Tuluntulu partners with Rhodes Business School and Nedbank to launch economic empowerment TV channel
Tuluntulu, an African mobile content platform, has teamed up with Rhodes Business School and Nedbank to launch a new 24/7 economic empowerment TV channel on the Tuluntulu app.
Bill Gates has announced a $15 million investment to help digitize Tanzania's health information systems and improve health data in the country.
Barclays Africa Group to collaborate with nine fintech companies to test potential for scaling tech based solutions
Barclays Africa Group, one of Africa’s largest financial services group with close to 12 million customers, will collaborate with nine financial technology companies to rapidly explore promising new technology-based solutions.
Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has announced the acquisition of Virtual Card Services (VCS) South Africa.
MTN Ghana has made payments of over GH₵ 25 million in interest to about 7.8 million Mobile Money customers for the first half of 2017.
Vodacom Business has launched Virtual CIO, a service that provides a suite of IT support to SMMEs. The service offers monitoring, telephonic and onsite IT support to businesses which do not require full-time resources.
The 12 banks involved in the $1.2 billion 9Mobile loan are setting aside a large part of the debt from their books ahead of the December 31 end-date for the fiscal year.
A growing number of smallholder farmers in Kenya and Uganda continue to boost household incomes, improve nutrition and ease pressure on forests, thanks to interactive radio programmes.
Telkom Kenya has added two independent members to its board in the latest restructuring move
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In just two years, Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda Angola, has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP.
Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world.
South African mobile commerce company Blue Labe Telecoms now owns 45 per cent stake in mobile operator Cell C following a successful implementation of Cell’s C recapitalization.
SAP Africa has announced the appointment of Goutam Dev as its new Head of Education for Africa. The newly appointed executive has been with the enterprise services company since 2005.
Whether one has totally embraced South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act or not, there is no denying it has altered the scope of data protection, management and governance in South Africa.
Axel Peyriere is co-founder of the number one car classifieds websites in Africa, the AfricarGroup, which covers 22 countries and translated into 10 local dialects of the continent. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Skye Bank, one of Nigeria's largest retail banks, over the weekend unveiled a new digital banking solution called Skyexperience.
The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has disclosed to Citi Business News it has advanced processes of meeting the November deadline for mobile money interoperability.
Digital Agency Creative Spark has announced the appointment of new Managing Director, Tanja Lategan, who will steer the digital agency through its next phase of growth and ramp up the company's integrated marketing offering.
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit and the National Bank of Kenya have launched a major partnership to enable Kenyans living abroad to make instant transfers home.
Nokia Networks in Egypt has revealed the company is working to provide the development and construction of mobile networks and infrastructure to Vodafone, Etisalat, Orange, and Telecom Egypt.
Helios Towers Tanzania Ltd, a subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa Ltd, has reached an agreement with Zanzibar Telecom PLC, Zantel, for the acquisition of all unique sites of their mainland tower portfolio.
TerraPay, the world's first mobile payments switch has successfully obtained an approval from Bank of Uganda to facilitate International money transfers to mobile wallets in the country.
Angola Cables has taken a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola.
Artel, LLC says it is building the highest availability and lowest packet loss network in Africa.
Tanzania Women of Achievement launches mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa
Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) has launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa.
Africar Group has recently developed its networks in Africa and now operates in 22 countries through its car classifieds websites.
Vodacom has successfully acquired a 35% stake in Kenya’s Safaricom from its parent firm Vodafone Group for ZAR35 billion ($2.6 billion).
Angola Cables today took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America.
The MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation created in Cameroon, announces the launching of a campaign to treat obstetrical fistula in the Greater North of Cameroon.
Innovation in sophisticated South African fintech payments landscape - Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode
In 2016 $5.5bn of venture capital investment went into payments startups. This represented 22% of global fintech investment activity. In South Africa, payments still dominate the fintech landscape.
The governments of India and Nigeria are set to forge closer cooperation in a determined effort to accelerate growth in Information and Communications Technology with a view to boost both countries’ economies.
African internet platform, Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings has recently reached the milestone of over USD 15m (approx. ZAR 200m) channeled into African consumer-focused technology companies since inception in 2014.
Brenda Achere is Engagement Manager for Africa at MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital health solution headquartered in The Netherlands.
Equity Bank has started closing some of its automated teller machines (ATMs) as the lender shifts customers to alternative channels such as agency and mobile banking in a fresh cost-cutting strategy.
Ghana’s leading Telecommunications Service Provider MTN, currently has over 6.2 million active users on its Mobile Money platform and over 75, 000 active agents nationwide.
The Commonwealth is helping Cameroon explore ways to increase the benefits of e-commerce and digital trade as a tool for achieving its national development plan.
