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Africa Internet Usage and Statistics

Africa Internet Usage and Statistics

Africa is the second-largest continent, after Asia, in both size and population; it is located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and to the east by the Indian Ocean at about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million [...]

Present State of South Africa’s Tech Startup Industry

Present State of South Africa’s Tech Startup Industry

In 2012, Silicon Cape which is a community of tech entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, angel investors, and VC’s who are passionate about entrepreneurship and the roles we play in the future of South Africa conducted a survey titled “The State of South Africa’s Tech Startup Industry” [...]

$10 Billion Hope City Technology Project Launched in Ghana

$10 Billion Hope City Technology Project Launched in Ghana

Hope City Technology Metropolis to Host Africa’s Tallest Building Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama, has officially launched a project dubbed Hope City, the project will cost $10bn (£6.6bn) and will create 50,000 jobs, the project which is expected to be completed [...]

10 Most Technologically Advanced Countries in Africa

10 Most Technologically Advanced Countries in Africa

This is a contribution by Answers Africa: A Tech Talk Africa Publishing Partner Top 10 Most Technologically Advanced Countries in Africa Technology is growing very rapidly with United States at the fore front while Europe and Asia is also within [...]

13 Year Old Kenyan Boy’s Invention That Scares Off Lions

13 Year Old Kenyan Boy’s Invention That Scares Off Lions

It was a serious problem for the thirteen-year-old bright Kenyan Richard Turere when hungry lions started attacking his family’s precious herd of cattle. So the little boy had to devise an innovative low-tech but ingenious solution to tackle the problem [...]

Are South Africans Buying More Tech than their US Counterparts?

Are South Africans Buying More Tech than their US Counterparts?

Surprisingly, a new survey (Accenture’s 2013 Consumer Electronics Products and Services Usage Report) has revealed that South Africans spent more on consumer technology in 2012 than the average US consumer, it was also discovered that South Africans spent more than many [...]

Oba Otudeko Chairs Digital Africa conference & Exhibition 2013

Oba Otudeko Chairs Digital Africa conference & Exhibition 2013

A notable champion of inter-African trade and business cooperation, and Chairman of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Ayoola Oba Otudeko, has accepted to be the chairman of the forthcoming Digital Africa Conference & Exhibition, slated for April 23-25, 2013 in Abuja. Convener [...]

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

One of the many questions that usually pop up when entrepreneurship is discussed is whether entrepreneurs are born or made. Like most things in life there is no simple answer, but our experience of working with entrepreneurs has given us [...]

Kenya’s $10 billion Tech City Launched – Silicon Valley of Africa

Kenya’s $10 billion Tech City Launched – Silicon Valley of Africa

Kenya’s  $10 billion Silicon Savannah dream has finally become a dream come true true, President Kibaki commissioned the first Technology City in Africa last week before vacating office The project is expected to transform Kenya into a “Silicon Savannah,” the Silicon [...]

A Week of Africa by Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

A Week of Africa by Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

Eric Schmidt,, the former CEO of Google recently visited some cities in the sub-saharan Africa and came up with this, insightful I must say and I hope you’ll find it interesting. a) the despotic leadership in Africa from the 1970s and [...]

2go for Mobile and PC – What Exactly is 2go?

2go for Mobile and PC – What Exactly is 2go?

What is 2go and how can I open an account? Just in case you are asking that question, you are not alone, last time we previously wrote a brief article here on how you can open 2go account for free but [...]

Top 5 African Tech & Social Media Events to Attend in 2013

Top 5 African Tech & Social Media Events to Attend in 2013

We just published Top 5 Global Tech Startup Events to Attend in 2013, here comes another one that you can’t afford to miss, it’s 5 African Tech & Social Media Events to Attend in 2013 1. Tech4Africa Tech4Africa is “the premier mobile, web [...]

How To Open A Free 2go Account

How To Open A Free 2go Account

2go is a mobile messenger which gives you the ability to communicate for free with your friends and family, it requires you to have a network connection which is being charged for by your network operator however this cost is [...]

How To Buy Prepaid or Top Up Vodacom Data Bundles

How To Buy Prepaid or Top Up Vodacom Data Bundles

Vodacom has laid out ways to purchase vodacom data bundles, for Prepaid and Top Up customers, you can either purchase via SMS, on Vodacom website, on a cellphone or from banks For Prepaid and Top Up customers SMS: You can start [...]

Digital Diamond Queen Elizabeth II [Infographic]

Digital Diamond Queen Elizabeth II [Infographic]

Over the last 60 years, as technology continues to evolve in Britain, the Queen continues to capture the interest of millions not just in the real world but even on digital platforms. Taking the diamond jubilee celebrations online, Tamar; a UK award-winning [...]

Queen Elizabeth in Numbers [Infographic]

Queen Elizabeth in Numbers [Infographic]

Queen Elizabeth Facts On 2nd June 1953, Great Britain saw the coronation of Britain’s youngest sovereign monarch since Queen Victoria. 59 years later, 86 year old Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, with celebrations including trips around the whole of [...]

Smartphone Usage in South Africa [Infographic]

Smartphone Usage in South Africa [Infographic]

Another awesome infographic created by the talented designer, Grant Barnard together with Elizabeth Joss. The essence of this infographic is to highlight some of the latest information on the smartphone usage in South Africa. Research was conducted in several areas that [...]

Top 50 African Countries on Facebook: December 2012

Top 50 African Countries on Facebook: December 2012

Socialbakers.com is a leading social media analytics platform which offers solution that allows brands to measure, compare and contrast the success of their social media campaigns with competitive intelligence. The website provides daily updated Facebook statistics for over 200 countries. The statistics as at 29th December [...]

Mobile & Smartphone Usage in Africa

Mobile & Smartphone Usage in Africa

Smartphone & Mobile Phone Usage in Africa Mobile phones is on the rise in Africa, and major mobile manufacturers and telecom service providers and distributors are starting to pay serious attention to the emerging African market like never before by [...]