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Irfan Mirza on why Tanzanian start-up Trend Solar offers users a solar panel plus smartphone

CEO and Co-Founder Irfan Mirza, Trend Solar talks about: what Trend Solar does; why it gives its customer a smartphone; how it addresses the digital divide; the number of customers; how many customers use up their data allowance; their fundraising round; and future expansion plans. ... read more
January 20, 2018

Beth Achitsa: How Ongea promotes East African musicians to festival bookers

Beth Achitsa, Ongea talks about: what music industry event Ongea is and what it does; her role as a tour booker and the acts she's been booking this year (2017); the relationship between pop music and the roots of African music; the rise of Nairobi Underground and promoting women DJs. ... read more
January 20, 2018

Amil Shivji on his latest documentary film Wahenga about Tanzania's Zilipendwa music

This video opens with a clip from the documentary Wahenga and then director Amil Shivji talks about: what Zilipendwa music is; the connection between the music and the socialist policies of the 1970s and 1980s; and the state of the film industry in Tanzania. ... read more
March 29, 2016

Mtitu Gabriel on his two latest films and the state of the film-industry in Tanzania

Tanzanian film-maker Mtitu Gabriel talks about: his two latest action films, Renegade and Enemy of the State; the three things that are going wrong for the Tanzania film-industry; and his next film Will You Marry Me? ... read more
October 13, 2015

Tanzanian VoD start-up Tango TV founder Victor Joseph on streaming local movies to your TV

Tango TV co-founder Victor Joseph talks about: how the idea for Tango TV came about; its set-top box; the kind of content it will stream; the size of the potential market; and his funding plans. ... read more
September 17, 2015

Stephen Lee, Tigo Music on organising the biggest music concerts ever in Ghana and Tanzania

Stephen Lee, Tigo Music talks about: the success of its Latin American mobile music operations; the differences in mobile music terms between Africa and Latin America; the increasing use of smartphones; the countries Tigo Music has been rolled out in and its future plans; its mega-concerts in Ghana and Tanzania ("a bit like the Woodstock of Tanzania"); and its different competitors. ... read more
April 20, 2015

Sarah Hoey, TReND in Africa on a 3D printing facility in Tanzania to print university lab equipment

Africa Data Challenge winner Dr Sarah Hoey, General Co-ordinator, Africa and Communications Manager, TReND in Africa talks about: its campaign to set up a university-based 3D printing facility; how it will be used to print lab equipment and components; and how cheap 3D printing is. ... read more
March 29, 2015

Sune Mushendwa, Mkito on adding an SMS music service to its downloads and its growth since launching

Sune Mushendwa, founder of Tanzanian music downloads service on: the growth in the number of its users since its launch in July 2014, the proportion of free to paid-for downloads; how is ad-funded free model works; the attitude of users to the adverts; the advertisers it works with and the launch of its new SMS service. ... read more
February 19, 2015

Alice Liu, Director of ICT4D, Jhpiego on Mobile Technology for Health Workers & Improved Health Care

Alice Liu, Director of ICT4D, Jhpiego on: what Jhpiego is doing with technology; m-support for health care workers; using GIS for male circumcision campaigns; its virtual classrooms in India; clinical decision support in Tanzania; and what will change in health care if technology is more widely deployed. ... read more
November 1, 2014

Bas Hoefman, Text To Change on using SMS for Tanzania's largest m-health programme

Bas Hoefman, co-founder, Text To Change on: how it uses, SMS, voice and data to help organisations in emerging markets communicate with their audiences; the m-health programme it is running in Tanzania; the impact of the increasing penetration of smartphones; and collecting data using phones. ... read more
October 11, 2014

Paul Bomani on the growth of social media in Tanzania and how clients use it for social engagement

Paul Bomani, General Manager, AIM Group, a digital agency in Tanzania talks about: its early social engagement work for Tigo; the tremendous growth of social media in Tanzania; the disparity in individual spending between Facebook users and non-internet users; and recent social engagement campaigns. ... read more
May 17, 2014

Hafiz and Nadeem Juma, AIM Group, discuss digital content in Tanzania

Brothers Hafiz and Nadeem Juma, of AIM Group, a digital content agency in Dar es Salaam, discuss the rapidly growing market for content in Tanzania, the explosion in blogs, and breaking the 'cartel of distribution networks'. They talk about commissioning content, with the aim of developing a 'hybrid Netflix strategy', and the example of live-streaming the Kilimanjaro music awards to 20,000 paid viewers on mobile. Finally, they discuss their new strategy of investing in content start-ups, as an alternative to VC/angel investment. ... read more
April 30, 2014
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