Mastercard is furthering its commitment to create a more sustainable and inclusive digital economy, with a pledge to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Incentro is directly looking for a Technical Sales Consultant in Nairobi
Incentro recherche directement un Agent de support de l'espace de travail à Nairobi
Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based on the Africa CDC Trusted Travel platform, becoming the first country to adopt the platform for managing travels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Incentro is directly looking for a Mid-level Google Cloud specialist in Nairobi
Incentro is directly looking for a Workspace Support Agent in Nairobi
Software Group, a global software company with its regional head office in Nairobi, has won a new contract for its latest Agency Banking platform with BRAC Uganda Bank Ltd, a prominent financial institution in Uganda.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that total spend via digital wallets will exceed $10 trillion in 2025, up from $5.5 trillion in 2020.
Mastercard announced it is applying the latest quantum-resistant technologies to develop the next generation of contactless payments.
Algerian Private Incubator IncubMe has announced plans to launch in Kenya in March this year. Twenty-five African startups will be selected for this program.
3G and 4G base transceiver stations (BTS) deployment in Nigeria has increased from 30,000 to 53,460. This is according data reeled out by the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission.
Agtech company XAG has proposed that agricultural drones, through more targeted night spraying application, can strongly support the current ground and aerial control measures.
Standard Chartered Bank has been named the best overall bank 2020 in Kenya by the recently released Kenya Bankers Association 2020 Customer Service Survey.
Echelon Capital has announced plans to inject US$1 million in funding in Nigerian tech startups beginning February 2021.
Taptap Send's app-based solution which is also live Ghana, Madagascar, Senegal, Mali, Zambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast. Cameroon and Bangladesh allow users to send money at no fee.
Kenyan-based Software Group teams up with BRAC Uganda Bank to rollout Agency Banking digital platform
Software Group, a global software company with its regional head office in Nairobi, has won a new contract for its latest Agency Banking platform with BRAC Uganda Bank.
The competition which is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 encourages the youth to explore nuclear technologies.
[Column] Reynhardt Uys: Inclusive design is transforming the customer journey as digital accelerates and expectations skyrocket
Inclusive design has evolved from simply optimising a product or service for a specific user with specific needs, to creating a customer journey that considers all customers, and potential customers, of the business.
Alphabet has announced that it is shutting down its balloon-powered mobile Internet service, Loon in Kenya. Loon is also winding down as a company for lack of sustainability.
Codebase Technologies and BankBI partner to help banks leverage real-time financial performance data
Codebase Technologies and BankBI have entered into a partnership to augment CBT’s digital banking suite with enhanced performance management and superior data-driven insights.
CDC Group, the UK’s impact investor and development finance institution (DFI), announced a commitment to invest over $1 billion again in African businesses in 2021.
As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Vodacom has zero-rated its Bright Sky SA app, which was launched in November last year.
VMware’s board of directors has initiated a search for a new CEO after Pat Gelsinger stepped down from the position effective 12 February 2021 to lead Intel.
Africa’s mobile fraud losses will continue to rise above last year’s USD 4 billion to peak at a record USD 5 billion by the end of 2021 if nothing is done to prevent global cybercriminals from looting the continent’s wealth.
For the fifteenth year in a row, we have realized growth. Nothing can stop us. Not even a pandemic! Our provisional data shows that in 2020, we produced revenue of almost 57 million euros. That’s a 8.8% growth compared to 2019.
Wari, a global platform offering digital financial services, and Lycaremit, a world player in remittance and part of the multinational Lyca Group, have signed a strategic partnership that will strengthen and expand their global networks to provide access to money transfer services worldwide.
Kenya’s ICT sector has seen a 10.8% average annual growth since 2016, making it one of the fastest-growing tech environments on the continent.
Kaspersky shares its vision on what we could face in terms of cyberthreats in such areas as healthcare, education and ICS attacks in 2021.
Nigeria’s edtech startup uLesson has raised $7.5 million Series A funding led by Owl Ventures, with inclusion from existing investors, TLcom Capital and Founder Collective and participation from new investor LocalGlobe.
Autochek, the automotive technology company that aims to build solutions for the African market, has commenced operations in Accra, Ghana.
The latest data – and East Africa's continued focus on transforming its key industries, sectors and infrastructure through technology – is giving me hope that the economic outlook is brightening.
Kaspersky has now introduced its tailored threat intelligence (TI) reporting for organisations working in the automotive industry, which was previously available for a selected range of customers.
Three Kenyan teams that excelled at the Huawei ICT Competition Global Finals have today been awarded at an event held at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi.
[South Africa] Customers demand greater digital engagement from Communication Service Providers, survey
The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the move to digital, as large proportions of the population have continued to work, learn and be entertained remotely.
Whatever state a business finds itself in this year, it cannot afford to ignore data privacy as a key priority especially, now that global and local news networks are covering online privacy quite extensively.
Bango, the data-driven commerce company, and Tpay Mobile, the full-service digital payments platform for the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, have formed a strategic partnership to increase access to digital commerce.
Eutelsat Communications’ konnect has signed a framework agreement with its distribution partner InterSat to provide connectivity services to the Post Office in Côte d’Ivoire.
