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[Nigeria] FirstBank Re-elected to the Board of Advisors of PCI SSC: Remains the only African Bank on the Board
29-05-2017 | 10:57:06
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has been re-elected into the Board of Advisors of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) for the third consecutive time.
Citrix expands operations to East and West Africa
26-05-2017 | 14:20:00
IT solutions company Citrix has announced that it is growing its foothold in Africa through an expansion in distribution operations, and that its channel in East and West Africa will now be managed and supported by Citrix South Africa.
[Nigeria] Kaspersky Lab in online private security drive with new solution for PCs and Macs
26-05-2017 | 08:38:16
Kaspersky Lab has introduced Secure Connection in Nigeria, a solution for encrypting traffic on Windows and Mac computers
Bet Lion gaming set for East African launch in August
26-05-2017 | 08:34:57
Victor Chandler is back. After a 3-year hiatus, his first foray is set to be as part of a new sports betting and gaming company to be called Bet Lion, focusing on East Africa and launching in August.
Rakesh Parbhoo appointed CEO of Westcon Comstor Southern Africa
26-05-2017 | 02:15:00
Rakesh Parbhoo has been appointed the CEO of Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking, Cloud and Data Centre.
[Tunisia] 4G Network expansion and fiber optic infrastructure development to drive telecom growth
25-05-2017 | 16:40:00
A new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Tunisia today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2021.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches digital school management solution to improve education
25-05-2017 | 13:40:16
In April, Vodacom announced that it had been awarded the contract to supply a School Management Solution to the Eastern Cape Department of Education to help with the administration of schools in the province.
Mobile remittances from UAE to Kenya up 14% in last two years
25-05-2017 | 10:55:16
Xpress Money, a global money transfer brand, has seen a 14 per cent increase in remittances from the UAE that culminate onto mobile wallets in Kenya in the last two years.
[Nigeria] GTBank and Total collaborate to provide cash-out service in Total service stations
25-05-2017 | 10:20:40
Total customers can now make cash withdrawals in select Total Service Stations without an Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
Safaricom invests $2 million in Kenya’s first telecommunications lab
25-05-2017 | 06:19:00
Safaricom has announced that it has invested approximately $2 million in a first of its kind telecommunication lab in Kenya.
Shared Services Practitioners to meet in Kenya this June
24-05-2017 | 16:40:00
As more and more African companies start to embrace the concept of shared services, heads of Finance, Human Resources, ICT and more gather in Nairobi to learn best practices for implementation.
Standard Chartered Bank to join Thomson Reuters KYC Managed Service for Africa
24-05-2017 | 12:58:10
Standard Chartered Bank has announced its intent to join Thomson Reuters Org ID regional managed service solution for Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence in South Africa.
Global IP selects Hughes to bring high performance broadband to Sub Saharan Africa
24-05-2017 | 12:51:01
Hughes Network Systems, LLCthe global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services has announced that its JUPITER System has been selected to bring high-performance connectivity throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa.
Globetom’s Electronic Distribution Platform reaches Nigeria
24-05-2017 | 11:00:00
Globetom’s has announced that their cloud service for electronic distribution and payment solution management is making a market entry into Nigeria.
[Ghana] Mobile money interoperability to take off in November
24-05-2017 | 09:45:00
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed that Government is working to meet its November 2017 timeline for the implementation of mobile money interoperability.
MTN, Qualcomm and Huawei launch platform to address spectrum shortage in Africa
24-05-2017 | 08:28:18
MTN South Africa, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies have completed Africa's first commercial platform that addressees challenges of spectrum shortage.
Going cashless in Cameroon made easy with launch of the UBA Debit Mastercard
23-05-2017 | 13:08:30
United Bank for Africa (UBA) has announced the roll out of the Debit MasterCard card in Cameroon in support of financially empowering all citizens.
[South Africa] FactSet expands Africa operations, opens office in Johannesburg
23-05-2017 | 13:00:00
FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information has opened a new office in Johannesburg as it seeks to grow presence in Africa
Safaricom opens regional hub for Eastern Africa
23-05-2017 | 12:54:58
Safaricom has opened its 45th shop in Kitengela town and unveiled its Nairobi East Regional Office as part of its ongoing strategy to increase customer touch points.
