The high court in Lesotho has granted Vodacom an interim order preventing the country’s telecommunications regulator from revoking the company’s operating licence and imposing a R134-million fine.
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Lesotho has written to Vodacom Group’s subsidiary in the landlocked Southern African nation, telling it that its “unified licence” to operate has been revoked. Vodacom said it will fight the decision in court.
Lesotho’s government is seeking to regulate online behaviour with a law compelling social media users to obtain an “Internet broadcasting allowance”, as unease about digital platforms grows in some African countries.
In the main, Africa’s universal service agencies have not covered themselves in glory. Although money has been collected from operators, it has largely sat in the bank gathering interest. Even in countries such as Kenya, which have expended large amounts of energy and resources on putting in place broadband