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These Are Africa’s Top 10 Internet Titans

August 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Internet growth and digital transformation go hand-in-hand both in Africa as well as globally. In order for a country to keep up with the digital revolution, more commonly known as the fourth industrial revolution, it needs to ensure that the majority of the population has a reliable internet connection. This revolution has seen internet growth [&hellip...

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Africa's highest paid president listed.

Top 10 Highest Paid African Presidents Listed

July 22, 2017 • East Africa, Features, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 Highest Paid African Presidents Listed

African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent’s many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world....

Amr Kamel, Microsoft GM in the West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands.

How innovative healthcare technologies are impacting the continent

July 7, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How innovative healthcare technologies are impacting the continent

Development in Africa has had a long history of Western influence, which often doesn’t address African needs. When it comes to health, community-developed programmes are far more successful. With this in mind, we are seeing a boom in local health...

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Study: IoT accelerates globalisation of food production

July 6, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Study: IoT accelerates globalisation of food production

Agritech businesses are helping many food producers meet increasingly stringent import requirements by monitoring production, food hygiene, and sustainability through the use of IoT, this is according to a study by Inmarsat. The new IoT in Enterprise...

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9 e-commerce platforms taking Africa by Storm

July 1, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 9 e-commerce platforms taking Africa by Storm

The online retail sector in Africa presents an exciting opportunity for retailers to grow their businesses by connecting with new customers. e-commerce is expected to grow significantly and as the use of technology also grows, the market becomes more...

internet growth in Africa

Five Growth Industries In Africa In 2017

June 28, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments Off on Five Growth Industries In Africa In 2017

When looking at the world as a whole, it is evident that each continent has it’s own growth trends which are ultimately determined by the economy as well as common global trends. This means that all countries will be influenced and affected in one way or...

Taking advantage of 4G solutions currently in the market will provide more efficiency and convenience to any e-tourism business.

Internet penetration in Africa boosts e-tourism

June 8, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Internet penetration in Africa boosts e-tourism

Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the...

The 2017 SAP Africa Skills for Africa next moves to East Africa, Kenya in July 2017, followed by another South Africa chapter in the fourth quarter of this year.

SAP trains unemployed graduates

May 29, 2017 • Education, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP trains unemployed graduates

Following an intense 9-week on-site training program held between the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir and the Rhamna Skills Center, supported by OCP Foundation in Morocco, the 2017 class of the Francophone Africa leg of SAP Africa’s Skills...

The banks will become the processing engine while the customer ownership sits with the start-up and the innovator.

Avaya reaffirms Algerian digital transformation commitment

May 9, 2017 • General, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Avaya reaffirms Algerian digital transformation commitment

  Avaya, a provider of mission critical, real-time communication applications, today announced at the Experience Avaya event in Algeria that the company will continue to support Algeria’s digital transformation. Avaya revealed that they plan to work...

AGRICOLLEGES international has established a cloud-based e-learning platform, where students can study on computers and mobile devices. (image: E-learning Industry)

7 African online education platforms to watch

May 5, 2017 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 7 African online education platforms to watch

  The impact of technology on education is one that can not be overlooked. Not only does having technology in the classroom enhance learning but it also improves the education experience and increases the level of interaction. E-learning in Africa has...

Centenary Bank and Mastercard have today announced at the Annual Bankers’ Conference their multipronged approach to digitising Uganda’s economy in support of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy. (image: mastercard.us)

Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

April 12, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

Mastercard invites startups who are reshaping the future of commerce to apply for the Start Path Global 2017 class, the company’s global initiative to support innovative later-stage start ups. The programme is open to startups from across the world who are...

Alex Acton, WWC Head of Business in Africa.

World Wide Creative (WWC) expands into Africa

April 10, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments Off on World Wide Creative (WWC) expands into Africa

Innovation Agency, WWC is quickly becoming recognised as an agency that understands a continent with very unique business challenges. Through its partnerships with global brands, they have provided digital services in Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda,...

Norman Moyo, CEO of Cumii.

Cumii: Bringing connected Things and Transformation to Africa

February 15, 2017 • East Africa, General, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Cumii: Bringing connected Things and Transformation to Africa

Cumii is a pan-African IoT company that focuses on disruptive technology that transforms Africa. Its philosophy and DNA is built from the “The Internet of Things” (a vision where everything is connected), “Machine to Machine” and Big Data. Recently,...

The Innotribe Start Up Challenge will return to Africa for its 3rd consecutive year. (Image source: Swift)

Africa’s chance: 10,000 EUR Startup Challenge returns

January 31, 2017 • Africa By Region, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s chance: 10,000 EUR Startup Challenge returns

SWIFT Innotribe, one of the worlds leading startup competitions, announced today that the Startup Challenge for Africa is open for applications. In its third successive year, the Startup Challenge will be part of SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC)...

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MTN invests $1 million to change perceptions of African history

January 26, 2017 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN invests $1 million to change perceptions of African history

With a US$1 million dollar donation, MTN Group has confirmed its backing of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led drive to rewrite Africa’s history from an African perspective, through the General History of Africa...

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10 African startups to watch in 2017

January 25, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 10 African startups to watch in 2017

In Africa, technology and startups continue to grow as more people search for solutions to everyday problems. African Tech startups raised upwards of US$129 million in funding in 2016 and this is expected to grow in the coming years. Disrupt Africa monitors...