Case studies across Africa demonstrate the positive impact that access to even the most basic mobile technology can offer smallholder farmers. This underscores the importance of driving inclusive access to digital technology, especially mobile-based, to help the continent’s farmers mitigate the impact of climate change. This assertion is championed by...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. This week, alarm bells sound over the possibilities of Russian cybersecurity agency Kaspersky being coerced to use their software in cyber attacks. Amazon is blocked from breaking ground in their...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. The skyrocketing petrol price continues to be squarely in the fore of the mind of our readers, with fintech news closely following in second place. South Africans may soon be paid...
On Thursday, Access Partnership, one of the leading global public policy firms for the technology sector released a Fair Tech Institute whitepaper outlining the urgency with which governments and the private sector need to leverage satellite technology for more effective disaster management efforts in Africa and globally. This whitepaper comes...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Load shedding hits South Africa this week as users across the country scramble to understand their load shedding schedules. Following this, two new digital solutions were released this week from TymeBank...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Vodacom launches an AWS lab in South Africa, E& announces plans to expand from the UAE to Africa and further abroad. Which mobile internet network is the best in South Africa,...
South African viewers expressed their frustration after Multichoice removed Russian Today (RT), a Russian state-controlled international television network funded by the tax budget of the Russian government. According to News24, MultiChoice confirmed on Thursday night 24 February 2022, that the channel would not be carried on DSTV until further notice. "Sanctions imposed...
American agritech corporation Corteva Agriscience has today announced the official introduction of its PowerCore technology to South Africa’s maize farmers. The solution is a new high-performing, herbicide-resistant seed trait that effectively helps protect crops from damaging above-ground insects, such as the maize stalk borer and spotted maize stem borer. A Smarter...
The search for commensurate rewards is one that drives the human pursuit in different sectors, from medicine, to tech, to artisanship and entrepreneurship is why tech talents leave the continent in search of greener pastures. Due to the ongoing trend where the immediate environment does not facilitate the growth and...
Nigeria's Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has announced today that it is "working around the clock" to succeed in making Nigeria Air fully operational by June 2023. The airline, a spiritual revival of the company Nigeria Airways which became defunct in 2003, was initially set to launch in April 2022,...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Fintech deals and fighting game reveals. This week saw DStv announce new measures against piracy and password swapping and Salesforce makes a statement in South Africa. Find out more about this...
Last year in August, IT News Africa covered a story that Kenya Airways and its subsidiary had signed a deal with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer to bring "flying taxis" to Kenya's capital of Nairobi. Now it is reported that the date has finally been set by Kenya Airways to launch...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a "military operation" in the neighbouring country of Ukraine. Putin further called for Ukrainian soldiers to lay down their arms and surrender peacefully. The move has been met with outrage in the West, with appeals from across the globe urging the Kremlin to cease...
Demand for African developers is at an all-time high and international companies are recruiting African developers at record rates according to tech giant Google's “Africa Developer Ecosystem  Report 2021," Google has launched the “Africa Developer Ecosystem Report 2021” demonstrating that, despite the challenges associated with the pandemic, the continent's developer...
Changing the differences in power that exist in digital discourse and embracing diversity across all platforms Cyberfeminism is defined as both a philosophy and a movement. As a philosophy, it acknowledges the differences in power between men and women, specifically around digital discourse, and what needs to be done...
The year is 2026 and Africa leads the world with business solutions leveraging the unprecedented power of the metaverse. Europeans, Asians and Americans scramble to tap into the continent’s skills and world-leading technology stacks.   How does that read to you? Does it sound realistic or fanciful? If it sounds fanciful...
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