Eastern Africa Grain Council, EAGC, has unveiled an online platform that will allow Rwanda grain and cereal farmers easy access to regional market information.
FABlab is working on development of a low-cost practical tangible robotics kit for students to use. Currently the students use simulations because of the restrictive high-cost of kits and, further, to develop a prototype self-driving robot (similar to a Google/Uber self-driving car) developed and manufactured in FABlab.
Fintech startup, Paystack, has announced it has closed on Seed Investment of $1.3 million from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation from Spark, M&S Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund,
The Ghana Revenue Authority has recorded an increase in tax mobilisation through the deployment of Total Revenue Integrated Processing System (TRIPS).
South Africa has received $11 million investment from China which is meant to spruce up local capacity in the manufacturing of fibre optic cables at Dube Trade Port
Liquid Telecom has become the majority shareholder of Raha, the country’s leading Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Kifiya Financial Technologies PLC a local start up has come up with an electronic ticketing and payment system meant to tame the congestion of long distance bus transport and respond to sanity in the roads.
South Africa’s company Onyx Connect has announced plans to launch a smartphone manufacturing factory in the country that will build phones and tablets from scratch.
Leading UK based provider of PayGo Solar Home Systems, Azuri Technologies and home entertainment satellite provider, Zuku have launched the first integrated pay-as-you-go satellite TV package for rural off-grid consumers in sub Saharan Africa.
Silicon Waha a company tasked with establishing and developing technology zones in Egypt has signed a series of agreements with China electronics company ZTE and Transsion, the manufacturers of Tecno and Itel mobile phones ,in a first step of producing electronics locally.
Algerian electrical and electronic products have emerged for the first time on the Mauritanian market with the inauguration, in Nouakchott, of a showroom as part of the promotion of non-hydrocarbon exports.
Technology incubator M:lab East Africa and the World Bank Group have launched Traction Camp, a new initiative developed to support emerging digital and mobile entrepreneurs across the region.
In a bid to improve convenience and expedite service delivery to its customers, First National Bank in Botswana has invested heavily in technology in its latest strategy to drive users to digital channels including online banking and the lender’s smartphone app.
[South Africa] Golden Arrow Bus Services introduce automatic fare collection system to curb cash theft
Cape Town based passenger Transport Company Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) has procured an automatic fare collection system at a cost of $6 million as it seeks to tame the risks associated with handling cash.
Namibia and Belarus have entered into an agreement to share information of financial, technological, training, educational and scientific capabilities.
Blue Hearts Holdings has acquired electronic company Wabler Holdings, following months of heated debate by retail giants against the acquisition.
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has introduced overseas remittances to mobile money accounts in Malawi. Users of the WorldRemit App or website will be able to securely send money transfers to any Airtel Money account in the country.
MTN Cameroon has partnered with the University of Ngaoundere in what will see students at the university access MTN services.
Online food delivery platform, Jumia Food is set to open its doors having partnered with 20 restaurants across Asian stores, Italian restaurants and popular fast food joints as it seeks to tap into growing middle class.
Vehicle tracking and fleet management company Ctrack, a subsidiary of Novatel Wireless has partnered with Cameroon National Taxi Union to provide vehicle tracking and driver behavior monitoring to the taxi industry in the Republic of Cameroon.
Leading online shopping and e commerce platform SOUQ.com has launched two innovative selling programmes targeting for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as appetite for convenience and faster delivery of goods and services soars.
Pan African bank, EcoBank Liberia has launched ‘Ecobank Omni Electronic Banking Platform,’ a new internet based cash management product to the Liberian market, which will ease money transactions from different parts of the world.
As the South African transport system looks at harmonizing and integrating the system with technology, the taxi industry is set to roll out an electronic fare collection system.
[Tanzania] First National Bank unveils Point of sale devices with an eye on increased uptake of bank cards
The First National Bank (FNB) Tanzania has launched Point of Sales (POS) devices in Dar es Salaam in its latest push to get its customers to adopt bank cards in their payments.
