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[Kenya] Andela Secures $100M Series D to build distributed engineering teams and power the future of work
23-01-2019 | 12:28:00
Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding.
[South Africa] Entelect to acquire a majority stake in Netherlands-based Fixx iT
23-01-2019 | 12:02:00
Entelect, South Africa’s leading software engineering and solutions company, has entered into an agreement to purchase a majority stake in Netherlands based company Fixx iT.
Susan Mulikita appointed CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia
23-01-2019 | 10:57:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Susan M’kandawire Mulikita as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia.
Global Voice Group hands TTM system to Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority
23-01-2019 | 10:07:30
With over 40million mobile network subscriptions reported in Tanzania, the telecom sector forms the backbone of a dynamic and inclusive digital economy.
African Innovators Shine during Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 2019 Awards Ceremony
23-01-2019 | 09:52:43
African innovators excelled at this year’s Zayed Sustainability Prize annual awards ceremony on January 14 2019, winning in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools.
Pesapal onboards Airline payments for low cost carriers in Kenya
23-01-2019 | 08:24:47
Jetways Airlines, Silverstone Air and Skyward Express will from now on use Pesapal’s integrated payment system to process Mpesa, Visa, mVisa, MasterCard and American Express payments on their respective websites
[South Africa] Elisabeth Moreno appointed VP & Managing Director for HP Africa
23-01-2019 | 08:14:00
HP has announced the appointment of Elisabeth Moreno as the new Managing Director for HP Inc. Africa effective immediately.
[Nigeria] CDC announces new investment to support high-growth SMEs
23-01-2019 | 07:53:00
CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has announced a new investment designed to support high-growth SMEs in Nigeria.
South African Air Force receives radar processing technology from Cambridge Pixel
23-01-2019 | 06:17:53
Cambridge Pixel is supplying its secondary radar processing and plot extraction technology to Tellumat, as part of an upgrade of the South African Air Force's Secondary Surveillance Radars.
NIC Bank partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Kenya
22-01-2019 | 09:39:36
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with NIC Bank for digital money transfers to Kenya.
[South Africa] Naspers to separately list MultiChoice and unbundle its shares to Naspers shareholders
22-01-2019 | 08:47:30
Naspers has announced of its intention to list its video entertainment business separately on the JSE as MultiChoice Group and simultaneously unbundle its shares in this business to Naspers shareholders.
[Tanzania] Number of mobile money subscribers rises 4.7%
21-01-2019 | 09:43:23
The number of mobile money subscribers rose by 4.7 per cent during the third quarter of last year as telecommunication operators intensified their competition amid changing market sentiments.
[Kenya] Victoria Commercial Bank targets tech savvy corporate clients with new solution
21-01-2019 | 09:41:00
Victoria Commercial Bank (VCB), Kenya has gone live with an Appzillon-based omni-channel corporate banking solution to cater to the ever dynamic needs of their tech savvy corporate clients.
[Ghana] Mobile money interoperability shows 2.2 million transactions in December
21-01-2019 | 09:08:00
Cross network mobile money transfers were done about 2.2 million times between May and December last year.
[SA Business Week] Propelling economic growth with aviation, telecommunication sectors
18-01-2019 | 15:26:00
The South Africa aviation and telecommunication sectors continue to drive the country’s economic growth while assisting the country reap from existing and emerging markets locally and internationally.
[Kenya Business Week] Competition, customer service drive expansion binge
18-01-2019 | 08:33:03
As customers demand top notch services grows and competition reach fever pitch, companies are investing millions to improve infrastructure and service quality.
VFS Global awarded contract to open new passport application centers in Ghana
17-01-2019 | 11:49:03
VFS Global has commenced operations with its first Passport Application Centre in the capital city of Accra on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Telco Systems upgrades KENET’s Carrier Ethernet Network in Kenya
17-01-2019 | 10:17:16
Telco Systems has announced that it has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE.
[Kenya] Visa launches ‘’She’s Next, Empowered by Visa’’ initiative to support female Entrepreneurs
17-01-2019 | 09:23:00
Visa has announced that it is launching a global initiative – She’s Next, Empowered by Visa – to encourage women small business owners as they build, sustain and advance their businesses.
[Kenya] Telkom to invest $10 million in expanding network coverage and capacity
17-01-2019 | 08:59:31
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom will dedicate KSh. 1 billion, $10 million, into the expansion and optimisation of its 4G and 3G network.
