Archive for the ‘ICT’ category

E-commerce could challenge bricks and mortar retail in Africa

Online retailers such as Zando and Jumia have ambitious growth plans.

Has Africa lost its place at the head of the mobile payments innovation race?

From the moment M-Pesa launched in Kenya in 2007, Africa was heralded as the leader in mobile payment services.

Six lessons Nigerian tycoon Hakeem Belo-Osagie has learnt in business

Nigerian businessman on dealing with uncertainty and why relationships are everything.

Epson: SMEs driving printer sales in East Africa

Japanese electronics manufacturer Epson is expecting growth in demand for printers in East Africa due to a surge in private sector activity.

Tutor.ng – a startup with a new model for education in Nigeria

“Our current education system can’t meet our demand,” says Fehintolu Olaogun, co-founder of Tutor.ng.

Working from a cyber café ‘office’ for six months: The inspiring story of JamboPay

How we made it in Africa talks to JamboPay founder Danson Muchemi.

Mobile telecoms in Africa: Five things you should know

By the end of the decade there will be 930m mobile subscriptions in Africa.

Can Africa replicate Silicon Valley? History shows not

Silicon Valley succeeds because it is relatively free from state interference.

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”.