Although technology is not the only answer to the question of building world-class competitive African businesses, it is one of the most accessible solutions to many of the challenges that businesses face.
A modern media company would likely use a combination of broadcast media, social media, written content, video clips, as well as animation and physical activations to share content and market their brand.
Pan-African video game publishing company Ludique Works, and Start North, the Finnish technology learning accelerator network, announced mutual memoranda of understanding to introduce the ‘5G Mokki Tech Spaces’, across the African continent.
The partnership will focus on the development and validation of open source software for existing and emerging memory and storage products.
Global smartphone brand realme, defied international supply chain disruptions to make it to the list of top 5 handset makers with record shipments to Africa.
Nokia and T-Mobile have announced they will work together to develop 5G Private Mobile Networks and Hybrid Mobile Networks.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) to drive automation and digital transformation of Kenya’s manufacturing sector.
Digital Afrique Telecom partners with Ever Medical Technologies to modernize African healthcare through tech
This new partnership is actively coming to life with roadshows starting in 4 countries namely Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria and Botswana. These roadshows will gradually be expanding to the rest of the continent within a year.
With The Rockefeller Foundation's support, this information will make it easier for countries around the world to navigate the unprecedented challenges connected to the current global food crisis.
Sub-Saharan Africa represents one of the last major growth regions globally for mobile services, forecast to contribute 29% of global subscription growth this decade, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.
Since 2020, there has been a 23% increase in youths trained, bringing the total number of youngsters and teachers empowered to a staggering 10 million.
In South Africa, the digital-first customer strategy should be focused on owning the omnichannel and enhancing experiences on digital platforms, expanding capabilities and engaging with customers in a digital-first reality.
Benya Group announced a strategic partnership agreement to develop its business with R&M, a global leader in cables and integrated communications solutions, as part of its internal and external expansion plan.
Africa’s urbanization rate has reached a record high with the continent being the most urbanized globally.
The Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation have launched a national digital academy in the country.
Oracle this week revealed plans to establish a new branch of Oracle Labs, Oracle's advanced research arm, at Casanearshore Park in Casablanca Morocco.
01Talent Africa and the local authorities accelerate digital transformation of Africa at Africities summit
01Talent Africa has been actively been involved in this year’s Africities Summit as it seeks to boost the skills of young people in the continent.
Fintech startup MooveBeta merges with blockchain company ImpalaPay to provide a connected economy for Africa
Adanian Labs Africa incubated fintech startup MooveBeta has announced its merger with ImpalaPay, a fintech blockchain company with operations across 42 African countries and 134 worldwide.
Despite being one of the single largest industries globally, the property and real estate sector, both locally and abroad, have remained well behind the technology curve.
Google has announced completion of assigning Plus Codes to businesses and social amenities across Kisumu City, Mbale, Luanda, Majengo, Mudete and Chavakali.
Policymakers, the report urges, must consider the interdependence of online services and other growth sectors on the underlying infrastructure investment.
Since the two companies initiated their partnership in 2010, SES and InterSAT have brought more reliable connectivity services across the African continent.
Nozomi Networks and Siemens have extended their partnership by embedding Nozomi Networks’ Guardian Remote Collector software into the Siemens Scalance LPE local processing engine, a hardware platform designed for data processing for edge and cloud applications in manufacturing environments.
Securing meaningful, sustainable growth in Africa requires a precise skillset with an airtight strategy, the right product fit with a tailored understanding of the market, and crucially, forward-looking leadership.
Orange Digital Center, Google et Ernst & Young Tunisie partenaires pour accompagner les projets des étudiants sur la thématique Tech4Good ont lance sa 12ème édition en Tunisie.
Tecnotree announced the launch of its digital transformation stack, for enterprise and consumer businesses with MTN Ghana.
Amazon is giving customers in Egypt access to buy now, pay later (BNPL) thanks to a consumer financing offering from valU Consumer Finance.
Amazon, le groupe de commerce en ligne américain, a acquis des certificats de dépôt globaux du groupe financier égyptien EFG Hermes, pour une valeur totale de 10 millions $
The recent entry of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the East African Community has heralded a new economic dispensation expanding the regional market.
Huawei is looking for the world's top ICT talent to support its strategy for innovation and building a greener intelligent world.
The working lab provides customers a hands-on environment to develop new ideas and create solutions leveraging technology from Oracle and more than 30 industry partners.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Safaricom’s mobile money service M-Pesa revenue hit Ksh.107.69 Billion
According to Safaricom's Full Year 2021/2022 results released this week, M-Pesa revenue grew by 30.3% to hit Ksh. 107.69 Billion making it one of the biggest contributors to Safaricom's net profits.
