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TECH 25 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Mobile money to power Africa financial growth: study

Mobile phones and rising connectivity in Africa will give rise to a new market in mobile financial services, creating explosive opportunities for business on the continent, research has found.

TECH 08 Sep 2016 | 11:30 PM

Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

With the logo of his Internet TV station on his black T-shirt, Inoussa Maiga energetically plucks corn stalks in northern Burkina Faso for a programme on farming in Africa.

TECH 13 Sep 2016 | 11:16 AM

Mobile money shakes up sheep trade in Senegal's Muslim feast

Sheep are a hot commodity in Senegal leading up to the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, when each family traditionally slaughters a ram for a feast that has become a boomtime for traders who often travel hundreds of miles to sell their livestock.

Technology 16 Jan 2017 | 8:19 AM

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks.

TECH 08 Nov 2017 | 4:58 AM

Uber bullish on Africa despite opposition from local taxi firms

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and considering moves into more markets, despite sometimes violent opposition from metered taxi drivers, a senior executive said on Nov 7.

TECH 06 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cameroon startup launches drones for global market

Talking fast and dreaming big, William Elong shows off the first "made in Cameroon" drone at his sixth-floor workshop in downtown Douala, minutes from the economic capital's Atlantic seafront.

TECH 27 Mar 2018 | 1:15 AM

In Ivory Coast, drone academy offers youth the chance to soar

Training to pilot drones is being offered at a new drone academy set up by the Ivorian Electricity Company in the Ivory Coast.

TECH 24 May 2018 | 11:00 PM

Tiny African startups draw interest after slow start

African high-tech startups are minuscule compared with their US and European peers but they are finally gaining momentum and attention in some of the world's most promising economies.

TECH 30 Oct 2018 | 12:30 AM

Poor Ivory Coast pupils’ ray of hope: solar backpacks

The equatorial sun has been up for about an hour as a gaggle of children set off from the Ivorian village of Allepilla on their hour-long trek to school.

TECH 31 Oct 2018 | 9:30 AM

Chocolatiers need more cocoa, and they want millennials to help

The maker of chocolate M&M’s and Snickers sees a growing risk on the horizon: sliding cocoa supply from one of the world’s top growers. The answer? Comics and WiFi.