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The social enterprise investing in digital literacy in Ghana
18-10-2019 | 06:48:00
Getting Africa’s large and growing youth population ready for active roles in the global digital economy is no small task. But as one innovative social enterprise in Ghana has shown.
Achieving broadband access for all in Africa comes with a $100 billion price tag, World Bank
18-10-2019 | 06:33:58
Across Africa, where less than a third of the population has access to broadband connectivity, achieving universal, affordable, and good quality internet access by 2030 will require an investment of US $100 billion.
South Africa retailers under pressure to adapt to new business models in the wake of digital commerce, report
18-10-2019 | 06:30:00
The latest Accenture Rethinking the eCommerce Opportunity in South Africa - How retailers can pivot to digital customers paper suggests that South African retailers are under pressure to adapt to the new way of doing business.
[Nigeria] Access Bank hits over N1billion in daily digital lending
17-10-2019 | 12:34:00
Access Bank’s expanded digital lending portfolio, which gives Nigerians quick and 24/7 access to funds for emergencies without any collateral, has hit a record of N1billion in daily loan value.
[Kenya] Equitel’s Mobile commerce payments records 16% growth
17-10-2019 | 09:20:48
Equitel has recorded a 16% growth in the number of mobile money commerce transactions, according to the latest data from the Communications Authority (CA).
[Kenya] TECNO shares its African achievements at the First China-Africa Mobile Internet Economy Summit
17-10-2019 | 09:02:51
More than 200 representatives from different technology organisation came together for the first China-Africa Mobile Internet Economy Summit (CAMIES) held in Nairobi, Kenya.
[Kenya] Safaricom joins UN push to scale up private sector investment for sustainable development
17-10-2019 | 08:24:06
The UN announced today that 30 influential leaders from the corporate world will work together in a bid to free up trillions of dollars from the private sector to finance the Sustainable Development Goals.
[South Africa] RMI launches new app that connects car owners and service providers
17-10-2019 | 06:23:09
Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) has launched RMI Connect – an app that connects consumers to accredited-RMI members,” he says.
[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: Watch your perimeter
17-10-2019 | 06:12:00
Teqcon specialises in the design and development of perimeter detection devices and they have worked with SqwidNet to launch an intelligent, wireless perimeter solution that uses Sigfox to communicate.
Boomplay Music enters Francophone countries
17-10-2019 | 06:05:00
After four years of being on the market in West Africa, Boomplay Music is set to expand its services to French-speaking countries on the continent.
Microsoft officially makes Python on Azure available in South Africa
17-10-2019 | 05:56:00
Microsoft South Africa announced the general availability of Python support in Azure Functions for production workloads locally.
[South Africa] Tshimologong Digital Innovation opens applications for this year's TechAccel programme
16-10-2019 | 13:22:58
The Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct is calling on growth-stage startups to participate in this year’s TechAccel programme, a high-impact accelerator designed specifically for growing tech companies.
[South Africa] FNB launches new products to support SMEs
16-10-2019 | 13:07:00
South African financial services provider, FNB has launched new products and solutions to help entrepreneurs in the country.
Egypt bets on Dabaa nuclear plant to bolster modern tech transfer
16-10-2019 | 12:14:02
El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project will help transfer advanced technologies to Egypt, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker said.
Angola launches National Database Protection Agency to protect citizens' digital information
16-10-2019 | 12:13:33
The Angolans citizens’ personal data become protected from now onwards, with the official launch of the National Database Protection Agency (APD).
Nokia partners with Ethiopia universities to promote digital skills and innovation
16-10-2019 | 09:57:23
Nokia will collaborate the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT), to provide training on the latest technologies and industry trends.
[Kenya] Glovo partners with NTSA to bolster road safety
16-10-2019 | 08:49:00
Technology delivery firm Glovo has partnered with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to train all riders using its platform on road safety.
