Archive for the ‘ICT’ category

BRICs economist Jim O’Neill invests in Nigerian mobile payments company

O’Neill backs Paga as “the number one way to pay and get paid in Nigeria”.

Social media in Nigeria – mobile chat dominates

A recent report highlights social media trends in Africa’s biggest economy.

Seven South African tech startups hoping to grab your attention

From pet food to dating to rentals, 88mph has a range of startups under its wing.

From New York to Lagos: The inspiration behind a new taxi app in Nigeria

The Easy Taxi Nigeria app links customers with reputable drivers in Lagos and Abuja.

Why a former doctor decided to start an online supermarket in Nigeria

“Gloo.ng is an outpouring of affection to my wife, and by extension, to all our target users,” says founder.

Is Facebook planning to use drones to connect Africa?

Facebook might soon be providing internet access to rural parts of Africa through high-altitude drones.

Every1Mobile creating and connecting communities of mobile phone users

Every1Mobile provides users with content, products and services to help them fast track into the formal economy.

How Freddie the Dreamer introduced technology in rural Tanzania

“If you go to my village today almost 90% of the youth know how to use computers. I am very proud of that.”

Investing in startups: Why back the jockey and not the horse?

Seed fund 88mph invests in tech entrepreneurs who show promise.

Internet access is no longer a luxury across Africa

Fibre-optic internet cables could leap-frog Africa into the future.

Three online shopping trends to pay attention to

Security remains a concern for most African consumers who shop online, a survey finds.

From phones to fashion to rice: Online shopping gaining traction in Africa

A number of companies are vying to become the Amazon of their respective territories.

Pushing African agribusiness to $1tr mark

African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report.

Insight into how Africa uses Twitter

Johannesburg is Africa’s most active city on Twitter.

‘Entrepreneurship should be a viable career path, not a last resort for jobless’

“To be in business you need to have a different kind of DNA,” says East African incubator founder.