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Catch up on some of the news stories making the rounds across the technology ecosystem today:

Mobile phone users are dominating the African internet landscape – Opera

According to the report, 58% of all internet users in Africa gain access via a mobile device against an even more dramatic metric that 99% of Kenyan internet users do so via mobile devices.

The Techies Guide to SMW, Lagos

We’ve made it easier for you by selecting 14 events that you shouldn’t miss at the Social Media Week, starting in a few days.

VMK Opens Shop in Abidjan

VMK announced opening its first VMK store in Abidjan on Thursday 19 2015, with plans to expand to five countries by the end of the year.

WeChat Invests in M4JAM

WeChat Africa (a joint venture between Naspers & Tencent) has announced its  investment in Money for Jam (M4JAM), a South African microjobbing platform that launched in August 2014.

SOLO Releases S355, an Airtel Branded Device

SOLO, a device manufacturing and end-to-end digital content company, has joined forces with Airtel to release the SOLO S355.

Figure1 is Instagram for Doctors

Doctors can share and collaborate on hard-to-solve medical cases to come up with solutions — via this app.

Elsewhere on the web:

Rwanda Receives Solar Power Plant Worth $23.7 Million

The first utility-scale solar project to be under the US-Africa Clean Finance (ACEF) programme, Gigawatt Global, launched an 8.5MW solar power utility in Rwanda worth $23.7 million.

Barclays Bank Releases Uganda Shillings-based Credit Card

You can now make credit purchases via the Uganda Shillings denominated credit card, courtesy of Barclays Bank of Uganda Limited.

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