Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Surge in SSA
smartphone use

Figures expected to
double by 2025.

Thursday, Oct 18th

Nigeria, MTN getting closer to settlement

Nigeria, MTN getting closer to settlement

Nigeria's central bank and MTN could soon strike a deal in their dispute over the repatriation of $8.1 billion.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, the man who persuaded Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died yesterday.

MEST launches fourth incubator, tech hub in Nairobi

MEST launches fourth incubator, tech hub in Nairobi

This will serve as the program's flagship East African space.

Airtel Malawi's operating licence under threat

Airtel Malawi's operating licence under threat

Comms regulator says operator failed to meet deadline to deactivate unregistered SIM cards.

Artificial intelligence not yet priority for African CIOs

Artificial intelligence not yet priority for African CIOs

CIOs in Africa are not in a rush to deploy artificial intelligence, as only 18% see themselves deploying these game-changing technologies.

Liberia central bank denies it lost $100 million

Liberia central bank denies it lost $100 million

Prior government statements have reportedly sparked outrage.

MTN 'explores other options' on Nigerian IPO

MTN 'explores other options' on Nigerian IPO

MTN says it is committed to Nigeria and will stay in the country.

Instagram names Adam Mosseri as new head

Instagram names Adam Mosseri as new head

Long-term insider Adam Mosseri will take over as new head of Facebook's photo-sharing app.

Will SA govt intervene in MTN's Nigeria crisis?

Will SA govt intervene in MTN's Nigeria crisis?

It will do so, if requested according to SA's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services.

MTN Cameroon appoints new CEO

MTN Cameroon appoints new CEO

Hendrik Kasteel replaces Saim Yaksan.

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down next year

Alibaba's Jack Ma to step down next year

Jack Ma, co-founder of China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba, will step down as chairman in one year.