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Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator

Google developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration

By Tom Jackson 25 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn

17 May 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study

12 May 2017

CodeBus Africa to run student coding workshops

Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa have collaborated as part of the CodeBus Africa project which will run creative coding workshops for local students

9 May 2017

How BlackRhino is building Kenya's VR industry

Kenyan startup BlackRhino VR is playing a key role in developing the country's virtual reality industry

By Tom Jackson 8 May 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown

24 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme

21 Apr 2017

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 20 Apr 2017

Oracle Digital Day hosted across 25 African countries

Oracle recently hosted what is described as Africa's largest tech event in an aim to further drive digital transformation and encourage the adoption of IaaS solutions

3 Apr 2017

Africa's digital workers challenged by ‘Gig Economy'

Oxford Professor Mark Graham spells out the opportunities and challenges for African workers in the new digital world

29 Mar 2017

Kenya leads smart city charge in Africa

While many see Africa as lagging in harnessing the benefits of smart city development, Kenya is leading the charge

28 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

1 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

GSMA launches Digital Migration Process in Kenya report

The GSMA's new Digital Migration Process in Kenya report highlights lessons that can be derived from the country's experience with its digital switchover

3 Feb 2017

Nairobi listed in Global Top 30 of JLL's Global City Momentum Index

Nairobi, ranked 10th, is the only African city listed in JLL's fourth annual City Momentum Index (CMI) of the world's most dynamic cities

2 Feb 2017

ShowMax partners with Seacom in East Africa

Kenyans can now enjoy faster connections with less buffering as ShowMax partnered with SEACOM, a data service provider and the first company to launch broadband

25 Jan 2017

Study provides fresh insights into the benefits of mobile money in Kenya

A study on the long-run effects of mobile money on economic outcomes in Kenya provides some valuable insights

By Sarah Logan 5 Jan 2017

Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 1

It's easy to be inundated by the avalanche of technology that exists and is constantly coming out, leading to a plethora of emerging trends in the market and across the globe.

13 Dec 2016

Global framework to speed up spread of mobile

The imminent release of a global framework on digital financial services is expected to accelerate the adoption of mobile money transfer and payments

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2016

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