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African tech: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:40 am AFKI Original
Africa is the new tech frontier, with a great deal of potential and passion for technology that should translate into the right environment to nurture and grow successful African tech startups, but obstacles and struggles remain. These issues scupper the necessary investment and growth that these startups require so that they can become sustainable and successful on a continental and global scale. We take a look at 12 things that need to be addressed in order to help struggling African tech startups.
Tom Jackson, 4:42 am AFKI Original
Another year, another milestone for the African technology space. With things developing at a rapid pace, it is hard to predict what will be the next big innovation in this exciting sector. Let’s have a go, in any case. Drones seem to have been a topic of discussion for a long time, yet in Africa we haven’t seen much of them. That is probably about to change. The continent is no longer deemed a risky place to do business, but rather digital’s “final frontier”.
Ann Brown, 2:00 pm
From BBC News Coudy Binta De’s eyes light up when she talks about how she first became fascinated with computers. The 24-year-old says that as a young girl she went to visit her mother in work at one of the Senegalese government’s first computer departments. “Seeing those big computers, with their black screens and green […]
Kevin Mwanza, 8:13 am
Over the recent years African tech innovators have taken to create gaming apps for the local market. But even with increasing number of games that look to tap into African folk tales, entrepreneurs that venture into this have not been making enough money to even break even. Kenya’s iHub, a tech incubator in Nairobi, has natured a number of such entrepreneurs and they are working to break the marketing and monetization jinx that plaques the sector.
Kevin Mwanza, 7:01 am
GlobalVoices asked three talented bloggers from Francophone Africa for their opinions on new media in their region and what being a female geek (known as a ‘geekette‘) means for them.
Ann Brown, 9:24 am AFKI Original
Kenya is the tech hub of East Africa and is positioning itself to become the tech hub of Africa, says Zege Technologies founder Kariuki Gathitu. What Kenya’s tech sector needs to make that happen is more home-grown investors with the appetite to invest in technology.
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