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.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...

1 day ago

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...

1 day ago

Internet development in West Africa
Internet development in West Africa

MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service...

1 day ago

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

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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

Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE
Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria...

26 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

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

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