Olusegun Abolaji OgundejiIDG News Service


With bitcoin use on the rise, African countries eye regulations

The increasing use of bitcoins in Africa has prompted a growing chorus of government officials, legal experts and e-commerce entrepreneurs to call for the virtual currency to be regulated.

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Orange Collecte puts mobile twist on crowdfunding

Orange Collecte, launched last week in the Ivory Coast, is putting a mobile twist on the crowdfunding concept.

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Facebook make big gains in Africa on mobile use

Facebook is riding the wave of mobile adoption in Africa to help meet its goal of connecting businesses with people in emerging markets.

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MainOne's MDX-i taps Azure to offer cloud services in West Africa

MDX-i, a subsidiary of MainOne, West Africa’s largest data center is tapping Microsoft's Azure to launch a cloud-service to help it meet the computing infrastructure needs of companies deploying private, public or hybrid clouds from its Tier III Data Center in Lagos.

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Google launches Android One smartphone program in Africa

Google's Android One phone, aimed at emerging markets, is now available in Africa

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Business booms for African sites dedicated to used goods

Rising Internet usage, plus a culture used to bargaining for used goods, provides fertile ground

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Fiber-optic cable updates to improve Europe-Africa links

Both the ACE and WACS intercontinental cables have been upgraded

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Huawei starts work on Guinea's first fiber-optic cable

The project will deliver 77 exchange points

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Bitcoin companies move ahead in Africa

BitX closed a funding round, while Bitsoko won a Gates Foundation grant

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Orange in talks with Airtel, may gain largest African footprint

The two companies agreed to exclusive negotiations of a merger

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Telecom providers launch app challenges to spur innovation in Africa, Asia

Orange, Airtel seek to work with developers

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Rules favoring banks said to curb mobile money growth in Africa

Mobile operators are better placed to lead mobile financial services, industry experts say

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African e-tailers deploy antifraud systems to gain trust, boost online payments

There is still reluctance among users in the region to pay online in advance of goods received

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Facebook aims to srengthen link to mobile-first Africa with new office

Developing user communities outside the U.S. is important for Facebook

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Legacy telcos make peace with Internet services in Africa

Telecom execs face the facts and believe Web-based services are here to stay, an Ovum poll indicates