Tag: Africa

5 Technologically Advanced Countries In Africa

Don’t be surprised by the title, there are in fact a number of technologically advanced countries in Africa. To add to the continent’s abundant natural and human resources, there are now countries in the continent with inventors or entrepreneurs who are blazing the trail in the field of science and technology. Jumia Travel, the leading Read More

Africa: 4G Connections in Africa to Hit 300 Million By 2023

By Margaret Njugunah Nairobi — 4G subscriptions will expand tenfold from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to a report by Ericsson, mobile subscriptions in the region are also expected to grow by 6 percent from 700 million to 990 million during the same period. Mobile traffic in Read More

5 Edtech companies in Africa striving to improve education across the continent

Delivering education has many challenges in Africa and the AppsAfrica.com Educational Award celebrates EdTech companies in Africa striving to improve education and learning. – Maria Ukpere Mwabu Mwabu brings talent, teachers, and technology together across Africa to make education so good that all learners can contribute to and benefit… Read full story here Read More

Modern tech, rising middle class drive cinema revival in Nigeria, Africa

Like the plot in an old-fashioned movie, cinemas in Africa are making a third-reel comeback after years of worrying decline. Willis Ikedum and Godwin Dixon, cinematographer for “Mummy Dearest.” In many countries south of the Sahara, digital technology, strong investment and modern theatres are bringing about a major revival of movie-going, ending years of cinema Read More

Tech Company to grow Nollywood penetration on more devices in Africa

There are plans to help broaden the availability of Nollywood video content to more people in Africa and beyond with efforts by Envivo Communications and Cisco Infinite Video Platform to enable subscriber’s access more ‘Nollywood’ and international video content on more devices. With video streaming fast becoming the norm for watching movies, shows and other Read More

5 fintech ventures in Africa building better financial services

We take a look at five leading fintech ventures in Africa striving to build and deliver financial services across the continent- Maria Ukpere     NetPlus / Mastercard – SA Nigerian tech start-up (Netplus) and Mastercard come together to deliver a cashless online shopping payment solution. The Mastercard e-commerce solution empowers the consumer, the e-retailer Read More

OLX’s acquisition of AutoTrader warning to Ringier’s Cheki Africa

Naspers‘ owned OLX Group has officially acquired online vehicle marketplace AutoTrader after approval by South Africa authorities. According to AutoTrader CEO George Mienie, “We are excited to work with the OLX Group that is part of a global company. Our customers can stand to benefit substantially from investment in product innovation as a result.” “Our vehicle shoppers Read More

5 Disruptive Innovations in Africa To Watch

  We take a look at the five Disruptive Innovations in Africa shortlisted for an AppsAfrica.com Innovation Award. Mastercard 2Kuze 2Kuze in Kenya, means ‘to grow together’ and eKilimo in Tanzania, means ‘eAgriculture’ and with that being said the MasterCard Lab has introduced a mobile solution that aims to digitize the… Read full story here Read More

Five Best Social and Messaging Solutions in Africa

The AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards annually celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa. In this article, we’re showcasing five of the best Social and Messaging solutions that are striving to introduce new ideas/methods and improve the standards of communication in Africa. – Maria Ukpere  Flare Flare is an initiative that is  increasing access to Read More

Best Social and Messaging Solutions in Africa

The AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa and we showcase five of the best Social and Messaging solutions in Africa. Flare Flare is an initiative that is  increasing access to emergency transport in Kenya and enabling ambulance owners to inform hospitals ahead of time that a patient is en-route. Read More

Five Enterprise Solutions Changing Business In Africa

The Best Enterprise Solution Award celebrates innovative ventures and services streamlining, improving and helping business across Africa. We take a look at the shortlisted AppsAfrica.com Best Enterprise Solution Award finalists. What3Words What3Words aspires to Address the world by providing a really simple way to talk about location. They have divided the world into a grid of Read More

Mobile operators from across Africa among potential 9mobile bidders

MTN, Bharti Airtel and Ntel are among 16 firms that formally submitted interest in buying Nigeria’s 9mobile, formerly Etisalat Nigeria. As previously reported Etisalat ran into trouble with the Nigerian banks having taken loans of $1.2 billion for network upgrade and expansion. Etisalat Nigeria subsequently re-branded to become 9Mobile after the withdrawal of Abu-Dhabi-based, Etisalat… Read full story Read More

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