[Column] Sthe Shabangu: Africa's future hangs in the balance - we dare not fail
23-05-2017 | 12:22:17
Africa is standing before a small window of opportunity to grow future-ready leaders equipped to take on a new era of industry.
[South Africa] InfiNet Wireless on track to creating future-proofed wireless ecosystems
23-05-2017 | 12:10:00
Until recently, the wireless sector of the telecoms market prioritised the performance increase in base stations and subscriber terminals.
Seclore expands role of channel director to include key Africa regions
23-05-2017 | 11:49:00
Seclore Technologies has announced the expansion of the role of regional channel Ddirector to enhance its Go-to-Market Strategy.
Zeno Ventures backs Tizeti to bring unlimited Wifi to Africa
23-05-2017 | 11:38:31
Venture capital firm, Zeno Ventures, has closed an investment in Tizeti Inc., a Menlo Park, CA and Lagos, Nigeria based startup that participated in the latest batch of Y Combinator.
[Nigeria] 10 banks rake in N138bn from alerts, e-services in one year
23-05-2017 | 11:21:00
Leading banks in Nigeria have reported a significant rise in income from fees they charge customers for use of their various electronic banking services.
MainOne advocates need for greater investments to drive data explosion in Africa
22-05-2017 | 12:09:00
Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion.
Microsoft to deliver cloud to data centers across Africa in digital transformation drive
19-05-2017 | 16:39:09
Microsoft has revealed plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from datacentres located in Africa.
Orange expands foothold in Africa with new Liberia brand
19-05-2017 | 12:47:00
Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the launch of its brand in Liberia. Cellcom Liberia now becomes Orange Liberia.
[Column] Magnus Nmonwu: Nigerian CIOs must focus on the needs of the connected consumer
19-05-2017 | 09:36:00
The IDC CIO Summit, currently underway in Lagos, is focusing on how the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies will unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise by delivering better employee and customer experiences.
General Electric opens new offices in Ethiopia
19-05-2017 | 09:33:09
General Electric, the world’s leading digital industrial company consolidated its footprint in Africa with the official opening of GE Ethiopia new offices in Addis Ababa.
[Kenya] Social media propels Khaligraph to international stardom
19-05-2017 | 08:45:00
CNN’s ‘African Voices’, programme interviews Kenya’s rapper Khaligraph accompanying him to learn more about his influences, which include a mixture of western rap and his Kenyan upbringing.
Standard Chartered’s video banking service goes live in Kenya
18-05-2017 | 10:50:00
Standard Chartered Bank has unveiled Video and Chat Banking service in Kenya following the successful roll-out of the service in Asia. The service allows clients to connect with banking agents via a secure video connection – or through chat or audio channels. Following the launch, the service is now available to more than five million clients across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Vodacom launches first NarrowBand IoT network in Africa
18-05-2017 | 10:45:00
Vodacom, in partnership with Huawei, have successfully completed the launch of Africa’s first live NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) site which is fully compliant with the standardised 3rd Generation Partnership Project(3GPP) NB-IoT specifications.
IFC, Google, Convergence Partners, Mitsui Invest in CSquared to Improve broadband in Africa
18-05-2017 | 07:49:17
International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, Google Inc., Convergence Partners, and Mitsui & Co. have agreed to invest up to $100 million in CSquared, a partnership focused on deploying wholesale, carrier-neutral, open-access fiber optic networks across Sub-Saharan Africa.
[Ghana] GE and Ministry of Health in partnership to give Greater Accra Ridge Regional Hospital facelift
18-05-2017 | 07:34:07
GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company has partnered with the Ghana Ministry of Health and Bouygues Batimat International with the support of the US Government to overhaul the Greater Accra Ridge Regional Hospital in the Ridge District of Accra, Ghana.
