Africa News

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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ShowMax brings VoD to Kenya with M-PESA

-October 10th, 2016
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ShowMax has recently launched two VoD packages in Kenya. The first offers a range of international and local content while the second, a mobile offering, is designed especially for the mobile market - offering data savings of up to 75%.

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SA’s PayGate bought by Kenya payment processor

-September 29th, 2016
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PayGate has been bought by the Direct Pay Online Group, (DPO), the leading online payments processor in East Africa.

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Trade evolves in Africa – again

-September 15th, 2016
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Arica’s recent historical deficit puts it in a convenient position in terms of adopting new technologies. Other regions have paid the expensive price of being early adopters but African companies can now adopt the best in modern technology, writes BRETT PARKER, MD for SAP Africa.

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Why Nigeria’s young entrepreneurs are different

-September 14th, 2016
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Many African countries are at the beginning of a major shift in how businesses are run as young entrepreneurs make their presence felt using new tools and technologies that were previously not available, writes MAGNUS NMONWU, of Sage.

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Africa in world’s first blockchain bank transaction

-September 9th, 2016
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A trade finance transaction between the Seychelles and Ireland, via Barclays Africa, could herald a new era in financial technology.

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Nigeria about-turn for mobile money services

-September 1st, 2016
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Following protests at a bar on mobile money transfers to Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made a about-turn and has now approved WorldRemit and other international money transfer operators (IMTOs).

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IBM opens lab at Wits U

-August 27th, 2016
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IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy.

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WAGE boosts gaming to Nigeria

-August 18th, 2016
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The West African Gaming Expo 2016 (WAGE 16) returns to Lagos this November with a focus on training prospective game developers.

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