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Wireless connectivity has a lot to offer in Africa

December 5, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue that needs to be addressed. Comprehensive and well-intended rural rollout strategies still remain...

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Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

December 4, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Monday 4 December 2017, Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme next year. The programme is designed to strengthen entrepreneurs’ skills for scaling their businesses. The...

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

December 4, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghanaian e-health startup Eiko Health has launched Kenko Doctor, a new platform that allows users to book appointments with doctors via a mobile app. The app has initially launched on IOS but the company says that Android and USSD options will be available by...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

December 3, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. The big news grabbing headlines worldwide was the rise in the price of Bitcoin, which surpassed the $10 000 mark for the first time. In...

Google’s Year in Search: South Africa's top searches in 2017

Google Launchpad accelerator selects African startups

December 1, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google Launchpad accelerator selects African startups

Google has announced the startups from Nigeria and South Africa, which have been selected to take part in the fifth class of the Google Launchpad accelerator, a six-month, equity-free mentorship programme. Google, who announced in February 2017 that it was...

Twitter Lite launches in Africa

Twitter Lite launches in Africa

December 1, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter Lite launches in Africa

Twitter has announced the release of Twitter Lite to 24 new countries including 6 African countries. South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Tanzania were the African countries selected as a part of the expansion. The announcement was made by Jesar...

Cybersecurity Predictions & Trends for 2018

4 Important things you should know about online security

December 1, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 4 Important things you should know about online security

The increase in cyber crime is an issue which has been well documented throughout 2017. As cyber criminals continue to craft new ways to get at unsuspecting victims and as the world continues to move towards the 4th industrial revolution, which will feature...

How AI is moving us towards a one-device model

African AI Revolution Challenge launched

November 30, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African AI Revolution Challenge launched

On 30 November 2017, Sagarmatha Technologies announced that it will invest $1 Million in an African Artificial Intelligence startup as part of the AI Revolution Challenge. The AI Revolution Challenge aims to promote artificial intelligence on the African...

Nigerians warned of cryptocurrency risks

Nigerians warned of cryptocurrency risks

November 29, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerians warned of cryptocurrency risks

Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), the country’s financial sector insurance regulator, on Monday 27 November 2017, again warned Nigerians against the risk of trading with digital currencies not issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The...

Top 10 African countries ranked by ICT development

Top 10 African countries ranked by ICT development

November 28, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 African countries ranked by ICT development

As the world heads into the 4th industrial revolution it has become more important than ever that African countries focus on their ICT development in order to improve digitalisation across the continent. In Africa, although countries are faced with a plethora...

South Africa: Droppa plans 2018 expansion

South Africa: Droppa plans 2018 expansion

November 27, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Droppa plans 2018 expansion

Droppa, a South African on-demand logistics startup, revealed on Monday 27 November 2017 that it is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni since its launch in April...

Nigeria: NCC rejects telcos tariff hike plea

Nigeria: NCC rejects telcos tariff hike plea

November 27, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: NCC rejects telcos tariff hike plea

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that it has refused to grant telecom operators in the country permission to increase the price of calls and data This has been done in an attempt to protect many Nigerian’s from being deprived of...

Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Mobile telephony is changing Africa, for the better. Once called the Dark Continent, the mobile phone revolution has lightened up the possibilities of economic prosperity in Africa. According to GSMA Mobile Economy Africa Report 2016, in 2015 mobile...

Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

IT News Africa recently spoke to Leishen Pillay, partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, in an interview which unpacks just why Africa needs blockchain technology. Leishen Pillay is a partner at Hogan Lovells and focuses on technology, media, telecommunications...

Djibril Diallo appointed VP Business Development at TransferTo

Djibril Diallo appointed VP Business Development at TransferTo

November 24, 2017 • Finance, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Djibril Diallo appointed VP Business Development at TransferTo

TransferTo, a Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network for emerging markets, has announced the appointment of Djibril Diallo as VP Business Development to head operations across West and Central Africa. The move comes as the company looks to ramp up its activity...

MTN Cote d'Ivoire launches startup incubator

MTN Cote d’Ivoire launches startup incubator

November 23, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Cote d’Ivoire launches startup incubator

MTN Cote d’Ivoire has launched the first edition of its startup incubation programme, called Y’ello Startup. The programme is designed to help young entrepreneurs design and deploy innovative digital solutions with a strong impact on the Ivorian...