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Africa Code Week 2017.
Africa Code Week launches in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - With half a million young Africans engaged over the past two years, 15 Governments and over 100 partners on board already, Africa Code Week speaks volumes on the importance and impact of public-private partnerships in the digital age.

3 days ago

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Over the last eight years, travel and tourism have grown by 17.3% in the top 10 fastest-growing global destinations. This rate speaks to the rapid growth of tourism and how the industry, and an increasing priority for countries seeking new growth opportunities. In emerging markets tourism grew from 30% in 1980 to 45% in 2015 and is expected to reach 57% by 2030.

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

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Nairobi smart traffic control system to go live in two years

Nairobi's proposed smart traffic control system will go live in just over two years, officials said of the plan that seeks to ease congestion on key city roads at an estimated cost of Sh1.88 billion.

By Constant Munda 19 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers
Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme at Sandtonview Primary School in Johannesburg. Girls4Tech aims to drive interest in and awareness of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) studies and careers among primary school girls aged 10, 11 and 12.

19 Oct 2017

Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded Orange
Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded Orange

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Orange has launched its brand in Sierra Leone, building on its strong presence in Sub Saharan Africa, with 50 million customers in 16 countries.

19 Oct 2017

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit
Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source.

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Oct 2017

Moringa School to host women's coding course
Moringa School to host women's coding course

Kenyan coding academy Moringa School is to host a female only edition of its “Moringa Prep” introduction to coding course, with the aim of graduating more women developers.

By Gabriella Mulligan 18 Oct 2017

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#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose.

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

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Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to compete in the Battlefield at TechCrunch's flagship event, Disrupt SF 2018.

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced.

17 Oct 2017

#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot
#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups.

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event
AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

The 20th AfricaCom in Cape Town in November will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, big data, fintech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more.

16 Oct 2017