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Top Google Searches of 2014 in Africa

December 17, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has released a list of the Top 10 Global Trending Searches throughout 2014. Each year, Google releases a list of the topics that individuals have searched for the most over the past 12 months. Additionally, Google has also revealed the Top 10 Google Searches for African countries, which include: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and ...

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How ICT is responding to Ebola in Africa

November 21, 2014 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Ebola outbreak has captured the attention of many large corporations within the ICT sector. Companies like MTN, SES, Liquid Telecom, Econet, IBM, Airtel, LG and Samsung have all responded to the outbreak in a meaningful and impactful way. While Ebola is...

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Microsoft set to drive innovation in North Africa

November 20, 2014 • North Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

At this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco, Microsoft signed a new strategic alliance with Tunisian startup Saphon Energy, a company that specialises in the research and development of wind energy. The company also introduced the first...

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MTN Group unveils “United Against Ebola” initiative

November 13, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Group has invited over 219 million customers across Africa and the Middle East to join hands with the company in a 3-month campaign, starting 1 December, to raise funds for a “United Against Ebola” initiative. In response an appeal from the African...

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Huawei reveals Ascend Mate 7 & Ascend G7

November 12, 2014 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Huawei announced the launch of two new flagship smartphones that are set to hit the African market January/February 2015. The devices were revealed during AfricaCom 2014 at an exclusive event, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa. According to Huawei the...

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GSMA reveals code of conduct for mobile money providers

November 6, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The GSMA: Mobile 360 Series – Africa is well underway at the Clock Tower Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. At the event, GSMA unveiled a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers. The Code of Conduct outlines a series of common business...

Abdeslam Ahizoune, Président du Conseil d'administration, Maroc Telecom

Maroc Telecom sees sales growth improve to 4.3% in Q3

October 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Maroc Telecom Group has seen a 4.3 percent increase in its third-quarter revenue to MAD 7.3 billion, which has been anchored by strong growth in international activities and a return to growth in Morocco. According to Telecompaper, the home market benefited...

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Jovago & UNICEF partner for Passport to Protection initiative

October 21, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Jovago has revealed that is now supporting UNICEF’s “Passport to Protection” initiative. According to both parties, the programme advances child protection by registering children with Birth Certificates using internet technology. In terms of the...

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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 AfricaComments (0)

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...

“This is very important because it would definitely be a sign of stability in Egypt.” Etisalat Group CEO Ahmad Abdul Karim Julfar (image credit: arabianbusiness.com)

Egyptian government wants Etisalat on national exchange

October 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports, the Egyptian Government has requested that mobile operator, Etisalat, begins the process of becoming listed on the national exchange. ICT minister, Atef Helmy, stated that: “Etisalat is planning a USD 500 million listing that would...

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Algeria: Alcatel-Lucent to meet ultra-broadband demand

October 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent is providing DJEZZY (OTA) with its 9500 Microwave Packet Radio solution, which will essentially upgrade OTA’s mobile backhaul architecture in order to meet demand created by expanding ownership of smartphones. Philip Tohme, CEO of DJEZZY...

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Video Interview: “Africa’s mobile future is exciting” – Brett Loubser

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa caught up with Brett Loubser, WeChat’s head of Africa, at the Tech4Africa conference – which was held at the Sci Bono Centre in Johannesburg. Recently, IT News Africa also spoke to Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa in order to...

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Handset sales boom in Middle-East and Africa

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 percent year on year to 64 million units, according to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to the...

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TA Telecom to map identity of Africa with mobile tech

October 13, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TA Telecom has revealed that the beta trials for Nafsi, Africa’s most ambitious big data analysis project according to the company, is now underway in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. The survey aims to use mobile technology to collect data from...

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AfricaCom Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

October 13, 2014 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The AfricaCom Awards are set to take place on the 12th November 2014, at The Waterfront Lookout in Cape Town. The event celebrates and acknowledges leaders in digital technology, ICT, Telecommunications and Media across Africa. As the event grows each year,...

Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).

Top 10 benefits of the $50 smartphone in Africa

October 10, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

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...