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Nigeria: Facebook launches new digital growth initiative

Nigeria: Facebook launches new digital growth initiative

November 23, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Facebook launches new digital growth initiative

On Wednesday 22 November 2017, Facebook announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria which, according to the company, will further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Incorporating a series of high profile partnerships, training programmes and a physical space that will serve as a center for learning and skills...

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Kenya: MEST and Mettā announce partnership to support alumni in Nairobi

MEST launches incubator spaces in Lagos and Cape Town

November 22, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MEST launches incubator spaces in Lagos and Cape Town

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST announced the launch of two new Incubator spaces in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cape Town, South Africa, as the program continues to expand its presence across the...

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Samsung Electronics, a producer of semiconductor technology, announced the launch of its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and...

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics...

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

November 21, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

On Monday 20 November 2017 Infinix mobility unveiled, in Nigeria, its flagship model for 2017 the Infinix Zero 5. Infinix first unveiled the Zero series 5 years ago in Nigeria and, according to the company, it has become a leading brand in the country....

Rocket League and Warner Bros. Partner Up for Updated Retail Release

Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

Rocket League has been on the sidelines of the esports world as of late, often overshadowed by other more prominent games like Dota, LoL, and Overwatch. However, it’s still one of the most successful online games to date by selling over a million retail...

South African tax collector takes aim at cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

The evolution of cryptocurrencies means there is potential to be “incredibly surgical” in terms of regulation and the enforcement of transparency, but regulators are still facing resource constraints and other limitations in their efforts to get on top of...

Africa is not a Data desert

Africa is not a Data desert

November 21, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa is not a Data desert

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe. The ability to collect and process vast numbers of data points, and to...

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

November 20, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

On Friday 17 November 2017, Nigerian startup Install.com.ng launched its on-demand electrician service. The newly launched service, which could be loosely described as an Uber for electricians, looks to offer easy access to installation and repair services as...

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

November 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform has announced that the company has introduced a new category of funding small-scale farming in Africa by allowing Nigerians to venture and sponsor agriculture. The company also simultaneously...

Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

November 20, 2017 • Events, Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

In Barcelona, Spain, November 16, 2017 at the World Smart City awards held at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC), Cameroon was recognised with a nomination for the Innovation Idea Award for its solar energy project. They were not the only Huawei...

Survival needs: food,water...WiFi?

Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

November 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

You can live without air for three minutes, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food; but how long can you survive without checking your mobile phone for messages and calls or asking for the WiFi password? Of course,...

Nigeria: Airtel bags three NITITA awards

Nigeria: Airtel picks up three awards

November 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Airtel picks up three awards

On Saturday 11 November 2017, telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, was awarded three accolades at the Nigeria Technology Innovation & Telecom Awards (NTIT) 2017 organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria...

Nigeria: Vodacom Business wins 4 NTIT awards

Nigeria: Vodacom Business wins 4 NTIT awards

November 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Vodacom Business wins 4 NTIT awards

On Saturday 11 November 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria Vodacom Business Nigeria won four awards at the 2017 Nigerian Technology Innovation and Telecoms Awards (NTIT) which included Internet of Things Provider of the Year, the Telecom Business of the year and the...

Girls4Tech workshops introduced in Africa to drive interest in STEM

Girls4Tech workshops introduced in Africa to drive interest in STEM

November 13, 2017 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Girls4Tech workshops introduced in Africa to drive interest in STEM

Mastercard has introduced the Girls4Tech programme in Africa. The company is working to empower young girls in Africa with Girls4Tech. The Girls4Tech programme was launched in South Africa (both Johannesburg and Cape Town), as well as Kenya, (Nairobi) and...

Five reasons why ESCOs are the future for African telecom tower power

Energy service companies are the future for African telecom tower power

November 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Energy service companies are the future for African telecom tower power

The single biggest challenge to being able to offer stable and reliable mobile phone services in Africa is power. Or more precisely, the lack of reliable power at telecoms tower sites. Hundreds of thousands of towers across the continent are located in areas...