APP DEVELOPMENT

Orange relaunches Social Venture Prize

Orange relaunches Social Venture Prize

Orange Botswana has launched the 2016 edition of the annual Orange Social Venture Prize. Read More

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Government should encourage youths in ICT earlyGovernment should encourage youths in ICT early Youths should be given more encouragement to develop their ICT skills, an 11-year-old app developer told ...
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Vodafone Uganda seeks health solutions with 2016Health App ChallengeVodafone Uganda seeks health solutions with 2016Health App Challenge Health app developers in Uganda received a boost with a two day hackathon completion organised Vodafone ...
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Kotivu launches workplace e-learning platform Kotivu launches workplace e-learning platform An educational software firm, Kotivu, said it launched an e-learning platform in order to democratise and ...
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Wednesday 11 May

New York listed tech company partners with AlphaCode to boost financial innovation in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
African incubator AlphaCode will provide Envestnet | Yodlee APIs to support financial innovation in Africa, enabling safe, secure, and reliable financial management solutions.»
Monday 2 May

ITU Telecom World Awards to recognise ICT innovators

Innovative ICT solutions with positive social impact will be recognised and rewarded at ITU Telecom World 2016, the leading UN global technology event taking place this year in Bangkok, Thailand.»
Friday 22 Apr

100 non-profits receive Microsoft grants to close gap in computer science

Microsoft Philanthropies has announced grants for over 100 non-profits worldwide, of which 14 are in the Middle East and Africa. »
Friday 15 Apr

African developers take the world stage at Facebook's annual F8 conference

Facebook announced at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Francisco on 12 and 13 April, that the company partnered with many African developers to launch products for the global market. »
Monday 4 Apr

Wheelo adjudged overall winners of MTN Apps Challenge Version 3.0

GHANA
Wheelo, a new Ghanaian App developed by three innovative students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), was adjudged the overall winner of the MTN Ghana App Challenge Version 3.0 at a well-attended event held at MTN House in Accra. »
Friday 1 Apr

SEACOM partners with National Museums of Kenya to open Mombasa tech and arts hub

KENYA
Mombasa’s technology and cultural community is set to benefit from SwahiliPOT, a new innovation hub thanks to a partnership between SEACOM, Cisco Systems and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK).»
Thursday 10 Mar

Facebook deepens Nigerian partnerships at Social Media Week in Lagos

NIGERIA
Facebook highlighted its commitment to Nigerian content partners and developers with a full calendar of workshops, masterclasses and events at Social Media Week in Lagos recently. »
Sunday 28 Feb

African Innovators stun 2016 Global Innovation Competition

GHANA
At the recent Global Innovation Competition awards staged in Accra, five young African innovators from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and Mozambique were awarded with various cash prizes to help them to develop and implement their innovative idea to benefit their respective communities. »
Thursday 18 Feb

MTN, Jumia launch entrepreneurship challenge across Africa

MTN, in partnership with the MTN Solution Space and Jumia, has launched the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia.»
Monday 15 Feb

Rockefeller Foundation supports nonprofit working with African businesses

TANZANIA
With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) will offer two digital internships in 2016 to help African platform companies solve real world business challenges.  »
Friday 18 Dec

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

BOTSWANA
FarmConnecta, a Botswana-based start-up, has won the first prize in the 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge, valued at 10,000 euros.»
Friday 11 Dec

Facebook brings Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa

African developers working to deliver apps, websites and services for education and economic empowerment stand to win $150,000 awards in two categories.»
Tuesday 24 Nov

Ukulima application wins Orange Developer challenge

KENYA
An agricultural solution, Ukulima, has emerged the top project out of 300 submitted to the Orange Developer Challenge.»
Thursday 19 Nov

Airtime exchange app wins regional Ericsson Innovation Awards 2015

KENYA
Team Chura from Kenya has won first prize in the sub-Saharan Africa region for their app that allows airtime switch between mobile networks.»
Wednesday 18 Nov

AppsAfrica.com Innovation Award Winners 2015 announced

SOUTH AFRICA
Ten winners of the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 supported by Uber, Mobile Monday South Africa, Appsworld and Picup, were honoured at a celebration of African mobile and tech ecosystem innovation this week.»
Tuesday 17 Nov

Free Basics by Facebook expands internet access to millions of people in Africa

Facebook’s Free Basics Platform is now live, making more than 60 new services are available across the 29 countries where Free Basic services are available, including 14 in Africa.»

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Government should encourage youths in ICT earlyGovernment should encourage youths in ICT early

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.  

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Resolving the data centre disconnect

The disconnect between virtualised applications and physical storage is costing businesses time and money.   

Separating the attack that matters from the noise

It has almost become the norm for a business to be compromised by a security attack. The emphasis today is thus more on how a business responds ...