The African continent is buzzing with potential. Rich in natural resources, a hardworking population, and huge gaps and opportunities for anyone who wants to succeed in business. Yes there are challenges, but there is also huge potential for growth in almost any sector. Based no Forbes' list, we have compiled Africa's top...
While MTN is Africa's largest mobile phone network provider, how does it stack up to the competition? While MTN is a native to Africa, most of the continent's big players are rooted around the globe with parent companies in different countries. 1. Vodafone A star in the UK, Vodafone also has...
Students are in constant need of a device that is affordable and can handle all the workload. There are a variety of laptops available on the market, and picking the right machine that is capable of delivering can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Depending on the course you are...
Africa has always been viewed as a continent that isn’t very connected in terms of internet speeds and the number of users - compared to other parts of the world. Research done by Net Index has reaffirmed this belief, and while Africa has some pretty impressive average internet speeds,...
International technology media would have the world believe that Africa is a continent that struggles to hold its own in terms of innovation, development and production – let alone in the development of video game titles. However, there are a good number of individuals and companies that have taken the world by...
As South Africa pays tribute to women on Friday 09 August, National Women’s Day, ITNewsAfrica is afforded the opportunity to reflect on the role that female technology professionals play in growing the continent’s ICT sector. Besides a general tribute to women in South Africa, the public holiday is always associated with...
Any company or organisation that does not have a website or, at the very least some level of online presence, in today’s highly-connected world has virtually no chance of making it on a global scale. Web information company Alexa provides global web metrics and allows visitors to search for competitive website analysis, benchmarking,...
Ghana's Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has launched an internet payment gateway to enable holders of domestic Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to make payments and purchases online. The launch of the ‘gh-link e-Commerce’ is set to promote e-commerce and promote the creation of jobs as various services are...
Since inception in 1984, the global TED forum has grown in appeal as a meeting place for thinkers, innovators, experts and entrepreneurs. Over the years, TED.com has showcased a number of speakers from Africa. They have introduced and led discussion about a range of topics, from investment in the continent, to...
Finding a new vacancy can be a daunting task, especially with the world’s economy in a slump. In order to make the transition from one job to the other as smooth as possible, a number of executive job search websites have been established to help prospective employees search for the...
Before the internet had evolved into what it is today many job seekers, throughout Africa, would resort to physically handing their CV in at a potentially employer. To add to this, job seekers would also visit job centers as well as look to the local paper in order to find...
For most parts of Africa, the agriculture sector is a major source of employment. During the ICT4Ag conference in Kigali, Rwanda, stakeholders joined innovators and inventors to reflect on solutions and innovation targeted at users within this important sector. IT News Africa takes a look at ten of the best agriculture apps present...
If Internet use proliferates in Africa at the rate mobile phones did in the early 2000s, the continent stands to add as much as $300 billion to its economic growth by 2025, a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute has found. While most internet connections occur at home...
Mega-social network Facebook celebrates their 10th birthday this week, and what started as a college social networking website in 2004, has mushroomed into the world’s largest online destination to connect with friends, family and acquaintances. “When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: Why...
  Global financial institutions, including the World Bank, have publicised their expectation of an increase in economic growth rates in Africa, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa. Much of Africa's growth is attributed, in  part, to the rise of mobility within key regions throughout the continent, as well as focus by governments on securing adequate infrastructure and investment...
Our digital devices have essentially become extensions of ourselves and there's nothing quite as tragic as the moment your laptop gives up on you. It inevitably will, but there are a few things you can do to prolong your device's lifespan by a good few years and save yourself...
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