APP DEVELOPMENT

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

FarmConnecta, a Botswana-based start-up, has won the first prize in the 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge, valued at 10,000 euros. Read More

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Facebook brings Internet.org Innovation Challenge to AfricaFacebook brings Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa African developers working to deliver apps, websites and services for education and economic empowerment stand to ...
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Ukulima application wins Orange Developer challengeUkulima application wins Orange Developer challenge An agricultural solution, Ukulima, has emerged the top project out of 300 submitted to the Orange ...
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Airtime exchange app wins regional Ericsson Innovation Awards 2015Airtime exchange app wins regional Ericsson Innovation Awards 2015 Team Chura from Kenya has won first prize in the sub-Saharan Africa region for their app ...
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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.»
Friday 2 Oct

Corporations, others to up security spend by 25%

NIGERIA
The app economy demands a new approach to security, says a recent study.»
Friday 2 Oct

SA Digital Natives win top prize at first Women Hackers Unite Hackathon

SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa’s Cortex Hub has announced the winners of the inaugural the WomenHackersUnite Hackathon that recently took place at the East London Industrial Development Zone. »
Tuesday 22 Sep

Vodafone to promote Ghanaian apps on new Vodafone app store

GHANA
To encourage the development and growth of local apps in the country and also place the Ghanaian App on the global scale Vodafone Ghana has officially launched its local App store that showcase lots of local Ghanaian applications. »
Wednesday 16 Sep

Global Study finds DevOps a key contributor to bottom line

CA Southern Africa has revealed details of a recent study which shows that having a DevOps strategy helps drive tangible business benefits to enterprises.»
Monday 7 Sep

Safaricom opens M-PESA platform to developers

KENYA
Safaricom has opened up its M-PESA platform to allow local and international developers to come up with next-generation applications that will work with the most preferred mobile money solution.»
Monday 31 Aug

Only two weeks left to enter the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2015

SOUTH AFRICA
Mobile, tech ventures and leading women in Africa have just two weeks left to submit their entries for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 to be held in Cape Town on November 16th.  »
Tuesday 25 Aug

Deadline extended for ‘Digital Changemakers’ Competition

RWANDA
Tigo Rwanda in partnership with nonprofit organization, Reach for Change, has announced a one week extension for its ‘Digital Changemakers’ competition.»
Friday 21 Aug

SA set to stage Women’s Hackathon

SOUTH AFRICA
The Cortex Hub, an East London based ICT business incubator, will be hosting South Africa’s first ever 72-hour women’s hackathon and technology conference next week. »

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Poised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year WinnerPoised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year Winner

Roshi Motman is not your average CEO. Since taking up the reins as the first female CEO of Tigo Ghana in 2014, she has led the Tigo brand through a remarkable transformation.