Sunday, May 27, 2018
African Languages Day

Twitter to include African languages, following viral social media campaign

A Pan-African digital agency, eNitiate Integrated Solutions, recently launched a social media campaign #AfricanLanguagesDay. The idea behind the campaign is to see some of the biggest languages from the African continent...
Microsoft

Microsoft opens first ever software testing centre in Africa

Technology giant, Microsoft has opened a software testing centre in Nairobi Kenya, the first in the African continent. This was done through a partnership with IT firm Techno Brain in Kenya....
Startimes

StarTimes Kenya introduces pay-as-you-go subscription payment service

StarTimes Kenya has announced the introduction of a flexible subscription payment service that will afford subscribers the freedom to pay subscriptions daily, weekly or on a monthly basis. This move is the...

PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…

PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the...
ICANN Accredited Registrar

ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars in Africa

Domain Name Registrars that have been accredited by ICANN for the registration, transfer and renewal of domain names, are at the very top of the Domain Name system supply chain. Due...

GOtv Africa. A new digital pay TV service.

I noticed multitudes of GOtv Africa banners and balloons in the ancient city of Ibadan Nigeria in the last quarter of 2011. The similarity with the name/logo of DStv was clear....

Fly540: the budget airline for African destinations?

Too many people in Africa happen to fall within the low-income bracket. Thus, one would expect budget airlines to be commonplace on this continent, catering for the masses. This is not...

Help famine victims in East Africa

Jerry Rawlings, the African Union envoy to Somalia, makes a plea to international governments to put aside their prejudices and help the horn of Africa.

A spotlight on the Esoko platform and apps

Esoko is an agricultural market information platform. It takes advantage of the explosive growth of mobile communication services in Africa. Managed on the web and delivered via mobile, individuals, agri-business, government and projects use Esoko to collect and send out market data using simple text messaging.

Africa Magic Swahili coming soon

Following the huge success of its Africa Magic channel, MNET has since launched variants of the channel. Africa Magic Swahili is the latest of them all. It will showcase Swahili film-making and...