Connecting mobile carriers and ISPs, boosting data rates by a factor of 100.
forcing hundreds of commuters to walk to work
Afua Hirsch on Accra Tech start-ups - achieving way beyond expectation
Can citizens use mobile technology to better participate in democracy?
More than two thousand new customers a day have joined Tigo, since re-opening in Kivu provinces.
In Ghana, a child with a disability might be referred to as a ‘Spirit Child’.
Hackathon in Kigali at the International conference on ICT for Agriculture.
Google is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to the African continent. It has offices in eight African countries...
Discussion on China's engagement across Africa hosted by veteran journalists Eric Olander in Paris and Cobus van Staden in Cape Town
Interview podcast featuring innovators and entrepreneurs whose work is shaping the digital economies of Africa
Networking at Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali, at the closing drink of Rwanda's Services Investment Forum.
Correspondent Brian Hongwe reports from Harare in the run up to elections
The election will be the first to be held under the new constitution approved in a referendum in March this year. Parliamentary elections are to be held on the same day.
Monrovia's hub; reliable Internet, electricity, and trained IT staff where collaboration and learning takes place.
Government effort to reduce the cost of voice calls.
Technology Innovation Hubs Gather at re:publica
Claims 800 MHz band provides more efficient indoor coverage.
Sessions from Guardian / Omidyar Network London conference.
Nike Foundation : 250 million adolescent girls live in poverty they are the most powerful force for change on the planet
Post 1994 international technology companies invested in South Africa as the “gateway to Africa”. Perceptions are shifting.
A record 1,426 billionaires made it to FORBES’ annual ranking of the world’s richest people. African billionaires occupied a little over 1% of the positions on the list.
Profile of Head of Current Affairs for BBC Africa.
Desalegn says China is a reliable partner for Africa. John Kerry said he is concerned some countries are not as transparent in Africa as the United States and that could undermine democracy. But he admits U.S. investment here is falling behind.
Forum on Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship in South Africa: 50 top SME entrepreneurs selected to participate in a 'Dragons Den'.
Brief interview of what zambian youth think about women and technology in zambia.
At the Oxford Union; theme “Towards a 21st Century African Renaissance: Sowing the Seeds of Success”
Using Orange cell data to track people movements, IBM research suggests changes to Abidjan bus routes.
Mentoring high school girls; iHub event.
The debate about her legacy with regards to Africa – mostly deplored for her support for the South Africa government during apartheid.
Survey of 582 entrepreneurs across Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Benchmarked against global peers. Summit in Ghana.
Nigeria: Computer Village Generates U.S.$2 Billion Annually to Economy - Minister
Allows customers to borrow airtime credit in times of emergency and pay later after they recharged.
Nigeria’s economy is set to grow 6.8% this year, up from an estimated 6.6% in 2012
Blackberry has signed a letter of intent to build a Blackberry Apps lab in Lagos; over 250 Nigerian developed applications already available. Two million out of the four million connected smartphone in the country are Blackberry devices
Social media is making some consumers better informed. The Nielsen Blueprint for Media Strategies in Africa research groups 15 countries' consumers into ‘savy’, ‘selective’ and ‘simple’.
2012, the number of views in Nigeria grew by an amazing 125%, making Nigeria the country with the 2nd highest viewership growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mobile Opportunities in Africa – Engaging with the Next Billion from Rudy De Waele. from a presentation at ForumOxford: Mobile Apps and Technologies Conference
Mozambique struggles to recover from the worst flooding in over a decade, aid agencies are pioneering the use of mobile phones to distribute aid
Vodacom Tanzania partners with energy firm Fenix International to launch solar and bicycle-powered mobile phone chargers.
Digital Diaspora in Washington D.C. during #SMW an interactive “Digital Africa : The Diaspora strikes back” Happy Hour
Ghanaian start-up SliceBiz planning to popularise crowdfunding in Africa, has been selected as one of the winners of this year's Apps4Africa competition, funded by US State Department and the World Bank,
Entrepreneurship across security, brewing, hygiene, food, internet providers, private jets and air ambulances.
Following government investment the railway linking Lagos and north of Nigeria has reopened, after more than 10 years.
Deborah Brautigam: - "by far the best single analysis I have seen on China-Africa-US engagement in Africa."
Maternal mortality is still a major problem in Uganda. Only 41.9% of births is attended by skilled health staff, resulting in 440 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.
Nigerian Ministry Agriculture project to give 10 million phones to farmers in 2013, five million of these devices to women farmers.
Mobile Number Portability (MNP) for Nigeria - would enable subscribers to retain their mobile phone numbers when migrating from one mobile service provider to another. Expected to lower prices with increased competition.
A proposed US$100 million technology park to be built in Accra – interview with Eric Osiakwan, director of Ghana Cyber City.
iHub research into sacrifices the poor make to keep a mobile phone in credit.
Inaugural Demo Africa, held in Nairobi Kenya: gave 40 startups from around the continent the opportunity to demo their products and services to an international audience of investors, media.
Zuma's plan to spend $97 billion on infrastructure in context.
Africa to get its own Internet Exchange Point in Gambia, financed by the African Union, avoiding the high fees paid to overseas service providers.
Franco Papeschi at Euro IA 2012
OSs include Bada, Android, Java and Blackberry’s latest, thanks to Samsung, Nokia, Blackberry, Microsoft, Google, and Tecno.
After the pilot launch in Uganda and the exciting launch in Ghana, we are excited to announce the launch of Google Trader in Kenya.