MTN Cameroon launches cross-industry API

23 February 2024

MTN Cameroon has officially launched Chenosis, a pan-African platform with a cross-industry API (Application Programming Interface) marketplace that allows developers, entrepreneurs, and enterprises to integrate into an expanding library of open APIs.

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Keeping it cool within the edge data centre

22 February 2024

Jonathan Duncan, technical director, Africa at Vertiv

Jonathan Duncan, technical director, Africa at Vertiv

Digital transformation means organisations are becoming increasingly reliant on information technology to run almost every aspect of their business. The creation of more data – which needs to be processed and stored - brings with it the corresponding need for more compute power and more data centres. In many cases, these are not large, purpose-built data centres, but rather close-proximity, smaller edge facilities that share space in the same building as the rest of the business. This, in turn, can create unique challenges with regards to securing the environment and cooling the IT loads.

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Airtel Africa announces new 7MW DC for Nairobi

20 February 2024

Airtel Africa plans to build a 7MW data centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Construction will begin shortly after that of the data centre the company plans to build in Lagos, Nigeria. Commissioning of the infrastructure is planned for mid-2026.

In December 2023, Airtel Africa launched the activities of its data centre subsidiary called Nxtra by Airtel (Nxtra). 

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Sudan turns off national connectivity

15 February 2024

Networks in Sudan were reportedly switched off by government troops, engulfing the nation in a communications blackout, as the country continues to suffer under a civil war started 10 months ago.

Reuters reported that the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) began shutting down networks on 5 February and completed the blackout on 7 February.

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