Nigeria: Yudala launches e-commerce store

September 2, 2015 • OnlineComments (0)

With e-commerce growing within Africa, Yudala has now launched its very own online shopping platform in Nigeria. According to the online retailer, the launch of its e-commerce platform follows the opening of four additional physical stores in Lagos. Yudala revealed that it will be offering products from major brands, such as: HP, Apple, Lenovo, Tecno...

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South Africa: Mobile online shopping on the rise?

August 31, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to online classifieds website OLX, it has seen a surge of internet users visit its website via mobile devices. OLX revealed that currently more than 65% of its internet traffic is from mobile devices, and growing fast. “We have seen a surge in...

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Zimbabwe debates Internet Governance

August 31, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Stakeholders in the local ICT industry who converged at Jameson Hotel in Harare on August 21, 2015, to debate and deliberate on the national importance of the internet and its governance in Zimbabwe, have come up with resolutions and a way forward. MISA...


PayPal to provide Kenya with safer online payment options

August 25, 2015 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayPal is teaming up with MallforAfrica (MFA) to make online shopping from key markets outside of Kenya possible. According to research conducted by Ipsos shows that out of the approximately 26 million internet users in Kenya, 60% shop online or expect to...

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SA cabinet approves internet censorship bill

August 24, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s Cabinet has approved the submission of the films and publications amendment bill despite public outcry that it is guided by policy seeking to curb internet freedom. The cabinet said the bill seeks to amend the films and publications act...


One million domains registered in SA

August 19, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

At 09h57, on 19 August 2015, South Africa registered its one millionth domain name. The registration of with the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) comes 20 years after there were just 450 registered domains by the end of 1995....

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Moroccan court orders news website to shut down

August 17, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the Moroccan criminal court has ordered the independent news website Badil to suspend operations for three months and handed a harsh fine to its editor-in-chief, according to news reports and the journalist who spoke to CPJ. Hamid...

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Uganda: Jovago opens doors in Kampala

August 14, 2015 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jovago has revealed that it has expanded its business operations with the opening of a new office in Kampala. The company revealed that the expansion across Africa shows consistency in covering the African continent with a localised Jovago presence in order...


Nigeria: Second-hand e-commerce site revealed

August 11, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria has seen a new player in the e-commerce space enter the market, According to the website, it allows those living in Nigeria to sell items ranging from personal, office or household good. Additionally, the website allows individuals to...

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Absa launches “Shop in Your Currency” platform in South Africa

August 5, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Absa has partnered with Planet Payment and CyberSource in order to implement the global payment gateway platform “Shop in Your Currency” in South Africa. According to Cowyk Fox, Managing Executive, Absa Card: “When we initially partnered with...

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East African online trading portal connects farmers & grain buyers

August 4, 2015 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

An online platform that is intended to connect farmers to grain buyers was launched in Nairobi, Kenya. The platform, which has been dubbed G-Soko, was developed by a Kenyan-based IT firm Virtual City in partnership with the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)...

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South Africa: Standard Bank downed by technical glitch

August 3, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Standard Bank, a bank based in South South Africa, has issued a statement which revealed that the financial institution is currently experiencing slow responses on some of its banking platforms. According to the statement issued by the bank, “customers...

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Social media lashes out at death of Cecil the Lion

July 30, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cecil the lion – the most famous creature in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park – was killed by an American hunter according to a report via the Telegraph. The report reveals that Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota in the United States,...

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Airbnb to focus on expanding in South Africa

July 28, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky visited Johannesburg, South Africa this week. According to Chesky, the reason behind the visit was to launch Airbnb’s platform in South Africa. Chesky added that the company also plans to accelerate its growth in the country as...

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Top 3 Startups revolutionising job search in Nigeria

July 27, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Thousands of Nigerians flock to the internet on a daily basis in search of jobs. Despite the explosion of apps, websites and other tools for job applicants seeking to optimise their hunt for employment in Nigeria, many are still unable to use the technology... still focused on connecting Africa to the internet

July 27, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July, 2015. According to the social media giant, over the last year it has worked closely with various...