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Binance boosts its global law enforcement training programme to meet growing demand
30-09-2022 | 08:30:00
The programme—the industry’s first coordinated effort across the globe—was created by Binance to help law enforcement and prosecutors detect financial and cybercrimes and to assist in the prosecution of bad actors.
Nearly 75% of Local and State Government Organizations Attacked by Ransomware Had Their Data Encrypted, Sophos
29-09-2022 | 15:07:00
The report found that 72% of state and local government organizations attacked by ransomware had their data encrypted—7% more than the cross-sector average.
Mara launches free online course to advance blockchain adoption and financial literacy in Africa
29-09-2022 | 13:53:00
Pan-African phone manufacturer Mara Group has launched a free educational online course with the aim to boost blockchain adoption and digital finance literacy in Africa.
Afreximbank Trade Payment Services (AfPAY) launched
29-09-2022 | 13:03:00
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) announced the commercial launch of Afreximbank Trade Payment Services – or “AfPAY” – an intervention designed to facilitate the settlement of international trade on open account terms on behalf of identified African financial institutions and their clients.
Financial phishing cyberattacks significantly increase in Kenya and Nigeria in Q2 of 2022, report
29-09-2022 | 12:37:00
Kaspersky Security Network data shows that the number of financial phishing attempts in the African regions increased significantly from Q1 to Q2 of 2022. Banks, payment systems, and e-commerce websites were attacked.
PROPARCO lance l’African Private Equity Fellowship pour les jeunes Africain
29-09-2022 | 11:45:00
PROPARCO lance l’African Private Equity Fellowship pour soutenir la prochaine génération d’investisseurs sur le continent Africain.
Afreximbank and the Nigeria Governors Forum to announce the 2nd African Sub-Sovereign Governments Conference
29-09-2022 | 10:56:21
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), has announced the second edition of the African Sub-Sovereign Governments Network (AfSNET) Conference set to take place on 30th September 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria.
Upstream mergers and acquisitions hit record level in 2022
29-09-2022 | 10:18:31
Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals across Africa’s oil and gas upstream sector in 2022 have reached a new record with $21 billion worth of deals having being announced in the past nine months, following a decline since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to a new study released by market intelligence company, Rystad Energy.
HSBC partners with Nova Credit to offer customers borderless international credit checking
29-09-2022 | 09:43:00
This partnership will allow HSBC to access the translated credit history of new-to-country consumers as part of their credit applications, upon their permission.
Neustar Security Services expands partner network in EMEA
29-09-2022 | 09:40:20
Neustar Security Services, a provider of cloud-oriented security services that enable global businesses to thrive online, has expanded its partner ecosystem across key technology hubs in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Africa Co-Guarantee Platform partners reaffirm commitment to catalyzing trade and investment
29-09-2022 | 09:40:00
Amid rising urgency for instruments to de-risk investment across Africa, the Africa Co-Guarantee Platform’s (CGP) six partners have affirmed commitments to better leverage guarantee and insurance products, resulting in more trade and investment across Africa.
MEA electric bus market to reach $1 billion by 2028, report
29-09-2022 | 09:38:01
Electric bus manufacturers are always trying to improve efficiency and increase the range of their vehicles.
Transnet-AfDB conference spotlighted the African Continental Free trade Area agreement
29-09-2022 | 09:26:40
The focus of the conference, organized by the African Development Bank and Transnet was building integrated regional freight system(link is external)s to boost intra-African trade and Africa's global trading position.
Mukuru and WeThinkCode partner to host women-only hackathon to solve financial services challenges in Africa
29-09-2022 | 09:12:30
Mukuru CSI manager, Deidré Vrede, says the event was designed to provide the opportunity for winning students to bolster their studies and win internships or job shadowing opportunities at Mukuru, but more importantly create excitement and a platform for young, female students to shine.
