Africa Tech

Atlas AI, AGRA bet on tech to address food insecurity in 11 sub-Saharan African countries

04-22-2019 | 08:12:07
Atlas AI,and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), have partnered to address food insecurity in 11 sub-Saharan African nations.

EMEA sourcing market hits record high in quarter one of 2019 despite Brexit uncertainty, Index

04-19-2019 | 06:04:00
Despite ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, the sourcing market in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) set a record with €3.9 billion of combined market value in the first quarter of 2019.

Malawi launches software platform to inform government on health policies

04-19-2019 | 06:00:00
Malawi has become the latest country to launch a health situation room, a software platform designed to help the government make informed decisions about policies and programmes related to health, including HIV.

[Kenya] MCF and GE Healthcare partner to provide financing to Small and Medium Healthcare providers

04-18-2019 | 13:03:44
GE Healthcare and Medical Credit Fund (MCF)-part have entered into a partnership to enable small and medium private healthcare providers to access loans for the purchase of GE Healthcare manufactured medical equipment.

Fintech disruption broadens financial services in Kenya report

04-18-2019 | 12:43:20
Kenyan banks are now working with Safaricom's M-PESA mobile payments service to offer saving and loan products, a credit positive, Moody's Investors Service says in a recently released report.

[South Africa] Cisco and Dimension Data partner to drive 5G, Internet of Things, and Blockchain

04-18-2019 | 12:32:33
Cisco and South Africa based Dimension Data have announced a new co-innovation agreement, to develop a deeper collaboration environment and framework to jointly solve clients’ business needs.

[Kenya] Safaricom launches third edition of Maisha Ni Digital campaign

04-18-2019 | 12:19:39
Safaricom has today launched this year’s smartphone campaign that will be introducing the most affordable 4G devices in Kenya ;- Neon Ray and Neon Nova.

Rohde & Schwarz awarded DVB-T2 terrestrial transmission contract in Egypt

04-18-2019 | 11:18:00
The Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) has selected Rohde & Schwarz R&S THU9evo transmitters for a multi-million Dollar contract to support their DVB-T2 network.

[South Africa] Kauai launches food delivery app

04-18-2019 | 11:17:57
KAUAI, a franchise of multi-brand food group, Real Foods, has launched a food delivery app.

[South Africa] Bitcoin wallet and merchant payment ecosystem Centbee raises £1 million

04-18-2019 | 08:35:00
South African-based Bitcoin company, Centbee, has announced that it has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm, Ayre Ventures and CoinGeek.

Seedstars and First Growth Ventures to launch a $100M fund to invest in African tech startups

04-18-2019 | 06:28:49
Seedstars has announced a new partnership with Paris-based First Growth Ventures to launch a $100 million fund to invest in African tech startups.

[South Africa] Absa adds Western Union’s CashSend to its banking app

04-18-2019 | 06:19:00
Absa says it has now made CashSend and payments via Western Union available on its app, a banking first for South Africa.

Siemens unveils application that measures six cities readiness to embrace digitization

04-18-2019 | 06:08:15
Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting.

[South Africa] Facebook and Dream Factory Foundation open computer lab in Cape Town

04-18-2019 | 06:03:09
Facebook through the Facebook Community Leadership Program has partnered with Dream Factory Foundation to open a computer lab at Salt River High School in Cape Town, South Africa.

Google expands its News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge to Africa

04-18-2019 | 05:42:39
Google has announced that it is launching its Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey in June.
 
Features

[Column] Cathy Smith: Artificial intelligence: The need to leave no-one behind

04-22-2019 | 08:21:15
Early September in Cape Town means one thing, the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will draw 1000-odd business executives, academics, politicians and celebrities from around the world.

[Column] Matthew Kibby: Futurealist on big data, it’s all about the people

04-19-2019 | 06:15:00
According to the IDC, by 2020, there will be enough data in the world to fill a stack of tablets equivalent to 6.6 times the distance between the Earth and the moon.

[Startup Interview] Allan Niongira, Founder, PortableVoices, Kenya

04-18-2019 | 12:02:48
Allan Niongira the CEO.Founder of PortableVoices, a Kenyan audiobook production company and podcast network focused on producing African spoken entertainment.

[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: The new age of intelligence

04-17-2019 | 11:36:00
The new age of intelligence is defined as the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to improve enterprise efficiency in the era of big data.

[Column] Inderjeet Singh: Business intelligence in the era of big data

04-17-2019 | 07:22:55
Most 21st century corporate, entities struggle quite significantly with collecting, managing and deploying organizational data.

[Column] Mncedisi Mayekiso: Tapping into the growing demand for connectivity in South Africa

04-17-2019 | 06:40:00
South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) has a vision for 2030 – to create a seamless information infrastructure by 2023.

[Column] Benjamin Rosman: Africa needs homegrown experts to harness Artificial intelligence to address local challenges

04-12-2019 | 12:21:44
The continent needs its own experts to harness Artificial Intelligence towards our local challenges and priorities in Africa.

[Column] Linda Carter: Connectivity considerations to futureproof your cloud experience

04-11-2019 | 08:45:23
The cloud is a dynamic, ever-changing environment, surging ahead on the back of developments such as a hybridisation and hyper scaling, not to mention a whole new array of cloud-based solutions to support companies

[Column] Paul Marketos: How to help customers embrace Business Intelligence

04-11-2019 | 05:49:00
Data by itself is useless. For it to have any real, tangible value, one must be able to turn data into information and turn information into decision making.

[Interview] Kingsley Ndiewo, CEO, Funtrench, Kenya

04-09-2019 | 11:36:00
Kingsley Ndiewo is the CEO and founder of Funtrench, a technology training institution in Kenya and Africa. He engaged Africa Business Communities about his company, in this exclusive interview.

[Column] Jon Tullett: Assessing impacts - The meteors of security and AI

04-04-2019 | 11:44:54
A 2018 study found that the illicit proceeds of global cybercrime had reached $US1.5 trillion annually. Norton Security estimated that by 2023, a total of 33 billion records would be stolen each year.

[Interview] Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder and CEO, Kirusa

04-04-2019 | 11:15:00
Inderpal Singh Mumick is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Kirusa, provider of voice messaging and social media mobile apps to mobile carriers and subscribers in emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and in Asia.

[Africa Tech Week] E-commerce holds huge promise for enhancing free trade in Africa

04-04-2019 | 11:08:00
Africa has huge e-commerce potential. In fact, according to UNCTAD, e-commerce can significantly boost free trade across Africa

[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and what it means in Namibia

04-04-2019 | 09:40:49
Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing, intelligent robots, self-driving cars, Neuro-technological brain enhancements, Genetic editing, are all evidence of dramatic change around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.

[Column] Kieran Frost: The disruption of automation

04-03-2019 | 05:39:13
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics alongside exponential change in the business landscape and emergent technology will shake foundations and shift perceptions