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  • IT News Africa: Sierra Leone gets faster internet services
    28 Jan 2019 - K3 Telecom launches services in Sierra Leone Telecom operator K3 Telecom, a subsidiary of the Swiss group K3 Telecom AG, launched in Sierra Leone on 21 January 2019. This marked the official start of their ISP with triple-play services in Freetown, on their own...
  • IT News Africa: Kenya: Major telecoms firm nominated for Global Mobile Awards
    28 Jan 2019 - M-Pesa Global Nominated for Global Mobile Awards 2019 M-Pesa Global, Safaricom’s money transfer platform, has been nominated for the prestigious Global Mobile Awards. The service, which was launched last November, allows all M-PESA users to send money anywhere across...
  • Techweez: Must Have Productivity Apps, Extensions and Hacks
    28 Jan 2019 - 2019 holds so much promise and if you’re into making sure you’re more efficient and being more productive is your resolution for this year, here are some apps, extensions and tips for you to use to accomplish that goal Is Tab Zero the new Inbox Zero? Can't hear...
  • IT News Africa: Google’s I/O developer conference is coming up in May
    28 Jan 2019 - Google’s I/O developer conference is coming up in May Kicking off on the 7th of May, Google’s next I/O developer conference will be taking place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. The 2018 conference kicked off on the 8th of May. Every year, Google...
  • Techweez: China’s Internet Regulator Deletes 8000 Apps Demonstrating Online Hooligan Activities
    28 Jan 2019 - China’s internet censorship continues to astound the rest of the world after Asia’s most populous country reported it deleted near 8,000 ‘harmful’ smartphone apps. The development was announced by the country’s online regulator, Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC...
  • IT News Africa: Best practices for an online learning system
    28 Jan 2019 - Best practices for an online learning system (image: E-learning Industry) The online learning industry is projected to grow to US$325 billion by 2025. Bricks-and-mortar higher education institutes have already started developing e-learning solutions to be used in...
  • TechArena: These Five Premium Android Icon Packs Are Available for Free for A Limited Time
    28 Jan 2019 - If you are into Android customization, you may have come across some icon packs at some point. There are free ones, which are really good by the way, and paid ones which you can all get on the Google Play Store. If you have been eyeing some premium Android Icon packs...
  • TechMoran: Huawei Mate 20 Pro specs and price in Kenya
    27 Jan 2019 - The much-hyped Huawei Mate 20 Pro was anticipated to have a powerful configuration with a polished curved screen, having the look of any high-end smartphone. Well, it did not disappoint! The highly anticipated Huawei flagship smartphone was launched last week in...
  • Techweez: What You Must Know About Data Recovery Mac and Windows
    27 Jan 2019 - If OSX has given you excess memory to save files, then deleting or losing files from it can happen anytime. Similarly, this can occur in windows as well. Most people disappoint of getting a file deleted and, before they realize it, they have emptied the bin. Are you...
  • IT News Africa: IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of The Week
    27 Jan 2019 - IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of The Week Another insightful week in Africa and the world of tech. This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. From new innovations and upcoming...
  • IT News Africa: Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability
    27 Jan 2019 - Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and foodborne illnesses cost $77 billion per annum, including...
  • IT News Africa: Why understanding cyber risk is important
    27 Jan 2019 - Renaud Deraison, co-founder and chief technology officer, Tenable The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 ranks data fraud/theft and cyber attack as two of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood. The big question now is how will organizations...
  • IT News Africa: 6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa
    26 Jan 2019 - 6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa. eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an...
  • TechMoran: Safaricom’s M-PESA Global Nominated For 2019 Global Mobile Awards
    26 Jan 2019 - Kenya’s M-PESA Global has been shortlisted for the Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) 2019 under the Best Mobile Innovation for Commerce category. The service, which was launched last November, allows all M-PESA users to send money anywhere across the world. In...
  • IT News Africa: WATCH: Rwanda strengthens ties with fellow African countries
    26 Jan 2019 - President Paul Kagame, According to Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, there are chances the continent will increasingly become globally relevant and produce better outcomes, now that Africa is focusing on cooperation and integration. Kagame was speaking in Davos,...
  • IT News Africa: Headless CMS architecture gaining popularity
    26 Jan 2019 - Nick Durrant, CEO, Bluegrass Digital Headless Content Management System (CMS) or decoupled content management is fast gaining popularity, it enables businesses to engage customers with personalised content via multiple channels at any stage of the customer journey....
