AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017, petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Faith Pansy Tlakula, to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression and human rights situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.

3 days ago

Africa's mobile operators aim for TV content
Africa's mobile operators aim for TV content

There's now a steady trickle of download and streaming deals between key mobile operators and some of Africa's most credible major broadcasters. The terms of those deals are undoubtedly more advantageous to the broadcasters than they would have been in the past. Are mobile operators finally changing how they deal with content and services?

By Russell Southwood 3 days ago

Lagos, Nigeria. ©leonardo viti via
Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Namibia
New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

A cashless, mobile payments system has been launched in Namibia by Bank Windhoek for the fuel industry. GoPay, built in collaboration with Wizzit International, allows Namibians to pay for fuel on the go, without having to use cards or cash.

18 Apr 2017