INNOVATIONS

Buzztrick overall winner of MTN App Challenge Version 2.0

Buzztrick overall winner of MTN App Challenge Version 2.0

The developer of the Buzztrick app, Nana Ekow Taylor, has been adjudged the overall winner of the MTN Ghana App Challenge Version 2.0. Read More

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Ghanaian startup Beam heads for Seedstars World Final  Ghanaian startup Beam heads for Seedstars World Final Seedstars World, the most exclusive startup competition for emerging markets and fast growing startups, is bringing ...
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150 entrepreneurs advance to quarter-finals of Digital Change-makers competition150 entrepreneurs advance to quarter-finals of Digital Change-makers competition 150 young Ghanaian entrepreneurs with varied digital solutions to improve the lives of Ghanaians, especially children ...
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Ugandan innovators use smartphones to detect malaria Ugandan innovators use smartphones to detect malaria A team of young Ugandan innovators has developed a tool that can diagnose malaria using a ...
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Monday 26 Jan

Minister tours Botswana Innovation Hub projects

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s Minister of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Hon. Nonofo Molefhi, took time for a tour of some of the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) projects on a familiarisation mission. »
Friday 23 Jan

Safaricom launches ideas portal

KENYA
Safaricom has launched an interactive portal dubbed Zindua Café through which external innovators and developers will be able to share their ideas, applications and prototypes with Safaricom. »
Saturday 17 Jan

UCC launches 2015 ACIA awards

UGANDA
Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.»
Thursday 15 Jan

Nomanini takes Africa by storm using Google Cloud Platform

SOUTH AFRICA
Nomanini, a Cape Town-based mobile point of sale service that specialises in facilitating cash payments in emerging markets, has successfully scaled into six countries across Africa in just four years, using Google’s Cloud Platform. »
Tuesday 13 Jan

New GoMetro Mini gives easy access to public transport info in 11 SA languages

SOUTH AFRICA
South African transport app GoMetro has expanded to include a new mobile app for older phones, the brainchild of an intern working at GoMetro.»
Monday 12 Jan

Ivory Coast’s US$56m digital village to be completed in 2017

IVORY COAST
The first phase of the Ivorian digital village, VITIB, will be completed in 30 months' time, the Ivorian government said.»
Friday 9 Jan

Mozambican developer groups to step up activities in 2015

MOZAMBIQUE
Google Developer Groups in Mozambique say they have pegged 2015 as the year to step up activities to boost app development in the country.»
Wednesday 7 Jan

Innovation takes centre stage at 2015 International CES

The 2015 International CES, now underway in Las Vegas, Nevada, is poised to be a record-breaking show with more than 3,600 exhibitors across the largest show floor in history.»
Wednesday 7 Jan

Medical lab brings innovative health technology to Botswana

BOTSWANA
Diagnofirm Medical Laboratories (DML) is on the verge of releasing its mobile application for Clinical Reports, which is a first for Botswana. »
Tuesday 6 Jan

Thermal imaging cameras can bolster anti-poaching initiatives

Using thermal imaging cameras with advanced detection capability can offer a proactive solution to stopping poachers in their tracks, says Graphic Image Technologies.»
Monday 5 Jan

Applications open for Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

NIGERIA
Applications are invited for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, a $100 million programme set to fast track African start-ups.»
Sunday 28 Dec

Seven startups built on AMPION Venture Bus Tunisia

TUNISIA
Tunisia is set to welcome seven freshly baked startups emerging from the Ampion Venture Bus Tunisia 2014. »
Thursday 18 Dec

Innovation Institute urged to cultivate competitiveness

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) which was born out of the merger between the Rural Industries Promotion Company (Botswana) (RIPCO-B) and Botswana Technology Centre (BOTEC) has been urged to build entrepreneurship.»
Wednesday 17 Dec

Hundreds apply to be digital change-makers

GHANA
Over 400 young Ghanaians have responded to Tigo’s call to become ‘Digital Change-makers’.»
Tuesday 16 Dec

Magazine Reel wins second Safaricom Appwiz Challenge

KENYA
A team of Egerton University graduates, who came up with a mobile-based web application that allows youth to access the latest campus news though their mobile phones, have emerged the winners of this year’s Safaricom Appwiz Challenge.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

Developing businesses in emerging markets – Ampion Venture bus heads to Tunisia

TUNISIA
From December 14 to December 19 the final AMPION Venture Bus 2014 will embark on a unique journey to create innovative ICT startups when traveling Tunisia. »

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UCC launches 2015 ACIA awardsUCC launches 2015 ACIA awards

Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.

IN DEPTH

Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.

COMPANY NEWS

Albany CTG, Microsoft, collaborate on School of Government Program

The University at Albany’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG) has announced its collaboration with Microsoft Corporation to deliver executive level training to government leaders in Africa ...

VMware reports fourth quarter and full year 2014 results

VMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014.