INNOVATIONS

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 smartphone. Read More

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Minister tours Botswana Innovation Hub projects Minister tours Botswana Innovation Hub projects Botswana’s Minister of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Hon. Nonofo Molefhi, took time for a tour ...
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Safaricom launches ideas portalSafaricom launches ideas portal Safaricom has launched an interactive portal dubbed Zindua Café through which external innovators and developers will ...
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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 ...
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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. »
Wednesday 3 Dec

New East African Innovation Lab to expand digital financial services

KENYA
MasterCard has announced the launch of MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion, a new initiative seeking to develop practical and cost-effective financial tools to expand access.»
Wednesday 3 Dec

Startup Weekend underway in Nairobi this week

Startup Weekend will take place on the 5th to the 7th of December at the Nairobi Garage. »
Monday 1 Dec

Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2015

Schneider Electric has launched Go Green in the City 2015, the 5th edition of its international challenge for students. »

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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

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.

MTN to empower African businesses with AWS Direct Connect

MTN Group today announced it would be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect to business customers across multiple countries on the ...

“All Systems GO!” for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in Zambia

It’s “All Systems GO!” for the winners of the fourth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards to be announced at the awards ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia ...