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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

Rwanda: Govt looks to adopt new internet technology

Rwanda could soon be making use of the latest Internet technology to develop low cost sustainable solutions for numerous sectors and to address various development challenges...

By Collins Mwai 27 May 2015

Rwanda 4G LTE project model wins global award

Rwanda 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution Internet) has been feted with the Global Telecom Business Innovation Award for its innovative business model...

By Collins Mwai 18 May 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014

Smart Rwanda days returns with a focus on digitising the country

Under the theme 'Digitising Rwanda', the second edition of SMART Days Rwanda will take place in Kigali, Serena Hotel from 2-3 October 2014. The event comes as the country prepares to embark on the last five years of the 2020 vision...

1 Oct 2014

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014

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