Vodacom has partnered with WITS University in Johannesburg to keep students connected to higher learning activities to help students stay on track to successfully complete the 2020 academic year despite not being on campus.
Gilat Telecom has announced that its VSAT services are now available in every country in Africa offering significant advantages over other domestic and international connectivity providers.
African Bank Limited has invested in Arctic Intelligence’s software, AML Accelerate, to enable seamless completion of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing enterprise risk assessments.
Telecoming, a global company in the development of digital services monetization technologies, has entered the Egypt market to promote digital entertainment.
The East African Community (EAC) Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe has been launched.
DHL Express has announced its minority stake acquisition in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its hugely successful DHL Africa eShop platform.
First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has continued to blaze the trail with innovative and value-added offerings to boost the productivity and overall performance of businesses.
MultiChoice Group (MCG) announces its partnership with the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative which has resulted in the creation of 400 new job opportunities.
Vodacom Group announces that it has achieved the highest BBBEE contributor score of Level 1.
Following the interest in ONDO sustainable farming solutions from South African farmers growing sugar cane, vineyards and corn, the company announcinces the setting up of ONDO’s first international branch in Durban, South Africa.
West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider MainOne has commenced construction activities on the project with official site groundbreaking at the Appolonia City enclave in Ghana.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19.
Check Point has successfully brought down VandaTheGod, the person behind a 7-year hacktivism campaign
For the third time in a row, Dangote has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers, paired with the telecommunication giant, MTN.
Western Union and South Africa's Mama Money have joined forces to enable Mama Money customers to send money to their loved ones around the world via Western Union’s Global Network.
[Kenya] Check Point joins forces with Strathmore University to address cyber security skills shortage
Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced that its Check Point SecureAcademy education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya.
Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa.
Nu Menu Solutions has introduced two products which will help in ensuring the safety and health of individuals in public.
Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium deploys Infinera to double capacity on intercontinental cable system
Infinera announced that Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1) has completed a significant upgrade with Infinera to boost capacity on its subsea network connecting East Asia to Europe via Egypt.
The current global Coronavirus crisis has exposed many flaws and gaps in the way businesses operate, but what has become glaringly apparent is how organisations are not prepared to handle cybersecurity requirements of a remote workforce.
Sanda Ojiambo, Safaricom’s Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact has been appointed as the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
The negative impact of the global Coronavirus lockdown on business and commercial operations around the world is grave.
The world of work has been changing for some time, particularly over the last decade as emerging technologies equipped enterprises with the tools to operate with greater efficiency.
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are strengthening their partnership through formalised technical cooperation to accelerate technology development in Africa.
Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first High Definition African travel channel.
MTN remains the ‘Most Admired African Brand’ based on spontaneous consumer responses in Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands 2020 survey.
Manufacturers and distributors are operating in intensely pressured times. Stats SA reported that manufacturing output contracted for the ninth consecutive month in February of 2020.
Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a subsidiary of Econet Global, has announced the release of ‘Sasai TeamTalk’, a voice and video conferencing service that takes up to 20 people on one call.
AdaptiveMobile Security makes internet safer, supports MTN’s partnership with Internet Watch Foundation
In its continued efforts to protect mobile networks and their subscribers from all global mobile security threats, AdaptiveMobile Security is supporting MTN with their latest Child Online Protection programme.
With a proliferation of data emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, data visualisation offers a fantastic opportunity to present all this information in an easy-to-digest format, and its applications are broad.
Vodacom Group has simplified its structure following the recent expansion of its African portfolio and accelerated growth ambitions on the continent, including financial and digital services.
The United Nations launched ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.
Kenya’s agritech and financial services startup Apollo Agriculture has raised $6 million in Series A financing to bolster its resolve to empower small-scale farmers to maximize their profits.
Focused on financial inclusion, Ukheshe’s technology platform helps banks and telcos provide affordable digital banking and payment services
Kenyan insurer APA Insurance has launched an app that will enable Kenyans to make fast and safe motor insurance purchases, renewals and report claims easily on their mobile devices anywhere and anytime.
A\n initiative to experiment on the use of digital wallets Ghana has proven that use of mobile money can make delivery of financial services to farmers much cheaper and less risky.
