The “Africa Rising” narrative is increasingly giving way to that of “Aspiring Africa”, as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons, says Wim van der Beek, founder and managing partner of Goodwell Investments.
Namibian students have completely embraced the new NSFAF Online Registration system that was launched on December 15th, 2016. As part of the IT Masterplan, NSFAF implemented new streamlined business processes and integrated numerous internal and external systems to optimize its entire operation.
Probax, a cloud backup provider, has announced its expansion to Africa by making cloud storage available for local Managed Service Providers.
Kenyans have been introduced to their very first casino mobile application on Android phones. Rambo Resource Ltd together with the Licensing Board in Kenya announced the launch of GameMania.
In an effort to make the internet a safe and secure environment for communities, Facebook has partnered with the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG) to launch a safety center for teenagers, parents and educators.
Ingenico Group partners Interswitch to deliver best-in-class multichannel payment solutions to the Nigeria
Ingenico Group, leader in seamless payment, announced that a strategic partnership has been signed with Interswitch Nigeria Limited, the leading transaction switching and electronic payment processing company in Nigeria.
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) is considered one of the key elements to significantly improve the administration of justice. The rapid development of technology has opened up new opportunities that were unthinkable years ago.
Cognition Online, a new mobile app for booking and paying tutors, has gone live in South Africa to connect tutors and pupils. The app was announced as a winner in the Samsung Launching People- Mixed Talents competition.
Education, it has been said, is the key to success. One easy to access education tool are online courses. Online courses are available for nearly every topic.
If you’re the owner or manager of a Small & Medium Business outside the retail and hospitality industries, you’re probably looking forward to the annual break.
Not a fun fact: There are 128 million school-aged children in sub-Sahara Africa; of these, 17 million children will never see a school.
Mozambican technology startup company Kamaleon is bringing Internet access to remote rural areas through a platform called “Community Tablet” (“Tablet Comunitário”).
M-learning is particularly useful in countries where literacy rates are low, and where school children struggle to complete their education - whether due to poor school facilities, the prevalence of child labour or poor transport infrastructure making it hard for children physically to reach the classroom.
The Guardian newspaper of Nigeria is pleased to announce the launch of Guardian Brand Studio, an innovative multiplatform content marketing solution for advertisers.
To demonstrate its commitment to the human capital development of students and tech enthusiasts, Africa’s largest marketplace Jumia Market, welcomed participants from the Stutern Lagos Tech tours to its facility on the 7thof December 2016.
ContinuityEastAfrica has officially opened its doors in Nairobi. The company offers full business continuity management services and capabilities to East African businesses and government entities from its new data centre and work-area recovery facility situated just outside Nairobi.
Leland Clegg has established patterns of success as an entrepreneur. In 1989 he founded UCPM Insurance, one of the largest wholesale environmental insurance brokerages in the United States, servicing thousands of clients in all 50 states with industry leading automation.
What is the potential for e-learning via smartphones via online courses such as MOOC and other mobile based edtech solutions (collectively known as m-learning strategies) for East Africa?
Africa is a continent experiencing explosive growth in mobile penetration and usage, driven by the decreasing cost of smartphones / tablets and data. This has driven rapid increases in mobile video consumption.
Vericore Technologies Limited launched Wizitup, a learning platform for students and teachers. The platform is suitable for classroom use, as a solution for teachers and as a School Information and Administrative System (SIAS).
Dandemutande Investments Limited, one of Zimbabwe's leading Broadband Internet Access Providers has announced that it acquired YoAfrica Limited, a leading Internet Service Provider in Zimbabwe.
Telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria has thrown its weight behind a new cashless initiative, mCASH, launched recently by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc, NIBSS.
Nigeria is currently ranked number 1 in Africa and eight in the world in terms of internet usage. The latest ranking was contained in the second edition of digitalfacts.
Imagine you live in a small village in rural Kenya. Your daughter attends university in Nairobi and needs financial support to buy textbooks and pay her rent. How do you send her money if you, like many Kenyans, don’t have a bank account or internet access?(a)
Satellite operator SES today announced a multi-year agreement with MADA Communications International S.A.L (Offshore), a licensed Voice and Data Communications Internet provider, to provide Internet services to an Internet Service Provider and Mobile Network Operator in Juba, South Sudan.
Connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne, has announced a service partnership between its Tier III Data Center, MDXi and SAP, leader in enterprise applications for software and software-related service to deliver high-quality cloud and infrastructure operations services for customers running SAP solutions in West Africa.
Lagos and San Francisco-based payments platform, Paystack, have launched a payment solution for Shopify merchants, opening up the e-commerce market for tens of thousands of Nigerian online retailers.
Internet company, Opera, has released its State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report, highlighting mobile internet trends across the continent, including consumer browsing behaviour and app usage.
MTN Cameroon, leader of telecommunications in Cameroon, announces the signing of a partnership agreement with the Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (APME), on Friday, 11 November 2016 in Yaounde.
Colocation data centre provider, Teraco Data Environments, today announced that it has kicked off construction on a new data centre in River Fields Bredell, 20km north of the current Isando campus.
New research released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) finds that informal professional networks and communities are more important for entrepreneurial success than formal structures such as incubators and accelerators.
ShowMax, an internet-based subscription video on demand service, has announced that it is now connected to NAPAfrica Johannesburg, the largest Internet exchange point (IXP) in Africa.
Konga, Nigeria’s largest online shopping mall, is rolling out an extensive warehouse infrastructure project across Nigeria to service thousands more online merchants, it announces today.
South African owned but globally operated internet and entertainment groupNaspers has announced that it has sold one of its internet companies Allegro, for US$3.253bn.
Nigeria's telecommunications regulator NCC said on Tuesday it has approved a request by internet provider Visafone to transfer its shares to MTN following its takeover by the South African firm.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to transform business operations and maximise efficiency across all sectors. With the increased interest in adoption and growth in the number of connected “things” across Africa.
As the furore around #feesmustfall and free education continues in South Africa, one social enterprise has come to the fore with a promising solution.
The Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Travels, Mr. Paul Midy, has said that the ongoing recession and falling value of the naira has made Nigeria a cheaper place to do business.
PAN African ecommerce Jumia announced yesterday the launch of Jumia Pay, a third party online payment solution aimed at providing a safer, faster andmore convenient online payment experience.
Subscribers of Globacom will now be able to receive and watch breaking news from Nigeria’s leading news network, Channels Television, through their mobile phones.
[Nigeria] Mainone’s Data Center attains West Africa’s 1st SAP outsourcing operations provider certification
MainOne has announced that its Data Center subsidiary, MDXi is now an SAP-certified provider of Infrastructure Services for SAP solutions.
The total number of dot ng domain names registered in Nigeria in the last 10 years is 68,050 as of July 2016, Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA, the body managing the country’s domain name registration, has revealed.
Globacom Nigeria’s has bested other operators to the top position in the segment of acquisition of new internet subscribers in the month of June.
African mobile marketing company Twinpine has launched a Nigerian mobile trend report, looking at how users are consuming data and using mobile, highlighting why Nigeria is the biggest and key mobile market in Africa.
Social media in Nigeria has gotten a boost with the launch of ChatPay, which targets 100 billion social media users in the next few years.
The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch an initiative called No More Ransom, a new step in the cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together.
AfriCar Group launches operations in 12 African countries to become the first car classifieds websites network on the continent
AfriCar Group launches its operations in 12 different countries in Africa, from Mali to Zambia or Somalia, for more than 250 million users, and plans to become the first cars classifieds network on the continent by opening 20 new countries per year in the next 2.5 years.
Intelsat and AfricaOnline Partner to Accelerate Internet Broadband Connectivity across Sub-Saharan Africa
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced that it has partnered with AfricaOnline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks, a leading provider of communications solutions across Africa, to provide a managed broadband internet service for sub-Saharan Africa.
iWayAfrica, a Pan-African broadband provider and Avanti Communications, a leading provider of satellite data communications services, has announced that consumer and business customers in Kenya can now benefit from increased downlink speeds to 15Mbps in a move that will improve their satellite connectivity.
