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Africa's digital workers challenged by ‘Gig Economy'

Oxford Professor Mark Graham spells out the opportunities and challenges for African workers in the new digital world...

1 day ago

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

1 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

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

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

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

WhereIsMyTransport launches transit API following £1.165 seed funding

A new transport data platform from WhereIsMyTransport launches...

31 Aug 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

SA leads way with 11 startups among DEMO Africa finalists

DEMO Africa, which began life in Nairobi, Kenya and has taken place in Lagos, Nigeria for the last two years, will take place in Johannesburg...

By Tom Jackson 20 Jul 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

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

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

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event...

18 Dec 2015

Winners of 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize

The winners of the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize was announced during the AfricaCom Awards ceremony held in Cape Town...

23 Nov 2015

Orange launches its largest Developer Challenge and SMS API

Coinciding with the release of its SMS APIs in Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Niger and Senegal, Orange is launching its largest international developer challenge to date - across 13 countries - aiming to spur and nurture the creation of unique and local services for Africa and the Middle East from the growing entrepreneurial base developing in these countries.

3 Jul 2015

Egypt plans smart village in Uganda

Egypt plans to build a smart village in Uganda, which will attract a number of investments, from IT to hospitality...

By Zurah Nakabugo 29 Jun 2015

Egyptian tech firms expand footprint in Africa

As a part of the country's efforts to increase IT exports and achieve ambitious economic goals, Egypt's Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) helped setting out a number of partnership protocols and concluding business agreements

27 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

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 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

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