Archive for the ‘ICT’ category

Africa Tech Trends: The growing power of mapping

Tom Jackson looks at the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

PrayerBox: A new app aiming to be the ‘Twitter for religion’

Oyelaja Oyekan tells How we made it in Africa about his inspiration for starting PrayerBox and his entrepreneurial journey.

Ethiopian tech hub making life easier for entrepreneurs

It is an uphill battle for Ethiopia’s young tech entrepreneurs.

Connected East Africa: Kenya leads, the region follows

Regional ICT integration is very much on the agenda.

Africa Tech Trends: Is Apple building a bigger physical presence on the continent?

Tom Jackson looks at the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Africa Tech Trends: Taxi app wars

Africa’s taxi-hailing app industry is getting far too busy, writes Tom Jackson

Websites that don’t work – eight common mistakes small businesses make online

Tips on boosting your company’s online presence.

Start-up snapshot: Co-founder of Ethiopia’s Addiscan discusses his business

Our best strategy has been to approach businesses and demonstrate our product.

Start-up snapshot: Showing companies what their customers really think

“Like many growth stage start-ups, our major challenges are capacity constraints, both technological and in human resources.”

Africa Tech Trends: TV white spaces for affordable internet?

The use of so-called TV white space technology is on the increase across Africa.

Mobile financial services in Africa not as advanced as some might think

Although there has been a surge of mobile money use in sub-Saharan Africa, mobile money services are really just getting started.

Bitcoin exchange expands to Kenya, sees potential in using M-Pesa

Global Bitcoin exchange Igot has been granted access to the mobile money service M-Pesa, currently used by about 17 million Kenyans.

Creative crowdsourcing: Springleap helping brands better target Africa

Trevor Wolfe, Springleap’s MD, tells How we made it in Africa about the company’s plans for Africa.

Online travel company Wego discusses its plans in mobile-first Africa

Singapore-based Wego looks to 4G to disrupt Africa’s travel metasearch space.

Africa Tech Trends: Another week of farce on African digital migration

Tom Jackson talks about the reality of Africa’s unpreparedness for its migration to digital broadcasting.