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More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

02-12-2020 | 09:35:00
Kaspersky’s analysis has shown that within 2019 the region saw a circulation of 1,486 threats under the guise of over 20 popular dating applications in Africa.

[South Africa] Kathea and BuzzBox collaborate to meet growing UC requirements as 5G edges closer

02-12-2020 | 09:23:00
Local UC provider, BuzzBox, has announced a collaboration with Kathea, a leading value-added distributor of voice and video.

Google announces $1M child online safety fund in Africa

02-12-2020 | 07:50:43
In recognition of Safer Internet Day, Google has announced a $1M pan-African Google fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and safety for families online across sub-Saharan Africa.

[Nigeria] Aella raises $10 million debt finacing to deepen financing to underbanked in West Africa

02-12-2020 | 06:06:00
Nigerian fintech start-up, Aella has raised a $10m debt financing round, from HQ Financial Group to bolster the company’s commitment to serve the underbanked population in West Africa.

Ramco Systems automates operations of Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited

02-12-2020 | 06:02:00
Global aviation software provider Ramco Systems has announced the successful implementation of its Aviation Suite V5.8 at Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited.

Africa Influencer Agency launches, introducing digital PR tools to connect business professionals in the continent and beyond

02-12-2020 | 05:04:00
Africa Influencer Agency is a B2B PR platform that will embrace all available digital channels and social media to support brands in telling their stories to the African B2B audience

[Kenya] Andela hosts Women in Tech Event in partnership with Australian Government

02-12-2020 | 04:58:00
Andela, the technology company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa's top software engineers recently hosted a Women in Tech event in Nairobi.

Business interruption top peril for companies in Tanzania, Allianz Risk 2020 survey

02-12-2020 | 04:45:00
Business Interruption (67% of responses) ranks as the most important business risk in Tanzania as larger and more complex BI losses continues unabated.

Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending, SANS 2020 report

02-12-2020 | 04:33:00
The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disrupter worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases.

EBRD and Crédit du Maroc boost green economy and value chains in Morocco

02-11-2020 | 14:26:00
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Morocco will benefit from an EBRD credit line of up to €20 million to Crédit du Maroc dedicated to green investment and the development of value chains.

[Angola] Oceaneering awarded Riserless Light Well Intervention contract by BP

02-11-2020 | 14:05:00
Oceaneering International announced the award by units of BP, of a contract to provide comprehensive Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) services offshore Angola in Blocks 18 and 31.

Facebook and nine partners across Africa work together for a better Internet

02-11-2020 | 12:50:00
Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organizations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security.

Ceres South Africa farms embrace renewable energy

02-11-2020 | 11:31:00
Ceres Fruit Growers, an employer in the verdant fruit producing valley, owns half of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing which sells fruit from Ceres and Two-a-Day in Grabouw.

East African Community partner states directed to enforce laws banning plastic carrier bags

02-11-2020 | 11:13:47
East African Community partner states have been directed to enforce relevant laws to effectively ban the manufacture and use of plastic carrier bags with immediate effect.

African Development Bank reaffirms full support for Lake Chad Basin Commission

02-11-2020 | 10:51:00
The African Development Bank reaffirmed its full support for the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), which brings together Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad, faced with the threat of the jihadist group Boko Haram.

SES’s and Gilat Telecom’s resilient network restores connectivity in Africa

02-11-2020 | 09:32:00
High-performance internet connectivity was restored in the Democratic Republic of Congo within just four days after the West Africa Cable System undersea cable cut.

Mozambique, IFAD join to combat climate change and increase food security

02-11-2020 | 07:39:00
IFAD announced support for a new programme to increase incomes, improve food and nutrition security and build the resilience of at least 902,500 rural Mozambican farmers, in one of the African countries most affected by climate change.

IFAD, Tunisia invest in improving the livelihoods of poor rural families

02-11-2020 | 07:30:00
The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced support for a new project that aims to reduce rural poverty in the region of Kairouan, one of the most disadvantaged in the country.

Lonestar Cell MTN partners with UBA Liberia to offer mobile money service

02-11-2020 | 06:47:06
Lonestar Cell MTN has collaborated with United Bank for Africa Liberia to offer the Push and Pull mobile money service.

Qatar Airways mulls buying 49 per cent stake in RwandAir

02-11-2020 | 06:41:00
Qatar Airways is in talks to acquire a 49 per cent stake in state-owned RwandAir.