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[Column] Wandile Mcanyana: Are insurers staying ahead of their growing cybersecurity risks?
10-08-2020 | 11:05:00
Our latest findings on State of Cyber Resilience shows that cyberattacks on insurers have more than doubled.
Africa data center market to reach $3 billion by 2025, report
10-08-2020 | 08:40:00
The Africa data center market by revenue is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of over 12 per cent during the period 2019-2025.
South Africa in line for first digital census
10-08-2020 | 06:23:00
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will conduct a trial to the first ever digital census to be conducted in the country.
Absa ARO moves to Fiserv for card management and processing across nine African nations
10-08-2020 | 06:12:00
Absa Regional Operations, ARO, has migrated to a platform offered by Fiserv Inc., to support credit card management and processing in nine African nations.
[Column] James Ndegwa: The evolution of network infrastructure in a brave new world
08-08-2020 | 14:35:00
The ‘new normal’ has supplanted digital transformation as the phrase of choice in business today. Of course, this is not without its merits.
Global cloud ERP market to reach $101.1 billion in 2025, report
08-08-2020 | 09:35:00
The global cloud ERP market is expected to grow from $45.3 billion in 2020 to $101.1 billion by 2025, at an annual compounded growth rate of 17.4 per cent during the forecast period.
Rob Shuter appointed CEO of BT Group’s Enterprise unit
08-08-2020 | 09:30:00
BT Group has announced the appointment of Rob Shuter as CEO of its Enterprise unit and as a member of BT’s Executive Committee.
Ugandan e-commerce platforms power recovery from COVID-19 crisis
08-08-2020 | 08:02:00
David Akanshumbusha sells groceries at a stall in Nakawa market on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
ACI Worldwide drives payments transformation for South Africa’s Altech Card Solutions
07-08-2020 | 14:18:00
ACI Worldwide announced that Altech Card Solutions is utilizing ACI’s UP Retail Payments to better serve its large multi-national retail customers in South Africa and across the African continent.
Andersen Global expands footprint in Burkina Faso
07-08-2020 | 14:00:41
Andersen Global has extended its West African expansion through a Collaboration Agreement with CFA Afrique, a tax and legal firm in Ouagadougou.
[South Africa] Telkom launches life insurance business with Guardrisk
07-08-2020 | 06:59:00
Telkom South Africa recently launched Telkom Financial Services, which includes a life insurance business that will initially sell funeral insurance, written out of a Guardrisk Life cell captive.
Liquid Telecom South Africa rebrands to Liquid Intelligent Technologies
07-08-2020 | 06:27:37
Liquid Telecom South Africa in 2018, had embarked on a journey to adapt its operating model as the company began the transition towards becoming Africa’s leading digital services provider.
Ecobank Group announces the 2020 Fintech challenge finalists
07-08-2020 | 06:19:00
Ecobank Group has announced the finalists from the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its third edition, is designed to deepen collaboration between Ecobank and Fintechs with Africa focused products.
[Ethiopia] Bank of Abyssinia and visa launch e commerce acquiring business using cybersource payment technology
06-08-2020 | 15:13:00
Bank of Abyssinia, BoA, has become the First Bank in Ethiopia to implement Visa CyberSource payment gateway to drive e-commerce acquiring business.
First Distribution and Nology announce partnership with AudioCodes for Africa
06-08-2020 | 15:09:00
First Distribution and Nology, a specialist value-added distributor of converged IP product and solutions, have been announced as continent-wide AudioCodes distributors.
Spacecom and Gilat Telecom join forces to improve satellite services in Africa
06-08-2020 | 11:40:01
Spacecom and Gilat Telecom have announced that they are co-operating to develop a faster, more reliable and more cost-effective satellite service for organisations of all sizes across Africa.
ASKY partners with Sabre to support growth across Africa through next-generation technologies
06-08-2020 | 11:36:00
West-African airline, ASKY, has signed a multi-year agreement with Sabre Corporation, enabling the carrier to move forward with innovative, next-generation technologies that will facilitate further expansion.
