Airtel Africa’s $1 billion London IPO holds promise for Africa’s publishing industry

When it comes to identifying publishing opportunities in the emerging African markets one can do worse than watch the telcos. Telcos potentially provide the ideal connection between consumers and publishers in countries and regions where traditional ink on paper publishing faces insurmountable challenges, and that the mainstream digital book operators have deemed not worthwhile. Telcos Read More …

Telco brings educational ebooks to D.R. Congo, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso

The National Centre for Distance Learning (CNED) and telco Orange have partnered to ensure availability of educational ebooks for students in the francophone West African countries of Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso. Pre-launch the project already has 29,000 students signed up to receive content “in ebook format” through the MondoCNED app, that can be Read More …