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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts, has won Africa's first health technology prize...

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It is no longer business as usual, but there is a future for print in Africa, yet...

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

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Need for open source skills in Africa

The most pressing needs are to start taking those first steps to build in-house capacity or to attract more advanced open source talent...

By Matthew Lee 25 May 2016

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National payment system for Ethiopia

BPC Banking Technologies delivers payments interoperability for the first time in Ethiopia...

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10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired
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43% of recruiters use social professional networks as their key source of quality talent...

By Heidi Duvenage 23 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East
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The 2016 Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which will reward startups with prize money totalling US$62,000, is now open for entries...

By Tom Jackson 23 May 2016

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Facebook expands video ads support

Businesses will be able to extend the reach of their videos on Facebook and Instagram...

23 May 2016

BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution
BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution

BrandsEye is now able to monitor traditional media, including print and broadcast, alongside its existing offering of tracking social media and online news...

22 May 2016

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5 African freelancing startups to watch

Tech startups are looking to make freelance work an efficient and lucrative reality for Africa's work-seekers...

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 May 2016

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Ransomware: African businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomware attacks...

20 May 2016

Transform Africa 2016 to focus on Smart Cities
Transform Africa 2016 to focus on Smart Cities

Rwanda will in October 2016 host the third Transform Africa Summit that will focus on developing 'smart cities'...

20 May 2016

Nigeria withdraws proposed anti-social media bill
Nigeria withdraws proposed anti-social media bill

Nigerian Senate bows to public pressure, withdraws anti-social media Bill...

By Ismail Mudashir 19 May 2016

Twitter to free room for links and photos
Twitter to free room for links and photos

Twitter plans to let people fire off links or pictures without eating into the 140-character limit...

18 May 2016

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Digital literacy skills for Africa's youth

SAP to train more than 150,000 youth in 30 African countries in digital skills, including coding...

17 May 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy
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

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Africa eyes digital age to revive growth

The World Economic Forum on Africa opens in the Rwandan capital Kigali this week with pressure to accelerate a shift to the digital era...

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Airtel and Facebook to launch Free Basics in Nigeria

Bharti Airtel Africa, a telecommunications service provider with operations in 17 countries across Africa, has announced that it has launched Free Basics in Nigeria in partnership with Facebook...

11 May 2016

Fast internet for Africa by 2020
Fast internet for Africa by 2020

Campaign launched for faster internet for all Africa by 2020...

By Gabriella Mulligan 9 May 2016

Effective Measure expands into Africa
Effective Measure expands into Africa

Effective Measure has expanded its coverage of the African media market...

9 May 2016

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Free wi-fi for Lagos City Mall

Nigeria: Airtel and Lagos City Mall partner on free Wi-Fi...

9 May 2016

Nigeria's ICT industry prepares for growth - NCC
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have called on local and foreign investors to key in to its economy as the telecoms sector prepares for another quarter of growth...

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AfricaCom 2015 Awards - shortlist announced
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As a showcase for innovation within the telecoms and ICT sector across Africa, the AfricaCom Awards continues to grow in strength and significance...

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NFV and SDN provide solutions for African network operators with low coverage yet high capacity demands
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Network Functions Virtualisation and Software Defined Networking offer new ways for telecom operators to design, build, operate and manage information networks...

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PwC launches 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 - 2019'
PwC launches 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 - 2019'

PwC launched its 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 - 2019 (South Africa - Nigeria-Kenya)' report, which presents annual historical data for 2010-2014 and provides annual forecasts for 2015-2019 in 11 entertainment and media segments for South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya...

18 Sep 2015

Cyber security workshop holds in Abuja
Cyber security workshop holds in Abuja

President of the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN), Remi Afon, has said there will be a 1.5 million shortfall of cyber security experts by the year 2020.

By Chidimma C. Okeke 24 Aug 2015

Google records first 10 million internet users in Nigeria
Google records first 10 million internet users in Nigeria

Google has disclosed the geometric progressions in the number of internet users in Nigeria, as about 10 million visited the internet for the first time in 2014.

By Peter Ugwu 24 Aug 2015

Microsoft brings Windows 10 to Nigeria, others as free upgrade
Microsoft brings Windows 10 to Nigeria, others as free upgrade

Software and devices giant, Microsoft Corp. has announced the availability of its newly operating platform, Windows 10 from July 29 as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets in about 190 countries including Nigeria...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 5 Aug 2015

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