Ghana’s telecommunications regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has been selected by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as a training partner in QoSTP.
Despite ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, the sourcing market in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) set a record with €3.9 billion of combined market value in the first quarter of 2019.
Malawi has become the latest country to launch a health situation room, a software platform designed to help the government make informed decisions about policies and programmes related to health, including HIV.
GE Healthcare and Medical Credit Fund (MCF)-part have entered into a partnership to enable small and medium private healthcare providers to access loans for the purchase of GE Healthcare manufactured medical equipment.
Kenyan banks are now working with Safaricom's M-PESA mobile payments service to offer saving and loan products, a credit positive, Moody's Investors Service says in a recently released report.
Safaricom has today launched this year’s smartphone campaign that will be introducing the most affordable 4G devices in Kenya ;- Neon Ray and Neon Nova.
The Egyptian National Media Authority (ENMA) has selected Rohde & Schwarz R&S THU9evo transmitters for a multi-million Dollar contract to support their DVB-T2 network.
Saeed Talfo has spent about a decade working in ICT, telecom delivery and service, and HE is currently the CEO of GLSD.
South African-based Bitcoin company, Centbee, has announced that it has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm, Ayre Ventures and CoinGeek.
Seedstars has announced a new partnership with Paris-based First Growth Ventures to launch a $100 million fund to invest in African tech startups.
Facebook through the Facebook Community Leadership Program has partnered with Dream Factory Foundation to open a computer lab at Salt River High School in Cape Town, South Africa.
Google has announced that it is launching its Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey in June.
Telkom Kenya has appointed Mr. Steve Okeyo as the new Managing Director for its Mobile Division. Mr. Okeyo takes over from Amer Atwi, who is leaving Telkom, having made solid contributions to the business since 2016.
AI has the potential to enhance productivity and growth by expanding opportunities in key sectors for Kenya and the wider continent.
An innovative initiative by government to supply modern technology equipment to disadvantaged schools in rural areas is set to change the lives of learners at these schools.
Customers who shop for Jumia Global items will enjoy free international delivery after Jumia announced that it has scrapped the international shipping fees.
Google is offering 30,000 scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications.
MEST Africa, the Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund and incubator, has officially announced its fourth annual MEST Africa Summit, in collaboration with Microsoft.
Telecom multinational, Angola Cables yesterday announced the opening of its carrier-neutral data centre, AngoNAP Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil.
[South Africa] Vodacom and Department of Social Development unveil community contact centre in KwaZulu-Natal
Vodacom, in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Department of Social Development, has launched a Contact Centre, allowing community members to connect with the department.
Mastercard has been recognised as South Africa’s top employer brand in the financial services sector at the recent South Africa Best Employer Brand Awards 2019.
Akon Lighting partners with Group A MondoBrain to provide accurate and sustainable energy solutions in Africa
Akon has announced the signing of a formal partnership between Akon Lighting America (ALA) and Artificial Intelligence-solutions provider, Group A MondoBrain.
South Africa will soon join the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (C4IR Network) alongside China, India and Japan by launching an Affiliate Centre.
SAP Next-Gen has launched the local chapter of Women in Data Science, an initiative that seeks to educate female data scientists and encourage them to enter the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
The GSMA has announced that Côte d'Ivoire’s mobile industry has come together to support a major new initiative to guard against the use of stolen devices.
West Africa’s mobile ecosystem generated more than $50 billion in economic value last year – equivalent to 8.7 per cent of the region’s GDP, according to a new GSMA study.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has improved the Value Added Tax (VAT) return verification module on iTax.
Kenya has closed in on the top 50 ranking in the ease of doing business after targeting reforms in ease of paying taxes and trading across border indicators.
The African ICT Foundation has announced the appointment of Dr. Kossi Amessinou as the Regional Director for the West Africa to pilot the affairs of the Foundation in the French speaking region of West Africa.
Nafham to offer Canon has partnered with Nafham, a free online crowdsourced educational platform, to create an innovative photography and film making online course, ‘Hekayet Sora.’
Belfrics Group,in association with Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) have announced a joint initiative to develop a pool of talented and skilled technology professionals for blockchain as a domain.
Medscheme, one of South Africa's largest providers of administrative and health risk management solutions for the healthcare sector, has created a modern decision platform for its Medical Aid Administration business.
Nigerian financial technology company, Global Accelerex, has launched its Agency Network Platform, a web-based business solution specially developed for agency banking business.
DHL Express has announced the launch of its new mobile and desktop app aimed at improving the online shopping experience for Africa-based consumers.
South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider, Cortex Logic, Grows Outreach Programme with Local Universities in Cape Town.
ECA Deputy Executive Secretary met with Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, and discussed ways to forge close cooperation in advancing the smart development concept to help Africa in implementing Agenda 2030.
Copia Kenya has launched a new online shopping solution that makes it easier for people living in urban areas to buy goods and have them delivered to their friends and family upcountry.
The introduction of the P 30 Series – P30 Pro, P30 and P30 Lite according to the company is of its agenda to build an interconnected world.
MTN South Africa have successfully launched a live 5G indoor solution at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre.
[South Africa] Standard Bank appoints Chief Technology Officer as bank focuses on digitization strategy
Standard Bank Group has appointed Mr. Tau Mashigo as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO).
AfricaOnline has launched its new JOLA service, a high-speed broadband satellite service powered by Avanti’s HYLAS4 satellite that offers 100% coverage of Ghana through multiple spot beams.
Paxful has teamed up with Jumio® to improve Anti-Money Laundering (AML) procedures and implement Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements onto the marketplace.
South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association has amended its Constitution to represent the interests of its members while also pursuing a mobile consumer protection mandate.
African tech startups raised a total of US$1.163 billion in equity funding in 2018. This is according to the Partech Africa annual report on the financing of African Startups.
Safaricom has partnered with Showmax to offer its Home Fibre customers one-month unlimited access to the streaming service at no cost.
Visa, the global payments technology company and Branch, have announced a partnership that will see virtual Visa prepaid debit cards offered to over 2 million consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Vodacom Foundation has certified thirty seven unemployed youth, who underwent 24 demanding months of theory, practicals and work-based placement training.
Standard Chartered Bank today announced the official opening of its Africa eXellerator lab, an innovation hub that will serve as a platform to collaborate with fintechs in Kenya and the broader African region.
Dell Technologies is now banking on Multi Cloud Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things to provide enterprises with enhanced solutions as Kenya gets into the digital transformation era.
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching low-cost bank transfers to all banks in Congo-Brazzaville.
Paylater, the Nigerian fintech company specializing in consumer lending, has confirmed its name change in light of its growing banking services.
Kemi Ayinde is co-founder and CEO of Heathpoint, a company making healthcare, through the use of technology, widely accessible and affordable in Nigeria.
Cisco has announced the launch an Incubation hub in Kenya. This Incubation Centre will impart business knowledge and speed up access to market for Small Medium and Micro Enterprises.
Mobile & IoT solutions provider, Workz Group has announced the launch of its 5G SIM card which will support the next generation of cellular mobile communications required to drive the Internet of Things.
IFC has launched a program to support the development of Egypt’s fintech space that will help startups extend crucial financial services.
Huawei and Tunisia have agreed to strengthen cooperation on ICT talents cultivation, digital economy development and public safety.
Boomplay, the largest and fastest-growing music streaming service in Africa, has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Maison Capital and followed by Seas Capital and other strategic investors.
Siemens launches data visualization project that transforms Africa’s urban centers into smart cities
Siemens has launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC.
Siemens and Ethiopia have signed an MOU with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to support the government’s objective of becoming a low middle-income country by 2025.
One hundred and sixty young women have begun a month-long coding class on two Nigerian campuses under a new programme to give African youth digital skills for the work force.
Tracom Services Limited, the award-winning payment solutions company today announced the launch of their first ever youth academy.
E-commerce can significantly boost free trade across Africa and therefore help realize the objectives of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) has officially opened applications for African entrepreneurs from all countries, sectors and age groups.
[South Africa] Consumers moving away from traditional forms of entertainment and media consumption, Pwc Survey
Almost 40% of those surveyed are moving away from consuming entertainment through traditional channels and rather streaming daily or more.
Kenya’s Ministry of Education, Interswitch and UNESCO have today launched a National Science Competition targeting secondary students with a special interest in Science, Technology and Mathematics.
The Electoral Commission has launched an innovative online reporting platform to help combat the scourge of disinformation intended to unfairly influence the elections.
Yodiwo South Africa and Cold Tech Marketing announce strategic IoT partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa
This partnership is set to revolutionise the smart retail sector in South Africa with intelligent IoT platform capabilities, analytics, and machine learning algorithms.
A proliferation of mobile applications on popular online stores is exposing Kenyans to increased cyber-attacks and fraud, the latest sector statistics report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) shows.
Despite significant strides in the telecom industry, which have been made in terms of technology and reach, the spread of network connection in rural areas around the world, remains the last frontier for the telecom industry.