Nexans has strengthened its industrial presence in Morocco with the inauguration of a new plant for the Telecom Systems Business Unit.
ayoba, the African messaging app, has reiterated its focus on protecting their users’ privacy and security.
TechnoServe and technology platform Alteia have announced that they have signed a partnership agreement that aims to improve cashew farming practices through the use of aerial drone imagery and artificial intelligence.
Africa claims top three spots in Mastercard Index for highest concentration of women businesses owners in the world
The 2020 Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) has once again ranked Uganda (39.6%), Botswana (38.5%) and Ghana (36.5%) as the world’s three leading economies having the most women business owners.
Digital nutrient management tool reduces emissions, improves crop yields and boosts farmers’ profits
An international team of scientists, led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), has demonstrated how better nutrient management using digital tools, such as the Nutrient Expert decision support tool, can boost rice and wheat productivity.
Telecom Egypt and the Ministry of Social Solidarity sign agreement to support social protection programmes
Telecom Egypt and the Ministry of Social Solidarity have signed an agreement to provide telecommunications services to the Ministry and the beneficiaries of social protection programs, namely the "Takaful and Karama" programmes.
IITA has been at the forefront of using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for research management and knowledge sharing, including extension, scaling out, e-learning, collaboration, and agricultural services enhancement.
Orange International Carriers, the wholesale arm of Orange Group, is partnering with Côte Ouest Audiovisuel to supply network access and content delivery services in West Africa using its Media Delivery Boost (MDB) solution.
In 2020, the world changed overnight in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As more organisations adopted and accelerated digital strategies, cybercriminals were presented with a huge range of new opportunities to exploit.
The Galaxy S21 series is now official. Samsung has unveiled the new smartphone line-up that includes the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the 21+ and the S21.
The cloud, the endpoint, the edge and now 5G are converging and changing the way we collaborate, connect and communicate.
Internet connectivity in Uganda is reportedly currently being restored after a 5-day nation-wide blackout. The government had shut it down ahead of the national elections that were held last week.
Tizeti West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider is rolling out its 4G LTE network in Edo State, with monthly fixed broadband costs pegged at four thousand Naira ($8)
There continues to be a wide misalignment between traditional venture capital models and the African market, this is according to a new White Paper published by East African venture advisory firm Kinyungu Ventures.
Mobile retail platform Copia was among the startups from around the world selected to host a Global Entrepreneurship Laboratory (G-Lab) project in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management.
[Malawi] NBS Bank launches e-commerce platform and online payment gateway with Network International
NBS Bank, a commercial bank in Malawi, launched its state of the art e-commerce platform, powered by Network International, an enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East.
Mastercard, Unilever and KCB Bank have built on their partnership to support micro-merchants in Kenya by expanding their current Jaza Duka program to provide an extensive COVID-19 relief package to retailers.
Nigerian man creates MelaninPeople social media app to celebrate Africa, Africans & African Diaspora
A Nigerian man Adeyinka Adegoke has created MelaninPeople, a social networking app designed to connect a range of Black and brown businesses, individuals and professionals.
Tatu City will collaborate with Konza Technopolis to attract investors to Kenya, Rendeavour’s Executive Vice President Preston Mendenhall and KoTDA’s CEO Eng John Tanui have jointly announced.
The rise of the digital age has resulted in an information overload and often a lot of this information is made up of unqualified opinions and regurgitated statements according to Jay Mawji, Managing Director of INFINOX.
Mobile-based crypto app Electroneum reports over 1,760 app downloads and 1,200 new registered accounts a day
Electroneum has so far has 4.12 million registered users after a week that saw an average of just over 1,200 new sign-ups per day, reported Ellen MacPherson, the project's Data Analyst Manager.
Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL), the subsidiary of Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) that operates the banking industry's instant payment service PesaLink, has announced the appointment of Gituku Kirika as Chief Executive Officer.
The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has expanded beyond the traditional gatekeeper to financial resources, chief accounting officer and head recordkeeper.
The Global Digital Agriculture market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.26% over the forecast period to reach a market size of $20.713 billion in 2025 from $11.527 billion in 2019.
In 2020, the future of digital transformation arrived faster than anyone could have predicted. Cisco expects this will continue into 2021, with trends initially projected for 2024 becoming a reality much sooner.
THE JUA Kickstarter Fund has doubled to $2-million to become the biggest African capital venture fund launched by private individuals.
Routed, a local vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, has announced that it has achieved VMware Principal Partner Status as a Cloud Provider.
[Column] Francis Wainaina: Growing Kenyan entrepreneurship – the digital programmes and projects that are shaping the future
With the rise of Kenya’s digitally enabled start-ups, developing local entrepreneurship is pivotal to the success of an inclusive digital transformation journey.
Knowledge Officer has announced the launch of the Tech Fellowship, a comprehensive and fully funded program for most in-demand specializations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
SEACOM has today announced the appointment of Prenesh Padayachee as its new Chief Technical Officer. He takes over from Claes Segelberg who resigned after being with SEACOM since its inception in 2009.
carbonTRACK Africa is a South Africa technology startup that seeks to create a world where energy is consumed sustainably, shared fairly and empowers all people.
