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Workz launches IoT platform to enable businesses to streamline operations
19-02-2020 | 12:29:00
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.
Kenyans and South Africans most concerned about the risk of cyber crime, report
19-02-2020 | 09:47:00
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.
[Interview] Joy Owango, Executive Director, Training Centre in Communication, Kenya
19-02-2020 | 08:08:53
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
19-02-2020 | 06:48:00
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 bitcoin marketplace Paxful bullish on Africa for 2020
19-02-2020 | 06:25:00
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, USADF partner to support local off-grid enterprises in Africa
19-02-2020 | 06:04:00
VentureBuilder and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) have partnered to support indigenous African off-grid solar enterprises to sustainably scale.
Parallel Wireless to deliver on Etisalat’s OpenRAN vision across Africa, Middle East and Asia
19-02-2020 | 03:40:35
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
19-02-2020 | 03:18:28
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
18-02-2020 | 14:20:00
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.
[Nigeria] Carbon launches $100,000 entrepreneurship fund to champion African startups
18-02-2020 | 09:47:00
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.
Digital transformation reshapes ICT investment in the oil and gas industry
17-02-2020 | 09:05:00
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 and African Management Institute launch project to educate and empower women entrepreneurs
14-02-2020 | 13:07:48
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.
African airlines see passenger demand increase by five percent, IATA report
14-02-2020 | 08:30:00
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 to deploy blockchain-based medical record and identity system across Africa
14-02-2020 | 06:28:00
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.
Parallel Wireless and Robin.io extend partnership agreement
13-02-2020 | 08:15:54
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.
GE hosts female students in Ivory Coast to STEM roundtable
13-02-2020 | 06:19:26
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies are becoming increasingly important for the continuous development of innovative solutions to solve challenges in diverse sectors.
Intra African remittances to soar to record numbers in 2020, WorldRemit predicts
13-02-2020 | 05:54:00
Online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances.
Paxful ready to build on its African market success in 2020
13-02-2020 | 05:21:00
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.
[Column] Baljeet Nagi: Four important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chain
13-02-2020 | 05:16:00
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
Ecobank Group enters cross-border remittance partnership with Alipay
12-02-2020 | 12:12:00
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.
[Column] Jiten Vyas: Why E-Visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller
12-02-2020 | 10:45:53
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 named CNN International Commercial Senior Vice President for EMEA region
12-02-2020 | 10:30:00
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.
More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa
12-02-2020 | 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.
Google announces $1M child online safety fund in Africa
12-02-2020 | 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.
[Startup Interview] Emmanuel Ashirifi, Founder, BDN-Africa, Ghana
12-02-2020 | 06:09:00
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.
Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending, SANS 2020 report
12-02-2020 | 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.
Facebook and nine partners across Africa work together for a better Internet
11-02-2020 | 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.
African female fund managers to receive major boost through launch of multi-million dollar fund
10-02-2020 | 14:07:44
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 completes renaming its African subsidiaries
10-02-2020 | 09:39:00
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.
USAID, UBA partner to advance two-way trade, investment goals for Prosper Africa
10-02-2020 | 06:52:00
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.
[Column] Nicolas Blixell: Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in Africa
08-02-2020 | 13:49:00
The world as we know it is becoming more digital than ever, and this is just the beginning.
Vector Consulting shares the key to success in family-owned businesses
08-02-2020 | 11:40:00
An article by Forbes indicates that family-owned businesses control a significant portion of the African economy.
[South Africa] Event ticketing platform Howler secures funding to expand to Africa and Europe
08-02-2020 | 06:36:00
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.
GE, Africa Leadership University announces $500,000 funding to boost African youth digital skills
08-02-2020 | 06:17:00
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.
Digital financial inclusion for MSMEs project is key, COMESA Business Council
07-02-2020 | 16:21:00
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.
[Column] Johan Scheeper: Be data ready in 2020 by tackling key data issues
06-02-2020 | 12:17:00
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
06-02-2020 | 05:43:00
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
05-02-2020 | 16:20:00
Sanad Aerotech has elevated its business expansion ambitions in Africa by signing a landmark agreement with Ethiopian Airlines.
AVPA inks $ 1million deal with USADF targeting social impact investors
05-02-2020 | 14:30:00
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
05-02-2020 | 08:43:00
The programme is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution.
Microsoft and Genesys partner to provide enterprises with new cloud services
05-02-2020 | 06:07:02
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 expands business intelligence to Africa
05-02-2020 | 05:43:00
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.
[Egypt] CIB named a constituent of the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
04-02-2020 | 14:44:00
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
04-02-2020 | 11:16:00
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.
African Economic Outlook 2020, developing Africa’s workforce for the future
04-02-2020 | 10:47:00
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.
