Tech: Latest News
Makula Dunbar, 6:08 pm
Small business owners in Rwanda who have in the past struggled to file taxes in a timely manner can now breathe a sigh of relief. Next week, a mobile platform called M-declaration will launch allowing entities turning over between $3,000 to $770,000 to file via mobile phone, PC Tech magazine reported.
Dana Sanchez, 5:08 pm
High oil prices and recent large gas finds off Mozambique and Tanzania have whet the appetites of an unprecedented number of companies exploring for oil and gas off South Africa’s coast. In the past year, eight seismic surveys of the seabed have been conducted by companies looking for oil and gas around South Africa’s coast compared to the average one per year in the past.
Dana Sanchez, 3:24 pm
The 18-month purchase process was subject to intense scrutiny by rivals and critics on issues around funding and how the new owner intended to protect journalistic independence. The latter arose from Iqbal Survé’s history and perceived closeness to the political establishment.
Steven J. Smith, 11:17 am
One of the first things Jorn Lyseggen, founder of the Ghana-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, will tell you is he did not plan to establish the school as early as he did, back in 2007.
Steven J. Smith, 9:39 am
Robert Lamptey, CEO of Saya, recognized the need for non-smartphone users in Africa to have advanced text message features found on smartphones, which led to the founding of his Ghana-based company. “We in emerging economies don’t have access to information,” Lamptey said. “We see ads as informational, and we respond to that information.”
Dana Sanchez, 4:58 pm
When it opens later this month, Africa’s “greenest” hotel will showcase some of the most environmentally-friendly building technology in the world. Hotel Verde also plans to incentivize guests with credits and bar tabs for using towels more than once and not running the air-conditioning. “It’s about getting customers involved and making them a part of the whole green thinking philosophy,” said owner Mario Delicio.
Dana Sanchez, 1:28 pm
Africa saw its mobile web use double year-over-year from 11.3 percent in 2012 to 23.7 percent through July. Nearly 25 percent of all web access across Africa comes from cell phones.
Dana Sanchez, 12:04 pm
The only country where the gas-to-liquids technology gained wide traction was coal-rich South Africa where international embargoes during the apartheid years made oil hard to come by.
Dana Sanchez, 11:15 am
Veteran South African TV anchor Lerato Mbele will present key business stories and trends from across Africa, broadcast on Fridays and Saturdays on BBC World News. The Africa Business Report will be produced from the BBC’s production center in Johannesburg using BBC correspondents in 48 African countries.
Dana Sanchez, 10:21 am
Years of underinvestment in transportation infrastructure are costing Kenya market share in port business while freight volume is growing in neighboring Tanzanian ports.
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