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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 it is its largest market on the continent. Airbnb is an online marketplace that allows travelers to...

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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...

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Obama returns to Kenya, Twitter reacts to homecoming

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

United States President, Barack Obama, will be visiting Kenya shortly for the upcoming 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). During his visit, the President will hold talks on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, democracy and human...

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Burundi Elections: Vote count underway, social media reacts

July 22, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via, the results for the Burundi elections are not expected to be announced until Thursday, 24 July 2015; however, incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza is widely expected to win his third term. Electoral Commission president...

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Online infidelity site Ashley Madison has been hacked

July 21, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0), which is essentially a dating website that helps married individuals cheat, has been hacked. The data stolen in the hack includes the company’s databases of 37 million users, financial records, and other proprietary information. The...

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Jovago expands to Ghana

July 9, 2015 • OnlineComments (0)

Online hotel booking platform Jovago has revealed that it has opened a new office in Accra, Ghana. According to the company, the expansion across Africa shows consistency in covering the African continent with localised Jovago presence in order to reach and...

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How to help victims of online cyberbullying

July 6, 2015 • Online, SecurityComments (0)

Cyberbullying, which is bullying that takes place using digital technology, has become a serious issue including within Africa. The consequences can be serious: children become withdrawn and secretive, their schoolwork suffers and they may become aggressive,...

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Facebook opens office in Africa

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

Social Media giant, Facebook, has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. According to the company the branch will be based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg,...

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South Africa: Online portal boosts business in townships

June 18, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

South African township based business owners have jumped at the opportunity to join a new interactive website, designed to help them connect with their customers and grow their business. The new website,, launched by Nampak Bevcan’s...

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Evolution of Wi-Fi drives business opportunities and growth in Africa

June 17, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The introduction of affordable smartphones designed specifically for emerging markets has been a game changer for Africa and has made an impact on Wi-Fi demand, says Ruckus Wireless. In fact, according to published reports, mobile penetration in sub-Saharan...

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Top 20 hottest online searches in Nigeria

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

According to the latest figures from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria increased to 83.4 million in February 2015. There was an increase of 1.32 million internet users on the GSM and CDMA networks in...


Online job portal begins operations in Senegal

June 12, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Everjobs, an online job portal, recently started its operations in Dakar. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public. Everjobs will support Senegal’s plan to establish...

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Twitter CEO steps down

June 12, 2015 • Online, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by the BBC, Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo has announced that he will be step down. The 51-year-old stated that he’ll no longer be Twitter’s chief executive as of July 2015. The social media platform has evolved during...

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8K videos surfacing on YouTube

June 9, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to report via, video sharing platform “YouTube” has now begun to label 4K and 8K videos accordingly. In the past, users of the platform were able to stream video content at a resolution of up to 1440p; however,...

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Nigeria’s raises $1.2M for African expansion

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

The largest hotel bookings website in Nigeria,, has raised $1.2 million to expand across Africa from a number of investors including EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund and Omidyar Network, a venture capital firm launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Founded...