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Transforming agricultural education through technology
Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education

By Howard Blight 2 days ago

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news
Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news"

11 Aug 2017

Digital economy gets a boost with SACS installation
Digital economy gets a boost with SACS installation

Watershed moment for African internet: installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola

10 Aug 2017

Nzola Swasisa. Credit: True Africa.
DRC inventor has a solution to get rural Africa emailing

One inventor from the DRC believes he has developed a device that can make emailing over 100-times cheaper than it would be via cellular networks

10 Aug 2017

Jochai Ben-Avie, senior global policy manager at Mozilla.
Barriers to internet access in Africa revealed

Internet penetration in Africa sits at about 25%. Mozilla-backed research reveals the main barriers to internet access in African countries

2 Aug 2017

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Internet users in Nigeria hit 91.6 million

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria's telecommunications networks has increased to 91.6 million in June

31 Jul 2017

Kamal Mokrani
Connecting an unconnected Africa through Wi-Fi

The most recent figures from the International Telecommunications Union showed that Africa's internet access has increased by up to 28% between 2000 and 2015

By Kamal Mokrani 28 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

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

.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

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

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

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

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

Data is falling
Data is falling

Cellphone and smartphone usage is one of South Africa's great development success stories. Mobile telecommunications and smartphones have enabled

By Luke Muller 21 Dec 2016

Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 2
Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 2

In continuation of Part 1, Frost & Sullivan's ICT team highlights a few tech trends

14 Dec 2016

Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 1
Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 1

It's easy to be inundated by the avalanche of technology that exists and is constantly coming out, leading to a plethora of emerging trends in the market and across the globe.

13 Dec 2016

Pictured from left: Eric Thimba and Porgie Gachui, co-founders of Mookh; Wandia Gichuru, CEO, and Makena Mutwiri, head of Marketing of Vivo Active Wear; Mark Zuckerberg, Ime Archibong, Emeka Afigbo of Facebook; Edna Kwinga, HR officer, and Marie Amuti, UX designer of Twiga Foods.
Zuckerberg sees entrepreneurial energy in Africa

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Africa to learn and share his dream of a connected world. Zuckerberg, who co-founded the social networking site

2 Sep 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things
Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa
Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa

Opera, the cellphone browser developer and manager, has gained more than 60% of South African market share and more than 70% of African market

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jul 2016

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Airtel and Facebook to launch Free Basics in Nigeria

Bharti Airtel Africa, a telecommunications service provider with operations in 17 countries across Africa, has announced that it has launched Free Basics in Nigeria in partnership with Facebook

11 May 2016

Submarine cable system between Nigeria and Cameroon completed
Submarine cable system between Nigeria and Cameroon completed

The high capacity Nigerian-Cameroon submarine cable system (NCSCS) connecting Lagos in Nigeria and Kribi in Cameroon has been completed

12 Jan 2016

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa

29 Jul 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa

17 Apr 2015

Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing
Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing

If we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth, we'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2015

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014

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