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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...

2 days ago

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

Toby Shapshak, one of the speakers at the Oracle Digital Day.
Oracle Digital Day hosted across 25 African countries

Oracle recently hosted what is described as Africa's largest tech event in an aim to further drive digital transformation and encourage the adoption of IaaS solutions...

3 Apr 2017

Nigeria's PayMyRent is a marketplace for loans
Nigeria's PayMyRent is a marketplace for loans

Recently launched Nigerian startup PayMyRent is offering users access to a variety of loans from different providers in one online marketplace...

By Tom Jackson 31 Mar 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

African telcos prioritise emerging opportunity to stay afloat
African telcos prioritise emerging opportunity to stay afloat

Telcos across Africa are focusing on effectively maximising the return on investment from data and monetising emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive…

13 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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Recession: Nigerian businesses can remain profitable

For companies in Nigeria currently battling the recession, the challenges are slowing sales and reduced earnings due to spiralling costs from high inflation and forex rates…

7 Mar 2017

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Nigerian Internet Exchange goes live with MainOne

Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne's MDXi Lekki Data Center to peer local internet traffic…

27 Feb 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

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Nigerian freelancing platform Asuqu raises seed funding

Nigerian freelancing marketplace Asuqu has raised a five-figure dollar funding round, with the startup rolling out two new related platforms on the back of the investment...

26 Jan 2017

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Satellite TV increases market share in West Africa

Satellite TV winning increasing market share in Ghana and looks set to do the same in Nigeria…

26 Jan 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

Tomisin Ogunnubi, a 12-year-old from Lagos created a location app to help kids find their way home(Source: Answers Africa)
Nigerian 12-year-old creates location app to help lost children

A young Nigerian girl has developed an app to help children who are lost to find their way back home…

19 Jan 2017

Data Science Nigeria runs e-learning bootcamp
Data Science Nigeria runs e-learning bootcamp

Data Science Nigeria will host a learning bootcamp for young data scientists in an aim to address the capacity gaps in data science for beginners, intermediate and experts…

10 Jan 2017

Multichannel payment solutions for Nigeria
Multichannel payment solutions for Nigeria

Ingenico Group partners with Interswitch to deliver best-in-class multichannel payment solutions to the Nigerian market…

9 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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Broadband project boosts local economy in Guinea

InterCEL + and Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) build breakthrough Wireless Network to boost Broadband in Guinea...

25 Nov 2016

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Future telecoms investment in Nigeria

Held in Bangkok, Thailand, the conference theme for 2016 is "Collaboration in the Digital Economy" and featured sessions on collaborative regulation, smart sustainable cities, fostering SME innovation, gender inclusive development and digital financial services for financial inclusion...

24 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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