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Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

August 23, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As mobile internet connectivity grows, African youth are fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse and transact on the web. According to the GSMA (Mobile Economy Report 2015), mobile internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa was expected to reach 38% by 2020. This has largely been driven by lower costs of smartphones, which the GSMA says [&hellip...

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Ghana: Chalkboard Education named best startup at Seedstars Accra

August 23, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Ghana round to a successful close during Seedstars Accra. The event took place this Sunday in Impact Hub Accra , where 9 selected...

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Facebook celebrates Africa’s young creatives

August 22, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to social media network Facebook, it celebrated the creativity and excellence of young African creatives at The Loerie Awards for 2016. In addition to sponsoring The Loerie Student Awards for 2016, Facebook hosted a range of events aimed at young...

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2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit: Last Chance to Register

August 22, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT leaders and healthcare executives have only today and tomorrow left to register for the upcoming 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 24 & 25 August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa...

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Nigeria: Inactive telephone lines on the rise in 2016

August 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report, via TelecomPaper, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that inactive lines in the country’s telecommunications industry have increased from 65.19 million in May 2016 to 67.33 million in June 2016. According to...

Top Tech News

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

August 19, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT leaders and healthcare executives have 4 days left to register for the upcoming 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 24 & 25 August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – under the...

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Greater need for investment in Africa as interest in the continent grows

August 19, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The desire to invest in Africa continues to grow amongst leading investors – in 2015 two well-known private equity fund’s each raised over $1billion to invest in the continent. After regularly being overlooked, figures such as Sindiso Ngwenya, the...

Resolve Solution Partners

Resolve Solution Partners & SJS Energy partner for a new era in energy

August 18, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to capitalise on the significant opportunities that exist in the fuel industry, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, Resolve Solution Partners (an Imperial company) has partnered with SJS Energy to form a new business unit called Resolve Energy...

Video Banking

How African banks are losing their hold on the payment space

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Traditional banks are poised to lose as much as 50% of their ownership of the payment space by the end of 2016. Their hold on the space began plummeting in 2014 from 100% to 75%, and will continue to fall in the coming year. And, according to CEO of mobile...

Tech Education

Africa’s youth need to become techpreneurs

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa’s youth need to move from being technologists to techpreneurs, fintechonlogist to fintechpreneurs, thereby releasing the true value of Africa’s communities, businesses and people. This was the message from Khonology to more than 3000 youths who...

Fintech

African Fintech innovation is about improving client access rather than experience

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Logistics and infrastructure challenges, together with high business start-up costs, have in the past prevented many financial institutions from establishing themselves in developing markets. Thanks to technology and mobile phones, this is no longer...

Google

Google’s latest video calling app launches globally

August 16, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has unveiled its latest video calling app, which has been dubbed by the company as “Duo.” According to Google, the app has gone live globally and is available on either Android or iOS devices. Google revealed that Duo works off your phone...

Apps for business

How apps can boost small African business profits and productivity

August 16, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), labour productivity in South Africa has trended downwards since 2011 – and, in the 47 years between 1967 and 2014, it’s declined by 41%. While this is concerning, it hasn’t...

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Data availability imperative for the Always-On digital enterprise

August 15, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, hosted its Veeam V-Club event in Nairobi on 10 August. Veeam’s V-Club is a global event concept, hosted by Veeam in association with alliance...

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Nigeria: Govt. unveils smartphone App for flood prediction

August 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria has launched a smartphone application, which has been dubbed “Wetin App” for flood forecasting especially along the Niger and Benue rivers, this is according to a report via...

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Kangpe named Nigeria’s best startup at Seedstars Lagos

August 15, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Nigeria round to a successful close during Seedstars Lagos. The event took place at Seedspace, with the support of Omidyar Network,...