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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN's Laurie Segall interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. The interview took place of Facebook's Community Summit in Chicago where the company announced a new mission statement: “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.”

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Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s head of platform partnerships for the Middle East and Africa.
Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge winners announced

CAIRO, Egypt: The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched 15 February 2017 in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognise and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Facebook Messenger.

2 days ago

10 benefits of using drones for business
10 benefits of using drones for business

With analysts putting the global market opportunities around drones at anywhere between $11bn and $13bn by 2020, organisations across all verticals stand to gain by harnessing the new capabilities unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) deliver.

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Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round
Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique later this year.

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Three African startups win development prize
Three African startups win development prize

Uganda's BarefootLaw, Ghana's Farmerline and Kenya's Kytabu have been named winners of the King Baudouin African Development Prize, taking home €75,000 (US$84,000) each in prize money and access to a wide network of stakeholders who will support them as they grow.

By Tom Jackson 21 Jun 2017

Internet development in West Africa
Internet development in West Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria: MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service.

21 Jun 2017

The power of personalisation in customer service
The power of personalisation in customer service

Recently I came across a radio interview with a “personal branding specialist”. Addressing the listeners, the guest spoke of the importance of clearly defining “who you are", “what you stand for” and “what makes you stand out” on social media in order to attract commercial sponsors with “like-minded” values and interests.

By Wynand Smit 20 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country, for instance, Morocco, with its 3.4 million 4G subscribers, accounts for 14% of total 4G subscribers in Africa.

20 Jun 2017

Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa
Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa

Wi-Fi is so alive and kicking, it has its own dedicated day. Today, 20 June 2017 marks the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day - a day celebrated around the globe to recognise the significant role Wi-Fi has played in getting the world connected through its cities and communities.

By Riaan Graham 20 Jun 2017

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins
Search for best Ghanaian startups begins

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, on 22 June 2017 as part of its global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon.

20 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017
10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

ACCRA, Ghana - Innovators from nine African countries have been shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors, as part of The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa.

19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments. Flexpay provides a secure system that manages the purchase process.

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology
Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple views autonomous driving systems as a "core technology" for the future, chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview recently.

18 Jun 2017