It’s taken hyperscale computing a decade to steadily claim significant cloud infrastructure service market share. Initially focused on major international markets, Africa has not been a priority until recently, when large players started turning their attention to Africa.
Sapiens International Corporation, a global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry with a growing presence in the financial services sector says ihas significantly increased its investment in the South African market.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Online Education - Linking up Africa with some of the best colleges in the world
Bill Gates wrote in his 2015 letter to his foundation that soon, world class education will just be several computer taps away, regardless of where anyone lives.
Belfrics Global, a Malaysia based bitcoin technology provider has launched its Bitcoin Exchange in Kenya to allow traders and Bitcoin users to trade at a much lower cost.
The Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa of Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the African Development Bank celebrated the completion of the first life cycle of the Nigeria Technical Co-operation Fund in a ceremony in Abuja on 1 August.
Ethiopia’s largest financial service provider, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia is expanding its ATM network with the addition of 200 new NCR SelfServ ATMs
Vodacom has outlined accelerated plans to expand network coverage for people who live in deep rural areas of South Africa.
EcoSlips is launching a new disruptive service to forever get rid of paper-based transaction slips. Retailers are now able to link their point-of-sale systems to EcoSlips and send transaction slips digitally from any pay point to consumer cell phones.
Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has adopted the innovative global addressing system what3words becoming the seventh country globally and third in Africa.
Taxify, a ride sharing company in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing, the world's leading mobile transportation platform.
Rentorr is a dynamic online platform that brings together property owners, real estate players, vendors, people who want to rent a home, in one space. It offers solutions that completely align with the realities of the 21st century.
[South Africa] AXS Systems makes residential estate, office park management easier with integrated online platform
AXS Systems recognizes the challenges faced by South African residential estates and office parks who struggle to manage various aspects of their communications and resident interactions.
Kenya’s integrated telecommunications services provider Safaricom has announced the release of a feature-rich M-PESA Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) portal to businesses in the country.
Cable and mobile services provider Millicom has announced that it has exercised its right to terminate its agreement to sell its Tigo operations in Senegal to Wari Group
Beginning this month, customers of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) can pay their water bills on all telecommunications network, as the company continues its bid to phase out paper bills and drive the electronic payment system.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp targets African banks with new network platform to boost transaction volumes
Comtech Telecommunications Corp has announced that its industry-leading Heights Networking Platform has been chosen to expand services for two leading international banking organizations throughout the African continent.
Google has announced that initial grants of $2.5m will be given to the nonprofit arms of African startups Gidi Mobile and Siyavula, both of which provide free access to learning for 400,000 low-income students in Nigeria and South Africa.
Tigo Tanzania customers are now set to continue enjoying high-tech services following the announcement of a massive drive by the telecom operator to further modernize its network infrastructure.
Since repatriating to Ghana, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Paul Owusu partnered with tech entrepreneur Kojo Sarpong to form LOGIQUE, tech accelerator and parent company to tech products Stack, SmartLobby and Coast.
With the support of a UK firm, entertainment and gaming company Western Lotto Nigeria Limited entered the Nigerian market July 10 with five international lottery games and pledged to change the landscape of gaming in the country.
Senegalese based digital solutions company Wari has joined the US‑Africa Business Center initiated by the US Chamber Of Commerce. Wari's CEO and founder, Kabirou Mbodje, will also sit on the Center's Board of Directors.
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Nihmal Marrie as Chief Digital Officer of the company.
As the digitisation of the customer experience is becoming a leading priority for most industries, Sybrin is hard at work enhancing their digital business platforms.
Union Bank unveiled a plethora of digital banking solutions at an interactive media event on Wednesday 26th July, 2017 at the Heritage Place, Ikoyi, Lagos.
DH2i, the leading provider of Microsoft Windows Server applications management, has entered into a strategic reseller agreement with one of Nigeria's premier IT services and solutions firms, IGWET Consulting.
Software development company SAP SE has announced an interim management team for SAP Africa after four management team members were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of misconduct.
Vizocom has unveiled its new IP Easy Satellite Broadband Service. The new satellite broadband platform is designed to provide high-speed Internet access to small and medium-sized enterprises as well as residential and home office users in Africa.
United Bank for Africa (UBA) has announced the rollout of two Mastercard electronic payment solutions in order to deliver cashless solutions to all Kenyan’s.
Damian Avar is a medical doctor, social entrepreneur and health business consultant. He founded DoctorsHub Nigeria, a digital-based, simplfied platform to access medical consultation for Nigerians.
Unicorn Microsystem Limited, a Ghana based IT start up has since its inception three years ago been on an overdrive to tap into the growing IT needs of a burgeoning SME clientele.
