News

[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority set to recover Ksh208 million from illegal trading in fixed income securities

05-17-2019 | 13:09:00
Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority has taken enforcement action against Mr. Rodrick Muhoro, a bond trader, following conclusion of investigations with respect to allegation of irregular trading of Government Securities.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa selects Demand Driven Technologies to improve supply chain planning and execution

05-17-2019 | 11:21:29
Demand Driven Technologies has signed an enterprise software agreement with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to deploy Replenishment+® supply chain technology to 26 manufacturing facilities.

Emirates mulls growing African footprint

05-17-2019 | 11:11:00
Dubai based airline Emirates is considering flight frequencies to key African destinations including Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, and South Africa as it sees potential for growth in Africa.

Safaricom and UNICEF launch internet of things to promote healthier living in Kenya

05-17-2019 | 09:08:00
UNICEF and Safaricom have launched the Internet of Good Things in Kenya – a set of information and resources which promotes living better and healthier.

Agri SA and Aerobotics partner to offer free service for South African farmers

05-17-2019 | 09:03:00
Agri SA and Aerobotics have announced a partnership to provide South African farmers with access to free satellite farming data and the latest Aeroview In-Field Scouting Application.

[Nigeria] Ebenezer Onyeagwu appointed CEO of Zenith Bank

05-17-2019 | 06:28:00
Nigeria’s multinational financial service provider Zenith Bank Plc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu as the Group Managing Director/CEO of the bank effective June 1, 2019.

Africa50 launches Innovation Challenge to help increase access to internet in Africa

05-17-2019 | 06:23:00
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has launched the first edition of its Innovation Challenge at the 2019 Transform Africa Summit holding in Kigali.

Competition Commission South Africa blocks Naspers acquisition of WeBuyCars

05-17-2019 | 06:20:00
The Competition Commission South Africa has recommended to Competition Tribunal that the proposed acquisition of WeBuyCars Ltd by MIH eCommerce Holdings Ltd, an entity of the Naspers Group, be prohibited.

[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority licenses Jubilee Financial Services to operate as a fund manager

05-17-2019 | 06:15:00
The Board of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the grant of a license to Jubilee Financial Services Limited to operate as a fund manager having met all requirements.

Liquid Telecom launches Azure Stack, Microsoft's cloud service in East Africa

05-16-2019 | 16:03:23
Liquid Telecom Kenya has launched a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa that offers a step-change in cybersecurity for the region’s most sensitive databases.
 
Features

[Column] Hannes Venter: African utilities need to transform services to meet demands of experience economy

05-17-2019 | 13:10:00
Make no mistake: energy utilities are not immune to the powerful forces of disruption upending other industries.

[Interview] Esther Asante, CEO, Organic Trade & Investments, Ghana

05-16-2019 | 07:36:00
Esther Asante is the founder and CEO of Organic Trade & Investments, a Ghana based online retail store selling organically produced commodities.

[Column] Anton Jacobsz: The always-on economy gives cloud data management trends a seat at the boardroom table

05-16-2019 | 05:56:30
With regards to both data centre and cloud offerings, data management provides an important tool to facilitate an infrastructure that needs to operate in a round-the-clock application availability

[Column] Iniel Dreyer: Data Management as a Service is a solution for the mining digital revolution

05-16-2019 | 05:37:00
Mining has always been an intensive industry, from the perspective of resources, time, labour and people safety.

[Column] Ian Dury: Embracing Tech for Effective Management

05-15-2019 | 02:48:35
As organisations across the globe attempt to manage these massive datasets, varying sources and formats emerge. This leads to disparate data, management silos and questionable reporting based on varying data.

[Startup Interview] Jacqui Mwangi, Managing Director, Buyology, Kenya

05-14-2019 | 08:55:10
Jacqui Mwangi is the Managing Director of Buyology Co. LLC, a Kenyan based startup that is assisting companies enhance customer experience through mystery shopping concept and training.

[Column] Thierry Hoza Ngoga: Agriculture flagship programmes blazing a trail in Africa

05-14-2019 | 08:47:00
State capability, the ability of government to administer effectively, defines a political system. A government must be able to produce and deliver economic and social goods as its populace expects.

[Interview] Clive Butkow, CEO, Kalon Venture Partners, South Africa

05-14-2019 | 08:36:00
Clive Butkow founded Kalon Venture Partners in August 2015, a digital disruptive technology VC, to make use of his skills and learnings and to invest in a portfolio of disruptive tech companies.

[Column] Robin Brown: Ten cloud myths busted

05-14-2019 | 07:15:33
Cloud ERP has come of age, but the uptake is still very slow. Why are enterprises reluctant to make the switch from on-premise to the cloud?

[Column] Adebayo Sanni: Three transformational technologies that present unprecedented opportunity

05-14-2019 | 05:52:00
The joint forces of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, represent an unprecedented opportunity for enterprises in the public as well as private sectors.