News

Africell selects Digis Squared to support new network in Angola

12-06-2021 | 10:24:00
Africell Angola has awarded Digis Squared a multi-year contract to provide end to end Managed Services to support the launch of Africell’s new network in Angola.

Africa No Filter and Meta announce a new fund to improve Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling

12-06-2021 | 10:12:00
Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling.

[Kenya] Penda Health and Kasha Technologies Partner to Ease Contraceptive Access for consumers

12-06-2021 | 10:04:00
Healthcare solution provider Penda Health has today announced a partnership with Kasha Technologies that will enable it to increase access to its contraceptive products via the Kasha digital platform.

Fellowship opportunity empowers thousands of African students to start/continue scalable businesses

12-06-2021 | 09:40:32
The Mastercard Foundation and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) have announced a partnership offering free virtual entrepreneurship training, and an opportunity to receive startup funding to more than 1,000 African students.

MTN Uganda lists its shares on the USE and commences trading

12-06-2021 | 09:23:35
MTN Uganda Limited announces that it will proceed with the listing of its 22.4 billion ordinary shares on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), with trading commencing immediately.

American Platform Leaders launches online real estate platform in Egypt

12-06-2021 | 09:16:46
It will launch its services in Egypt as a first step to penetrate other markets in the Middle East and Africa, considering Egypt as one of the most promising markets in the region, according to careful research studies carried out by the company's team abroad led by Ahmed Elbatrawy, the company’s chairman and founder of the new platform.

MTN plans vaccine mandate, calls vaccine inequity and Africa travel bans unjust

12-06-2021 | 09:14:00
As part of our commitment to protect the health and safety of our people and workplaces, as well as contribute towards the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations across our markets, MTN Group will be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for staff from January 2022.

Amref Health Africa launches campaign to end vaccine injustice in Africa

12-06-2021 | 09:09:24
Dubbed #EndVaccineInjusticeInAfrica , the campaign is calling on world leaders to honour their commitments to low- and middle-income countries to leave no-one behind in the race to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, by mobilizing more vaccines for the continent.

BASF Agricultural Solutions to launch Global Carbon Farming Program enabling farmers to reduce their CO2 emissions

12-06-2021 | 09:06:44
The Global Carbon Farming Program will support BASF Agricultural Solutions’ commitment to reduce the carbon footprint per ton of crop produced by 30% by 2030 in wheat, soy, rice, canola and corn. BASF will launch its program in phases starting in 2022.

MTN Group commits to Côte d’Ivoire with new head office

12-06-2021 | 09:06:00
MTN Group launched the construction of a state-of-the-art headquarters for MTN Côte d’Ivoire, as well as the start of a local trial of 5G services in Abidjan.
 
Features

[Column] Andrew Cruise: Moving to the cloud – is it right for your business?

12-06-2021 | 06:22:00
And though only around 5% of the South African enterprise market is fully on the cloud, according to Cruise, many more are now considering this option.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Industries unanimously look toward renewable, sustainable practices

12-03-2021 | 12:13:00
The Covid-19 crisis has been cause for numerous economic slumps round the world; companies were shut down, production halted, industries crippled and prices skyrocketed the world over.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Oilfield services companies represent important opportunities for Africa’s energy sector in 2022

12-03-2021 | 07:09:43
Oil and gas in Africa especially the central African region is just starting to hit its stride, OPEC Secretary General H.E. Mohammed Barkindo, told a meeting of major oil companies a few months ago, and the future is especially bright in sub-Saharan Africa.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Africa Data Centres unveils 10MW data centre in Lagos, Nigeria

12-02-2021 | 13:13:00
On Monday, Africa Data Centres officially opened its new 10MW data centre facility in Lagos, Nigeria. The new facility, the company says, will pave the way for Africa Data Centres hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa

[Column] Vianey Rweyendela: Unlocking Tanzania farmers' potential to mitigate against climate change

12-02-2021 | 08:09:45
Tanzania’s people are its greatest asset, followed by its natural resources, which need conservation and protection from climate change hazards.

[Column] Dumisani Moyo: Three rules for marketing in the post-pandemic era

12-02-2021 | 08:05:07
The role of marketing has changed forever, and marketers now have to get to grips with what the future holds. Will marketing activities remain digital, or will they evolve into a hybrid of digital and physical, especially as vaccination rates rise and the world returns to some semblance of pre-pandemic normalcy?

[Column] Gilbert Lungu: How seamless payment experiences make retail brands more valuable and relevant

12-02-2021 | 07:07:00
As established brands in the retail sector aggressively compete to acquire, cultivate, and defend their share of the Zambian consumer’s spend, those that connect, engage, and transact in the most unified and frictionless ways will be best positioned.

[Column] Simon Ngunjiri: The public cloud market is getting bigger in Africa

11-30-2021 | 08:26:00
Globally public cloud services market is forecast to grow 6.3 per cent in 2020 to a total $257.9 billion, up from $242.7 billion in 2019, according to Gartner, Inc.

[Column] Danie Thom: The open source approach to a hybrid cloud environment

11-29-2021 | 12:22:00
With a mix of old and new applications, on-premise and cloud infrastructure, as well as legacy and modern processes, many organisations are faced with the challenge of managing the growing costs and complexity of a hybrid IT landscape

[Column] Michael Roberts: Understanding the value of data

11-29-2021 | 10:01:06
Most CIOs are missing out on the competitive advantages that their data assets can generate, they don’t realise the value of these data assets and the opportunities to increase data value.