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AfricaCom Awards 2016 winners list

The winners of this year's AfricaCom Awards were announced yesterday evening at the LookOut in Cape Town...

17 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

The transformational power of cloud in Africa

In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients...

By Brett Parker 25 Oct 2016

WhereIsMyTransport launches transit API following £1.165 seed funding

A new transport data platform from WhereIsMyTransport launches...

31 Aug 2016

Internet Society probes slow internet growth in Africa

Internet access and availability are not enough to get people online, says a new Internet Society study released at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum...

31 Aug 2016

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

SA leads way with 11 startups among DEMO Africa finalists

DEMO Africa, which began life in Nairobi, Kenya and has taken place in Lagos, Nigeria for the last two years, will take place in Johannesburg...

By Tom Jackson 20 Jul 2016

The evolution and revolution of business networks in Africa

Trade is in Africa's blood. Its rich resources, numerous societies and access to the world have created a hotbed of trade civilisations...

By Brett Parker 18 Jul 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both...

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

10 fintech innovators conclude first Africa Barclays Accelerator

After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 10 companies have showcased their innovative fintech...

1 Jul 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

The Internet Society brings African Peering and Interconnection Forum to Tanzania

The Internet Society will bring its annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) to Tanzania for the first time...

30 Mar 2016

Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service

Tanzania's leading telecommunication company renown for driving digital lifestyle transformation, Tigo (Tigo.co.tz), has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users...

5 Feb 2016

Tanzanian students bring drone technology to farmers

A team of university students building a drone from scratch say they plan to revolutionise farm surveillance technology in Tanzania. The project aims to empower farmers...

By Clare Clancy 23 Dec 2015

More African countries exposed to mobile malware

Check Point Software Technologies has revealed the most common malware families used to attack organisations' networks and mobile devices...

22 Dec 2015

Tigo digital social entrepreneurs creating better world for Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania, in partnership with a local NGO, Reach For Change, have once again announced two winners of the Tigo Digital Changemakers competition.

17 Dec 2015

'Apping' SA's awesome SMEs

You can be part of the new Awesome South Africa app, designed to promote local business...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2015

Threat Map shows African nations under cyber attack

Check Point Software Technologies released the October 2015 statistics for its ThreatCloud World Cyber Threat Map and found that Tanzania was...

27 Nov 2015

Praekelt Foundation partners with Facebook to support social change

The Praekelt Foundation has partnered with Facebook to support the impact of Internet.org and the Free Basics by Facebook platform...

18 Nov 2015

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