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Finally, Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 arrive in East Africa

Weeks after Nokia unveiled Nokia Lumia 520 and Nokia Lumia 720, the two gadgets made their debut in East Africa. Both handsets will run on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system and will spot a1Ghz dual-core chip and 512MBs of RAM. The cheaper Lumia 520 is equipped with a 5MP camera while the higher end… Read More »

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Dropifi Becomes First African Startup to participate in Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups Program

Ghanaian tech start up Dropifi, has become the first entirely African company to join the silicon valley-based 500 Start Up program. Dropifi, the smart WordPress widget that acts as an alternative to ‘contact us’ forms on websites, replacement for “contact us” buttons on websites allows companies to better analyze incoming “contact us” messages has joined… Read More »

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Safaricom launches the 2013 AppStar challenge

On Thursday, Kenya’s leading integrated communications services provider Safaricom Limited launched the Safaricom Development Challenge, a competition aimed at equipping entry level developers with entrepreneurial and technology skills. The competition which will feature a 3 month incubation period during which participants’ will be required to develop apps in any of the following six categories: Agriculture,… Read More »

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MTN launches LTE network in Uganda

On Friday, Uganda’s telecom operator MTN has launched 4G LTE network in country making it the first mobile operator in that country to do so. Popularly known as 4G, LTE provides mobile ultra-broadband internet access at the fastest internet speeds, giving customers the most seamless experience in data services. MTN’s LTE service will initially be… Read More »

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A Digital Generation will power Kenya’s Vision 2030 dream

As we watched H.E Uhuru Kenyatta campaign and finally take the presidency, one of the exciting promises was a laptop for every child joining standard one from the year 2014. Kenya has a big dream of transforming its economy by the year 2030 and one of its key areas is technological revolution. Kenya is indeed… Read More »

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eLearning Platform for Entrepreneurs

By Banele Senatla South Africa has been bitten by the elearning bug. This global tech trend is becoming big even in developing countries. Last week saw a launch of an eLearning platform called Creel. Creel is a product of a South African owned corporation by the name of Ukondla which provides digital learning solutions. It… Read More »

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CBA awaits central bank approval to set up in Uganda

Courtesy of Business Daily (Nairobi) Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) will begin operations in Uganda by the end of the year as part of an expansion programme into eastern and southern Africa. The lender says it is waiting for regulatory approvals from the Bank of Uganda, before setting up its first branch in Kampala. CBA… Read More »

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2go social network dominating the African Market

2go interactive is a mobile social network focused on emerging markets, where users chat and share photos with friends and family; meet new people and play games in chat rooms. 2go has over 20m registered users across South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria of which 9m are active in Nigeria and 1.5m in South Africa. This… Read More »

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A review of the Nigeria Telecoms industry in 2012

The year 2012 was indeed a great year for the Telecoms industry in Nigeria. According to a latest subscriber data released at the weekend, Nigeria crossed the 100 million-subscriber mark and ended the year 2012 with 113 million active subscribers’ base. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said about N107 billion was expended by Nigeria’s telecommunications… Read More »

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