News

Skills and network gap leading causes of unemployment in Nigeria, MyJobMag survey

03-22-2019 | 12:59:09
A big percentage of Nigerians are unemployed because they don’t have the right skills and network that can help them land the job of their dreams, a survey by MyJobMag has revealed.

Kenshoo and Omnicom Media Group partner to create digital centers of excellence in Africa and Europe

03-22-2019 | 12:53:04
Kenshoo, a global marketing technology platform, and global media network Omnicom Media Group have partnered in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to create Digital Centers of Excellence.

[South Africa] IDU expands its cloud offering through partnership with Microsoft Azure

03-22-2019 | 10:13:10
South Africa’s Idu-Concept, has expanded its cloud offering through a partnership with Microsoft Azure.

Nigeria’s Access Bank raises $ 41million in Africa’s first corporate Green Bond

03-22-2019 | 10:09:00
Nigeria’s Access Bank Plc has issued the first certified corporate green bond in Africa, raising Nira 15 billion (US$ 41 million).

Bank of Zambia, FSD Africa and FSD Zambia partner for second phase of Credit Market Monitoring Programme

03-22-2019 | 07:52:45
The Bank of Zambia partnered with FSD Africa and FSD Zambia to implement the second phase of its Credit Market Monitoring Programme (CMMP).

[Kenya] Safaricom hits the 30 million customer mark

03-22-2019 | 07:42:15
Safaricom has announced that it has passed the 30 millionth customer milestone, cementing the firm’s position as the most preferred mobile service provider in the country.

Qatar Airways suspends flights to Khartoum Sudan

03-22-2019 | 07:39:17
Qatar Airways has announced the suspension of its operations to the Sudanese capital Khartoum effective April 1, 2019, according to a statement issued by the airline.

South Africa Navy picks Teledyne CARIS software to upgrade operations

03-22-2019 | 07:36:46
Teledyne CARIS has announced it will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office.

[Kenya] Telkom sets up fibre loop for Mombasa in network expansion

03-22-2019 | 07:31:31
Kenya’s Telkom has begun setting up a fibre loop for the city of Mombasa to meet growing demand for faster data by its business and individual customers.

[Nigeria] Farmcrowdy closes on additional $1m seed funding

03-21-2019 | 10:33:00
Farmcrowdy, Nigerian digital agriculture platform which allows Nigerians to invest in agriculture, has closed on additional seed funding of $1 million.
 
Features

[Interview] Chijioke Dozie, CEO, OneFi, Nigeria

03-21-2019 | 09:22:00
Chijioke Dozie is the CEO and co-Founder of OneFi, a leading African Mobile-First Consumer Lending Business that has disbursed over $40m to consumers since inception.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Embracing inclusivity is smart economics

03-21-2019 | 07:27:02
Evidently, the novelty and productivity that women bring into a business is being lauded across the world for having a reverberating effect on all growing economies.

[Column] Mark Bannerman: "Smartstreaming" Enterprise Financial Management

03-20-2019 | 09:28:06
Statistics SA recently released its findings that the South African economy grew by 1.4 percent in the last quarter of 2018. While this is encouraging and a move in the right direction, many are still faced with the question; “is this growth sustainable?”.

[Column] Petrus Pelser: The ubiquity of IoT in design

03-20-2019 | 06:35:32
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a wave that impacts all “verticals” and “horizontals” of the digital evolution and organisations who deliver design and manufacturing services in this hazy matrix are not spared the change.

[Column] Zwelakhe Gila: Great, South Africa found gas. Now what?

03-20-2019 | 06:05:43
Coming at a time when South Africa’s policy makers are struggling to diversify the country’s energy mix, Total Exploration and Production Southern Africa recently announced a major offshore gas discovery.

[Column] Doros Hadjizenonos: Using advanced AI to stay ahead of cybercriminals

03-18-2019 | 15:10:11
As the threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly, it now includes increasingly sophisticated, zero-day malware that traditional security approaches can no longer keep pace with.

[Interview] René Stegmann, Director, Relocation Africa

03-18-2019 | 08:30:00
René Stegmann is a South African entrepreneur experienced in the Mobility, Research and Immigration industries, and is currently the Director of Relocation Africa.

[Column] Matthew Ashe: How wholesale colocation is helping Africa realize its digital ambitions

03-15-2019 | 07:04:37
Africa’s relatively young population is increasingly switched on and connected and is becoming a growing part of the global digital economy.

[Column] Serge Blockmans: Four themes of the experience economy that drive CX value

03-14-2019 | 12:15:48
Today, you can order a book online and have it delivered to your doorstep on the same day. You can watch your favourite shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime anytime you want and when you order a pizza you can track the delivery on your smartphone.

[Africa Tech Week] Smartphone shipments in Africa recording significant growth

03-14-2019 | 10:32:04
While 2018 was a tough year for worldwide smartphone shipments, Africa experienced year-on-year growth for first time since 2015.