Mobile and IoT solutions provider, Workz Group has launched a new IoT platform that enables businesses to digitise their operations with real-time monitoring and remote management of assets.
53% of Africans surveyed think that trusting emails from people they know is good enough; 28% have fallen for a phishing email and 50% have had a malware infection.
Training Centre in Communication is a centre that works with researchers, research institutes and governments in Sub Sahara Africa to produce and improve their research output and visibility.
SAP Co-Innovation Lab, Converge Solutions tech platform delivers healthcare solution for African hospitals
Complex business models, combined with immense pressure to deliver great patient experiences and outcomes, has African healthcare providers turning to technology to improve their operational efficiency.
Global peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, believes that the world has much to learn from Africa about the future of the crypto-economy.
VentureBuilder and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) have partnered to support indigenous African off-grid solar enterprises to sustainably scale.
Parallel Wireless has announced that Etisalat is set to trial Parallel Wireless 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G OpenRAN across its markets in Middle East, Asia and Africa.
[South Africa] Financial fraud solutions must beat the best criminal minds and match the rate of digital change
The escalation of financial crime is not far behind the double-digit growth of digital payments.
Africa, Middle East installed 894MW wind energy capacity in 2019, market expected to grow over 10GW by 2024, GWEC
The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Africa and the Middle East installed 894MW capacity of wind power in 2019, a decrease of 7 per cent on the previous year which saw 962MW installed.
Carbon has set up a $100,000 Pan-African fund to address the lack of funding and support holding back budding tech entrepreneurs on the continent.
Businesses from the Middle East and Africa's resource industries including oil & gas mining, other mining, and agriculture, spent $5.17 billion on information and communications technology (ICT) in 2019.
Uber has launched a high-impact learning programme to help women drivers and those in their communities to develop the skills needed to thrive as independent entrepreneurs and make the most of earning opportunities.
The International Air Transport Association announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2019 showing that demand rose by 4.2% compared to the full year of 2018.
Kamari and ZeU Crypto Networks have announced a plan to roll out a new blockchain-based identity and medical record system across the African continent.
The partnership aims to help global Mobile Network Operators bring benefits of automation in the webscale data center to the heterogeneous embedded systems environment of the RAN across 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies are becoming increasingly important for the continuous development of innovative solutions to solve challenges in diverse sectors.
Online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances.
Paxful believes that the world has much to learn from Africa about the future of the crypto-economy and that 2020 will be a landmark year for the African crypto and blockchain industry.
Also referred to as the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is synonymous with smart technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more
Pan-African bank, Ecobank, has signed a cross-border remittance agreement with Alipay, the world's payment and lifestyle platform that aims to bring more inclusive financial services.
As overseas travellers continue to grow by leaps and bounds each year, in the present digital era, technology plays a major role in determining the way travel is planned and decisions are made.
Cathy Ibal has been named CNN International Commercial’s (CNNIC) Senior Vice President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and will be reporting to Rani Raad, the President of CNNIC.
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.
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.
Emmanuel Ashirifi is the founder of Ghana-based startup BDN-Africa that is creating systems and processes to ease doing business across Africa therefore fostering integration.
The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disrupter worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases.
Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organizations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security.
African leaders are putting women front and center of efforts to drive the continent’s economic growth through a game-changing fund that invests in women fund managers and also provides technical assistance.
Absa Group Limited’s Barclays-branded subsidiaries in seven African countries - Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zambia were renamed ‘Absa’, completing the name change across the continent.
The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Prosper Africa initiative is partnering with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa.
The world as we know it is becoming more digital than ever, and this is just the beginning.
An article by Forbes indicates that family-owned businesses control a significant portion of the African economy.
One of South Africa's event ticketing and cashless platforms, Howler, has secured their second round of growth capital investment to expand Sub-Saharan Africa, and to expand into Europe and APAC.
General Electric and the Africa Leadership University investment aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution.
The COMESA Business Council (CBC) has implored MSMES to embrace digital finance in their day to day running of business transactions as this will ease trade facilitation.
Data is an intrinsic part of business processes and also a source of competitive differentiation thanks to the potential of data analytics.
NGMN Alliance and ESOA members collaborate to extend rural connectivity with non-terrestrial networks
The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance in collaboration with members of the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) have progressed the development of Non-Terrestrial Networks.
Sanad and Ethiopian Airlines to launch aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul center of excellence in Africa
Sanad Aerotech has elevated its business expansion ambitions in Africa by signing a landmark agreement with Ethiopian Airlines.
The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) has signed a Sh100 million shillings, approximately $1 million, partnership with the United States African Development Foundation.
Young Africans to benefit from $500,000 Scholarship funding under the Africa Industrial Internet Programme
The programme is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution.
Microsoft is teaming up with Genesys to provide organisations around the globe with new cloud services for contact centres that will enable them to deliver superior interactions for customers.
Creditsafe USA, the global business intelligence experts, announced today that it has extended its global database to include business intelligence with the addition of 47 African countries.
Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt’s leading private sector bank, has been included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI).
