News

Afreximbank launches facility to raise bankability of African projects

11-14-2018 | 13:15:24
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has launched a project preparation facility aimed at increasing the availability of viable well-prepared projects in Africa.

[Morocco] Casablanca’s commercial market shows signs of recovery, report

11-14-2018 | 13:14:33
Casablanca’s commercial sector showed signs of improvement in the first half of the year in 2018, reveals real estate management company JLL.

[South Africa] Curo set to migrate 3,000 funds to Temenos platform

11-14-2018 | 11:21:00
South Africa’s largest third party administrator Curo is set to will migrate more than 3,000 funds from its five legacy fund accounting platforms to a single instance of Temenos’ Multifonds Global Accounting platform.

Technology to drive Djibouti’s Vision 2035, World Bank

11-14-2018 | 11:20:42
Digital technology will have a critical part to play in boosting Djibouti’s socio-economic development.

Health Ministry, Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance Of Kenya and Safaricom partner for NCD Information Platform

11-14-2018 | 10:17:27
Kenyans can now access information on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) directly from their mobile phones. This follows the launch of an SMS and USSD service called Fafanuka which is Swahili for ‘to be enlightened’.

[Kenya] Loon and Telkom mark progress toward 2019 deployment of balloon-powered Internet

11-14-2018 | 10:00:07
Loon, the Alphabet company working to launch balloon-powered Internet on Telkom’s network in 2019, announces that it has secured all necessary regulatory approvals and has begun importing and installing ground infrastructure in Kenya.

Global Cyber Resilience Think Tank concludes actionable threat intelligence is a priority

11-14-2018 | 09:41:00
Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, today announced it has released the latest report Threat Intelligence: Far-fetched Idea or Must-have Security Tactic? from the Cyber Resilience Think Tank. Cyber Resilience Think Tank

DP World, Rwanda government unveils East Africa’s first inland dry port hub

11-14-2018 | 08:41:00
Global port operator DP World and the government of Rwanda have setup a state-of-the-art logistics hub, located 20 kilometers from the capital city Kigali.

HP partners with Ugandan authorities for double raid on counterfeit print supplies

11-14-2018 | 06:48:04
IT multinational HP and Ugandan authorities have conducted a highly successful operation to halt the trade of counterfeit HP branded print cartridges in in the Kampala area.

Satellite TV remains the dominant technology in Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Cameroon, study

11-14-2018 | 06:27:11
A far-reaching in-depth study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat as satellite market leader within these countries.
 
Features

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: IoT is as simple as ABC and D! Part 3 - Choosing Connectivity

11-14-2018 | 12:09:30
There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Digital divide is impeding development

11-14-2018 | 08:45:10
By the end of the next decade, growth, productivity gains, and human development will be determined by levels of integration into the digital economy.

[Column] Rodney Taylor: Focus on the challenges, not the technology

11-14-2018 | 04:34:07
Digital transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT) are widely discussed topics in business today. That said, many organisations are still slow in getting their transformation initiatives underway and implementing tangible IoT solutions.

[Column] Prins Mhlanga: SA business leaders stand to gain more from a platform economy

11-12-2018 | 11:10:00
Having evolved over the years, a platform economy is a new breed of digitally-driven, disruptive business models.

[SA Business Week] Opening businesses to the world, growing markets

11-10-2018 | 12:46:00
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.

[Nigeria Business Week] Towards sensible investments, capital pours in from the outside

11-08-2018 | 21:20:00
For a country as populous as Nigeria, the wheels can and should not stop rotating. Supply rarely ever exceeds demand, investors are always welcome and jobs are never surplus.

[Africa Tech Week] African startups set to raise more funds in 2019

11-08-2018 | 14:08:35
The African startup ecosystem continues to thrive, the innovation revolution by these startups is on the rise. They not only bring massive impact to the local communities but also across other countries.

[Column] Deon Geyser, The 5G imperative

11-08-2018 | 12:04:00
It has been just a decade since the mobile phone spread rapidly across Africa, leapfrogging the landline and bringing literacy, education and connectivity to widely scattered populations. Mobile has played a significant role in building improved communities, healthcare and financial inclusion.

[Kenya Business Week] Cementing bilateral relations with South Africa, China

11-08-2018 | 11:54:00
As Kenya continues to cement its position as East Africa’s economic powerhouse, it has been on a charm offensive targeting African and global public and private players.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Water access and economic growth nexus

11-08-2018 | 11:50:00
For every $7 spent on water and sanitation, a community receives $30 worth of benefits according to the World Health Organization.