Here are the news making the rounds on the African tech space today.
The Kenyan bitcoin remittance startup, BitPesa says users can now make payment to Tanzania using its infrastructure. Remittance was formerly limited to Kenya.
Obama joins a list of Presidents who interact directly with citizens via Twitter. For the tortuous twitter trolls; threats posted at the president attracts a penalty of 5 years jail term and $250,000 as fines.
The South African telecommunications operator, Telkom has widened its commercial next-generation LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network coverage to additional 22 suburbs across South Africa.
Award organizers, Morrocan BMCE bank, said it is trying to locate entrepreneurs who are impacting education, environment and uncharted territories in Africa. Winners will receive up to USD 500,000 in funding
A credit card-sized phone worth $100 (20,000 naira) has a battery that will last up to 20 days, it is called the Light phone. It comes preloaded with minutes, SIM card and an app to be used with an existing phone, the developers are currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter.
Innjoo Will Launch Another Budget Phone in Nigeria this Thursday
Chinese OEM, makers of Innjoo brands will launch a new smartphone, Innjoo Fire. It features a 2 GB RAM, 5 Inch display and comes in four color variants; classic black, milk white, fashion gold and natural bamboo.
Airtel Nigeria has inked an agreement with device manufacturing firm, RLG. The deal will see RLG produce handsets for potential Airtel subscribers.
In a heated energy budget session, the Democratic Alliance gave energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson a roasting and continuously disrupted her during her budget speech in the national assembly in Cape Town on Tuesday.
Kaymu Uganda, an online marketplace yesterday released a Mobile App designed to run on Apple Mobile products such as the iPhone and iPad.
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