Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa, in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025...
Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis...
WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, 8 March 2011, International Women's Day, Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, participated as special guest speaker at a ceremony at the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) headquarters, where the Village Phone program received the annual IFC CEO Gender Award for outstanding achievement in promoting women in business.
10 Mar 2011
WINDHOEK: The Namibian Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) held the 2010 MISA Namibia Media Awards late last week in Windhoek. The awards aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of Namibian journalists. UNESCO sponsored the Best Community Reporter category.
15 Oct 2010
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010
Namibia Tourism is launching a mobile website with an introduction to Namibia and all its tourist attractions. Prospective travellers to Namibia and keen mobi-site "surfers" can view the weather, attractions of the country, travelling tips and requirements to travel there.
30 Apr 2009
LOS ANGELES: Mobile-XL, a mobile technology company, on Saturday, 28 March 2009, announced that it is partnering with Rich Management, Nairobi Stock Exchange Authorised Data Vendor, to provide real-time stock prices to mobile audiences. Consumers can use Mobile-XL's XLBrowser to receive stock quotes.
31 Mar 2009
South African FNB customers registered for Cellphone Banking can now buy prepaid airtime and instantly send it to the cellphone of a friend or relative in Namibia.
7 Nov 2008
TelePassport Namibia, an associate company of South Africa's Huge Telecom, has concluded an agreement with Namibia's newest GSM operator, Cell One. The agreement will provide Namibian corporate clients the opportunity to save up to 40% on Cell One destined traffic originating from their companies.
25 Apr 2008
A critical mass of countries are signing on to a plan for India to invest $1 billion in the Pan-African e-Network satellite project, a joint initiative with the Africa Union aimed at developing the region's information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
30 Nov 2007
Nigeria has beaten South Africa in the roll-out of the DVB-H mobile TV... Details Nigeria, MultiChoice Africa's local business partner in Nigeria, recently launched Africa's first commercial mobile broadcast TV service in the city of Abuja.
30 Aug 2007
Mobile phones have revolutionised communication in Africa - even during elections.
30 Jul 2007
Cape Town-based telecommunications company, Yeigo, is one of the first companies worldwide to have developed mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), enabling it to offer cheaper and even free mobile calls.
4 Jun 2007
Motorola's MOTOPOWER initiative provides a solar solution to recharge mobile use in Uganda, while offering women the chance to run their own businesses.
16 May 2007
First National Bank (FNB) has boosted its position on the continent with the launch of its cell phone banking offering in Namibia, heralding a new era in that country's electronic banking system.
24 Apr 2007