The cloud and security solutions provider, F5 Networks last week announced the availability of new, multi-cloud-ready application services for the South African market.
Sapients International Corporation, a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector, has announced that it intends to leverage Microsoft's two new data centers for its cloud-based services in South Africa.
FBC Insurance has chosen to support the growth of its Zimbabwean general insurance business in line with its strategic objectives using SSP’s digital insurance platform, SSP Pure Insurance.
Total and Worldline partner with African Fintech InTouch to support deployment of Guichet Unique solutions in eight African countries
Total and Worldline have signed binding technological, commercial and financing agreements with African fintech InTouch.
GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company has announced a skill development partnership programme involving its GE Lagos Garage.
Africa’s diversity encompasses more than its landscape, it includes the political, economic, social, technological and environmental outlook, with each country and region having its own set of unique challenges and advantages.
Burhani Engineers Limited has signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government to provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county.
Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, has launched Event Tickets inside Discover with partner, Ariiyatickets.
Vodacom and Celcom have thrown their weight behind the fight against anti-rhino poaching operations by introducing an innovative security measure for the Addo Elephant National Park.
P Live in partnership with Facebook will live-stream the Kenyan Presidential Debate that is scheduled to hold on Monday, 24th of July at 5.30pm.
[South Africa] CKR Consulting Engineers partners with Silversoft to implement Deltek project information management
Deltek has announced that CKR Consulting Engineers is partnering with Silversoft to implement Deltek Project Information Management, the industry's leading enterprise information management system.
Oracle South Africa has announced the appointment of Niral Patel as Managing Director and Technology Leader.
United Bank for Africa (UBA) has announced the rollout of the Debit Mastercard card in Gabon to financially support its citizens.
Kenya's flag carrier, Kenya Airways, is broadening its revenue streams, having implemented the latest group booking technology from Sabre Corporation.
Chika Uzor is the brains behind a Nigeria based entity keen on addressing the problems faced by women of colour face in makeup, beauty and wellness.
Centenary Bank and Mastercard have announced their multipronged approach to digitizing Uganda’s economy in support of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy.
[Kenya] M-Shule receives cash investment from Engineers without Borders Canada to scale education by SMS
Engineers Without Borders Canada has announced its investment in M-Shule, a Kenyan-based EdTech company using SMS to deploy tailored education content for children in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Lola Ekugo runs an online business that connects travelers and people in Nigeria who want to buy items abroad or transport documents from abroad.
Furnishing one's CV with a list of qualifications is essential to getting ahead in many sectors of the economy. This holds true throughout the world, including in Africa.
While some sceptics may have misgivings about the technology, fuelled by isolated incidents involving alleged underhanded dealings, the fact is that cryptocurrency and blockchain has disrupted financial services and will be around for a lot longer.
[South Africa] Entersekt appoints Pattison Mutambiranwa senior Vice President for Middle East and Africa
Stellenbosch-headquartered fintech company Entersekt has appointed ICT industry veteran Pattison Mutambiranwa as senior vice president Middle East and Africa.
Afreximbank, Kings College Hospital enter agreement with Health Ministry for Healthcare Centre of Excellence in Nigeria
The African Export-Import Bank, Kings College Hospital, London, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health have entered into an MOU to collaborate in developing a centre of excellence for healthcare in Nigeria.
SAP Skills for Africa launches East African chapter with participation from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia
SAP Skills for Africa has launched its first-ever East African programme at an event held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Vodacom minority shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in support of the proposed acquisition by Vodacom Group of an effective 35% stake in Safaricom Kenya.
United Bank for Africa (UBA) has announced the rollout of the Debit Mastercard card in Uganda to financially support its citizens.
CloudMargin and Strate Collateral Management introduce automation to South African OTC Derivatives Contributors
South African market participants can now enjoy unprecedented automation and straight-through processing by leveraging newly available, integrated cloud-based technology
The embattled Etisalat Nigeria on Thursday rallied to move away from the shadows of its troubles by taking a new brand name.
Siemens has announced the purchase of Crabtree Electrical Accessories in South Africa and its associated Lesotho business from Powertech Industries Limited.
Syrex, provider of virtualised and hybrid network infrastructures and solutions, has partnered with Redstor, market leader in data management and security solutions, to provide clients with a powerful cloud backup and security solution.
Global leader in spatial analytics, has announced the release of significant enhancements to the World Geocoding service for the company's ArcGIS platform.
Small is beautiful, small is powerful”. This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba.
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than half of all mobile money deployments worldwide and is pioneering a range of new mobile money use cases, according to new GSMA data.
Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to build hyperscale datacentres in Cape Town and Johannesburg to deliver a range of cloud services is set to give a massive boost to enterprise adoption of infrastructure-as-a-service.