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Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile telephony is changing Africa, for the better. Once called the Dark Continent, the mobile phone revolution has lightened up the possibilities of economic prosperity in Africa. According to GSMA Mobile Economy Africa Report 2016, in 2015 mobile technologies and services generated 6.7% of GDP, or $150 billion, in Africa and this is further likely...

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Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Leishen Pillay, partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, in an interview which unpacks just why Africa needs blockchain technology. Leishen Pillay is a partner at Hogan Lovells and focuses on technology, media, telecommunications...

Djibril Diallo appointed VP Business Development at TransferTo

Djibril Diallo appointed VP Business Development at TransferTo

November 24, 2017 • Finance, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TransferTo, a Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network for emerging markets, has announced the appointment of Djibril Diallo as VP Business Development to head operations across West and Central Africa. The move comes as the company looks to ramp up its activity...

MTN Cote d'Ivoire launches startup incubator

MTN Cote d’Ivoire launches startup incubator

November 23, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Cote d’Ivoire has launched the first edition of its startup incubation programme, called Y’ello Startup. The programme is designed to help young entrepreneurs design and deploy innovative digital solutions with a strong impact on the Ivorian...

Nigeria: Facebook launches new digital growth initiative

Nigeria: Facebook launches new digital growth initiative

November 23, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday 22 November 2017, Facebook announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria which, according to the company, will further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Incorporating a series of high profile...

MEST Launches Incubator Spaces in Lagos and Cape Town

MEST launches incubator spaces in Lagos and Cape Town

November 22, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST announced the launch of two new Incubator spaces in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cape Town, South Africa, as the program continues to expand its presence across the...

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Samsung Electronics, a producer of semiconductor technology, announced the launch of its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and...

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics...

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

November 21, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Monday 20 November 2017 Infinix mobility unveiled, in Nigeria, its flagship model for 2017 the Infinix Zero 5. Infinix first unveiled the Zero series 5 years ago in Nigeria and, according to the company, it has become a leading brand in the country....

Rocket League and Warner Bros. Partner Up for Updated Retail Release

Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Rocket League has been on the sidelines of the esports world as of late, often overshadowed by other more prominent games like Dota, LoL, and Overwatch. However, it’s still one of the most successful online games to date by selling over a million retail...

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape.

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The evolution of cryptocurrencies means there is potential to be “incredibly surgical” in terms of regulation and the enforcement of transparency, but regulators are still facing resource constraints and other limitations in their efforts to get on top of...

Africa is not a Data desert

Africa is not a Data desert

November 21, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe. The ability to collect and process vast numbers of data points, and to...

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

November 20, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Friday 17 November 2017, Nigerian startup Install.com.ng launched its on-demand electrician service. The newly launched service, which could be loosely described as an Uber for electricians, looks to offer easy access to installation and repair services as...

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

November 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, West AfricaComments (0)

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform has announced that the company has introduced a new category of funding small-scale farming in Africa by allowing Nigerians to venture and sponsor agriculture. The company also simultaneously...

Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

Huawei technology drives Cameroon to Smart City award recognition

November 20, 2017 • Events, Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Barcelona, Spain, November 16, 2017 at the World Smart City awards held at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC), Cameroon was recognised with a nomination for the Innovation Idea Award for its solar energy project. They were not the only Huawei...

Survival needs: food,water...WiFi?

Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

November 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

You can live without air for three minutes, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food; but how long can you survive without checking your mobile phone for messages and calls or asking for the WiFi password? Of course,...