AfDB President calls for inclusive growth, says ''nobody eats GDP''
04-02-2020 | 10:35:00
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, Qbera Capital partner to provide solar energy in Sub Saharan Africa
04-02-2020 | 07:59:00
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.
Investors should see Africa as a place to make a decent profit, ODI
03-02-2020 | 15:01:00
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 economy forecast to grow despite external shocks, AfDB
31-01-2020 | 06:54:00
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.
[Column] Stephane Duproz: The rise of data centres in Africa
30-01-2020 | 13:05:14
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.
[Column] Josephine Wawira: How fintechs are making Africa a leading global Innovation Hub
30-01-2020 | 12:28:00
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.
[Column] Muhammad Nabil: There’s not enough women-led tech start-ups – and it’s costing us all
30-01-2020 | 08:26:00
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.
[Column] Florence Nisabwe: Revitalizing Africa’s rural areas through social entrepreneurship
30-01-2020 | 06:59:15
African cities are growing rapidly, but an estimated two-thirds of African people still live in rural areas.
[Column] Christoph Fitih: Telecom 2020 - Africa
30-01-2020 | 05:24:00
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.
2020 is set to be the year of RCS, says mGage
30-01-2020 | 05:11:00
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
Afreximbank to launch 300-billion Naira medium-term note programme in Nigeria
29-01-2020 | 12:57:00
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 missing IoT devices: The biggest prediction miss in the history of IT?
29-01-2020 | 10:59:46
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.
United Kingdom reaffirms commitment to Africa’s economic transformation
29-01-2020 | 10:44:00
The United Kingdom has reaffirmed its commitment to Africa’s economic transformation.
Chad signs Treaty for establishment of African Medicine Agency
29-01-2020 | 08:36:38
The Republic of Chad becomes the eleventh AU member state that has signed the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicine Agency (AMA).
[Column] Gomedi Makhongoana: How cloud can help educational institutions
29-01-2020 | 07:53:00
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.
[Column] Barry Cook: Is your personal data safe?
29-01-2020 | 04:29:00
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.
B2B fintechs start 2020 strong with more than $1billion in venture capital funding
28-01-2020 | 12:35:14
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 launches online payments in 26 markets across Africa
28-01-2020 | 12:33:00
FIS™, a global player in financial services technology, has announced its entry into payment processing in Africa.
DFC, partners seek to expand lifesaving medical products for African mothers
28-01-2020 | 11:41:00
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.
ROAM Africa and Interview Mocha collaborate to transform how African organizations recruit talent
24-01-2020 | 09:41:00
Ringier One Africa Media, ROAM Africa and Interview Mocha have signed a partnership agreement to transform the way African organizations recruit talent.
USAID, partners to invest in young African social entrepreneurs
23-01-2020 | 13:43:00
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.
African tech startup funding hits $491m in record-breaking 2019, Disrupt Africa report
23-01-2020 | 13:01:41
2019 was the best year yet for investment into the African tech startup space, with 311 companies banking a combined US$491.6 million.
EU signs four financial guarantees to unlock Africa, Neighbourhood investment
23-01-2020 | 12:27:00
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.
African Development Bank President opens trading on London Stock Exchange
23-01-2020 | 11:35:27
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.
Bolt introduces multiple destinations feature
23-01-2020 | 09:16:08
Ride-hailing app Bolt has introduced a new feature in its mobile application, allowing users to add extra stops to their rides.
Airtel Africa enters money transfer partnership with Western Union
23-01-2020 | 06:01:00
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 invests over £50 million for clean energy projects across Africa
22-01-2020 | 10:57:00
The UK has invested millions in clean energy projects across Africa, to support the continent's growing energy needs.
Routes and AFRAA sign agreement to help drive growth for Africa aviation market
22-01-2020 | 09:39:00
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Routes have signed their first formal agreement in history.
CDC Group to invest £2 billion in African businesses over the next two years
22-01-2020 | 08:41:00
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.
Proparco finances Metier's investment fund for sustainable energy infrastructure in Africa
21-01-2020 | 10:47:00
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.
UK exports boost infrastructure projects in Africa
21-01-2020 | 09:45:00
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.
African tech firms invited to join UK led growth project
21-01-2020 | 09:18:00
The UK’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport launches scheme to develop next generation of African start-ups.
Nokia and Angola Cables trial first direct optical connection between USA and Africa
20-01-2020 | 08:00:00
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.
UK aid boosts support for African women entrepreneurs to expand businesses into global markets
17-01-2020 | 11:07:53
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.
United Kingdom to mobilise billions of pounds of investment to transform Africa
17-01-2020 | 07:15:23
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 sponsors multilateral UK-Africa Investment Summit
17-01-2020 | 06:13:00
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.
Vanguard youth inspire Africa’s economic renaissance
24-01-2019 | 00:52:00
Joseph Oroko and Gaita Kariuki runs a Kenyan agribusiness startup dubbed Selina Wamucii.