Mobile phone operator MTN has increased its subscriber numbers by 3.2% in the first quarter 2013 and now has 195.4m users of its service in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.
26 Apr 2013 07:25
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).
17 Apr 2013 09:47
Although Africa made huge strides in increasing human development in the past decade, gains could - with hundreds of millions of people being pushed into extreme poverty - easily be reversed should "significant progress" not be made in halting global warming.
By Schalk Mouton 20 Mar 2013 10:37
The growth of mobile money will continue at a rapid rate this year‚ global mobile industry body GSMA said in a recently released report entitled The Economy of Mobile 2013.
By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Mar 2013 07:09
Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.
6 Mar 2013 09:15
Research in northern Ghana funded by SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) showed that mobile money can help foster a savings culture and address financial exclusion.
By Helmo Preuss 27 Feb 2013 07:33
MoneyGram remittance costs are 5% or less depending on the size of the transaction‚ MoneyGram's Vice President for Africa Hervé Chomel told a media roundtable on Thursday (7 February).
8 Feb 2013 10:45
Test pilots and flight test engineers from Denel Aviation are now taking their skills and experience to clients in countries across Africa.
1 Feb 2013 08:13
GABORONE, BOTSWANA: Botswana on Monday (3 December) became the second African country to be featured on Google Maps' Street View, allowing users to explore landmarks such as the Okavango Delta.
4 Dec 2012 09:11
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.
13 Mar 2012 10:17
The Higher Education and Training Department says R886 million has been invested in connecting South African universities and public research organisations to each other at a minimum speed of 10 gigabits per second.
26 Jan 2012 12:25
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple has announced that the latest version of its hot-selling iPhones will be released in China and 21 other countries on 13 January. It is already available in South Africa.
6 Jan 2012 09:43
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
9 Nov 2011 09:36
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