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AfricaCom 2017 adds new technology arena

AfricaCom 2017 adds new technology arena

The technology arena will be home to over 100 technology-focused exhibitors at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town in November.

Botswana Innovation Hub to host US$3 million development programme

Botswana Innovation Hub to host US$3 million development programme

Project aiming to empower youth and entrepreneurs across Southern Africa is funded by De Beers and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Alibaba's Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

Alibaba's Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

Fund established to support online businesses in Africa and is set to begin operations this year.

'Africa can be the staging ground of the future'

'Africa can be the staging ground of the future'

Delegates presented with food for thought at Frost & Sullivan's GIL Africa 2017.

Orange commits to funding Egypt’s tech startups -Minister's visit to France ended with a commitment by operator to transform Egyptian startup ideas into reality while creating sustainable business models.  Multinational telecommunications corporation Orange has expressed its desire to invest in technology startups from Egypt following a visit by the Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology (CIT), Yasser El-Kady, to the mobile operator's headquarters in France last week. A statement issued by Orange reveals that the Minister was accompanied by the Egyptian Ambassador in Paris to meetings where the teleco’s commitment was secured in discussions with several members of the Orange Group Executive Committee and the CEO of Orange Egypt. Orange and the Ministry have not revealed the monetary value of the mobile operator’s pledge. “As a result of the meetings, Orange is contemplating leveraging the opportunities offered by new technology zones, including in Assyut, to install customer service centers. Also, as part of the Orange Group's interest in supporting emerging, innovative companies, it was agreed to support and fund technology-focused start-ups in Egypt to help them to transform their ideas into reality while creating a sustainable business model.”details Orange in its communication on the outcome of the meetings with the Egyptian delegation. Bruno Mettling, Chairman and CEO of Orange Middle East & Africa says closer ties and greater investment destined for Egypt from Orange can be expected going forward. “The Group’s presence in Egypt is of utmost importance to our future development in Africa and the Middle East, and we have great confidence in the potential for development within the Egyptian economy. This visit also reflects the Orange Group’s willingness to work with the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in order to strengthen cooperation between our two countries in a context that encourages foreign investment.” El-Kady also visited Orange’s flagship smart store in central Paris and the Group’s innovation campus, Orange Gardens during his stay in France.  Egypt’s ICT Ministry has also indicated that the Minister also took time to attended a presentation on Orange’s activities in mobile e-commerce and money transfer before sitting down with a representative from French software company Valeo. “ElKady, also, met with Valeo Group Corporate Vice-President Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni, discussing expanding the company's investments and business in Egypt. Valeo VP stated that Cairo’s center is the company's most important research and development center in the world.”describes the Ministry.  Commitments to invest in Egypt following the Minister’s visit come days after another global satellite navigation systems and devices company TomTom announced that it will establish a center for developing high-tech products and systems in Egypt. The TomTom delegation was led by the company's Vice President (VP) Anja Van Hal Chipres. Egypt’s ICT ministry has prioritised efforts to secure investment by the private sector

Kenyan start-up aims to stimulate a vision driven economy

Cool4Skul hopes to provide digital access to university students as a way of pushing for a vision driven economy.

IoT will drive efficiency in utility services in Africa – Liquid Telecom

IoT will drive efficiency in utility services in Africa – Liquid Telecom

Networking and connectivity solutions firm releases report highlighting the opportunities IoT offers Africa's utility services providers.

Alibaba's Jack Ma trending in Kenya

Alibaba's Jack Ma trending in Kenya

Ma has engaged with students at University of Nairobi.

Egypt taps into multimillion dollar IoT opportunity

Egypt taps into multimillion dollar IoT opportunity

Innovation challenge set up to identify solutions to boost local economy.

#JackMaInKenya: Alibaba's Jack Ma arrives in Kenya

Alibaba's Jack Ma arrives in Kenya

Ma is currently trending on Twitter.

Google announces Lagos on Street View, Launchpad Space

Google announces Lagos on Street View, Launchpad Space

CEO Sundar Pichai makes one of several surprise announcements at 'Google for Nigeria' event.

Digital disruption to dominate GIL Africa 2017

Digital disruption to dominate GIL Africa 2017

Frost & Sullivan Growth Innovation and Leadership Summit to explore impact of digital transformation across a range of industries.