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.
Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, have today announced the second cohort of 100 Rise Global Winners, five of whom are Kenyans.
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
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.
Sendy has partnered with Meta through the Innovation Growth Hub (IGHub) to offer free training for SMEs on how to grow their business.
Vocational education in the Albertine region has received a major boost following the handover of a fully furnished ICT laboratory to Millennium Business School. The facility jointly established by MTN Uganda and Enabel is aimed at facilitating ICT-enhanced learning.
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.
MTN Nigeria launches Metamorphose in partnership with Tecnotree to enhance digital presence for consumers
Tecnotree, a Finnish global provider of digital transformation solutions for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Digital Service Providers (DSPs), has partnered with MTN Nigeria on a new initiative - Metamorphose.
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, 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.
In its first year, the AWS Health Equity Initiative distributed $14 million in cloud credits and technical expertise to support health equity innovations globally.
Huawei Technologies and Absa Kenya have announced a new partnership to build a new platform to drive the bank's corporate digital transformation program.
[Kenya] Standard Chartered and Strathmore University Launch East Africa Women in Cyber Mentorship Program
Standard Chartered in collaboration with @iLabAfrica-Strathmore University has launched a mentorship program targeting women in any field with junior-level experience (2-3 years) seeking an entry into careers in Cybersecurity.
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 has announced Google Pay, a mobile payment service, developed by Google, as a payment method on Flutterwave.
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
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.
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.
EUTELSAT KONNECT sélectionné par Liquid Intelligent Technologies pour fournir de l’Internet à haut débit
Le satellite EUTELSAT KONNECT sélectionné par Liquid Intelligent Technologies pour des services de connectivité à large bande en Uganda, au Sud-Soudan et en République Démocratique du Congo.
Avanti Communications and Turksat partner to deliver extensive combined Ka-band coverage across Africa
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.
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
Subscriber’s enrolled to the StarTimes pay television platform are set to enjoy enhanced content offering following the broadcaster’s review of key programs available on the pay television platform.
Cybercrime can have a significant impact on businesses, and cybersecurity is central to environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis of a company’s sustainability.
Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) can now access financing to purchase more stock and sell more through Solv Kenya, a Standard Chartered-backed Business-to-Business (B2B) platform for MSMEs.
Cybersecurity firm Trellix has announced the establishment of the Trellix Advanced Research Center to advance global threat intelligence.
Kenyan tech firm StepWise has announced the launch of its Software Development Center, ‘Zalda’ to enable and promote inclusion and socio-economic participation, of the underserved communities.
Former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph has been appointed as board chair of Kenya agricultural insurtech startup Pula.
Orange Côte d’ivoire inaugure son Orange 5G Lab, dédié aux entreprises, aux start-ups et aux professionnels du numérique.
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).
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.
Clickatell has partnered with the Central Bank of Nigeria to deliver fast, simple, and cost-effective eNaira banking services to all Nigerians using the USSD channel.
According to Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa, the cooperation project has helped unlock the immense youth talent dividend in several African countries.
By switching to software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), many enterprises in East Africa and around the world are accelerating their digital transformation.
[Kenya] Showmax and Vision Plus partner to offer customers three months of streaming upon purchase of Vision Smart TVs
Showmax and Vision Plus have partnered to give customers who buy a Vision Plus smart TV three months of Showmax. This deal is valid for the next two years, from September 2022.
[Kenya] Jumia launches an integrated warehouse and logistics network facility to fasten delivery time and cut costs
Jumia has opened a new integrated warehouse and logistics network facility in Nairobi. The new facility will aim to transform Jumia logistics operations by providing increased storage capacity for scale-up of warehouse operations
The licensing and oversight of the digital lender was precipitated by concerns raised by the public about the predatory practices of the unregulated DCPs.
Lipa Later Uganda has entered into a strategic partnership with Millenium Infosystems to allow consumers to access quality IT solutions affordably in Uganda ranging from small operations to big sized corporations.
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
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
Smart Africa’s capacity-building arm, the Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) continues to expand its footprint in Africa, with Côte d’Ivoire being the latest country to benefit from the digital skills development initiative.