Truecaller introduces Ad platform for brands in Africa
17-05-2017 | 16:30:32
Truecaller, one of the leading communication platforms in the world, has announced that it will start rolling out its ads platform in Africa, Truecaller Ads. Brands will now be able to utilize the Truecaller app to reach more than 40 million users in Africa.
[Tanzania] Aotea Global Services announces start of US operations
17-05-2017 | 16:26:21
Aotea Global Services that has predominantly been in East Africa has announced it is expanding its operations into the US. The company provides clients with a unique value proposition: High quality, low-priced IT resources who work only for them and become an offshore extension of their in-house staff.
Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge across Africa
17-05-2017 | 10:33:56
Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.
[South Africa] Discovery Health bets on FICO suite to process up to 100,000 transactions daily
16-05-2017 | 13:26:04
Silicon Valley analytics software company FICO has announced that Discovery Health in South Africa is using the FICO® Decision Management Suite to process as many as 100,000 transactions a day.
The Djibouti Data Center and Hurricane Electric expand internet connectivity in Africa
16-05-2017 | 09:20:00
Hurricane Electric has strengthened its global network with new regional network connectivity in Africa by establishing a new point of presence at the Djibouti Data Center (DDC), bolstering its ongoing commitment to the economic development of the region through the provision of improved IP connectivity and global network access.
[Kenya] Vodafone transfers a 35 per cent interest in Safaricom to Vodacom
15-05-2017 | 13:58:00
Safaricom Limited has noted the announcement by Vodafone Group Plc regarding the proposed transfer by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vodafone International Holdings B.V., of part of its indirect interest in Safaricom to Vodacom Group Limited, its sub-Saharan African subsidiary.
[Nigeria] Lagos state government partners with MainOne on free WiFi project
15-05-2017 | 13:54:56
The Lagos State Government has launched a free public Wi-Fi project at parks and gardens in Lagos in partnership with MainOne.
Opera announces Victor Moses as brand ambassador in Africa
15-05-2017 | 10:28:00
Opera is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini , the most popular browser in Africa.
Niger and the ECA in partnership to promote the use of ICTs in West Africa
15-05-2017 | 10:07:53
The Economic Commission for Africa’s Sub-Regional Office for West Africa and the National Assembly of Niger have established a partnership framework to organize a Forum on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region.
Sabre celebrates ten years of growth in Nigeria
11-05-2017 | 17:11:20
Global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation, is celebrating ten years of success in Nigeria and the continued growth of the local travel industry.
Opera invests $100 million to grow African digital economy
11-05-2017 | 13:57:37
Opera, the developer of the most popular mobile browser in Africa, has announced its plan to invest $100 million over the next two years to facilitate the growth of African digital economy. The company will use the investment to speed up internet adoption in Africa and strengthen the internet ecosystem with local partners.
[South Africa] FibreCo’s Open Access Hosting Facilities Boosts Connectivity for WACS
11-05-2017 | 11:29:28
As Internet connectivity needs continue to grow exponentially, the move towards cloud-based services and big data requirements increases.
[South Africa] KPMG launches Tax App for learnerships
11-05-2017 | 10:46:00
KPMG in South Africa has launched a Learnership Incentive Tax Tool (LITT), an app that provides an additional tax deduction for registered learnerships.
Official launch in Swaziland of ADEA mobile application for capturing teacher and learner attendance
11-05-2017 | 10:34:00
Through its Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (ADEA-WGEMPS) and in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Training in Swaziland, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) launched the Smart School System (3S).
[Uganda] BringCom Incorporated set to acquire Datanet
11-05-2017 | 10:00:34
BringCom Incorporated, a leading provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, announced that it has reached a tentative agreement to acquire Datanet.Com, LLC.
SAP launches rural sourcing management solution to support East African farmers
11-05-2017 | 09:49:38
SAP has announced the launch of its SAP Rural Sourcing Management solution connecting smallholder farmers and suppliers in rural areas with the supply chain of global agribusinesses and consumer products companies.
Fortumo expands African coverage, launches in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania
10-05-2017 | 16:41:00
The mobile payments company Fortumo has announced that it has expanded its carrier billing services to 3 new African markets. More than 79 million mobile phone owners in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania can now make payments for digital services.
