Powering Up: Innovating to Solve the Cost of Energy in Africa

Oil and natural gas discoveries across multiple African countries have graced the headlines of many local and international media outlets this past year. 2012 has seen many governments in Africa experience renewed enthusiasm as prospects for economic progress loom amidst multiple oil and gas discoveries across the continent, creating new emerging oil producing countries on […]

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Breaking: Safaricom Introduces 2 Ksh. Per Minute Internet Browsing Tariff

Kenyan integrated telecoms firm Safaricom launches the market’s first data-focused tariff targeted at maintaining their lead in the market. Afrinovator’s Mark Kaigwa look at the statistics of Safaricom’s performance in the data market and where the new tariff fits in.

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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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The cans and cants of technology

A guest post by Jonathan Bhalla Research Manager, Africa Research Institute (@AfricaResearch) In late 2010, I travelled to East Africa to explore the region’s budding technology industry. It was not just the growth of telecommunications that interested me, but the emergence of a new generation of technology bloggers and entrepreneurs who are busy designing mobile […]

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Kenya's Robust Growth Driven by Telecoms Boom

According to the World Bank’s Kenya Economic Update, Kenya is at a ‘tipping point’ poised for a possible boom in economic growth. The report says that this is largely due to a telecommunications revolution over the past decade. The World Bank is projecting growth of upwards of 4.9% in 2010 and upwards of 5.3% – […]

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[BREAKING] President Paul Kagame (Rwanda) Co-Chairs New UNESCO,ITU Global Broadband Commission

The ITU and UNESCO jointly announced a Global Broadband Commission aiming at looking into the growth and application of broadband around the world in the development of knowledge economies and applying communications technology to human development issues such as education, environment, healthcare and the delivery of social services. According to IT News Africa: Launching the […]

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Israeli Company Deploys 4G in Uganda

From IT News Africa: Israeli Internet service provider Foris Telecom has deployed 4G technology in Uganda to offer mobile wireless broadband in the country. Being a new player in the market, Foris Telecom plans to use the new technology to provide affordable internet connections to Ugandans, noted the country’s publication The Observer. Moshe Mitz, CEO […]

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