[South Africa] Domains.co.za launches UltraFast Epyc VPS hosting powered by AMD
17-01-2019 | 08:59:20
Domains.co.za has officially launched its new Epyc Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting solution, featuring the new AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors.
[Nigeria] Digital content publisher Publiseer accepted to Singularity’s Global Startup Program
17-01-2019 | 04:50:00
Nigeria’s digital content distribution startup Publiseer has been accepted to Singularity University’s Global Startup Program.
WorldRemit launches low-cost digital money transfers from South Africa
17-01-2019 | 04:05:14
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has launched its low-cost digital money transfer service from South Africa to over 145 destinations worldwide.
[South Africa] Microsoft appoints Lillian Barnard as new Managing Director
17-01-2019 | 03:54:00
Microsoft South Africa has appointed Lillian Barnard as its new Managing Director, effective March 1, 2019. Barnard will replace Zoaib Hoosen who has resigned after nearly five years at the helm.
Governments should do more to unlock the potential of technology to facilitate tax compliance, PwC and World Bank report
16-01-2019 | 10:55:07
Tax authorities could do more to realise the full potential of new technology to reduce the tax compliance burden on taxpayers, according to the 2019 edition of the annual Paying Taxes report, produced by PwC and the World Bank Group.
[South Africa] Helios Towers partners with Vulatel to expand mobile and fixed-line infrastructure
16-01-2019 | 10:41:08
Helios Towers Ltd, the independent telecoms tower infrastructure company has today announced that it has entered into an agreement with South Africa’s Vulatel (Pty) to create a South African infrastructure platform.
[Ghana] Rendeavour rolls out American Tower communications infrastructure at Appolonia City
16-01-2019 | 06:28:11
Appolonia City has partnered with ATC Ghana, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, to deploy cell towers within Appolonia City's 2,325-acre development in Greater Accra.
[Kenya] Lendable closes second round of asset-backed pass-through notes with institutional investors to expand access to credit across sub-Saharan Africa
16-01-2019 | 05:39:00
Lendable, Inc. has announced the closing of an innovative secured dual tranche 36-month note program, called Multi-Originator Segregated Portfolio 2, or “MOP2”.
MEST Africa opens applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge
16-01-2019 | 05:32:13
MEST Africa has opened applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Cote d’Ivoire.
Alibaba trains Rwandan Government officials on enabling a digital economy
16-01-2019 | 05:25:00
Alibaba has this week trained delegates from the government of Rwanda on enabling a digital economy in a four-day workshop dubbed the New Economy Workshop.
[Kenya] Mobile lender, Branch, raises Ksh 500M for local expansion
16-01-2019 | 05:17:37
Digital lender Branch International has today announced its largest commercial paper issuance to date, raising Ksh500 million, following a Ksh350 million issuance in 2018 and a Ksh200 million issuance in 2017.
Fraudsters sell South African Social Security Agency cards in latest scam
15-01-2019 | 09:36:00
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has warned the public to be aware of fraudsters selling SASSA cards on social media.
[South Africa] Vodacom Video Play secures rights to live stream 2018-19 FA Cup
15-01-2019 | 08:31:15
Vodacom, through its entertainment-streaming platform Video Play, has secured the rights to live-stream the 2018-19 FA Cup, the oldest national football competition in the world.
[Uganda] Gemalto awarded contract to fast track border crossing e-Kiosks at Entebbe Airport
15-01-2019 | 08:24:00
Gemalto in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe Airport.
[Kenya] Uber launches UberASSIST targeting disabled and elderly customers
14-01-2019 | 09:00:00
Taxi hailing company Uber has launched UberASSIST in Nairobi.
European Commission, AfDB invest € 60 million for the Cameroon-Chad electricity interconnection
11-01-2019 | 13:06:00
The European Commission and the African Development Bank have signed two co-financing agreements for the Cameroon-Chad electricity interconnection project and the trans-Saharan fiber optic scheme.
Liquid Telecom appoints Mohamed Abdel Bassit as Regional CEO for West Africa and Middle East
11-01-2019 | 11:11:10
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Mohamed Abdel Bassit as its new Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa
[South Africa] Public cloud services will enable organisations to accelerate digital transformation
10-01-2019 | 13:19:07
The increased utilisation of public cloud services will enable organisations in South Africa to focus on innovation and accelerate the pace of digital business transformation.
[Kenya Business Week] US key investment target in Africa
10-01-2019 | 13:10:52
US has reiterating its commitment to strong partnerships with key countries in Africa, specifically naming Kenya as a target for future US aid and investment.
