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  • Report: Domain Registry Business Wide Open In Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:13 pm

    There are just six ICANN-accredited registrars in Africa, meaning most domain name business is transacted through registrars based outside Africa, a report says.

  • 3M Restructuring Africa Operations, Looking To Mining, Oil And Gas

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:59 pm

    U.S.-based 3M, maker of myriad consumer products, sees mining, oil and gas as potential industries for future growth in Africa, along with energy and healthcare, according to a report in NewBusinessEthiopia. Already established in Africa for 40-plus years, the company hopes to improve coverage on the continent and accelerate future growth by restructuring its business on the continent […]

  • Public Challenge To South Africans: Find Green Solutions For Slum Housing

    By Dana Sanchez, 4:50 pm

    Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape, is asking private and public stakeholders to come up with new technology that improves living conditions for the poor in South Africa’s slums, according to a report in AllAfrica. Zille unveiled the Better Living Challenge, a project of the Western Cape government’s 110% Green campaign. The challenge will be a recognized project of the […]

  • Kenyan Farmers Use Social Media To Manage Climate Change

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:25 pm

    Social media use is growing among young Kenyans but while most use them for socializing, one pan-African volunteer group sees them as a means to reach young farmers, according to a report in All Africa. Changing weather patterns in recent years have affected most farmers in Kenya and other parts of Eastern Africa, the report […]

  • Boat Building Growing In S. Africa Amid W. African Piracy Concerns

    By Dana Sanchez, 1:29 pm

    Despite taking a hit from the economic downturn, boat-building is growing in South Africa’s Western Cape region as piracy concerns mount in West Africa, according to a report in Business Day Live. Boat building generates more than $100 million for the Western Cape’s gross domestic product each year and creates jobs for more than 2,500 residents. Cape […]

  • Can Kenya Replicate The Silicon Valley Model?

    By FSoyombo, 10:51 am

    By Frank Mutulu In fewer than 20 years, Kenya plans to convert 5,000 acres of savannah into a technopolis already being dubbed Africa’s Silicon Savannah. The ambitious $7 billion Konza Technology City is expected to catapult the East African country to the forefront of a technology renaissance. In an interview with AFK Insider, Ada Mwangola, Kenya […]

  • Nigerian Startup Inspired By Jobless Youth

    By Dana Sanchez, 11:39 am

    When Ayodeji Adewunmi’s university professors went on strike, he launched Jobberman, a job recruitment business, but he had to overcome challenges that many aspiring entrepreneurs find daunting in Africa’s second-largest economy. Nigeria is considered one of the world’s most corrupt countries and cronyism there is rampant, according to a report in Fox News. Adewunmi had no cash, […]

  • Africa’s Mobile Advertising, Marketing Attracting Big-Time Investors

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:55 am

    Mobile phone advertising and penetration are expected to grow significantly in Africa in the next few years. Research company eMarketer says 671 million people in the Middle East and Africa will use mobile phones by 2017, up from 526 million in 2013, according to a New York Times report. Spending on digital advertising in the region is expected […]

  • Uganda Gets $103M ADB Loan Earmarked For Science & Tech Students

    By Ann Brown, 7:00 pm

    Uganda is trying to boost the number of professionals in science and technology. It is using a $103 million loan from the African Development Bank to enable six targeted Institutions of higher learning to enroll additional 35,000 students in science and technology programs at university and more than 12,000 through virtual learning, reports Saturday Monitor. […]

  • Ghana: Using Technology To Inspire Rural Communities

    By Ann Brown, 4:00 pm

    From All Africa In Ghana most girls are expected to go to a decent school, find a well-paying job, then seek out a husband – not many women pursue careers in male-dominated fields like computer science and information technology. Social entrepreneur and winner of an Aspen Institute 2013 New Voices Fellowship, Regina Ayare, hopes to […]

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