Routed, a true cloud service provider, has launched its vendor neutral cloud platform to offer what the company believes South Africa needs: a cloud platform that is reliable, scalable and secure.
Online education is big business. With a plethora of different e-learning courses and qualifications available, it can be difficult to choose between education apps, online portals, MOOCs and old-fashioned courses in brick and mortar institutions.
To mark the 10th anniversary of mobile money service M-PESA, WorldRemit has released new data showing that the Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of digital remittances to mobile accounts.
Abacuz is a brand new platform developed to provide au pairs with the opportunity to connect with new families, without losing their independence.
South Africa’s ‘what’s on’ sharing app, I’m Bored, has re-branded as Fun Nearby as the free events listing platform and service grows to become the go-to place for parents and kids to find fun things to do in their neighborhood.
QNB ALAHLI and global payments technology company Visa are launching mVisa, a seamless and secure mobile solution for instant cashless payments, in Egypt. mVisa, which brings the benefits for easy and secure digital commerce to financial institutions
Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company, Tigo has continued to support the Tanzania government’s under-five birth registration initiative through an innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificates for children under the age of five.
Sophia Genetics global leader in Data-Driven Medicine has unveiled the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA, the company’s artificial intelligence, into their clinical workflow to advance patients’ care across the continent.
Kenya has launched the world’s first ever mobile only government bond, allowing the average Kenyans to purchase government bonds on their mobile phone as the East African country seeks to tap into the booming mobile money market.
Listed telecommunication company Safaricom has launched an innovative product named ‘FLEX’ that gives customers freedom to choose how they allocate airtime for calls, SMS or data services, in line with customer feedback.
In support of Ghana’s Vision 2020 goals, Mastercard has committed its support to helping the country to develop a cashless economy, in furtherance of its push to be an economic powerhouse in Africa.
Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphone
Mara Social Media, an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, has announced that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets.
[Tanzania] National Microfinance bank launches interbank money transfer service to improve customer convenience
The National Microfinance bank (NMB) has launched a new service dubbed Mobile Tanzania Interbank Mobile System (TISS) that allows customers to transfer up to $1300 from one bank to another.
The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption.
Provider of innovative CE 2.0, MPLS, IP and SDN & NFV solutions, Telco Systems and Internet Solutions Kenya, a Pan-African communications service provider of cloud, communication, connectivity and carrier services within Kenya and connecting outside Kenya,
The Internet Society has announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda.
In its quest to manufacture its own mobile phones, Egypt has been constructing a mobile phone factory in Assiut Technological Park which is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.
SES and Intersat announce today that they have signed a multi-year agreement to deliver internet services across Africa.
Online company OLX has hired former Jumia Human Resource Manager Mary Wanyeri to head its HR department.
Flickswitch, African SIM management solutions company has launched its business SIM management service in Namibia. This follows its recent launch in Kenya and is part of the company’s pan-African expansion strategy.
The number of commercial banks approved by the Central Bank of Kenya to operate interbank mobile money transfer platform, PesaLink, has doubled to 24 from 12.
EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with enormous potential. Providers around the world are now incorporating education technology into their delivery strategies.
South Africa Teraco, Africa's largest carrier & cloud neutral colocation data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), has announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion.
Garmin in collaboration with MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices to help boost fitness standards while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
TechPro2, the youth training initiative promoted globally by CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), sees its latest installment launch in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the launch of its brand in Burkina Faso. Less than one year after the closing of the Group’s acquisition of Airtel, together with Orange Côte d’Ivoire, this announcement clearly demonstrates Orange’s ambitions for the West African market.
Africa and Middle East security screening market by product, application, geography and forecast by 2022
Orbis Research added report on "South Africa Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market By Implementation Model (Hosted Shared Desktop, Hosted Virtual Desktop), Trends, Forecast (2017-2022)"
Commercial Bank of Africa has announced the launch of a new digital banking solution based on a mobile app named Loop, making it the first of its kind in Kenya and in the region.
[South Africa] Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider
Organisations that do not embrace digitalisation and transform accordingly, run the risk of becoming redundant to their customers. In light of this, Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider.