Huawei announces global rollout of new device gaming hub
06-08-2020 | 11:33:28
Huawei has announced the rollout of its official game service and distribution platform HUAWEI GameCenter in 33 countries and regions worldwide.
African Union Audit Recommendations Tracking System goes digital
06-08-2020 | 11:12:04
The African Union is launching its Audit Recommendations Tracking System (ARTS) digital platform to fast-track implementation of all audit recommendations.
TNM launches the first KaiOS-enabled phone in Malawi
06-08-2020 | 06:04:00
Integrated mobile network and ICT services provider TNM Plc, has partnered with KaiOS Technologies to launch the most affordable 4G KaiOS-enabled smart feature phone in Malawi.
MTN unveils African API marketplace to unlock the continent’s fast-growing API industry
06-08-2020 | 05:57:00
MTN is extending its digital strategy with the launch of a new pan-African API marketplace called Chenosis.
Safaricom, Samsung extend communication support to frontline health workers in Kenya
05-08-2020 | 14:09:00
Over 5,500 frontline healthcare workers in Kenya will continue receiving monthly communication bundles following Safaricom’s move to extend the communication support that was provided for three months from April 2020.
Nigeria launches COVID-19 online course on Infection Prevention and Control
05-08-2020 | 14:00:54
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched a course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), in the context of coronavirus disease.
F5 launches Silverline Cloud Platform Point of Presence to serve African businesses
05-08-2020 | 05:52:00
F5 Networks has launched a new Silverline Cloud Platform Point of Presence (PoP) that will significantly boost Managed Security Services capabilities for African businesses.
Google, Amazon overtake Apple as most imitated brands for phishing in Q2 2020, report
04-08-2020 | 11:14:00
It’s estimated that phishing is the starting point of over 90% of all attempted cyber-attacks, and Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report showed that nearly 32% of actual data breaches involved phishing activity.
AfDB's Fashionomics Africa help designers embrace digital age entrepreneurship
04-08-2020 | 06:59:31
From a new digital marketplace to connect Africa’s creatives with global markets, to masterclasses to help designers share and learn, and webinars to inform and inspire, AfDB's Fashionomics Africa initiative has taken great strides this year.
realme smartphone brand forays into Kenyan market with eye on young consumers
03-08-2020 | 16:30:00
Emerging smartphone brand realme, has launched in Kenya as part of its global growth and expansion strategy.
[Column] Eran Brown: Agile data infrastructures can save the retail sector
31-07-2020 | 13:40:00
Retailers have been hit hard by the current coronavirus crisis. IT teams supporting struggling businesses now need to switch to maintaining critical infrastructures that support home-workers.
[Rwanda] HAPSMobile and Ministry of ICT to review use of high altitude platform stations to provide mobile internet connectivity
31-07-2020 | 12:05:00
Rwanda Ministry of ICT and Innovation and HAPSMobile have signed an MOU to conduct a Joint Research Project on use of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) to provide mobile Internet connectivity in Rwanda.
Why media production teams are adopting cloud-based solutions for a post-Covid world
31-07-2020 | 06:45:54
How do traditional media organisations, or any business with a digital community, prepare for the new remote working reality in a way that is sustainable into the future?
[Nigeria] Tizeti upgrades core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps
31-07-2020 | 06:40:00
Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider has announced the successful upgrade of its core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps.
Orange, Google Cloud partner in data, AI and edge computing services
30-07-2020 | 13:10:00
Orange and Google Cloud announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of Orange’s IT infrastructure and the development of future cloud services, in particular edge computing.
Mastercard develops global sustainable card programme to address consumers’ concerns
30-07-2020 | 09:14:49
More than three quarters of people say they are “very concerned” about the environment and feel companies should be doing more to address their impact on the planet.
[Nigeria] Polaris Bank, Facebook partner to build capacity for SMEs
30-07-2020 | 07:58:00
Polaris Bank has partnered with Facebook to provide free digital marketing training to SMEs in Nigeria.
[Ghana] Clydestone partners with Thales to offer TheOne authentication as a service platform
30-07-2020 | 06:47:33
Clydestone Ghana, a leading payments system and fintech solutions provider has partnered with Thales, a global leader in digital identities and security to provide TheOne authentication as a service platform.