IFPI and Africa Regional Intellectual Property sign agreement to enhance rights of African artists
10-05-2017 | 13:38:50
IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), have signed a landmark agreement that will enhance the rights of African artists and their music.
[Tanzania] Terrapay money transfer service goes live
09-05-2017 | 10:10:59
Terrapay, an international payment company has launched an international money transfer service in Tanzania. The company received approval from the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) to send cross-border remittances to mobile wallets in Tanzania.
[Nigeria] CcHub Launches ‘Diaspora Challenge’ in London
09-05-2017 | 09:08:15
Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), the leading social innovation centre in Nigeria, has launched the ‘CcHub Diaspora Challenge’, an international project that will engage entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists from African communities in the UK and source scalable business solutions to social challenges in Africa.
Government of Rwanda and Mastercard partner to promote its move to a cashless economy
08-05-2017 | 10:14:23
The Government of Rwanda and Mastercard have reaffirmed their shared commitment to the development of strong digital platforms to meet the needs of the country's citizens and work towards Rwanda's goal of promoting a cashless society.
Samsung S8 and S8+ released in Nigeria
08-05-2017 | 09:58:00
The all new Galaxy S8 and S8+, has been launched into the Nigerian market by Samsung Electronics. The Nigerian launch event recently took place at the Renaissance Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
[Kenya] Adil Youssefi appointed Liquid Telecom CEO
05-05-2017 | 15:18:00
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced the appointment of Adil Youssefi as its new Chief Executive.
[Kenya] The Helix Institute launches new set of courses on digital finance in emerging markets
05-05-2017 | 12:59:05
The Helix Institute of Digital Finance has launched new courses in addition to its flagship offering the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA).
[South Africa] NAPAfrica celebrates five years as Africa’s largest IXP
04-05-2017 | 13:48:00
Established in 2012 as Africa’s first neutral Internet eXchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica has grown 7-fold to become not only the largest in Africa, but one of the top three IXP’s in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the regional internet traffic hub for sub-Saharan Africa.
Partnership between SAP SE and German Government Boosts Digital Skills Development in Developing Countries
04-05-2017 | 11:14:28
By the end of 2016 SAP SE and Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) signed a historic agreement to strengthen tech entrepreneurship in developing countries under the BMZ's Make-IT initiative.
[Nigeria] UBA introduces mobile payments with *919# Magic Banking
04-05-2017 | 10:59:00
African financial institution, United Bank for Africa, has introduced a full-fledged banking platform, tagged UBA Magic Banking and enabled by dialling *919# within Nigeria.
Kirusa, Vodacom launch InstaVoice in Lesotho
04-05-2017 | 10:26:00
Kirusa, a telecom and social media solutions provider has partnered with Vodacom Lesotho for the launch of InstaVoice Channels.
[South Africa] 2U, Inc. to Acquire GetSmarter
04-05-2017 | 07:00:00
2U, Inc., a leader in partnering with colleges and universities to deliver the world's best digital education, has announced, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire GetSmarter a leader in collaborating with universities to offer premium online short courses to working professionals.
[Egypt] Bee partnership with Mastercard expands mobile wallet payments options
03-05-2017 | 14:05:00
Mobile wallets just became even more useful with the announcement that Mastercard, the leading company in payments technology, is adding Bee, the smart payment solutions provider, as a key player to its interoperable mobile ecosystem.
Kenyan President gives vote of confidence for the Huduma Card in driving financial inclusion
03-05-2017 | 10:56:54
The Kenyan Government has provided a vote of confidence in the implementation of the Huduma Card in the country, and its role in driving financial inclusion.
Paga, NIPOST partner for financial inclusion in Nigeria
03-05-2017 | 09:58:00
In order to try and achieve their shared goal of a Nigeria which offers financial inclusion for all, Paga and the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) recently announced a partnership which is aimed at doing just that.
TerraPay launches cross border money transfer services in Tanzania
02-05-2017 | 15:09:00
TerraPay, a mobile-first international payment network has announced that it has successfully obtained regulatory approval from the Bank of Tanzania to launch International Money transfer services to mobile wallets in Tanzania.
