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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 stable currency outlook across key markets such as Nigeria. Speaking ahead of the TMT Finance Africa in...

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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...

The technology driving big advantages for SMMEs

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...

Opera news app hits 1 million downloads in 4 weeks .

Opera launches news app in Africa

January 10, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Opera launches news app in Africa

Opera Software, has announced on Tuesday 09 January 2018 the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access news articles and videos. The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news...

CES 2018- Top 5 gadgets unveiled

CES 2018: Top gadgets unveiled

January 9, 2018 • East Africa, Features, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on CES 2018: Top gadgets unveiled

On Tuesday 9 January 2018 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, which is held in Las Vegas, USA,, a number of awe-inspiring gadgets were revealed for the first time. CES is one of the largest conferences of it’s kind, and is taking place from 9...

6 online security resolutions for 2018

Top 6 online security resolutions for 2018

January 8, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 6 online security resolutions for 2018

A new year will undoubtedly bring new cyber security threats as it is expected that this particular scourge will keep getting worse in 2018, according to experts. Individual Internet users, as well as businesses, will experience a rising number of breaches,...

eCommerce automation set shake things up in South Africa

Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

It’s Christmas time, and what’s not to like about Christmas. Time off work, time with family, time to completely unwind and refresh yourself for the new year ahead are all aspects of the festive period we are about to enter. But let’s not...

Wikipedia co-founder joins worlds first blockchain based encyclopedia

Wikipedia co-founder joins worlds first blockchain based encyclopedia

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Wikipedia co-founder joins worlds first blockchain based encyclopedia

Everipedia, the world’s first encyclopedia on the blockchain, has announced that Wikipedia co-founder, Dr. Larry Sanger has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Information Officer. Dr. Sanger joins as the Everipedia team aims to build a...

Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

The festive season is already upon us. This time of year, the last thing anyone wants to do is fight crowds at a busy shopping centre, or spend hours in stores trying to find the best deals on holiday gifts. There is another way, however. Many South Africans...