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  • The world has been introduced to the first Afro Emoticons courtesy of Oju Africa (image: Oju Africa)

    First Afro emoticons launched by Oju Africa

    March 28, 2014 • OnlineComments Off

    In an innovative first, the world has been introduced to the first Afro Emoticons courtesy of Oju Africa. Powered by Mi-Fone, the first African mobile devices brand, “Oju” literally meaning “faces” in the Yoruba language from Nigeria, is an innovation...

  • SEACOM to embark on community upliftment

    July 22, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    SEACOM is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its commercial launch on 23 July 2013, by reaching out to communities across Africa with a range of social upliftment activities. This continues the pan-African telecom enabler’s tradition of celebrating its...

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    Top technology trends shaping Africa

    June 6, 2013 • ListsComments Off

    Technology touches the lives of many throughout Africa, widely accepted as having the second fastest growing mobile market. Keeping ahead of innovation has allowed many to overcome distance and stay in contact with relatives, to consult mobile solutions...

  • Microsoft aims to spark skills drive in Africa

    February 13, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Unemployment remains rife on the African continent. With almost 200 million people aged between 15 and 24 in Africa today, the youth community represents more than 60 per cent of the continent’s total population and accounts for 45 per cent of its growing...

  • The world needs African solutions

    January 14, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    African software has had some qualified global successes, but more often than not our home-grown innovations do not ‘take’ well in other territories. To overcome this, we need to think wider. While African solutions are often preferred in dealing with...

  • Microsoft to invest $75-million for African digital access

    December 4, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    During the closing keynote of Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Global Forum over the weekend, the technology giant announced that it has started an initiative and partnership called Youth Spark – Spark a Child’s digital future. As part of the...

  • Lagos traffic takes Nigerian to New York

    March 9, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (7)

    Gidi Traffic, Lagos motorists’ favourite traffic guide, received a nomination for a Shorty Award which honours the best short format content creators on Twitter. Gidi Traffic is one of 399 nominees for the “Life Saving Hero” award in the...

  • Mi-Fone cracks African low-cost Android market

    August 31, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Mi-Fone has released a range of low-cost Android phones, retailing from as little as $80, and will be available from September onwards at select retail stores in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda, Nigeria and Tanzania. Mi-Fone’s range of stylish and...

  • New African football website launched

    January 14, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    “The most comprehensive website devoted to the coverage of the game of football in Africa www.africansoccerunion.com has been launched on the World Wide Web. The website is being promoted by a team of journalists and stakeholders in African football headed...

  • Work starts on NEPAD submarine cable to be ready for FIFA 2010

    September 19, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Construction has begun on NEPAD’s UHURUNET undersea cable network which is due to be completed in time to provide international communications for the 2010 FIFA World Cup that will take place in South Africa in 2010. The fibre optic submarine segment of...