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PrivateProperty.com.ng Unveils New Look Site, Hits 140,000 Listings
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Nigeria’s PrivateProperty.com.ng, a property marketplace had revamped its website to resemble it’s South African counterpart, PrivateProperty.co.za. According to the firm, it’s a move to make it easier for buyers and tenants to find their perfect homes and start talking to sellers, landlords and agents. Oluwafemi Taiwo, Managing Director at PrivateProperty.com.ng, said “the website’s design – both visual and its underlying ...  [Read more]

Oracle Launches Capacity-Building Programme to Bridge IT Gap in Africa
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Oracle Corporation has announced a four-pronged program devised as a response to the rapid adoption of new technologies by governments and businesses in Africa, exacerbating the shortage of suitably skilled practitioners to use the systems to best advantage. The initiative is designed to enrich and increase the skills capacity of IT practitioners in Africa. According to Oracle, the dramatic advancement of technology over the past five ...  [Read more]

Huawei Supports ‘Family Day’ Celebration in Zambia
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Chinese information and communications technology (ICT) company, Huawei Technologies, joined Zambian Vice President Hon. Dr Guy Scott and Second Lady Dr Charlotte Scott to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Day of the Family recently. The company’s support also recognised the 50th Jubilee of diplomatic relations between China and Zambia. The event, organised by the Families are Nations (FAN) charity, was held at the ...  [Read more]

Konga Integrates New GTPayment on Platform
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Konga, a leading e-commerce site in Nigeria, has integrated on its platform, a new GTPay Payment method - the GTBank Internet Bank Transfer. Konga, in a statement noted that, this was done in a bid to make shopping easier by providing a new convenient channel to make payments online.Customers on Konga can now pay for their goods through GTBank Internet Banking, in addition to the ATM/ Debit Card option. “With GTPay, you can now login ...  [Read more]

Huawei Moves into South Korea
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Global ICT company and smart phone manufacturer, Huawei is reported to have made its debut in the South Korean device market, with its X3 available from this week. The Asian market is something of a tough nut to crack, due to the presence of domestic rivals Samsung and LG Electronics. But it has been suggested that with changing regulatory attitudes toward handset subsidies, the market may become more open to competition based on ...  [Read more]

Kenya launches Phase 2 of National Fibre Project
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Kenya’s Minister of ICT, Dr Fred Matiangi, has launched phase two of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) project in Embu County, which is set to ease communication across counties and improve government service delivery. The KES6 billion project - which is designed to make processes such as the application for national identity cards, passports and registration of birth and death certificates much easier - will ...  [Read more]

Huawei Extends ICT Support to School in Botswana
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

International ICT company, Huawei Technologies Botswana, has donated ten laptops fully loaded with Windows 8, Microsoft Office, Antivirus Software and a WiFi router to fully equip a computer laboratory at the Morelelo Primary school. Dineo Olisitse, School Head, said the donation would indeed “contribute and enhance the school’s performance greatly.” The computers, which came installed with Internet connectivity, were formally given ...  [Read more]

Evernote Planning Asia Expansion
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Productivity app maker Evernote plans to expand its presence in Asia and is considering an IPO in the next few years, according to its CEO. Evernote allows users to create and sync notes and to-do lists, including web pages, articles and audio clips. It has seen strong growth in Japan and South Korea as well as in emerging markets such as Indonesia and Vietnam. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Evernote’s CEO, Phil Libin, ...  [Read more]

Econet & Zimra to Square Off in Court over Dispute
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Zimbabwean mobile operator, Econet Wireless and the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority will next month square off at the Fiscal Appeal Court which is set to preside over their dispute on the classification of base stations and the components that constitute a base station. A difference arose between ZIMRA and Econet regarding the classification of base station components imported in knocked down form and the matter was referred to the Fiscal ...  [Read more]

3G Direct Pay & Payoneer Partner for Low Cost Online Payments in Africa
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Online payments solution providers 3G Direct Pay and Payoneer have signed a deal that will see hotels, airlines, and travel agents, among other players in the hospitality industry, to send and receive money online more securely and at lower-costs. The two firms will work in sync to channel payments from a customer directly to thousands of overseas hotels, travel agents and airlines. “We are excited about this opportunity to deliver ...  [Read more]

The Passionate Uche Ofodile Becomes Tigo DRC CEO
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Uche Ofodile Tigo announced today that its new General Manager will be Uche Ofodile.  She will take up the role on Wednesday, 1st October. Uche joins Tigo from Vodafone in Ghana, where she held a number of senior management positions.  As Chief Marketing Officer, Uche drove spectacular growth for the company and won many awards to crown the commercial success, including “Most Admired Brand” and “Telecommunications Company of the ...  [Read more]

Aflix Launches in 30 African Countries
Monday, September 29th, 2014

Aflix, a mobile streaming service has announced it has launched in thirty other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa including Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, and Ethiopia and Malawi, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Aflix is set to revolutionise the African Video-On-Demand ...  [Read more]

Facebook Messenger Tops App Downloads in August
Monday, September 29th, 2014

Facebook’s Messenger app was the most downloaded title in Apple’s App Store and Google Play in August, overtaking the social networking giant’s main app, according to the latest figures from App Annie. The development comes after Facebook’s decision to remove the messaging functionality from its core app, meaning users had to download Messenger to continue to use the service. Downloads for Messenger surged in July, taking it ...  [Read more]