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2014 African trends and game-changing innovations

Africa's innovation is growing in leaps and bounds, to the point it's setting its own trends, which while unique to the continent, are getting the attention of the rest of the world. This month,...
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How Africa Tweets – 2014

Portland Communications analysed geo-located tweets originating from Africa during the final three months of 2013. The second How Africa Tweets study dives deeper into Twitter use on the continent, looking...
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Frank Gossner: The archaeologist of African vinyl

A German DJ has become an archaeologist of funk. He travels around Africa searching for old, unwanted and often mouldering LPs, gets them reissued and then plays them at his gigs around the world. It was in...
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Google’s Africa Connected semi-finalists announced

The 20 semi-finalists of Google's Africa Connected competition have been announced. The semi-finalists were selected from over 2,200 entries from 35 countries. The competition was launched in August 2013,...
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Young DJ set to be first African in space

No one in Mandla Maseko's family has ever stepped outside South Africa, but the young township DJ is set to rocket into space next year. From the dusty district of Mabopane, near Pretoria, 25-year-old...
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Can cloud computing take off in Africa?

The new technology may be perfect for the continent's economic development path. When it comes to information technology in Africa, analysts will tell you, this continent has an amazing ability to...