Social media network Wangu launches in Zimbabwe

April 20, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by The Herald, Zimbabwe now has its own dedicated social media network. The report reveals that social media website “Wangu” functions similarly to popular social networks like Twitter, Myspace and Facebook. According to the report, globally social media has presented opportunities for business and social interaction that...

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Dr Omane-Boamah

Ghana: e-registrar portal now live

April 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to, Ghana has launched an e-registrar portal. The portal is aimed at streamlining business registrations in the country. According to the media release, the Portal will be integrated with the Ghana E-Payments Portal (GEPP) and the Ghana...

Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA at Galix

Keeping the connected generation safe online

April 8, 2015 • Online, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Always-on connectivity has become part and parcel of today’s society, with more and more people relying heavily on email, social media and web browsing. Children growing up in this era have unprecedented access to information, multimedia and interactive...

Nigeria Elections 2015

Nigeria Elections 2015: Voters urged to ignore fake results

March 30, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that supporters disregard results posted on social media platforms suggesting the All Progressives Congress (APC) had assumed a lead as vote results collation progressed. According to News 24 Nigeria, PDP...

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Nigeria Elections 2015: Twitter reacts

March 30, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Saturday 28 March 2015, the Nigerian populous took to the polls in order to cast their vote. Voting is now over and the results are now being counted. While individuals have indeed sealed their vote’s, Social Media has been buzzing with thousands of...

Fibre Internet

Research survey set to track FTTH/B penetration in Africa

March 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

52 African countries are now connected to submarine cables, either directly or by terrestrial cross-border fibre optic networks. 44% of Africans live within a 25-km reach of a fibre node. The key question now is which cities and suburbs are taking the lead in...

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Akamai reveals global Q4 2014 State of the Internet Report

March 26, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

For the third consecutive quarter, the global average connection speed remained above the 4 Mbps “broadband” threshold, increasing a nominal 0.7 percent to 4.5 Mbps, according to Akamai’s Fourth Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report....

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Facebook reveals open source augmented traffic control tool

March 26, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Along with the announcement of Facebook’s This Day feature, the social media platform has announced the release of its Augmented Traffic Control tool under an open source licence. The move is intended in order to give developers access as well a the...

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Facebook set to launch On This Day feature

March 25, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Jonathan Gheller, Facebook Product Manager, people often look back at old photos and other memories they’ve shared on Facebook, and many have told us that they enjoy products and features that make this easier. Due to this need, Facebook...


Ghana: Parliament unveils new online digital platform

March 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Government Assurance Committee (CGA) of the Parliament of Ghana, has unveiled a new online digital platform project in order to engage with citizens and amplify their voices on promises made by Ministers to ensure accountability. The online platform can...

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Study reveals that E-commerce is on the rise in South Africa

March 19, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A recent study conducted in South Africa by global market research company Ipsos, on behalf of PayPal and FNB, has revealed a growing interest by South African internet users to shop online. The study reveals that 22 percent of South African internet users...

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FPB proposes to censor the internet in South Africa

March 11, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to The Right2Know, the Film and Publications Board’s (FPB) is attempting to censor the internet in South Africa. According to the coalition group, the FPB is seeking broadly defined powers to police all content published on the Internet. The...

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TheTechieGuy’s latest award proves success for blogging in SA

March 11, 2015 • OnlineComments (0)

TheTechieGuy has won an award for being the Best Science and Technology Blog in South Africa. According to the South African Blog Awards, this is the third year running that TheTechieGuy has won the award. According to the awards platform, the annual SA Blog...

ZA Domains

ZA domains reach 1 million registrations

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

ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the regulator of .ZA, has revealed that the number of registered .ZA domain names has reached and exceeded 1 million this week. This milestone is a first in Africa as .ZA becomes the first country domain in Africa to reach 1...

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Nigeria: Domain name registrations on the rise

February 23, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mary Uduma has stated that there was a slight increase in the number of registration of the country’s .ng domain name in January this year. According to Uduma, the .ng domain name...

SONA 2015

Social media takes aim at SONA 2015

February 13, 2015 • Features, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 12 February 2015, according to Eye Witness News (EWN), President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in South Africa despite a walkout by the DA, the expulsion off EFF MPs, and threats of court action after cell phone...