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Meet Netflix’s African rival

In Kenya’s remote western Siaya County, thousands of cheering villagers crane their necks to watch a bulldozer carve a trench through the red earth.…

Is Facebook undermining African alternatives?

Africa’s rapidly growing number of smartphone users, now forecast to exceed 360m by 2025, is helping create a more connected continent, with high-profile internet companies now looking to reach this burgeoning population through so-called ‘zero-rated’ services.…

High-speed broadband moves inland

While the idea of leapfrogging land-line infrastructure straight to mobile technology is attractive, it is vital that Africa is connected to the rest of the world by high-capacity subsea cables.…

Tech companies step up terror fight

With the spread of mobile phones and the internet, many believe technology could be a crucial tool in gathering intelligence and disseminating information in emergencies. …

Water, power…Wi-Fi?

Treating universal, affordable internet as essential infrastructure could have broad social and economic benefits. …

Will Africa take the lead in the Internet of Things?

The emergence of connected hardware, from mobile phones to cars, could take off in African societies looking to make more efficient use of resources and money, but the technology will need to become more secure and more reliable before there is widespread adoption, writes Finbarr Toesland.…