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Explosion in smartphone video in Africa predicted

As the cost of smartphones and mobile data decreases and free Wi-Fi becomes more commonplace, watching video content on mobile devices is finally becoming more affordable for most Africans, and Tuluntulu says the stage is set for Africa's mobile video to finally take off.

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Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius and vice chairperson and trustee of Planet Earth Institute and Dr Alvaro Sobrhinho, chairman of the Planet Earth Institute (Source: Planet Earth Institute).
Investment in African researchers

The first 10 Mauritian PhD researchers to be awarded in the 'Her Excellency Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme' were announced recently at a ceremony held at the State House, Le Réduit, Mauritius. The PhD Programme is managed by the Planet Earth Institute (PEI), an international NGO and charity working for the scientific independence of Africa, in partnership with the African Academy of Sciences and support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpass half a billion

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study.

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Kelly McGillivray
What I learned from working in Nigeria

TheSQUAD recently had the opportunity to pitch on doing an event in Abuja, Nigeria which meant I got to travel to that country for the first time. Besides discovering that the vegetation is lush, four people can fit on a scooter and the chilli is hot (even for the chilli queen), we learned a lot about doing business outside South Africa.

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Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - Winding up a nine-day visit to the UK, Malawi and Madagascar, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang called for urgent action by governments and donors to assist millions of people affected by severe drought in the southern Africa region.

2 days ago

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FMCG sector in sub-Saharan Africa is set to boom

Sub-Saharan Africa is developing fast, with infrastructure roll-out across the region, unprecedented urbanisation and a fast-growing middle class.These developments set the scene for huge FMCG sector growth in the short to medium term, says Adam Molai, southern African FMCG entrepreneur, who is positioning his business holdings to capitalise on the coming boom.

22 Jul 2016

Agnes Chikukwa-Hove
Business incubator to boost 200 Zimbabwean entrepreneurs

A business bootcamp for 200 would-be Zimbabwean entrepreneurs, offering business training and support, will be launched by business incubation specialist KBA Africa, with the support of Zimbabwean Youth Minister Patrick Zhuwao and the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development.

21 Jul 2016

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

DURBAN, South Africa - Through the advent of Messenger and bots, messaging platforms have rapidly increased their impact in reaching users with life-changing content. Leading this technological evolution in low and middle income countries, the Praekelt Foundation, launched a new chatbot for Messenger integrated into the South African Department of Health's MomConnect, at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban yesterday, 19 July 2016.

20 Jul 2016