FEDA announced its first close of US$670 million across four fund strategies
29-09-2022 | 09:10:15
The Fund for Export Development in Africa (“FEDA”), the impact investment arm of the African Export-Import Bank (“Afreximbank”), set up to support intra-African trade growth, value-add export development and industrialization, is pleased to announce its first close of US$670 million across its four fund strategies.
Microsoft to support continuous transformation of Africa’s Financial Services Industry
29-09-2022 | 09:02:51
Transforming the Financial Services landscape in Africa will be a critical driver of economic prosperity across the continent, a banking summit has been told.
[South Africa] Alitheia IDF leads $11 million investment round in home services platform SweepSouth
29-09-2022 | 07:46:00
SweepSouth, an online home services platform with a presence across Africa has completed a US$11m investment round led byAlitheia IDF (AIF), Africa’s first and largest gender-lens private equity fund.
Polygon to train more than 2,000 African developers on blockchain in partnership with Xend Finance
29-09-2022 | 07:37:00
The Polygon Bootcamp and Hackathon will be the company’s first edition in Africa and will introduce developers in the region to the Polygon ecosystem using Xend Finance and Polygon technologies.
[Kenya] WIOCC Group secures $30 million equity investment from IFC to support Africa’s digital infrastructure expansion
29-09-2022 | 07:24:00
IFC is expanding its relationship with West Indian Ocean Cable Company Holding Ltd (WIOCC Group), a leading digital connectivity and infrastructure provider in Africa, with a $30 million equity investment.
La startup d’e-mobilité M Auto "devient la plus grande entreprise de véhicules électriques en Afrique"
28-09-2022 | 12:56:00
M Auto est une alternative à moindre coût aux véhicules thermiques qui est à la fois plus accessible grâce au modèle "pay as you go" ou "rent to own" (louer pour devenir propriétaire) et moins cher à long terme qu'une moto thermique
OPEC Fund, TDB deepen cooperation to promote infrastructure development in Africa
28-09-2022 | 12:55:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development and the Eastern and Southern African Trade & Development Bank (TDB) are deepening their cooperation with the OPEC’s Fund’s commitment of debt and equity totalling $40 million.
PGS secured MultiClient Project in West Africa
28-09-2022 | 11:56:14
PGS has secured solid industry pre-funding for a MultiClient survey in West Africa. The Ramform Atlas is scheduled to mobilize for the survey late October and acquisition is expected to complete early January.
African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthADAPT) Challenge 2022
28-09-2022 | 11:27:00
The Global Center on Adaptation, African Development Bank, and Climate Investment Funds has launched a call for applications for the second edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthADAPT) Challenge.
OmniBiz announced a brand refresh
28-09-2022 | 10:31:00
OmniBiz, a platform digitizing the essential goods ecosystem has announced a brand refresh.
Over $280 million in new commitments for malnutrition crisis in Africa
28-09-2022 | 09:29:00
USAID, UNICEF, the Government of Senegal, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation co-hosted “The Child Malnutrition Crisis: Pledging to Save Lives,” where the United States committed to a $200 million investment.
[Global Wealth Report ]: L’Afrique enregistre une hausse de la fortune privée globale.
28-09-2022 | 08:59:00
L’Afrique enregistre une hausse de la fortune privée globale de 7,7%, établie à 5808 milliards de dollars fin 2021. Cette même année, partout dans le monde, la richesse mondiale totale a bondi de 9,8% ce qui représente une hausse de 41 500 milliards de dollars.
FEDA announces its first close of $670 million across four fund strategies
28-09-2022 | 07:55:15
The Fund for Export Development in Africa, FEDA, the impact investment arm of the African Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank, set up to support intra-African trade growth, value-add export development and industrialization, has announced its first close of $670 million across its four fund strategies.
Akon Lighting partners with GATC Health to provide AI-driven healthcare to over 1 million people in Africa
28-09-2022 | 07:52:00
The initiative will gather and study the genetics, biological data and other important health information of at least 1 million people across Africa.
