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Longer wait for Kenyans to fly drones

Kenyans will wait longer to fly drones following a delay in issuing a gazette notice guiding the use of Aerial Unmanned Vehicles (AUVs)...

12 minutes ago

Three African startups win development prize

Uganda's BarefootLaw, Ghana's Farmerline and Kenya's Kytabu have been named winners of the King Baudouin African Development Prize...

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally...

1 day ago

Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa

Wi-Fi is so alive and kicking, it has its own dedicated day. Today, 20 June 2017 marks the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day - a day celebrated around the globe...

By Riaan Graham 2 days ago

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, as part of its global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon...

2 days ago

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

2 days ago

#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors...

3 days ago

Konnect Africa unlocks access to internet in Africa

Konnect Africa is reportedly set to reshape the satellite broadband industry. The company is making a strong push with a double objective...

6 Jun 2017

Call for African startups to join PitchDrive tech hub tour

Nigerian technology innovation centre, Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), and Google for Entrepreneurs have launched PitchDrive, a three week, five-city European tech hub tour...

5 Jun 2017

Spearheading digital transformation in East Africa

GE is bringing new digital infrastructure solutions to the Kenyan market by connecting software, apps and analytics to industrial businesses, enabling them to operate faster, smarter and more efficiently...

2 Jun 2017

Digitised loan payments a boost for smallholder farmers in Kenya

One Acre Fund and Citi Inclusive Finance successfully digitised loan repayments for farmers in Kenya - boosting transparency and efficiency, driving economic opportunity and financial inclusion for thousands of smallholders...

1 Jun 2017

Online shopping and the rapid globalisation of shoppers and retailers

Rapidly evolving technologies, changing demographics, and consumer preferences have created a change in the consumer product industry...

By Mark McCallum 31 May 2017

Six African startups selected for Google's launchpad accelerator

Google developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration...

By Tom Jackson 25 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn...

17 May 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study...

12 May 2017

CodeBus Africa to run student coding workshops

Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa have collaborated as part of the CodeBus Africa project which will run creative coding workshops for local students...

9 May 2017

How BlackRhino is building Kenya's VR industry

Kenyan startup BlackRhino VR is playing a key role in developing the country's virtual reality industry...

By Tom Jackson 8 May 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

24 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

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