IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

June 19, 2015 • Top Stories

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Get all the latest tech related stories from IT News Africa. (Image Source: Darryl Linington)

Cell C has made the headlines this week. The company has raised concerns over the apparent approval of the Vodacom-Neotel transaction.

Also making the headlines this week was the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). SARB has given Econet Wireless the go-ahead to begin cross-border mobile money remittances to Zimbabwe.

Be sure not to miss the upcoming CIO Roadmap 2015, which will feature cutting-edge demos, engaging keynotes, lively panel discussions, noted local and international speakers, along with an amazing technology exhibition area.

The team at IT News Africa hopes you have a wonderful weekend. The top stories of the week can be found below:


Cell raises concern over Vodacom-Neotel merger
Cell C has issued a statement to IT News Africa raising concerns, according to Cell C, over the apparent approval of the Vodacom-Neotel transaction. Read More.

Business Connexion remains bullish on Africa growth strategy
Business Connexion has confirmed that it is ‘business as usual’ while the company awaits the final decision on its proposed merger with Telkom. Read More.

Liquid Telecom unveils VoIP offering
Liquid Telecom has begun to offer Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calling within Zimbabwe. Read More.

Airtel rolls out Wi-Fi service in Lagos
Airtel Nigeria has launched a Wi-Fi service to enable residents and visitors to Lagos to access the internet in public places through their smartphones, tablets, laptops and other smart devices. Read More.

SA Reserve Bank clears EcoCash Zimbabwe transfers
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has given Econet Wireless the go-ahead to begin cross-border mobile money remittances to Zimbabwe. Read More.


Can IoT create new, generative business value?
Advanced sensor technology connected to the so-called ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE) is forging unusual business relationships between companies, and generating entirely new forms of value. Read More.

Top Technology trends shaking up the financial services industry
The financial services industry has to consider the adoption of new technology trends such as cloud computing to augment their capabilities and social media to test market appetite for new products and services. Read More.

Driving the forces behind cloud computing
As we reflect on the lessons learned through the big-data boom, of how organisations securely capture, store and retrieve data and how they can derive value from these huge data sets, we must begin to prepare for a yet another new wave of data. Read More.

Top List

Top 20 hottest online searches in Nigeria
As Nigeria has ultimately become one of the largest connected countries in Africa, IT News Africa has investigated what Nigerians search for whilst on the internet. According to Google Trends these are the top 20 searches in Nigeria. Read More.

Top 5 tips to extend the battery life of a smartphone
With African residents accessing the internet via there smartphones at such a rapid rate, Red-E has revealed 5 tips to extend the battery life of a smartphone. According to the company: “You never need to run out power for your smartphone or tablet if you follow these simple guidelines.” Read More.

Gadgets and Gaming

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review
To say that the Witcher 3 is a typical Role-Playing-Game (RPG) is an understatement. The Witcher 3 is a genre re-defining game that has changed the expectations of gamers for years to come. For those who have never experienced a Witcher title, now is the time to play one of the greatest titles to grace the world of gaming. Read More.

Borderlands – The Handsome Collection Review
The Borderlands series is possibly one of the most colourful, crazy and hilarious game series to grace the First-Person Shooter genre. Since it inception in 2009, it’s spawned three titles which have provided gamers with hours of fun, humour and fast-paced action. Recently Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has been released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which contains Borderlands 2 with all its released DLC. Read More.

E3 2015: PlayStation showcases top lineup
Sony PlayStation has had one of the most memorable E3 2015 showcases so far. Not only did the gaming giant reveal that Final Fantasy VII will indeed be receiving a remake, but it also revealed that The Last Guardian is still being developed. Read More.

Darryl Linington



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