African telcos to prioritize emerging opportunities in order to stay afloat, International Data Corporation
Telcos across Africa are increasingly focusing on effectively maximizing their return on investment from data and on monetizing emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive and afloat, according to George Kalebaila, research director for telecommunications, media, and IoT at International Data Corporation (IDC).
Digital payment solutions provider, Mastercard has been unveiled as the headline sponsor of the 6th Edition of the CashlessAfrica Conference and Expo The event is organised by Mobile Money Africa and is scheduled for 22 to 23 March, at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki in Lagos, Nigeria.
Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud,has announced the acquisition of Accentia Middle East, an Infor partner serving the Middle East, North Africa, and India (IMEA) region.
Vodacom continues to shoot the lights out. The latest national and regional results from Speedtest by Ookla show that the company has the best overall network performance among all mobile network providers in South Africa.
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market declined 24.2% year on year in the final quarter of 2016 to total 3.07 million units, according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation (IDC).
International Finance Corporation, and CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, will invest up to $35 million in Africa Logistics Properties Holding (ALP), a developer and manager of modern, grade-A warehousing, filling an important gap in logistics infrastructure in the region.
Kenya’s lender Sidian Bank turned to IBM Cloud and Cognitive solutions to fuel its digital transformation. This helps the bank provide its growing customer base of small and medium-sized businesses with faster access to existing services like debit and credit card processing, bank account opening, teller services and wealth management.
Tigo Tanzania, in partnership with a non-profit organization, Reach for Change, has given an award of $20,000 each to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition.
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market experienced a mild decline of 1.8% year-on-year (Y-o-Y) in Q4 2016 to total 3.2 million units, according to global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
SureBüddy, an android application that has today launched into market, brings sponsored insurance and insurance related products to Uganda.
World’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, Hurricane Electric has announced a significant buildout of its global IPv4 and IPv6 network throughout several regions in the Middle East and Africa.
Alex Okosi appointed Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa has announced the appointment of Nigerian-born Alex Okosi as the Executive Vice President & Managing Director. Before this appointment, he was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of VIMN Africa.
The Direct Pay Online Group, (DPO Group), East African online payment service provider announced today that it is acquiring 100% of the equity in Virtual Card Service (“VCS”) in Botswana and Namibia. This will be closely followed by the acquisition of 100% of VCS business in South Africa.
AWM360 Data Systems, supplier of state-of-the-art Kaba Workforce Management and Access Control solutions, was acquired by dormakaba South Africa as of 01 March, 2017.
Dotmodus, a boutique data sciences company, has achieved the Google Cloud Partner Specialisation in Data Analytics. The accolade is a first for Dotmodus, who joins a selection of launch partners to be recognised by Google Cloud.
National Microfinance Bank Pic (NMB) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Mastercard to ensure the digitization of the agricultural sector in Tanzania with the rollout of eKilimo, a mobile solution developed by the Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion.
With rapid smartphone penetration in South Africa boosting research and development, it is no surprise that local fintech players are turning their attention towards mobile payment innovation.
Ecobank Nigeria Ltd, an affiliate of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has entered into partnership with Accion Microfinance Bank of Nigeria, to introduce Western Union Money Transfer Remittance services at some locations of the microfinance bank.
Togo Ministry of Health, Samsung and Vision Togo partner to bring state-of-the-art medical facilities to Togo
At least 24 villages in the Kara region are expected to benefit from a new health initiative spearheaded by Samsung, the Togo Ministry of Health and Vision Togo.
mSurvey, the only global mobile-first research platform leveraging SMS and mobile messaging technology to simplify access to credible, on-demand data from the emerging world, and Safaricom, a leading communications company in Kenya, have launched Consumer Wallet, a groundbreaking platform that quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends.
The Uganda Securities Exchange has launched a digital self-service portal for its investors which has been viewed as a way of improving convenience for its customers in their quest for information while boosting efficiency.
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Girls and Women’ program for the first time in Liberia.
General Electric and leading entrepreneurship The Tony Elumelu Foundation have announced a partnership that would allow up to 25 Tony Elumelu EF Entrepreneurs to participate in a dedicated 4-week advanced manufacturing training program every year at GE’s Lagos Garage – a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation and collaboration
As Kenya’s telecommunication company Safaricom marks 10 years since M-PESA’s launch on 6th March, 2007, a new ‘True Earnings’ Report by KPMG, using KPMG’s ‘True Value’ methodology finds that customers have, by far, been the largest financial beneficiaries of the platform.
