The Undersea Cable and all the drama happening there
The licensing of a 'Unified' license operator to be done within 7 or so months
A second LLO, popotewireless launching services..
The list is rather long, but I think the way to go for Africa communication wise is 3G..
Sooner or later, the cost of deployment of a 3G network will fall as more and more vendors attempt to get a piece of the african cake..
Mobile phone operators have achieved much more penetration than expected, and thus are capable of delivering mobile internet to a much larger population.
However the cost of acquiring a 3G capable handset would keep out a considerable amount of users. So it's still an expensive proposition to increase internet penetration in Africa.
But I am eagerly waiting for 3G services in Kenya, which I suspect we shall see within the next 1-2 years.