In Africa, the mobile phone plays a crucial role. Not only do Africans use their device's to call, send text messages, or connect to the internet... but they also use their device's to access mobile money services as well as locate healthcare facilities. IT News Africa has compiled a list...
Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, and the National Bank of Kenya (NBK) have launched a partnership to enable Kenyans living abroad to make instant transfers home. WorldRemit users can now make instant bank deposits to NBK accounts held in both Kenyan Shillings and US Dollars, as well as send...
The online retail sector in Africa presents an exciting opportunity for retailers to grow their businesses by connecting with new customers. e-commerce is expected to grow significantly and as the use of technology also grows, the market becomes more attractive to companies based both inside and outside the continent. With...
  The impact of technology on education is one that can not be overlooked. Not only does having technology in the classroom enhance learning but it also improves the education experience and increases the level of interaction. E-learning in Africa has come a long way and with the growth of the...
Former Apple CEO, John Sculley, is preparing to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya as well as other countries located in East Africa. The launch will be accompanied by the company's distributor for the region, DESPEC. The company is set to roll-out a number of Obi devices for consumers in...
According to a CIO East Africa report Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) has announced it will engage with Safaricom Business as it establishes a base in Nairobi, Kenya. VGE is said to have been founded in 2007 and is focused on supporting businesses looking to establish multi-country presence. The firm has now added...
Google has today announced the 20 innovative, entrepreneurial web adopters from across sub-Saharan Africa who have made it to the semi-finals of Google’s Africa Connected competition.  The competition was launched in August last year, calling entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web-lovers to share their stories of how the web has...
Mobile wallet integration company Wallettec has integrated Snapscan into its service. According to the company, the move is intended to assist it to become a single interface point between the Point of Sale and any mobile or e-wallet solution. According to Snapscan, its application allows users to pay for goods...
Kenya has been described as an economic powerhouse in East Africa. The African Development Bank projected that economic growth for the country would reach 4.5% in 2013 and 5.2% in 2014. However, skilled labour is crucial in order to sustain this growth. An article by Africa News Post in July 2013 shed...
Smile Communications Uganda Limited  today launched the first true 4G LTE broadband network in Uganda. Smile has had commercial customers using its 4G LTE services for the past six months and, with the launch, Smile becomes the only operator in Uganda to operate a full true 4G LTE service. 4G...
The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) revealed that, in conjunction with government and other stakeholders, it is in the final stages of preparing new legislation against cyber-crimes in the country. To date, Tanzania has no laws governing cyber-crimes. The bank is co-operating with government officials and stakeholders to drive forward three bills of legislation that...
Google has released a list of the Top 10 Global Trending Searches throughout 2014. Each year, Google releases a list of the topics that individuals have searched for the most over the past 12 months. Additionally, Google has also revealed the Top 10 Google Searches for African countries, which include:...
At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Ericsson and Coca-Cola revealed a pilot  project, which is intended to bring mobile connectivity to the African continent. The pilot project is essentially dubbed "Ekocenter", and is a social enterprise initiative designed to empower community well-being by bringing safe water, solar power and mobile...
  Much has been written about the growth of Africa's technology-focused startup business ecosystem. In strong emerging markets like Kenya, stakeholders – including venture capitalists, angel investors and multinationals, are continuing with efforts to further entrench the country’s ‘Silicon Savannah’. In October 2013, at Intel Capital’s annual CEO Summit, discussion over establishing a...
Microsoft has launched the Lumia 530 smartphone at all Orange Kenya and authorised dealer shops, in both the single SIM 3G and dual SIM 3G variants. The Lumia 530 will be available in a range of colours along with a selection of changeable shells in a variety of colours. The...
In 2013 a number of election processes took place in key countries in Africa, including Kenya, Mali and Zimbabwe, and affirmed the role that technology – specifically social media and mobile infrastructure – plays in these political processes. Technology has long been positioned to facilitate communication between a government...
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