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Have a great tech idea? The Umbono program will help transform your vision into a business. Your idea – probably web or mobile deployed – is exciting on many levels: for your future users, potential investors, and for the people on your team building it. The Program 6 Months The Umbono program lasts for 6 […]

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The Cape Town-based Bandwidth Barn has been in operation since 2000 and is today regarded as one of the leading ICT business incubators in the world. The Bandwidth Barn is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Cape IT Initiative (CITI), a Section 21 company, and the development and promotions agency for the ICT sector in the […]

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In talking about the efforts to promote technology and innovation in Africa, we tend to focus a lot of attention on private initiatives such as innovation hubs and the like. It is clear, however, that without a supportive, forward thinking government, it would be very difficult to move things forward. Ultimately a generally stable government creating the […]

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Sitting on a 2,000 hectare piece of land, Konza Technology City, 60km south of the Nairobi business district, is set to create a modern, inclusive and sustainable Kenya. In a country home to some of the world’s most innovative technology companies, like M–pesa (M for mobile, pesa is Swahili for money), Ushahidi (Swahili for testimony), and M-farm, it is without any doubt turning Kenya into the premier ICT destination in Africa. […]

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Here’s a look at some notable hires and people on the move at companies in the Pacific Northwest technology industry. Femi Akinde, the founder and CEO of Seattle startup SlimTrader, which is bringing mobile payment technologies to Africa, has been named to the TEDGlobal Fellows class of 2011. Akinde, a 38-year-old graduate of the University of Chicago Graduate […]

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If you want to become extremely wealthy over the next five years, and you have a basic grasp of technology, here’s a no-brainer: move to Africa. Seriously. The internet is only now arriving, and — with a billion people on the continent still mostly offline — there exists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build the next Zyngas, […]

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Have you had a chance to look through the McKinsey Global Institute report, ‘Lions on the Move, the progress and potential of African Economies?’ This is a remarkable work that gives some impressive foundation to the African growth story we are happy to read about every day in our newspapers. Today we highlight three reasons […]

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San Francisco has been the leading tourist city in the US for the past few years in a row. But the Kenyan visitors to the Bay Area in early October were not interested in the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge or Lombard Street, the world’s most crooked. They had their sights on Silicon Valley, the undisputed […]

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He might have been content simply to teach thousands of university students in Uganda how to use computers, assemble them into networks, manage them and write basic software programs. In a poor African country with one of the world’s fastest-growing populations and rising Internet use, that alone would have been an enormous achievement. But Venansius […]

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Shares in Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest mobile carrier, closed down 6.58 per cent Wednesday – compared to a 0.48 per cent gain in the Bombay Stock Exchange’s benchmark Sensex – after the company released results for the quarter ending in December that revealed its eighth straight loss in quarterly profits. The drop in the share price erased […]

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