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Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017
Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of $195 million...

1 hour ago

The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme
The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme

The internet is an odd and confusing place, and the gaming world's latest meme is solid proof of this...

By Andy Walker 18 hours ago

Consumer Electronics Show introduces Africa Tech Now
Consumer Electronics Show introduces Africa Tech Now

Africa Tech Now, the first Africa-dedicated event at the Consumer Electronics Show aims to showcase the African innovation ecosystem, positioning Africa as a major actor in digital transformation...

11 Jan 2018

Ready or not, technology rings the changes for African agricultural sector
Ready or not, technology rings the changes for African agricultural sector

Smart farming isn't a new emerging tech conversation and, on a global level, we have reached a point where the actual benefits of technology deployments in farming are being seen... the digital disruptor in farming is already here...

By Josua Taljaard 11 Jan 2018

Egypt's Startup Reactor calls for applications
Egypt's Startup Reactor calls for applications

Egypt's Startup Reactor is seeking applications for its fifth cycle. The six-month accelerator programme is designed to support innovative startups with high growth potential in Egypt...

9 Jan 2018

MTN, Ericsson trial 5G technology in Africa
MTN, Ericsson trial 5G technology in Africa

Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at AfricaCom 2017, MTN and Ericsson have announced the first 5G technology and applications trial in Africa...

9 Jan 2018

Richard Rattue, CEO: Compli-Serve SA
#BizTrends2018: Ready or not. AI is on its way

Advancement brings new and wonderful things, but it also brings uncertainty and fear...

By Richard Rattue 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer
#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer

Before we can start talking about any trends, marketers need to be aware of the fact that mobile starts with an understanding of how fiercely personal this device is, it has become more of an appendage than a device...

By Lynette Hundermark 8 Jan 2018

Damian Michael
#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co, Namibia.
#BizTrends2018: A positive perspective on moving towards 4.0

What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...

By Chrisna Basson 8 Jan 2018

Matt Preschern, EVP and chief marketing officer of HCL Technologies.
#BizTrends2018: Marketing in the era of 'always on' communication

When the yachts contesting the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) left Cape Town bound for Melbourne, Australia. Matt Preschern, EVP and CMO of HCL Technologies, the tech partner of the VOR in Cape Town, shared his five most important trends in marketing today...

By Matt Preschern 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: E-sports in South Africa - it's only just begun
#BizTrends2018: E-sports in South Africa - it's only just begun

E-sports in the last two years has exploded onto the South African scene with not much in the way of any sort of understanding of how to get involved. The biggest question is, where is this going to go in 2018 and onwards?

By Barry Louzada 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing
#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing

The recent advances in data analytics and machine learning will see a huge shift in how we use data in 2018...

By Paula Raubenheimer 8 Jan 2018

Commissions.ng allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores
Commissions.ng allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores

Nigerian startup Commissions.ng is enabling users to start businesses selling products and services in return for commission...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jan 2018

UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt
UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt

The United Nations (UN) has announced the opening of its African Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in Egypt, in line with its framework to deploy a global network of such labs.

By Tom Jackson 4 Jan 2018

Jobs and robots: bracing for technological disruptions to come
Jobs and robots: bracing for technological disruptions to come

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that robots don't steal jobs...

By Calestous Juma 3 Jan 2018

Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?
Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?

Innovation in hospitality tends to be evolutionary ("something that everyone expects you to do") rather than revolutionary and disruptive ("something nobody expected you to do")...

By Stuart Pallister 3 Jan 2018

DoingSoon platform. Source: Disrupt Africa.
Nigerian startup DoingSoon launches event discovery platform

Nigerian startup DoingSoon has launched its event discovery and ticketing platform, aimed at helping organisers to promote their events without spending money on marketing or wasting unnecessary time on social media...

By Tom Jackson 2 Jan 2018

Next Einstein Forum selects next group of science, tech ambassadors
Next Einstein Forum selects next group of science, tech ambassadors

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) recently announced its second ambassadors class, 45 scientists and tech champions across Africa, who are solving Africa's and the rest of the world's challenges...

27 Dec 2017

Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria
Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria

In a partnership with internet providers, Facebook has helped improve internet accessibility in Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos...

22 Dec 2017

Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion
Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion

Gambian startup Farm Fresh is targeting expansion into other West African markets after being chosen to take part in the Make-IT accelerator programme run by the Lagos-based Co-Creation Hub (CcHub)...

By Tom Jackson 21 Dec 2017

Zambia's gaming and IoT ecosystem to get a boost
Zambia's gaming and IoT ecosystem to get a boost

Zambia is home to a thriving startup scene, which is developing solutions for industries as diverse as media and entertainment, gaming, transport, e-health, and logistics. CEC Liquid will provide startups with high-speed internet access and cloud-based services...

20 Dec 2017

How to thrive in the digital era
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

Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018
Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018

As we look forward to closing the year, Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the new year...

13 Dec 2017

5,000 African programmers to be trained between 2018-2022
5,000 African programmers to be trained between 2018-2022

The US Bureau of Labour Statistics forecasts that employment of software developers is projected to grow 24% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations...

13 Dec 2017

Vera Songwe.
Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship...

12 Dec 2017

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

12 Dec 2017

Always-on a must for South African digital travellers
Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to...

By Claude Schuck 11 Dec 2017

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth...

11 Dec 2017

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

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