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TLcom hosts Internet founder and pioneer, Sir Tim Berners-Lee in Lagos

03-14-2019 | 11:54:42
To mark the 30th anniversary of the invention of the worldwide web, Africa-focussed venture capital firm TLcom hosted Internet founder and pioneer, Sir Tim Berners-Lee in Lagos.

Kenyan student team takes second place in Huawei's Sub-Saharan Africa ICT competition

03-14-2019 | 11:19:00
One of the two Kenyan teams which participated in this year’s Sub Saharan Africa Huawei ICT Competition regional finals achieved second place tied with Angola, while Nigeria and Tanzania tied in first place.

Kenya Power increases capacity for meter testing equipment to enhance service delivery

03-14-2019 | 11:05:00
Kenya Power has acquired two new single phase meter test benches of 40 positions each in a bid to enhance the capacity for testing and deployment of meters to its customers.

NIC Bank, Toyota Kenya launch deal to finance car buyers

03-14-2019 | 10:48:00
NIC Bank has launched a one-of-a-kind financing scheme that will allow Toyota Kenya customers access financing to purchase new Toyota vehicles.

South Africa, Mozambique and the UK progress in finalizing a roll-over Economic Partnership Agreement

03-14-2019 | 10:15:00
South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry says progress has been made to finalize a roll-over Economic Partnership Agreement between the Southern African Customs Union, Mozambique and the UK.

Port Louis named Africa’s top city for expats in Mercer’s quality of living ranking

03-14-2019 | 10:11:00
Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate.

MTN Congo, Orange Cameroon among 50 companies that have joined TM Forum

03-14-2019 | 10:08:18
TM Forum, the global not-for-profit association focused on digital transformation has announced that 50 new companies joined the Forum in recent months.

NEXT Biometrics and MK Group partner to expedite secure authentication solutions in South Africa

03-14-2019 | 10:04:49
NEXT Biometrics a global player in fingerprint sensor technology, and secure authentication and smart card solutions provider MK Group have agreed to extend cooperation.

Africa’s Smartphone Market Sees First Growth Since 2015 Despite Downturn in Global Market, IDC report

03-14-2019 | 07:45:27
Africa's smartphone market grew 2.3% in 2018 to total 88.2 million units, according to the latest figures announced by IDC.

OPIC advances first financing solar project in Chad

03-14-2019 | 07:42:41
OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has committed $10 million to support the introduction of off-grid solar kits and appliances in Chad.

[Egypt] Mobile phone market shows signs of recovery, IDC report

03-14-2019 | 07:20:32
Egypt’s mobile phone market saw shipments totaling 14.4 million units in 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).

Eni announces major oil discovery in Angola

03-14-2019 | 07:19:00
Eni has announced a major oil discovery in Block 15/06 in the Agogo exploration prospect in Angola’s deep water, estimated to contain between 450 and 650 million barrels of light oil in place with further upside.

Eni farms out to Qatar 30% stake participating interest in Morocco exploration blocks

03-14-2019 | 07:07:28
Eni and Qatar Petroleum have signed a farm out agreement to enable Qatar Petroleum acquire a 30% participating interest in 12 exploration blocks in the offshore of Morocco.

Benin government, SES roll out digital terrestrial TV

03-14-2019 | 06:30:16
Television Viewers in the Republic of Benin are now receiving 15 new Free-to-Air (FTA) channels from satellite, thanks to a new agreement the Government of the Republic of Benin has signed with SES.

CEB FiberNet picks ECI telecom to design and deploy fiber-optic backbone network in Mauritius

03-14-2019 | 06:22:52
ECI, has been awarded a contract by CEB FiberNet to expand its existing fiber optic network coverage to provide advanced telecom services and connectivity to the country.

SAP, Google Cloud launch Global Sustainability Contest for social entrepreneurs

03-14-2019 | 06:22:00
SAP and Google Cloud have launched a Global Sustainability Contest for Social Entrepreneurs looking for revenue-generating ideas that use data analytics and machine learning to power circular economy businesses.

Youtube Premium launches in South Africa

03-14-2019 | 06:15:48
Google has announced the launch of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music in South Africa, making it the first country to enjoy the services.

[Kenya] Blockchain Startup CapAgri selected into æternity Ventures’s 2nd Starfleet Accelerator Program

03-14-2019 | 05:57:22
Kenya’s CapAGRI Africa has been selected among the most-promising seed stage blockchain startups from around the world to take part in æternity Venture’s ‘Starfleet’ Accelerator Programme.

[South Africa] Crossfin Technology invests R600 Million in Retail Capital to support local SMEs

03-14-2019 | 05:44:23
Local Fintech group Crossfin Technology Holdings has announced that it has taken a significant minority interest into Retail capital.

Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

03-14-2019 | 05:17:31
Liquid Telecom and Microsoft Gold Partner, have announced the availability of Microsoft Azure across its pan-African network.