IT News Africa takes a look at ten of the continent's up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are making some serious waves in the technology space – either by reimagining established products or services, expanding radically into new areas, or developing better solutions for Africa. 1. Bankole Cardoso, CEO of EasyTaxi Nigeria Born in...
Africa is filled with innovative solutions, from making life just a little bit easier in rural areas, to actually saving lives in the most dire of situations through science. While Africa is slowly catching up to the technological marvels of Westerns nations, there is definitely no shortage of creative...
Social Networking and social media are growing in significance and have become an integral part of the digital lifestyle. When the terms ‘social networks’ and ‘social websites’ are used, the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all come to mind. But online research shows that there are a myriad of...
Start-ups continue to mushroom across Africa’s fertile business and ICT landscape. Few of these would be in a position to move past the initial startup phase were it not for the involvement of venture capitalists. But, this is very much a mutually-beneficial situation – VCs want to partner with companies...
With the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stating in a report in October this year that output in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to “expand by 6% in 2014", academics and technology specialists have agreed that the projected growth will also fuel demand for skills. The ICT skills shortage experienced internationally, including...
eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an additional 20 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021. When it comes to eCommerce sales in...
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...
The term business Incubation is often heard in the hallways of science and technology companies across Africa. Entrepreneurs are using technology to develop ideas to introduce products and services to compete within the continent’s burgeoning ICT marketplace. With the level of challenges that tech start-ups face in competing within the broader technology space, business...
In honour of women’s day in South Africa, ITNewsAfrica is profiling 10 leading women who have made significant contributions to Africa’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector and occupy high profile positions in this fast paced, and sometimes cut throat industry. The ICT industry provides endless opportunities for Africans to advance...
The technology space in Africa is growing at an exponential rate. Naturally, the African continent is booming with potential in this sector. Over the past few months, we have seen a great number of influential technology leaders as well as entrepreneurs greet the technology scene with innovative concepts and inspirational...
Local and international media have focused this week on what has been described as ‘mounting losses’ for the online messaging service Twitter ahead of its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). According to a regulatory filing this week Twitter lost in the region of $65 million during...
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...
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...
In a technology driven world we use our mobile devices, tablets and PCs on a daily basis. Each device features a variety of programs, apps, and services that ultimately make life a little easier. With a multitude of apps, featured on a variety of app stores, it is sometimes...
Based on information being supplied to media, Africa’s ICT industry is growing – boosted by the advent of mobile product and services, but sustaining this momentum is dependent on the identification and implementation of the right investment in ICT, skills and innovation, as well as connectivity. According to the World...
Africa is full of talented mobile app and game developers, which means that you don't entirely have to reach out to international developers every time you are looking for something new. While some developers may be unknown to some, others have sky rocketed to success with some of their...
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