Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Kenya and Nigeria inspired local techies amid scepticism.
Making people that earn less than US$5 a day part of the digital revolution.
Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for east African farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones.
Despite rising internet use, e-commerce in the region remains in its infancy.
Micro-loan provider, Tala, uses smartphone data to determine credit scores.
Jumia Market’s MD explains what the e-commerce group is doing to win customers over.
Traditional universities are on the way out: Online is the future for Africa
28 March, 2017Financing brick-and-mortar institutions on fees alone is unsustainable.
Five companies using technology to deliver greater convenience to Kenyans
21 March, 2017The increasingly busy lifestyles of Kenya’s middle class is driving demand for greater convenience.
Bringing connectivity to the entire world
16 March, 2017Over 40% of the world’s population has no way of using the internet.
Two very different responses to Uber – Kenya and South Africa
14 March, 2017There 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.
How Visa wants to increase e-commerce payments in Africa
6 March, 2017Despite rising internet use, e-commerce in the region remains in its infancy.
Facebook CEO looks for more ‘likes’ from Africa
28 February, 2017Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Kenya and Nigeria inspired local techies amid scepticism.
Tech events have become a waste of time. Here are three things organisers get wrong
13 February, 2017To be clear, I love events, and this is not a rant against them.
Rwandan solar-powered kiosk company wants to create Africa’s biggest wifi network
10 February, 2017Making people that earn less than US$5 a day part of the digital revolution.
The development of Morocco’s IT sector
10 February, 2017Morocco aims to position itself as a strategic hub in the Middle East and North Africa.
Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa
7 February, 2017Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for east African farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones.
Start-up snapshot: A new way of selling used cars
6 February, 2017CarZar is a South African online platform through which users can sell their used cars.
Founders of Kenyan on-demand laundry service talk business and lessons learned
26 January, 2017'You are better growing slower and better, than faster and shoddy,' says Femi Odunuga, co-founder of Kisafi.
Study provides fresh insights into the benefits of mobile money in Kenya
6 January, 2017Access to mobile money has reduced poverty in Kenya, particularly among female-headed households.
Like Uber, but for tutors
23 December, 2016A new South African app connects tutors to students, rates the tutors and facilitates payment.