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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

July 17, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

This week in technology we take a look at the top mobile apps made in Africa. Also gracing the headlines this week was Bharti Airtel. Bharti Airtel has unveiled a new application challenge for startup developers. This week we also saw some great opinion pieces come in, which ranged from Can Technology Drive the Future of [&hellip...

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Top mobile apps made in Africa

July 16, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Africa, the mobile phone plays a crucial role. Not only do Africans use their device’s to call, send text messages, or connect to the internet… but they also use their device’s to access mobile money services as well as locate healthcare...

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Mediatech 2015: Jasco unveils broadcast solution for Africa

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jasco Broadcast Solutions showcased a variety of solutions for African broadcasters of all sizes at Mediatech 2015, which is being held at the Ticket Pro Dome (known previously as the Coca-Cola Dome), in Johannesburg from 15-17 July 2015. At the event, one...

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Airtel unveils App challenge for startup developers

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed a new application challenge for startup developers. According to the company, the drive behind the challenge is to attract the ‘next big app developers’ into the Airtel group of companies. The challenge – a partnership...

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Paytoo offers remittance solution for 29 African countries

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Paytoo has entered into an agreement with Infenix in order to offer a remittance solution to more than 79 million subscribers in 29 African countries. The partnership which combines Paytoo’s mobile wallet services solution with Infenix’s...

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MEA smartphone shipments to total 155 mln units in 2015

July 14, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% year on year during the first quarter to reach more than 36 million units, according to the latest figures announced today by global technology...

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40 African startups will emerge from Venture Bus 2015

July 13, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Applications for the five Venture Bus tours in Africa are now open. For the third year in a row, Ampion will run its pan-African startup competition joined by participants from all across the globe. On the road, entrepreneurs are supported by experienced...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

July 10, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Making waves in the headlines this week was Bharti Airtel. According to the company, it has now launched a cross-border money transfer service for its customer’s in Niger. Staying with telcos, the Olleh Rwanda network (ORn) has inaugurated 4G Square in...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

July 3, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Making waves in the headlines this week was MTN South Africa. The mobile operator has allegedly filed criminal charges against a group of striking Communication Workers Union (CWU) members, who on 27 June 2015 allegedly attacked an MTN retail outlet. Also...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

June 26, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Making the headlines this week was Nigerian-born scientist, Samuel Achilefu. Achilefu has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Louis Award for creating cancer-seeing glasses. Also making the headlines this week was telco providers Safaricom and...

Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.

Foreign direct investments in Africa soar to new heights

June 26, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Although the number of foreign direct investments (FDI) fell by 8.4% in 2014, capital investment into Africa surged to US$128b, a year-on-year increase of 136%, according to the recently released EY 2015 Africa Attractiveness Survey and the average investment...

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Evolution of Wi-Fi drives business opportunities and growth in Africa

June 17, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The introduction of affordable smartphones designed specifically for emerging markets has been a game changer for Africa and has made an impact on Wi-Fi demand, says Ruckus Wireless. In fact, according to published reports, mobile penetration in sub-Saharan...

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Africa’s Top 20 most connected countries by user numbers

June 4, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to worldometers.info, the population within South Africa sits at just over 53 million individuals. To add to the figures, Nigeria currently has over 183 million individuals populating its city’s. Africa has always been viewed as a continent...

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Tunisia: New app helps citizens report environmental abuse

June 1, 2015 • North Africa, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new mobile application is being launched by the Tunisia government, which will allow citizens to report environmental abuses and violations. The mobile app comes as the government has launched a series of environmental initiatives aimed at educating and...

Based on the percentage of individuals using the internet, Morocco is listed as the most connected country in Africa. (Image source: magicmorroco.com)

Morocco has over 10 million internet users

May 8, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Morocco has passed an Internet milestone, exceeding the 10 million subscriber mark through the end of March, the country’s telecommunications regulator said. According to the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency, the country saw a 61 percent...

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What if African nations operated as one big innovation ecosystem?

May 6, 2015 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) around the corner, I am eagerly waiting to meet the creators of the latest innovations that were shortlisted for the Award. I find myself preoccupied with a subject that both excites me and...