Forum de l'African Business Roundtable: Que peuvent faire les gouvernements Africains pour renforcer le secteur privé du continent?
27-09-2022 | 13:58:00
African Business Rountable (ABR), créé par le Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement en 1990, est la principale association d'entreprises et de chefs d'entreprise d'Afrique et représente la Société Africaine des Affaires auprès des Nations Unies.
Global natural gas liquid market to reach $28.5 billion by 2030, report
27-09-2022 | 11:24:31
Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) are those hydrocarbons in natural gas that are separated from the gas as liquids through various processes and the products thus obtained are majorly ethane, propane, butanes, pentane and pentane plus.
60% of cybersecurity professionals feel they are losing ground against cybercriminals, study
27-09-2022 | 11:19:17
The study of 9,000 global cybersecurity professionals also looks to the future of security and the technology poised to revolutionize security operations.
Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX raises $1.6m pre-seed funding to expand to other countries
27-09-2022 | 10:36:00
Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX (Secondary Securities Trading and Aggregation eXchange), announced it has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding from private investors and venture capital firms, including LoftyInc Capital and STEMeIn.
Digital bank FairMoney partners with Oradian to accelerate market growth in Africa and Asia
27-09-2022 | 09:50:00
FairMoney, a credit-led mobile banking platform for emerging markets in Africa and Asia, has partnered with Oradian, a cloud-based core banking system, to power its next stage of growth and product innovation.
African Business Roundtable Forum: What can African governments do to elevate the continent’s private sector?
26-09-2022 | 15:08:00
The African Business Rountable (ABR), set up by the African Development Bank Group in 1990, is Africa’s foremost and continent-wide association of businesses and business leaders, and is the representative of the African Business Society to the United Nations.
Kaspersky reports 53% decrease of attacks against remote desktop protocols for Africa in Q2 2022
26-09-2022 | 14:41:00
According to Kaspersky telemetry, the number of brute force attacks against Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) across Africa has significantly decreased in Q2 2022 by 53% compared to the previous quarter.
SociumJob. lève des fonds auprès d’investisseurs pour accélérer son déploiement en Afrique francophone
26-09-2022 | 13:37:00
SociumJob. lève 1 million d'euros pour accélérer son déploiement en Afrique francophone et permettre aux entreprises opérant sur le continent de recruter les meilleurs talents.
Microsoft partners with the African Development Bank to drive youth entrepreneurship in Africa
26-09-2022 | 12:11:39
Microsoft is expanding its partnership with the African Development Bank to support Africa’s youth entrepreneurs under the bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks (YEIB) Initiative.
Orange and Netskope partner on carrier-class connectivity and SSE services for a secure, cloud-smart platform
26-09-2022 | 11:38:00
Orange Business Services, a global network-native digital services company, Orange Cyberdefense, a leading cybersecurity services provider, and Netskope, a leader in secure access service edge (SASE), are partnering to deliver a new SSE (Security Service Edge) solution embedded into the Orange Telco Cloud Platform.
Vendease secures $30m to transform procurement and business operations for restaurants across Africa
26-09-2022 | 10:52:00
Vendease, a Y Combinator-backed digital platform that allows restaurants in Africa to buy supplies, access financial services and power their business operations, has raised $30 million in an equity and debt funding round.
Lancement de Mara Academy, une plateforme de formation sur la finance numérique en Afrique
26-09-2022 | 10:45:00
Mara, un écosystème panafricain de la finance numérique, a lancé la Mara Academy, une plateforme éducative qui propose des cours en ligne dans le domaine de la finance numérique et de la technologie blockchain.
New study finds that climate finance for Africa needs to grow 9x from $30 billion to $277 billion
26-09-2022 | 10:15:00
Research released from Climate Policy Initiative finds that total annual climate finance flows in Africa for 2020, domestic and international, were only USD 30 billion, just 11% of the USD 277 billion needed annually.
