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Millions in Nigeria and Kenya Embrace Facebook on Mobile to Share and Connect with Others


Facebook’s mobile momentum grows in Africa. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) ( has shared new statistics revealing that 2.2 million Kenyans use Facebook every day and 4.5 million each month, while 7.1 million Nigerians use Facebook daily and 15 million are active every month. Almost all these people are coming to Facebook on a mobile device: 100% of Nigerian monthly users are active ...

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ICT Spend in South Africa: Retail Sector


Previously, retailers in South Africa leveraged information and communication technologies (ICT) to increase operational efficiencies in areas such as supply chain management, point-of-sale systems, and enterprise resource planning. Going forward, expenditure by retailers will shift to application-based usage, including data analytics, social commerce, and omni-channel engagement, thus firmly embedding ICT into multiple facets of the retail value chain. New analysis ...

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SA: Fast, reliable, affordable internet

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele

By – Pretoria – Government is implementing its broadband policy which will ensure that South Africans have access to fast, reliable, secure and affordable internet. “Through the broadband rollout, government intends to accelerate the delivery of broadband to government offices, communities and Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs),” said Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele. Speaking on Monday ...

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African Ministers on Communication and ICT pledge for a vibrant internet Ecosystem and innovative information technologies for sustainable development


The information society which encompasses information and communication technologies, including Internet, medias, broadcasting and postal services, represents today one the most vibrant social and economic activities of this century”. It is against this backdrop among others that, African Ministers of Communication and Information Technologies gathering today 3rd September 2015 in Addis Ababa in their first ordinary session of the Specialized ...

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SA serves in AU ICT committee

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele

By – Pretoria – The South African government has been elected to serve on the African Union’s Specialised Technical Committee on Information Communications and Technology (STC-CCICT) at a meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Thirty-two African Union member states are gathered at the first meeting of the Specialised Technical Committee on ICT which is currently taking place. Delegates from ...

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The advantages of Jiji, and how to use the website

JiJi is a real find for people who value their time and money. It’s a classifieds website, where people post (for free!) ,adverts offering items and services. Others can easily view suggestions, pick something appropriate and contact the user. All you need is to register or sign in with Facebook. Worries about privacy and safety are not required as all ...

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Google Records First 10m Internet Users in Nigeria


Google has disclosed the geometric progressions in the number of internet users in Nigeria, as about 10milion visited the internet for the first time in 2014. Caesar Sengupta, vice president, Product Management at Google, made the disclosure during AndroidOne launch in Nigeria, adding that, globally, there are 3billion people connected online and the number is expected to surpass 4billion by ...

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The comparison website Click n Compare is taking Africa by storm

Ryan Marx, Co-Founder and CEO of Click n Compare

CNC Group (CNC), parent company of Click n Compare (, the South African-focused comparison website is expanding their African footprint after a very successful year with a strong month on month growth of 40%. Alongside the South African success of the brand comes now their launch of a new consumer-facing brand, CompareGuru, into both Nigeria and Kenya. Established in 2013, ...

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Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015

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August 20, 2015 Kampala, Uganda – EDUCATION and ICT Ministers from a record-breaking 30 (thirty) countries in Africa will be in attendance at this year’s Innovation Africa Summit. Innovation Africa 2015, taking place in Kampala, Uganda at the Speke Resort Munyonyo from September 30 to October 2, will be the fifth in the series of Education and Technology summits staged ...

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VIP Event for Tech Professionals Sponsored by Microsoft

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In partnership with Microsoft’s IT and Information Security & Risk Management Business, HBCU Connect is offering black technical professionals the opportunity to meet with representatives from Microsoft to learn more about career opportunities, network with their peers, as well as open up one on one discussions with Microsoft team members that could lead to future employment. HBCU Connect has executed ...

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