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Mozambique's Izyshop secures funding round
Mozambique's Izyshop secures funding round

Mozambican e-commerce startup Izyshop has secured an undisclosed funding round from local firm DHD Holding to allow it to grow its product offering...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?
Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

GDPR and PoPIA are set to dramatically change the way South African organisations do business - especially how personal data is handled and stored...

By Elizabeth de Stadler 3 days ago

Facebook hub, Lagos, Nigeria.
Facebook launches Africa's first hub space in Nigeria

In partnership with CcHub, Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its first hub space in Africa...

3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation
#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation

Africa is a diverse continent with unique market conditions. Home to seven of the fastest growing economies and seven of the world's megacities, and with millions of young people entering the labour force each year, Africa is fertile ground...

By Joanne Shields 17 May 2018

How a 'smart countryside' can use technology for greener ends
How a 'smart countryside' can use technology for greener ends

Smart cities are often discussed as being the key to future urban living. The increase in capacity for more complex information can help solve human and environmental problems by saving energy and regulating traffic flow...

By Nick Davies 17 May 2018

Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition
Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition

Ten startups from across Africa have been selected to take part in the inaugural Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition, which takes place in Nairobi next week...

By Tom Jackson 10 May 2018

New data protection guidelines for Africa launched
New data protection guidelines for Africa launched

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week...

10 May 2018

Enabling the digitisation of Africa - five strategies
Enabling the digitisation of Africa - five strategies

South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya make up the top three of the 2018 EDI "digitagility" ranking in Africa which measures the ability of countries to go digital...

10 May 2018

How African businesses can comply with new EU data laws
How African businesses can comply with new EU data laws

The six steps that African businesses can take to comply with new European Union data privacy laws...

By Pieter Bensch 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

Kharom Klamphian © –
#AfricaMonth: Pitching for Africa

There's no denying Africa is the place to be. Business is booming, international investors are interested, and there are deals for the taking, if you know how to secure them. Here's how to do so, effectively, from both the corporate/sponsor and startup perspective...

By Leigh Andrews 8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

Attention Android users! Be wary of malicious apps
Attention Android users! Be wary of malicious apps

According to Waspa, the ongoing shift to mobile and Android's open source appeal has seen increasing attacks on mobile users through malware and ransomware inadvertently downloaded at app stores...

7 May 2018

Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro; Rudi Visser, head of innovation acceleration for RCS; Victoria Jackson of Mest; Kerry Petrie of Silicon Cape; Xabiso Lombo, founder of Guardian Gabriel; Alexander Fraser of VC4A; and Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena.
#AfricaMonth: "We're not the United States of Africa"

AfricArena panellists offered various case studies on doing business in Africa and explained why it's time to focus on partnerships and collaboration across the continent before setting sights off our shores...

By leigh andrews 4 May 2018

Warren Green
Reducing risk through the internet of things

The internet of things (IoT) is a digital revolution that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work...

By Warren Green 4 May 2018

Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena and CEO of French-South African tech company, Methys.
#AfricaMonth: Feed our startup gazelles and unicorns with funding

Last week's AfricArena media event highlighted the continent's 'funding starvation syndrome', the African startup pyramid, and why we need to boost both the African startup gazelles and unicorns alike...

By leigh andrews 3 May 2018

AfricArena World Tour to select startups in top African tech cities
AfricArena World Tour to select startups in top African tech cities

The Cape Town-based AfricArena event, to be held in partnership with Wesgro and Silicon Cape, will be hosting a "World Tour" in May to select startups to pitch at the event in November...

30 Apr 2018

If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount
If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount

Mobile operators are becoming an important provider of, and platform for, a growing range of services. As a result, the ability to verify customer identity is becoming a business imperative for mobile operators...

By Sherry Zameer 25 Apr 2018

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp...

By Peter Pedroncelli 24 Apr 2018

Sebastian Kaulitzki ©
#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster...

By Robyn de Villiers 23 Apr 2018

How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa
How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa

How will Artificial intelligence (AI) change the way we conduct business in Africa and will it make people redundant or irrelevant when it comes to jobs on the continent?

By Tyler Golato and Rob Green 19 Apr 2018

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing
Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 19 Apr 2018

CIOs get AI reality check
CIOs get AI reality check

Forrester's recent predictions for CIOs working on data and analytics initiatives warn that the capabilities of new technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI), require the redesign of operating models...

19 Apr 2018

Kenya: Mobile commerce deals pass $10bn mark
Kenya: Mobile commerce deals pass $10bn mark

The value of mobile commerce transactions in Kenya has passed the Ksh1 trillion ($10 billion) mark for the first time...

16 Apr 2018

Classifieds app raises funding to expand in Africa
Classifieds app raises funding to expand in Africa

CoinAfrique, the most downloaded classifieds app in French-speaking Africa, aims to exceed 10 million monthly users by 2022...

13 Apr 2018

Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT
Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important...

By Eckart Zollner 13 Apr 2018

Barclays Accelerator.
Why African banks must work with fintech startups

The need for African banks to innovate at a quicker pace and access new customer segments is behind the increasing number of financial institutions partnering with or investing in fintech startups...

By Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

Broadband connectivity to expand throughout West Africa
Broadband connectivity to expand throughout West Africa

A new partnership between Vodacom Business Nigeria and Intelsat will see broadband connectivity expand throughout West Africa...

13 Apr 2018

Google Go now available locally
Google Go now available locally

Google has announced that its Google Go app, which provides a "lighter, faster way to search", is now available locally...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2018

Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door
Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door

Kenyan startup MoBar Delivery is connecting consumers with suppliers via couriers using a mobile app, streamlining and simplifying distribution of goods, starting with alcohol...

By Tom Jackson 12 Apr 2018

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