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DevConf 2017 highlights top coding challenges

Algorithmic bias, blockchain, coding challenges and local hacking under the spotlight at SA’s largest developers’ conference

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Facebook’s Chief Product Officer visits Ghana to learn from its tech and creative talent

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer Facebook; Ime Archibong, Director Strategic Partnerships Facebook; Emeka Afigbo; Jorn Lyseggen, CEO of Meltwater and Founder of MEST and Kate Sarro, Managing Director of Meltwater

Chris’s visit is part of a week-long trip to Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal where Chris is keen to understand how creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using mobile technology to create services, content and businesses that address local needs

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Kenya Grounding Africa’s Economic Growth

Located in East Africa and sharing its borders with countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, Kenya has often been referred to as the commercial “gateway” to and regional hub of East Africa. This comes as a result of the strategic importance the coastal city of Mombasa plays, which is one of the busiest ports along the East African coastline.

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Developers in Middle East and Africa to compete for $20,000 in Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge

Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge

Facebook just launched the Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge, a contest to recognize and reward developers who are able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. From today, 15th February 2016, Facebook will accept applications for its Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge until 28th April, 2017. Over 20,000 USD cash prizes are expected to be won by s developers across the Middle East and Africa region who will be successful in creating innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The contest is designed in three categories: Gaming and Entertainment; Productivity and Utility; and Social Good. Applicants (Developers) in teams (maximum of three) are invited from the Middle East and Africa region to create bots in these categories.

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GSMA Establishes Office In Nairobi To Support Burgeoning African Telecoms Market

Mobile Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa Increase 20 Per Cent to 500 Million in 2013 and Are Expected to Increase by an Additional 50 Per Cent by 2018

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AFRICA ATTRACTIVENESS: CONTINENT’S SHARE OF GLOBAL FDI INCREASES

Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown over the past five years highlighting the growing interest from foreign investors, according to Ernst & Young’s third Africa Attractiveness Survey , released yesterday.

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Africa Attractiveness Survey: Africa’s Share of Global FDI Increases Over the Last Five Years

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/

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MITSUMI wins IT Distribution Company of the year award at BoICT Awards Nigeria

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ICANN To Open Istanbul Hub, Covering Africa

Infrastructure, growing technology sector, proximity to Africa, Middle-East and Europe make Istanbul ideal location

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MTN Uganda successfully launches 4G LTE Network in Uganda making it the first in East Africa

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Innovation Prize for Africa Announces 2013 Finalists

Experts from across Africa develop market-oriented solutions to address sanitation, malaria, energy and other challenges while driving economic growth on the continent

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