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Ecobank opens applications for the 2018 Fintech Challenge competition

Massive demand for senior leaders in burgeoning African fintech sector

March 28, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Massive demand for senior leaders in burgeoning African fintech sector

With the rapid and sustained growth of the fintech sector in East Africa, in particular in Kenya, there has been a sharp rise in demand for skilled leaders to fill positions, and companies are looking globally – and to South Africa specifically – in their talent search. “Because of the limited supply of leaders who [&hellip...

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Africa's smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Africa’s smartphone market declines despite strong performance

March 12, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Africa’s smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly...

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa kicksoff in Lagos

Afrikonnect to unlock markets for top African startups

March 6, 2018 • North Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Afrikonnect to unlock markets for top African startups

StartupYourLife and LaFactory, two key ecosystem players in the Moroccan tech scene, are building a platform to connect leading corporations with top African startups to foster open innovation, unlock regional markets and connect North and Subsaharan tech...

How technology reaches every aspect of life

Non-profits need to become tech smart

February 20, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Non-profits need to become tech smart

From savvy millennials to retirees who have time and a wealth of knowledge under their belt, the way we give is increasingly becoming digital. Data released by www.forgood.co.za, a digital platform that connects people and corporates to reputable causes,...

Netflix and OSN partner in North African deal

Netflix and OSN partner in North African deal

February 20, 2018 • General, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Netflix and OSN partner in North African deal

Netflix, the SVOD giant, and Dubai-based pay-TV, OSN, announced on Tuesday 20 February 2018 that the companies will enter a partnership which will focus on both the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) markets. The deal is a first of its kind for the U.S....

Top android apps to download this Valentine's Day

Top Android apps to download this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Top Android apps to download this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Alcatel, as well as IT News Africa, suggests a selection of Android apps to help you make the most of Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single or in a relationship. Netflorist Use this app from South Africa’s...

Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

February 13, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

The global head of TMT for African bank, Standard Bank, is predicting continuing deal flow and increasing investment in Africa’s flourishing telecom, media and technology sector in 2018, against a backdrop of improving economic growth and increasingly...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

February 2, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

Yet another week has flown by where all the biggest news stories from across Africa, and indeed the rest of the world, have all had one thing in common, they have been about technology. This past week, the utilities regulator in Rwanda approved Airtel’s...

Best practices on safeguarding your smartphone and mobile data secure

Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

February 2, 2018 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

As Regional Manager of Southern and East Africa for TCL, Ernst Wittmann is leading the brand’s growth strategy for the Southern and East Africa region. Working closely with global network operators and distributors, he is helping to make TCL a formidable...

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa kicksoff in Lagos

Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

February 1, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

The Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) officially opened applications for 2018 on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. The programme invites entrepreneurs seeking to launch digital solutions on the African continent. VIP has helped over 30 start-ups in the past two...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

January 19, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

As millions around the world have begun getting over the festive rush and are heading back to work, technology related stories have yet again graced the headlines. This past week, both YouTube and Facebook revealed that they would apply significant changes to...

Partech Ventures launch $70 million African tech fund

Partech Ventures launch $70 million African tech fund

January 18, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Partech Ventures launch $70 million African tech fund

On 18 January 2018, global investment firm, Partech Ventures, announced the launch of its Partech Africa fund, which has already secured above $70 million towards its target size of $120 million, making it the first technology fund of such size from a top...

Thriving in an age of disruption: Putting African people at the heart of change

Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa

January 17, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa

Internet penetration is creeping up in Africa, bringing the prospect of digital dividends to a continent long marked by digital divides. “Africa has reached a penetration which has broken the barrier of 15%, and that’s important,” says Nii Quaynor, a...

Africa's smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Smartphones are now a basic life necessity for millions of people

January 15, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Smartphones are now a basic life necessity for millions of people

Can you even imagine your life without your smartphone? It hasn’t taken long for these must-have devices to become an essential and integral part of daily life. It’s estimated that as much as 58.7% of the world use smartphones. But how have they changed...

Twitter meltdown as Trump calls African countries Sh**holes

Twitter meltdown as Trump calls African countries “shithole countries”

January 12, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter meltdown as Trump calls African countries “shithole countries”

On Thursday 11 January 2018, Donald Trump, President of the USA, referred to African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House. This is according to a report by NBC News. According to a...

Nigeria's Hotel.ng expands African reach with new platforms

Nigeria’s Hotel.ng expands African reach with new platforms

January 10, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Hotel.ng expands African reach with new platforms

Nigerian hotel-booking platform, Hotels.ng, has launched two new platforms that form a part of its expansion plans across the African continent. The two new platforms launched by the startup are Hotel.africa and Fly.africa which will allow for both hotel...