SmarTek21 expands AI IntelliTek platform in South Africa to streamline health, telecom and education sectors
26-09-2022 | 09:42:00
US West Coast Headquartered SmarTek21, a global pioneer in AI-enabled solutions, announced it has joined forces with Regional Partners AI Intelligent Technologies of South Africa to lead the healthcare, telecommunications and education transformation.
Finastra and Visa announce global BaaS offering integrating Visa Direct
26-09-2022 | 07:16:00
Finastra and Visa have announced a Banking as a Service (BaaS) collaboration to co-develop new functionality on its Payments Hub solutions and implement Visa Direct
Monogoto partners with Workz for eSIM cloud as it gears up for IoT growth
26-09-2022 | 07:11:00
Monogoto, the global connectivity provider, has partnered with global eSIM provider, Workz, to establish a cloud platform to manage both consumer and M2M eSIM devices for its client base across 180 countries.
AWS provides $14M in cloud services to help advance equal access to health care globally
26-09-2022 | 07:06:00
In its first year, the AWS Health Equity Initiative distributed $14 million in cloud credits and technical expertise to support health equity innovations globally.
African Development Bank issues $100m 7-year ''Feed Africa'' theme bond
23-09-2022 | 13:36:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), has issued a $100 million 7-year ''Feed Africa'' theme bond due September 2029. The new issuance was arranged by Citigroup Global Markets and sold to a single Japanese investor, Norinchukin Bank.
MTN appoints Fatima Laher as new Executive for Group Legal
23-09-2022 | 09:24:29
Fatima re-joins MTN from Samsung Electronics, where she held the role of Head of Africa Disputes, for the past six years.
Gates Foundation announces $1.27 billion in health and development commitments
23-09-2022 | 09:14:00
The funding will address overlapping global crises that have reversed the progress already made toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).
[Ghana] Mozilla’s Common Voice Dataset Reaches 100 Languages
22-09-2022 | 15:50:00
The Common Voice V10.0 corpus now contains one hundred languages and is the most multilingually diverse crowdsourced dataset in the world.
Nigerian fintech Flutterwave adds Google Pay as a payment option for African businesses
22-09-2022 | 14:15:00
Nigerian fintech Flutterwave has announced Google Pay, a mobile payment service, developed by Google, as a payment method on Flutterwave.
Canon launches a virtual academy video platform for filmmakers
22-09-2022 | 13:56:00
Canon Central and North Africa on Thursday announced the launch of a virtual film school to provide filmmakers with a dynamic, interactive, and engaging educational platform.
4G Capital recognized by IFC anf SME Finance Forum for global responsible digital innovator of the year
22-09-2022 | 13:44:00
African Micro and small business-focused neobank 4G Capital has received an Honourable Mention for Responsible Digital Innovator of the Year at the 2022 Global SME Finance Forum Awards.
[Kenya] Jumia, Coca-Cola partner to provide online shopping to consumers in Africa
22-09-2022 | 13:37:00
Africa's e-commerce leader Jumia has today announced a partnership with the Coca-Cola Africa Operating Unit to offer consumers access to Coca-Cola products from the comfort of their homes.
Avanti Communications and Turksat partner to deliver extensive combined Ka-band coverage across Africa
22-09-2022 | 12:43:00
Avanti Communications (Avanti), the provider of high throughput satellite capacity across EMEA announced a new 5-year partnership with Turkish communications satellite operator, Turksat, to deliver extensive combined Ka-band coverage across Africa and Middle East.
Pitch AgriHack 2022 announced Six youth technology innovators in Africa as winners
22-09-2022 | 12:18:00
Six youth technology innovators in Africa’s agriculture and food sectors win cash prizes in Pitch AgriHack 2022.
Top African fund managers come together to support Africa’s tech innovation boom
22-09-2022 | 11:51:00
Boost Africa Technical Assistance Facility and AfricaGrow Technical Assistance Facility hosted 40 leading fund managers from select African investment funds for an in-person programme held at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.
