Jumia makes record sales on ‘Mad Friday’

Jumia makes record sales on ‘Mad Friday’

Black Friday, the shopping day imported from the US, and dubbed "Mad Friday" by Jumia in Côte d’Ivoire, drew more than 120,000 visitors to the e-commerce platform this year. Read More

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Friday 27 Nov

Caterpillar launches free e-learning website for future technicians in Africa

Caterpillar has launched the pilot phase of an e-learning website for people who have the ambition to become a technician in Nigeria, Mozambique and DR Congo.»
Wednesday 25 Nov

Africa should accelerate IPv6 migration now to avoid a scramble later

The Internet community across Africa needs to prepare for the inevitable day when AFRINIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR), will run out of IPv4 addresses to allocate to its members, says SEACOM. »
Monday 23 Nov

Smile launches first VoLTE service in East Africa

Smile Telecom Holdings has launched the first voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in East Africa offering high-definition voice and video calling services.»
Monday 23 Nov

Seagate Storage Cloud to launch in South Africa

Seagate Technology, the California-based global leader in data storage solutions, is to formally launch a long-term, unlimited capacity cloud-based data storage service in South Africa early next year.»
Monday 23 Nov

Hellofood celebrates 3rd Anniversary in Kenya

Hellofood, Kenya’s leading online food portal that allows users to order for food online from a listing of over 270 restaurants selling on its online marketplace, is celebrating its 3rd anniversary.  »
Sunday 22 Nov

KRA sweeps marketing excellence awards for the authority’s iTax solution

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has added yet another feather on its cap, after winning a Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) award.»
Friday 20 Nov

BTCL releases ‘ultimate communications solution’

The Botswana Telecommunications Corporations Limited (BTCL) has unveiled a mobile VSAT product meant to revolutionise the way of doing business in the country. »
Thursday 19 Nov

eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile

The Executive Chairman of Alltel has urged operators of eCommerce in Ghana and Africa as a whole to take advantage of the current trend for Africans to trade online via their mobile handsets. »
Wednesday 18 Nov

Sao Tomé & Principe to Cape Town segment of ACE cable launched

Orange, together with the other members of the ACE consortium, has announced the start of the next phase of the ACE submarine cable system to expand broadband connectivity and digital services in Africa. »
Wednesday 18 Nov

Ericsson Mobility Report: 5G mobile subscriptions to hit 150 million by 2021

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report provides insight into the future of 5G networks, including a forecast of 150 million 5G mobile subscriptions by 2021. »
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.»
Friday 13 Nov

Alcatel-Lucent, Burkina Faso to apply cloud networking for digital public services

Alcatel-Lucent is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology that will enable it to develop new digital public services, such as e-government, e-learning and e-health. »
Friday 13 Nov

Jumia braces for mega ‘black Friday’

Kenyan e-tailer Jumia is expecting record traffic next week, when it stages its second ‘black Friday’ sale. »
Friday 13 Nov

MTN Business announces winners of Mind2Machine challenge

MTN Business has announced two winners of the inaugural Mind2Machine challenge for innovative M2M technologies at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.»
Thursday 12 Nov

Botswana first to implement IMF enhanced General Data Dissemination system

At the request of the Botswana, authorities a mission from the IMF’s Statistics Department visited Gaborone this month, to assist with the implementation of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS). »
Monday 9 Nov

Afriwave CEO assures Ghana MPs of ICH readiness

The CEO of Afriwave, Philip Sowah, has told Ghana’s parliamentary select committee in charge of communications that the phase one of the National Interconnect Clearinghouse (ICH) is fully set and ready to start work in Accra. »


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eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile

The Executive Chairman of Alltel has urged operators of eCommerce in Ghana and Africa as a whole to take advantage of the current trend for Africans to trade online via their mobile handsets. 


Nigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says WoodNigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says Wood

Telecoms executive Adrian Wood speaks to Kokumo Goodie about investment potential in Nigeria.