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Rwanda aims to become Africa's first truly digital economy

Ericsson and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning for Rwanda have signed a breakthrough agreement for the launch of a national interoperability switch based on the Ericsson M-Commerce Interconnect solution.

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Why it's time African researchers stopped working in silos

Seven years ago Bassirou Bonfoh, the director of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifique in Cote d'Ivoire, joined forces with 10 other African institutions. Their plan was to collaborate on research into infections that pass between animals and humans. Many of these infections, such as Ebola, Zika and HIV, are sadly, world famous.

By Thomas Kariuki 3 hours ago

#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa
#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa

Nurturing and encouraging a different way of thinking by Africa's thought leaders - and about Africa by the rest of the world - was emphasised by speakers at the Africa Day celebrations, 25 May, at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in Bellville.

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Tigo deploys 4G LTE technology in Tanzania

Tanzania's digital lifestyle telecom operator, Tigo, will this year be investing over US$ 75 million on the network expansion and quality improvement by scaling up its 4G and 3G sites, fibre network as well as increasing the number of customer service outlets countrywide.

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Is print media dead?

Yet again, another casualty has been recorded on the global media scene. Independent Newspapers in the United Kingdom is about going all digital, thereby burying its print edition forever.

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 4 hours ago

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Kenyan taxi app Maramoja adds luxury vehicles

Kenyan network-based taxi app Maramoja has added luxury vehicles to its suite of options as it looks to remain competitive in the country's busy taxi-hailing market.

By Tom Jackson 20 hours ago

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Need for open source skills in Africa

With many businesses transitioning from legacy systems to ones built on open source (OS) software, there is a need for skilled employees that can unlock the value this approach offers.

By Matthew Lee 20 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 175: Agency focus with Havas Boondoggle
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 175: Agency focus with Havas Boondoggle

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 26 May 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding look at creative service agency Havas Boondoggle (@boondoggleza).

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#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful vehicle prototypes under its belt, including Africa's first solar bus, and has now set itself the mammoth goal to begin the local manufacturing of proudly Ugandan commercial vehicles.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

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Africa Day: Call for AU to protect journalists

On this Africa Day, the Right2Know campaign has highlighted the gross violations of the right to free expression taking place across the continent, as well as the continued imprisonment of journalists.

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Zimbabwean high school students design car
Zimbabwean high school students design car

Prince Edward High School pupils in Harare have written a piece of history for the institution after becoming the first secondary school in the world to design a car, set to be manufactured in two years' time.

By Melody Mashaire 1 day ago

Pizza Hut opens in Tanzania
Pizza Hut opens in Tanzania

In recognition of entering its 100th country, Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc and the world's largest pizza restaurant company, marked the milestone with a special pizza delivery to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

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In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby

Using an old mobile phone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest local pregnancy, part of efforts in Rwanda to boost maternal health through a monitoring programme in isolated rural areas. The scheme has already helped slash infant and maternal mortality rates.

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