• South Africa Sees Strong Mobile Phone Growth

    cell use By Staff, 9:46 am

    Africa’s smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). However, its biggest markets, Nigeria and South Africa grew substantially over the period. he global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments were down to 2 0.3 million units for the quarter. Year on year (YoY), this represents an 18.0% decline.

  • Scientists Recreate Long Lost African City With Laser Technology

    lost city By Staff, 9:24 am

    There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are found with the help of laser lights. Now the same technology which located those Mayan cities has been used to rediscover a southern African city that was occupied from the 15th century until about 200 years ago. This technology, called LiDAR, was used to “redraw” the remains of the city, along the lower western slopes of the Suikerbosrand hills.

  • African Millennials: The Myths And Reality

    African millennials By Staff, 4:42 am

    African millennials who were born from the early 1980s until around the turn of the new millennium are perceived as having changed the world’s understanding of Africa, bringing it from a ‘dark continent’ to ‘Africa rising’ through blogging and social media (#SomeoneTellCNN). They are often thought of as mobile, connected, and tech savvy, founders of tech startups that begin with the abbreviation ‘M’ – for mobile, with little care for politics, but is that a myth?

  • Kenya Looks To Blockchain Technology

    blockchain By Staff, 8:12 pm

    Kenya has for years regarded blockchain technology and digital currencies with suspicion, comparing bitcoin to a “pyramid scheme,” and emphasizing that it had no legal footing. That wariness has been shared by the governments of Egypt, Nigeria, and Tanzania, and by Safaricom—35% of which is owned by the Kenyan government—which terminated bitcoin trading platforms like Kipochi from using their dominant mobile money service M-Pesa.But Kenya announced that the government is setting up a task force.

  • 20 African Women Tech Entrepreneurs Tell Their Stories

    women in tech By Staff, 9:23 am

    Founding Women, is a collection of first-hand accounts of these women who are defying the odds to build successful businesses in technology. Filled with practical advice and words of encouragement, this book speaks to any girl who has a dream but fears the odds might be stacked up too high against her. Founding Women is a publication of the Africa Technology Business Network,a social enterprise that works to promote sustainable development in Africa through technology innovation and enterprise.

  • Ugandan Tycoon Looks To Launch Smartphone For Africa

    smartphone By Staff, 4:10 pm

    Mara Corporation Limited, the conglomerate founded by Ugandan entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar, is set to launch a smartphone in 2018, which aims to be a low cost, high quality and super efficient smartphone tailor-made for Africa. Africa presents a huge opportunity to use mobile technology to leapfrog other regions in economic growth. According to The Mobile Economy: Sub-Saharan Africa 2017 report released by GSMA, by the end of 2016 the region had reached 731 million SIM card connections.

  • Meet The Millennial Leading Africa’s Tech Revolution

    Millennial By Staff, 2:02 am

    A startup pitch competition on Ilashe beach or a co-investment session meeting on a yacht. Welcome to Lagos, a hotbed of African tech entrepreneurs. Nigerian-American Maya Horgan Famodu is solving a problem for Silicon Valley: Investors want to invest in Africa, but lack local partners to help them get on the inside.Enter Famodu. She is the 26-year-old gatekeeper between tech investors and the Africa entrepreneur ecosystem. Famodu describes the continent of Africa as the “last frontier market”.

  • How Blockchain Technology Could Push Africa Forward

    blockchain By Staff, 3:50 pm

    Many African countries suffer from instability and poor financial infrastructure. Blockchain, with its exchanges secured by cryptography, thrives in such environments. Bitcoin may have taken Africa by storm, thrilling a generation of tech savvy entrepreneurs hungry for investments but it is not just the currency side of technology that is making waves on the continent. Companies are turning to blockchain–the secure, continuously growing digital ledger that underpins cryptocurrency transactions.

  • The Growing Battle To Be Part Of Africa’s Technical Renaissance

    Technical Renaissance By Staff, 1:33 pm

    Today, Africa is the continent with the youngest demographic in the world, on the brink of a technical renaissance—yet the world’s tech titans are floundering to understand and gain a foothold in this market. The scale and complexity of Africa’s technical landscape sits at the heart of the problem, and connectivity issues are prevalent. Internet users in Africa represent only 10 percent of the total users in the world. And only 31 percent of the total population has access to the Internet.

  • Africa Development Bank and Egyptian Government Push for Innovations in Africa

    By Staff, 4:42 am

    Transformation of Africa into innovative driven continent is the greatest concern by ADB and Egypt. In order to hasten the implementation of transformation agenda, African Development Bank hosted the 3rd Africa Science, Technology and Innovation event. The forum took place 10-12 February in Egypt. Abdel Fattah El Sisi Egypt President with partners, researchers and African Minister attended the forum. The creation of New Africa driven by innovative youths took the greater part of the discussion.