Sage the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, today announced new products and features that will take Africa and Middle East’s business builders and entrepreneurs closer to a world where admin is invisible. It made the announcements at Sage Summit Tour in Johannesburg South Africa.
The South African fintech startup that slashed the costs for Zimbabweans living in SA to send money home when it launched two years ago has expanded its money transfer service into Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania.
African Business magazine in partnership with Brand Africa, Brand Finance, GeoPoll and Kantar TNS has released the results of the Top 100 brands in Africa.
Millicom International Cellular S.A and Bharti Airtel Limited have announced that they have, through their respective subsidiaries, entered into an agreement for Tigo Ghana Limited and Airtel Ghana Limited to combine their operations in Ghana
For companies in Nigeria currently battling the recession, the challenges are slowing sales and reduced earnings due to spiraling costs from high inflation and forex rates.
Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, was in Senegal Friday to find out how the country’s creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using Facebook and Instagram to bring their passions to life.
Middle East and North Africa’s leading online streaming service ICFLIX has formed a strategic partnership with Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, to bring original ICFLIX productions along with a vast collection of digital content that includes Jazwood (Arabic) blockbuster movies and TV series as well as Award-winning Hollywood titles and Bollywood classics to Orange Egypt mobile customers.
Paratus Telecom, the largest privately owned Pan African telecoms operator, has started rolling out its Paratus Communication Service throughout South Africa. It now offers connectivity that provides the same performance and reliability to that of fibre and is now available in under-serviced fibre areas.
Kenya’s communication service provider Safaricom has made two key management appointments as it seeks to tap into the entrants’ expertise and understanding of the region.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is launching a consumer education campaign to raise awareness about interoperable mobile money services that help to promote financial inclusion in Tanzania.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd, has appointed Niral Patel as General Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 March 2017.
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has set up shop in Tanzania as it seeks to tap into the the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad.
For the South African market to reach the critical mass that will drive the mainstream adoption of mobile payments, consumers need a system they can trust.
ICT professionals admit that 2016 was a tough year, but those who are positioned at the edge of technology trends application are confident the tide is about to turn.
African telecommunications giant MTN warned shareholders Monday to expect big losses caused by a $1 billion regulatory fine in Nigeria.
Listed telecommunication provider Safaricom has updated its mobile money transfer service M-PESA to enable customers to automatically receive information on the cost of each transaction.
Sliide Airtime has today been named as the World’s Most Innovative App at the Global Mobile World awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the global telecom industry.
Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, visited the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra, Ghana today to meet with Ghanaian entrepreneurs and see how they are working to build sustainable technology businesses.
Swiss based K3 Telecom has become the latest entrant in the Liberia’s telecommunication scene promising internet at nearly ten times the speed for a fraction of the prevailing monthly cost.
Liberty Life Botswana and Orange Botswana have launched a strategic partnership where Liberty clients will be able to pay their policies through Orange Botswana’s mobile money payment platform - Orange Money.
QNB Al-Ahli Bank has announced plans to roll out mVISA service in cooperation with the global payments technology company Visa becoming the first bank in Egypt to introduce the service.
Leading Mobile brand Fero has unveiled its latest smart phone device Fero Iris in the Kenyan market. Fero Iris comes with a unique security feature that allows users to unlock their screens using their eyes.
West Africa’s communications and data solutions provider, MainOne, has announced the completion of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Accra’s Central Business District, extending the company’s reach in Ghana.
Vodafone Zambia has announced a partnership with South African food retail chain Shoprite, that allows the 4G internet provider to set up shop-in-shop stores at various Shoprite outlets.
Software company, Microsoft, has appointed Samer Abu Ltaif As the new regional head to drive its digital transformation initiative targeting deals with governments, enterprises, developers and small and medium businesses in Middle East and Africa.
[Egypt] Afreximbank and Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport discuss collaboration
A delegation from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport today in Cairo visited Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank, for discussions on potential collaboration between the academy and the continental trade finance institution.
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.