[Column] Nick Durrant: Mobile apps help improve customer experience
16-10-2019 | 08:40:00
Creating a mobile app is a phenomenal tool to help businesses improve their corporate image and overall reputation, especially if they want to improve their customer service experience and boost their brand.
[Column] Helen Kruger: Capitalising on the Software-Defined Data Centre
16-10-2019 | 08:30:27
The Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) combines exceptional performance with unprecedented flexibility, enabling IT assets and IT organisations to operate and change at the speed of business.
[South Africa] Kaizer Chiefs partners with PinkCodrs Africa to train young women into developers and data scientists
16-10-2019 | 06:59:00
Kaizer Chiefs and PinkCodrs Africa have started a partnership that seeks to develop young women into fully fledged data scientists and developers.
An evolving digital world places an emphasis on insuring yourself against cyberattacks, Kaspersky
16-10-2019 | 05:35:46
Consistent year-on-year growth of Internet users is resulting in increased digital identities and the sharing of more and more personal information online.
[South Africa] Routed appoints Cheslynne Britz its cloud-focused engagement manager
16-10-2019 | 05:21:59
After 20 years in distribution, Cheslynne Britz has joined leading neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed, as the company’s first engagement manager.
[Senegal] VentureBuilder launches to support off-grid solar startups in Africa
16-10-2019 | 05:13:00
VentureBuilder, which is focused on scaling African-owned and managed off-grid solar enterprises, has officially been launched.
Focus Softnet Launches its Artificial Intelligence Platform AIFA in the Middle East and Africa
16-10-2019 | 05:00:28
Focus Softnet has launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, AIFA (Artificially Intelligent Futuristic Applications) in Africa and the Middle East.
Bolt appoints Kenneth Micah as Regional Manager for East Africa
15-10-2019 | 15:07:14
On-demand transportation platform Bolt has announced the appointment of Kenneth Micah as the Regional Manager for East Africa.
Africa urged to harness digital technology for legal identity
15-10-2019 | 14:57:00
Advances in technology present Africa with an important opportunity for the digitalization of its civil registration and vital statistics systems through which the strategic benefits of legal identity for all can be harnessed for the continent’s development.
Traditional PC market continues to grow despite issues in the supply chain, IDC
15-10-2019 | 13:24:00
Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs, comprised of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 70.4 million units in the third quarter of 2019.
Innovation key to sustainable growth of African airports, Airports Council International
15-10-2019 | 13:21:19
As African airports seek to respond to the challenges of the rapid growth in demand for air services, Airports Council International (ACI) has emphasized the importance of innovation to the sustainable growth of the sector in the region.
Smart cities in Africa, renewable energy sources to drive adoption of data centers, report
15-10-2019 | 13:18:00
The availability of renewable energy sources in Africa sources is expected to drive hyperscale data center to adopt renewable energy infrastructure according to a report by Reportlinker.com.
[South Africa] USTDA expands support to Cape Town’s digital and infrastructure advancement
15-10-2019 | 09:04:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced its growing commitment to support the City of Cape Town’s goal to become the most digitally connected city in Africa.
Ghana Telecom University to become public
14-10-2019 | 10:05:00
Privately owned Ghana Technology University College is to be absolved by government, according to Emmanuel Afoakwa, President of the University.
[Zambia] Paratus refurbishes computer lab at local community school
14-10-2019 | 08:08:39
Paratus Zambia has agreed to refurbish the computer lab at Musonda Community School in Kitwe. This project will be done in partnership with Partners for Life Advancement and Education Promotion.
DTB joins Mastercard and DPO Group to extend digital payments in Kenya and Tanzania
14-10-2019 | 06:24:52
Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), has joined African payment services provider DPO Group, and Mastercard, the global payments technology company, in the rollout of a business to business (B2B) virtual payment card in Kenya and Tanzania.
[Column] Travys Wilkins: Five ways tech is changing insurance
11-10-2019 | 13:10:00
It's no secret that the insurance sector is conservative by nature and has largely been slow to embrace technology.
