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Africa's smartphone market expected to reverse declines
Africa's smartphone market expected to reverse declines

Economic recovery in Nigeria and South Africa, two of Africa's biggest markets for smartphones, is expected to have a positive impact on consumer confidence and sales...

14 Mar 2018

"Sofitel Tour Casablanca" by TarikossMazti - Own work.
Casablanca to host Afrikonnect event later this month

The Moroccan city of Casablanca will host its first Afrikonnect event from 22-23 March 2018, bringing together startups, investors, and corporates...

Tom JacksonBy Tom Jackson 14 Mar 2018

New book launches with stories of African female entrepreneurs
New book launches with stories of African female entrepreneurs

Founding Women is a book that aims to increase the visibility of role models for young African women and girls...

9 Mar 2018

Kenya's A24Media launches $1m media tech investment fund
Kenya's A24Media launches $1m media tech investment fund

Kenyan independent news channel A24Media has announced the launch of a US$1 million investment fund to back innovative media technology developers from around the world...

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Mar 2018

Tech startups invited to apply for Injini's second cohort
Tech startups invited to apply for Injini's second cohort

The Injini team will be travelling to Accra, Lagos, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, and Nairobi in search for another eight early-stage tech businesses with innovative, scalable solutions to African education challenges...

7 Mar 2018

Dustin Homer is director of client solutions, Fraym.
Africa Rising: How Geospatial data analytics is transforming governance on the continent

In Africa, the potential of data to improve governance is just beginning to make itself felt...

By Dustin Homer 6 Mar 2018

Lance Mambondiani, CEO: Steward Bank
#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and content

The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

Nicci BothaBy Nicci Botha 6 Mar 2018

Spotlight on Africa's disruptive technologies
Spotlight on Africa's disruptive technologies

The Africa CEO Forum, which is holding its 6th edition on 26 and 27 March 2018 in Abidjan, will turn the spotlight on Africa's disruptive technologies...

2 Mar 2018

Spanish Olympic Athlete, Maria Azucena Diaz, tests the body sensors. Credit: ElPais
Top devices at Mobile World Congress

From headsets that help you lose weight without dieting to a smart meat thermometer, here are some of the interesting devices on display at the Mobile World Congress...

28 Feb 2018

Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition
Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition

Ten African startups have been chosen as finalists for the New Venture Competition being run by Harvard Business School's Africa Business Club, which is offering startups the chance to win cash prizes of up to $10,000...

Tom JacksonBy Tom Jackson 28 Feb 2018

Entrepreneur brothers look to harness AI for greater good
Entrepreneur brothers look to harness AI for greater good

As debate swirls on whether artificial intelligence will be a boon or a curse for humanity...

26 Feb 2018

Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

Louise BurgersBy Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

Dr William Mapham.
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#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

Sue DislerBy Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa
Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis...

20 Feb 2018

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New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform initiave on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on 27 February 2018...

14 Feb 2018

Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa
Digital revolution holds bright promises for Africa

Turning a digital divide into dividends will require effort in Africa, but the rewards are great...

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 13 Feb 2018

Why it's time to reevaluate your customer communication, starting with email
Why it's time to reevaluate your customer communication, starting with email

Email is by no means going the way of the fax machine just yet; most companies use it, and yet most don't use email very well...

Wynand SmitBy Wynand Smit 13 Feb 2018

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Automated passport readers at CAI a warm welcome for travellers, defence against security threats

By supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers, Gemalto is enabling faster border crossings for millions of travellers while ensuring rigorous security checking...

13 Feb 2018

Data costs impacting African economies
Data costs impacting African economies

Education is food for the mind. It nourishes the brain. It develops intellectual and emotional maturity. Collectively it creates innovative people who improve their economy...

Duduzile MkhwanaziBy Duduzile Mkhwanazi 12 Feb 2018

#BizFinFocus: The Blockchain Africa Conference 2018 attracts big-name sponsors
#BizFinFocus: The Blockchain Africa Conference 2018 attracts big-name sponsors

Conference organisers Bitcoin Events have announced that Microsoft South Africa and IBM are the main sponsors and partners of the Blockchain Africa Conference 2018...

Issued by Bitcoin Events 12 Feb 2018

Michele Pelino
Forrester's latest study shows IoT needs careful planning

IoT will move beyond proof of concept and into mainstream adoption in 2018 and, as recent breaches have shown, leaders must stay up to date with this constantly changing environment...

12 Feb 2018

Make the most of your money with AI and machine learning
Make the most of your money with AI and machine learning

While a variety of popular apps such as Apple Siri, Google Now, Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana promise to enhance people's lifestyles, few will have more impact on consumer behaviour than personal finance assistants...

Bradley ElliottBy Bradley Elliott 9 Feb 2018

Oradian co-founder Julian Oehrlein on stage at the European FinTech event in Brussels accepting the award for Europe's Most Innovative Banking Software.
The missing links in the digital ecosystem in Africa

Companies like Google, Facebook, SEC2Africa and Oradian are identifying what could be the missing links in the digital ecosystem: knowledge transfer and face-to-face interaction...

8 Feb 2018

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The rise and rise of African agri-tech

African entrepreneurs are increasingly seeing the inherent opportunities within the agriculture sector, developing solutions that do everything from helping farmers increase their yields to providing better access to markets...

By Tom Jackson 7 Feb 2018

Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa
Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa

Facebook today announced a number of partnerships across Africa to explore ways to make the internet safer for all...

6 Feb 2018

Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018
Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

Antony BourneBy Antony Bourne 5 Feb 2018

Social Media Week Lagos announced
Social Media Week Lagos announced

eNitiate partners with Social Media Week Lagos - the only African city to host the event...

2 Feb 2018

The internet will be free one day
The internet will be free one day

What is the one thing your kids can't live without? It's not water. It's not electricity. It's not school. It's the internet...

Alan Knott-CraigBy Alan Knott-Craig 1 Feb 2018

#Newsmaker: Mzamo Masito, Google's new CMO for SSA
#Newsmaker: Mzamo Masito, Google's new CMO for SSA

Google recently announced its appointment of Mzamo Masito as chief marketing officer for sub-Saharan Africa...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 26 Jan 2018

Data can assist with Africa's migration challenge
Data can assist with Africa's migration challenge

Data can help manage human mobility, says the Economic Commission for Africa, and deal with the challenges not only affecting African countries, but also nations in developing regions...

25 Jan 2018



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