[Column] Chris Ogden: Time to have a conversation around innovation in Africa
30-07-2020 | 06:30:33
There is one word that defines the times today - uncertainty. It hangs in the economies and markets. It is the essence of the complexity that the pandemic has wrought.
[South Africa] Mickey Mashale appointed Nexio CEO
30-07-2020 | 06:25:00
South Africa's digital system aggregator and solution provider Nexio has appointed Mickey Mashale as the company's chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from 1 August 2020.
Local content powers Africa gaming market, research
30-07-2020 | 06:23:00
The African gaming industry is expected to register a compounded annual growth of 12 per cent between 2020 and 2025 according to a study by Research and Markets.
South African Social Development Department adopts OpenText solution to boost service delivery
30-07-2020 | 06:10:00
OpenText has announced the Department of Social Development of South Africa has deployed OpenText Documentum xCP, a case management framework to digitize its social assistance appeals process.
Paxful accelerates bitcoin entrepreneur development education in Southern Africa
29-07-2020 | 14:44:00
To help aid entrepreneurship and job-creation opportunities peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace, Paxful is offering free virtual entrepreneur education workshops and courses to the public, in Southern Africa.
EBRD, Visa partner to support SMEs in EBRD economies
29-07-2020 | 12:44:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Visa have announced a strategic partnership that aims to jointly support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the economies where the EBRD operates.
[Nigeria] Sterling Bank, Clickatell partner to provide financial services via Whatsapp
29-07-2020 | 09:42:00
Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria in collaboration with Clickatell have announced a personalized banking experience for existing customers and prospective account holders through WhatsApp.
Network International set to acquire Africa payment service provider DPO Group
29-07-2020 | 08:31:00
Network International, an enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa is set to acquire 100 per cent stake in Africa Online commerce platform operating across 19 countries DPO Group.
[Column] Vukani Mngxati: Responsible AI: A framework for building trust
29-07-2020 | 07:32:00
Artificial intelligence (AI) is maturing rapidly as an incredibly powerful technology with seemingly limitless application.
CANAL+ to launch first premium DTH platform over Ethiopia, broadcast from EUTELSAT 7C
29-07-2020 | 05:02:00
Eutelsat Communications and CANAL+ have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for Ku capacity on EUTELSAT 7C to support the launch by CANAL+ of a premium DTH platform in Ethiopia.
Mobile money cushions Uganda in the wake of COVID-19
28-07-2020 | 17:12:15
Uganda has embraced the digitalisation of the economy. In a society traditionally run by cash, people across the country have flocked to e-commerce platforms for contactless payments and purchases.
Lentera and MCFI ink deal to provide satellite based crop analysis for Mauritian farmers
28-07-2020 | 14:56:25
The Mauritius Chemical and Fertilizer Industry (MCFI) and Agritech company Lentera Africa have signed a partnership that will see Lentera provide satellite-based crop health analysis and crop modelling services.
[Uganda] Raxio Data Centre receives critical power equipment from Umeme Ltd ahead of launch
28-07-2020 | 14:50:00
Raxio Data Centre has achieved a key milestone in the construction of the Tier III carrier neutral data centre as it received key technical power equipment from the national distributor, UMEME Limited.
[Côte d'Ivoire] MainOne Data Center bolsters operations of Business Management Invest
28-07-2020 | 14:43:59
MainOne, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider recently on-boarded BMI-CI on its network by providing internet infrastructure and data center solutions.
West Africa's Tizeti upgrades core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps
28-07-2020 | 13:26:00
Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider announced the successful upgrade of its core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps, in line with its focus on accelerating access to affordable broadband connectivity.
[Nigeria] NITDA selects 130 farmers to join National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme
28-07-2020 | 10:10:51
In its move to digitize agricultural sector, the National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has adopted 130 farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) programme.
[Kenya] Safaricom launches Kshs.20 a day 4G device
28-07-2020 | 09:46:00
Safaricom customers can now access a brand new 4G-enabled smartphone by paying as low as Kshs.20 daily for the devices.
