ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

Although telecommunication companies and mobile service providers across Africa continue to keep the momentum going, this week really belongs to social networks and online media in terms of news – fuelled by ongoing speculation surrounding the health and wellbeing of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

ITNewsAfrica's Top Ten stories of the week. (Image source: news via

In terms of technology, the Africa market remains active, particularly within key areas like mobile money, network infrastructure, gadgets and gaming.

As a regular week-end feature on ITNewsAfrica, we list our most popular stories, those that have attracted the interest of readers.

We hope you enjoy!

1. Don’t expect The Last of Us DLC anytime soon

While developer Naughty Dog is revelling in all the praise that has been heaped on their latest title The Last of Us (read our review here), fans will have to wait for some time before the company rolls out the planned Downloadable Content (DLC).

2. Injustice: Gods Among Us gets Man of Steel DLC

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that it will be releasing a Man of Steel Superman skin in July for Injustice: Gods Among Us.

3. Google updates Maps and Earth with 80,000 megapixels

Google announced on 26 June that they have updated their popular Google Maps and Google Earth with 800,000 megapixels of new imagery.

4. Huawei introduces Ascend G510 smartphone

Huawei, a  global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, on June 27 launched the Huawei Ascend G510, an ergonomically designed smartphone that is both stylish on the inside and out. A cut above the smartphones in its class, the Ascend G510 is sleek and slim at just 9.9mm thin and features a powerful 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor.

5. BlackBerry announces new iOS and Android app security

On June 26 BlackBerry announced the availability of a new security solution that separates work and personal apps and data on iOS and Android devices.

6. Sony Mobile announces Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia C

On June 25 Sony Mobile introduced the next revolution in premium large-screen Android smartphone entertainment.

7. MTN SA extends current mobile data price reductions

Following the announcement in March 2013 to aggressively reduce Internet price plans and bundle rates, MTN SA is pleased to announce an extension of this big mobile data sale until 30 September 2013.

8.South Africa: MTN Business to provide SAP ERP via Britehouse

MTN Business announced on June 27 that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Britehouse, a SAP channel and services partner. Through this partnership, MTN Business becomes one of the first telecommunications providers of the SAP® Business One Cloud solution in South Africa. The solution will be branded MTN Business ERP and is the first product offering within the MTN Business ERP portfolio, with more solutions to be added in the future.

9. Angola wants to become next African tech hub

The South-West African nation of Angola has expressed a desire to become a technological and internet hub in Africa. The commercial and marketing director of Angola Cable, Artur Mendes stressed the importance of developing the country.

10. An enterprising look at LTE

On Tuesday 25 June global ICT solutions provider Huawei Technologies South Africa signalled its intention to compete more aggressively in Africa’s growing wireless and telecommunications space with a first-of-its-kind Africa launch of eLTE, a multi-service platform offering broadband data, Push-to-Talk, Push-to-Video, trunking and voice services for railways, aviation and port organisations.

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Chris Tredger, Online Editor