Jiji and OLX announced that both companies have reached an agreement under which Jiji will acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, pending certain regulatory approvals.
The National Aviation Services (NAS), has partnered with Wanzl and ICT.aero to launch state-of-the-art electronic gates (E-gates) at its Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area, Morocco.
ACF team, alongside local African authorities, have conducted two highly successful operations to stop the trade of counterfeit cartridges for HP printers across Uganda and Mozambique.
Amazon’s recent entry into the pharmaceutical market, following its acquisition of PillPack – an online US pharmacy – has got local experts re-evaluating the role of internet pharmacies in SA.
Canon Central and North Africa has signed a 3 year partnership agreement with Yaba College of Technology to support students in their professional development by conducting print workshop training with Canon specialists.
AfricaOnline, Ghanaian ISP and a Gondwana International Networks subsidiary, has appointed industry stalwart, Foster Plender as its Managing Director.
RADWIN has announced that the Paratus Group deployed the revolutionary JET DUO PtMP dual-band solution in Zambia to boost wireless connectivity for SMEs and large corporations.
Based in Nairobi, Brenda will lead the development of diverse programs with public and private sector projects and partnerships across East Africa.
More than 600 Sunflower farmers in Makueni County are set to benefit from a partnership between Safaricom’s DigiFarm product, Bidco Africa and the Makueni County Government in Kenya.
Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, today announced that Mastercard has agreed, subject to certain conditions, to become an investor and form a strategic partnership to grow e-commerce operations.
In an effort to create awareness around its Azure offering as well as drive cloud migration, Microsoft hosted an event in Nairobi, Kenya.
PEG Africa, a West Africa-based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, has raised a US$25 million Series C funding round, taking its funding total to US$50 million.
Online marketplaces such as Jumia, Souq, Uber, and Travelstart could create around 3 million new jobs by 2025 across Africa according to a new report released today by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, has announced that Standard Bank Group has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider with the intention of migrating its production workloads.
Tanzanian start-up Ubongo, a localised educational media platform that reaches millions of families through accessible technologies, has won the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize.
Viettel Group's brand in the Republic of Burundi, Lumitel, has celebrated its fourth anniversary in the market with a 225 percent profit growth in 2018, marking a pre-tax profit of over USD$7.3 million.
Although mobile commerce is booming globally, South Africans still prefer using desktops over smartphones when doing online shopping.
The Board of the Capital Markets Authority has approved the Regulatory Sandbox Policy Guidance Note setting the stage for CMA to begin accepting applications for admission of fintech firms to its Regulatory Sandbox.
The appointment will see Opil continue to support and grow strong market alignment for the Kaspersky Lab brand locally with particular focus on the East African region.
Kobo360, the technology logistics platform, today announced that it will expand operations into Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya.
Digital money transfer company WorldRemit has joined forces with Gulf African Bank (GAB), Kenya’s premier shari’ah compliant bank, to facilitate diaspora remittances.
Rwandan President, Paul Kagame and Globacom's Executive Vice Chairman, Mrs Bella Disu, have initiated discussions on the use of digital technology to help the march towards economic prosperity in Africa.
Online marketplaces such as Jumia, Souq, Uber, and Travelstart could create around 3 million new jobs by 2025 across Africa.
Square Kilometre Array milestone reached in South Africa with adoption of environmental management plan
The Department of Science and Technology has welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for phase one of the Square Kilometre Array in South Africa.
Farmcrowdy, a Nigerian agritech company has raised an additional $US 1 million in funding from international investors Cox Enterprises and Techstars, along with local investor Ajayi Solutions.
Global management consultancy Accenture has held a SAP Intelligent Enterprise client event in South Africa to consolidate the launch to its SAP enterprise solution myConcerto.
Egypt Ministry of Planning, Follow-Up and Administrative Reform has signed a cooperation protocol with Visa Inc for electronic payment to help spread the culture of digital payment.
IFC and Tunisia’s Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy are launching a ground-breaking program designed to support high-potential startups and drive innovation across North Africa.
Natalie Miller is an American entrepreneur and business development professional with over a decade of experience leading and growing organizations across Africa. In April 2018, Natalie joined agritech solutions provider, GreenFingers Mobile, as its CEO.
Zambian traders bringing molasses into Botswana on the Kazungula Ferry on 1 December 2016 were surprised when border officials asked for a fumigation certificate.
Naspers has announced that it is proposing to unbundle its internet interests outside of South Africa into a new company (Newco) and to separately list Newco on Euronext Amsterdam as a primary listing.