Binance launches a crypto education tour across five African countries 
22-09-2022 | 11:37:00
Cryptocurrency firm Binance has launched a crypto education tour across five French-speaking African countries. The tour aims to drive blockchain adoption and fuel greater financial accessibility in the region
Cyber defence a critical component of an ESG strategy, says Kaspersky
22-09-2022 | 10:31:00
Cybercrime can have a significant impact on businesses, and cybersecurity is central to environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis of a company’s sustainability.
Janngo Capital Startup Fund réalise la première clôture de son nouveau fonds de 60€ millions
22-09-2022 | 09:50:00
Janngo Capital Startup Fund, le plus grand fonds de capital-risque africain pour l'égalité des sexes dans le domaine de la technologie, a clôturé son nouveau fonds de 60 millions d'euros.
EIB President Hoyer backs climate adaptation projects across Africa
22-09-2022 | 09:33:06
President Hoyer addressed the Africa Adaptation Summit in Rotterdam, the first-ever global summit to focus solely on accelerating climate adaptation in Africa.
Janngo Capital Startup Fund reaches the first close of its €60 million new fund
22-09-2022 | 09:13:00
Janngo Capital Startup Fund, Africa’s largest gender equal tech VC fund reaches the first close of its €60 million new fund.
Terraformation launches new alliance to tackle global seed shortage and scale reforestation
22-09-2022 | 08:36:37
The Alliance will initially focus on inadequate seed supply as a barrier to reforestation at scale.
Tanzania hosted maiden AfCFTA women and youth in trade conference
21-09-2022 | 13:30:56
For the AfCFTA to be truly successful, businesses in particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in critical sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing (clothing and textiles) and services (especially tourism), informal trading, and professional services in which women and youth are predominantly engaged, must be supported to thrive.
8B Education Investments launches $111,600,000 for African Students at The Clinton Global Initiative
21-09-2022 | 12:21:00
8B Education Investments partners with Nelnet Bank in the first lending program by a US bank to African students enrolled in Americanuniversities; $30m over three years part of a broader $111.6m Commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative to Accelerate African students’ Access to Global Universities
Global chatbot market to reach $23 billion by 2030, report
21-09-2022 | 10:07:02
The major drivers of the chatbot market include the need to reduce operational costs, rapid growth in artificial intelligence, and the increasing demand for virtual customer assistants.
MoneyGram Helps e& offer mobile wallets to 160M Consumers across Asia, Africa and the Middle East
21-09-2022 | 09:08:00
MoneyGram and e& international expand their partnership, enabling 160M consumers across Asia, Africa and the Middle East to send money globally
How Africa can escape chronic food insecurity amid climate change, IMF
20-09-2022 | 13:08:00
Climate change is intensifying food insecurity across sub-Saharan Africa, where Russia’s war in Ukraine and the pandemic are also adding to food shortages and high prices.
SAP cooperation project creates over 530 jobs to power Africa’s digital economy
20-09-2022 | 12:26:37
The project is part of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation and the develoPPP program that the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
African Women Impact Fund launches with $60 million commitment to drive an inclusive investment environment
20-09-2022 | 12:16:55
The AWIF Initiative’s primary purpose is to overcome the systemic barriers and investor biases in the asset management industry, by enabling and promoting women-owned and women-led funds on the African continent.
L'African Business Roundtable et Afreximbank organisent un séminaire en ligne gratuit le 28 septembre
20-09-2022 | 10:28:00
Dans la continuité de la série de webinaires qui s'est déroulée tout au long de l'année, l'African Business Roundtable et la Banque Africaine d'Import-Export (Afreximbank) vont organiser un autre webinaire sur le renforcement des capacités et la préparation des investisseurs.
African Business Roundtable, Afreximbank organize free webinar masterclass, September 28
20-09-2022 | 10:13:00
In continuation of the series of webinars that has been ongoing throughout the year, the African Business Roundtable and the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank) are set to hold yet another webinar on capacity building and investor preparation.
