News

[Kenya] Safaricom unveils second edition of the ‘Browse Bila Waas’ campaign

03-04-2021 | 13:08:43
Safaricom has unveiled the second edition of the ‘Browse Bila Waas’ campaign that will see customers enjoy free 500MB daily bonus data with every purchase of a personalized no-expiry data bundle.

Samsung breaks 5G speed record reaching 5.23Gbps

03-04-2021 | 12:24:00
Samsung Electronics has announced it achieved a breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology.

COMESA Launches Campaign to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

03-04-2021 | 11:36:14
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has today announced the launch of a regional campaign to popularise a platform for women in business.

[Nigeria] Comviva introduces Data Science-as-a-Service and AI workbench solutions

03-04-2021 | 11:13:32
Comviva has today announced the launch of its new Data-Science-as-a-Service (DSaaS) and AI workbench (MobiLytixAIX) solutions that accelerate the use of AI by Communications Service Providers (CSPs).

Marlink and Soremar extend partnership to increase options for North African fishing operators

03-04-2021 | 10:22:00
Under the agreement, Soremar customers can access Vessel Monitoring Systems and the mandated Global Maritime Distress and Safety System via the Iridium satellite network, in addition to other providers.

Fidelity Bank Ghana and Newgen Software feted for best self-service banking technology implementation in Africa

03-04-2021 | 10:04:43
The Bank is leveraging Newgen's solution for online account opening to enable omnichannel customer onboarding.

Kenyan-based fundraising platform Raise secures $25k investment from Nigeria’s Microtraction

03-04-2021 | 09:34:00
Kenyan fundraising and equity management platform Raise, has raised $25,000 funding from Nigeria’s Microtraction to help African startups fundraise and grow their businesses with ease.

Telkom Kenya unveils new Welcome Offer for pre-paid customers

03-04-2021 | 09:00:00
Telkom Kenya has reviewed its welcome offer for pre-paid customers joining the Network for the first time.

AGRA, ACTESA develop SOPs to improve regional seed trade in staple food crops

03-04-2021 | 07:18:00
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) working with COMESA’s specialised Seed Agency ACTESA, have developed Regional Seed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to improve regional seed trade in staple food crops.

COMESA, EU support development of National Sanitary and Phytosanitary System for Comoros with €3.2m

03-04-2021 | 06:43:00
In collaboration with the European Union, COMESA is supporting the development of an efficient national Sanitary and Phytosanitary System (SPS) in Comoros.
 
Features

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Investment in African startups is now stronger than ever

03-04-2021 | 12:57:00
Despite the global economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, the case for investing in African startups is stronger than ever with new opportunities being announced every day.

[Column] Francis Wainaina: Digital 2021 - What we can learn from Kenya’s top tech companies

03-04-2021 | 08:46:00
Looking at some Kenyan companies that have established a firm footing in both emerging and international markets through realising their digital ambitions, here’s what I think we can learn from their successes.

[Column] Shanon Ramdaw: How the Cloud Transforms Manufacturers into Agile, Efficient Innovators

03-04-2021 | 05:41:00
Ramdaw confirms that Cloud based technological applications, services, and solutions, afford businesses the opportunity to optimise business processes, functionality, efficiency, and growth.

OPEC president says oil market rebalancing, pandemic still a risk

03-03-2021 | 10:15:00
But Azevedo, Angola's minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, who occupies OPEC's rotating presidency, warned that any worsening of the pandemic could lead producers to tamp down output

[Column] Grace Goodrich: Digitization offers high returns for emerging gas producers like Mozambique

03-02-2021 | 11:34:28
The benefits of digital investment in the oil and gas sector are multifold: increased productivity, cost savings and improved performance all tend to follow investments in big data

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Africa should decide how to harness its natural resources especially with gas

03-02-2021 | 05:08:40
Pressure is building to phase out petroleum production in Africa to fight climate change. But harnessed strategically, Africa’s oil and gas industry can power a better future for Africa

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: The pandemic boosted cloud usage in Africa

03-01-2021 | 14:37:00
Businesses in Africa are increasingly turning to cloud to improve operational efficiency and COVID-19 is accelerating this adoption.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: Malware - The biggest threat

03-01-2021 | 07:17:30
A research study conducted by Deep Instinct reports on the hundreds of millions of attempted cyberattacks that occurred every day throughout 2020 showing malware increased by 358% overall.

[Column] Andrew Bourne: Sensory surveillance and smart devices – why we should care about the cost of convenience

03-01-2021 | 06:27:05
Sensory surveillance refers to the sensors embedded in smart devices, which allow companies to collect data about your vision, smell, hearing, tastes, and even mood—all without you knowing it.

[Morocco] WeMash Digital startup supports businesses’ digital transformation

03-01-2021 | 06:07:00
WeMash Digital is a growing Moroccan initiative that brings together a team of young, ambitious, and creative developers, consultants, and graphic designers.