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Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

February 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share. African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, which include querying prices of ...

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Building the modern data centre: Plan for availability

February 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The always-on era is becoming a reality for every business: Globalisation is allowing companies to spread their operations across multiple time zones just as users are abandoning the old nine-to-five working day and want access to their email and data...

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Nigeria: Diamond Bank reveals mobile fingerprint feature

February 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Diamond Bank has revealed the launch of a fingerprint recognition feature, which has been incorporated within the Diamond Mobile app. The new service has been incorporated utilising the iOS Touch ID feature, and allows users of the app to log into their...

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Nigeria: WorldRemit set to simplify mobile money transactions

February 24, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

WorldRemit and VTNetwork have collaborated in order to launch a new mobile money transfer service. According to both companies, the platform is expected to offer residents the opportunity to directly deposit money into the mobile wallets of friends and family...

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Nigeria: Domain name registrations on the rise

February 23, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mary Uduma has stated that there was a slight increase in the number of registration of the country’s .ng domain name in January this year. According to Uduma, the .ng domain name...

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Nigeria: MTN Business set to drive mobile advertising

February 23, 2015 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to MTN Business, in a world where more and more of our daily critical activities are increasingly done on the go, mobile devices have emerged the next viable platform which today’s marketing professionals interested in delivering effective...

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MTN expects earnings increase from Nigerian tower sale

February 20, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN said it expects a 15-25 percent increase in earnings from 2014 due to the sale of its passive infrastructure in Nigeria. According to the company, Net earnings are expected to reach ZAR 16.79-18.25 per share, and headline earnings will increase an...

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Samsung launches Smart School in Senegal

February 18, 2015 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Ministry of Education in Senegal and Samsung Electronics Africa have announced the launch of a mobile education solution, which is aimed at creating positive change and providing an advanced and interactive classroom experience for learners. Installed at...

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Nigeria: Airtel set to fund 7 start-ups

February 18, 2015 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has invested in seven entrepreneurs with exceptional apps and business start-up ideas with a sum of 1 million Naira each. According to the company, this is to support entrepreneurship initiatives, empower application developers and start-ups,...

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Nigeria: Education sector vulnerable to hackers

February 17, 2015 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian education sector embraced online solutions to cater for an improved record management system, e-result checker, and eLearning platform. However, this has led to increased vulnerabilities in portals of universities and other higher institutions of...

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Infinix Hot X507 launches in Ivory Coast

February 16, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, West AfricaComments (0)

Infinix Hot has launched its latest mobile device, the Infinix Hot X507. According to the mobile manufacturer, the device will only be available in the Ivory Coast through online e-commerce store – Jumia. The X507 will retail for CFA 45,900. The device...

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Dating apps could get you hacked this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

This Valentine’s day, your chances of finding love on an app as well as online dating sites can put you at greater risk when it comes to cyber attacks. In fact, with South Africa’s, as well as Africa’s, burgeoning mobile user market and more than...

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KPMG launches App to streamline business in Africa

February 12, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App. According to the company, the new platform will provide businesses and investors with access to the latest Africa information about doing business across the continent. “With the KPMG...

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Ranked: Top 10 most innovative companies in Africa

February 12, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa is full of innovation. Whether it is a startup, or a multinational company, Africa is bursting with potential when it comes to innovation in the fields of technology, applications, education and the ICT sector. According to fastcompany.com, the latest...

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MTN partners with CNN International for Africa View

February 12, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN has revealed that it is now the commercial partner for CNN International’s multi-platform initiative ‘Africa View’, which tells the story of Africa’s diversity, dynamism and role on the global stage. Through its integrated television and digital...

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Intelsat, SES, IFC, ITU, GSMA, ICASA, Mobile TV, Nollywood Global and many more to meet at Commonwealth Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2015

February 11, 2015 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The latest speaker addition to the highly anticipated Commonwealth Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2015 to take place in Johannesburg on 17 – 19 February 2015. They include: - Honourable Faith Muthambi, MP, Minister of Communications, South Africa -...