Looking North: Investigating Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship in North Africa

Much of our focus in the past has centered around Sub-Saharan Africa and in particularly key ‘hubs’ in the region – Nigeria in Western Africa, Kenya in Eastern Africa and South Africa in Southern Africa. However, it goes without saying that though these areas are much discussed and have received a lot of attention for […]

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Buni TV launches www.buni.tv and m.buni.tv

Buni Media is announcing the launch today of Buni TV, its new web and mobile Pan-African digital video platform. By showcasing the best, most innovative and visually arresting content being currently produced in or about Africa and distributing it new audiences on the continent and abroad, Buni TV (www.buni.tv) aims to become the premier destination […]

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Africa's Top Dogs of the MNO World

Africa is probably the most fertile ground for mobile in this time. Mobile subscriber growth and penetration is growing steadily, and predictions are that the trend will continue. So who are the top dogs of the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) world in Africa? African Telecom News has some great data and statistics regarding matters such […]

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Africa: Opportunity Awaits

(by Muchiri Nyaggah & Niti Bhan from Semacraft. Semacraft is a research and consulting company that focuses on Africa and things digital in Africa) I looked up a Nairobi-based digital strategist Mark Kaigwa last month, smart and insightful, he’s become a voice to listen to on East African social media and internet marketing affairs. Mobile […]

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5 Must-See African Infographics on Social Media, Tech & Mobile

Infographics are the world’s new way of visualizing and representing data, they’ve taken over as Web 2.0’s preferred technique to spread complex data or messaging in creative and impactful ways. Africa is no exception, here we look at 5 such infographics from across the continent that are worthy of note. Data visualization and infographics technique […]

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A Rising Tide: Africa’s Tech Entrepreneurs – Erik Hersman's (@whiteafrican) Talk at NetProphet 2010

Erik has posted on his blog (whiteafrican) the talk he gave at the recently held NetProphet conference in South Africa. As you probably know, Erik is one of the most sought after speakers on matters regarding tech and the growth of tech in Africa. Erik is also co-founder of the ever-popular Ushahidi crisis crowdsourcing platform. […]

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Kngine: The Knowledge Engine from Egypt

You’ve heard about search engines, have you heard about Knowledge Engines? How about one built in Africa? One of my greatest areas of interest in computer science/software engineering has always been massively scaled systems. You know, the kind of systems that run Google. It is in this pursuit that some time last year I met […]

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