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Africa Code Week launches in Tanzania

With half a million young Africans engaged over the past two years, 15 Governments and over 100 partners on board already, Africa Code Week launched in Tanzania this past week...

1 day ago

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

2 days ago

Nairobi smart traffic control system to go live in two years

Nairobi's proposed smart traffic control system will go live in just over two years, officials said of the plan that seeks to ease congestion on key city roads at an estimated cost of Sh1.88 billion...

By Constant Munda 2 days ago

Moringa School to host women's coding course

Kenyan coding academy Moringa School is to host a female only edition of its “Moringa Prep” introduction to coding course, with the aim of graduating more women developers...

By Gabriella Mulligan 3 days ago

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced...

17 Oct 2017

Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding...

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

African Innovation Foundation calls for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards...

13 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

Nairobi's iHub launches “Open House Fridays”

Kenyan innovation space the iHub has announced “Open House Fridays”, which offers local techies and entrepreneurs free use of the hub's co-working space every Friday in October...

By Tom Jackson 12 Oct 2017

A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions...

11 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of $50,000 in prize funding...

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa...

9 Oct 2017

Motorists switch to digital driving licences in October

Kenyan motorists will later this month switch to digital driving licences, but will be spared instant fines that come with the smart card due to a pending court case...

By James Kariuki 6 Oct 2017

The economic impact of internet disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa

Internet shutdowns in sub-Saharan Africa have cost the region up to $237m since 2015, according to a report to be released by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa...

6 Oct 2017

State of Play report highlights evolution of tech ecosystems in Africa

The State of Play report, launched by the African Technology Foundation and managing partner of the Liberalising Innovation Opportunity Nations partnership, provides a look at the evolution of tech ecosystems...

6 Oct 2017

Who's winning online in African banking?

Banking is something we all rely on, but when faced with the thought of having to deal with your bank, your emotions tend to go to a negative place...

By Romy Honneysett 3 Oct 2017

Africa still mobile

Africa's story remains a mobile one with mobile internet access the largest contributor of growth across the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Sep 2017

New MEST boss plots major expansion across Africa

Aaron Fu, the new managing director (MD) of pan-African entrepreneurial training programme, seed fund and incubator Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), has big plans...

By Tom Jackson 27 Sep 2017

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa kicks off this week

The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica2017) is set for 27-29 September 2017. The event convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa...

26 Sep 2017

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