Global ICT solutions provider Huawei has set up safe city industry with a view to attracting more foreign direct investments, economic and tourism growth, improve local security of the citizens with deployment of its new 4G and cloud-based smart Safe City solution across cities in the African continent.
Sophos Intercept X, a cyber security firm has launched an advanced anti-virus technology in Tanzania that stops zero-day malware, unknown exploit variants and stealth attacks and includes an advanced anti-ransomware feature that can detect previously unknown ransomware within seconds.
Egypt’s telecommunication regulator The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has signed a $484 million agreement with Orange Egypt to grant it the 4G license.
Indian IT multinational Tech Mahindra has been awarded the tender to implement the Business Intelligence System of the Addis Ababa Transport Programme Management Office (AATPMO) at a cost of $3.4 million.
Equity Bank has launched a suite of digital products dubbed Eazzy Banking that promise to give an easy, comprehensive and secure experience while supporting a convenient lifestyle for Kenyans transacting both in the country and abroad.
Peach Payments, a fintech startup that makes customer payments to online merchants seamless and secure, is now processing more than R1-billion in transactions per year and expanding into Kenya and Nigeria with plans for other African countries.
SSP, a leading global provider of general insurance technology systems and solutions, continues to expand its African insurer customer base, and is delighted to announce one go-live and four new deals so far in 2016.
IBM has announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, to the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.
Mastercard, Bank of Kigali and RwandaOnline help Rwanda leapfrog into the digital economy through e-commerce
Mastercard, Bank of Kigali and RwandaOnline today announced at the technology company’s Innovation Forum in Budapest, Hungary a partnership to launch Irembo– an online payment solution in Rwanda powered by Mastercard Payment Gateway Services
A new remittance service that allows Ethiopians to send money to directly to any mobile number in East Africa has been launched, becoming the first of its kind. This follows the inking of a deal between Homesend and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia.
As the first of a series of strategic initiatives that aims to expand the company’s operations into Africa, ITWORX has partnered with Microsoft, Tigo Business, Lenovo, and Zepto to empower SMEs in Ghana with enterprise productivity solutions that help them grow and scale efficiently.
Rwanda’s farmer owned coffee marketing company Rwanda Small Holder Specialty Coffee Company (RWASHOSCCO) has launched an online coffee auction as it trains eyes on growing demand for its produce from key markets in Europe.
Fawry, an electronics payment company in Egypt has entered into a contract with 12 domestic banks to provide electronic payment services via mobile phones.
Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa are resourceful and creative, yet many entrepreneurs lack the time and support they need to innovate in their businesses.
The much awaited government sponsored fuel smart cards could be launched by year end, government officials have said, a move hailed as key in sealing leakage of subsidized petroleum products into the black market.
In keeping with Samsung’s aim to enrich lives through technology, the Masibambisane High School (MHS) in Delft, Cape Town has become the stage for an ambitious project intended to uplift the prospects of its scholars.
Multinational conglomerate General Electric has launched the GE Egypt Digital Innovation Challenge, an open innovation competition to encourage Egyptian minds to find digital solutions for some of the country's industrial challenges in healthcare, transportation, and energy.
Leading strategy and investment heads from technology and telecom giants including Google, Uber, Intel, Africa Internet Group, Vodacom, Airtel, Nokia and Etisalat are meeting in Lagos on September 20 to discuss strategies for investment and regional growth at TMT Finance Africa in Lagos 2016
Exchange of best practices and gaining expert insights from top cloud strategists was the key focus for Oracle customers who took part in Oracle's two day long 'Africa Executive Summit' that concluded today in Mauritius.
Global consumer transaction technologies company NCR Corporation has announced plans to improve the quality of services banks offer to their customers through a multi-channel sales approach.
Egyptian Bank, Banque Misr has unveiled a service that will now see its customers check their credit score through ATMs as it embraces technology to meet clients’ needs while offering bespoke services.
