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SA leads way with 11 startups among DEMO Africa finalists

DEMO Africa, which began life in Nairobi, Kenya and has taken place in Lagos, Nigeria for the last two years, will take place in Johannesburg...

By Tom Jackson 20 Jul 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

10 fintech innovators conclude first Africa Barclays Accelerator

After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 10 companies have showcased their innovative fintech...

1 Jul 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

African tech hubs looking for sustainable models - Google

Tech hubs in Africa are increasingly looking for diversified and sustainable models, echoing similar efforts by hubs in the US and Europe, according to Google...

By Gabriella Mulligan 24 Mar 2016

Mobile money provides greater access to banking services in sub-Saharan Africa

Still barriers to entry for sub-Saharan mobile money services...

7 Mar 2016

Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

Huawei cultivates ICT talents across Africa

It looks as though African students are set to benefit as Huawei announced at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 that over the next five years 1,000 students across the continent...

29 Jan 2016

Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth

NEWSWATCH: A partnership between Safaricom and Uganda's leading operator MTN means M-PESA users can now send money to the country...

30 Dec 2015

Why it's worthwile to invest in Electronic Prepaid Distribution

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are feeling distribution margin squeeze because of the economic slowdown and they are challenged to maintain profitability...

By Philip Stander 3 Nov 2015

Company connections

Six years after its launch, undersea telecommunications cable provider Seacom is diversifying into the services market and aims to...

19 Oct 2015

Plenty to Smile about over super-fast inroads into African markets

Smile Telecoms is making inroads in Africa with the deployment of its super-fast long-term evolution (LTE) or 4G wireless network while it awaits clarity...

15 Sep 2015

Application for #GIC2016 now open

Making All Voices Count has launched its third annual Global Innovation Competition (GIC 2016). Anyone with a great idea for a project that uses technology...

14 Sep 2015

3G Direct Pay certified PCI compliant

Pan-African premier solution for online and mobile payments, 3G Direct Pay Limited, has been certified as compliant with the security standards of the Global Payment Card Industry...

13 Jul 2015

MOBOfree launches first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

Leading African social marketplace, MOBOfree, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

1 Jul 2015

Egypt plans smart village in Uganda

Egypt plans to build a smart village in Uganda, which will attract a number of investments, from IT to hospitality...

By Zurah Nakabugo 29 Jun 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

Garmin calls for buyers in East Africa

The Africa team for Garmin sub-Saharan Africa will be hosting meetings in Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania from the 8-15 July 2014 to meet with buyers, potential resellers and business partners.

26 Jun 2014

Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014

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