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Google, Technovation, FGM,I-cut

Five Kenyan girls selected to take part in 2017 Google Technovation

July 25, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Five Kenyan girls, Stacy Owino, Cynthia Otieno, Purity Achieng, Macrine Atieno & Ivy Akinyi, are the only Africans selected to take part in the 2017 Google Technovation. Technovation is sponsored by Google, Verizon and the United Nations, and  aims to teach girls the skills they need to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. The event will [&hellip...

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Linebooker, transport management, trucking companies

Online transport management startup disrupts SA freight industry

July 25, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Linebooker, an online transport management company that matches trucks with loads in Cape Town, is disrupting South Africa’s freight transport industry. According to the company, Linebooker has enjoyed an excellent five months since its official launch in...

Software AG, Gupta, Scandal, Kickbacks, South Africa, Corruption, Report, GuptaLeaks

Software AG Awaits German Head-Office Response Amidst Gupta Kickback Furore

July 25, 2017 • General, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Another week, another Gupta kickback allegation. This time it is German software giant- Software AG – being linked to the infamous Gupta family in leaked emails. According to amaBhungane and Scorpio, an investigative journalism site, leaked Gupta...

Nigeria, Telecommunications, Fraud, NCC, Meeting, Call masking, Call refilling

Nigeria- NCC Reigns in Telcos over Call Masking Complaints

July 25, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by the Nigerian Communications Week, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has invited s telcos in the country to an urgent meeting to discuss an increase in call masking or call refiling. Call masking, which is illegal in...

Africa Code Week, SAP, MIT Media Lab

Africa Code Week to Scale Coding Literacy

July 25, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Ministry of Basic Education in Botswana has partnered with SAP and trained over 400 local teachers to code, in a series of Train-the-Trainer sessions in preparation for SAP Africa Code Week 2017. The training sessions took place at Gaborone Senior...

Retail, Brick and Mortor, Digital, eCommerce, Sustainability

Future Proofing Brick-and-Mortar Retail

July 25, 2017 • Top StoriesComments (0)

With e-commerce becoming a constant, retailers and marketers must find new and innovative ways to increase footfall and boost sales in their ‘traditional’ brick-and-mortar stores. To boost competitiveness and create the added value and convenience that...

multi-cloud, applications service, F5 Networks,

New Multi-Cloud- ready application services launched in SA

July 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The cloud and security solutions provider, F5 Networks last week announced the availability of new, multi-cloud-ready application services for the South African market. The applications are designed to provide consistency in multi-cloud environments, and aim...

Metrofile to exhibit at HISA2017

Metrofile to Exhibit at HISA2017

July 24, 2017 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s market leader in records and information management, Metrofile will exhibit their full range of services at this year’s Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017) due to take place at Vodacom World in Midrand on 29 and 30 August....

P Live in partnership with Facebook will live-stream the Kenyan Presidential Debate that is scheduled to hold on Monday, 24th of July at 5.30pm.

P Live, Facebook to live-stream Kenyan Presidential Debate today

July 24, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

P Live in partnership with Facebook will live-stream the Kenyan Presidential Debate scheduled to take place today at 5:30pm. The video will be streamed in 360 degrees format with a comment feature that will allow for public participation. This represents an...

Africa's highest paid president listed.

Top 10 Highest Paid African Presidents Listed

July 22, 2017 • East Africa, Features, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent’s many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world....

Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report predicts new “Destruction of Service”attacks;scale and impact of threats grow. (Image source: Google/

Key industries need to improve security posture- Cisco Cybersecurity Report

July 22, 2017 • Internet of Things, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Cisco® 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential “destruction of service”(DeOS) attacks. With the advent of the Internet of Things(IoT), key...

Google, Technovation, FGM,I-cut

Citrix, Google ink cloud partnership

July 22, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Citrix today announced extensions to its long-term strategic relationship with Google. Customers will be able to use Citrix Cloud to provision and manage secure digital workspaces, including Citrix Workspace Service, on Google Cloud Platform. The two...

Airtel touching lives

Airtel Uganda gives away brand new Car

July 22, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Uganda has given away a brand new car in their ‘Mega Masappe’ promotion to a resident of Fort Portal. This is the second car given out to an Airtel Uganda customer; last week, Shaban Kyeswa from Bulenga took home the coveted prize. “When we...

Apps, Cooking, Recipes, Food, Master Chef, Mobile

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...

Software AG, Gupta, Scandal, Kickbacks, South Africa, Corruption, Report, GuptaLeaks

SAP-Gupta kickback investigation: Interim management team appointed

July 22, 2017 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

International software giants, SAP, today announced an interim management team for Africa after four management team members were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a forensic investigation into allegations related to one of the...

The Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa.

Apps Africa Innovation Awards entries open

July 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Applications are now open for the Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa supported by Mobile Monday South Africa and Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF). The third edition will take place on November 6th...