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Jumia receives global accolade
Jumia receives global accolade

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

6 Jul 2017

Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba
Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba

Nigerian startup TradPeek has an ambitious goal - to be to Africa what Alibaba is to China...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2017

Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s head of platform partnerships for the Middle East and Africa.
Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge winners announced

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of the first Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge...

22 Jun 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase
.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

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
Free mapping: plotting development in Africa

Locals are turning to crowdsourced mapping applications adapted for use in Africa that are challenging Google Maps for dominance on the continent...

21 Jun 2017

Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor
Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor

UN study: Digitisation of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty...

2 Jun 2017

Focus on the connected customer to deliver personal experiences
Focus on the connected customer to deliver personal experiences

Nigerian CIOs must focus on the needs of the connected consumer and look at how they can use the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies (also known as the Third Platform), to deliver personalised experiences...

24 May 2017

Geneva
Digital economy to create over 3M jobs in Nigeria

It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria's digital economy could add US$88 billion and create over 3 million new jobs in the next 10 years....

28 Apr 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

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

24 Apr 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis...

20 Apr 2017

Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'
Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

The internet has been cut off in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon since mid-January. This is life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'...

By Monique Kwachou 29 Mar 2017

Professor Mark Graham, 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal. Credit: UNI Africa.
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...

29 Mar 2017

First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue
First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue

Various organisations working on internet and development across Africa will gather to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration...

22 Mar 2017

Digital agency People Input joins Dentsu Aegis Network
Digital agency People Input joins Dentsu Aegis Network

Dentsu Aegis Network strengthens digital capabilities in Sub Saharan Africa through partnership with People Input International…

8 Mar 2017

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MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

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African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet…

21 Feb 2017

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UN urges Cameroon to restore internet services

The UN Special Rapporteur will continue to monitor developments in Cameroon closely, and is at the disposal of the authorities to provide assistance or advice as required…

14 Feb 2017

Silvertree acquires Nigeria's TopCheck
Silvertree acquires Nigeria's TopCheck

TopCheck, Nigeria's leading price comparison site for financial services, offering free online comparison for insurance products, loans, and broadband internet plans, has been bought by Silvertree…

13 Feb 2017

Ade Ayeyemi, CEO Ecobank Group (left); Amr Kamel , General Manager, Microsoft (right); Richard Uku, Directeur de la Communication, Groupe Ecobank (centre).
Microsoft, Ecobank agree to drive digital transformation in Africa

Plan to modernise and raise the standards of the continent's major cities through state of the art digital solutions…

24 Jan 2017

African entrepreneurs sought for funding programme
African entrepreneurs sought for funding programme

The Meltwater entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is recruiting entrepreneurs from across Africa for its Ghana programme…

By Tom Jackson 24 Jan 2017

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Digitising East Africa's agricultural sector

Mastercard launches mobile marketplace to digitise East Africa's agricultural sector…

19 Jan 2017

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Africa's first field trial of optical communications technology

Nokia and Ooredoo Algeria achieve transmission rate of 1 Terabit-per-second in Africa's first field trial of new optical technology…

11 Jan 2017

Code Week aims to train 5m African youth by 2025
Code Week aims to train 5m African youth by 2025

Africa Code Week exceeds targets by training 427,000 students in one week...

30 Nov 2016

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Building digital bridges to connect the world

Angola Cables and Etix Everywhere combine their expertise to offer a 'Low Latency Route' between the Americas and Africa...

22 Nov 2016

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Low cost digital payment solution for 33 African markets

Visa partners with Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments to millions of merchants across Africa...

7 Nov 2016

Source: AllAfrica.com
Tanzania has Africa's lowest mobile data cost

Tanzania has the lowest mobile data cost in Africa as it reaps the benefits of the rollout of 4G LTE network by state-owned TTCL and intense competition from numerous operators...

By Henry Lyimo 2 Nov 2016

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The Internet of Things will change the world

The Internet of Things - an ecosystem of smart, connected devices and sensors that talk to each other and take independent, automated action - is here already and will become a part of our everyday lives...

28 Oct 2016

The transformational power of cloud in Africa
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

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The importance of mobile threat defence

A rise in mobile malware demonstrates how vulnerable business is as the lines blur between personal and professional use...

By Rick Rogers 11 Oct 2016

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Digital payments could boost modernisation in Africa

UN study findings illustrate how the private and public sector could work together to modernise economies, improve transparency and support financial inclusion and growth...

21 Sep 2016

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