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Africa: Highlights 2013

In 2013 IDG Connect has placed a concerted focus on Africa. This has included special reports, country features, insights into local tech innovations, plus interviews with pioneers on the ground.

In addition to extensive editorial on principle markets such Kenya and South Africa we have also reported on less covered regions such as Mauritius, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.  Here are some highlights:


- Local insights -


Phone Charging Shoe Hits Market in Kenya

How a Cameroonian IT Startup is Changing the Image of IT and Providing Job Opportunities in Africa

UK Raspberry Pi’s to Teach and Inspire Swaziland Kids

Solar Flower Powers Phones in Bloemfontein

Kenya’s Laptops for Children Initiative


- Pan-African coverage -


What Are Investors Looking for in African Startups?

Why Can’t the West Approach IT Delivery Like Local HIV Treatment?

Is Bitcoin the Future of African Banking?

Modern Africa: Midwife Lights Delivery Room with Nokia Handset Due to no Electricity

Benchmark Report: Pan-African Social Business

Analysis: Consumers in Angola, Namibia, Kenya & Botswana


- Country features -


Angola: The Big Dream of the African Tech Cities 2063

Ethiopia: From Solomon to Big Data

Ghana: Is Accra IBM’s New Rome?

Kenya: Kenyatta and the Country’s Technology Future...

Mauritius: The IT Island Paradise

Mozambique: Coal, Beaches and a 47-Story Business Tower

Nigeria: Oil, Electricity & IT

Uganda: Delayed IT Backbone and the Missed Opportunities

Sierra Leone: Building the ICT of the Future

South Africa: Why Have All the Rural Tech Projects Failed?


- Company interviews -


Akirachix: Women in African IT

BiNu: ‘Underground iTunes’ Drives App Potential to Emerging Markets

FrontlineSMS: The Power of Text

Umuntu Media: Snow in Cape Town Today


- Client research -


IBM – The state of the Big Data market in Morocco, Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria

SAP - The Quick and the Dead: Volatile Markets Demand Fast Response



- Editorial reports -


Morocco: North Africa’s Forgotten Child

Ethiopian Business: Can $79 Billion Build a Private Sector From the Ground Up?


- Top African companies 2014 -

Next year we will be profiling top African companies in order to create a brand new report. If you would like to nominate an organisation you feel should be considered, please use this simple form. You can base your selection on your own criteria: global success, local innovation, or unique ability to tackle unsolved problems, but you will need to give a reason for your choice. 


Please drop Kathryn Cave a note if you would like to share any insights on tech in your region.


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