The new global tax on big multinationals has come under fire for having too low a rate. Nations in the Global South could be disadvantaged as they prefer larger corporate taxes to fund budgets.
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Vodafone has reported that its M-Pesa financial services platform has passed 50 million users after 14 years of operations on the African continent. It had 25 million users in 2016.
Twitter has announced that is opening an office in Ghana to establish its official presence in Africa. The aim is to invest in local communities and engage with them to fuel public conversation.
KaiOS Technologies has partnered up with Justdiggit, a Dutch foundation that focuses on fighting desertification, to help Tanzanian farmers preserve their livelihood against the climate change threat.
HMD Global has announced that it has closed its latest round of funding after raising $230 million. With the capital, it plans to grow in new markets and become a "holistic mobile service provider".
The UK government has announced the Tech for Growth programme which aims to boost financial services in the Global South using technology. In the first year, the programme will focus on Africa.
Loon has announced that it has begun providing internet service for customers of Telkom Kenya. This will help those especially who are in rural areas away from cities where it's hard to get connected.
Opera has launched Opera News Lite for those on data- and storage-restrictive plans and devices. It comes in at just 1MB and uses less data to retrieve news stories resulting in a faster experience.
The UK is funding a supercomputer which helps to track devastating locust swarms. It also uses predicted weather data to work out where the locusts will move to next, giving farmers time to prepare.
Social media giant Facebook removed a network of accounts, pages and groups from the platform today. These accounts were run by Russians who hid their identities and meddled in African politics.
Microsoft has announced that Office 365 services are now available from additional locations thanks to its datacenters in Africa. The company first launched datacenters in the region back in March.
Microsoft's opening of new datacenters in Africa make it the first global provider to deliver cloud services to the continent. Azure will also be generally available in these new cloud regions.
Amazon Web Services has announced that it plans to expand into South Africa in the first half of 2020. The expansion will help businesses in Africa deliver their services with a lower latency.
ProtonVPN has announced four new servers for South Africa. It's the first time the firm has opened VPN servers in Africa. All four VPN servers will require you to have a paid ProtonVPN subscription.
Loon LLC and Telkom Kenya have entered an agreement to launch Loon's balloons to help connect everyone in the country, even those out in the more rural areas that are difficult to connect.
Project Loon could very well be coming to Kenya to provide connectivity for those in rural areas. Alphabet is currently in talks with telecoms in the country working out contracts.
It appears that the Ugandan government has found a way to prevent its citizens from excessively using social media. The country has passed a law which imposes a daily tax on social media users.
Music and movie streaming services have descended upon the South African market, with Spotify becoming the latest to enter the market currently dominated by Google, Apple, and Deezer.
A teacher's blackboard mockup of Microsoft Word recently prompted a Cameroonian entrepreneur to reach out to Microsoft to furnish the educator with hardware and resources to support his efforts.
Dona Sarkar spoke with Neowin about the Windows Insider Program, Surface Phone (!), Insider MVPs, Windows 10 Mobile, how Microsoft is approaching technology in emerging markets, sleep, and lots more.
After announcing that its UK CEO would be stepping down from that role this year, Microsoft has announced his appointment as its new Corporate Vice-President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
A pioneer of internet in Africa, Nii Quaynor, has announced the establishment of a Bitcoin producing farm on the continent. He claims that it is the first mining facility in Africa.
The Liquid Jade Primo will finally go on sale in February - five months after it was first announced. The new Windows 10 Mobile flagship will launch first in EMEA, with prices 'starting at €569'.
HTC has revealed that, from August 4, the Android 5.1 Lollipop update will continue its rollout to the One M9 flagship with availability in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
AfriLeaks, a new whisteblowing website backed by 19 media outlets and modeled after Assange's groundbreaking Wikileaks, aims to expose corruption in Africa through anonymous whistleblowing.
Facebook is supposedly partnering with Avanti, a British satellite operator, and together they plan to bring free, or at least very affordable, widespread internet access to large swathes of Africa.
Microsoft has announced a new expansion of its 4Afrika Initiative that will bring high speed Internet, via the white spaces wireless method, to the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Craig Barrett, chairman of Intel, believes that Africa needs to embrace wireless broadband since it is "cheaper, easier and more efficient to communicate wirelessly." Less than 1% of Africans have access to broadband and only...
Governments and development organizations in Eastern and Southern Africa are starting to adopt solar energy to bolster energy resources for Information and Communication Technology in rural areas. The e-school project in Africa is already using...