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the China based technologies company, ZTE Corporation on 24 June 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the a of ICT and the smart digital transformation of the continent.
Samsung Electronics has launched its new interactive whiteboard solution in Nigeria with the aim of helping to enhance the learning and productivity in all kinds of institutions.
Manufacturing companies in Kenya are embracing online platforms to sell their products as they seek to cut distribution costs, spread their services and increase customer base.
MainOne announced the launch of a service that’s suited for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Officially named SME-in-a-Box, the service combines high-speed internet, fixed-voice and cloud solutions in affordable packages.
Novatel Wireless, Inc., a leading global provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), including software-as-a-service (SaaS), and Vulindlela Underwriting Managers (VUM), the preferred auto insurance provider for Uber South Africa, have joined forces to deliver a customized usage-based insurance (UBI) solution for Uber driver-partners in South Africa. Deployments commenced earlier this month.
The last seven years have seen a rise in activities geared towards IoT across the globe among technology practitioners, private businesses and education institutions. In 2013, it was estimated that there were about 80 things being connected to the internet per second.
Massive advertising opportunities for Africa’s increasingly media savvy audiences - Angola, South Africa and Namibia in lead
The second Nielsen’s Africa Prospects Indicators (APi) report has released key findings on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) media consumption habits in a special section entitled Connecting with Africa’s Consumers - Spotlight on the Media Landscape.
The Internet Society will call for the adoption of policies and frameworks that expand access and create greater demand for the Internet during the 4th annual Africa Internet Summit (AIS) in Gaborone, Botswana from 29 May – 10 June, 2016.
iWayAfrica Zambia has announced the launch of its fibre to the premises offer to business and consumers. This
MainOne, connectivity and data center solutions company in West Africa, and Radware, a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, have announced their partnership to offer service providers and enterprises an outsourced Managed Security Service.
MainOne, a West African connectivity and data center solutions company, has for the third time received the Telecoms Wholesale Provider of the Year Award at the 2016 African Information Technology and Telecoms Awards.
In the second half of 2015, Nigeria was among the top five countries worldwide in terms of mobile subscription additions, and Nigerian businesses are increasingly adopting mobile-first strategies.
ShowMax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, has expanded its footprint to 36 additional countries across sub-Saharan Africa. In total, ShowMax now supplies subscription video on demand services to 65 countries worldwide.
Bharti Airtel Africa, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 17 countries across Africa, today announced that it has launched Free Basics in Nigeria in partnership with Facebook.
The telecommunications industry report for the first quarter of 2016 shows that Globacom has strengthened its position as Nigeria’s preferred network for new data subscribers.
Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in security, collaboration, networking and the data centre, today announced that ZyXEL Communications, a global leader in broadband networking technology, has chosen Westcon-Comstor as an official preferred distributor in the region.
[Vacancy] Freelance Business Journalists and Webmasters Africa Business Communities in both Ethiopia and Kenya
Africa Business Communities is looking for several African Business Journalists and Webmasters to expand the Editorial Team.
South Africans are about as happy with their wireless internet service providers as they are with airlines, which is to say they are not very happy at all.
Google in SubSaharan Africa has launched its massive #digitalskills4Africa training programme in Nairobi, Kenya with an aim to enroll and equip more than a million young Africans with free digital skills.
Facebook announced at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Francisco on 12 and 13 April, that the company partnered with many African developers to launch products for the global market.
Kenya Power, through its subsidiary Kenya Power International, and Safaricom Limited, have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see more Kenyans connected to broadband Internet.
Africa Internet Group, the largest e-commerce platform in Africa and parent company of Jumia, today announced a partnership with Orange to accelerate the growth of the company and seize development opportunities on the continent.
The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has achieved a major milestone by its elevation to the status of the West African regional Internet Exchange Point.
UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the possibility of new joint opportunities with existing partner, IEC Telecom Group (IEC Telecom) in Africa.
