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Nigeria: Airtel begins broadcast of Touching Lives Season 2

January 18, 2016 • General, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Airtel begins broadcast of Touching Lives Season 2

Following the well-attended Touching Lives Season 2 Premiere in Abuja, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the commencement of broadcast of the 13 episode programme on satellite and terrestrial Television stations. According to the telco, the programme, which captures stories of how the plight and despair of people are turned to optimism, will kick off on Sunday,...

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IT News Africa’s Best of CES 2016

January 10, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa’s Best of CES 2016

The technology on show at CES 2016 was simply mind-blowing. With over 170 000 participants and more than 3000 exhibitors, this year’s event was certainly bigger than anything we’ve ever seen before. We met loads of brand new startups and stared wide-eyed...

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Nigeria: Etisalat to boost ICT literacy in Zaria school

January 8, 2016 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Etisalat to boost ICT literacy in Zaria school

Etisalat has donated 30 desktop computers to boost Information and Communication Technology education at the Nuhu Bamali Primary School, Fadi Sanka community in Zaria, Kaduna State. Etisalat presented the computers to the school management led by the...

Airtel partners Coverage Broadband to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

Nigeria: Airtel to sponsor The Voice

January 7, 2016 • General, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Airtel to sponsor The Voice

Airtel Nigeria has announced its partnership with Africa Magic in order to sponsor The Voice, a Nigerian version of the internationally acclaimed reality singing competition. The singing competition will offer talented Nigerians a solid and credible ladder...

CES 2016: Media streaming for self-driving cars in development

January 5, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on CES 2016: Media streaming for self-driving cars in development

At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Volvo revealed that it is developing intelligent, high bandwidth, streaming capabilities with its technology partner, Ericsson, that will ensure drivers and passengers get the most out of their time travelling in an...

MobileData officially part of SA’s Nation Builder community

January 5, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on MobileData officially part of SA’s Nation Builder community

MobileData, a technology service provider focused on payment facilitation and prepaid electronic value distribution, has confirmed its membership to the South African Nation Builder initiative. Nation Builder is a Muthobi initiative bringing together key...

Microsoft launches 'Head Start' to help startups this Global Entrepreneurship Week

Entrepreneurs reach for the sky with Microsoft

January 4, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Entrepreneurs reach for the sky with Microsoft

Entrepreneurs in Gaza are being empowered with real business connections to Microsoft enterprise clients to start their own software consultancies. Microsoft under the 4Afrika Initiative has collaborated with Mercy Corps’ startup accelerator, Gaza Sky...

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Nigeria: Govt to issue ICT policy blueprint in Jan 2016

December 29, 2015 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Govt to issue ICT policy blueprint in Jan 2016

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Minister of Communications – Adebayo Shittu – has said that a new blueprint for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry will be published in January, 2016. The report revealed that Shittu...

Airtel partners Coverage Broadband to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

27 year-old wins big at Airtel Nigeria Future Awards 2015

December 11, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on 27 year-old wins big at Airtel Nigeria Future Awards 2015

Lily Kudzro, a 27 year-old social entrepreneur, emerged as the winner of the Airtel Nigeria sponsored Prize in Education award at The Future Awards 2015. The young Ghanaian social entrepreneur won the category, which had Cynthia Onwuchuruba from Nigeria and...

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Etisalat charges students on importance of quality career choices

December 10, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat charges students on importance of quality career choices

Etisalat has charged students in Nigerian public secondary schools to secure their future through quality career decisions. The Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Etisalat Nigeria, Ibrahim Dikko, made this call last week in Lagos while speaking...

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Technology to speed up emergency response in SA

December 9, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments (1)

Cenhealth has partnered with ER24 to use technology to speed up emergency response. This partnership will aim to close the gap between patient information and emergency services, saving crucial minutes by providing paramedics with rapid access to life-saving...

Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

Ericsson reveals top 10 consumer trends for 2016

December 8, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson reveals top 10 consumer trends for 2016

In the fifth edition of its annual trend report, Ericsson ConsumerLab revealed the 10 hottest consumer trends for 2016 and beyond. This year’s report shows consumers believe artificial intelligence (AI) will soon enable interaction with objects without the...

Uber's new app turns smartphone into an automatic crash detector

Uber and SAB to take drunk drivers off the road

December 3, 2015 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber and SAB to take drunk drivers off the road

Uber and SAB are working together to help reduce the number of deaths caused by drunk driving ahead of the festive season, when alcohol-related traffic accidents are traditionally high. South Africa has the world’s highest rate of alcohol-related road...

Philips takes a deeper look at the future of African healthcare

December 1, 2015 • General, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Philips takes a deeper look at the future of African healthcare

At the Philips Africa Innovation Experience 2015, JJ van Dongen, CEO of Philips Africa highlighted some of the key technologies created by Royal Philips over the last year. The innovations showcased cut across a broad range of uses and industries, but the...

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Visa and MyGate ink partnership to expand Visa Checkout

November 27, 2015 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa and MyGate ink partnership to expand Visa Checkout

Visa has partnered with online payments platform MyGate to process Visa Checkout in South Africa. Managing Director of MyGate, Dan Edmiston said: “We’re very pleased to be partnering with Visa as we aim to create enjoyable online payment experiences that...

Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

Financial inclusion is still met with a number of challenges in Africa

November 26, 2015 • East Africa, Finance, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Financial inclusion is still met with a number of challenges in Africa

One of the most life-altering and important drives in the developed world is the drive towards financial inclusion. While this drive may be derived from the incentive for banks to increase their customer base, it is to the advantage of the newly banked...