General Motors to save $600m as it sells its South African operations to Isuzu Motors

On February 28th, GM agreed to sell its 57.7 percent shareholding in GM East Africa to Japanese car maker Isuzu and the consequent withdraw of the Chevrolet brand from the market. Today, the... Read more »

Ashish Thakhar’s Mara Group Acquires India’s IM Platform Nimbuzz to Build a WeChat for Africa

Ashish Thakkar’s Mara.com, an online and mobile tech platform running Mara Mentor and Mara Jobs has acquired India-based Nimbuzz IM platform from UK’s New Call Telecom to join the fight for the... Read more »

Microsoft Introduces Skype Lite for India & Other Emerging Markets

Microsoft has launched Skype Lite for Skype users in India, and other emerging markets tailored to benefit users on slow network infrastructures across the country. “We’re excited to launch Skype Lite, our... Read more »

PayU, a Naspers-backed payments firm starts operations in Nigeria

PayU, a Naspers-backed payment services provider has started its operations in Nigeria after approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria in a move to simplify payments and promote cashless payments in the... Read more »

Xiaomi & Lenovo climb in India’s smart phone market as local players falter

  India’s smart phone market grew by over 20% year on year in Q3 2016 as shipments broke the 30 million mark. Samsung’s shipments grew in line with the market, meaning it... Read more »

Airtel’s Sunil Bharti Mittal Elected New chair of GSMA

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises is the new chairman of GSMA while Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissiere, Innovation, Orange Group  bagged the Deputy Chair position. This is after the GSMA announced that it... Read more »

Court in India Bans Pokemon Go For Disrespecting Religious Institutions

The highly downloaded game Pokemon Go has landed in deep heat at an Indian High Court, and been accused of disrespecting religious sentiments of millions of vegetarians throughout the country. The Court... Read more »