The transformational power of cloud in Africa
The transformational power of cloud in Africa

In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients. Just a month later, SAP announced that it was partnering with South Africa's Dimension Data to launch SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, a cloud platform offering a range of business intelligence solutions for its growing African market.

By Brett Parker 18 hours ago

CoLab. Source: Disrupt Africa
CoLab is northern Nigeria's first tech hub

CoLab has opened in Kaduna, the state capital of Kaduna State in north-western Nigeria, offering working space, mentorship and training to local startups.

By Tom Jackson 19 hours ago

Philip Odiakose
A crusade for media measurement in Nigeria

In an interview with BrandArena, the lead consultant of Nigerian independent measurement and evaluation agency, Philip Odiakose, spoke on the need and benefit to have a body that regulates the activities of independent media monitoring and measurement agencies in Nigeria.

20 hours ago

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TLN agency Nigeria expansion

The Travel Lifestyle Network (TLN) agency collective has announced that Nigeria-based public relations agency TOPCOMM PR Concept and Events has been invited to join as an associate member, becoming the second agency on the continent to receive this recognition.

1 day ago

Pay as you go solar power
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar is a big deal in Africa, with companies like M-KOPA Solar and PEG Ghana making waves. Over in Uganda, another such company is seeing significant success from the model, even without external investment.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

MTN denies illegal transfer of USD14bn from Nigeria
MTN denies illegal transfer of USD14bn from Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria - South Africa's MTN has denied it illegally transferred $13.9 billion from Nigeria in the latest scandal to hit the telecom firm in its largest market in the continent.

1 day ago

Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app
Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app

Ghanaian startup AF Radio has launched its free Android app after months of testing in partnership with local station 3FM 92.7, claiming to be the only app in the Google Play Store that lets users play back African radio shows as soon as they air.

By Tom Jackson 21 Oct 2016

Botswana's benchmarking competition law
Botswana's benchmarking competition law

Established just five years ago, Botswana's Competition Authority has helped reinject millions of dollars into local businesses and save thousands of jobs in an economy where unemployment persists at around 20%.

20 Oct 2016

Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd (left) and Ebi Atawodi, General Manager for Uber in Nigeria.
Uber Nigeria provides vehicle finance to drivers

LAGOS, Nigeria - Uber Nigeria has announced that it is now making low-interest, used-vehicle loans available to its top-rated driver-partners. The pioneering move is the result of partnerships entered into between Uber Nigeria and First Bank of Nigeria Limited, as well as smaller financiers.

19 Oct 2016