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  • Mauritius – Africa’s shining beacon of social and economic stability tops several polls as the safest place to put your finances (image: Wikimedia)

    Mauritius – An investment destination of choice

    April 9, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Mauritius – An investment destination of choice

    Making an investment in Africa is considered to be tricky business, with political instability and economic uncertainty two hurdles that can trip up the unwary. However, Mauritius – Africa’s shining beacon of social and economic stability tops several...

  • Erich Clementi, senior vice president of IBM Global Technology Services (image: IBM)

    IBM to expand cloud footprint

    January 19, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM to expand cloud footprint

    Technology giant IBM announced has announced plans to commit over $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint. This investment includes a network of data centres designed to bring clients greater flexibility, transparency and control over...

  • Christo Briedenhann- Country Manager: Riverbed Africa

    Technology investment is crucial to Online Retail Success

    October 24, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Technology investment is crucial to Online Retail Success

    The constant evolution of online retail – from multi-channel to omni-channel and beyond – means retailers have business-critical decisions to make on a day-to-day basis. Certainly, the opportunity for success and growth can’t be denied. Many companies...

  • Serial entrepreneur and founder of the Mara Group Ashish Thakkar (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Changing Africa – one conglomerate at a time

    October 23, 2013 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Changing Africa – one conglomerate at a time

    At the tender age of 15, he started his first company. Fast-forward 16 years and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar has secured a position at the top of the pan-African multi-sector business conglomerate Mara Group. He considers himself a...

  • Intel Capital's President Arvind Sodhani (image: Charlie Fripp)

    How to get your start-up funded with Intel

    October 23, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on How to get your start-up funded with Intel

    At Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit in San Diego, California, President Arvind Sodhani detailed how innovators can get their products and services funded – by simply partnering with Intel and the Capital investment arm. However, there are a set of...

  • Marcin Hejka, Intel’s EMEA Managing Director (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Intel: “Africa will produce billion-dollar companies”

    October 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Intel: “Africa will produce billion-dollar companies”

    Intel Capital’s annual CEO and investment Summit has begun and apart from being a platform that brings together some of the top CEOs from leading companies around the world, the event is also the perfect opportunity for start-ups and angel investors...

  • Rockefeller Foundation invests $100 million in Digital Jobs Africa

    May 16, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Rockefeller Foundation invests $100 million in Digital Jobs Africa

    The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a new Foundation initiative that will focus on Africa’s youth and employment, called Digital Jobs Africa. Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation was joined by Strive Masiyiwa, Executive...

  • Samsung invests $110-million in Sharp

    March 6, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Samsung invests $110-million in Sharp

    Electronics maker Sharp has announced that Korean technology giant Samsung has invested $110 million in the company, effectively giving Samsung a three percent stake in Sharp and making it the biggest individual shareholder in Sharp that isn’t a financial...

  • Nigeria to invest $15-million in telecommunications sector

    August 30, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria to invest $15-million in telecommunications sector

    Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) announced plans to pour $15-million into the country’s telecommunications sector in order to assist Nigerians in securing capital to promote growth and create jobs. Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology,...

  • Etisalat pledges further investment despite challenges

    April 11, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat pledges further investment despite challenges

    Telecom giant, Etisalat Nigeria has renewed its commitment to invest in Nigerian mobile telecommunications industry despite the challenges in the sector. It said its growth plans are still intact even as its subscriber base reached 12 million just three and...

  • Orange extends African IP VPN services

    March 27, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange extends African IP VPN services

    France’s Orange Business Services will offer IP VPN services in 31 countries for Aggreko, a company that provides power and temperature control services. The Aggreko partnership aims to deliver better telecom services and improve the internal and external...

  • Zambia invests in fight against cybercrime

    March 2, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    With cybercrime increasing, the Zambia Information Communications Authority (ZICTA) announced on Thursday, that it was investing some ZMK 1.3 billion ($582 000) in battling online criminal activity. The money will go towards creating a Computer Incident...

  • AAPG president calls for maverick approach

    March 1, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on AAPG president calls for maverick approach

    Paul Weimer, American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ (AAPG) President, has called on experts and government in oil producing countries to invest in new technologies. He emphasized a maverick approach was needed to achieve progress in the...

  • MTN Rwanda blames upgrades for disruptions

    February 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    MTN Rwanda claims upgrades are responsible for local network disruptions. Subscribers have experienced network problems recently due to 3G network upgrades. Responding to complaints about disruptions, MTN re-routed all its traffic, sourcing additional...

  • End of the African telecoms boom?

    February 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on End of the African telecoms boom?

    The upsurge in Sub-Saharan African mobile telecommunications seems to be subsiding as companies continue to saturate the market in a bid to gain more clients. The levels of investment in the sector and how businesses aim to win over customers’ favour...

  • Libyan government to review telecom investments

    January 10, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libyan government to review telecom investments

    Libya’s transitional government said that it would review ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi-era investments across the country and in Africa. The National Transition Council said it would also be looking at telecommunications investments across the continent,...