Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo has said that the government plans to adopt solar technology solutions, thus replacing traditional use of generators as primary source of energy for the rural electrification projects across the country. [Source: Daily Independent]
Orange today launched West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP) to enable local networks to access the Internet through an interconnection point with long-distance carrier networks. Based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Internet infrastructure would enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.…
WebConnectPlus, an online payment gateway powered by electronic transaction switching and payment processing company, eTranzact has reduced its set-up fee from N150,000 to N60,000 in order to make it affordable for businesses to accept payments online.
If you’re a privately-held, early-stage tech startup that’s less than five years old, why not apply to join the IBM Global Entrepreneur Programme and participate in an IBM SmartCamp in your city.
With over a billion new Internet users coming online in emerging markets, the demand for online business tools, cloud services and video is getting higher than ever before. That’s why Volo, a new start-up backed by French telco, Orange and Silicon Valley investors wants to be the broadband for billions.
South Africa’s cloud-based enterprise software company, Wyzetalk has received a “Series A” funding round of R8 million (about $750,000) from Clifftop Colony Capital Partners, a Cape Town-based venture capital and private equity investment firm.
Software giant, Microsoft is bringing together business leaders, key influencers, policy-makers and change agents to deliberate on issues facing the ICT industry in Nigeria next week.
A Lagos-based creative design company, CreativityKills has launched a petition on the Change.org website that asks online payment company, PayPal to bring its service to Nigeria and help unlock the huge growth potential in the country’s fast-growing e-commerce sector.
Because there’s more to banking than these, Diamond Bank, one of the leading commercial banks in Nigeria has released a new version of its mobile app to include a host of new services that help make banking with Diamond a convenient and interesting experience.
Following the news that Microsoft would be ending support for the Windows XP operating system, its usage is gradually dwindling in Nigeria as Windows 8 usage sees steady growth over the past one month.
Tanzania-based clean technology company, Off Grid Electric, has received $7 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital and Omidyar Network to deliver electricity through solar energy to millions of homes in Africa by 2025.
Since the Cash-less Policy was introduced in Nigeria in March 2012, the landscape for digital financial services such as mobile money, card payments and electronic funds transfers has changed rapidly, but the awareness and usage of these services remain low, according to a new study by EFInA and InterMedia.
We’re bringing you live coverage of the digital financial innovation workshop by EFInA, a DFID-funded financial sector development organization that promotes financial inclusion in Nigeria.
Windows 8 is Microsoft’s latest operating system for modern businesses, but why have some organizations like our very infamous Cyber Cafés, IT driven firms, etc bluntly refused to upgrade to Windows 8?
A new IBM survey of CIOs in Africa about the opportunities and challenges faced when adopting emerging technologies — social media, mobile, cloud and analytics — shows a 34% adoption gap for emerging technology.
San Francisco-based Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by former United Bank for Africa Group CEO, Tony Elumelu, has announced an undisclosed investment in US start-up Planet Labs.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the electronic voting system will not be used during the 2015 general elections, according to local media reports.
The Lagos State Government has introduced an electronic certificate of occupancy (e-C of O), which has technology-driven security features, for land owners and property developers within the state, according to local news media.
Imagine those situations when someone needs you to send money to them quickly while they’re in front of an ATM machine or a bank. Or perhaps they have cash but can’t withdraw because they don’t have their ATM card with them.
Here are our editor’s picks of Google’s most significant initiatives and projects for the African continent in 2013.