Kenya's influencer-powered social commerce platform Twiva has partnered Caroline Mutoko to highlight and train Kenyan Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.
Ghanaian health-tech startup mPharma has acquired the majority stake in HealthPlus, the leading pharmacy chain in Nigeria.
IFC’s investments in digital infrastructure hit new record, bridge connectivity gaps in emerging markets
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.
Under the partnership, Ecobank will extend the reach and impact of the Mastercard Farm Pass platform leveraging its Pan-African network of 33 countries.
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.
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
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.
The MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification demonstrates CMC Networks’ commitment to delivering digital transformation across the most challenging markets in the world.
Kenya's Strathmore University has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a bid to make its high-quality education and resources accessible from anywhere in the world.
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.
The Ugandan Parliament has passed the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022 which prescribes tougher penalties for those perpetrating cyber crimes.
Nigerian fintech startup Kippa has raised $8.4 million in an oversubscribed seed round. This round of funding was led by Goodwater Capital.
Luno, the leading global cryptocurrency investment platform has partnered with Makerere University Business School, Uganda’s leading business school as part of Luno’s nationwide cryptocurrency education drive.
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.
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.
Software Group has announced the appointment of Jaime Pinto as the Chief Commercial Officer for the Africa region. Jaime brings his 20+ years of professional experience in Payments, Telecom, Mobile and Financial solutions.
Pan-African media company, Big Cabal Media, will unveil its first ‘Commerce in Africa’ outlook report at the Future of Commerce 2022 conference in September.
With a goal to curb carbon emissions, South African startup Curbon, will make carbon-neutral online shopping possible through the launch of the country’s very first plugin created to help fight climate change.
[Kenya] Safaricom, NCPWD link persons with disabilities with job opportunities through online portal
The portal, powered by IT service provider Fuzu, is a first in Africa and seeks to help employers easily identify and recruit Persons with Disabilities into their firms.
The opening of the new office underpins Egypt as an attractive investment destination for multinational companies such as Vodafone, which is keen to expand its global delivery business in Egypt.
African e-commerce startup Wasoko partners with the government of Zanzibar to establish an innovation hub that will focus on building world-class tech solutions.
La branche de renforcement des capacités de Smart Africa, la Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA), en partenariat avec le Ministère du Numérique et de la Digitalisation du Bénin, a lancé une académie numérique nationale, en vue de promouvoir les compétences numériques en Afrique.
Vodacom has begun rolling out its world-class solutions for both municipalities as part of a three-year contract.
Japanese printing and information technology firm Epson has introduced six new home cinema projectors, ideal for film enthusiasts, sports fans and gamers looking for an immersive big screen experience.
As the world commemorates the annual International Literacy Day, Worldreader has announced an initiative to increase reading at home and out of school based on the understanding that children will never read enough during school hours to be successful readers.
Tesh Mbaabu is the Co-founder and CEO of Kenyan-based B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa Today, MarketForce MarketForce.
Yellow Card Financial, the fastest growing cryptocurrency company on the continent, celebrates exceeding 1 million customers in only three years.
Le thème du forum « Science, technologie et innovation pour une CEDEAO plus compétitive », a été adopté au regard des nombreux défis qui se posent à l’économie mondiale, au moment où les Etats membres de la CEDEAO œuvrent à la création d’une sous-région intégrée et plus compétitive.
Le Groupe Sonatel renforce son dispositif technique mis en place pour le bon déroulement des communications et renouvelle son soutien au comité d’organisation pour la réussite du Grand Magal de Touba édition 2022.
Africa Data Centres has taken a significant step forward in its widescale expansion into Africa by joining forces with Nigeria's principle internet exchange point: IXPN
Nigeria’s ProvidusBank has announced a new partnership with Mastercard, Interswitch and Thales Group to bring a new Tap-to-Pay service into the country.
Uber has appealed to the Supreme Court of Kenya to nullify the proposed digital taxi hailing regulations that were published by the Ministry of Transport in July this year.
Angola’s biggest lender Banco BAI has taken bold steps to modernise its technology infrastructure, enabling it to meet the increasingly digital demands of its growing customer base.