PwC South Africa has entered into a joint business relationship with Google, with the aim of bringing new and innovative solutions to companies across Africa through PwC’s Africa Network
FirsTrust Savings and Loans, a subsidiary of Groupe Ideal has partnered Zeepay Ghana Limited, a mobile digital platform to give its customers the best digital banking service.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country's pioneering mobile money ecosystem is evolving.
As Ethiopian banks look to minimize errors associated with automatic teller machine transactions, Fintech, a Pan African information technology solutions and service provider has launched a technology that will come in handy for the banking sector.
YahClick, the broadband satellite solutions provider for home and business, announces its partnership with VT iDirect for the introduction of Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services across YahClick's existing footprint.
Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa has emphasized the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers access to superior high speed internet services.
IBM Research Opens in South Africa; Cognitive Computing and the IoT help Track Diseases and Forecast Air Quality
IBM Research opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy.
As Highway Africa, the continent’s most prestigious annual journalism conference, marks its 20thanniversary, MTN Group is proud to once again collaborate with Rhodes University on the event, which continues to drive conversation and debate around key issues related to the media and ICT on the continent.
Global technology powerhouse Siemens has announced a significant investment in Ghana’s gas and steam energy generation projects over the next three to five years.
Philips Showcases Innovations that will shape the Future of Healthcare at the Innovation Experience 2016 in Nairobi
Around the globe, disruption, innovation, and the rapid pace of technological development is reshaping consumer experience, as well as the operating environment for organisations of all sizes and within every industry
Facebook celebrated the creativity and excellence of young African creatives at The Loerie Awards for 2016, the premier annual advertising awards in the advertising industry in Africa and the Middle East.
African financial technology company Zoona has successfully raised $15 million dollars (two hundred million Rand) in a second round of financing.
Standard Chartered kicks off a major roll-out of biometric technology across Africa, Asia and Middle East
Standard Chartered will be rolling out a suite of cutting-edge fingerprint and voice biometric technologies across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, so clients can securely access their bank account balances, cards and investments using their unique fingerprint or voice as identifiers.
Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Nigeria round to a successful close during Seedstars Lagos.
Payment systems agency Maxcom Africa Limited has unveiled an electronic payment system that allows commuters of Dar Rapid Transit, Udart, buses recharge their smart cards at any Malipo shops countrywide as it seeks to bolster the growing interest in the modern buses
Local microfinance bank, Letshego Rwanda is counting on mobile and e banking platforms to deepen financial inclusion, days after it re branded.
A new mobile application that seeks to boost how bank customers has been launched in Rwanda as competition to appease and entice customers turn to technology.
Kenya is the leading user of ITS printers in Africa with local sales last year having stood at 10,000 units and largely driven by SMEs according to printer manufacturing giant Seiko Epson Corporation
After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 10 companies have showcased their innovative fintech businesses at a ‘Demo Day’ in Cape Town, as the first-ever cohort of the Barclays Accelerator in Africa concluded.
In an extensive digital roll out billed as one of its kind in Tanzania, Standard Chartered Bank has launched a mobile and online banking which also embraces the fingerprint technology.
As banks in Rwanda looks to more ways of growing their customer portfolio, technology has come in handy while assisting them cut the cost of doing business.
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.
According to the research, Nigeria is home to some of the keenest mobile shoppers on the African continent, and is also the third largest mobile commerce market in terms of the incidence of mobile shoppers amongst the countries that participated in the research.
Having been traditionally used by government to store citizens’ fingerprints, the biometric security system is fast rising among companies who prefer controlled access to their offices due to its unparalleled security superiority
MTN, Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider, has launched its 4G LTE services commercially in all 10 regions of Ghana, approximately six months after acquiring the 4G LTE 800MHz spectrum license in December last year.
Today GE, one of the world’s biggest digital industrial companies, officially opened its R500 million 2,700m2 facility, the GE Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg South Africa.
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.
Samsung has been selected as leader in the New Technology/Tablets Category and Smartphones Category of the latest Ask Afrika Youth Brands Survey, the largest survey of its kind in South Africa.
