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Zambian Government Introduces Internet Calls Tax, Hopes to Raise $22m Annually…The Zambian government has introduced taxation on internet phone calls, which is expected to raise $22 million annually. The cabinet approved a 30ngwee (0.3 kwacha; $0.03) daily tariff charged on online phone calls.
While in Uganda, bloggers and other online content producers have been mandated by the Uganda Communications Commission to not only register but also pay an annual fee of $20. However, it is unclear if those who blog on Facebook, Twitter and other free blogging platforms will be affected by this new development.
In case you missed it, a little while ago, the country also imposed a 200 shilling ($0.0531) per day levy on people using social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, and Twitter.
In recent times, Drone technology is making waves in Africa, as drones being used to deliver life-saving supplies and serve as eyes in the sky. Now, Moroccan start-up ATLAN Space is developing smart drones that can identify and report environmental crimes like illegal fishing, poaching or mining.
The drones are equipped with artificial intelligence to operate autonomously with the ability to identify illegal activities and transmit information to authorities in real-time.
The African automobile industry is intensifying its craft in vehicle manufacturing, giving the Germans, Japanese, Britain, American and Chinese manufacturers some serious competition in the local markets across Africa.
From Mobius in Kenya to Kantanka in Ghana and Wallyscar in Tunisia and from all across the continent; Here’s a definitive list of the cars manufactured in Africa by Africans for the African Market.
Finally, we have news from Publiseer. The digital publishing company has been accepted into the Venture Incubation Programme Winter School 2018.
The Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) is designed to provide a supportive ecosystem to help African startups build viable and scalable innovation-driven companies.
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