Niger Telecoms and Zamani Merger Suggested by Military Council

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has initiated a project titled "Enhancing Service Quality (QoS) in Malawi" aimed at enhancing telecommunications services within the country. This six-month project is being conducted in collaboration with an expert from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Read more: Malawi Launches Project Aimed at Improving Quality of Mobile Services

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