Archive for the ‘ICT’ category

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.

Meet the Boss: Erik Hersman, tech entrepreneur, Kenya

One of the major players in Kenya’s tech scene reveals his first job and how he relaxes.

Can the Smart Jacket become a competitive advantage for motorcycle taxis?

Motorcycle taxis are one of the leading causes of road accidents in Kenya.

Growing appetite for tech products in Angola, says venture capital fund

“There is a growing appetite for high-end consumer products such as smartphones.”

Can Silicon Savannah’s software success be replicated in hardware?

While Kenya made its name in software, a handful of entrepreneurs are now taking the leap into developing hardware.

Africa’s ‘Sex and the City’ showing potential as a serious business

An African City has been described as the continent’s answer to hit US television series Sex and the City.