[Column] Thomas Pays: Can fintech be the gamechanger in South Africa's SME sector?
11-10-2019 | 06:30:00
It is estimated that SMEs makeup 91% of formalised businesses in South Africa, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force, and their total economic output accounts for roughly 34% of the country's GDP.
Orange partners with Global Fund to tame diseases in Africa using digital healthcare
11-10-2019 | 06:16:37
The Global Fund and Orange have signed a partnership deal to develop innovative e-health solutions to reduce the prevalence of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.
[Column] Lee Naik: The rise of the super app
10-10-2019 | 14:43:00
Now is the perfect time to get in on the super app game, establishing your company as a preferred partner or supplier early on.
[South Africa] Travelstart completes acquisition of Club Travel Group
10-10-2019 | 14:40:00
Travelstart has completed its acquisition of Southern Africa’s Club Travel Group for an undisclosed sum.
[South Africa] Infor names Kevin Samuelson as new CEO
10-10-2019 | 13:45:00
Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialised by industry and built for the cloud has named Kevin Samuelson, who has served as Infor’s CFO, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
[Column] Wahl Bartmann: 15 seconds - the difference between life and death
10-10-2019 | 13:01:58
The Internet of Things (IoT) and related technological advances has moved the goal posts when it comes to telematics.
BitMinutes inks deal with Akoin to drive financial inclusion in Africa through blockchain
10-10-2019 | 11:37:02
BitMinutes Inc. has announced a partnership with Akoin to serve the unbanked population in Africa.
People Solutions partners with Digemy to launch digital academy in South Africa
10-10-2019 | 11:30:00
Training provider People Solutions announced their partnership with Digemy, a tech startup based in Cape Town, to launch Digital Academy under the FutureSkills.Africa brand.
[Column] Riaan Badenhorst: An evolving digital world places an emphasis on insuring yourself against cyberattacks
10-10-2019 | 09:13:00
Consistent year-on-year growth of Internet users is resulting in increased digital identities and the sharing of more and more personal information online.
[Column] Ushal Moonsamy: Plumbing the depths of IoT
10-10-2019 | 08:40:00
South Africa is considered a water-scarce country. This is hardly a surprise for those who live in Cape Town and have endured drought conditions that edged the city towards
African ICT Foundation pushes for a unified internet tariff in East Africa
10-10-2019 | 07:15:37
The African ICT Foundation (AfICTF) East Africa Regional Executive Council has called for the adoption of a unified telecoms tariff for voice and data across all mobile telephone networks in the region.
[South Africa] NEC XON creates KYC solution for mobile networks and financial services
10-10-2019 | 07:08:00
NEC XON has created a KYC solution to help mobile network operators and financial services businesses comply with legislation while cutting the costs, time, and resources associated with issuing SIM and bank cards.
[Kenya] Boehringer Ingelheim rolls out training programme for local health innovators
10-10-2019 | 05:33:00
Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has collaborated with Kenyatta and Strathmore Universities to launch the Making More Health Venture4Change idea competition.
[South Africa] MultiChoice Talent Factory Class of 2020 start their first day
10-10-2019 | 05:22:00
The MultiChoice Talent Factory Academies in Nairobi, Lagos and Lusaka class of 2020 students have started their first day in class.
UNESCO World Teachers Day, Africa Code Week celebrates digital skills across the globe
09-10-2019 | 12:29:00
A delegation of African leaders and SAP executives met in Paris today to discuss partnership opportunities for greater digital skills development among African and French youth.
[Madagascar] Telma selects Ericsson for next-generation core and radio network upgrade
09-10-2019 | 11:59:25
Ericsson has been selected by Telma, Madagascar, to upgrade its core and radio network, as part of a national next-generation upgrade as it moves towards 5G.
[South Africa] 10th ICT Skills Survey shows that 4IR is still waiting in the wings
09-10-2019 | 10:41:56
The survey sketches a mixed future for the ICT landscape in South Africa should current trends persist.
