Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently visiting Lagos, Nigeria for his first trip to Sub-Saharan Africa.
When 36-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur Jason Njoku talks about embracing failure, he is speaking from experience.
Chanzo Capital is an early stage micro-VC firm that provides capital and mentorship to high-tech startups in Kenya, the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa (the so-called KINGS of Africa’s digital economy).
Africa is a mobile-first continent. With almost 70% penetration and the innovations around mobile money, the continent is redefining what one can do with a cell phone.
As WhatsApp launches its web app for iOS – porting the 900 million-strong messaging service to allow iPhone users to send and receive messages through a browser – the top country it’s used in (South Africa) offers a timely reminder of just how good a messaging service it is.
Tencent has made its first investment in Africa under the banner of its WeChat messaging service.
"In most of Africa you have a vibrant economic situation happening," says Christina Hawley, managing director of online shopping service Jumia, speaking at WIRED Retail.
Late last month, International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast that the growth of smartphone sales in mature markets in 2014 would slow to a low single digit of 4.9% with emerging markets continuing to soar at 32.4%. The exponential growth rate in emerging markets is now 6.5 times of that in developed countries.
In most parts of the world, Samsung smartphones rules the market by virtue of their ubiquity, affordability, and variety.
Africell, a small African mobile telecommunications company run from Lebanon, is planning to expand across Africa’s fast-growing telecommunications markets