Archive for the ‘ICT’ category

Meet the Boss: John Obaro, CEO, SystemSpecs

“Consistently work hard and let no one ever put you down.”

App tackles South Africa’s language barrier one phrase at a time

The Aweza app translates useful phrases in South Africa’s 11 official languages.

Mark Kaigwa carving a niche as Kenya’s social media expert

Tech entrepreneur has released a report documenting social media trends across the continent.

Mail & Guardian boss Trevor Ncube discusses his new pan-African news brand

M&G Africa aims to tell “the African story the way Africans tell stories”.

Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in foreign direct investment in 2013.

How multinationals have seized the African opportunity

Telecom, insurance and oil companies have seen growth across the continent.

Kenyan startup makes finding a job easier

Duma Works “does job matching for people”.

Are tech companies key to African growth?

We should be excited about what the future of technical innovation will do for Africa.

The 10 African cities poised for take-off

Africa is on the move. Here are factors that will underpin growth in the continent’s commercial real estate industry.

Africa’s top six social entrepreneurs of the year announced

Social entrepreneurs are those with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

10 Nigerian tech companies to watch

The West African country’s most promising technology companies.

App gives the inside scoop to Dakar’s nightlife

Senegal’s free Agendakar app connects users to happenings in the capital.

Why failure is sometimes a good thing

Sam Gichuru, CEO of Nairobi-based startup accelerator Nailab, says there are many lessons to be learned in failure.

Free Facebook – a way for African mobile operators to boost internet use?

“Facebook has been a fantastic driver of data on mobile networks.”

Ethiopians hope startups turn into business success

Youth entrepreneurship is big in East Africa, but relatively new to Ethiopia.