[Kenya] Safaricom rebrands M-PESA, offers free YouTube bundle to support Kipchoge’s challenge
09-10-2019 | 08:55:49
Safaricom has today announced a raft of measures to support Eliud Kipchoge in his challenge to become the first ever athlete to run a full marathon in under 2 hours.
Airtel Africa partners with Mastercard to offer digital payment solutions to 100 mobile phone users
09-10-2019 | 06:52:00
Airtel Africa has announced a partnership with Mastercard, giving over 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network.
Rwanda launches first smartphone factory in Africa
09-10-2019 | 06:50:00
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame launched a high tech smartphone factory in the country's capital Kigali, the first of its kind in Rwanda and Africa.
Facebook expands its third-party fact-checking programme to 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa
09-10-2019 | 06:47:00
Joining third-party fact-checking programmes in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal, Facebook has announced the expansion of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries.
MTN launches initiative to drive financial inclusion and improve digital access
09-10-2019 | 06:45:00
MTN Group has launched its “We’re good together” initiative. This is aimed at demonstrating how, in partnering with our host countries, the telco can change lives by improving digital access, driving financial inclusion.
[Kenya] Cellulant launches Tingg, Africa’s first payments super app in eight countries
09-10-2019 | 06:12:00
The app will include a wide array of payment, commerce and financial services into a single platform that will revolutionize the way customers interact with digital payment services in the continent.
Parallel Wireless helps deliver on Vodafone's OpenRAN vision in DRC
09-10-2019 | 06:01:00
Parallel Wireless has announced that Vodafone has deployed a macro Parallel Wireless OpenRAN pilot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
[Column] Ray Youseff: Peer-to-peer finance boosting entrepreneurship in Africa
09-10-2019 | 05:41:00
Blockchain technology and the role of entrepreneurship in driving Africa’s prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), were some of the key topics taking centre stage at this year’s World Economic Forum
[Uganda] Fintech company 4G Capital named Silver Winner at Global SME Finance Awards
09-10-2019 | 05:29:58
4G Capital has been named Silver Winner of the ‘Responsible Digital Innovator of the Year’ award at the Global SME Finance Awards held last in Amsterdam.
IT spending in the Middle East & Africa to top $83 billion in 2020, IDC
08-10-2019 | 13:14:00
IDC's latest forecast shows that IT spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is set to reach $83.7 billion in 2020.
Magal announces a total of $8 million in recent orders from East Africa
08-10-2019 | 12:55:00
Magal Security Systems announced that it has received approximately $8 million in orders from East Africa over the past several months.
[South Africa] Vodacom Foundation, Google partnership to accelerate Africa’s digital skills development
08-10-2019 | 12:33:00
The Vodacom Foundation has partnered with Google to accelerate the empowerment of youth in South Africa with some of the digital skills required for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
[Kenya] M-PESA among top 10 most influential finance projects of last 50 years
08-10-2019 | 08:03:00
Safaricom’s M-PESA has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects of the last 50 years by Project Management Institute (PMI) in its 2019 Most Influential Projects list.
UNESCO, MS&TP partner to offer digital literacy skills to Mozambican students
07-10-2019 | 14:08:00
Within the framework of its YouthMobile Initiative, UNESCO Mozambique, in cooperation with the Maluana Science and Technology Park (MS&TP), organised Africa Code Week coding workshops for 400 students.
[South Africa] Global financial leaders launch digital platform to tackle international trade barriers, bolster business growth
07-10-2019 | 11:00:00
Financial leaders from banks around the world convened in London to mark the official launch of the Trade Club Alliance.
Rwanda’s Clarisse and Patricia from Côte d'Ivoire named among world seven top advocates for women in tech, e-commerce
04-10-2019 | 11:21:00
The tech and e-commerce industry remains a male-dominated playing field globally, but a surge in women demanding a seat at the table – and delivering the goods online – means that this could change.
