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BRCK, the remarkable Kenyan company bringing internet access to East Africa, has acquired Surf, another internet provider, to become the largest public WiFi network in... [Read More]
Naspers, the emerging markets internet and media giant which is the largest public company in Africa, will list its satellite television subsidiary MultiChoice, it has... [Read More]
To celebrate its 10th anniversary of investing in African tech startups, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has announced seven companies who will receive... [Read More]
Having tripled its user base since the beginning of last year, South African fintech startup Yocohas raised $16-million in Series B funding – bringing the... [Read More]
Calling it the first such service in Africa, Samsung Pay, the mobile payment from the world's largest smartphone maker, has launched in South Africa. [Read More]
To grow jobs in Africa encourage young people to be entrepreneurs, while governments wanting to kickstart small business should give startups a tax break, says... [Read More]
Alibaba founder Jack Ma is in South Africa for the first time to launch a new initiative for African entrepreneurs with $10-million in funding. [Read More]
Despite the advances it has enabled, technology is the biggest threat to employment, former President Barack Obama said at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in... [Read More]
Former President Barak Obama has returned to Africa for the first time since leaving office to deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, which has special... [Read More]
Using any cellphone, employment app Giraffe is using mobile to help African finds jobs and has just raised its second round of funding. [Read More]
Global remittances have grown to a record level of $613-billion in 2017, a 7% increase from $573-billion in 2016, according to the World Bank. [Read More]
Driven by mobile, there have been $300-million in monthly transactions in Africa from 7.2-million new people using digital financial services and 45,000 new banking agents... [Read More]
Tags: Africa - Driven - Mobile
Civic, the Blockchain-based identity app, has partnered with Anheuser-Busch InBev to dispense beer from a Blockchain-enabled vending machine in America using the app to verify... [Read More]
Blockchain technology has been used in a pilot project to track diamonds from the mine to retail by the world's largest producer of diamonds, South... [Read More]
Investments in agriculture technology in Africa have seen $19-million invested in the past two years, with a new report showing agri-tech startups have grown 110%... [Read More]
Naspers, the South Africa-based global internet and entertainment group, says it is selling its 11.18% stake in Indian e-commerce company Flipkart to Walmart for $2.2bn. [Read More]
In a demonstration of how important the cost of mobile data is, South Africa's leading national television news channel, eNCA, broadcast a live press conference... [Read More]
Aiming to tap into the market of 11-million unbanked and underbanked consumers in South Africa, First National Bank has launched a mobile bank account that... [Read More]
West Africa's mobile industry is expected to contribute more than $50-billion every year to the region's economy by 2022, according to a GSMA study. [Read More]
Mark Zuckerberg gave all the right answers in his first grilling by US lawmakers but they weren't enough to quell public perception that Facebook is... [Read More]
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