GOtv Africa. A new digital pay TV service.

A screenshot of GOtv Africa

I noticed multitudes of GOtv Africa banners and balloons in the ancient city of Ibadan Nigeria in the last quarter of 2011. The similarity with the name/logo of DStv was clear. Promotional drives were ongoing at different vantage points in Ibadan. GOtv is a new digital terrestrial TV (DTT) service by Multichoice Africa, operators of […]

Africa Magic Swahili coming soon

Following the huge success of its Africa Magic channel, MNET has since launched variants of the channel. Africa Magic Swahili is the latest of them all. It will showcase Swahili film-making and storytelling for Swahili speaking audiences in East Africa. The content will be in Kiswahili language, with subtitles in English language. The channel will […]

Android Market paid Apps now accessible to 26 African countries

Google Nexus S is Google's flagship smartphone on the Android platform

Google recently announced that more smartphone users on the Android platform in some 99 countries now have access to paid apps in their official apps store, Android Market. The newly-added countries include 26 African countries including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. The Android users in this category had hitherto been restricted to […]

Announcing Africa Portal, a new knowledge resource for Africa

Africa Portal as seen on 25th November 2010, the launch date.

Though Africa is still playing catching with the world in terms of getting connected to the Internet, the next phase of participation on the international information superhighway is already catching-on this parts. More African content is getting online everyday, as published by Africans and non-Africans. Today 25th November 2010 marks another milestone in the quest […]

A review of Smart TV (a digital terrestial TV service in Ghana)

A Smart TV receiver

I have monitored the Smart TV service for a while now, having obtained the Smart TV receiver two weeks ago. The following review is based on my personal experience using the service. What is Smart TV? Smart TV is a pan-African brand providing tailor-made and affordable pay TV solutions to consumers across Africa. Currently Smart […]

Google Adsense extends Western Union payouts to 4 African countries

Google Adsense is a revenue stream for thousands of web publishers in Africa.

Web publishers and bloggers in some selected African countries who display Google Adsense ads on their websites as a way of monetizing their web traffic now have some relief. The web publishers who have hitherto been limited to receiving payment via cheques now have the option of receiving their earnings from Google Adsense via Western […]

Zain launches award winning mobile commerce service 'Zap' in Ghana

Philip Sowah, Country Manager of Zain Ghana speaks to the press at the Zap launch

‘Zap’, Zain’s award winning mobile commerce service that allows customers to use their mobile phones like a mobile wallet to pay for goods and services and conduct banking services regardless of the type of handset they use, was launched today in Accra. Zap is a novel product that provides the most comprehensive and accessible package of m-commerce features currently available anywhere in the world.

Africa’s Got Talent. $1 million Grand Price.

America's Got Talent logo

America’s Got Talent is a talent-hunt show in the United States of America, seeking to find the very best of raw showbiz talent in that country. It is open to people of all ages, and does not restrict what type of performance the contestants put up. As a result, it has featured singers, dancers, magicians, […]

Big Brother Africa 4 (2009): The Revolution. Housemates. Forum.

Big Brother Revolution logo

Big Brother Africa 2009 The Revolution hosted by Ikponmwosa “I.K.” Osakioduwa. Housemates would be from Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

GSA welcomes UMTS deployment on 900MHz band


The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has welcomed the decision by the European Parliament to accept the amendment of the GSM Directive to allow UMTS (WCDMA-HSPA) technology to be deployed in the 900 MHz band. The political agreement for this new move was reached by the European Parliament on 24th March 2009. According to a […]