Phone manufacturer realme is promising to grow its Kenyan foothold in 2021 through release of new products, riding on a successful 2020.
Butterfly Network, Inc., an innovative digital health company that is working to enable universal access to superior medical imaging, has partnered with Access Afya in advancing health care on the ground in Kenya, facilitated by TechEmerge Health through the Global Tech Challenge.
AI has crept into systems and solutions with determined, algorithmic intensity, and it has layered its capabilities onto chatbots, APIs, neural networks, and business processes.
Namibia’s premier digital enabler, MTC, has introduced the use of biometrics and artificial intelligence, powered by the use of biometric authentication and cybersecurity systems.
IndyGeneUS has announced a strategic partnership with Afya Rekod, Kenya’s premier patient-driven health data platform company to launch a new Genomics-Integrated health data platform.
4G Capital, a market leader in technology-driven financial inclusion in Kenya and Uganda has been named among the 150 top impact companies in the world by Real Leaders.
Docspert Health, a telemedicine startup with operations in the UK and Egypt, announced it has successfully closed Six-Figure USD investment in seed funding from Flat6Labs and a group of angel investors in the UK and USA.
Boehringer Ingelheim, Teleperformance, Comdata Group, Dell and Lundbeck are among the top best places to work for in Africa according to the prestigious “Best Places To Work” certification program.
Kenyan AI-powered insights startup Gro Intelligence announced the raise of $85 million in Series B funding, co-led by Intel Capital, Africa Internet Ventures and the family offices of Ronald Lauder and Eric Zinterhofer.
Mastercard pioneers cloud tap on phone, the first pilot of cloud point of sale acceptance technology
Mastercard has partnered with NMI and Global Payments Inc. to launch its first live Cloud Tap on Phone pilot with Computer Engineering Group (CEG), a Napa, Calif.-based independent IT Services provider.
International Center for Youth Development on Technopreneurship, ICYDT, is a Uganda startup working on skills development and reduction of poverty among the youth using information technology.
The Africa Blockchain Institute says applications are open for the Africa Blockchain Campus Hackathon 2021. The Hackathon will take place from February 1st, 2021 – April 8th, 2021,
E-health startup Play Zuri Health, a branch of the Play Communications Limited has today launched its mhealth app in Kenya
AVEVA achieves Microsoft Gold Application Development competency and Silver Cloud Platform, Data Analytics, and Data Center competencies
AVEVA, a global engineering and industrial software firm today announced it has attained a Gold Application Development competency and Silver Cloud Platform, Data Analytics, and Data Centercompetencies.
The covid-19 pandemic altered the usual way of doing things and we should therefore expect a number of innovations on new emerging technologies to adapt to this new normal, mostly from African tech startups.
Kaspersky experts expect growing economic turbulence along with the impact of COVID-19 to contribute to an increase in cybercrime across South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria this year.
Pantanowitz says when it comes to implementing ML systems, it is important for enterprises to have the appropriate skill sets available whether in-house or via consultants.
Knowing the context of different countries in the region, we can see that the continent is still full of asymmetries, and the same occurs looking at the at the companies operating in the market.
Ventures Platform Foundation (VPF), the social impact arm of Ventures Platform Hub, has opened applications for its latest incubation programme, Gov Labs.
[Column] Zohra Yermeche: Digital Inclusion - what does equal access to education mean in the digital age?
The COVID-19 crisis, and the impact which it has had on learning across the world, has highlighted many of the digital disparities which exist in today’s world.
The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Nigeria’s engineering training institute Decagon Digital have announced the pilot phase of their Developer Placement Programme.
eSite Power Systems receives new order for its x10 telecom site power supply system for rollout in eastern Africa.
eSite Power Systems' eSite x10 telecom site power supply system has received another order to deploy in the network of a mobile operator in eastern Africa.
Temenos, the banking software company announced that Arab Investment Bank has selected Temenos to power its digital customer experience.
Asset management and investment banking platform Shuaa Capital has announced that its managed funds platform has invested in Anghami, a music streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa.
Egypt-based fintech startup Cassbana has raised $1 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Egyptian fintech-focused venture capitalist fund Disruptech Ventures.
Kenya leading telco Safaricom has put its plans to launch the fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet service in the country on hold.
While it looks like this current behaviour is creating a new norm, a question still remains: what should businesses do about shadow IT? Let’s elaborate on the risks, rewards and possible solutions.
Mobile-phone-based crypto app startup Electroneum has expanded to four more African countries. The new countries are Sierra Leone, Togo, Benin, and Ivory Coast.
Enterprises in META that disclose breaches proactively tend to experience 38% less financial damage, Kaspersky
There is a correlation between the way a data breach is disclosed and the total financial losses an organisation experiences following a cybersecurity incident.
Globally, there are three key predictions that could shape success in the year to come. From Cloud to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital supply chains, here’s what you need to know
Kaspersky Innovation Hub (iHub) and edge cloud provider G-Core Labs have joined forces to search for and support promising gaming startups.
CARMA is an African-based startup that offers proprietary decentralized technology allowing lenders to get more value by accessing data on a real-time basis.