Looking up towards 2019
Looking up towards 2019

Gareth Grant, business unit manager at The MediaShop says that we're looking at our smartphones every 12 minutes, but is it making us smarter?...

By Gareth Grant 2 days ago

Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China
Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China

Africa's largest mobile money ecosystem has connected to China's largest payment service in real-time...

5 Dec 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022
5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022

A new report from Ericsson reveals that 5G will be deployed by global operators in Africa by next year...

27 Nov 2018

Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger
Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger

Pan-African payments company, Celulant, has built the first augmented reality powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger...

20 Nov 2018

Digital Media Africa finalists announced
Digital Media Africa finalists announced

The 2018 African Digital Media Awards finalists have been announced by WAN-IFRA ahead of the award ceremony on 23 November...

20 Nov 2018

Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers
Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers

Lesela, meaning cloth or fabric in Sesotho and Swahili, is a new mobile app that provides access to African fashion designers...

19 Nov 2018

Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a time

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa
Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa

Vodacom now reaches 28 markets in Africa, with the addition of 19 new countries it is now operating in...

6 Nov 2018

AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists
AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released this week, ahead of the annual mega-conference and expo from 13-15 November 2018...

1 Nov 2018

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco
New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

Africa's data needs to be kept in Africa, says the new Africa Data Centre Association...

16 Oct 2018

iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA
iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA

Vewd and iflix, the entertainment service for emerging markets, have collaborated to make iflix accessible on millions of Vewd enabled devices...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 15 Oct 2018

How can Africa's digital revolution be transformational?
How can Africa's digital revolution be transformational?

With more than 250 million smartphones currently in Africa, the African media landscape is rapidly shifting from traditional radio, TV and print, to new media which is primarily digital...

By Edwin Macharia and Zarina Nteta 11 Oct 2018

Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa
Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is extending its African video offering with a mobile-first news video service, Africa Journal...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 21 Sep 2018

WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa
WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa

Leading international money transfer company WorldRemit has launched a new digital service within Africa, making it easier to send and receive money across the continent...

19 Sep 2018

How digital is driving media growth in Africa
How digital is driving media growth in Africa

Affluent consumers in Africa are at the forefront of adopting new technologies and social media is now considered the first port of call for news...

14 Sep 2018

AfricaCom 2018 takes place in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018.
Celebrating Africa's digital heroes in 2018

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that are leading Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

14 Sep 2018

In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched
In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched

InMobi launches global in-app programmatic exchange in EMEA to provide premium mobile ad experiences...

12 Sep 2018

Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have one week left to apply to the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, celebrating the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Gabriella Mulligan 10 Sep 2018

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African research dominated by mobile, social media

There is a demand for insight into African markets and much of the data collection is done via mobile, social media and CRM...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Sep 2018

Africacom, Cape Town.
The spread of digital connectivity in Africa

Africa's largest technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition, AfricaCom 2018, held in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018, will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting the continent...

3 Sep 2018

Vicinity Media extends African footprint
Vicinity Media extends African footprint

Not content with monetising the biggest mobile network in South Africa, Vicinity Media has been building a comprehensive network of publishers north of the border...

Issued by Vicinity Media 30 Aug 2018

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa.
Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2nd cohort announced

Google has announced the 11 startups selected to join the second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class...

By Gabriella Mulligan 29 Aug 2018

Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced this week that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries, including five countries in Africa...

16 Aug 2018

Toussaint Alain, African Daily Voice CEO.
New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Video games from Africa go global
Video games from Africa go global

Video games made-in-Africa reach the global scene during Devcom, ahead of Gamescom 2018...

7 Aug 2018

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"
Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

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