MXit tops Forbes Africa start-up list

SA's mobile messaging service, MXit, is the number one-ranked technology start-up in Africa, according to Forbes Magazine. Alan Knott-Craig Jnr's popular social messaging network is one of nine South African...

Nigeria plans to build software centres

Software development in Nigeria is to receive a boost after that country's government announced plans to build incubation centres that will train developers and assist entrepreneurs. "Four centres are...

African diaspora to boost investment

Foreign investments to African markets are expected to go up this year as the US finalises plans to fund entrepreneurs. The US hopes to use...

Policymaker, Practitioner and Community User Workshop

The African Technology Policy Studies Network, in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Institute of Zoology, London, University College London, UCL, Anthropology...

When Africans take control of their mines and future

The Africanisation of executives has started, English-speaking groups continue in their dominance, as more and more entrepreneurs from the continent invest in some of Africa's...

Ecobank joins Western Union on African Diaspora Marketplace

The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, its Foundation, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that Western...

If Steve Jobs had been African

Innovation is not what it used to be. It’s no longer limited to the usual places, to the usual social groups, or the usual...

Online Africa: how Internet is changing Ugandan business

Sitting in the glow of his flat-screen computer monitor in a fashionable office, Donald Kasule says that until recently it was almost impossible to...

East Africa: Tanzania Leads in Region On Well-Being

TANZANIA beats its East African counterparts in the well-being of citizens, according to a study by a London-based institute. The Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index for...

Queen’s academics launch new African enterprise directory

Queen’s University Management School (QUMS) academics launched a new Directory to help increase innovation and enterprise within the 19 countries of Southern and Eastern...

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