  • Techweez: Facebook Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram Messaging
    25 Jan 2019 - Facebook arguably owns the biggest social media platforms today with each having over a billion users separate from the mother ship. We have seen them try to integrate them together little by little and that will not end, as reported by the New York Times. According...
  • Techweez: How to Download All Your Photos from Facebook Moments
    25 Jan 2019 - Facebook Moments, the photo harvesting app that launched in 2015 is shutting down next month on February 25th. The app allowed you to manage your photos and your friends too by uploading all of them and then Facebook could use its facial recognition tech to easily...
  • Techweez: Report Claims a Staggering Percentage of Facebook’s Audience is Fake
    25 Jan 2019 - Facebook has an undeniable large audience and it leverages this to attract advertisers to serve them ads. Currently, Facebook says they have over 2 billion monthly active users, which is a huge number by any measure, but that figure is being challenged. According to a...
  • IT News Africa: Publiseer to take part in Nigeria’s biggest startup competition
    25 Jan 2019 - Chidi Nwaogu, Co-founder of Publiseer. Nigeria’s digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been selected to participate in the Startup World Cup, Nigeria Regional Competition. All ten startups selected to pitch will be competing to secure a slot at...
  • IT News Africa: CSquared set on ‘Fiberising’ Africa
    25 Jan 2019 -   Lanre Kolade, CEO CSquared CSquared, a pan-African broadband infrastructure provider has spelt out its operational priorities that are destined to shape Africa’s digital future and trigger technological advancement that will bootstrap the continent’...
  • IT News Africa: Nigeria’s software developer trainer secures $100 million funding
    25 Jan 2019 - Nigeria’s software developer trainer secures $100 million funding. Andela, a Nigerian software developer trainer has announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding led by Generation Investment Management This brings Andela’s total venture funding to $180...
  • IT News Africa: WhatsApp Business app passes the 5 mln mark globally
    25 Jan 2019 - Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers within a year of launch, announced WhatsApp on Thursday, 24 January...
  • TechArena: M-PESA Global Has Been Nominated For Global Mobile Awards 2019
    25 Jan 2019 - Safaricom’s M-PESA Global has been shortlisted for the Global Mobile Awards 2019 (GLOMO Awards). The service which was launched in November last year has been nominated under the Best Mobile Innovation for Commerce. M-PESA global allows all M-PESA customers to send...
  • IT News Africa: Leveraging technology to boost productivity
    25 Jan 2019 - Brendan McAravey, Country Manager at Citrix South Africa There can be little doubt that the SA economy today is not in the kind of state that makes doing business easy. According to Stats SA, the economy slipped into recession during Q2 of 2018, shrinking by 0.7%...
  • Kachwanya: Terror Suspect Blames Safaricom Over Dusit Attack Transactions
    25 Jan 2019 - Diamond Trust Bank manager, Sophia Njoki Mbogo has accused Safaricom of allowing the release of funds to a man said to have financed the Dusit attack that took place on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Ms Njoki who operates as a manager at the Eastleigh DTB bank has been...
  • IT News Africa: e-learning enhances education in South African schools
    25 Jan 2019 - SPARK Schools and its co-founder and CEO Stacey Brewer According to industry insiders few schools in South Africa have the ability to roll out effective e-learning programmes because of a lack of understanding of these platforms. SPARK Schools has wagered on the...
  • IT News Africa: Microsoft Office goes up on the App Store
    25 Jan 2019 - Microsoft Office goes up on the App Store The Microsoft Office suite of programs has been made available on Apple’s Mac App Store. All of the most commonly used Microsoft programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive are now available to Mac...
  • IT News Africa: AI to enhance productivity in the workplace
    25 Jan 2019 - 70% of Organisations Will Integrate AI to Assist Employees’ Productivity by 2021 The landscape of the modern workplace is likely to be totally transformed in the coming years by Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is increasingly making its way into the workplace, with ...
  • IT News Africa: Uber redesigns app for low connectivity areas
    25 Jan 2019 - Uber redesigns app for low connectivity areas. Taxi-hailing app, Uber has announced the launch of Uber Lite with a new interface designed for booking rides in low connectivity, on Android phones and limited data plans. Uber Lite retains the core functionality of the...

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