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Analysis: Rethinking Satellite Procurement Contracts in Africa

More than ever, African countries are establishing satellite programmes with the ultimate goal of owning and operating space-segment systems and ground infrastructure that drive...

Who Manufactured Africa’s 41 Satellites?

As of June 2020, 11 African countries: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morrocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan, have launched a total...

Understanding China’s Expansive Interest In Africa’s Space Sector

In December 2004, the Nigerian government contracted the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for the turnkey and in-orbit delivery of the Nigerian Communications...

Alcomsat-1 Communications Satellite Clocks Two Years In Orbit

Algeria's first communications satellite, AlComSat-1, clocks two years in orbit since its launch on 11 December 2017, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC), aboard...

Delegation Of China Great Wall Industry Corporation Visits Angola Space Agency

A delegation from China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) yesterday visited the premises of the Department of Space Sciences and Applied Research (DCEPA) of...

Annexing Africa’s Space Sector, Who Has Signed The Most Deals On...

National governments, universities and the private sector in Africa spent over USD 3 billion towards the launch of 33 satellites from 1998 to April...

NIGCOMSAT inaugurates NextTv, a new satellite Direct-to-Home platform

The Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT) yesterday inaugurated NextTv, a new satellite Direct-to-Home platform. The platform is a joint venture partnership between Nigus International, a...