Sabre Corporation, software and technology company powering the global travel industryannounc ed the signing of a long-term, technology agreement with BIDTravel.
The statistics that hover uncertainty around Africa are not ones that should make the continent proud. The World Bank has estimated that Africa could potentially hold 90% of the global poor population by 2030.
Bolt, on-demand transportation platform in Africa has up-scaled security and safety features on the platform to improve safety and well-being of passengers, riders and drivers during a Bolt trip.
Orange partners with Smart Africa, announces new investments to improve quality of service, data security for end-users
Orange, a platinum member of the Smart Africa Alliance, supports the One Africa Network (OAN) project which has the aim of reducing the cost of communication and keeping the traffic generated and destined for Africa within Africa.
Organised crime syndicates are increasingly targeting Vodacom base stations in KwaZulu Natal region for theft and vandalism, with over 70 incidents of vandalism reported on a monthly basis.
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor announced an additional $40 million equity investment into Liquid Telecom, Africa’s independent fibre, data centre and cloud technology provider.
Ericsson has launched its 2020 edition of the Graduate Program in Africa. The program aims to grow the technical skills of the graduates, train them in the Ericsson technology, solutions and their delivery.
On the evening of 23 March, South Africans gathered around their television sets to listen to arguably the most important announcement of this year. At the time, the nation was on edge.
Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global, is an accelerator that supports inclusive tech innovators and facilitates the growth of innovation ecosystems in emerging markets. Jane del Sur directs this program in Ghana, West Africa.
MTN Group announced two new appointments of Chief Executive Officer of major subsidiary MTN Nigeria Communications and that of MTN Group Chief Risk Officer, a new group executive committee (exco) position, effective 1 March 2021.
Fintech company Cellulant appointed Faith Nkatha Gitonga as Country Manager, Kenya.
When the coronavirus pandemic spread in early 2020, economies around the world closed down and most people were relegated to remote work.
Comtech receives $1m satellite ground station equipment order from Mobile Network Operator in Africa
Comtech announced that during its first quarter of fiscal 2021, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1 million order for satellite ground station equipment from a Mobile Network Operator in Africa.
Newgen Software, a global provider of low code digital automation platform, has announced that TAJBank has selected Newgen as a digital transformation partner to automate its enterprise-wide customer-facing processes.
UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) launched a new partnership to address the challenges Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) face in Zambia.
Vertiv, global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced a distribution partnership with Cyber Security South Africa (CSSA), cyber security technology distributor.
After piloting Visa Tap to Phone over the past year, Visa has announced product availability in more than 15 markets.
Regulators, UN agencies, market actors and officials from 10 countries launched the Dialogue on Global Digital Finance Governance, implementing one of the key recommendations of the UNSG Digital Finance Task Force.
The National Bank of Angola (BNA) has granted a Payment Service Provider license to Unitel Serviços Financeiros Móveis (SU), SA, at the request of this operator.
Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google have announced a collaboration to help SMEs move their businesses online, accept digital payments and attract more customers.
Africa’s technology communications company Vodacom Group is partnering with AFI under the global network’s public-private dialogue (PPD) platform to advance financial inclusion in Africa.
Ravenswood Solutions has established two new subsidiaries, Ravenswood Technologies UK and Ravenswood Technologies Kenya, after winning a five-year contract from the UK Ministry of Defence.
The investment that has gone into producing world class products has paid off with five of realme products having been feted with global accolades chiefly for their novel designs.
Moroccan telecommunications operator Maroc Telecom achieved a turnover of more than MAD 27.49 billion ($2.99 billion) during the first nine months of 2020, up 0.7%.
The number of mobile phone users decreased to 25.5 million in the second quarter ended 30 June from 28.4 million in the first quarter, according the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).
A new report from IFC and the World Bank focused on the health of Nigeria’s economy finds that a broader private sector-led growth strategy could help Nigeria realize its immense potential by attracting more investment.
Driving innovation and disruption with smarter, more capable digital workers, Blue Prism announced new automation capabilities specifically designed for SAP® ECC and S/4HANA® enterprise users.
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Digitising the agricultural sector enables farmers to enhance their business and profitability while opening possibilities to the benefits of next generation technology.
Neptune Energy announced it will adopt Halliburton’s DecisionSpace 365 well construction suite of cloud applications to consolidate all global drilling and wells activities, improve efficiency and significantly reduce non-productive time.
Airtel Networks Zambia has partnered with Ericsson on a ‘Product Take-Back’ program to minimize the potential environmental impact associated with the disposal of decommissioned electrical equipment.
As the covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate economies and take a toll on businesses, Kenya’s telecommunication giant Safaricom has reiterated its commitment to work with SMEs who have borne the greatest brunt of the virus.
M-TIBA and Britam have announced the signing of a new partnership to develop digital products to increase health insurance market penetration in Kenya.
@iBizAfrica-Strathmore University in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank Kenya launched the Fourth Cohort of the Women in Tech 2020 program.
