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Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator

Google developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration

By Tom Jackson 25 May 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study

12 May 2017

How BlackRhino is building Kenya's VR industry

Kenyan startup BlackRhino VR is playing a key role in developing the country's virtual reality industry

By Tom Jackson 8 May 2017

Jasco Carrier Solutions rolls out in East Africa

Jasco Carrier Solutions has been introduced into the East African market. This expansion ties in with East Arica's Tier 1 and Tier 2 broadband strategy

6 May 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

26 Apr 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

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

24 Apr 2017

The internationalisation of East African SMEs - report

SMEs in East Africa have seen encouraging growth in recent years, especially in the areas of IT, with ecosystems such as the Silicon Savannah forecast to be worth more than $1bn in the next three years

24 Apr 2017

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

TNM consolidates growth, increases profitability

Telekom Network Malawi's growth and business consolidation has achieved traction with its 2016 performance beating that of 2015 in key respects of profitability, customer growth and cost containment

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 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

Africa's digital workers challenged by ‘Gig Economy'

Oxford Professor Mark Graham spells out the opportunities and challenges for African workers in the new digital world

29 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

1 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

ShowMax partners with Seacom in East Africa

Kenyans can now enjoy faster connections with less buffering as ShowMax partnered with SEACOM, a data service provider and the first company to launch broadband

25 Jan 2017

The transformational power of cloud in Africa

In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients

By Brett Parker 25 Oct 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

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