[Nigeria Business Week] Industries partner to reach common goals
10-01-2019 | 10:57:00
The sectors are revving up to keep up momentum as the 2019 opens new doors for Nigeria’s stride toward economic balance.
The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent
10-01-2019 | 08:40:42
According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%.
[Kenya] JKUAT and Zalego Institute partner to nurture tech innovations from secondary schools
10-01-2019 | 08:24:49
More than 70 Kenyan secondary school students have concluded a six-week ICT youth innovation training programme at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT).
[South Africa] Special Economic Zone to significantly contribute to the economic and industrial development
10-01-2019 | 07:44:12
The Minister for Trade and Industry South Africa, said the recently designation of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will contribute significantly to the economic and industrial development.
Protiviti unveils a new firm in Egypt
10-01-2019 | 07:04:00
To further address the needs of its clients, global consulting firm Protiviti has unveiled a new member firm in Cairo, Egypt.
Pride Microfinance partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Uganda
10-01-2019 | 06:46:00
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Pride Microfinance Ltd to allow customers to send money instantly to 30 new cash pickup locations in Uganda.
[South Africa] EXPLORE Data Science Academy launches new online courses
10-01-2019 | 06:16:01
The EXPLORE Data Science Academy (EDSA) has announced an online course and a series of data science competitions aimed at making ‘job future’ skills available to South African high school students.
[South Africa] Microsoft pushes launch of its two data centres to 2019
10-01-2019 | 05:34:33
The data centres are expected to deliver the Microsoft Cloud, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 to Africa, with initial availability in 2018.
[Kenya] Safaricom rolls out M-Pesa overdraft facility for its customers
10-01-2019 | 05:03:44
Safaricom has now made it possible for M-Pesa users to send money or pay for goods and services even when they have insufficient funds in their accounts.
[Kenya] Safaricom opens applications for its 2019 technology internship program
09-01-2019 | 12:39:00
The Safaricom Technology Academy is a 3-month internship program that is targeted to ongoing Kenyan Degree Students.
Safaricom launches Ndoto Zetu initiative to support communities across Kenya
09-01-2019 | 09:05:28
Safaricom has launched Ndoto Zetu, an initiative that aims at positively transforming lives of communities across Kenya.
[Nigeria] MultiChoice launches new campaign for DStv, GOtv Subscribers
09-01-2019 | 08:58:25
Dubbed ‘Step Up’, MultiChoice Nigeria Chief Customer Officer, Martin Mabutho, said the offer reiterates the firm’s commitment to give more value for money to loyal customers.
Intelsat Joins GSMA to Spur Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial Solutions
09-01-2019 | 08:21:03
Intelsat S.A has announced that it has joined GSMA, to further strengthen the integration of satellite and terrestrial technologies and advance 5G deployments.
[South Africa] The Professional Provident Society partners with Plug and Play to bolster insurance innovations
09-01-2019 | 07:19:00
The Professional Provident Society has announced its partnership with Plug and Play, the world's largest global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Africa’s 50 most funded tech companies in 2018 raised a total of $618M, report
09-01-2019 | 06:30:59
Africa’s 50 most funded tech companies in 2018 raised a total of $618M according to the Digest Africa INDEX, an annual report that summarises Africa’s technology investment landscape.
[Kenya] Police officers to undergo compulsory ICT training
09-01-2019 | 05:29:00
The Kenyan government wants all police officers to undergo a compulsory six-month training on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
[Kenya] Villgro Kenya invests $80,000 in Maisha Meds and Turaco to advance primary care
09-01-2019 | 05:08:00
Villgro Kenya has invested $80,000 each in Maisha Meds and Turaco, two companies working to improve health access for low-income Kenyans.
SolarNow closes $9M to scale its services across Uganda
09-01-2019 | 04:58:00
Uganda-based solar energy company SolarNow has raised $9 million in debt arranged by SunFunder, a longtime debt financier for the company alongside co-lenders responsAbility and Oikocredit.
[South Africa] The Global Business Services incentive will create employment opportunities for the youth, Trade Minister
08-01-2019 | 07:36:00
The Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies said the Global Business Services (GBS) incentive which became effective from 01 January 2019 will create employment opportunities for youth in South Africa.
[Nigeria] CoralPay introduces first interoperable USSD
07-01-2019 | 09:16:00
CoralPay Technology, a payment switching and transaction processing company, has deployed the first interoperable Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and mobile payment platform to Nigerians.
Cryptojacking shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, says ESET
03-01-2019 | 12:16:59
Cases of cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking will continue to grow in 2019, as attackers target smart devices and home assistants to build cryptomining farms, according to ESET’s latest trends report.
