Kenya’s Mobile Technology firm Tala, formerly Mkopo Rahisi, has raised over $30 million in a new round of funding for expansion into new markets.
Samsung Electronics has launched its new QLED Q9, Q8, and Q7 TV series with the belief that this latest range of TVs will create an entirely new era in home entertainment.
Unicaf University has announced that its programmes will be available on eLearnAfrica.com, thereby extending further the University’s reach throughout the continent.
GE Program Announces Graduation of First Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
Today, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Program will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
Listed telecommunication firm Safaricom has announced that it will be taking 63 university students under its 2017 technology internship program.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with The MasterCard Foundation today announced it signed an agreement to a value of $1 million with payments service provider Zoona to strengthen the reach and depth of its mobile banking services for low-income people, small-scale entrepreneurs and rural populations in Zambia.
Integrated accounting and payment systems company Sage has launched $1 million Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund which is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.
The most popular Forex trading platform in the market is MetaTrader 4 (MT4), a downloadable application that is easy to use and offers a multitude of features including automated trading through Expert Advisors (EAs)
Latest entrant into the financial sector, Commerz Savings and Loans, is embracing technology to reach and attract the unbanked population into the banking sector.
Tier 1 lender Kenya Commercial Bank has announced that is set to lay off a section of employees in what it attributes to technological changes and a dynamic regulatory regime.
M-learning is education that uses primarily mobile or electronic devices. M-learning is similar to home-schooling in the sense that you can learn anywhere.
Microsoft East Africa and pan-African data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom have announced a new partnership to develop the access and use of cloud services across the continent.
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced the launch of On Demand Delivery for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region.
Mastercard commits to empowering over 150,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Kenya within 2017 by giving them access to Masterpass QR. The mobile driven, Person-to-Merchant payment solution will be introduced through various financial institutions and other partners in the market from February onwards
Tanzania’s telecommunication company Vodacom is looking at growing retailers numbers in its mobile payment platform as it sets out to use its market influence to lead the charge towards a cashless society.
MainOne and Signal Alliance have announced a partnership to provide Microsoft O365 to corporate subscribers in Nigeria with the best in-country professional support.
With 3 million clients currently connected to its network, Nexttel is the third mobile operator in the country in terms of customer base, far behind MTN and Orange Cameroun
TerraPay has announced that it has partnered with MoneyTrans, as well as Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, to launch cross-border remittances from Spain to mobile wallets in Nigeria.
Saab’s South African subsidiary Saab Grintek Defence and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s Avionics Division have signed a contract to deliver transfer of technology between South Africa and India.
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit is consolidating its rapid expansion into Tanzania, supporting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad.
Following the launch of “Megamix” - the first ever Data bundle with Free Minutes and SMS, in October 2016, Tigo Tanzania launched another data and voice bundle combo.
Vivian Ngwodo is part of a new generation of women, particularly women of African descent, who are using technology to take ownership of the entrepreneurial landscape.
Telecoms specialist adviser Analysys Mason has completed its annual series of Connected Consumer surveys analysing mobile customer behaviour in Sub-Saharan Africa
Internet Solutions (IS), and Dublin-based Accuris Networks Limited, have partnered to introduce a seamless continent-wide Wi-Fi network to global carriers, multinational companies and local Internet Service Providers.
Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger
Facebook is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to create innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge.
Wananchi Group Kenya Limited has announced the appointment of Mr Thomas Hintze as its new Group Chief Executive Officer.
The management of Safaricom-backed taxi hailing app Little is set to launch a mobile-based Savings and Credit Co-operative Society (Sacco) for its drivers.
MTN Ghana has paid GH¢34million as interest to about eight million mobile subscribers and 58,000 agents in the first quarter of 2016.
Safaricom Spark Venture Fund has today announced its investment in FarmDrive, a data analytics startup that connects small-scale farmers to financial services.
The Cameroonian subsidiary of South African telecoms operator MTN has unveiled a service that will now allow customers access mini statements on mobile transactions as it seeks to improve customer convenience.
Infotech Limited is proud to announce that its acquisition deal with Urbanise, a provider of IoT (Internet of Things) and service delivery platform for buildings, is going ahead.
ShowMax has teamed up with Vodafone-backed South African mobile operator Vodacom to offer a low-cost OTT TV service available exclusively to Vodacom customers.
[Nigeria] MainOne gathers IT heavyweights for Nerds Unite, plans First in Nigeria Virtual Reality Demo
Provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses, MainOne, has concluded plans to host the third edition of its annual Nerds Unite IT conference, Nigeria’s biggest customer event for networking and data center professionals.
Telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei has announced plans to launch the GR5 2017 phone in the Kenyan market as it seeks into the growing interest of smartphones by a burgeoning middle class in the country.
GE Transport and Transnet, South African-based freight logistics chain have entered a digital partnership to seamlessly connect shippers and transport operators in streamlining pricing and capacity on the network, shipment planning, fuel costs savings and delivering goods to the market more effectively.
The launch of a new mobile banking application in Kenya by Pan Africa group Ecobank Transnational is its latest attempt at courting technology to grow its customer base from the current 10 million to 100 million in 2020.
Kenya’s taxman the Kenya Revenue Authority is replacing the tax collecting platform Simba System and replacing it with a modern integrated customs management system as it cracks the whip on tax evasion.
Kayode Olusola Lawal is CEO of Associate Box, a digital marketplace for African techies. Africabizz interviews him:
M-learning enables mobile phone users to access online courses (including free courses such as MOOC) and gain qualifications remotely via their smartphones.
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has given six banks the green light to launch a mobile money transfer platform, heralding a new dawn in the highly competitive and lucrative financial services market segment.
Business leader, Uche Ofodile, has been named Regional Head-Africa for Express Wifi by facebook.
In line with its proactive commitment to creating a sustainable and responsible business, listed telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Communications Authority (CA), to launch an information booklet on the safe use of telecommunication equipment.
Silvertree Internet Holdings, Africa’s leading Internet platform, has acquired Nigerian price comparison site TopCheck for an undisclosed amount.
Regional retailer, Nakumatt Holdings, says it has completed the first phase of the Warehouse Management System, WMS, integration project at its Nairobi hub, as it seeks to embrace technology to bolster efficiencies in the supply chain in its regional operations.
Jennifer Theuri, a career banker, has been appointed CEO of Integrated Payments Services Limited, IPSL, a fully owned payments technology offshoot of the country’s bankers umbrella body, the Kenya Bankers Association.
The Kenya Bureau of Standards has launched a new web portal that allows customers to buy standards online.
Mastercard commits to supporting the roll-out of the Huduma Card in Kenya as the technology partner of choice for the local government organisation.
Vodacom has announced that they will be working with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative.
Facebook partners with public sector agencies and NGOs from across Africa for a safer, better Internet
Safer Internet Day organization and Facebook have launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth
Online retailer Jumia Kenya has announced that 80 percent of the products on their platform are from accredited small businesses.
[Kenya] SAP, with Heidleberg University Hospital optimize mobile cloud based solution for cervical cancer screening
SAP's Design and Co-Innovation Center together with Heidelberg University Hospital has optimized a cervical cancer screening test that combines applied medical research with the power of innovative SAP cloud technology to improve quality of life amongst women in Africa.
Curve Group has acquired Paperless Software Solutions, a developer of integrated solutions that cut down paper-based admin in virtually any business process.
Listed telecommunication firm Safaricom has partnered with the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) to beef up security in neighbourhoods, in its efforts to promote sustainable cities and communities.
M-learning, or 'Mobile Learning', has become increasingly popular in recent years with students participating in courses from all around the globe.