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Grey re-enters Nigeria with Centrespread affiliate

Grey continues its expansion in key African markets with the appointment of Centrespread as its affiliate in Nigeria.

6 Apr 2017

Risks for Africa growth from Brexit and China's economic downturn

The economic deceleration in China and the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union pose risks for Africa's growth says ECA director

5 Apr 2017

Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

Innovate Ventures re-runs successful tech accelerator for Somali startups, to support and invest in the next wave of tech startups in Somaliland and Somalia

1 day ago

Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre

A new Tigo call centre has been launched in Tanzania, complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, to offer Tigo customers dedicated worldclass service

2 days ago

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time

3 days ago

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown

3 days ago

Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O

By Tom Jackson 21 Apr 2017

Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

Uber-style taxi app launched in Somalia

Uber-style on-demand taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi has launched in Somalia, allowing passengers to book taxis from their smartphones for the first time in the country

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis

20 Apr 2017

First team of Amplify storytellers graduate in East Africa

Amplify, a paid fellowship for content creators launched in 2016, has seen its first graduates qualify. Three teams of young storytellers from Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria presented their final projects to a judging panel, comprising Professor Bitange Ndemo, Pamela Sittoni of Nation Media Group, Patricia Obozuwa of GE Africa and Google Kenya's Charles Murito

13 Apr 2017

Somalia journalists targeted with violence

African free expression network AFEX, is concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia

7 Apr 2017

Centres of excellence transform Africa

A world class ecosystem of pan-African transformation through mathematical sciences is launched in Rwanda

7 Apr 2017

Knowledge economy appeals to youth

New educational platforms transfer skills and spurs innovation among young people

By Jacob Kushner 7 Apr 2017

Young women breaking into the male-dominated ICT world

One of Africa's leading tech startups spreads its wings, empowering and teaching young women in Kenya, ICT skills

By Kwamboka Oyaro 5 Apr 2017

Police attack journalists in Uganda

Police attack journalists covering arrest of Ugandan opposition member of parliament

4 Apr 2017

Manufacturing East Africa launches this month

The inaugural Manufacturing East Africa conference will be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya from 19-20 April 2017

3 Apr 2017

Express Wi-Fi hotspots now available in Kenya

Surf and Facebook have officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya, providing fast, affordable public Wi-Fi

31 Mar 2017

Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before

Kenya's consumer confidence has dropped 11 points however this is still a positive result as it is above the 100-point level and is despite the drought situation in the country, which has resulted in rising food prices

Issued by Nielsen 19 Apr 2017

Oracle Digital Day hosted across 25 African countries

Oracle recently hosted what is described as Africa's largest tech event in an aim to further drive digital transformation and encourage the adoption of IaaS solutions

3 Apr 2017

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