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...

8 hours ago

Why Africa's youth should be encouraged to launch tech startups

'Focus on tackling Africa's greatest challenges through entrepreneurship...'

By Tom Jackson 10 hours ago

Can Ramaphosa breathe new life into SA's digital economy?

David Meintjes, managing director at Connection Telecom, asks the question, "Can President Ramaphosa breathe new life into South Africa's Digital Economy?"

By David Meintjes 1 day ago

The building blocks required for a bright digital future

Connecting citizens enables the public sector to communicate effectively with the population, pre-empting certain events and making sure citizens are notified of critical information...

By Paige dos Santos 1 day ago

The digital transformation of Africa's rail system

The poor condition of rail infrastructure in many African countries is undermining the potential of rail systems to contribute to economic development...

By Gilbert Saggia 2 days ago

Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service

Nigerian e-commerce startup WaraCake has expanded into 23 Nigerian states and has also announced the launch of a new food delivery service called WaraChow...

3 days ago

Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop

Ghanaian startup Eazyloop is allowing users to shop on international platforms like Amazon and have their purchases delivered to their door within two weeks...

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Using IoT to solve the healthcare puzzle

Footprint Africa Business Solutions has moved from IoT development into healthcare by creating Doc-in-a-box...

3 days ago

Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place...

By Jennifer Langston 3 days ago

Jack Ma Foundation launches Netpreneur Prize

Jack Ma, Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman, launched the Netpreneurs: The Rise of Africa's Digital Lions Netpreneur Prize...

10 Aug 2018

FakesApp: Using WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages...

10 Aug 2018

IoT and ERP combine for improved food traceability

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on food traceability will be instrumental in addressing everything from world hunger to improving food safety...

By Stuart Scanlon 8 Aug 2018

Avanti Communications signs distributor contract iWayAfrica

Avanti Communications Group has signed a HYLAS 4 Master distributor contract with iWayAfrica...

8 Aug 2018

Video games from Africa go global

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

7 Aug 2018

Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

In a bid to make the internet more easily accessible to people in Nigeria, Google announced the launch of Google Station: a program to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots...

7 Aug 2018

Yahsat completes Thuraya acquisition

Yahsat's acquisition of Thuraya is set to catapult the global satellite operator into the mobile satellite services space...

6 Aug 2018

IFC to invest in Capria network fund to address "missing middle"

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will make a second investment of up to US$13m in Capria's new "network fund"...

By Tom Jackson 6 Aug 2018

Clickatell to roll out WhatsApp Business solutions

Global customer engagement company Clickatell, together with several banks across Africa, are set to roll out their chat banking capabilities on WhatsApp across the African continent...

2 Aug 2018

Maximising ROI without compromising on CX - top tips

Business-wide strategies are complex - each department operates with structured KPIs that may include boosting profitability, customer feedback ratings, or a host of other criteria - the trick is to ensure that all these departments operate in concert with each other...

By Wynand Smit 31 Jul 2018

Contactless payments to account for 15% of total POS transactions by 2020

Contactless payments are expected to reach $2tn by 2020, representing 1 in 3 in-store transactions globally. The trend - driven by payment cards and mobile wallets....

31 Jul 2018

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