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John Davies, Intel on ways to connect the last 4 billion people unconnected globally
"I've seen brilliant models (for getting low income people to use the Internet in India and Bangladesh."

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John Davies, Intel on ways to connect the last 4 billion people unconnected globally

August 18, 2014 by Editor

John Davies, Vice President, World Ahead programme on: how big the remaining digital divide is and the reasons for the gap; new models for connecting people; examples of new models in Africa; making the Internet useful to people; and how… more

Tags: africa digital divide

Emerging Cultures
Director of Dr Bello, Tony Abulu on his next film Superstar slated for release in March 2015
"I made Doctor Bello to make Nigerians think and draw their own conclusions. I don't think Nigerians are used to that."

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Director of Dr Bello, Tony Abulu on his next film Superstar slated for release in March 2015

August 18, 2014 by Editor

Tony Abulu, director of Doctor Bello talks about: how well Doctor Bello did at the box office in Nigeria; the US cinema release of the film; his latest music film Superstar; the music stars who might appear in it; and… more

Tags: Nigeria Film

Gillian Ezra, Simfy Africa on launching a music streaming service with MTN in South Africa
""I would guess that 250,000 tracks are local (out of 23 million offered) at the moment. It may be more but somewhere in that region. The problem is that local labels are not quick to digitise.""

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Gillian Ezra, Simfy Africa on launching a music streaming service with MTN in South Africa

July 15, 2014 by Editor

Gillian Ezra, COO, Simfy Africa talks about: how Simfy Africa emerged from the decline in the ringtone market; its operations in Nigeria and South Africa; the cost of the service to the consumer; the size of the catalogue and its… more

Tags: South Africa Nigeria Music

Emerging Business
Adebayi Adegbembo, Genii Games on educational apps to promote Yoruba language and culture
"Google doesn't allow Nigerians to sell apps. We can't be merchants on the Play Store.""

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Adebayi Adegbembo, Genii Games on educational apps to promote Yoruba language and culture

August 18, 2014 by Editor

Founder and Chief Cultural Evangelist of Genii Games, Adebayi Adegbembo on: how its brand Asa promotes Yoruba language and culture; the apps that have most successful; the number of paid and free users; how distribution of the apps are done;… more

Tags: Nigeria Games start ups

Bastian Gotter of Lagos incubator Spark on providing services for Africans coming online
"When we started there weren't any incubators in Nigeria. Now there's 3-4 so the seed level environment has improved significantly"

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Bastian Gotter of Lagos incubator Spark on providing services for Africans coming online

August 4, 2014 by Editor

Bastian Gotter, Spark talks about: how much Spark has invested; two examples of the the type of start-ups ir has backed: hotels.ng and bus.com; how he sees the Lagis tech scene; the missing investment level; and what the attrraction of… more

Tags: incubator Nigeria seed funding

Emerging Media
Babatope Falade, Terragon Media on promoting an app for an m-money provider
"It's been a bit of a challenge getting people to appreciate digital but it's good news that a good number of brands - particularly the multinational brands - are really appreciating it because they have a lot of people who work with them who understand it"

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Babatope Falade, Terragon Media on promoting an app for an m-money provider

August 18, 2014 by Editor

Babatope Faladi, Terragon Media talks about: what Terragon and Twinpine do; two examples of digital advertising campaigns it has carried out, one for Unilever and the other for a mobile payments company; and how quickly Nigerian clients are adapting to… more

Tags: Nigeria digital advertising

Christian Katsuva on a Twitter campaign #GomaNeedsWater & social media use in Goma
"#GomaNeedsWater:"It had an impact. The Authority called a meeting with the company doing water distribution to see how we can solve it. It's proof of how the Internet is getting deep and changing the way people live and react to situations.""

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Christian Katsuva on a Twitter campaign #GomaNeedsWater & social media use in Goma

August 4, 2014 by Editor

Christian Katsuva, Co-Founder of the Community and Multimedia Centre based in Kivu in the eastern part of the DRC. He talks about: what his organisation does; the improving state of Internet access in Goma; the #GomaNeedsWater campaign on Twitter; covering… more

Tags: DRC social media Internet

Emerging History
Writer Mothobi Mutloatse on the South Africans lost with the SS Mendi in 1917
"They were recruited as labourers and were not supposed to carry any guns. They couldn't be trusted with guns, even to fight white men!"

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Writer Mothobi Mutloatse on the South Africans lost with the SS Mendi in 1917

April 30, 2014 by Editor

Mothobi Mutloatse, a South African writer and publisher, talks about the sinking of the SS Mendi in the First World War in 1917, with many South Africans on board, how it inspired the Sesotho version of South Africa’s national anthem,… more

Tags: South Africa history

Daniel Effiong on his 3 part film series of great Nigerian historic mysteries
"Your Cup of Tea is loosely based on the arrest and interrogation of the former Nigerian President Obasanjo when it was alleged he was going to overthrow Abacha"

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Daniel Effiong on his 3 part film series of great Nigerian historic mysteries

March 14, 2014 by Editor

Afrinolly short film competition winner Daniel Effiong talks about the 3 part short film series (The Crimson series) about mysterious incidents in Nigerian history which he recreates in fictional form. The interview covers: Your Cup of Tea about the arrest… more

Tags: Nigeria Film history

Development 2.0
Sascha Meinrath, X-Lab on using Mesh Wi-Fi to connect the unconnected in Somaliland and Tunisia
"We don't track users because we don't want to be part of surveilling the users of these kinds of systems."

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Sascha Meinrath, X-Lab on using Mesh Wi-Fi to connect the unconnected in Somaliland and Tunisia

August 4, 2014 by Editor

Sascha Meinrath, X-Lab talks about: how it thinks Mesh Wi-Fi can connect the unconnected; its current spread of Mesh Wi-Fi networks; its two networks in Africa, in Somaliland and Tunisia; how the Commotion Wireless software works; and the kind of… more

Tags: Internet somaliland tunisia

Jose Soares on the solar powered Wi-Fi lamp designed to change lives
""It wasn't about a solar powered lamp. It was about the internet....With the lamp and the Wi-Fi, you're giving a person access to the world.""

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Jose Soares on the solar powered Wi-Fi lamp designed to change lives

July 15, 2014 by Editor

Jose Soares, Chief Marketing Officer, Net 1 Mobile Solutions talks about: why a mobile company is getting involved in solar lamps; its relationship with the South African Social Security Agency; how the lamp works, what it costs and what it… more

Tags: africa South Africa solar lamps