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60% of cybersecurity professionals feel they are losing ground against cybercriminals, study

09-27-2022 | 11:19:17
The study of 9,000 global cybersecurity professionals also looks to the future of security and the technology poised to revolutionize security operations.

Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline raises $1.5m from Dutch investor Oikocredit

09-27-2022 | 10:57:00
Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline announced the second close of a Pre-Series A investment raise with an additional $1.5 million investment from Dutch social impact investor Oikocredit.

Vodacom's zero-rated ConnectU portal empowers 34 million people

09-27-2022 | 10:44:13
Boosting Education, Jobs, Social, Health, Safety & Security, Government, and Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME) pillars, ConnectU is helping millions of South Africans, with Jobs, Health and Education ranking as the top three visited pillars for users.

EABC outlines new business priorities for intra-EAC trade growth and economic resilience

09-27-2022 | 10:41:17
Half of the countries in the Eastern Africa sub-region are net food importers thus extremely vulnerable to higher global food and energy prices, rising inflation and food insecurity in the EAC bloc.

South Africa’s appetite for digital payments continues to grow, Mastercard new payments index 2022

09-27-2022 | 10:39:22
Mastercard’s New Payments Index 2022 found that 95% of people in South Africa have used at least at one emerging digital payment method in the last year.

Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX raises $1.6m pre-seed funding to expand to other countries

09-27-2022 | 10:36:00
Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX (Secondary Securities Trading and Aggregation eXchange), announced it has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding from private investors and venture capital firms, including LoftyInc Capital and STEMeIn.

Digital bank FairMoney partners with Oradian to accelerate market growth in Africa and Asia

09-27-2022 | 09:50:00
FairMoney, a credit-led mobile banking platform for emerging markets in Africa and Asia, has partnered with Oradian, a cloud-based core banking system, to power its next stage of growth and product innovation.

World Bank approves $335m to scale up grid extension and densification in Tanzania

09-27-2022 | 09:36:00
The World Bank approved an additional financing of $335 million to support Tanzania’s efforts to scale up grid extension and grid densification, following the country’s achievement as one of the fastest electricity access expansion rates in Africa.

Kaspersky reports 53% decrease of attacks against remote desktop protocols for Africa in Q2 2022

09-26-2022 | 14:41:00
According to Kaspersky telemetry, the number of brute force attacks against Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) across Africa has significantly decreased in Q2 2022 by 53% compared to the previous quarter.

Five Kenyans among 100 Rise Global Winners

09-26-2022 | 14:26:00
Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, have today announced the second cohort of 100 Rise Global Winners, five of whom are Kenyans.

Les véhicules électriques débarquent dans le transport en commun au Cameroun

09-26-2022 | 14:24:00
Baptisés « Greenrides », ces véhicules disposant d’une batterie rechargeable sur une borne alimentée à l’énergie solaire, et jouissant d’une autonomie de 250 km une fois chargés à 100%, font essentiellement des courses, dont le prix est identique à celui de la course à bord de véhicules ordinaires, apprend-on.

Agribusiness Development Centre launched a Business Accelerator Program (BAP)

09-26-2022 | 13:23:00
Agribusiness Development Centre powered by dfcu limited and Rabo foundation has launched a Business Accelerator Program (BAP) that will attract Agribusinesses getting out of ideation phase and offer them a business acceleration opportunity which should enable these enterprises to attract markets and funding for growth and sustainability of their operations.

Microsoft partners with the African Development Bank to drive youth entrepreneurship in Africa

09-26-2022 | 12:11:39
Microsoft is expanding its partnership with the African Development Bank to support Africa’s youth entrepreneurs under the bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks (YEIB) Initiative.

Orange and Netskope partner on carrier-class connectivity and SSE services for a secure, cloud-smart platform

09-26-2022 | 11:38:00
Orange Business Services, a global network-native digital services company, Orange Cyberdefense, a leading cybersecurity services provider, and Netskope, a leader in secure access service edge (SASE), are partnering to deliver a new SSE (Security Service Edge) solution embedded into the Orange Telco Cloud Platform.

Sendy partners with Meta to train SMEs in Kenya and Nigeria

09-26-2022 | 11:15:00
Sendy has partnered with Meta through the Innovation Growth Hub (IGHub) to offer free training for SMEs on how to grow their business.

MTN Uganda and Enabel handover new ICT laboratory

09-26-2022 | 11:11:01
Vocational education in the Albertine region has received a major boost following the handover of a fully furnished ICT laboratory to Millennium Business School. The facility jointly established by MTN Uganda and Enabel is aimed at facilitating ICT-enhanced learning.

Vendease secures $30m to transform procurement and business operations for restaurants across Africa

09-26-2022 | 10:52:00
Vendease, a Y Combinator-backed digital platform that allows restaurants in Africa to buy supplies, access financial services and power their business operations, has raised $30 million in an equity and debt funding round.

Lancement de Mara Academy, une plateforme de formation sur la finance numérique en Afrique

09-26-2022 | 10:45:00
Mara, un écosystème panafricain de la finance numérique, a lancé la Mara Academy, une plateforme éducative qui propose des cours en ligne dans le domaine de la finance numérique et de la technologie blockchain.

West african fintech startup Julaya raises $5m extension round to expand its operations

09-26-2022 | 10:40:00
Julaya, a fintech stratup based in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and France, announced it has raised $5 million extension round led by European venture capital fund Speedinvest to expand its operations in West Africa.

MTN Nigeria launches Metamorphose in partnership with Tecnotree to enhance digital presence for consumers

09-26-2022 | 10:09:18
Tecnotree, a Finnish global provider of digital transformation solutions for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Digital Service Providers (DSPs), has partnered with MTN Nigeria on a new initiative - Metamorphose.