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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.

Recent Articles

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    23 May, 2017
    Engineers are adapting technology to suit the specific needs and dynamics of the continent.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Bringing connectivity to the entire world

    16 March, 2017
    Over 40% of the world’s population has no way of using the internet.
  10. 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.
  11. How Visa wants to increase e-commerce payments in Africa

    6 March, 2017
    Despite rising internet use, e-commerce in the region remains in its infancy.
  12. Facebook CEO looks for more ‘likes’ from Africa

    28 February, 2017
    Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Kenya and Nigeria inspired local techies amid scepticism.
  13. Tech events have become a waste of time. Here are three things organisers get wrong

    13 February, 2017
    To be clear, I love events, and this is not a rant against them.
  14. Rwandan solar-powered kiosk company wants to create Africa’s biggest wifi network

    10 February, 2017
    Making people that earn less than US$5 a day part of the digital revolution.
  15. The development of Morocco’s IT sector

    10 February, 2017
    Morocco aims to position itself as a strategic hub in the Middle East and North Africa.
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