With Frontier Markets Gradually Becoming More Mainstream, The Focus Is Shifting To 'Frontier Tech'

Africa's increasingly connected population has long attracted the attention of tech giants such as Google and Facebook. As their home markets became saturated, they set their sights to the “frontier markets” in Sub-Saharan Africa, opening up liaison offices and recruiting the best local talent to help draw people in. The…

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Juju In The Age Of Social Media

Witchcraft is a big deal in Afrika. It may sound satirical but according to some proposals in South African universities, a BSc witchcraft could be in the pipeline. A few months ago, a one Simon Mulenga Mwila from Zimbabwe devised an African Anti Theft Innovation for his car. Since he…

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Before Launching Free Wi-Fi In Kampala, The Government Of Uganda First Needs To Sort Out Its Tech Industry

I came across an interesting announcement the other day. Frank Tumwebaze, who is the Cabinet Minister in charge of two ministries rolled up into one — Information and National Guidance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology), announced rather clandestinely that the Government of Uganda will provide free Wi-Fi in Kampala starting…

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