This Is How Cloud Makes Your Business Smarter and More Secure

Sebuh Haileleul | Country Manager, Microsoft East Africa If you are still struggling to grasp what exactly the cloud is and why it will completely change...

Op-Ed: Five reasons why Lagos ain’t Palo Alto

While Nigeria has emerged as the top destination for venture capital (VC) in Africa, Lagos isn't Palo Alto -- and it shouldn't be.
Op-Ed: Blockchain - Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Blockchain to track Congo’s cobalt from mine to mobile

Blockchain is to be used for the first time to try to track cobalt’s journey from artisanal mines in Democratic Republic of Congo through...
Did data must fall lobby misrepresent the facts?

Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

By: Disrupt Africa  Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of US$195 million. The...

Samsung aims to double Africa’s share of its revenues in five years

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics plans to double the annual revenue contribution from its African markets to 20 percent of the firm’s global total in...

Wi-Fi but no water: Can smart tech help Africa’s cities’ poor?

In poorer parts of the world, urban experts say efforts to improve cities with cutting-edge technology can run into challenges, particularly when applied in slums.

Mobile phones are not a panacea for Africa’s youth unemployment crisis, these interventions might...

Connectivity is only useful if it opens up access to employment opportunities that will pay a living wage.
Regulatory pressure impacts MTN Nigeria’s subscriber growth

MTN assigns $231MN shareholder loan to African phone tower group

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, said on Thursday it had assigned a $231 million shareholder loan to phone tower group, IHS Holding...
This is how to create inclusive growth for an Aspiring Africa

Top 4 African tech trends to look out for

Lexi Novitske | Singularity Investments.   A decade ago, mobile phones propelled the beginnings of Africa’s tech wave through the arrival of mobile money - today,...

Artificial intelligence is neither friend nor foe for Africa- It’s both!

With the right education and development of skills African youth can be the pioneers of the digital revolution.
Facebook to launch satellite to expand Internet access in Africa

Facebook to open Nigerian hub next year in African tech drive

Facebook will open a “community hub space” in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant...
Tencent takes on Alibaba

China’s Tencent buys 12% stake in Snapchat owner

China’s Tencent now holds a 12 percent stake in Snapchat operator Snap Inc, Snap said on Wednesday, turning over a 20 percent slide in...

What workplace skills will get you to the top in the age of AI?

Likun Zhao | Consumer Business Group SA People seem to be rather dichotomous in their thinking when it comes to predicting the specifics of an...

The AHUB at AfricaCom – Unleashing the power of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem

This content was supplied to CNBC Africa by AfricaCom The FREE to attend AHUB programme is designed to highlight the critical role of entrepreneurship in fuelling Africa’s...

AfricaCom 2017 – Celebrating 20 years of Africa’s telecoms and technology journey

A look back at 20 years of AfricaCom shows how far we have come …and where we are yet to go…

MultiChoice’s Phuthuma Nathi shareholders to get dividend bonanza

The dividend, less 20% dividend withholding tax, will be paid to shareholders on or about 6 September 2017.
The challenge of mobility

Op-Ed: How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

Jean Twenge | San Diego State University As someone who researches generational differences, I find one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “What generation...

South African social media is giving consumers power to discipline corporations

Mlenga Jere and Raymond van Niekerk | University of Cape Town More than 20 years after democracy it seems incredible that a leading South African insurance company, Outsurance...

This South African just raised over R3bn in a fintech funding round

His international fintech platform has developed the world’s first borderless credit model.
Op-Ed: Digital revolution is futile without customer focus

Africa’s big opportunity lies in data

Aubrey Hruby and Lexi Novitske argue that successful African entrepreneurs have to be data scientists