Blockchain-based social network Jamaa launches in South Africa to fight spread of fake news
03-01-2019 | 11:51:07
Blockchain-based social network Jamaa has launched its operations in South Africa to overcome the growing cases of fake news, while enabling all users to get paid just for using the network.
[Kenya] CMA warns against Kenicoin initial coin offering and trading
03-01-2019 | 10:24:00
In a bid to protect investors, Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has cautioned the public against participating in any initial coin offering or trading in any coin exchange offered by Wiseman Talent Ventures.
Telkom Kenya introduces Free Zones for its pre-paid voice customers
03-01-2019 | 07:04:34
Kenya's third largest mobile operator Telkom has launched Free Zones for its pre-paid voice customers. The Telkom Free zones according to the operator are part of its commitment to offer more value and benefit to its customers.
Communications Authority of Kenya warns of Emotet malware targeting network systems
03-01-2019 | 06:45:52
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), has warned of a new malware known as ‘Emotet’ targeting network systems in the country.
Kenya’s taxi-hailing firm Little to roll out minibus services in Nairobi
02-01-2019 | 13:06:48
Kenyan-owned taxi-hailing app Little has announced plans to roll out minibus services in Nairobi in the new year.
Ethiopian Airlines implements IATA’s fast travel self check-in initiative
02-01-2019 | 08:35:00
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has fully implemented Self Check-in Initiative, enabling its customers to check-in using their mobile device and avoid queues at the airport.
Vanu launches VanuMapsTM to provide connectivity to rural Africa
02-01-2019 | 07:27:00
Vanu has announced VanuMapsTM, an unprecedentedly accurate mapping resource capable of detailing where connectivity is lacking and can be provided profitably throughout Africa.
Angola launches digital platform to facilitate business environment in the country
02-01-2019 | 06:12:00
A digital platform called "Multiplica" has been launched to promote and manage the information base on organizations, services and goods in Angola.
AfDB bets on education fund to boost Africa's innovation, economic transformation
02-01-2019 | 06:04:00
The African Development Bank is keeping higher education, science and technology at the top of its development agenda as it backs a proposed African Education Fund.
Africa, Europe and Middle East Server Spending Increased by 24.5% Year Over Year in 3Q18, According to IDC
02-01-2019 | 05:40:28
International Data Corporation's (IDC) Africa, Europe and Middle East Server Tracker shows that in the third quarter of 2018 the server market in these regions reported a year-over-year increase in vendor revenues.
[Kenya] M-KOPA raises new funding from Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation
02-01-2019 | 05:06:10
Pay-as-you-go solar and finance company M-KOPA has raised funding from Japanese multinational, Sumitomo Corporation to empower homes and small businesses.
South Africa launches continent’s most advanced nanosatellite
28-12-2018 | 11:34:00
South Africa has successfully launched into space the continent’s most advanced nanosatellite to date - the ZACube-2.
[Angola] UAE invests $200 million in agrarian technological centers
28-12-2018 | 08:07:00
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest US $ 200 million in 18 agricultural technology centers in Angola.
Sol Wallet announces entry into South Africa
28-12-2018 | 06:05:00
SOL Wallet, a fintech startup, has announced its launch in South Africa.
South Africa among most spammed countries in the world, Truecaller report
27-12-2018 | 18:44:11
South Africa continues to be one of the most spammed countries in the world according to the latest findings from Truecaller Insights report.
[Kenya] StarTimes launches ‘’Startup ON’’ video streaming service
27-12-2018 | 16:38:45
Known as StarTimes ON, the online video streaming service will be dedicated to providing ultimate entertainment and enriched experience enabling subscribers to access the pay television company channels on the go.
[Kenya] Dimension Data Solutions to launch its digital business solutions in 2019
27-12-2018 | 16:25:00
Dimension Data East Africa, trading as Dimension Data Solutions Limited has announced plans to launch its digital business solutions in East Africa in 2019.
Apto Global partners with MenaCare to expand into North Africa and Middle East
27-12-2018 | 13:03:49
Apto Global, the world's first global adaptation skills platform, has announced a strategic partnership with MenaCare, a full-service business consulting firm focused on the transformation of healthcare delivery.
Africa, Middle East and Turkey wearable devices market enjoys strong growth, IDC
27-12-2018 | 12:44:36
Shipments of wearable devices in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region reached 1.13 million units in the third quarter of 2018.
