Africa News

Look into the future of the African city

-November 10th, 2017
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How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed? These are questions we need to answer in order to see what the future African city looks like, writes RIAAN GRAHAM, of Ruckus, sub-Saharan Africa.

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Continental shift is coming

-November 3rd, 2017
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Over the past few years, Africa has been playing catchup with the world in terms of connectivity and even though it is now nearly on a pr, there are still many African countries being left behind, writes ANTÓNIO NUNES, CEO, Angola Cables.

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Women in Africa as tech-savvy as men

-October 27th, 2017
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Recent studies have found that women in African countries are as tech savvy as men when it comes to browsing the internet using their mobile phones.

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Africa a long way from connecting everywhere

-October 25th, 2017
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The African continent is still being marked by a lack of pervasive connectivity due to outdated infrastructure as well as delayed decisions around the introduction of 3G and 4G technologies, says MOHAMED ABDELREHIM, Head of Solutions and Business Development for Nokia MEA.

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Africa Code Week begins

-October 20th, 2017
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Africa Code Week (ACW) is under way after officially kicking off in Tanzania on Wednesday, with Government officials and hundreds of pupils from surrounding areas in attendance at live coding workshops.

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Siyavula gets $1.5m to advance maths learning

-September 28th, 2017
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Google has recently granted $1.5 million to the non-profit arm of Siyavula Education to provide free access to its maths practice service for 150 000 South African students, and a further 150 000 in Nigeria.

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Ushahidi chatbot will help monitor Kenya elections

-August 8th, 2017
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Ushahidi, originally used to monitor the 2008 Kenya election violence, has now integrated with Facebook Messenger to expand the reach of the Uchaguzi 2017 Kenyan election monitoring platform. This will allow Kenyan citizens to report on issues during the voting process.

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Innovation does not always have to be disruptive

-July 27th, 2017
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Technology is changing the African landscape, but what does it mean for financial institutions and rural prosperity around the continent? HOWARD MILLER and GRACE NJOROGE attempt to answer these questions.

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Huawei, World Remit, expand mobile remittance in Africa

-July 25th, 2017
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WorldRemit and Huawei have announced a partnership making WorldRemit’s international money transfer service available to all partners of Huawei’s mobile money service platform across Africa.

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Behind the rise of innovation accelerators in Africa

-July 18th, 2017
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While businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa have steadily been adopting 3rd platform technologies, many are adopting disruptive technologies that enable them to enhance the way they engage with customers, writes MERVIN MIEMOUKANDA, at IDC.

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