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New smartphone factory opened in Rwanda

President Paul Kagame officially opened a smartphone manufacturing plant in the East African country on Monday 7 October 2019. The factory has been built by an African smartphone brand, Mara Phones, in Kigali Rwanda.
Business

Unemployment vs unpaid internships in Kenya

It takes aggressiveness for one to secure a job. If you need to take up a unpaid internship so that you can secure a job at the end, then do. No one owes you any internship, just like no one owes you a job.

Kenya's dirty telecommunications war

Safaricom has argued against the Airtel and Telkom Kenya merger. This seemingly petty war reflect some of the underlying fight for market dominance that mobile telephone operators have waged for the last 19 years.

Spreadsheets are the oracles of business truth

From the business owner running a lean operation with a small team to the multinational with revenues in the billions, advanced operational spreadsheet knowledge is an indispensable skill that can deliver great benefits if mastered.

Optimism about Africa's startup landscape

Most parts of the continent are still offline. Many still don’t have access to clean energy or even running water. However, there is good reason to be positive as many opportunities still exist that startups can capture and provide solutions for.
Sports

Fox Sports Africa to be rebranded to ESPN

The FOX Sports and FOX Sports 2 channels that have been a mainstay on the TV guides of African sports fans across the continent will be rebranded to ESPN and ESPN2 from 30 August 2019. This is part of Fox Sports Africa rebranding to ESPN.

Growth and impact of mobile technology in Africa

The growth of Africa mobile technology can be attributed to a stable Internet connection. For instance, a country like Kenya is connected internally and externally by four optic cables.

Fitness trackers are unreliable for darker skin

The most common wearable heart-rate sensors use an optical technique which estimates artery volume using light. The darker your skin, the less reliable is the reading of your heart rate monitor or fitness tracker.

Bafana Bafana live stream on Showmax

Showmax customers in South Africa will be able to live stream all of Bafana Bafana matches at the African Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt. This follows the launch of a sports section on Showmax earlier in June 2019 exclusively for South African customers.