Pan African Financial group, UBA, has invested in cutting edge technology in a bid to boost its overall service offering to customers a development that has shown its unalloyed commitment to establishing its dominance across Africa.
Ecobank Group, the pan-African Bank, in collaboration with Google is helping to equip African SMEs with the necessary digital skills to navigate the rapidly evolving business world.
Carbon in an effort to improve the experience of its customers, has launched Carbon Express - A keyboard extension that allows customers to access Carbon services from within whatever app they are using.
DHL Global Forwarding, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, has launched myDHLi, the only fully integrated online platform for freight forwarding customers.
HPS, a leading multinational provider of payment solutions announces it has completed the modernisation of Absa’s African Operations outside of South Africa (ARO) acquiring payments infrastructure journey.
The Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate 2018-2019 Sustainability Progress Report has highlighted how Cargill is using technology to connect every dot in the cocoa supply.
Tunisia has launched a contact-tracing mobile phone app that identifies and alerts users who may have had contact with others infected with the new coronavirus.
Innovate Now Accelerator Programme seeks African mobile solutions to assist persons with disabilities
Innovate Now, is seeking applications from innovators across the African continent who are dedicated to developing mobile based technologies designed to assist people living with disabilities.
Villgro Kenya announced an investment of $50,000 to The Pathology Network, a digital referral platform for pathologists in Kenya.
In response to how the global COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition and launched Ericsson Educate.
As businesses across the country start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance; Vodacom has created specific digital solutions to support businesses as they navigate their return to work.
It is becoming clear that most – if not all – our major social, economic and political decisions over the next few years will be made through the prism of the coronavirus and the ripple effects of the pandemic.
Telkom Kenya customers will now have convenient and subsidised access to medical consultations through its partnership with Valentis Health, a doctor-founded healthcare service providing telemedicine.
The Covid-19 crisis has, at least temporarily, brought thousands of people to the home office. The question is, what happens after the pandemic? Are companies returning to the old models with only physical presence?
Mastercard to connect one billion people, 50 million small businesses, 25 million women entrepreneurs to the digital economy by 2025
Mastercard has expanded its worldwide commitment to financial inclusion, pledging to bring a total of 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into the digital economy by 2025.
Digital Afrique Telecom launches smart delivery app to simplify businesses order and delivery process
Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) has announced the successful launch of a Smart delivery app to enable businesses to simplify their order and delivery process.
China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable.
Standard Bank has launched a digitized Escrow solution, an online service that has been designed to protect individuals from risks associated with buying or selling goods or services from unknown individuals.
The rapid global spread of COVID-19 has forced business, education, and social activities to be conducted virtually.
CBi Innovations Limited (CBiIL) has chosen the SAP Rural Sourcing Management solution to support 850 000 small maize producers and integrate them into the agricultural value chains.
Against the backdrop of a devastating pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply by 3.2 per cent this year, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2020 report.
SentinelOne announced that the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa (AASA) has rolled out its AI-powered technology to replace legacy endpoint antivirus and successfully identify and defeat cyber attacks with zero dwell time.
Alphabet’s Loon and Vodacom have signed a deal to use Loon’s balloon-powered internet solution to expand the Vodacom network in Mozambique.
DStv and GOtv have announced the launch of The Africa We See campaign; a heart-warming celebration of the excellence and power of Africa, its people and the rich stories that come from the continent.
Egypt’s economy will slow sharply this year because of the impact of the coronavirus, but will avoid a recession, according to the latest forecast by the EBRD.
In an effort to aid online learning, Standard Bank is now providing students with a Student Loan facility which allows access to funding for equipment such as laptops/tablets and software.
In recent years, working from home has been a perk for some. Suddenly it became an imperative for many, as demand for remote work soared globally in only a few weeks. This has been a profound shift for society at large.
As part of the company’s future-forward strategy and goal of reducing the barrier to entry for all its customers bidorbuy has partnered with Huawei to migrate the bidorbuy app to the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) platform.
Netflix has announced the introduction of a Made in Africa collection - a curated list of African series, films and documentaries - to celebrate Africa Month.
Tanzania is well-positioned to integrate into the global digital economy, thanks to its growing economy and a rapidly developing innovation ecosystem, a new UNCTAD assessment says.
