Technology

Mobile Payment Technology Paying Dividends in Africa

Mobile Payment Technology Paying Dividends in Africa

Mobile payment technology is giving millions of Africans access to cheap and clean energy by allowing them to stagger payments rather than paying hefty sums up-front. An estimated 16 percent of the world’s population – 1.2 billion people – have little or no access to electricity, with 625 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone having to rely on bio and fossil fuels such as wood, ch... »

Mobile Subscriber Penetration in Mali is Forecast to Reach 138% in 2022

Mobile Subscriber Penetration in Mali is Forecast to Reach 138% in 2022

A large land-locked country in West Africa, Mali’s population of 17 million has seen a strong growth in mobile uptake over the years, due to a lack of fixed connectivity services. Alpha Telecom’s long-awaited launch as the third mobile operator in Mali, under the brand Telecel, means that mobile subscriber penetration in Mali is expected to reach 138% in 2022, up from 127% in 2017, according to Gl... »

App to Help Black Young Professionals Break Through the Glass Ceiling Launched by Kike Oniwinde

App to Help Black Young Professionals Break Through the Glass Ceiling Launched by Kike Oniwinde

A NEW social app aims to bring together ambitious black young professionals in order for them to get ahead in their careers and shatter the so-called ‘glass ceiling’ preventing many ethnic minorities realising their full potential. Black Young Professionals Network (BYP Network) is a platform helping ambitious future leaders to connect with one another, form friendships, collaborate and pursue car... »

The Rise and Fall of Blackberry

The Rise and Fall of Blackberry

Until a few years ago, it was rare for businessmen and women to venture far from their trusty Blackberry devices. In late 2007, Blackberry took the mobile market by storm with the launch of its 8800 series, which became one of the first widely used connected, ‘smart’ devices. It may have been a far cry from the smartphone as we know it now but the 8800 series generated more than 10 million sales a... »

TV Market Outlook for Africa & the Middle East

TV Market Outlook for Africa & the Middle East

The TV market in Africa/the Middle East will grow by 30% between 2016 and 2021, going from 10.3 billion to 13.3 billion EUR Montpellier, July the 3rd 2017 – This momentum, which is driven largely by sub-Saharan Africa, represents the world’s fastest-growing TV market, not only today but also for the five years to come. These figures (excepting Turkey and Israël) indicate average annual growt... »

Africa Gets It’s Own .Africa Domain Extension

Africa Gets It’s Own .Africa Domain Extension

Individuals and businesses can now use the “dot Africa” (.africa) top level domain extension for their websites as an alternative to the dominant “dot com” (.com) domain extensions. The African Union (AU) hopes that the official launch of this unique .africa web address will create a new identity for the continent on the Internet. According to AU commission Chairperson, Nko... »

How Nairobi Is Pioneering Science & Technology

How Nairobi Is Pioneering Science & Technology

Science, technology and investment are a key component of development and sustainable growth of any country. The capacity of African countries to compete in the global market depends on their ability to innovate and apply the relevant science and technology to productive sectors and industries. Nairobi is taking centre stage for pioneering science, technology and investment and integrating them in... »

African Voices on the Digital Revolution

African Voices on the Digital Revolution

A new report shows that laptops and mobile phones are now far and away the most popular new learning devices in Africa – while, despite the hype, tablets are still lagging, only being used regularly by 20% of eLearning practitioners. This is just one of the surprising findings contained in the eLearning Africa Report 2013. Launched today (Thursday) at the Windhoek Safari Conference Centre by the N... »