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African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference
African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world

1 day ago

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%
Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market

2 days ago

ICASA, Mozambique collaborate on broadcast services
ICASA, Mozambique collaborate on broadcast services

ICASA signs a technical agreement with the communications regulator of Mozambique to collaborate on telecommunications and broadcasting services

2 days ago

Ethiopia. © Maurizio Giovanni Bersanelli via
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 2 days ago

Alon Lits
Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria

By Jaco Maritz 2 days ago

Nominations open for SA's most inspiring women in tech
Nominations open for SA's most inspiring women in tech

The Kingdom of the Netherlands launched Inspiring Fifty South Africa with an open call for nominations for “Inspiring South African Women” in technology and innovation

3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

Somalia. © fotovlad via
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 3 days ago

African governments that shut down the internet could lose it
African governments that shut down the internet could lose it

In an unprecedented policy suggestion, some members of the AFRINIC community have proposed denying internet to African governments that shut it down in their respective countries

By John Walubengo 19 Apr 2017

Namibia
New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia

18 Apr 2017

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Top African cities for Fortune 500 business HQ

Casablanca and Nairobi rank as leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters in Africa

18 Apr 2017

Marije Gould, Verint VP of marketing EMEA.
Customers still like personal interaction in a digital world

A new study from Verint and Opinium Research reveals that customer experience (CX) is considerably more nuanced than many businesses realise and they should focus on both traditional and digital interactions

17 Apr 2017

Africa faces need to improve enterprise infrastructure
Africa faces need to improve enterprise infrastructure

At this year's WAN Summit in New York City, Michele McCann, business development manager at Teraco stated that the amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure

12 Apr 2017

Werner Vogels
How to adopt a digital innovation mindset

Companies that understand that fast-paced innovation is the key to long-term growth can take on even the largest enterprises who are slow to adapt to the fast-moving digital reality

By Werner Vogels 5 Apr 2017

Tim Genders (South Africa) presenting Afri-Fi: Free Public Wi-Fi.
Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge winners

With its Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, Mozilla called for creative and scalable ideas to provide affordable access to the open internet. The winning teams were from India, South Africa, and Brazil

5 Apr 2017

Adriana Marais © Kat Grudko
New head of innovation at SAP Africa

Software company, SAP Africa, has appointed Dr Adriana Marais as head of innovation. Marais will lead the IoT Lab, the Co-Innovation Lab initiatives, as well as other innovation streams for SAP

4 Apr 2017

How design thinking aids digital transformation
How design thinking aids digital transformation

How design thinking can assist business leaders in making the right decisions about digital transformation

By Brett Parker 4 Apr 2017

ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates
ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given dotAfrica the green light to move forward with its launch plan

4 Apr 2017

Companies that inspire in Africa are highlighted
Companies that inspire in Africa are highlighted

The London Stock Exchange Group's inaugural ‘Companies to Inspire Africa' report launches, showing high growth companies in Africa

4 Apr 2017

Toby Shapshak, one of the speakers at the Oracle Digital Day.
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

MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine
MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine

LAGOS, Nigeria: South African telecoms giant MTN has paid nearly $100m of a $1.7bn fine for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards in Nigeria

3 Apr 2017

Africa's ‘space race' for satellite connectivity
Africa's ‘space race' for satellite connectivity

Satellite services in Africa are making a comeback as Africa enters a new ‘space race' for satellite connectivity across the continent

3 Apr 2017

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Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts

31 Mar 2017

Professor Mark Graham, 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal. Credit: UNI Africa.
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

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Kenya leads smart city charge in Africa

While many see Africa as lagging in harnessing the benefits of smart city development, Kenya is leading the charge

28 Mar 2017

Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz
Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz

Mara Social Media has acquired the global instant messaging and communications platform Nimbuzz

28 Mar 2017

Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017
Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017

The priority for the telecoms industry in Africa should be to accelerate deployment of true broadband services so that African users can benefit from the full power of the internet

27 Mar 2017

AI technology advances African healthcare
AI technology advances African healthcare

African hospitals adopt artificial intelligence systems to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

27 Mar 2017

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