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She Leads Africa runs networking events in Lagos and Abuja, as well as Accra, Nairobi and Johannesburg. Credit: FT

African start-up helps and inspires young female entrepreneurs

In Zambia, one of their blogs is the undisputed arbiter of style. In South Africa, one of their apps is the gateway to private beaches and pop-up dining.

Huawei looks to Africa to cut network deals

Huawei looks to Africa to cut network deals

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has spread rapidly across the African continent.

Africa's mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally

Africa's mobile subscriptions grow fastest globally: ITU

Africa experienced the largest growth in mobile subscriptions of any world region in 2014, according to Analyse Africa’s analysis of data from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Tony Zhang, Director, Huawei Guinea. Credit: Waldo Swiegers

Huawei plans to complete Guinea's $238M fiber optic network in 2017

Huawei Technologies Co. plans to complete a $238 million fiber-optic network in bauxite-rich Guinea in 2017, according to Tony Zhang, the company’s director in the country.

Africa’s smartphone market is on the rise as affordable handsets spur growth. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

Africa's smartphone market is on the rise as affordable handsets spur growth (Infographic)

As Africa closes in on 1 billion mobile subscriptions, affordable smartphones are contributing significantly in bringing more people online across the continent.

A model displays a newly launched Xiaomi Mi 4i phone in Hong Kong, China May 5, 2015. REUTERS/BOBBY YIP

Huawei expects to double South Africa smartphone sales to 2 million units in 2015, says CEO Steven Wu

China’s Huawei Technologies company expects to double smartphone device import to South Africa, reaching 2 million this year, chief executive of the local unit said on Thursday.

Safaricom completes migration of M-PESA platform to Kenya

Safaricom completes migration of M-PESA platform to Kenya and plans to open up M-PESA APIs

After two years of intercontinental conference calls, eight test runs, and countless hours put in by 320 consultants, Safaricom has successfully completed the migration of its M-PESA mobile money platform to its data center in Kenya.

Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Develop a strategy for Africa now before it's too late, say Africa investment specialists Melissa Cook, CFA & Walé Adeosun, CFA

An advisory council appointed by US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to expand business opportunities in Africa is now in full swing.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopia launches 4G mobile service in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the capital Addis Ababa, aiming to catch up with the high-speed communications available in some east African neighbours such as Kenya and Uganda.

Smartphone use in Africa

Boosting smartphone use in Africa: Success strategies of industry players

The high penetration of mobile phones in Africa has been one of its success stories.

Fiber Optics

Ghana set to launch first phase of fiber network

Ghana says it will officially commission the completion of work on the fibre optic network connecting the eastern corridor linking Ho in the Volta region and Bawku in the Northern Region of the country by the end of December.


Huawei wins managed services contract with MTN Group

Huawei has announced a five-year managed services contract with MTN Group.

Mohammed Wakil, Nigeria's Minister of State for Power

Nigeria to open up power transmission to private investors: Mohammed Wakil, Nigeria's Minister of State for Power

The Federal Government on Monday said it had opened up the transmission arm of the power sector to private investors.

Rural Broadband in Africa

Nigerian Phone Maker, Tingo Mobile, Buys MTI Stake to Expand in Rural Broadband

Nigerian mobile-phone manufacturer Tingo Mobile agreed to buy a majority stake in Mass Telecom Innovation Nigeria Plc (MTI) for about 4 billion naira ($25 million) to develop rural broadband in Africa’s most populous country.