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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 1 day ago

MTN introduces music streaming service in Nigeria
MTN introduces music streaming service in Nigeria

MTN, has entered into partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to distribute the content of the label's catalogue on its platform in Nigeria...

3 days ago

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#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 3 days ago

CoinAfrique app makes its mark in francophone Africa
CoinAfrique app makes its mark in francophone Africa

Tech startup, CoinAfrique, which claims to be the most downloaded classifieds app in francophone Africa, has garnered €2.5m from several investors in its first round of venture capital financing...

19 Apr 2018

The role of mobile in building brand loyalty
The role of mobile in building brand loyalty

With falling consumer confidence and a slow economic growth outlook, brands are intensifying the fight for consumer loyalty...

By Nicholas Bednall 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

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

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 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

Caroline Kende-Robb is chief advisor to Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, chair of the UK Education Commission.
These are the eight reasons why 2018 could be Africa's year

It is in Africa where the rays of prosperity are shining brightest. 2018 will be a breakout year for many - though not all - African economies, owing to gains in eight key areas...

By Caroline Kende-Robb 27 Mar 2018

Tigo managing director, Simon Karikari, (second left), and the general manager of Uber East Africa, Loic Amado, shake hands after announcing the partnership between Tigo and Uber Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. Others are: Uber country manager, Alfred Msemo and Tigo’s head of mobile financial services, Hussein Sayed. Source: Tigo.
Tigo and Uber partner up in East Africa

Tigo Tanzania and Uber partner to offer exciting new offers to customers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...

23 Mar 2018

Jumia report launch.
Social media prompts smartphone adoption in Nigeria

Nigeria's mobile trends are highlighted in a report on key industry patterns, ahead of the start of Mobile Week...

19 Mar 2018

Africa's smartphone market expected to reverse declines
Africa's smartphone market expected to reverse declines

Economic recovery in Nigeria and South Africa, two of Africa's biggest markets for smartphones, is expected to have a positive impact on consumer confidence and sales...

14 Mar 2018

Rob Shuter, group president and CEO of the MTN Group.
Building a business for the long-term in Africa

A successful business in Africa, like MTN, has a number of key principles that underpin the success of businesses in Africa, including building a strong market position while maintaining a challenger mindset, a strong brand, modern technology and great people...

8 Mar 2018

Dustin Homer is director of client solutions, Fraym.
Africa Rising: How Geospatial data analytics is transforming governance on the continent

In Africa, the potential of data to improve governance is just beginning to make itself felt...

By Dustin Homer 6 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

Kenya's mSurvey expands into Nigeria
Kenya's mSurvey expands into Nigeria

Mobile-first consumer research platform, mSurvey, is expanding into Nigeria, consolidating its position as Africa's leading technology-powered customer loyalty platform...

1 Mar 2018

Mobile trends in Nigeria report
Mobile trends in Nigeria report

Undoubtedly the giant of Africa - with an estimated population of 194 million people - Nigeria remains the largest mobile market in the continent...

28 Feb 2018

Dr William Mapham.
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#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas
Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas

Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa, in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025...

By Ben Leo 20 Feb 2018

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa
Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis...

20 Feb 2018

Leigh Andrews, editor-in-chief of marketing and media at Bizcommunity.
#BizTrends2018: Rewind from attention spam back to attention span

One of the biggest trends we're set to see this year is a plethora of marketing messages facing ever-decreasing attention from consumers. Take note of the clever planning required for yours to stand out from the snowballing amount of spam...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer
#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer

Before we can start talking about any trends, marketers need to be aware of the fact that mobile starts with an understanding of how fiercely personal this device is, it has become more of an appendage than a device...

By Lynette Hundermark 8 Jan 2018

The rise of mobile streaming TV
The rise of mobile streaming TV

Streaming media is changing the face of broadcasting: people are turning to streaming video platforms, and increasingly, consuming their media and entertainment via their mobile phones...

18 Dec 2017

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

12 Dec 2017

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth...

11 Dec 2017

The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor campaign.
APA results: Kenya's thriving advertising industry

The fastest and most affordable connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa enables Kenya to punch well above its weight in the IT sector generally...

4 Dec 2017

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis...

17 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities
#AfricaCom: Smart Wi-Fi solution for rural African communities

Konnect Africa brings Wi-Fi to rural African communities. Company unveils SmartWIFI service offering at AfricaCom 2017...

13 Nov 2017

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