ECOWAS, World Bank collaborate on securitisation of payments related to cross-border power trade in West Africa
Ministers in charge of Energy from Six Member States of ECOWAS and the World Bank met in Côte d’Ivoire to collaborate and adopt a policy on the Securitisation of Payments Related to Cross-Border Power Trade in West Africa.
The African Economic Outlook 2020 states that Africa’s economic growth has stabilized at 3.4 percent in 2019 and is expected to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021 but to remain below historical highs.
During the unveiling of the AfDB flagship economic report, the Bank's President said that Africa’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens because “nobody eats GDP.''
Schneider Electric Solar has entered into a strategic alliance with Qbera Capital, a leading asset management & independent advisory firm, to further support solar energy growth across selected frontier & emerging markets.
The UK and international firms should see Africa as a place where they can make a profit, not just do charitable work, according to new research from Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) reveals.
Data centre market in Africa is poised on the brink of hugely accelerated growth, driven by several factors, including a soaring demand for cloud services.
60% of the adult population in Africa is unbanked and the financial sector is considerably underdeveloped. Fintech has been a welcomed revolution that is seen to be boosting Africa’s financial infrastructure.
Despite this momentum, however, there’s a concerning trend: Globally, women-led start-ups only receive two percent of all venture capital (VC) funding – and the picture within enterprise tech is dimmer.
African cities are growing rapidly, but an estimated two-thirds of African people still live in rural areas.
Christoph Fitih, Director Sales: Africa at Parallel Wireless, predicts that open minds and fair trade will play a leading role in revolutionising the African telecoms market into the next decade.
The interaction between organisations and consumers is set to become revolutionised with all-new Rich Communications Services (RCS), the latest development in the evolution of mobile messaging
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) signed documents to complete the registration of a 300-billion Naira medium-term note with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Bank’s local currency programme.
41 billion IoT connected devices have failed to materialise, potentially representing the biggest missed prediction in the history of IT, Eseye a leader in ubiquitous global IoT connectivity, has uncovered.
The United Kingdom has reaffirmed its commitment to Africa’s economic transformation.
The Republic of Chad becomes the eleventh AU member state that has signed the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicine Agency (AMA).
With the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, paired with worrying skills shortages, the pressure is on universities and other tertiary education institutions in South Africa to admit more students.
We share a lot more information in the digital world than we used to. Businesses, organisations, close family, friends and acquaintances- all have access to some of our important personal data.
Venture capital (VC) is not easily available to every startup, but recently, VC investors hinted at a big year ahead for the B2B FinTech space.
FIS™, a global player in financial services technology, has announced its entry into payment processing in Africa.
DFC, Merck for Mothers, Credit Suisse, and USAID will pursue supporting LifeBank’s efforts to expand access to lifesaving medical products namely blood and blood products for mothers in Africa.
Ringier One Africa Media, ROAM Africa and Interview Mocha have signed a partnership agreement to transform the way African organizations recruit talent.
USAID and USADF announces plans to award a total of $400,000 in grant funding, with support from Citi Foundation, to 42 young African social entrepreneurs who are developing businesses to drive social and community change.
2019 was the best year yet for investment into the African tech startup space, with 311 companies banking a combined US$491.6 million.
The European Commission (EU) signed four guarantee agreements worth €216 million that will help unlock €2 billion to invest in renewables, urban infrastructure and start-ups in Africa and the Neighbourhood.
Don Robert, Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group, welcomed the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, to open markets for trading at London Stock Exchange on Wednesday 22 January.
Ride-hailing app Bolt has introduced a new feature in its mobile application, allowing users to add extra stops to their rides.
Airtel Africa and Western Union have launched a remittance service to allow customers to send and receive international money transfers from their phones using the Airtel Africa mobile money wallet in India and Africa.
The UK has invested millions in clean energy projects across Africa, to support the continent's growing energy needs.
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Routes have signed their first formal agreement in history.
CDC Group, the UK’s publicly owned impact investor, is to commit a further £2bn into African businesses over the next two years, as it looks to double the size of its portfolio on the continent.
Through a USD 10 million commitment to Metier Sustainable Capital International Fund II, Proparco has pledged its continuous support of renewable energy, resource efficiency and energy efficiency projects in Africa.
The International Trade Secretary announced at the UK-Africa Investment Summit that UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided financing worth £620 million to support UK exports to Ghana, Zambia, Gabon and Uganda.
The UK’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport launches scheme to develop next generation of African start-ups.
Nokia has announced that Angola Cables is trialing Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset for the first direct optical connection between the USA and Africa.
The UK is boosting support to female entrepreneurs in Africa, helping them overcome barriers to starting businesses and connecting them to global markets, announces the International Development Secretary Alok Sharma.
Billions of pounds of investment in Africa will be generated by the City of London under initiatives announced by International Development Secretary Alok Sharma today.
Standard Bank, Africa’s largest banking group by assets, is partnering with the UK Government to sponsor the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, to be held in London on 20 January 2020.
Joseph Oroko and Gaita Kariuki runs a Kenyan agribusiness startup dubbed Selina Wamucii.