Mobile and Telecoms

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MTN dominates mobile phone usage in Nigeria

November 28, 2014

A survey of the telecommunication sector has revealed that a higher proportion of Nigerians use two phone lines, with 76 percent having MTN as their main line....

Cloud Computing


Should SMEs turn to the cloud to avoid data loss?

November 28, 2014

Cloud-based and hosted services are showing excellent growth in South Africa with small businesses and startups leading the move. IDC has predicted that the...

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    7 tips for selling to the CIO

    November 10, 2014 • Events, Lists

    Let’s face it, selling to the modern day CIO is not an easy task. These industry executives essentially live busy lives. They are busy 24/7, and are bombarded with technical sales calls day in and day day out; however, there are ways and means to successfully sell to them. Ahead of the upcoming Selling to ...

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    Top 5 apps to ease exam stress across Africa

    October 27, 2014 • Lists

    Various students from a multitude educational institutions, across the continent, will preparing to hit the books, internet and other forms of educational resources in order to gain knowledge as well as prepare for their upcoming exams. As exam time is stressful for a number of students, IT News Africa has revealed a list of apps ...

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    10 African tech start-ups to look out for

    October 20, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West Africa

    Africa is bursting with potential, especially when it comes to the tech start-up scene. A great number of companies have entered the African tech scene recently; however, 10 of these start-ups have shined, much like the glorious African sun, in the eyes of IT News Africa. While some of these start-ups are only just starting ...

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    Top 10 benefits of the $50 smartphone in Africa

    October 10, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West Africa

    Tech4Africa is still underway at the SciBono Discovery Center, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg. IT News Africa caught up with Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa, in order to discuss the top 10 benefits of the extremely sought after USD $50 smartphone. According to Knight, When the $50 smartphone hits there will be a massive boom in ...

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    Top 4 applications solving real problems in Africa

    September 26, 2014 • Lists, West Africa

    Fourty young startups from across the continent took centre stage at DEMO Africa in Nigeria on the 24th September 2014. Each startup pitched their innovations to investors in hope of securing financial and technical support from some of the world’s largest tech companies. This kind of innovation injection can be a platform for taking their ...

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    Infographic: 10 clever ways to reuse old PC cables

    September 25, 2014 • Lists

    Local online retailer, Gumtree, has released a rather handy infographic. The infographic not only showcases 10 clever ways to reuse old computer cables, but it also showcases 5 of the most useful electronic items for those on the go. Whether you live in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, or South Africa be sure to take advantage of ...


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Review: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

November 19, 2014 •

The Call of Duty franchise was beginning to become slightly stale. Somewhere between Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 something happened… I...

Gadgets and Gaming

PlayStation Plus December 2014

PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup December 2014

November 28, 2014

The PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup for December 2014 has been revealed. Back in October 2014, we pieced together what we thought would be the ideal top 10...


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How ICT is responding to Ebola in Africa

November 21, 2014

The Ebola outbreak has captured the attention of many large corporations within the ICT sector. Companies like MTN, SES, Liquid Telecom, Econet, IBM, Airtel,...


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Kenya: Safaricom reveals USD 1 Million venture fund

November 27, 2014

Kenyan operator, Safaricom, has revealed a USD 1 million venture fund. The fund is aimed at accelerating the development of mobile applications. According to...

Company News



Security a top priority as Africa moves to LTE

November 11, 2014

Securing the network is a top priority for telcos and carriers as LTE becomes increasingly mainstream across Africa, says Fortinet. Perry Hutton, regional...


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Facebook aiming for free internet in Africa

November 17, 2014

According to reports social media giant, Facebook, is in advanced talks with Avanti, a UK-based satellite operator regarding a project that will essentially...