APP DEVELOPMENT

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

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.  Read More

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African developers take the world stage at Facebook's annual F8 conferenceAfrican 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 ...
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Wheelo adjudged overall winners of MTN Apps Challenge Version 3.0 Wheelo adjudged overall winners of MTN Apps Challenge Version 3.0 Wheelo, a new Ghanaian App developed by three innovative students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science ...
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SEACOM partners with National Museums of Kenya to open Mombasa tech and arts hubSEACOM partners with National Museums of Kenya to open Mombasa tech and arts hub Mombasa’s technology and cultural community is set to benefit from SwahiliPOT, a new innovation hub ...
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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.»
Monday 26 Oct

FastNet announces Africa’s first dedicated M2M network and IoT developer academy

SOUTH AFRICA
FastNet, a subsidiary of Telkom SA SOC Limited, has announced the launch of the FastNet IoT Academy. »
Friday 23 Oct

MTN Business Mind-2-Machine adjudication process underway

SOUTH AFRICA
An expert panel has started judging the submissions of talented local app developers competing in the MTN Business Mind-2-Machine challenge. »
Wednesday 21 Oct

Airtel Ghana announces App Challenge winners

GHANA
After a challenge contested by 82 teams, three teams have emerged as the winners in the Airtel App Challenge in Ghana.»
Thursday 8 Oct

2015 Tigo Digital Changemakers launched

GHANA
Tigo Ghana and Reach for Change have announced the launch of the 2015 Digital Changemakers competition.»
Monday 5 Oct

First Steps Venture Centre presents Young Entrepreneur Millionaire Project

BOTSWANA
Botswana Innovation Hub will tomorrow present the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Thapelo Oplopeng with the first candidate for the Young Entrepreneur Millionaire project initiated by the Minister recently. »
Friday 2 Oct

SAP to bring digital literacy to 20,000 youth with Africa Code Week

SAP has announced the start of Africa Code Week, a continent-wide initiative to spread digital literacy and simplify access to coding education for young people.»

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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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RSA research reveals blind spots in threat detection

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Networks Unlimited event highlights SimpliVity's new Omnistack Software

Leading data protection focused distributor invites hyperconverged vendor to discuss disaster recovery and data protection.