Africa is full of innovation. Whether it is a startup, or a multinational company, Africa is bursting with potential when it comes to innovation in the fields of technology, applications, education and the ICT sector. According to fastcompany.com, the latest list of the top 10 Most Innovative Companies in...
African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent's many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world. Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame is ranked tenth, earning only...
A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile surveying company GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, surveyed 3...
Much of 2018’s growth in internet users in Africa has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans. Mobile phone users in Africa are up by more than 20 percent, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6 times since January 2017. The number...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In August 2013 the Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, Hennie Heymans, said that with the implementation of Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan (which will reportedly result in an 80% increase in broadband internet penetration by the end of 2018), the country is expected to surpass South Africa’s e-commerce market. Those...
Fourty young startups from across the continent took centre stage at DEMO Africa in Nigeria on the 24th September 2014. Each startup pitched their innovations to investors in hope of securing financial and technical support from some of the world’s largest tech companies. This kind of innovation injection can...
The trend of making payments using mobile wallets installed as applications on smartphones which sometimes makes use of Near Field Communication Technology and generally an internet connection is becoming widespread, and indeed Africa is not left out in the grand scheme of things. In fact, Africa is embracing this seamless...
Given the increase in number of technology users, the rapid growth of mobility & the Internet, and increasing interest in Africa as a source of solutions, innovation and technical talent, the case for the continent being able to leapfrog in some ICT market segments (including mobile payments) is strong. Africa’s ever-increasingly...
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