Africa By Region

A look at African ICT News regionally

MTN South Africa has introduced Rush Hour Voice and Internet bundles. According to MTN, the bundles provide customers with the ability to make MTN to MTN calls for 60 minutes or receive 50MB of data to be used within an hour of activating them. With the Rush Hour Voice bundle,...
As the world heads into the 4th industrial revolution it has become more important than ever that African countries focus on their ICT development in order to improve digitalisation across the continent. In Africa, although countries are faced with a plethora of issues and problems, ICT development is also high...
The taxi-hailing industry is gradually growing in Africa and has brought about a diverse market of competition. Tech entrepreneurs have come up with disruptive e-hailing apps in a bid to give Uber a run for its money. Although competitors may offer better quality or cheaper services, many customers may...
According to the latest figures from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria increased to 83.4 million in February 2015. According to the NCC there was an increase of 1.32 million internet users on GSM and CDMA networks in February 2015. Of the total, 83.21...
Nedbank recently launched Send-iMali. The banking firm has stated that the application is essentially a cost-effective platform in which individuals can send money. According to Nedbank, Send-iMali is a fast, safe and easy-to-use solution for sending money through a cellphone, the internet or the Nedbank App Suite to any...
When looking at the world as a whole, it is evident that each continent has it’s own growth trends which are ultimately determined by the economy as well as common global trends. This means that all countries will be influenced and affected in one way or another. If we look...
MTN South Africa has introduced a new WoW promotion for Prepaid and TopUp customers that gives them anything from R50 to R170 additional value when making calls, sending SMSs and using data. The promotion is structured according to different tiers where the customer will get bonus airtime and data to...
With the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stating in a report in October this year that output in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to “expand by 6% in 2014", academics and technology specialists have agreed that the projected growth will also fuel demand for skills. The ICT skills shortage experienced internationally, including...
MTN South Africa has launched LTE pay as you go SIM cards for its prepaid customers. The move has been designed to give customers access to high-speed internet access that is ideal for a range of applications including online gaming, high definition television, and video conferencing. According to MTN,...
South Africa's Vodacom today launched the new Vodafone Smart Mini, a value-for-money android phone now available at Vodacom World in Midrand and from other participating outlets. The Android Jelly Bean 4.1, handset offers a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 2 megapixel camera, 1GHz processor and 4GB storage. The phone offers high quality at...
MTN South Africa has announced the availability of new bite sized internet bundles, designed to give consumers quick access to the internet for 3 months. "MTN is very excited about these new on the go bundles as we are continuously innovating and finding new ways of providing our data customers...
Bharti Airtel has revealed the appointment of Alfa Belgore. Belgore will be taking up the position of chairman of the board of directors of Airtel's Nigeria unit. Belgore is a former Chief Justice of the Republic of Nigeria. Christian de Faria, CEO  Airtel Africa, stated that: "Belgore's wealth of experience...
Huawei announced the launch of two new flagship smartphones that are set to hit the African market January/February 2015. The devices were revealed during AfricaCom 2014 at an exclusive event, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa. According to Huawei the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7 and the 5.5-inch Ascend...
Facebook has revealed that the company is looking to put steps in place to monetise the messaging app, WhatsApp. Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 in a deal worth $22 billion. At the time of the deal, WhatsApp was generating little revenue but the purchase price was slightly more than the...
Nollywood, the term of endearment bestowed upon Nigeria’s thriving film industry, is the world’s second largest film industry (after India’s Bollywood industry) – in terms of volume (including home-videos, shorts and feature films). According an online article Lights, camera, action! How Nollywood is boosting travel in Africa Nollywood produces 2,000...
South African mobile social network, Mxit, has appointed Francois Swart as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Swart stepped into the role of acting CEO in October 2012. Shareholder Paul Harris says, “Francois has been the de facto CEO for almost a year now and has the respect and trust of...
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