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The transformational power of cloud in Africa

In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients...

By Brett Parker 25 Oct 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both...

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

Farming hackathon to take place in Nairobi

The two-day Hack4Farming event will take place in Nairobi, Kenya in July, with agriculture stakeholders, programmers, developers and data scientists invited to come together...

By Tom Jackson 31 May 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Data collection software to reach the hard-to-reach

Al Ismaili, Shehzad Tejani and Faiz Hirani make up the formidable 'triforce' of Bamba Group, a Kenyan tech startup that has modernised data collection...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 May 2016

SES, Facebook deal to provide broadband connectivity in Africa

Satellite operator, SES S.A. has announced a satellite broadband deal with Facebook to provide high-speed broadband connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa...

29 Apr 2016

MTN Business launches cloud services platform in Rwanda and Cameroon

In a bid to create greater efficiencies, as well as enable the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), MTN Business is driving the development of ICT solutions, specifically for SMEs...

25 Apr 2016

Egypt to host Techne Summit 2016

Techne Summit 2016 will launch this year once again in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in Egypt on 7 and 8 May...

25 Apr 2016

Cisco and Seacom unveil startup hub in Mombasa

Cisco Systems, Seacom, and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) have partnered to create a technology hub in Mombasa. The hub, which has been named 'SwahiliPOT', has been created...

19 Apr 2016

Africa-1: new super cable to connect Africa

Reports emerged on Monday that five telecommunications operators, including South Africa's MTN and Telkom, have designs on a new, superfast submarine cable system connecting Africa...

19 Apr 2016

Digitizing agriculture and growing knowledge

We spoke to Magnus Rambraut about how digitizing the industry can...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 Apr 2016

Drone medicine delivery service takes off in Rwanda

A fleet of mini aircraft could provide the solution to getting medical supplies to remote areas of Africa, thereby preventing thousands of deaths...

By Nicci Botha 18 Apr 2016

[Net Prophet 2016] Erik Hersman: technology is the easy part

Kenya has earned the nickname 'Silicon Savannah' owing to its emergence as a recognised IT hub...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Apr 2016

African tech hubs looking for sustainable models - Google

Tech hubs in Africa are increasingly looking for diversified and sustainable models, echoing similar efforts by hubs in the US and Europe, according to Google...

By Gabriella Mulligan 24 Mar 2016

How to remain relevant for the African traveller

As smartphone penetration across the continent increases, African travellers are increasingly looking for agents offering online and mobile services...

15 Mar 2016

Mobile technology key to closing Africa's digital divide

The Internet has undeniably become the lifeblood of our society...

By Brendan McAravey 2 Mar 2016

South Africa experiences an increase in cyber attacks

Check Point Software Technologies has revealed that a rising number of people using video-on-demand services, as well as an increase in e-commerce over the festive season...

26 Feb 2016

Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme

US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin...

11 Feb 2016

Huawei cultivates ICT talents across Africa

It looks as though African students are set to benefit as Huawei announced at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 that over the next five years 1,000 students across the continent...

29 Jan 2016

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