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The Internet: A weapon of rapid development in Ghana

April 22, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a statement via Jovago, Ghana is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It offers one of the most stable and attractive business environments in the region. According to the Dalberg report, Ghana recorded a GDP growth of 14.4% in 2011. This historic West African country is blessed with rich resources [&hellip...

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E-commerce gains traction in rural Kenya.

E-commerce gains traction in rural Kenya

April 21, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s rural population is increasingly taking to the internet and aggressively placing orders online catching up with their urban counterparts, an internal survey by Jumia Kenya has revealed. According to the survey, which was revealed by the company,...

Social Media

Top 10 social media benefits for the African business

April 21, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The influence of social media in our personal lives can never be underestimated. The impact is so immense that for some people, it has become an addiction and for many others a daily routine. However, social media is more useful than we sometimes believe it...

Top mobile apps

Virtual volunteering makes its way to Africa

April 20, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

In an economy driven by numbers, efficiency and the bottom line, finding the time to volunteer is not always easy. Enter virtual volunteering – share your skills, knowledge or time from the comfort of your desk. By connecting to causes online, individuals...

Deloitte

Digital consumers are being driven by content

April 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Digital consumers are being driven by content

Consumers are evolving into marathon consumers of video content. Thanks to faster internet connectivity and more affordable bandwidth, digital users are likely to binge watch an average of five television episodes at a time. This is according to the 10th...

Google Africa

Google to train 1 million people in Africa in digital skills

April 12, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google to train 1 million people in Africa in digital skills

Google has, at a press conference in Johannesburg, announced its commitment to train one million young Africans in digital skills in the next year. In realising this commitment, Google is supporting its partner Livity Africa to run two training programs:...

Lamudi Kenya

Lamudi to offer free online diploma courses in Kenya

April 12, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Lamudi to offer free online diploma courses in Kenya

Lamudi Kenya has partnered with global education technology company Shaw Academy in order to enable Lamudi subscribers to access a live online learning course worth Sh.50,000 ($500) for free. All online interaction now made with Lamudi will give subscribers...

Keyboard

SA online retail to pass 1% of total retail in 2016

April 6, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

For the first time since the dawn of e-commerce in South Africa, online retail in this country will reach 1% of overall retail during 2016. This is the most significant finding of the Online Retail in South Africa 2016 report, released today by World Wide...

Facebook Johannesburg

Facebook to use Artificial Intelligence to Help Blind People ‘See’ Social Media

April 5, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook to use Artificial Intelligence to Help Blind People ‘See’ Social Media

Every day, people share more than 2 billion photos across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. That’s a lot of photos! While visual content provides a fun and expressive way for people to communicate online, consuming and creating it poses...

VR Headset

VR Social Media Networks: The Future of Face-to-Face

April 5, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on VR Social Media Networks: The Future of Face-to-Face

Social media caught many unprepared when it soared in the early 2000s. Not even MySpace could have prepared us for what happened next. Yet phones and Facebook and more worked together to change the face of our world. Now, virtual reality is coming to...

Egypt Air Hijack

Egypt: Social Media reacts to EgyptAir hijacking

March 29, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt: Social Media reacts to EgyptAir hijacking

According to a report via Times Live, an Egypt Air passenger plane, which was heading from Alexandria to Cairo, had recently been reported as hijacked. According to the report, civil aviation sources and police said the hijackers forced the pilots to head...

Online security

Nigeria: Ringier Africa acquires online shopping platform DealDey

March 26, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Ringier Africa acquires online shopping platform DealDey

Ringier Africa Deals Group, a newly-founded joint venture between Swiss Ringier Africa AG and South African Silvertree Internet Holdings has revealed that it has acquired online shopping platform, DealDey. According to the group, the acquisition represents an...

E-commerce Nigeria

Top internet tricks every tech-savvy African should know

March 24, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top internet tricks every tech-savvy African should know

The internet has completely changed the way things are done. From school, shops and even offices, basically every task that needs to be completed in any set-up is best achieved with the help of the internet. Africans understand the essence of the internet and...

Kilimin

African travellers want online and mobile travel access

March 14, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African travellers want online and mobile travel access

While African travellers still value traditional bricks-and-mortar travel agencies, they are increasingly looking for agents that offer online and mobile services as smartphone penetration across the continent increases, according to an independent research...

African startup

Kenya: Internet seen as a basic necessity

March 9, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Internet seen as a basic necessity

A month-long study, which was revealed by TelecomPaper, conducted across Kenya and commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and research firm Ipsos found that 86 percent of Kenyans viewed the internet as the epitome of freedom...

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Physical addressing could boost e-commerce in Kenya

March 7, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Physical addressing could boost e-commerce in Kenya

Owning a physical address is critical. Not only does it allow a courier from a popular e-commerce website to find your residential home, but it also allows a medical response team to attend to medical emergencies at a faster rate. While a courier missing a...

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