Internet access and availability are not enough to get people online, says a new Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) study released today at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) taking place 30 August - 1 September in Tanzania. The “Promoting Content in Africa” report reveals that while significant improvements have...
Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation, Toshiba has launched a "Go Africa" project to expand its storage business in the country. Launching the project, Toshiba General Manager for Middle East and Africa Digital Products and Services, Mr Santosh Varghese Mr Santosh Varghesem the General Manager for Middle East and Africa Digital Products and...
Africa can no longer be considered the Dark Continent. Given the rate at which mobile connectivity is growing, it seems only natural that the way business is done will change. A development worth noting is that for the first time ever, investment funds exceed aid funds in Africa - According...
BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has today announced the launch of its on-demand connectivity solution for African telecom operators, in partnership with Eutelsat, a world-leading satellite operator. Using BICS’ RouteFlex, the joint solution allows mobile operators and service providers to raise the bar...
More than 300 global and African thought leaders and youth agripreneurs will come together for The MasterCard Foundation’s second Young Africa Works Summit on February 16-17 in Kigali, Rwanda. The event will spark new thinking on how Africa’s growing youth population can transform the agricultural sector. Fifty young people will...
New York Financial services-based corporation; MasterCard Corp. in partnership with Cafedirect Producers Foundation, on Tuesday launched a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa; Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, dubbed, "2KUZE". The platform will enable farmers to conduct their entire transaction of selling produce, receiving payments,...
Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc. celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developers and partner ecosystem at its recent ended annual F8 Developer Conference. African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their...
The DSTv Eutelsat Start Award a product of a partnership between Eutelsat and MultiChoice Africa, aims to stimulate interest in Science and Technology to inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high schools across the continent in 42 countries. In their sixth annual competition, MultiChoice Uganda today announced the winners of the...
Mastercard has committed Itself to supporting the roll-out of the Huduma Card in Kenya as the technology partner of choice for the local government organisation. The secure payment solution supports Kenya’s Vision 2030 that calls for reforms in public services to enhance accountability, transparency and efficient service delivery, with focus...
Reports from BBC news, show that the world's first commercial regular drone delivery service is beginning drop-offs in Rwanda. The operation uses fixed-wing drones that automatically fly to destinations in the central African nation, releasing small packages attached to parachutes without needing to land at the delivery points before returning. The technology...