Archive for the ‘ICT’ category

How Strive Masiyiwa won his first mobile licence by recognising the informal economy

“I understood the informal sector was real.”

Africa Tech Trends: Consolidation in South Africa’s e-commerce industry

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Meet the Boss: Kris Senanu, deputy CEO, AccessKenya

“I don’t believe in jobs. I believe in seeing opportunity.”

E-payment start-up SimplePay wants to beat cash in Nigeria

How we made it in Africa interviews the entrepreneurs behind SimplePay.

Africa Tech Trends: Global giants play for Africa’s unconnected

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Gulf investors increasingly looking to African infrastructure

New report shows Gulf companies are increasing their exposure to African infrastructure, primarily telecommunications, ports and power.

Africa Tech Trends: Operators shedding their tower infrastructure

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Expanding Africa’s digital frontier: Farmers show the way

Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.

Facebook in Africa: A mobile story

Facebook has announced that it has reached 100m monthly active users in Africa.

How a Ghanaian messaging app got acquired by a US-based tech firm

Last month leading mobile company Kirusa bought out Ghana’s Saya.

Africa Tech Trends: Unexpected players entering the telecoms space

Tom Jackson on the latest developments in Africa’s technology industry.

How Esther Muchemi’s early bet on the growth of mobile telecoms paid off

Esther Muchemi, CEO of Samchi Group, sees opportunity where others see challenges.

Profit vs non-profit: Why this Ugandan enterprise is no longer an NGO

“The best way to create a sustainable social impact is finding commercial solutions for social problems.”

Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

The cost for banks that ignore mobile wallets would be severe

Banks that don’t connect their clients to mobile wallets risk becoming increasingly irrelevant.