Atos and inwi announced that they are supporting Umnia Bank, Morocco’s participatory bank, as part of the outsourcing programme for its information system, a key step in the development of its IT infrastructure.
Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) has announced that effective 1 May 2022, its two fibre network assets would be managed under a new infrastructure company.
L’organisation de cet évènement interrégional a été motivée par la lenteur constatée au niveau des pays de la région dans l’adoption de stratégies nationales pour la migration de l'IPV4 à l'IPV6.
MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications will start the rollout of 5G technologies on August 24. This was announced the Nigerian Communications Commission while issuing final letters of license awards to the two operators.
Academia Raqmya, plateforme nationale e-learning est une initiative de l’ADD. Elle vise à renforcer les compétences du capital humain en matière de savoir et connaissances dans les différents métiers du digital, et à promouvoir l’apprentissage via les outils technologiques. innovants.
Rwanda is on its way to becoming "a living laboratory of emerging technologies" by leveraging its new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR).
Ethiopian state-owned operator Ethio Telecom has launched its first 5G base stations in the nation's capital, Addis Ababa.
Smartphone company realme has made a mark in the Kenyan market by setting the pace in making smartphones affordable, ultimately closing a widening internet coverage gap, despite huge investments in high-speed internet across Africa.
Cloud Kitchen Softwares are helping MENA restaurants optimize costs, expand and reach.
Securing this compliance helped Sasai, the diversified and integrated African fintech company, standardise its integration process.
elev8 joins Amazon Web Services Training Partner Programme to develop the African cloud technology sector
Through this program, elev8 will deliver cloud computing skills training, developed and maintained by AWS, to organizations and learners in Nigeria and Rwanda.
This will increase the availability of high-performance and reliable Internet connectivity access across Africa, leveraging Liquid's 100,000km of terrestrial fibre across 12 countries.
The digital solution is set to help businesses aggregate payments in a single view which will assist in efficient collection, reconciliation and quick decision making.
ATEX is a digital trade platform which will complement the existing digital ecosystem constructed to support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement.
The company sought a system that could fully integrate with client systems and enable improved controls.
Samsung Electronics has released a white paper that lays out the Company’s vision for securing global frequency bands for 6G, the next generation communications technology.
Sitho is currently the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania, a position he has held since August 2021.
Entersekt’s solution leverages behavioral analytics from NuData Security, a Mastercard company, that provides risk-based authentication technology.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa's largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has confirmed the completion of a follow-on acquisition in MetroFibre Networx (MetroFibre).
Employee engagement is a key driver of the overall performance of a business.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Telrad, an Israeli-based technology company.
Africell has welcomed U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman to its office in Luanda, Angola.
The replacement of in-person branch interactions with impersonal digital transactions through online and mobile channels during the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the ongoing erosion of consumer trust in banks.
Amid coronavirus-driven lockdowns and social distancing, proliferating mobile apps and online channels have proven vital lifelines. US mobile banking grew 50% in the first half of 2020.
4G Capital Group Limited, Citi, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Ford Foundation have partnered to expand financial inclusion in Kenya.
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has granted a ‘No Objection’ to Pezesha Africa Limited (Pezesha) to operate its debt-based crowdfunding platform in the Kenyan capital markets.
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.
Absa Bank Kenya Plc.has announced plans to invest over Sh. 1.6 billion, approximately $16 million, in technology to enhance service delivery as it celebrates one year in the Kenyan market.
Windward, the Predictive Intelligence company applying AI to transform global maritime trade, and Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd have announced a long-term, multi-year partnership to enhance MCB’s due diligence and monitoring processes linked to its commodity trade finance business.
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.
Temenos, and Alibaba Cloud have announced that Temenos Transact, its next generation core banking product is now certified on Alibaba Cloud.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has updated its first-of-a-kind online climate impact measurement platform to make it easier for financial institutions to assess the climate eligibility of their investments.
NMB Bank PLC and Mastercard have announced a partnership to roll out 1.5 million Mastercard branded prepaid and credit cards in Tanzania over the next five years.
The Kenyan banking industry is poised to withstand market shocks induced by the Coronavirus disease pandemic even as the economy grapples with a market environment characterized by constrained supply and demand.
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.
TradeTech innovator, Ovamba Solutions and financial services provider, Singularity Finance have partnered to deliver financial inclusion and growth capital to small and growing businesses in Egypt.
Co-operative Bank of Kenya has partnered with Thunes, a cross-border payment provider, to launch an alternative global money transfer solution: Co-opRemit©.