[Nigeria] Stakeholders seek regulatory review to boost mobile money
02-05-2017 | 11:54:00
Stakeholders in the mobile money ecosystem have called for a review of the prevailing mobile money regulatory framework, so that the country can achieve the target growth rate in the system.
[Ghana] Tigo and Kwesé TV partner to provide entertainment content on mobile
02-05-2017 | 10:12:52
Tigo, one of Ghana’s leading telecom companies, has partnered with Econet Media’s Kwesé TV, Africa's newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver best-in-class live sports and entertainment to Ghanaian consumers on mobile.
[Cameroon] MTN Business broadens its range of products and services with Office 365 by Microsoft
01-05-2017 | 09:22:00
MTN, telecommunications leader in Cameroon and Microsoft, announce the commercialisation of Office 365 services for enterprises through MTN Business, MTN’s entity dedicated to companies.
FAO launches real time satellite data to track water productivity in agriculture
27-04-2017 | 14:33:22
Measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce African countries, is going high-tech with the help of a new tool developed by FAO.
[Algeria] NXP delivers electronic driver licenses and vehicle registration smart cards to tame fraud
27-04-2017 | 14:26:35
NXP Semiconductors N.V has announced that its partner HB Technologies, the leader in Algeria for secure solutions based on smartcard designs, chose NXP’s SmartMX2 microcontroller for the country’s new secure electronic driver license and vehicle registration smartcards.
[South Africa] VAST Networks makes Wi-Fi available to Gauteng township residents
27-04-2017 | 10:10:39
VAST Networks, a leading open access Wi-Fi provider, is set to give 1.5 million Gauteng township residents an affordable alternative to access the Internet.
FAMOCO announces partnership with Orange Cameroon to improve the efficiency of their distribution network
27-04-2017 | 09:33:00
FAMOCO, the leader in secure professional Android devices, announces a major commercial partnership with Orange Cameroon,a strategic choice by Orange to increase the efficiency of its distribution network (reduce fraud, theft and loss of data) and to meet compliance needs.
[Nigeria] MainOne launches data center project in Ogun State
26-04-2017 | 13:16:19
West Africa's leading connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne has pledged its commitment to boost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Ogun State with a data center project in Sagamu.
Datacentre investment leaders highlight Africa investment opportunities
26-04-2017 | 13:05:09
Large scale datacentre investment opportunities are increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa as key commercial hubs benefit from the critical combination of high quality international backbone infrastructure (subsea cable) connectivity and mushrooming local demand for data, say investment leaders.
Mastercard and McDonald’s announce cashless payment options in Egypt
26-04-2017 | 08:59:54
Mastercard and McDonald’s have entered into a strategic collaboration that will bring simpler and faster payment options to all McDonald’s customers when buying their favorite meal in store, at the drive thru or when ordering it online.
Liquid Telecom and Intelsat team to expand high performance broadband services in Africa
25-04-2017 | 16:05:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, and Intelsat S.A, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, have announced a new agreement that will introduce high performance Intelsat EpicNG satellite services into the Liquid Telecom network.
Kaspersky Lab introduces new partner program in Africa to drive business growth for managed security services providers
25-04-2017 | 11:14:37
Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner program in Africa, aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio.
[South Africa] Synthesis becomes AWS Partner Network Advanced Consulting Partner
25-04-2017 | 11:03:00
Synthesis Software Technologies, today announced that it has achieved Advanced status as an AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partner.
Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE
25-04-2017 | 07:55:00
Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria.
MainOne, Nigerian Internet Exchange partner to improve transit traffic
25-04-2017 | 07:44:00
The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), has partnered with Maindata Nigeria (MDXi), a MainOne subsidiary, to improve national transit traffic by hosting a Point of Presence in the Maindata facility.
Smart e-commerce, KOKO Networks, platform launches in Nairobi
25-04-2017 | 07:24:00
KOKO Networks, a tech platform that connects suppliers, retailers and consumers has launched their technology in Nairobi.