[South Africa] Vodacom Eastern Cape accelerates network infrastructure in rural areas
04-10-2019 | 09:44:00
Vodacom Eastern Cape region works across communities that are trapped in a cycle of poverty due to high unemployment and underdevelopment in that province.
[Column] Robyn Curnow: Africa must step up to support its innovators
04-10-2019 | 06:23:19
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent’s enormous potential.
[Nigeria] Facebook and Teleperrfomance partner to launch Small Business Group Operations Centre targeting advertisers in Sub-Saharan Africa
04-10-2019 | 06:15:09
Facebook in partnership with Teleperformance, has announced the opening of its first Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
SADC electronic platform reduces transfer costs
04-10-2019 | 06:10:00
President of The Southern African Development Community, SADC, Payments System managing body Andrew Mugabi has called on member countries to insert their commercial banks into the regional payment platform.
WCS, partners fit Elephants with GPS/satellite collars to reinforce ongoing protection efforts in Nigeria
03-10-2019 | 13:46:00
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that it has fitted six elephants with GPS/satellite collars over the past two months to further reinforce ongoing protection efforts in Nigeria’s Yankari Game Reserve.
[Column] Wale Arewa: Declining lifecycle of IT products helps other markets grow
03-10-2019 | 11:44:09
Increased usage of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, and also the increase in small and medium businesses, are the major factors driving the growth of the IT asset disposition (ITAD) market.
[Egypt] American University in Cairo moves to Ellucian cloud to drive innovation and digital transformation
03-10-2019 | 11:39:36
Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education has announced that the American University in Cairo has to move its Ellucian Banner student information systems (SIS) to the cloud.
Ericom Software and RAS Infotech partner to edliver remote browser isolation technology in Africa
03-10-2019 | 11:33:00
Ericom Software, a leader in Zero Trust Browser Isolation and Secure Access solutions is partnering with RAS Infotech, a provider of complete Network Security Solutions in the Middle East and Africa
Facebook Partners with Teleperformance to open a Small Business Group Operations Centre in Nigeria
03-10-2019 | 09:19:12
Facebook in partnership with Teleperformance, has announced the opening of its first Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
South Africa, Switzerland deepen STI collaboration
03-10-2019 | 09:19:00
South Africa and Switzerland are set to deepen their collaboration in science, technology and innovation (STI) following the renewal of a fruitful STI cooperation agreement between the two countries.
Ethiopia welcomes Ethiosat, the first dedicated TV platform
03-10-2019 | 07:21:00
For years, Ethiopian TV viewers have had to navigate through a plethora of multinational content in a variety of foreign languages in order to locate their favourite channels.
[South Africa] AfricaCom’s AHUB Pitch and Win shortlisted startups announced
03-10-2019 | 06:44:00
The list of startups that will have the opportunity to get their startup to take-off at the AfricaCom’s AHUB Pitch and Win 2019 in partnership with GSMA, have been announced.
[Angola] Fortaleza introduces travel insurance online
03-10-2019 | 06:39:00
Insurance company Fortaleza has launched the sale of travel insurance via the Internet, through a platform available on the company's website, which operates 24 hours a day.
[Angola] CGG delivers advanced 4D seismic survey results to BP
03-10-2019 | 06:29:00
CGG Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered state-of-the-art broadband 4D seismic results ahead of schedule from BP Angola’s latest monitor survey offshore Angola.
[Tunisia] IFC Invests $1m into Flat6Labs’s Anava Seed Fund
03-10-2019 | 06:24:00
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it is investing $1 million in Tunisia’s Anava Seed Fund (ASF) to boost the country's Startup Ecosystem.
[Column] Wale Arewa: ITAD market continues to grow
03-10-2019 | 05:41:52
The global IT asset disposition (ITAD) market size is anticipated to be worth around R330-billion by 2026, this is according to Acumen Research.
Middle East and Africa records increased demand for wearable technology, IDC
02-10-2019 | 13:30:00
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearable devices market saw tremendous year-on-year unit growth of 144.43% in the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation.