A new low cost technology is revolutionizing the Kenyan construction industry as builders seek to lower construction costs. Industry players say the prefabricated technology has lowered the overall cost of construction,
A heightened attempt by advertisers to move online in a bid to reach more audiences has birthed a need for the advertisers to interact with their audiences, and a pool of Kenyan techies have been working tirelessly to bring interaction between advertisers and their target audience in a rather simple and interactive way.
East Africa’s leading mobile service provider Safaricom has announced that it is teaming up with Craft Silicon, a local software company to launch a taxi hailing company that will rival Uber as it seeks to diversify its revenue.
An online platform is helping Kenyans trace their lost documents for $10 saving them the hustle and high penalties associated with replacing the all-important documents.
With the rise of mobile messaging and social-networking apps, a wave of innovative startups in Uganda are providing social management solutions for companies trying to reach customers in new ways.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced the introduction of new web services for its guests, including web check-in, following the successful implementation of the Sabre technology platform.
Vodacom and Huawei Test Africa’s First 1Gbps Network by aggregating LTE in both licensed and unlicensed bands
Huawei and Vodacom South Africa, successfully test Africa’s first 1Gbps network by aggregating LTE in both licensed and unlicensed bands with Huawei LampSite solution. The peak speed hit over 1Gbps.
Kenyan startups struggling to buy computers and other electronics are finding a cheaper alternative through a leasing model that allows them to rent the computers for a specific period of time.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has won the African Regulator Award for 2015. The NCC won the award at the Africa Information Technology and Telecoms Award (AITTA) which took place in recently.
Tigo Ghana launched its ‘1 lead per staff’ campaign to drive wins for Tigo Business, the Business to Business wing of the Mobile Network Operator.
Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, in collaboration with Nokia, has won the Global Telecommunication Business (GTB) award for a digital backbone that is driving mobile economy in Africa.
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.
Standard Chartered Bank is bringing its newest mobile and online banking platform to 1 million clients across 8 African markets, the most extensive digital rollout of its kind in Africa by an international bank.
Over the last year, MTN has made remarkable progress in its growth strategy, delivering value to its customers and enabling them to enjoy the benefits of utilising affordable smartphone devices.
WorkAfro Announces the next generation outsourcing platform with new unique features, setting its self apart from other freelance industries by introducing CurateSmart, TrustWorthy and private project posting.
Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growth in uncertain global economic environment
After more than a decade of urbanisation, Africa is poised for a digital revolution. Increasingly, organisations are using technology to challenge business models and disrupt competitors in markets.
MTN Cameroon, leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon announces the launch of its “MTN Young Graduate Programme’’ which targets young, brilliant and ambitious University and Higher Professional School graduates with strong potential, and who are highly motivated to work in Cameroon and contribute to the sustainable development of the country.
MTN Group today announced the appointment of Babak Fouladi as Group Executive: Technology and Information Systems.
Huawei has advised business owners in NIgeria to invest in cloud technology for business sustainability and continuity. The technology company also encouraged businesses to adopt hardware innovation, software re-architecture, and data intelligence, in order to boost future businesses.
The 10 winners of the inaugural West Africa Mobile Awards, the first truly West African technology awards to recognise the region’s best mobile and tech companies, were announced at a recently held awards party in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ericsson announces the appointment of Jean-Claude Geha as Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Region effective from 1 July 2016. Jean-Claude replaces Fredrik Jejdling who will take up a new role in the new organisation.
Techne Summit, the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, will launch this year once again in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt from 7th to 8thMay 2016.
Tarmin Inc., a global pioneer of Data Defined Storage solutions, announced on Tuesday that it has launched Itakane ICT as a channel partner for the distribution of Tarmin GridBank Solutions.
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.
By 2025, jobs which were common place in 2015 will no longer exist. Students graduating in 2016 will have obsolete qualifications for which there will no longer be a profession by 2025.
Etisalat Nigeria has announced the appointment of Adeolu Dairo as Director, Consumer Segment, Elvis Ogiemwanye as Director, Brand & Experience and Eric Uwaoma as Director, Enterprise Segment.