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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

January 22, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

The internet has been a rather unstable place this week. Not only was internet connectivity disrupted across the African continent, but social media platform Twitter also suffered an outage – on mobile and web – which prevented users from accessing as well as utilising the service. While both services are up and running now, both [&hellip...

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Top 10 recruitment websites in Africa

January 18, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Before the internet had evolved into what it is today many job seekers, throughout Africa, would resort to physically handing their CV in at a potentially employer. To add to this, job seekers would also visit job centers as well as look to the local paper in...

Top Tech News 2016

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

January 15, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

The technology sector has been buzzing this week. While many consumers are enjoying Netflix across Africa, the company has revealed that it will be taking steps in order to prevent its customers from streaming content that’s only available outside their...

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African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

January 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

According to the Disrupt Africa’s African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2015, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500. South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured...

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Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups

January 12, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups

Silvertree Internet Holdings, the Cape Town-based consumer focused Internet platform, revealed that it has recorded 330% p.a growth for 2015 to $10 Million in revenue, its strongest year since operations began in 2013. Following this news, the company’s...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

January 8, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

With the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) underway, the technology scene has been buzzing. Making the headlines this week was Huawei, the mobile device manufacturer unveiled its latest smartphone, the Huawei Mate 8, at CES 2016. Also making the headlines...

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Take control of your life in 2016 with these Android apps

January 5, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Take control of your life in 2016 with these Android apps

Start your year fresh, focused and in control by downloading these productivity apps, which have been recommended by Alcatel Onetouch, and you’ll find that you can do anything. These nifty tools according to Alcatel Onetouch will help you simplify your life...

Top tech news 2015

Top 20 Tech Stories of 2015

December 11, 2015 • East Africa, Enterprise, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 20 Tech Stories of 2015

2015 has been a great year for the technology sector within Africa, as well as across the globe. This year alone we IT News Africa had listed the Top 10 Richest countries in Africa as well as revealed some of the top most innovative companies in Africa. IT...

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Career guidance will end youth unemployment in MEA

December 11, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Career guidance will end youth unemployment in MEA

Youth employment and upskilling is the pulse of economic growth in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). However, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that 30% of the youth in MEA will be unemployed by 2018. The ILO also estimates that halving...

Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Top Gadgets & Games to get this Christmas

December 1, 2015 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top Gadgets & Games to get this Christmas

The festive season is upon us once again. While the festive season is a great time to spend with family and friends it can be a bit of a stressful time when it comes to purchasing the perfect gift. Throughout 2015, IT News Africa has reviewed as well as...

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Africa to receive free access to French-language Wikipedia

December 1, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa to receive free access to French-language Wikipedia

Afrique Telecom is progressively deploying Internet solutions over Sub-Saharan Africa in combination with Eutelsat’s satellite capacity. Its “TamTam” service extends access to the Internet in rural areas using Wi-Fi hotspots for collective access. In a...

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Overstretched African entrepreneurs can’t find time for innovation

December 1, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Overstretched African entrepreneurs can’t find time for innovation

The world’s small and medium business owners are struggling to innovate due to competing business priorities and a lack of appropriately skilled employees. This is according to a new global survey, which was held by Sage. Nearly a third (32%) of small...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

November 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

This week is technology has been a rather busy, yet controversial one at that. Not only has Neotel’s CFO resigned, but both Vodacom as well as Neotel have placed their upcoming merger on hold. This week, IT News Africa additionally published some rather...

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Financial inclusion is still met with a number of challenges in Africa

November 26, 2015 • East Africa, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Financial inclusion is still met with a number of challenges in Africa

One of the most life-altering and important drives in the developed world is the drive towards financial inclusion. While this drive may be derived from the incentive for banks to increase their customer base, it is to the advantage of the newly banked...

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7 African nations among 20 countries most targeted by cybercriminals

November 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 7 African nations among 20 countries most targeted by cybercriminals

Check Point Software Technologies has released the October 2015 statistics for its Threat Cloud World Cyber Threat Map, which found that Tanzania was the most attacked country in the world that month, when it comes to cybercrime. Six other African countries...

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Investment in Africa has never been higher

November 25, 2015 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Investment in Africa has never been higher

Investment in Africa has never been higher. According to the World Bank, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the region hit a record $60 billion by the middle of this year. And yet, many multinational companies looking to expand across the continent are still...