Social Media

Swaziland: Users bypass censored media with Social Media

July 28, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tech savvy individuals have turned to social media websites like Facebook and Twitter in order to access news that is not censored or governed in any way. Individuals also utilise the service in order to bypass mainstream media which includes: television, radio and newspapers. This is according to a report jointly published by the Media ...

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Nigeria embracing e-commerce

July 28, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Terragon Group Research Report released for the second quarter of 2014, has revealed growth in the state of digital media and users’ online behaviour in Nigeria over the past twelve months. The report, which was compiled after a recent survey from a...


Kenya leads in requesting users’ data from Google in Africa

July 25, 2014 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by, a number of African governments are keeping a watch on the online activities of their citizens with Kenya topping Africa in requesting users’ data from Google. According to the site, outside Africa, governments...

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UK delivering e-learning to Kenya

July 25, 2014 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a strategic partnership with the private sector to deliver e-learning programmes in Kenya to thousands of marginalised girls. Project iMlango is an e-learning partnership, led by...

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Bata to sell on Jumia Kenya

July 24, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bata, a Kenyan footwear manufacturer and retailer, has made the move to sell its products online on Jumia’s Kenya marketplace. The company has chosen to list on the marketplace due to its popularity in order to increase sales and revenue. The Jumia...

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Nigeria: Discovery Air partners with Jovago

July 23, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jovago has signed a white label partnership with one of Nigeria’s domestic carriers, Discovery Air in order to provide more accessible hotel booking services to Nigerians. This partnership with Discovery Air will ensure that Nigerians visiting the Discovery...


Takealot now accepting Bitcoin payments

July 18, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0), in partnership with PayFast, has revealed that it will be accepting Bitcoins as a form of payment from its customers. According to the company, customers who wish to pay using Bitcoin will need to select “Instant EFT” as their payment...


PayFast makes way for Bitcoin purchases in SA

July 17, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayFast, a South African payment gateway, has revealed the addition of Bitcoin as a payment method on its platform. The integration, in partnership with the BitX exchange, allows buyers to make Bitcoin purchases at tens of thousands of online sellers, with...

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Kenya: Jumia Online Marketplace to empower SMEs

July 11, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jumia Kenya recently launched an Online Marketplace that is intended to empower small, medium and large business enterprises by allowing them to sell their products directly to the company’s customer base. Jumia is said to be handling product warehousing,...

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Jumia Nigeria reveals Online Marketplace for SMEs

July 10, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jumia Nigeria celebrates its 2nd year anniversary with massive growth and impact on the Nigerian economy. Over the past 2 years Jumia has been building an online platform that attempts to bridge the gap between consumers and access to products. As part of...