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Orange and Google sign strategic partnership to increase access to mobile internet services across Africa and Middle East
Orange has announced a new partnership with Google™ to bring the best of mobile internet across its full African and Middle Eastern (Orange MEA) footprint
Vahid Monadjem is the founder and CEO of Nomanini, a South African-based enterprise payments platform provider that enables transactions in the cash-based informal retail sector. Vahid is a trained engineer with extensive knowledge in product design experiences.
One of the nation's leading telecoms network, Globacom, has once again emerged the fastest growing network in terms of acquisition of internet subscribers in Nigeria's telecommunications industry.
E-commerce firm Africa Internet Group and French insurer AXA said on Monday they had formed a partnership in which AXA will be the exclusive provider of insurance to AIG and invest 75 million euros ($84 million) to take a roughly 8 percent stake in it.
Sliide Airtime, a privately-held technology company with offices in Lagos and London, has announced Nigeria as the launch market for its Sliide Airtime service which provides users with a new way to access content from their mobiles and simultaneously earn free airtime.
Busy Internet has launched a cutting edge 4G internet service and rebranded with a fresh, colourful identity under a brand new name (Busy) and logo.
Despite a better understanding of the realities of cloud-based solutions and investment in Africa, some regions, including South Africa, are lagging behind when it comes to adoption.
Natcom announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with MK Productions, a mobile content provider, to distribute Natcom's healthy living video content throughout South Africa.
Silvertree Internet Holdings, the Cape Town-based consumer focused Internet platform, is today announcing it has recorded 330% p.a growth for 2015 to >$10m in revenue, its strongest year since operations began in 2013.
Many online marketing companies are always looking for ways to catch the attention of existing as well as potential customers
“CloudEMS is at the forefront of the ERP software market. It gives institutions the choice on how they want to deploy their ERP solution. With continuous enactment, institutions are satisfactorily turning to the CloudEMS as a long-term solution.”.
For many, the festive season is such an exciting time of the year – a time of giving, spending time with family and friends and possibly going on holiday
M- files,a provider of solutions that dramatically improve how enterprises manage documents and other information, announced the company has been included by Gartner in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management.
The International Data Corporation, IDC, has predicted that 3.2 billion people, or 44% of the world’s population, will have access to the Internet in 2016. Out of this number, more than two billion will be using mobile devices to do so.
There's a line from a song that's been playing in my mind – bare necessities; these are the bare necessities – for days, now. I can't remember the actual song, or where I heard it; but a couple of situations have made the lyrics that I can actually remember rather apt.
Regional Director, Nigeria and Central Africa, Alcatel Onetouch, Nick Imudia, in an interview with Vanguard revealed a significant growth Nigeria’s internet penetration.
Orange is planning to launch an internet service provider in South Africa soon, offering clients from its online store trial DSL accounts to test the service.
Orange, together with the other members of the ACE consortium, announces the start of the next phase of the ACE submarine cable system to expand broadband connectivity and digital services in Africa.
Telecom major Bharti Airtel and social media giant Facebook have announced the launch of free internet access service platform across 17 African countries in phases by March 2016.
The number of mobile internet users on Nigeria’s telecoms networks has hit 97.21 million up from the 95.37 million recorded in August this year, according to figures released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Viettel today announced the launch of mobile and internet services in Tanzania, under the brand name of Halotel. The launch reflects Viettel’s expansion in its tenth market, and to the second biggest economy in East Africa.
In yet another exciting development in mobile money innovation, MTN Rwanda, the country’s telecommunications leader has announced that it has opened its corridor with Safaricom in Kenya.
Vodacom South Africa has signed a three-year agreement with the Independent Development Trust (IDT), Cisco and MICT-SETA to addressing skill shortages and job creation within ICT. So far, the partnership has provided a twelve-month intensive training programme to 72 people.
Building on its continued rapid growth in Europe and its network rollout in 10 major U.S. metropolitan areas, SIGFOX has announced its expansion in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Ghana’s premier 4G LTE network, Surfline Communications Ltd, has officially extended its operations to the Western Regional capital, Takoradi.
Jumia, in partnership with MTN has unleashed a Zero Rate App for all subscribers of the telecom giant to enable customers shop confidently and conveniently without data charges.