Ericsson has appointed Todd Ashton as the Vice President and Head of Ericsson South & East Africa within Market Area Middle East and Africa.
Vubiquity has announced that it will become a premium content supplier and exclusive content curator for Airtel Africa.
Vendekin Technologies and Marshal have entered into a partnership to expand the 'V-Commerce' ecosystem in Middle East and Africa.
Poultry producers in Ghana are exploring new ways to facilitate training and conduct business online, while restrictions from the global outbreak of COVID-19 threaten to disrupt their livelihoods.
Temenos announces that Enda Tamweel (Enda) has gone live with cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos Transact, the next generation core banking product.
Vodacom Business has partnered with Accenture to broaden its Digital Transformation Smart Service Offering through Cloud, Security and Analytics capabilities.
The outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe is presenting a unique set of challenges to industries and causing severe disruption to global value chains.
Necessity is the mother of all inventions. We are witnessing an increase in innovations as the world races to develop a vaccine to treat COVID-19.
Ecobank Group is leveraging its distribution and partner networks to raise awareness of literacy apps in the Google Play Store to support the education of children who are at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asoko Insight has announced that the deal origination platform will continue to match UK investors and businesses to fund-seeking African corporates for a further six months.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) in partnership with Vodacom has launched its next wave of data centres in South Africa.
Mastercard has partnered with transportation solutions provider EYWA and leading financial institution NMB Bank to launch the EYWA Transit Solution in Tanzania.
DFA has become the first telecommunications provider in 10 years to be granted an operating licence by the Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe.
Business disruptions are becoming more common phenomena and can impact businesses of all sizes, this in turn can impact productivity, customer satisfaction, brand reputation and cause revenue loss.
MeMo² recently introduced a new way of real-time cross-media measurement and optimization. Dutch consumers can now share continuous cross-media exposure, shopping behavior and in-depth insights with the THX app.
Retail and food service store, FreshStop at Caltex has partnered with food delivery app, Mr D Food to allow customers to order their food, snacks and drinks for delivery through the Mr D app.
GreenTec Capital announces its investment in Ghana’s Sumundi, an innovative digital retail management platform designed to help retailers manage, grow, and sustain their businesses.
LogicMonitor, the leading cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and intelligence platform for enterprise IT and Managed Service Providers announced the global expansion of its LogicMonitor Partner Network.
Mukwano Industries has grown into one of the leading FMCG conglomerates in East Africa, with interests that include manufacturing, agriculture and property development.
Ethiopian Airlines has introduced a mobile app and chatbot-assisted shipment tracking service to elevate cargo customers’ experience.
Banks in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are the strongest believers in a cashless society, according to a global retail banking survey released by Temenos , the banking software company.
Temenos, Microsoft partner to offer fast access to AI-driven Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS Solution
Temenos, announced a joint effort with Microsoft to enable access to its AI-powered, Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS solution to allow banks protect both their customers and organization from financial crime increase during the pandemic.
Liquid Telecom Zambia is supporting the Ministry of Health with free internet connectivity at COVID-19 quarantine centres.
Liquid Telecom has connected Kibabii virtual school in Bungoma County to its high capacity fibre network with the latest digital and collaboration tools to enhance remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister has signed and gazetted directions allowing electronic communication services and network services, advertising agencies, film and television production companies to resume operations.
Safaricom will provide communication resources equivalent to 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs to critical Government healthcare workers for the next three months.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches Africa’s first live 5G network, supports both mobile and fixed wireless services
Vodacom has switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, with further rollouts planned to other parts of the country.
Terry Macharia is a founder and Managing Partner at Secvate Solutions, an information technology startup domiciled in Nairobi Kenya that has since 2018 been offering customized software solutions, cyber security consultancy and data analytics.
Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 11.7% year over year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2020, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) announced the kick-off of Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express (SHARE) Cable, the first high-capacity direct link from the African continent to the offshore islands of Cape Verde.
Only 66% of the nations of the world safeguard people’s data and privacy, despite an 11 percentage point increase in the adoption of data protection and privacy legislation in the period 2015-2020, according to new UNCTAD data.
Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announced the opening of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Casablanca, Morocco.
The Coca-Cola Company announced a five-year agreement with Microsoft Corp. to standardize its business operations on Microsoft’s cloud and deliver rich new digital experiences.