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  • Africa Tech Summit Stakeholders Want ‘Taskforce’ To Develop Talent For Africa’s Tech Scene

    Africa Tech Summit Kigali brought the continent's tech players together. Photo - Appsafrica By Tom Jackson, 1:55 am AFKI Original

    AFKInsider’s Tom Jackson attended the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali last week, and what he discovered was an understanding of the obstacles and a clear path to continuing tech growth on the continent. Concerns about connectivity, market sizes, talent, funding and scalability have not gone away, but Africa Tech Summit Kigali made its own small contribution to assembling the “taskforce” that will be needed to sustain the tech sector’s growth.

  • GeoPoll Extends Research Services In Southern Africa With Botswana Launch

    African languages - Mobile survey platform, GeoPoll has extended its presence in Africa to Botswana. By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:06 am

    American-headquartered mobile survey platform, GeoPoll has extended its presence in Southern Africa with a launch of operations in Botswana. The company was already working in South Africa, and now adds the country’s southern neighbor to its list of African countries in which it conducts custom research studies. GeoPoll is the world’s largest mobile survey platform, thanks to a network of 200 million users in Africa and Asia.

  • Scientists Use DNA Analysis And Radiocarbon Dating To Combat Ivory Trafficking

    Scientists Use DNA Analysis And Radiocarbon Dating To Combat Ivory Trafficking By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:50 am

    Scientists are using DNA analysis of ivory samples confiscated from the U.S. retail market to help reduce elephant poaching. Two teams of scientists will use radiocarbon dating to determine when each elephant was killed and DNA analyses to locate where it came from in Africa. Determining the location and year an elephant that produced a tusk was killed establishes if the ivory being sold is legal.

  • Why Africa Must Get Better At Defending Against Cybercrime

    Cybercrime - Anonymous Africa launches cyber attack against SABC over censorship. Photo - TVwithThinus By Tom Jackson, 2:52 am AFKI Original

    South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of cybercrime, with 8.8 million people falling victim in 2016, according to online security company Norton. In West Africa, research released by Trend Micro Incorporated in collaboration with INTERPOL found scams targeting individuals and businesses have grown exponentially since 2013. Nigeria is especially affected, with cybercrime costing its economy $500 million each year.

  • Safaricom Enters A New Market With Music Streaming Service

    Safaricom has launched a music streaming service in Kenya. By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:58 am

    Safaricom continues to expand its product offering for customers, and has now announced the launch of its music streaming service in Kenya. The Kenyan-based mobile operator has officially launched its all-inclusive music streaming service, called SONGA. The service will allow music-lovers the ability to stream their favorite music from local and international artists, while providing a platform through which artists will be able to sell their music and make it available to consumers on a large scale.

  • 10 Award-Winning African Tech Startups

    African fintech startups - Peer selected startups in the 2017 Village Capital Fintech Africa program, PiggybankNG and Olivine Technologies. Photo - Village Capital By Peter Pedroncelli, 9:38 am AFKI Original

    The quality of African tech startups has never been as high as it is now, and as a result many of these tech firms have won awards for their innovations or excellent ideas. These award-winning startups are examples to others in the African tech ecosystem and serve as motivation for those who are looking to gain popularity or attract investment. Here are 10 award-winning African tech startups worth taking note of.

  • DotAfrica Ends Internet Domain’s Continental Roadshow Across The Continent

    Continental roadshow - The DotAfrica flag reaches the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Photo - Twitter By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:13 am

    The continental roadshow to create awareness of the new DotAfrica top-level internet domain has come to an end after passing through numerous African countries. The promotional campaign, which began early in the new year, started off in Botwana and passed through a number of African countries in order to spread the word about DotAfrica and encourage adoption of the geographic domain. On 22 January roadshow team and flag successfully reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • Record-Breaking 2017 Closes Gap Between Impact And Return-Driven Investing In Africa

    record-breaking - agri-tech company - Investor That Backed Uber And Airbnb Invests In New York and Nairobi-based Agri-Tech Company. Photo: africarenewal By Tom Jackson, 3:33 am

    African startups had a record-breaking 2017 when it came to fundraising, securing a total of $195 million, according to the recently released Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report. The gap between “impact” and “non-impact” – that is to say firms that are solely focused on deriving the biggest possible return on investment is diminishing as impact funds move towards more sustainable investments.

  • 12 African Fintech Startups To Keep In Mind For 2018

    African fintech startups are thriving throughout the continent. Photo: Mastercard By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:20 am AFKI Original

    There are a number of impressive African fintech startups emerging from the continent, and 2018 could be a very important year for their growth and success. Many of these have global ambitions, born out of African challenges and developed to provide ingenious solutions that in many cases could be applied to other parts of the world. From mobile money transfer apps to tech firms determined to help users save, these African tech startups come from all over Africa.

  • Kenya Announces Technology City Development On Track

    tech city By Staff, 9:12 am

    Development of Kenya’s flagship technology city is on course as the nation rolls out supportive infrastructure to facilitate growth of the digital economy, officials said. John Tanui, CEO of Konza Technopolis, said the government has been facilitating dialogue with investors to set up physical infrastructure and social amenities at the proposed site. “Konza technology city whose implementation will be done in three phases is part of the government’s digital transformation agenda,” Tanui said.

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