Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation today officially launched Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools, an ambitious project to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment.
MOBOfree, one of the leading African social marketplaces, today announced that it had experienced an increase of more than 44% in the number of registered users in Nigeria over the past 12 months.
Facebook is said to be working to bring its Internet.org app to Nigeria by May 2015, according to Ebele Okobi, the company’s Head of Public Policy in Africa.
eTranzact, a leading provider of mobile banking and payments services in Africa announced on Tuesday that it has recorded a profit after tax of N168.1 million during Q1 of 2015, representing a 91% increase from results in the same quarter last year.
BBC World Service and the BBC’s digital innovations team, BBC Connected Studio in conjunction with RLabs is organizing a Development Studio event that will explore new ways of distributing BBC audio content.
According to a recent report by the World Bank, the growth of remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to slow to 0.9 percent in 2015, amounting to $33 billion.
IROKOtv has signed a deal with Netflix to support the launch of a dedicated African section on the world’s leading Internet TV service, according to CEO Jason Njoku.
In a move that poses a huge threat to Multichoice’s pay-TV channel, DStv, online video streaming service iROKOtv is diversifying its distribution model and expanding into the Linear TV market, the company announced on Monday.
Pay-TV company, Multichoice, operators of digital satellite television channel, DStv has received a restraining order from a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos from implementing its new rates and an increase in tariffs payable by its subscribers across board that was expected to take effect by April 1, 2015.
Since 2011, Mobile West Africa has been regarded as the leading technology event in the region that brings together the best brains in the mobile ecosystem to cover the evolution of mobile data, products and services in West Africa.
Leading online retailer, JUMIA has teamed up with fast growing mobile phone manufacturer, Infinix Mobile and leading telecommunications operator, MTN to launch what it describes as “JIMs Big Thing”– JIM being an acronym for JUMIA, INFINIX, MTN.
Africa Courier Express (ACE), formerly A-Post, a Nigeria-based and Africa-focused technology driven e-commerce logistics and warehousing firm has received funding of US$850,000 from Interswitch’s recently launched ePayment Growth Fund, as part of a $2.6 million USD investment that would enable the company expand across Africa.
From miseries compounding our country’s stocks to the Federal Government reiterated plans to transform its Postal Service, here are a few fascinating tweets from last week.
Leading pan-African integrated payment, processing and transaction switching company, Interswitch today announced the launch of a $10 million USD ‘ePayment Growth Fund’ which has already made its first investment.
Nokia has started rolling out updates for its Windows Phone and Android Here mapping apps with “significant improvements” in about ten African countries and island nations. According to the company, it is bringing support for turn-by-turn navigation in Mayotte and Zimbabwe, while adding significant improvements to the maps for Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Liberia, Madagascar,…
InMobi, a leading mobile advertising platform, today announced that it reached over one billion unique mobile devices on its network in Q4 2014, making it the only mobile-first advertising platform to reach this landmark milestone. The key InMobi network statistics show that over 100 million consumers interact with InMobi at least six times per day…
Rwanda is now home to the first utility-scale solar energy project in the whole of East Africa — thanks to Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 megawatt (MW) solar project located at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, a residential community in rural Rwanda. The $23.7 million solar energy project which was completed in early February is expected to boost…
With partnership from Edutech Software Solutions, a Lagos-based Education Technology company that designed and developed an indigenous and comprehensive eLearning solution for the programme, the University has made it possible for its students to learn on-the-go, from anywhere in the world, for the first time.
In a bid to reaffirm its commitment to President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) today announced the ground-breaking of the USD$900 million Kpone Independent Power Project (Kpone IPP) in Ghana.
Impact Amplifier, Growth Africa, VC4Africa and Hivos has announced its next set of entrepreneurs selected to participate in the 2015 Green Pioneer Acceleration Program. The Green Pionner Acceleration Program is a business accelerator that seeks to support social enterprises with innovative products and services concerned about the effects of climate change. 11 committed entrepreneurs were…