Pathways to Africa's New Information Age

Yesterday we did an article that has received quite a bit of a response from Africans and non-Africans all over who are either involved somehow in the rising Africa or are aware of the rise of Africa in the areas of information, technology and innovation. We came across another interesting piece that was written by […]

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Web4Africa Ltd. acquires Alireta.com hosting service

Ghana’s premier web hosting company Web4Africa Ltd. is expanding into the Nigerian through the acquisition of the web hosting & domain names services of Alireta Nigeria Limited with effect from 1st May 2011. Founded in March 2003 under the name DomainStandard.net, Alireta broke new grounds by offering domain registration and web hosting services to residents […]

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Dear Africa

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about […]

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Analysing The Impact of Safaricom’s New Internet Browsing Tariff & Their Outlook on Data for 2011

Kenyan integrated telecoms firm Safaricom today introduces a new tariff. Far from the confusing days of multiple tariffs, Safaricom recently aggregated all voice-related tariffs to the single “Uwezo” tariff. Today, Safaricom makes a leap forward with the country’s first data-focused tariff, priced at Ksh. 2 per minute. Afrinnovator’s Mark Kaigwa uncovers the impact of this move in the competitive telecommunication landscape.

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Africa Programmers Survey Results

It is evident from our writing that tech startups and innovation are central to the growth of Africa and African economies. At the heart of tech and innovation in tech are the actual guys who create the cool apps and the neat websites and the frameworks around which these are built, the programmers! So the […]

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Looking Forward: Where Next Generation Innovation is Coming From.

A guest post by Niti Bhan, Senior Partner Global Insights – Semacraft Consulting As the mobile phone increasingly becomes the world’s primary source of information, thought leaders in design and development of online services and applications are looking at refining and changing design principles required for effective outcomes on this platform as compared to the […]

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Google Android Developer Challenge Sub Saharan Africa

The Droid is on a conquering mission across Africa, and Google is challenging developers across Sub Saharan Africa to step up to the plate to create great Android apps for the platform that is literally taking Africa by storm. Exciting apps that delight and thrill mobile users—built by developers like you—are a huge part of […]

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Semacraft Africa Innovation Tour 2011

Semacraft is a research and consulting company focusing on identifying investment opportunities in Africa and helping companies adapt or introduce products/services  to the continent.  Semacraft is organizing a special tour dubbed ‘Semacraft Africa Innovation Tour‘. The aim is to expose companies to the opportunities and risks of doing business in Africa: Africa is the new frontier […]

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BREAKING: Winner of Mobile App Conference Pivot25 to Pitch at Demo Conference in Silicon Valley

Speaking to the team behind the mLab’s Mobile App Conference Pivot25 yesterday, Jay Bhalla revealed that the winner of East Africa’s first Mobile App Conference will also pitch and present at the famed Demo Conference in Silicon Valley. [More after the jump!]

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Interview With Coders4Africa Founders

We recently hightlighted the efforts of Coders4Africa, an NGO aiming at improving the cardre of software developers in Africa. We managed to interview co-founders, Kwame Andah, Amadou Daffe and AlMoustapha Cisse: 1. Tell us a bit about Coders4Africa (C4A) Kwame Andah (Co-Founder): Coders4Africa was created in 2010 through the efforts of five friends who collectively […]

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