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Become Gordon Ramsey with these 10 Apps

July 22, 2017 • General, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gone are the days when you needed pen and paper to scribble down hand-me-down recipes. You no longer need to wait for the next edition of cook books to hit the shelves either. Need recipes instantly? There’s an app for that. Whether you’re keen to amaze guests at your next dinner party with your celebrity [&hellip...

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MiWay, Racist, Email, Fake, Twitter, Reaction

South Africa: Fake or Real? Twitter Reacts To “Racist” MiWay Email

July 21, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday afternoon social media across South Africa was kicked into overdrive as an email  riddled with racist language which appeared to implicate insurance company, MiWay, surfaced on Twitter. The email which was apparently written by a MiWay claims...

China's top e-commerce businessman Jack Ma arrives in Kenya.

Chinese Tech billionaire Jack Ma visits Kenya

July 21, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Asia’s richest man, Jack Ma is in Kenya. The founder and executive chairman of e-commerce platform Alibaba is in Kenya on a two-day visit. During an event where he was speaking to young entrepreneurs, Ma offered youth tips on how to build successful...

Wi-Fi, Public, Saftey, Tips, Protection, Security

5 Safety Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi

July 21, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, SecurityComments (0)

With the constant need to be connected to the world through our mobile devices, combined with high data costs in many African countries, it has become somewhat of a habit to search for public Wi-Fi once out of the house. Free Wi-Fi can sometimes be a...

Chat Find,

Create a free mobile shopfront with Chat Find

July 20, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Chat Find, a new app which offers businesses, large and small, a commercially viable mobile commerce platform, has been made available to South African business owners. Mobile is becoming an increasingly important space for businesses, with statistics...

First-ever study on fake news in Kenya reveals scale of issue and impact on trust in media. (Image source:

9 out of 10 Kenyans have seen fake news about the 2017 election

July 20, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new study reveals that 90% of Kenyans have seen or heard false news about the 2017 general election, with 87% reporting instances of deliberately false – or fake – news. The Reality of Fake News in Kenya, launched in Nairobi, is a study aimed at...

Eskimi DSP, an “Africa-first” developed programmatic platform will expand to service the Ugandan market. (image source: Eskimi)

Eskimi programmatic platform set to launch service in Uganda

July 20, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Eskimi DSP has announced expansion plans to service the Ugandan market. Eskimi mobile DSP is a technology platform that allows brands and agencies to run performance based or reach focused campaigns. The platform has a unique reach of over 6.5million users...

Alphabay Disappears: 3 Scenarios to Look for Next.

Dark Web’s Marketplace, Alphabay, Disappears: What Next?

July 19, 2017 • General, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

The AlphaBay dark web marketplace has been inaccessible since 05 Jul 2017. With no substantive explanation from the site’s owners, users have speculated that either an exit scam (where administrators steal user cryptocurrency deposited to the marketplace...

Jumia Travel announces launch of customer service on Facebook Messenger.

Jumia Travel bolts on Facebook Messenger

July 19, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jumia Travel, An African online travel agency, has announced that its channel for Customer Service will now be fully integrated into Facebook messenger. The integration will include a live chat experience on Facebook Messenger, allowing customers to fully...

Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works.

Football365 Launches Worldwide on BBM Messenger

July 19, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, today announced the launch of Football365 on the messaging platform in partnership with Planet Sport Publishing, a global, independent publisher of sports news and information. Football365, now available on the BBM...

Uber Strike South Africa

South Africa: Uber driver dies after mob attack, Minister called to intervene

July 18, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Chaos erupted at Gautrain station in Sandton on Monday after Uber and metered taxi drivers got into fisticuffs outside the station. Metered taxi drivers in Sandton demanded that Uber taxis be made to adhere to the same transport regulations that...

Kenya free internet

Somalia: Internet restored after 23 day blackout

July 18, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

After more than three weeks without the internet, residents in Somalia can now go online. Online access was restored on Monday following a blackout caused by a container ship which damaged an undersea cable connecting the Horn of Africa nation to the world....

Cell C will offer students from universities across the country free access to university websites in a bid to assist them to access course material necessary to complete the year.

South Africa: Get 3 months free high-speed with C-Fibre

July 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In an attempt to entice new customers, mobile operator Cell C has announced a new fibre-to-the-home promotional offer, giving new customers three months of free C-Fibre access to kick start their high-speed internet journey. Until 30 September 2017, new...

Laurent Grimaldi, CEO of Konnect Africa.

Interview: Bridging Africa’s Digital Divide

July 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In yet another interview showcasing the latest tech developments on the Africa continent, IT News Africa recently spoke to Laurent Grimaldi, CEO of satellite broadband solutions company, Konnect Africa. Konnect Africa, set up by Eutelsat in 2015,  aims to...

Monday 17th of July is World Emoji Day. (Image Source: Dekh News)

Africa Celebrates World Emoji Day

July 17, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Monday, 17th of July, is World Emoji Day. The worldwide celebration for the “little people inside our phones” started in 2014 and was founded by Jeremy Burge, a member of Unicode, an emoji standardisation organisation.   This year World Emoji...

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Nigeria: Internet Users Hits 91million- NCC

July 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), by May this year, Nigeria hit the 91 million mark in terms of internet users in the country. The number, which has risen from 90,124,428 in April to 91,565,010 in May, was revealed in a report...