IHS extends contract with MTN Nigeria with increased focus on rural connectivity
28-07-2020 | 06:57:00
IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V. affiliates INT Towers Limited, IHS Nigeria Limited and IHS Towers NG Limited have reached agreement with MTN Nigeria to expand the scope of the current service contract.
Over Saturated unveils platform for African content creators
27-07-2020 | 13:36:00
Over Saturated an African, user-generated content platform has been offering a digital space for African creators to post content they have created.
Global public cloud revenue to grow to $258 billion in 2020, Gartner report
27-07-2020 | 13:33:00
The worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 6.3 per cent in 2020 to total $257.9 billion, up from $242.7 billion in 2019, according to Gartner, Inc.
Infinera boosts spectrum capacity on West African MainOne submarine cable for Orange
27-07-2020 | 13:31:00
Infinera announced that Orange deployed spectrum capacity with Infinera’s submarine solution on its MainOne submarine cable, a new network built to provide large-scale international capacity.
Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative selects Top 50 Finalists of 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes Competition
27-07-2020 | 09:05:00
The 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition has shortlisted the top 50 finalists from stage one of the selection process.
Airtel Africa extends network with WorldRemit to offer instant money transfers across Africa
27-07-2020 | 07:34:00
Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services in 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, is scaling up its operations with WorldRemit, the global digital money transfer service.
[Nigeria] First Bank provides free e-learning subscriptions, targets one million students
27-07-2020 | 07:16:00
The First Bank of Nigeria announced that thousands of students have been signing up to access the e-learning solutions for free which is provided in partnership with Roducate and Lagos State Government.
Microsoft launches two new surface devices in South Africa
27-07-2020 | 06:45:01
Microsoft has announced the expansion of its Surface device range into South Africa, with the introduction of the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 for both commercial and consumer customers.
[Column] Adil El Youssefi: Tech has the potential to transform Kenya’s agricultural sector
25-07-2020 | 14:34:25
Kenya’s agriculture sector has grown by 4.8 per cent annually since 2012 with its share of GDP at 33 percent as of 2016.
[Column] Soromfe Uzomah: How global disruption can have local implications
25-07-2020 | 14:32:36
The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated. It’s prudent to consider the impact such a global disruption of trade has on small and medium businesses.
Avaya connects African students to digital learning
25-07-2020 | 10:27:27
Avaya is helping African students unable to access primary and secondary schools as a result of COVID-19-related closures to stem this loss with video collaboration app.
[South Africa] Vodacom to provide customers with data smart access to the Google Play Store
25-07-2020 | 08:01:00
Vodacom has collaborated with Google to offer a worry-free experience for its Android smartphone subscribers when accessing the Google Play Store.
Ferdie Pieterse appointed CEO of Experian Africa
25-07-2020 | 07:52:00
Global information services company Experian has appointed Ferdie Pieterse as the new CEO for Experian Africa, effective immediately.
FAO launches geospatial data platform to build stronger agriculture sector post COVID-19
24-07-2020 | 10:40:16
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources.
Orange Bank Africa goes live with Temenos SaaS
24-07-2020 | 09:25:00
Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Orange Bank Africa has gone live with cloud-native Temenos Transact delivered as SaaS.
Infinet Wireless launches regional office in Cameroon
24-07-2020 | 07:14:00
Infinet Wireless, a provider of fixed broadband wireless connectivity, has opened a new regional office in Cameroon as the company expands its operations in one of the world’s fastest growing economic regions.
[Column] James Bayhack: The value of mobile marketing cloud technology
23-07-2020 | 06:46:00
Marketing ultimately drives the sales of any business. Without it, many companies wouldn't sell their products or services and wouldn't survive in a highly competitive environment.
Pavillon54 Limited launches digital hub for African art
23-07-2020 | 06:43:13
Pavillon54 Limited has announced the launch of its online platform, pavillon54.com, a digital center for Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa and the Diaspora.
Commonwealth unveils online platform to help governments tackle Coronavirus
23-07-2020 | 06:34:56
A COVID-19 dashboard has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat to help member countries make vital decisions during the ongoing crisis.
