Untapped opportunity in Africa’s startup hubs

African startups are in a position to leverage innovation to answer some of the continent’s most pressing challenges. To achieve this, an enabling environment is mission-critical, according to Abu Cassim, founder and director of Jozi Angels, an angel network...

Local brands dominate Algeria’s phone market

Algeria’s mobile phone market recovered from an extremely turbulent 2017 to post strong growth for the first three months of 2018, according to the latest figures announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and...

Partnerships to scale up African STEM investments

The African Development Bank signed a Letter of Intent with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences aimed at finding opportunities for potential partnership between the two institutions. The organisations will specifically explore ways of strengthening...

Angola Cables expands global IP coverage

Angola Cables has added additional peering points at IX.BR São Paulo and Fortaleza, Equinix Ashburn and Miami (formerly NOTA), and NIIX and De-CIX in New York. Darwin Costa, IP product manager of Angola Cables, says: “The new peering points will further enhance...

Freshworks remains relevant with AI

Against a background where market disruption is key to creating new opportunities, Freshworks has embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to help keep its clients relevant, competitive and profitable. Having identified Twitter as a key channel through which customers...

M-Pesa and its effect on Tanzania’s economy

Vodacom Tanzania is celebrating 10 years of M-Pesa, now boasting 8,2-million active users since its launch in 2008. Over the past decade, Vodacom M-Pesa has evolved from a simple mobile money transfer platform, into a robust ecosystem of services covering utility...