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Lack of local language content limits Africa’s internet adoption

Despite increased internet availability, less than a third of Africans are online.

How this Nigerian built a business by promoting African cultures

Tradition and technology meet in a range of apps and web videos celebrating African heritage and language.

Why this South African bank launched its own smartphone

By improving client adoption of smartphones, FNB hopes to encourage usage of its digital banking services.

Forget natural resources: It’s science and tech that will transform Africa

African societies – with their myriad economic and social challenges – offer the richest test-bed for scientific and technological research.

mSurvey wants to solve Africa’s data challenge. Here’s how

The technology provides a direct channel for organisations to gather insight into people – particularly in emerging markets.

Moving African trade forward, the story of Esaja

Zimbabwean entrepreneur Clinton Mutambo wants to connect companies across the continent.

Recent Articles

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    Many Africans may not be using plastic or cash in as little as 10 years, says Standard Bank

    21 September, 2016
    Though cash remains king in many parts of Africa, rapid change is expected over the next few years.
  2. Microsoft’s white spaces project provides internet access to areas currently lacking even basic electricity.

    Lack of local-language content limits Africa’s internet adoption

    14 September, 2016
    Despite increased internet availability, less than a third of Africans are online.
  3. Kenya's iHub xxx

    Forget natural resources: It’s science and tech that will transform Africa

    25 August, 2016
    African societies – with their myriad economic and social challenges – offer the richest test-bed for scientific and technological research.
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    Why this South African bank launched its own smartphone

    24 August, 2016
    By improving client adoption of smartphones, FNB hopes to encourage usage of its digital banking services.
  5. Credit: Judith Daniels, MIT

    mSurvey wants to solve Africa’s data challenge. Here’s how

    16 August, 2016
    The technology provides a direct channel for organisations to gather insight into people – particularly in emerging markets.
  6. "If you want to bank the owner, bank the business."

    China’s WeChat on carving out a market in Africa

    8 August, 2016
    'The market for cross-border remittance in Africa is significant, and it is something that is definitely of interest to us in our long term planning.'
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    How this Nigerian built a business by promoting African cultures

    25 July, 2016
    Tradition and technology meet in a range of apps and web videos celebrating African heritage and language.
  8. Clinton Mutambo 200x240

    Moving African trade forward, the story of Esaja

    18 July, 2016
    Zimbabwean entrepreneur Clinton Mutambo wants to connect companies across the continent.
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    Côte d’Ivoire: Investors need to keep a cool head, says e-commerce boss

    4 July, 2016
    'There are lots of business opportunities but investors should not get overexcited.'
  10. mibrand app 200x240

    South Africa’s latest app driving consumers to stores

    3 July, 2016
    We speak to the co-founders about getting the MiBRAND app to where it is today and the lessons they have learnt along the way.
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    Meet the Boss: Francis Dufay, managing director, Jumia Côte d’Ivoire

    3 July, 2016
    'From the outside e-commerce is a flashy business but when you look at it in detail it is about logistics – it has a lot of challenges.'
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    Start-up snapshot: Helping South Africa’s booming film industry find crew

    30 June, 2016
    Crew Pencil is an online booking and diary service that helps production companies find and manage film crew.
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    How South Africa’s Naspers is making money from Chinese gamers

    24 June, 2016
    Undoubtedly, the single largest driver of the Naspers share price over the last few years is its 34% holding in Tencent.
  14. Sharon Mundia 200x240

    How Uber is localising its business in sub-Saharan Africa

    21 June, 2016
    One of the lessons Uber has learned is the importance of adapting to local conditions.
  15. Godwin Benson 200x240

    Nigerian gives up stable salary to launch online learning marketplace

    21 June, 2016
    Tuteria recently caught the attention of the Innovation Prize for Africa and it is one of this year’s finalists.
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