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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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  1. Photo: King Baudouin African Development Prize

    Interview: Using technology to boost the incomes of West African farmers

    23 June, 2017
    Farmerline is a Ghanaian software company that provides small-scale farmers with information such as farming tips, market prices and weather reports.
  2. Photo: King Baudouin African Development Prize

    Kenyan entrepreneur providing a digital alternative to textbooks

    21 June, 2017
    Tonee Ndungu, the founder of Kytabu, discusses his business journey.
  3. Filling Nigeria’s fintech sector

    20 June, 2017
    Tech entrepreneur Tayo Oviosu returned to Nigeria from the US with a mission to build a business that would help financially empower ordinary people.
  4. Fintech: Africa’s payments and remittances space becoming crowded

    19 June, 2017
    Talking fintech trends with Tom Jackson, founder of Disrupt Africa.
  5. Africa’s digital rise hooked on innovation

    23 May, 2017
    Engineers are adapting technology to suit the specific needs and dynamics of the continent.
  6. Global consumer themes combine with new technologies to create African opportunity

    18 May, 2017
    A world of new consumer product, service and support opportunities are emerging on the continent.
  7. Nigeria: Don’t worry about short-term economic volatility, says MTN chairman

    24 April, 2017
    'It is still a very important market, almost 170 million people,' says Phuthuma Nhleko.
  8. How to make the Internet of Things work for Africa

    11 April, 2017
    The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
  9. Why Facebook is rolling out wifi hotspots in Kenya

    7 April, 2017
    The offering – which the social media giant has also rolled out in India – allows consumers to access affordable wifi from hotspots.
  10. Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

    28 March, 2017
    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.
  11. Traditional universities are on the way out: Online is the future for Africa

    28 March, 2017
    Financing brick-and-mortar institutions on fees alone is unsustainable.
  12. Five companies using technology to deliver greater convenience to Kenyans

    21 March, 2017
    The increasingly busy lifestyles of Kenya’s middle class is driving demand for greater convenience.
  13. Bringing connectivity to the entire world

    16 March, 2017
    Over 40% of the world’s population has no way of using the internet.
  14. Two very different responses to Uber – Kenya and South Africa

    14 March, 2017
    There are also concerns that Uber, with its first-mover advantage within the ride-sharing market, is growing into a monopoly despite the benefits to consumers.
  15. How Visa wants to increase e-commerce payments in Africa

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