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How to make the Internet of Things work for Africa

The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.

Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

Nigeria: Don’t worry about short-term economic volatility, says MTN chairman

'It is still a very important market, almost 170 million people,' says Phuthuma Nhleko.

Rwandan solar-powered kiosk company wants to create Africa’s biggest wifi network

Making people that earn less than US$5 a day part of the digital revolution.

Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa

Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for east African farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones.

Why Facebook is rolling out wifi hotspots in Kenya

The offering – which the social media giant has also rolled out in India – allows consumers to access affordable wifi from hotspots.

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