Innovate Ventures Re-Runs Successful Tech Accelerator for Somali Startups
25-04-2017 | 07:17:49
Innovate Ventures is running for a second year their highly successful tech start-up accelerator – The Innovate Accelerator.
Angola Cables announces start of cable loading for Atlantic System project
24-04-2017 | 13:33:24
Taking a step closer to completing a valuable new route for the global telecommunications sector, Angola Cables has announced the completion of the marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS),
MTN South Africa and Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa
24-04-2017 | 11:03:24
MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa. LTE LAA is an evolution of the LTE-Unlicensed mobile technology, which enables LTE to utilise unlicensed spectrum to significantly enhance network capacity.
Oserian Flowers signs its employees to mobile health insurance
24-04-2017 | 09:13:53
Kenya's leading grower and exporter of cut flowers, Oserian Development Company, has signed its workers to a mobile health insurance scheme becoming the first flower firm globally and large employer in the agricultural sector in Kenya to embrace e-health.
[Egypt] Vodafone in a multi-million-dollar partnership with Procera Networks to enhance broadband subscriber experience
24-04-2017 | 09:08:03
Procera Networks has unveiled a multi-year, multi-million-dollar partnership with Vodafone Egypt to enhance the subscriber experience for its fixed and mobile subscribers.
[Kenya] Safaricom and Kwesé TV announce video distribution partnership
24-04-2017 | 09:01:00
Telecommunication Safaricom has signed a distribution agreement with Econet Media’s Kwesé TV, Africa's newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver premium video content to Kenyan consumers.
GTP and Mastercard partner to unveil prepaid solutions across Africa in cashless continent drive
24-04-2017 | 08:53:08
Mastercard and prepaid processing and payments solutions provider Global Technology Partners (GTP) signed a partnership agreement that will result in the latest prepaid solutions being made available across Africa to government institutions, financial services and corporate sector and consumers.
African developers celebrated at Facebook’s annual F8 conference
21-04-2017 | 10:48:48
Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April.
World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs
21-04-2017 | 10:18:57
The World Bank Group launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Vodafone Egypt launches new app for blind and visually impaired customers
19-04-2017 | 13:58:00
Vodafone Egypt launched a new mobile application for blind and visually impaired users called “E3rafli” (an Arabic word for “Find out for me") to help them recognize basic things and services through their mobile phones.
[Nigeria] Globacom prescribes recipes for SMEs’ growth
18-04-2017 | 12:00:00
Nigeria’s fully integrated telecommunications company, Globacom wants small businesses to adopt integrated and flexible communications plan in order to improve their efficiency, cut cost and expand their bottom lines.
Tanzania sees 47% of GDP growth through Mobile Money Revolution
18-04-2017 | 11:03:58
When Vodacom introduced the mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa, in 2008 financial inclusion in the country was below 16 per cent.
Telkom Kenya to replace Orange Money service with new platform
18-04-2017 | 09:53:00
Telkom Kenya plans to replace its mobile money platform Orange Money amidst its continued underperformance in the market.
MTN Ghana to Continue Payment of Interest on Mobile Money Deposits
18-04-2017 | 09:32:21
Ghana’s Leading Telecommunications Giant , MTN Ghana has relinquished power to its cherished mobile money customers to unsubscribe interest on their deposits.
[Nigeria] NCC Urges Subscribers to Take Advantage of 2442 Code
14-04-2017 | 11:19:00
As part of efforts to educate telecommunications consumers on their rights to quality telecoms services, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said subscribers could stop unsolicited text messages if they send "STOP" to "2442".
[Namibia] Paratus Telecom plans R150m network expansion over three years
14-04-2017 | 10:23:03
Paratus Telecom plans to deepen its existing fibre network in Namibia and has announced a R150m fibre network expansion programme to be rolled out over three years.
[Uganda] Electronic Single Window to cut 30 per cent cost for traders
13-04-2017 | 15:16:33
An additional 16 government agencies involved in clearing international trade documents will be linked to the Uganda Electronic Single Window (ESW) as phase two of the system commences.