Nixon Kanali is a Kenyan-based tech journalist, blogger and digital influencer. Since 2014 he has been running TechTrendsKE, a platform that highlights developments and trends in the tech space.
Carnegie Mellon University and Mastercard Foundation partner to drive youth-led digital transformation in Africa
The $275.7 million partnership with the Mastercard Foundation will significantly expand advanced engineering and technology education at CMU-Africa in Kigali.
This initiative will help the region to inform policy and business decisions on food security, agricultural trade and investment.
Webb Fontaine, one of the leading providers of AI-powered Trade technology and Customs facilitation solutions to governments and trade administrations around the world, marks its 20th anniversary this month.
AI in Africa requires the input of stakeholders, including government, Internet service providers, entrepreneurs, data scientists, and all professionals operating within the field to produce new and cutting-edge data-driven African solutions to African problems.
Gartner predicts that by 2026, a quarter of us will spend at least one hour a day in the Metaverse for work, shopping, education, social media and/or entertainment
Nigerian fintech startup NowNow Digital Systems has raised $13M in its seed round for expansion across Africa. The company was founded in 2016 by CEO Sahir Berry and co-founder Mahesh Nair to expand financial inclusion and spur job creation.
Huawei Digital Power has launched a talent development program aimed at upskilling 1,000 practitioners and tertiary students with technical knowledge and skills in the digital power space.
If South Africa truly is in alliance with countries like Russia and China, with its diplomatic stances on issues like the Ukraine conflict being led by BRICS ties, questions really should be asked why these two allied countries refuse to support South Africa in its struggles against disinformation and cybercrime.
Retail had the second highest rate of ransomware attacks last year of all sectors surveyed after the media, leisure, and entertainment industry. This is according to a sectoral survey report by cybersecurity firm Sophos.
Waya, a Kenyan and US based Fintech Startup has announced the official launch of its full-service digital bank and money transfer app targeting the African Diaspora.
The startups selected for the 2nd cohort will benefit from a total of $4 million in funding and support to enable them to scale up their ongoing work.
Kaspersky experts have already found numerous examples of phishing pages, offering to buy the 14 iPhone, but actually designed to empty victims’ bank accounts and steal their Apple ID accounts.
Through a digital distribution and career management app, BoomKit is offering production, distribution and monetization tools for creatives, who are allowed to maintain 100% ownership of their works.
South African gym management platform Octiv has closed an eight-figure Series A funding round from venture capital firm Knife Capital.
At the beginning of the year, the Communications Authority (CA) reinforced its push to have mobile users register their sim cards with their respective service providers.
RDP attacks experienced a decline in South Africa and Kenya, but Nigeria had an 89% increase for the first four months of 2022 when compared to the same period last year.
Companies and leaders need to be able to tap into a rich technology partner ecosystem to drive their digital transformation and ensure their business is geared for the challenges of a changing modern economy.
Today, survey after survey shows workers want a hybrid work model. But what does the future workplace look like and how can organisations create a digital transformation journey that fits the new paradigm?
Africa’s e-commerce leader Jumia has launched the continent’s first commercial drone delivery service in Ghana through a new partnership with Zipline.
Trellix has announced the appointment of Kim Anstett as Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, Anstett will lead Trellix’s global information and technology systems organization and also join the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).
C. Moore Media International Public Relations (CMM), a boutique independent PR agency specializing in the U.S., UK and African markets, has joined Allison+Partners.
Power Learn Project (PLP) has launched an initiative in South Africa to train 1 Million software developers across the continent by 2027.
Automated fare collection provider O-CITY, has been accelerating cashless fare collection across Kenya by providing a widely popular service, now digitising payments across over 10,000 matatu buses.
The High Court of Kenya has allowed the freezing of a further Sh400.6 million belonging to Nigerian fintech startup Flutterwave after the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) linked the money to card fraud and money laundering.
SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, announced Jaco Maritz has been named global CEO, while Co-founder Phil Duff will be stepping into the role of Executive Chairman.
Nigerian fintech moblity startup Moove has announced its launch in London as part of its global expansion through a new partnership with Uber.