Africa Tech

[Kenya] Safaricom data center attains tier 3 certification

09-18-2018 | 14:07:32
Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, thus joining elite data centers in the world to be certified by the leading Data Center Authority.

[Uganda] Block Commodities, Pure Grow launch food pilot project

09-18-2018 | 08:15:00
Block Commodities Limited, the innovative commodity trader operating in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Pure Grow Africa Limited supplier of high-quality agricultural produce based in Uganda.

Ethiopian Airlines adds Alipay to its mobile payment platform

09-18-2018 | 06:08:00
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with CellPoint Mobile to accept payments via Alipay – China's leading alternative payment method (APM), in the mobile app of Ethiopian Airlines.

Tigo Tanzania launches 4G+ network

09-18-2018 | 06:04:00
Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company Tigo, has heightened the availability of ultra-fast digital experience for data customers in the country with the launch of 4G+ network.

Abra targets African investors with cryptocurrency platform

09-17-2018 | 13:26:48
Global currency wallet and exchange Abra has added super-private cryptocurrency Monero to its platform in a move it says is aimed directly at helping emerging economies - including Africa - drive a revolution in global financial inclusion

Egypt’s software piracy drop boosts foreign investment, study

09-17-2018 | 11:58:00
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach 59 per cent, the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.

[Kenya] ImpalaPay partners with World Capacity Builders

09-17-2018 | 11:42:23
World Capacity builders, a British Colombian company, and ImpalaPay Limited a Fintech operating in Kenya recently signed an MOU and are officially strategic partners.

Study shows children’s online activities Nigeria - Kaspersky report

09-17-2018 | 09:38:00
Kaspersky Lab has revealed the online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules.

Telecom Egypt concludes the acquisition of MENA Cable

09-17-2018 | 06:56:49
Telecom Egypt has announced the conclusion of the acquisition of Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable, MENA Cable, from Orascom Investment Holding.

Algerian police adopts sample tracking software to bolster operations

09-17-2018 | 06:37:00
Algeria’s national police force, has implemented STACS-CW Enterprise sample tracking and quality control software at their forensic DNA laboratory in Algiers.

VueTel in $1.2 million plan to connect USA and Africa via data, voice

09-14-2018 | 13:36:00
Global telecommunication firm VueTel has announced it that plans to continue its $1.2 million investment to expand its wholesale voice and data services to help U.S. companies better connect with African countries.

Philips launches first app based portable ultrasound system in Africa

09-14-2018 | 13:12:00
Philips Africa has announced the introduction of Lumify, its first App-Based ultrasound system that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications to a broader network of healthcare providers using mobile technology.

Orange invests in MainOne’s West Africa submarine cable system

09-14-2018 | 11:34:00
Telecommunication company Orange and MainOne Cable Company have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system, MainOne.

MoneyGram and Zeepay launch new money transfer service in Ghana

09-14-2018 | 09:09:47
International money transfer company, MoneyGram and Zeepay, a mobile financial services company, have unveiled a new partnership that enables customers around the world to send money directly to more than 11 million mobile wallets in Ghana.

PesaPal opens new office in Arusha

09-13-2018 | 14:20:11
The new Arusha offices are in addition to its offices in Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam as the company seeks to support its growth strategy particularly in the hospitality and retail segment.
 
Features

[Interview] Peter Stenslunde, Exec. Director, Wirecard, South Africa

09-17-2018 | 11:52:00
Peter Stenslunde, Executive Director of Wirecard South Africa, talks to Africa Business Communities about the state of this financial commerce digital platform, its set up in Germany, growth, expansion and future plans.

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Workforce experiences and telcos success

09-14-2018 | 11:40:09
Since GSM was first demonstrated in Cape Town in 1993 and the first GSM networks launched the next year, the telco industry has fundamentally transformed every country on the African continent.

[Africa Tech Week] E-Learning transforming Africa’s education

09-13-2018 | 13:29:56
Unlike, the traditional chalk and board method which most of us went through during our early days in school, e-learning makes learning simpler, easier and more effective.

[Column] Guido Verweij: Technologies transforming travel experience

09-13-2018 | 09:07:00
These technologies are powering the travel industry to offer more than just a trip. We call this evolution in travel retail ‘Distribution 4.0’ - the travel industry’s implementation of the fourth industrial revolution.

[Column] Harish Chib: Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

09-13-2018 | 07:51:00
Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal.

[Interview] Stephen Mutinda, Managing Director, Homestay Safari, Kenya

09-12-2018 | 12:54:16
Stephen Mutinda is the Managing Director of Homestay Safari Group, a Kenyan online accommodation booking platform for different facilities ranging from boutique hotels, furnished apartments, guest houses, villas and much more.

[Interview] Kendall Ananyi, Founder, Tizeti, Nigeria

09-10-2018 | 07:53:00
Kendall Ananyi is a Nigerian entrepreneur, founder/CEO of ISP company, Tizeti, which recently secured a $3m series A funding.

[Africa Tech Week] Technology driving Fintech growth in Africa

09-06-2018 | 10:27:00
Banks and other financial institutions are adopting new technologies to satisfy the growing demands of their customers across the continent.

[Mauritius] Huawei is a trusted partner of digital transformation

09-06-2018 | 09:54:46
As part of his visit to China, Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth visited Huawei's Executive Briefing Center and held talks with Peng Zhongyang, Senior Vice President at Huawei. He said that Huawei is a trusted partner of the country for digital transformation.

[Column] Ray Chimhandamba: Africa’s donation to the Disruptor Economy

09-06-2018 | 07:30:00
One has to ask, what role has Africa played in the disruptor economy and what role will it play in the future. Mpesa, the mobile money invention by Safaricom in Kenya, is one of my favourites.

[Africa Tech Week] Technology addressing Africa’s crucial challenges

08-30-2018 | 10:57:00
Leading technology companies are using their resources and technologies to help marginalized communities in the continent overcome poverty, injustice and even discrimination.

Wakanda inspired Africa’s real life innovative tech stories

08-30-2018 | 06:44:00
The entertainment phenomenon that is Black Panther has captivated the world since its release earlier this year. It has been embraced for its representation of black people generally, and Africans specifically.

[Interview] Priscilla Muhiu, Head of Marketing, Sendy, Kenya

08-29-2018 | 10:39:00
Priscilla Muhiu is the Head of Marketing at Sendy, a mobile-based logistics firm that connects customers with drivers to help deliver goods from one place to another.

Using tomorrow’s tools to solve today’s security problems

08-27-2018 | 09:35:07
Organisations that do not have a clear longer-term security roadmap in place are putting themselves at risk of being compromised.

What happens after all devices are connected to the IoT?

08-27-2018 | 09:11:00
Is your business driving change or being driven by it? This is the question that should be powering your business mindset in a digital world that’s swallowed by innovation and exponential change.