AfDB invests $7.5 million in Africa Tech Ventures to boost innovative start-ups
24-12-2018 | 06:17:55
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $7.5 million equity investment in Africa Tech Ventures (ATV) to boost operations of highly scalable companies.
[South Africa] Cell C now fully compliant with ICASA regulations
21-12-2018 | 11:31:13
Following months of intensive development, Cell C is now fully compliant with the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter regulations in accordance with ICASA.
Liquid Telecom to establish multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa
21-12-2018 | 09:26:00
Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced that it will establish a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa.
[Ghana] AgroCenta receives $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant
21-12-2018 | 09:08:00
AgroCenta has been selected to be the recipient of $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant, funded by UK DFID, Australian AID, and the GSMA and its members.
[Kenya] CMA publishes Draft Regulatory Sandbox Policy Guidance Notes
21-12-2018 | 07:10:00
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has announced the publication of a draft Regulatory Sandbox Policy Guidance Note which will facilitate the admission of fintech firms to a Regulatory Sandbox.
Kenya implements IMF's Enhanced General Data Dissemination System
21-12-2018 | 06:38:00
Kenya has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page.
GE EFS, Renewable Energy partner to deliver electricity to 40,000 homes in Kenya
20-12-2018 | 13:35:00
GE Renewable Energy and GE Energy Financial Services (“GE EFS”) have announced a new partnership to provide technology and facilitate debt financing for its flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Nasdaq and Nigeria Stock Exchange sign new trading technology agreement
20-12-2018 | 13:05:29
Nasdaq and The Nigerian Stock Exchange have announced that NSE will continue leveraging Nasdaq’s matching engine technology for its equities and fixed income markets.
[South Africa] Digital entrants are game-changers in SA’s banking industry, PwC
20-12-2018 | 11:10:12
South Africa’s banking sector is increasingly moving towards a ‘marketplace without boundaries’, shaped by the fast-approaching entry of new digital players.
Angola, Lesotho benefit from $50 million World Bank facility to boost agriculture technologies
20-12-2018 | 10:27:02
The World Bank's Board of Directors have approved a $ 50 million project to increase the availability of agricultural technologies in Angola and Lesotho.
Western Union partners with TerraPay to expand payout options to Mobile Wallets across Africa
20-12-2018 | 07:22:49
Western Union has announced a new partnership with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout options across Africa.
[South Africa] Naspers leads US$540 million investment in edtech company BYJU’S
20-12-2018 | 06:57:38
Naspers, a global internet and entertainment group headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa has led a combination primary and secondary US$540 million investment in edtech company BYJU’S.
[South Africa] MTN Group announces executive appointments
20-12-2018 | 06:12:29
MTN Group has made several new executive appointments, including the position of Chief Technology & Information Officer and Executive for Corporate Services & Sustainability.
Mastercard SpendingPulse: South African consumer spending shows moderate uptick ahead of the festive season
20-12-2018 | 06:08:57
Consumers are ringing in the holiday season with a solid start to retail sales, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types.
[Kenya] Sanitary products’ dispenser startup YZ-ME International wins 1M seed capital from Sinapis
20-12-2018 | 05:35:00
Sanitary products vending startup YZ-ME International has won a 1 million shillings capital injection from Sinapis Organisation. The startup won the capital during the Sinapis business pitching competition held in Nairobi this month.
Internet connectivity slowing down pay TV growth in Africa
19-12-2018 | 12:01:05
The internet has really changed how people do business around the world. Its efficiency and convenience are beneficial to almost every industry. The pay TV sector being one of them.
Yahsat and Hughes form joint venture to deliver satellite broadband services in Africa
19-12-2018 | 08:22:00
Yahsat and Hughes Network Systems have entered into a joint venture to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia.
The nightmare before Christmas: Over 50% of South African shoppers have had their financial credentials compromised
19-12-2018 | 08:05:00
Cybercriminals targeting consumers’ banking credentials or online shopping accounts could hit the jackpot this holiday season as shown by the Kaspersky Lab report “From festive fun to password panic: Managing money online this Christmas”,
[South Africa] MTN implements first phase of new ICASA data regulations
19-12-2018 | 07:16:00
MTN is implementing the first phase new data regulations as required by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
[Kenya] Tuskys launches an online retail portal
19-12-2018 | 07:01:03
Kenyan Retailer Tusker Mattresses, has registered its footprint in the cyberspace with the launch of a dedicated online store.
Senegal to build sustainable digital economy with World Bank support
19-12-2018 | 06:07:55
The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a $180 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support Senegal’s efforts to enhance the policy and institutional framework.