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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: BlockMesh

BlockMesh is enabling cost-free communication by creating a global mesh network which allows its users to skip typical cellular and ISP "toll roads"...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa's time to shine

It's Africa Month, which is a great time to reflect on where we are as a connected society and what role we as African digital citizens have to play in the near future...

By Jared Molko 21 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa-as-a-Service

Everything from software to infrastructure to insights to security now has its very own as-a-service slot that can be accessed by any company, anywhere, on demand. The ubiquitous as-a-service model is the key to unlocking business potential across the continent...

By Chris Ogden 11 May 2018

Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important...

By Eckart Zollner 13 Apr 2018

Showcasing African startups and leadership

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

22 Mar 2018

Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali

The Africa Tech Summit kicked off in Kigali, Rwanda, yesterday, 14 February 2018, bringing together over 250 delegates to discuss key opportunities and challenges emerging across the continent's tech space...

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Feb 2018

Evidence patchy on value of mobile apps for farmers

A review of research on how information services based on mobile phone technology can improve the lives of farmers has found only patchy evidence of success.

By Inga Vesper 8 Feb 2018

#AfricaAchiever: Godfrey Sserwamukoko, iWayAfrica

iWayAfrica Uganda, appointed Godfrey Sserwamukoko as managing director and board member last year, amid significant growth in the local market and an increased uptake of communication services in Uganda...

By Louise Marsland 24 Jan 2018

How to thrive in the digital era

Forget about digital transformation until you have addressed how you plan to reinvent your business model to address the fundamental and irreversible shift in the way customers make purchasing decisions...

By Marc Gower 14 Dec 2017

Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

BICS to provide voice and data roaming services in Swaziland

BICS will be providing its complete range of voice and data roaming services to Swazi Mobile, Swaziland's recently launched second mobile network...

16 Nov 2017

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt's mobile operators thrive, state-owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues...

10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

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