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Sthembile Shabangu
Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done...

By Sthembile Shabangu 1 day ago

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase
.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...

2 days ago

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
Free mapping: plotting development in Africa

Locals are turning to crowdsourced mapping applications adapted for use in Africa that are challenging Google Maps for dominance on the continent...

3 days ago

Three African startups win development prize
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 3 days ago

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
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...

3 days ago

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins
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...

20 Jun 2017

Image source: Facebook
Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June.

By Lisa Steingold 19 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017
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...

19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#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 19 Jun 2017

Disrupting cash transactions in growth markets
Disrupting cash transactions in growth markets

Youtap partners with MatchMove to deliver open-loop payments for mobile money customers in Africa and Asia...

15 Jun 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

Dakar, Senegal. © Dereje Belachew via
UN hosts Dakar media seminar on extremism

A seminar aimed at strengthening the capacities of journalists and media to better contribute to “preventing violence, including violent extremism in West Africa and the Sahel”, is being held by the UN...

8 Jun 2017

Jumia Food managing director, Duncan Muchangi, with Sodexo Kenya CEO Neil Ribiero, during the signing of the partnership.
Mobile payments deliver on meals for workers

Jumia Food, the online food delivery marketplace under Jumia Group, just signed a new mobile payment agreement with international HR reward scheme provider, Sodexo Group, to cater for the Kenyan market...

8 Jun 2017

Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum
Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors...

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

Australia increases humanitarian aid to Africa
Australia increases humanitarian aid to Africa

An additional $19.3 million in humanitarian assistance to Africa will provide emergency food, healthcare, water and sanitation to people in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya...

6 Jun 2017

Call for African startups to join PitchDrive tech hub tour
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
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

Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor
Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor

UN study: Digitisation of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty...

2 Jun 2017

Media threats increase in Kenya
Media threats increase in Kenya

Kenyan threats to media ahead of August polls: beatings, harassment of journalists and bloggers go uninvestigated...

30 May 2017

Impact on food security in Africa
Impact on food security in Africa

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing.

26 May 2017

Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs
Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs

Over 1 million African children's lives improved by local social entrepreneurs in Africa...

25 May 2017

António Guterres.
‘Learn from and work with Africa'

To mark Africa Day today, António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, said all of humanity will benefit by listening, learning and working with the people of Africa...

25 May 2017

Focus on the connected customer to deliver personal experiences
Focus on the connected customer to deliver personal experiences

Nigerian CIOs must focus on the needs of the connected consumer and look at how they can use the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies (also known as the Third Platform), to deliver personalised experiences...

24 May 2017

Garden City development
Primedia wins rights to $500m Kenyan Mall

The advertising rights to the international, integrated lifestyle Garden City Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, have been awarded to Primedia Outdoor...

23 May 2017

Laura Rawden, Safrea chair.
#AfricaMonth: Safrea on the freelance future of work. Are you ready?

Safrea chair Laura Rawden speaks about the benefit of belonging to a professional body, especially as a freelancer while the world of work continues to evolve across the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 22 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom
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

Cobus van Zyl, COO (right) and Rashid Tenga, CEO, of Aggrey & Clifford.
East Africa agency named as one of world's best

Tanzanian-based agency, Aggrey & Clifford, has been recognised as one of the world's leading independent agencies...

17 May 2017

Kenyan merchant solution Sokowatch starts East African expansion
Kenyan merchant solution Sokowatch starts East African expansion

Kenyan ordering and delivery solution Sokowatch is plotting further expansion across East Africa after making Dar es Salaam, Tanzania its second market in February...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2017

New Africa wide business programme launched
New Africa wide business programme launched

Zimbabwean Media Group launches Africa wide business analysis program, ‘This Week in Africa'...

15 May 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa
ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

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

12 May 2017

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