Category Archives: GITEX
By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows
Over the past five years Africa has seen the rise of new brilliant young entrepreneurs while there has been a steady boom in start-ups within the continent. As this situation is characterized by the continuous unemployment rates in sub-Saharan Africa, not all entrepreneurs and their start-ups have been successful. There have several moments where young African and even existing business men will say “It’s not easy doing business in Africa” while others will emphasize on their operational challenges as a start-up.
The Japanese company Panasonic, plans to increase its business in the African region and the Middle East, to a tune over $1 billion by 2018, according to one of senior executives.
MTN Uganda’s seasonal traffic boosts figures as it renews its commitment towards the Ugandan market and its consumers
As 2014 kicked off, MTN Uganda recorded high activity from its customer base seen through the increase in voice calls, SMS activity as well as Data and Mobile Money transaction volumes as compared to the same period last year.
Orange Business Services acquires Atheos to strengthen its position as a leading global “cyberdefense” player
Kenya has been elected to chair a specialised organ of the Commonwealth dealing with ICTs for the next one year.
Malawi’s government, hit by the discovery of the looting of billions at Lilongwe Capitol Hill, has blamed the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS).
Dell has unveiled a new family of tablets and new laptops.
Botswana’s Minister of Education and Skills Development has opened the Innovation Africa conference in Gaborone with a call for Africa to take education and innovation very seriously.
The First Advisory Board Meeting of the m-Powering Development Initiative opened in Geneva this week, aimed at using the reach of mobile tele-connectivity to achieve long-term sustainable development.
M-Pesa Foundation has entered into a partnership with Kenyan software solution and agribusiness company, M-Farm Limited, to improve agri-business among small scale farmers in the country.
The wealthiest man in Africa is Nigeria’s Aliko Mohammed Dangote, a self-made business tycoon with a personal fortune of US$17 billion, according to the latest Wealth-X report.
On the sidelines of the Innovation Africa conference now kicking off in Botswana, John Churu looked into Samsung Technologies innovations for Africa.