[South Africa] uKheshe selected as finalist in the Global Fintech Hackcelerator programme
02-10-2019 | 10:11:51
uKheshe, South Africa’sQR cash card and microtransaction platform, is a finalist in the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator Southern Africa competition.
[Column] Karien Bornheim: Why it’s the right time for a career in cybersecurity
02-10-2019 | 09:47:46
The complex and endlessly changing cybercrime market is not the only reason why anyone with a head for analysis and a penchant for problem-solving should consider moving into the cybersecurity career path
[South Africa] VC4A Announces Top 12 Ventures for 2019 Series-A Venture Showcase
02-10-2019 | 09:30:00
VC4A has announced the 12 ventures (11 Series A and 1 Seed+) for its 2019 Venture Showcase. These companies represent the best investment opportunities on the continent.
Da Vinci partners with Vodacom to expand its African footprint
02-10-2019 | 06:05:00
Kenyan e-Logistics company, Lori, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.
[Column] Benjamin Coetzer: 2020 - the year containerisation dominates PaaS
02-10-2019 | 05:26:50
How will infrastructure evolve and provide the sourcing, migration and delivery of services for today’s digital migration?
Kenyan E-Logistics Startup Lori expands Nigeria
02-10-2019 | 05:04:00
Kenyan e-Logistics company, Lori, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.
[Column] Kree Govender: Modernising the manufacturing value chain with data
02-10-2019 | 04:50:42
Across the entire value chain, manufacturing organisations are under constant pressure to innovate products and services.
Singapore-based credit scoring startup CredoLab launches in Kenya
02-10-2019 | 04:34:00
Singapore - Alternative credit scoring fintech company, CredoLab, officially launches in Kenya to drive financial inclusion by credit scoring more people, especially those who are new to bank and new to credit.
[Namibia] One Africa Television signs live streaming and VoD deal with TV2Africa
01-10-2019 | 12:13:00
One Africa Television (OATV) has signed a live streaming and video-on-demand agreement with TV2Africa.com, which is a platform built for content providers and broadcasters.
CredoLab jumpstarts financial inclusion in SA using smartphone data
01-10-2019 | 10:22:23
Alternative credit scoring fintech company, CredoLab, has officially launched on the African continent with the signing of three new clients – two banks and a leading airtime credit provider.
Spending on AI systems in the Middle East & Africa to top $374 million in 2020, IDC
01-10-2019 | 10:13:00
Spending on AI systems in the Middle East and Africa is expected to maintain its strong growth trajectory as businesses continue to invest in projects that utilize the capabilities of AI software and platforms according to IDC.
[Kenya] Jumia Food launches service allowing customers to enjoy unlimited free deliveries
01-10-2019 | 09:43:39
Jumia Food Kenya has announced the launch of Jumia Prime – a subscription package that allows customers pay a standard one, three or six months fee and receive guaranteed unlimited free deliveries.
[Column] Eion Connolly: New technologies that will shape Africa’s business environment in the near future
01-10-2019 | 08:42:00
Africa’s business environment is increasing in global importance by the day. Some predictions state that by 2025, a vast majority of the world’s growth will happen in the new markets that are emerging from corporations in Africa.
[Kenya] Glovo expands to Mombasa
01-10-2019 | 07:48:49
Spanish delivery firm Glovo, in a bid to expand its geographical reach within Kenya, has officially launched its service in Kenya’s second city, Mombasa.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches an emergency service app for deaf and hearing impaired persons
01-10-2019 | 07:36:16
Vodacom has extended a helping hand through the launch of the Vodacom 112 Emergency Service App that enables persons with communication barriers to contact emergency services when they need help.
MoneyGram partners with Agricultural Bank of Egypt to offer in-branch services
30-09-2019 | 11:09:11
MoneyGram, a global money transfer company,has announced a partnership with Agricultural Bank of Egypt (ABE), one of the biggest agricultural banks in the Arab world and Middle East.