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.africa roadshow kicks off in Ethiopia

The .africa cross-continent roadshow to officially launch the new geographic top level domain (gTLD), kicked off at the 29th African Union (AU) Summit held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

10 Jul 2017

Jumia receives global accolade

African internet group, Jumia, has been named among the MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies of 2017...

6 Jul 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally...

21 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa

Wi-Fi is so alive and kicking, it has its own dedicated day. Today, 20 June 2017 marks the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day - a day celebrated around the globe...

By Riaan Graham 20 Jun 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study...

12 May 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

24 Apr 2017

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

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

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

IDC looks back on 2015

IDC looks back at their top 10 predictions 2015 for Africa to see which their predictions came true and which were off the mark...

16 Jan 2016

Africa prepares for data revolution

Africa needs to embrace the data revolution - the exponential increase in the volume and types of data available. This creates unprecedented opportunities to inform and transform societies...

By Carlos Lopes 31 Dec 2015

Praekelt Foundation partners with Facebook to support social change

The Praekelt Foundation has partnered with Facebook to support the impact of Internet.org and the Free Basics by Facebook platform...

18 Nov 2015

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015

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