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 8 hours 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.

8 hours ago

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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.

8 hours ago

First AMEC Awards shortlist for Africa
First AMEC Awards shortlist for Africa

Ornico's campaign analysis of the inaugural The CEO SleepOut™ in 2015 has been shortlisted in two categories for the prestigious AMEC Awards, the world's premium awards recognising excellence in communications measurement and evaluation. It is the first time that an entry from Africa has been shortlisted.

Issued by Ornico 9 hours ago

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Growth in mobile money transfers

MTN Mobile Money has become the fastest growing method of receiving WorldRemit international money transfers in Ghana. The number of transfers received on mobile accounts is growing by 13% per month on average, as Ghanaians abroad discover the convenience of sending instantly via mobile money transfer systems.

9 hours ago

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National payment system for Ethiopia

BPC Banking Technologies, a global provider of payment solutions, has launched a national payment system for Ethiopia: EthSwitch SC, based on SmartVista. For the first time, all 17 of Ethiopia's retail banks are connected together via the unified payment system.

9 hours ago

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World-first mobile biometrics console at Securex

Local biometrics firm Ideco will showcase its new all-in-one mobile biometrics unit at Securex from 24-26 May 2016. The solution was recently launched at the connectID 2016 conference and expo in Washington, US.

9 hours ago

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#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

Small-scale farmers in Africa are increasingly facing challenges in production with factors such as climate change, drought, lack of access to capital, etc. taking its toll. It's necessary for these farmers to innovate and to form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru County has succeeded with the help of Premier Seed who assists farmers in building, although small, commercially viable farming businesses that are seeing them export to international markets. Simon Andys, founder of Premier Seed tells us more.

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

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#TRENDING: Best new products this year

I think I've discovered my Best New Product of the Year for 2016 already: a cat collar that makes your cat 'talk' back.

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa on Friday, 19 May 2016. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty.

1 day ago

10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired
10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired

Most recruiters these days will take a look at your LinkedIn profile to learn more about you if your CV captures their eye and they're interested in interviewing you. They also often scan relevant profiles on LinkedIn to identify people they think might be a match for positions they are struggling to fill or don't want to advertise.

By Heidi Duvenage 1 day ago

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

The SMART Africa Secretariat and Ericsson have entered an information and communications technologies (ICT) partnership to meet the goal of developing a more connected and fully functioning knowledge-based society in Africa.

1 day ago

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ShowMax expands internet TV service to sub-Saharan Africa

ShowMax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, has expanded its footprint to 36 additional countries across sub-Saharan Africa. In total, ShowMax now supplies subscription video on demand services to 65 countries worldwide.

1 day ago