Africa News

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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Mobile marketing tool to fill Rwanda’s outdoor gap

-June 21st, 2017
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Heightened enforcement in Rwanda of a bylaw regulating outdoor advertising has created a gap, which MeMe from Digitata Insight has used to take MTN Rwanda live though mobile advertising.

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Opera invest $100m in African Internet

-May 31st, 2017
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Opera recently announced its plan to invest $100 million (R1.3 billion) over the next two years to facilitate the growth of African digital economy.

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VR gets real across Africa

-February 10th, 2017
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Virtual Reality became mainstream in several African countries including Nigeria last year. RUSSELL SOUTHWOOD spoke to the founder of Nigerian based Imisi 3D, JUDITH OKONKWO, about what she’s doing and the prospects for this technology.

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All eyes on Africa tech

-December 6th, 2016
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Forget bootstraps, Africa is a continent dragging itself up by its code strings to become a global player - but it needs more software developers, writes BRETT PARKER, SAP Africa Managing Director.

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