4G Capital Group Limited, Citi, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Ford Foundation have partnered to expand financial inclusion in Kenya.
In support and contribution to the development of industry in Africa, Siemens has revised its business approach for sustainable business development and competitiveness.
Stripe has entered into an agreement to acquire Paystack, a fintech startup based in Lagos, to make it easy for organizations of all sizes to collect payments from around the world, and help increase Africa’s online GDP.
AppsFlyer, the global attribution leader, has released the 11th edition of its Performance Index.
Deutsche Post DHL, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation promote e-commerce in developing and emerging countries
Giving small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries access to global markets is the goal of a cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group.
Egyptian last-mile delivery startup dreevo launches operations with pre-seed funding from EF Logistics
Egyptian last-mile delivery focused startup dreevo raised a six figure US dollar in a bootstrap, pre-seed funding round from EF Logistics, a third party logistic services provider, to introduce agile and affordable technological solutions.
Safaricom has announced that it will work with partners and regulators to support the informal sector in e-waste management.
$100m Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative to boost disease surveillance, emergency response capacity in Africa
A group of public, private and non-profit organizations, led by the African Union Commission through the Africa CDC launched the Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative.
ZTE Corporation has signed a partnership with MTN Zambia to construct a cross-border Optical Transmission Network backbone in Zambia.
Almost as many women as men use the internet in Ghana, according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation, which finds men are just 6% more likely to be online than women.
Liquid Telecom South Africa has announced that Deon Geyser has been appointed as its new CEO, effective from January 1st 2021.
The Ivorian government has reached an agreement with Chinese telecom operator Huawei to strengthen its ICT industry.
Ericsson and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to a global partnership that will provide internet connectivity mapping to educational institutions in Nigeria and 34 other countries.
Women in Ghana closing the gender gap in internet access - but still miss out on benefits of digital technology
Almost as many women as men use the internet in Ghana, according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation, which finds men are just 6% more likely to be online than women.
Mastercard and Selcom has launched an enhanced mobile application that enables people to centralize all their payment cards, rewards programs and supported mobile banking profiles on one digital platform.
The World Bank announced a twenty-eight month debarment of Techno Brain Kenya, an IT-services company, and a ten-month debarment of its parent company, Techno Brain UAE, in connection with collusive and fraudulent practices.
The Global Startup Awards (GSA), largest independent startup ecosystem awards platform with a mission to find, recognise and connect the future shapers of the digital age from all around the world, will now be expanding across Africa.
GhanaWeb, Ghana’s biggest news platform and Tonaton.com, Ghana’s biggest online marketplace have signed an exclusive cooperative partnership agreement to lead and improve Ghana’s online marketplace with engaging content.
Sunline and Huawei have jointly released the Digital Loan One Box Solution, a global contactless solution for financial services.
Recruiting and staffing have become more complex, technology driven and many businesses view this disruption as a threat. They need to understand that they cannot continue using traditional methods and keep doing things the same old way.
To enable crop researchers and policymakers access information on the three Tropical Legumes projects under one roof, a digital hub has been developed to capture learnings and impacts of crop varietal development.
German tech startup CloudRadar is launching its cloud-based IT-monitoring service in South Africa, ahead of further global expansion, to help ensure IT stability for regional businesses in the face of rapid, pandemic-fuelled digitisation.
Airtel Africa has expanded its strategic partnership with Ericsson to enable 4G coverage in Kenya.
Growing adoption of digitization across the global banking sector is significantly boosting the use of advanced technologies including artificial intelligence according to the latest report by Research and Markets.
Mondia, a technology company which specialises in marketing and distribution of digital content and Jumia, Africa’s largest e-commerce platform, launched Jumia Games, a competitively priced entertainment category on the JumiaPay App.
Subscriptions to broadband or high-speed Internet services in Nigeria have increased significantly to a peak of 82.7 million as at the end of August, 2020, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission.
The regulatory action taken by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to facilitate the listing of MTN Nigeria on the country’s stock exchange market has continued to bring economic gains to Nigeria.
Airtel Tanzania has collaborated with WorldRemit, the global payments company to enable Airtel Money customers to send and receive money directly into their Airtel Money wallets from abroad.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has considered lifting the suspended Spectrum Trading Guidelines (STG), 2018, pending conclusion of the ongoing review of the Guidelines.
Mukuru and WorldRemit announced a deepening of their existing partnership, with the aim to expand their collaboration for cash remittances into Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana.
Mastercard study highlights the digital divide that needs to be addressed to power gig economy growth in East Africa
Mastercard released a white paper revealing how gig work across East Africa is helping to drive economic growth by facilitating economic opportunities, improving livelihoods, and acting as a buffer against unemployment.
COVID-19 has seen consumers across the world ditch cash and in-person shopping in favour of online spending, according to Standard Chartered’s latest global survey.
Temenos, the banking software company, announced Saudi Arabian digital wallet, STCPay, has selected cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos Payments and Temenos Transact running on a private cloud to achieve exponential growth.
