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[Libya] Canon EMEA partners with UN Women to deliver educational workshops

01-27-2022 | 13:51:56
During a three-day virtual workshop, twelve participants discussed their interest in exploring social and environmental topics that are important to them individually and to their communities.

Datadobi appoints Matthias Nijs as Vice President of EMEA Sales

01-27-2022 | 13:43:00
Data management software provider Datadobi has today announced the appointment of Matthias Nijs as its new Vice President of EMEA Sales to continue accelerating its momentum in the region

[Egypt] Misr Capital and Fawry launch money market fund

01-27-2022 | 12:06:51
Fawry Yawmy was launched primarily to serve individual retail investors, a feat made possible through reliance on Fawry’s unmatched geographical presence across Egypt.

Bboxx secures $15 million loan from SBM Bank to finance affordable solar home systems in Kenya

01-27-2022 | 12:03:55
GuarantCo, a part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has provided a Kes 1.2 billion (USD 11.25 million) partial guarantee (75 percent) against the loan facility.

GSMA sets out 5G roadmap for Middle East and North Africa

01-27-2022 | 12:00:44
The GSMA has published an analysis showing how robust 5G growth in the Middle East and North Africa has followed ambitious 5G spectrum assignments.

African focused VC Firm TLcom secures first close of $150mn Pan-African Tech Fund

01-27-2022 | 10:55:00
TLcom, the Africa-focused venture capital firm has announced a first close of $70mn for its $150mn Africa focused tech fund making it the largest independent VC firm fully dedicated to the continent.

Oikocredit invests €5m in Ecoligo to support the growth of commercial and industrial solar energy in Africa

01-27-2022 | 10:17:00
Social impact investor Oikocredit is providing a loan of €5 million to Ecoligo, a provider of “solar-as-a-service” solutions for commercial and industrial businesses in emerging markets.

Submarine cable investment and fiber connectivity to attract more data center investments in Africa, report

01-27-2022 | 10:17:00
The data center market in Africa is attracting significant investments in recent years, led by South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.

Globeleq’s Malindi solar plant exports 40MW to Kenya’s national grid

01-27-2022 | 10:08:00
Globeleq and its project partner, Africa Energy Development Corporation (AEDC), has indicated that its 52MWp Malindi Solar photovoltaic (PV) plant has been exporting 40 MWac of power into the national grid since 14 December 2021.

[South Africa] MTN cements position as best network with Rohde & Schwarz score

01-27-2022 | 09:58:00
Rohde & Schwarz SwissQual AG has recognised MTN as the best network in South Africa on a basis of the reports Network Performance Score findings.
 
Features

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: 5G becomes national security policy, industries seek sustainability in technology

01-27-2022 | 13:04:00
The one thing the current global pandemic has unilaterally effected in all nations is a rearrangement of priorities, both for people and for governments. Survival elements – food and healthcare – have taken lead position.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya is losing its place in regional trade

01-27-2022 | 12:08:00
Whereas Kenya has been trying to revive regional trade, our own policies and regulations developed over the last couple of years hinder these efforts.

[Column] Hyther Nizam: Factors to consider while building a business intelligence programme for your organisation

01-27-2022 | 09:46:00
As businesses continue to go digital and become increasingly data-driven, it's imperative for them to include a holistic business intelligence (BI) programme in their technology strategy.

[Column] Ryan Mer: Five things to do immediately to address payments fraud

01-27-2022 | 06:51:20
From advanced digital security to straight-forward invoice numbers, here are five ways to make your Accounts Payable department the best it can be.

[Column] Duncan Azenga: In a Hybrid Working Environment future, integrating company communications is key

01-27-2022 | 06:47:00
Gartner research has found that 71% of human resources leaders were increasingly focused on employee collaboration in 2021. This is likely to be a major initiative going forward in the coming year.

[Column] Steve Flynn: Will 2022 sustain the sophisticated cyberattacks developed in 2021?

01-26-2022 | 08:40:00
After two years of unexpected events, how will 2022 stack against what is becoming a much more sophisticated approach to cybercrime?

Cisco forecasts top technology trends for 2022

01-26-2022 | 08:28:39
With the start of the New Year, Cisco has revealed the technology trends that are expected to make a significant impact in 2022 and beyond.

[Column] Tony Smallwood: Supporting the contactless payments trend will help bolster the economy

01-25-2022 | 14:10:46
The volume of cashless payments across South Africa is predicted to accelerate between now and 2030. As a result, creating an enabling environment for retailers to offer new digital-payment services quickly and securely should be a priority. Why?

[Independent Energy Case] Rwanda fish farm solar system project

01-25-2022 | 13:16:00
Africa's appetite for fish is increasing; and since supply cannot keep up with demand from an increasing African population, fish has continued to fetch greater prices in African marketplaces.

[Interview] Christina Bwana, General Manager, Ubongo, Tanzania

01-25-2022 | 11:11:00
Ubongo is a Pan-African social enterprise that creates localised edutainment to help Africa's 440 million kids learn, and leverage their learning to change their lives.