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Tanzania's Worknasi is Airbnb for African office space
Tanzania's Worknasi is Airbnb for African office space

Recently launched Tanzanian startup Worknasi wants to be the Airbnb for office space in Africa, connecting startups and businesses with spare working areas

By Tom Jackson 9 May 2017

BBM launches mobile streaming TV in Africa
BBM launches mobile streaming TV in Africa

BBM has identified Africa as a priority focus for the rollout of a variety of its services, including mobile streaming television

8 May 2017

Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society
Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society

Extension of Mastercard and Rwanda Government agreement will result in a stronger digital payment sector and a cashless society

5 May 2017

Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence
Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the 10 year prison sentence issued to journalist Ahmed Abba by Yaoundé military court in Cameroon

4 May 2017

International mobile money transfers for Tanzania
International mobile money transfers for Tanzania

TerraPay continues global expansion by launching mobile wallet based cross-border money transfer services in Tanzania

3 May 2017

Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?
Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?

Some suggest that by taking the industrial revolution of 1760-1840 as the first one, we are currently in the fourth industrial revolution

By Nicholas Kitonyi 3 May 2017

Forbes Woman Africa launches TV show
Forbes Woman Africa launches TV show

Forbes Woman Africa launches first television show, ‘Against the Odds with Peace Hyde'

3 May 2017

Geneva
Digital economy to create over 3M jobs in Nigeria

It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria's digital economy could add US$88 billion and create over 3 million new jobs in the next 10 years.

28 Apr 2017

Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre
Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre

A new Tigo call centre has been launched in Tanzania, complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, to offer Tigo customers dedicated worldclass service

25 Apr 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown

24 Apr 2017

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time

24 Apr 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis

20 Apr 2017

Lagos, Nigeria. ©leonardo viti via
Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

Somalia journalists targeted with violence
Somalia journalists targeted with violence

African free expression network AFEX, is concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia

7 Apr 2017

Centres of excellence transform Africa
Centres of excellence transform Africa

A world class ecosystem of pan-African transformation through mathematical sciences is launched in Rwanda

7 Apr 2017

(L-R): Kamal Ogundeji, director, Centrespread Grey; Peter Jackson, CEO Grey Africa Network; Kola Ayanwale, CEO, Centrespread Grey; Tola Obi, COO, Centrespread Grey; Dele Odugbemi, Africa regional coordinator Grey Africa Network; Marc Lax, client service director Grey Africa Network.
Grey re-enters Nigeria with Centrespread affiliate

Grey continues its expansion in key African markets with the appointment of Centrespread as its affiliate in Nigeria.

6 Apr 2017

Risks for Africa growth from Brexit and China's economic downturn
Risks for Africa growth from Brexit and China's economic downturn

The economic deceleration in China and the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union pose risks for Africa's growth says ECA director

5 Apr 2017

Young women breaking into the male-dominated ICT world
Young women breaking into the male-dominated ICT world

One of Africa's leading tech startups spreads its wings, empowering and teaching young women in Kenya, ICT skills

By Kwamboka Oyaro 5 Apr 2017

Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem
Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report

By Tom Jackson 30 Mar 2017

Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'
Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

The internet has been cut off in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon since mid-January. This is life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

By Monique Kwachou 29 Mar 2017

Professor Mark Graham, 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal. Credit: UNI Africa.
Africa's digital workers challenged by ‘Gig Economy'

Oxford Professor Mark Graham spells out the opportunities and challenges for African workers in the new digital world

29 Mar 2017

Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe (L) presents a birth certificate to a parent during the launch of mobile birth registration campaign in Geita and Shinyanga Regions. Tigo Tanzania donated 1,200 mobile phones to support the exercise. Credit: Tigo.
Tigo supports mobile birth registration in Tanzania

Decentralised births and deaths registration system for under-fives to benefit over 650,000 children in Geita and Shinyanga regions

28 Mar 2017

Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds
Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

Kenya has began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects

27 Mar 2017

Bamako, Mali. © Thomas Dutour via
Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent

24 Mar 2017

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i24 News partners for Africa-Israel Summit

The international news network i24 News will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit

24 Mar 2017

Halima Aliko Dangote
New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

Dangote Group to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City

24 Mar 2017

First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue
First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue

Various organisations working on internet and development across Africa will gather to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration

22 Mar 2017

New Red Cross app to optimise services
New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

20 Mar 2017

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white).
Social entrepreneur projects awarded in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs in annual Change-Makers' competition…

17 Mar 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials
Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

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