Orange has bought Airtel, the 2nd largest mobile operator in Burkina Faso, with close to 4.6 million customers...
3 days ago
Africa's mobile-first status may make us more vulnerable, as the threat of mobile malware rises globally...
8 Jun 2016
GeoPoll, Kantar Media, and Cuende announce first Pan-African Out of Home measurement product...
2 Jun 2016
Fintech is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use money...
Dominique Collett 1 Jun 2016
Ericsson reveals 'Emergency Wallet' to support humanitarian responses...
31 May 2016
International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...
26 May 2016
Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...
23 May 2016
Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...
29 Jul 2015
The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...
17 Apr 2015
If we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth, we'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose...
Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2015
We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...
Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014
Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.
26 Mar 2014
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013
Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.
18 Dec 2012
20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).
29 Nov 2012
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.
13 Mar 2012
The BlackBerry App World is now available in nine additional African countries. Customers in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho can now discover, download a wide range of mobile applications for their BlackBerry smartphones.
10 Nov 2011
Neo@Ogilvy's global CEO, New-York based Nasreen Madhany, has been visiting South Africa for a corporate summit, where she talked up the role emerging markets will play in the future profitability of her company.
Herman Manson: @marklives 5 Jul 2011
JOHANNESBURG: InMobi, the independent mobile ad network, has released its April 2011 Mobile Insights Report for Africa providing insights on mobile advertising trends on the continent. Data from the report shows that InMobi now serves 4.2 billion impressions a month in Africa, up 21% from 3.5 billion in January 2011.
6 Jun 2011
A billion Africans and 50 million bank accounts. In South Africa, credit cards are used by only 16.5% of the population (2008). No African country comes close to 1% of total retail spend spent online - the magic figure which constitutes the tipping point for digital retail growth. No wonder, then, that the ecommerce market in Africa hasn't bloomed.
Herman Manson: @marklives 12 May 2011
A global study conducted by TNS Research Surveys shows that South Africans' unconditional love for handsets - more than content as it is in developed markets - is beginning to change and will even shift faster as bandwidth improves, and as cheaper smartphones appear on the market - probably from China.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 21 Apr 2011
WATERLOO, US: As well as in Europe and the middle East, Research In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in 30 African countries.
25 Mar 2011
The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.
15 Mar 2011
Here is a roundup of the posts published on sxswsa.co.za this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]
Ivo Vegter: @sxswsa 14 Mar 2011
WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, 8 March 2011, International Women's Day, Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, participated as special guest speaker at a ceremony at the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) headquarters, where the Village Phone program received the annual IFC CEO Gender Award for outstanding achievement in promoting women in business.
10 Mar 2011
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010
Growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan, said on Thursday, 8 April 2010, that Mozambique's third mobile operator would have to be aggressive in order to break the monopoly held by the country's telecoms group, TDM.
12 Apr 2010