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Nigerian 12-year-old creates location app to help lost children

A young Nigerian girl has developed an app to help children who are lost to find their way back home…

19 Jan 2017

Solar startup ARED empowers Rwandans with ‘business in a box'

Rwandan hardware-as-a-service company ARED is empowering local people with a ‘business in a box' solar kiosk platform that enables them to start their own businesses...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Top five mobile trends to help you plan for 2017

This is not another "year of the mobile" trends piece - that ship sailed five years ago. If you do not have a mobile presence then you really should not be playing in the digital space...

By Lynette Hundermark 10 Jan 2017

Smartphone revolution blazes on as iPhone turns 10

The smartphone continues to change the world a decade after the debut of the iPhone, even as Apple is under pressure to come up with a new wonder...

9 Jan 2017

Four solutions to common mobile network issues in Nigeria

Problems with mobile phone reception in Nigeria is quite recurrent, and while mobile networks are continuously spreading coverage...

By Nkem Ndem V 28 Dec 2016

Data prices respond to market economies

Compared to other technologies, smartphone usage is still in relative infancy, but growing as network access increases and real data prices fall. However, some feel that the rate of progress is not rapid enough...

By Luke Muller 22 Dec 2016

Egypt blocks encrypted messaging app: company

Egypt has blocked the encrypted messaging service Signal used by many activists and journalists in the country, the company that owns the app said...

21 Dec 2016

Rwandans can now buy fuel using MTN Mobile Money

Engen customers in Rwanda can now purchase fuel, lubricants and other goods using MTN Mobile Money in a new partnership deal announced last week...

19 Dec 2016

10 years in mobile win Direct Marketing of the Year Awards

Mobitainment was selected as 'SME of the Year' and founder, Candice Goodman, the 'Direct Marketer of the Year' at this year's Assegai Awards...

Issued by Mobitainment 13 Dec 2016

'SMS for Life' launches in Nigeria to improve access to essential medicines

The program aims to increase the availability of essential medicines and improve care for patients across the region by using simple, available, and affordable technology...

13 Dec 2016

SimbaPay launches mobile money transfer service to Ghana and Uganda

Techstars alumni, SimbaPay announces the addition of Ghana and Uganda as remittance destinations on its international digital money transfer platform...

13 Dec 2016

The mobile landscape - looking at 2017 and what e-retailers could expect

Truth be told, we've been waiting for quite some time for the inevitable 'mobile boom' all the trend analysts, commentators and everyone in-between has been telling us about for the last six years...

By Graham Du Plessis 9 Dec 2016

Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

The Vodafone Foundation announced a mobile-based HIV programme in Lesotho to treat those living with HIV...

9 Dec 2016

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