Nigerian blockchain payments startup Bitmama closes $2m pre-seed round to scale growth
19-09-2022 | 16:40:00
Nigerian blockchain payments startup Bitmama announced a pre-seed extension of $1.65 million, adding to the $350,000 it received last October, thus closing the round at $2 million, led by Unicorn Growth Capital and Launch Africa.
Unicorn Growth Capital, EchoVC join Celo Foundation to support Web3 projects across Africa
19-09-2022 | 16:02:00
Unicorn Growth Capital, an Africa-focused venture fund and EchoVC, a technology-focused, early-stage venture capital firm, have joined the Celo Foundation to support growth of Web3 projects across Africa.
TechPR Nigeria appoints Felicia Ochelle as new CEO, announces pan-African expansion
19-09-2022 | 15:26:00
TechPR Nigeria, a Public Relations and Communications firm, has announced the appointment of Felicia Omari Ochelle as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Corner shops are faring well against big box stores in emerging markets, report
19-09-2022 | 15:09:00
Corner shops are doing better than predicted despite protracted supply chain issues and big-box and online retail competitors. This is according to a new report released by Flourish.
More than 530 jobs created through SAP collaboration to power Africa's digital economy
19-09-2022 | 14:34:00
According to Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa, the cooperation project has helped unlock the immense youth talent dividend in several African countries.
[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: It's time for East African businesses to switch to SD-WAN
19-09-2022 | 14:00:00
By switching to software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), many enterprises in East Africa and around the world are accelerating their digital transformation.
L'African Business Roundtable et Afreximbank organisent un séminaire en ligne gratuit le 28 septembre
19-09-2022 | 13:04:00
Dans la continuité de la série de webinaires qui s'est déroulée tout au long de l'année, l'African Business Roundtable et la Banque africaine d'import-export (Afreximbank) vont organiser un autre webinaire sur le renforcement des capacités et la préparation des investisseurs.
African Business Roundtable, Afreximbank organize free webinar masterclass, September 28
19-09-2022 | 11:58:00
In continuation of the series of webinars that has been ongoing throughout the year, the African Business Roundtable and the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank) are set to hold yet another webinar on capacity building and investor preparation.
AAAM have appointed Bernhard Manson-Kullin as a Project Manager for Component Manufacturing
19-09-2022 | 11:04:19
The AAAM - African Association of Automotive Manufacturers have appointed Bernhard Manson-Kullin as a Project Manager responsible for Component Manufacturing effective 1 October.
African Association of Automotive Manufacturers to explore Cameroon's opportunities in the automotive industry
19-09-2022 | 10:54:26
German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the AAAM - African Association of Automotive Manufacturers visited automotive stakeholders in Cameroon to explore more opportunities and partnerships.
Cryptomining attacks in the African regions decline, report
19-09-2022 | 10:06:00
According to Kaspersky Security Network data, in the African region, the number of home users affected by cryptominers in Q2 of 2022 decreased slightly compared to the previous quarter
NNPC Limited signs MoU with Morocco and west African countries for $25 billion gas pipeline
19-09-2022 | 09:41:00
The agreement is set to reinforce European energy security and assist with the sustainable development of West African countries.
[Column] Carey van Vlaanderen: The most common Facebook Marketplace scams and how to avoid them
19-09-2022 | 08:57:55
Online retail in South Africa has more than doubled in just two years and with 29.5 million-strong Facebook users, more than half of the country’s population has a Facebook account
[chronique] Marlene Mutimawase: Hausse des prix des produits alimentaires, une grande pression pour les PMEs
19-09-2022 | 08:53:00
La hausse des prix des denrées alimentaires et des intrants, ainsi que les défis contextuels actuels, mettent les PME du secteur alimentaire sous pression en Afrique.
Mobile remittances to lead digital revolution in marginal rural areas in five African countries
16-09-2022 | 14:35:00
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced its first grant to a digital payments company, MFS Africa, to promote the use of mobile remittances in marginal rural areas in five African countries.