Trace, an international media group dedicated to empowerment and entertainment of afro-urban people, has entrusted Molotov Solutions to develop and operate the new version of its OTT platform, TracePlay.
Finastra revealed Fusion Payments To Go, its payments solution aimed at small and medium-sized banks looking to implement domestic and cross-border payment services in Europe, the US and South Africa.
Standard Chartered Bank announced the launch of co-branded SCB and Liverpool FC debit cards.
The World Bank approved a $140 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) Scale Up Facility and a $3 million grant from the Global Financing Facility to strengthen Madagacsar's identity management system.
United Nations FAO and CropLife International renewed and strengthened their commitment to work together and find new ways to transform agri-food systems and promote rural development through on the ground investment and innovation.
Following what has been billed as a successful unveiling of the realme C15 in the Kenyan market in a development that has tilted the scales in the local smartphone industry, smartphone manufacturer realme has announced the second hot sale of the flagship brand.
Organisations across sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly leveraging multiple cloud deployments to achieve digital transformation.
Mastercard has announced a partnership with Samsung, Airtel Africa and Asante Financial Services Group (“Asante”) to launch a Pay-on-Demand payments platform and drive the digital economy across Africa.
With low operational visibility, slow, outdated processes and a vision of growing its footprint, one of Africa’s oldest dairy processor & distributor turned to technology to transform its operations.
The African Development Bank, the government of Nigeria and Microsoft have launched the Digital Nigeria eLearning Platform, to provide marketable digital skills to the country’s youth.
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) announced the admission of FourFront Management to the Regulatory Sandbox, bringing the total number of firms admitted to the live-testing environment for capital markets innovations to seven.
The African Union has amplified action to tackle non-tariff barriers and increase small businesses’ use of the tradebarriers.africa tool through its new online platform
Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and an incremental capacity commitment.
Orange has announced the launch of its online training platform "Orange Campus Africa" in partnership with the Virtual University of Senegal (UVS) during GSMA Thrive Africa.
Huawei, in cooperation with digital payment entity, Mondia Pay, is now offering Direct Carrier Billing service (DCB), for seamless, contactless payments for users in the MEA region.
Crown Agents Bank has collaborated with VODACASH SA in the innovating project of enabling international mobile payments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the M-Pesa brand.
Mastercard has released a white paper revealing how gig work across East Africa is helping to drive economic growth by facilitating economic opportunities, improving livelihoods, and acting as a buffer against unemployment.
Orange launched Sanza touch, an exclusive Orange smartphone and the most affordable 4G Android (Go edition) device globally supported by Google.
Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, has partnered with Business Connexion (BCX), one of South Africa's technology companies, to deliver high performance data centre interconnection (DCI) services for African enterprises.
Esri, the global player in location intelligence, has announced a joint initiative with AfroChampions, a Pan-African nonprofit that aims to promote policies that foster private-public collaboration for Africa's economic transformation.
The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has signed a collaboration agreement with tech-firm Huawei-Kenya that seeks to deepen financial inclusion in the banking sector through further deployment of technology and building fintech capacity.
If elections were to be held today, former President John Mahama would have garnered the most votes, according to results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll.
In a first-of-its-kind development in the region, smartphone manufacturer realme has excited the Kenyan market with the introduction of its flagship brand, the realme C15.
Rack Centre, carrier neutral data centre operator in West Africa, announced an expansion programme that will increase capacity to a total net lettable white space of 6000 square metres and allow for 13MW of IT power capacity in its Lagos campus.
Media and Entertainment Company, WarnerMedia, has expanded its entertainment offering in Kenya by introducing its Hollywood blockbuster channel, TNT, on pay television Company StarTimes media platform.
WorldRemit, a global digital payments company, has launched The WorldRemit Transfer Tracker mobile App for recipients of money transfers which allows them to track their remittances.
Pan African cross-industry API marketplace Chenosis has announced the conclusion of its first set of strategic partnerships with Nigerian-based emerging digital platform provider Blusalt and Gwirio, a software services company founded in South Africa.
UnionPay International (UPI) and Interswitch East Africa (Kenya) announced partnership confirming Interswitch becoming a Third-Party Service Provider (TPSP) for UnionPay International in East Africa.
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AirSmat, a Nigeria-based Pan-African Software company, has received a boost of $100,000 from Zetogon as pre-seeding investment to help the organization on the journey to deliver world-class service in Africa.
FAO, IBM and Microsoft relaunched a commitment towards developing forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that are inclusive and promote sustainable ways to achieve food and nutrition security.
Gebeya, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, or We-Fi program, have signed a $500,000 advisory services agreement to implement the Digital Gender-Ethiopia Program.
Insurers must explore new ways to build capabilities to meet the digital needs of customers as BigTechs and non-traditional players enter the insurance space, according to the World InsurTech Report 2020.
Orange Egypt signed a cooperation agreement with Elsewedy Technical Academy to provide students with a set of educational scholarships, integrated educational and training program over a 3-year period.