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Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile
Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), which previously traded as ‘Etisalat Nigeria' has changed its name to 9mobile

2 days ago

Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service
Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service

Nigerian startup, techAboki, has launched an on-demand gadget repair service aimed at connecting people needing gadget repair services with trusted, reliable and professional technicians in their locality

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare
Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare

Facebook Africa is hosting a series of training events and workshops designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses

13 Jul 2017

.africa roadshow kicks off in Ethiopia
.africa roadshow kicks off in Ethiopia

The .africa cross-continent roadshow to officially launch the new geographic top level domain (gTLD), kicked off at the 29th African Union (AU) Summit held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

10 Jul 2017

Innovation hub participants graduate
Innovation hub participants graduate

Third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage training programme

6 Jul 2017

Jumia receives global accolade
Jumia receives global accolade

African internet group, Jumia, has been named among the MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies of 2017

6 Jul 2017

Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba
Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba

Nigerian startup TradPeek has an ambitious goal - to be to Africa what Alibaba is to China

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2017

Data Sight addresses need for emerging market data, analysis
Data Sight addresses need for emerging market data, analysis

RubiBlue has launched a new company called Data Sight in an aim to address the need for emerging market data and its analysis as brands, corporations, and startups look to enter Africa

27 Jun 2017

Longer wait for Kenyans to fly drones
Longer wait for Kenyans to fly drones

Kenyans will wait longer to fly drones following a delay in issuing a gazette notice guiding the use of aerial unmanned vehicles (AUVs)

22 Jun 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase
.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally

21 Jun 2017

Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans
Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries

21 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country

20 Jun 2017

Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa
Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa

Wi-Fi is so alive and kicking, it has its own dedicated day. Today, 20 June 2017 marks the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day - a day celebrated around the globe

By Riaan Graham 20 Jun 2017

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins
Search for best Ghanaian startups begins

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, as part of its global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon

20 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017
10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors

19 Jun 2017

Nigerian rideshare app reports success
Nigerian rideshare app reports success

GoMyWay.com, the Nigerian rideshare app, reports that it has experienced a 150% increase in registered members and a 300% increase in the number of seats offered

13 Jun 2017

Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup
Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup

Leadspace, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, is inviting startups to apply for Challenge Cup Lagos where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round

12 Jun 2017

Source: Konnect Africa
Konnect Africa unlocks access to internet in Africa

Konnect Africa is reportedly set to reshape the satellite broadband industry. The company is making a strong push with a double objective

6 Jun 2017

Call for African startups to join PitchDrive tech hub tour
Call for African startups to join PitchDrive tech hub tour

Nigerian technology innovation centre, Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), and Google for Entrepreneurs have launched PitchDrive, a three week, five-city European tech hub tour

5 Jun 2017

Online shopping and the rapid globalisation of shoppers and retailers
Online shopping and the rapid globalisation of shoppers and retailers

Rapidly evolving technologies, changing demographics, and consumer preferences have created a change in the consumer product industry

By Mark McCallum 31 May 2017

Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator
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

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa
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
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

Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation
Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE
Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria

26 Apr 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

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

24 Apr 2017

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%
Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market

21 Apr 2017

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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

Toby Shapshak, one of the speakers at the Oracle Digital Day.
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

MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine
MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine

LAGOS, Nigeria: South African telecoms giant MTN has paid nearly $100m of a $1.7bn fine for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards in Nigeria

3 Apr 2017

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