IFC’s investments in digital infrastructure hit new record, bridge connectivity gaps in emerging markets
16-09-2022 | 13:16:00
For the second year in a row, IFC investments in the telecommunications, media, and technology sector surpassed the $1 billion mark, totaling $1.3 billion and representing a five-fold increase in digital infrastructure commitments over the past five years.
[Column] Agnes Kalibata: Responding to crisis, growing Africa’s food systems
16-09-2022 | 09:35:00
The World Bank warns that for each one percentage point increase in food prices, 10 million people are thrown into extreme poverty. If food prices stay this high for a year, global poverty could go up by more than 100 million people.
[Column] Percy Letwaba: State’s developmental role puts procurement at center of economy
16-09-2022 | 07:19:54
With the Presidency announcing a raft of measures aimed at attracting foreign direct investment, unlocking local investment, improving capacity-building, and creating new jobs, work is underway to repair some of the damage caused by COVID-19 and to rebuild the economy.
Mastercard and Ecobank Group partner to digitize agricultural value chains in Africa
16-09-2022 | 07:08:30
Under the partnership, Ecobank will extend the reach and impact of the Mastercard Farm Pass platform leveraging its Pan-African network of 33 countries.
[Column] Grant Phillips: Digitally transforming the enterprise
15-09-2022 | 15:24:23
Ask a variety of companies of different sizes in different sectors to define what digital transformation means for them and you will, in all likelihood, receive many divergent responses.
[South Africa] LINX and NAPAfrica announce strategic collaboration
15-09-2022 | 15:19:00
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has announced a strategic collaboration with African Internet Exchange Point, NAPAfrica.
AI, ML and digital assistants are transforming how SMBs address the rising cyberattack threat, SLVA Cyber Security
15-09-2022 | 15:13:00
Patrick Evans, CEO of SLVA Cyber Security, explains that even though AaDya solutions are aimed at small to medium businesses, its offerings are changing the cyber security environment entirely.
Ecobank partners with AMA Academy to launch fintech training and awards for African journalists
15-09-2022 | 13:38:00
Ecobank Group and AMA Academy will work together to develop customised fintech training modules for business, finance, and tech journalists across the continent. Modules will be available in two languages: English and French.
CellPoint Digital partners with Radisson Hotel Group
15-09-2022 | 11:20:01
Radisson Hotel Group will now use CellPoint Digital’s full payment orchestration platform to seamlessly integrate new payment methods, new acquirers and stored card facilities.
[Nigeria] SAS Summit demonstrates how AI can cast a safety net over African financial services
15-09-2022 | 10:57:00
Innovation and digital transformation have driven the rapid expansion of financial services across the continent, especially over mobile devices by telecommunications providers, bringing transactional power to customers in the most rural areas.
Verto announces new partnership with Africa-focused firm Xente
15-09-2022 | 10:44:24
B2B cross-border payments firm Verto has partnered with Xente, a multicurrency digital payments platform for African businesses, to provide cross-border payment services to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Uganda.
LatAm fintech giant EBANX expands its payments solutions to Africa
15-09-2022 | 10:04:00
The Brazilian unicorn views Africa as the “next frontier” that is poised for rapid digital transformation. EBANX now provides local payment solutions in 18 countries worldwide, including three of the top-10 economies in Africa: South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.
DEG celebrates 60th birthday with recent loan of EUR 23 million for SME financing in South Africa
15-09-2022 | 08:52:00
Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH ( DEG) celebrates its 60th birthday. It was founded by the German government to support the expansion of the private sector in developing countries with investment capital.
300 African women graduate from Binance’s first blockchain bootcamp
15-09-2022 | 08:40:00
300 women from across Africa have graduated from Binance’s First Blockchain Bootcamp which kicked off in March 2022. The women were selected from a pool of 3000 women who had applied for the Bootcamp.