WorldRemit, a cross-border digital payments service, has launched a service for customers in Nigeria to receive international transfers in their bank accounts in USD.
The Kenyan Ministry of ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs and Netflix signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding to jointly deliver efforts to strengthen the country’s creative industry.
From the analysis, the increase in the ransomware-as-a-service model increases the reach of ransomware.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), announced grant funding for a feasibility study to expand broadband infrastructure for half a million people in South Africa’s Western Cape province.
Mobile money has evolved from a narrow product service in a few markets to a global financial service. According to MoneyTransfers.com, registered mobile money accounts stood at 1.35B by the end of 2021.
ZOL Zimbabwe unveiled its new brand identity, Liquid Home Zimbabwe, to reflect the natural evolution of the well-loved home brand and its much-awaited alignment with the parent brand, Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
La BOAD et ses partenaires accompagnent la ville d’Abidjan (Côte-d’Ivoire) dans l’organisation de la 7ème édition du Océan Hackathon organisé par Le Campus de la Mer, Brest (France).
Unicaf is an online and blended learning higher education platform that is dedicated to making higher education of international standard accessible, by offering scholarship opportunities to professionals and young school leavers.
Jeannette Karemera is the CEO of Inuma Technology, a company in Rwanda that builds new generations of products that are unique, smart and radically helpful.
The African Development Bank has kicked off virtual consultations on its Integrated Safeguards System to adequately address emerging environmental and social issues.
This week, lawyers across Africa commented on the continent’s urgent need for data privacy and security laws among other top stories of the week.
A recent TransUnion study revealed that 37% of South Africans admitted that they had been targets of COVID-19-related digital fraud.
40 women-led small businesses received training today on using technology to grow their digital businesses.
Themed "Fraud Mitigation Through Consumer Awareness", this year's campaign will be held on the back of a sustained uptake of digital banking solutions.
Le fournisseur de services de télécommunications par fibre optique Seacom négocie un financement d’un montant maximal de 260 millions $ auprès de l'IFC.
Netflix the world’s leading streaming service is set to showcase African talent and stories to its subscribers around the world through a collection dubbed ‘From Cape to Cairo’ .
Viva Technology and IFC announce 45 emerging start-ups in Africa to compete for the 2022 AfricaTech Awards
Viva Technology and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced the top 45 start-ups that have been long-listed for the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards
The newest digital training centres of the African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment program will set aside half of their initial training slots to women applicants.
Yo Uganda Limited is a fintech company that is revolutionizing the payment landscape in East Africa.
Numerous countries in Africa have developed or implemented data privacy and security laws in their countries in the last few years
Bien que les institutions financières investissent dans les meilleures technologies et protocoles de sécurité pour assurer la sécurité de nos données financières, chacun de nous a également un rôle crucial à jouer dans la protection de nos finances, de nos appareils et de nous-mêmes.
Port de Douala multiplie par quatre ses recettes, avec la digitalisation du paiement des droits d’entrée
La transformation numérique est au cœur des ambitions d’efficacité administrative et financière de l'administration publique camerounaise. Plusieurs chantiers ont été engagés à cet effet au cours des cinq dernières années.
Although financial institutions invest in the best technologies and security protocols to ensure the safety of our financial data, each of us also has a crucial role to play in protecting our finances, devices and ourselves.
Le projet She Trades va déployer les outils et les ressources de l’Initiative SheTrades du CCI pour fournir un soutien ciblé et une expertise technique aux femmes d’affaires à l’echelle régional
Eden Life, Africa’s first home concierge services scheduling platform, has acquired Lynk, the former technology company connecting informal workers to job opportunities across Kenya
Meta has outlined some of the work it’s been undertaking to promote election integrity for the Kenya elections on 9th August 2022.
Wave Mobile Money becomes the first fintech operating in several WAEMU countries to become an Electronic Money Institution.
Wave Mobile Money la première fintech à se faire accorder la licence d’Établissement de Monnaie Électronique
Wave Mobile Money devient la première fintech opérant dans plusieurs pays de l’UEMOA à être Établissement de Monnaie Électronique.
Stalkerware – which enables someone to spy on another person’s private life using a smart device – affected more than 32,000 Kaspersky mobile users globally last year.
After successfully landing its Equiano undersea cable in Togo last month, Google has announced that that cable will now land in Nigeria.
Google announced plans to open its first African product development centre in Nairobi. The centre is also Google’s second major research and development investment in Africa after the company set up an AI and research centre in Ghana back in 2019.