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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 opportunity that lies for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow...

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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...

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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...

Mbora, GreenFingers Mobile and EMG Technologies won the pre-selection round of Seedstars World. (image: startups.com)

Startups from 18 African countries to compete for $1 million

January 24, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Startups from 18 African countries to compete for $1 million

African startups to pitch for funding at Seedstars global final in April. The startups are from 18 African countries and will take part in the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. The summit according to Disrupt Africa will give startups the opportunity to pitch...

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Digitalisation could add $300 billion to African economy by 2026

January 24, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Digitalisation could add $300 billion to African economy by 2026

Digitialisation in African countries could see $300 billion added to the continents economy by 2026 according to a report released on Monday by global technology firm Siemans. The assessment was sent to Siemens’ existing and potential clients in the...

A 17% rise in number of African tech startups funded in 2016.

African tech startups funding rises by 17%

January 23, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

A report released today by Disrupt Africa, Disrupt African Tech Start Up Funding Report, showed that 146 startups from across the African content raised $ 129,133,200 in funding over the course of 2016. This is coupled with a 16.8% rise from 2015 in the...

Africa's 7 Highest Internet Penetrated Countries.

15 Best Countries For Business in Africa

January 20, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 15 Best Countries For Business in Africa

The African continent is buzzing with potential. Rich in natural resources, a hardworking population, and huge gaps and opportunities for anyone who wants to succeed in business. Yes there are challenges, but there is also huge potential for growth in almost...

Nokia announces update to IMPACT solution.

African first: Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria achieve 1 Terabit-per-second

January 10, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on African first: Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria achieve 1 Terabit-per-second

Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have successfully achieved a ground-breaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology.   The trial...

The agreement between Societe Generale and American Express involves both online sales and POS payments through electronic payment terminals.

Societe Generale partners with American Express in Africa

December 1, 2016 • Finance, North Africa, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Societe Generale partners with American Express in Africa

Societe Generale (SocieteGenerale.com) announces that it has signed a merchant acquiring partnership with American Express (AmericanExpress.com) in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the Bank operates. These countries include Benin, Burkina Faso,...