[Nigeria] eHealth Africa leverages Amazon Web Services cloud solutions to bolster operations
22-07-2020 | 20:51:00
eHealth Africa is leveraging on Amazon Web Services, AWS, cloud’s expertise which is designed to support every stage of their business in order to increase their chances of continuing their mission.
Facebook’s connectivity investments to grow Africa’s economy by $57 billion in the next five years, report
22-07-2020 | 12:39:00
Facebook has released findings from The Impact of Facebook’s Connectivity Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa, a study conducted by Analysys Mason.
[Kenya] Mastercard partners with mobile platforms to offer exclusive discounts to consumers shopping from home
22-07-2020 | 06:23:20
Mastercard is partnering with key entertainment, shopping and delivery platforms to provide cardholders with exclusive offers when shopping from home, including free deliveries.
Orange picks Parallel Wireless to deliver Open RAN vision in Central African Republic
22-07-2020 | 06:20:00
Parallel Wireless, Inc. has announced that, it has been selected by Orange to extend the current coverage and to expand their current 700,000 subscriber base across the Central African Republic.
[South Africa] Vumatel launches Free Fibre To Schools programme in Polokwane
22-07-2020 | 06:14:35
Vumatel has officially launched the 'Free Fibre to Schools' Programme - an initiative that aims to provide schools with lightning-fast fibre for free in Polokwane, Limpopo.
[Nigeria] NCC begins implementation of accounting separation framework in telecoms industry
22-07-2020 | 06:08:39
The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has reiterated its committed to the creation of an enabling environment for competition among operators in the industry:
[Startup Interview] Vimbai Malandu, Co-Founder, YuPlan Limited, Zimbabwe
21-07-2020 | 16:23:00
YuPlan Limited is a Zimbabwe digital startup that allows customers to book a venue from anywhere in the world.
Africa artists partner with Huawei to launch curated playlists with fans in mind
21-07-2020 | 13:15:00
Some of Africa's biggest musical talents, including local award-winning artists AKA, K.O and Holly Rey, have collaborated with HUAWEI Music to each launch curated playlists.
Agritask partners with Hollard Mozambique to expand digital insurance platform
21-07-2020 | 12:26:40
Agritask and Hollard Mozambique have partnered to provide digital solutions to local stakeholders offering crop insurance for farmers in their respective value chains.
Global mHealth market to be worth $230 billion by 2027, report
21-07-2020 | 12:23:16
According to the report, the mHealth market was valued at $46 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach $230 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 22.3% from 2020 to 2027.
Meckanzy reaches out to West Africa’s youth to support the development of digital marketing capabilities
21-07-2020 | 12:19:00
Meckanzy Inc. has announced a free professional complete digital marketing training opportunity.
COMESA develops Covid-19 online portal to spur e-trade
21-07-2020 | 10:28:00
COMESA has developed an online portal to be used by Member States to exchange information on availability of essential products within the region.
Puntland Education Ministry, UNICEF launch online learning platform in Somalia
21-07-2020 | 06:47:00
UNICEF and the Government of Puntland in Somalia have launched the Learning Passport, a digital remote learning platform where children can access educational content both online and offline from their homes.
HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest, Apps UP goes global
20-07-2020 | 12:00:00
Developers around the world are being invited to put their skills to the test on a global stage with the launch of the HUAWEI HMS App Innovation Contest, Apps UP.
Vodacom Business Africa connects 12 new Middle East markets
20-07-2020 | 11:33:15
Vodacom Business Africa has extended its footprint by providing connectivity to partners and clients in 12 new countries in the Middle East region.
[South Africa] Vodacom Financial Services to create new easy-to-use app with Alipay as technology provider
20-07-2020 | 11:27:00
Vodacom Financial Services has announced a technology partnership with Alipay to bring inclusive mobile solutions to South African consumers and merchants through innovative digital technologies.
How Africa is beginning to harness the true power of the internet
17-07-2020 | 15:02:00
Africa is recognized as one of the most important emerging markets for online business, and with internet penetration lacking behind many parts of the world in recent decades, the continent is beginning to catch up.
Paxful hits $4.6 billion in volume, reaches 4.5 million registered wallets
17-07-2020 | 08:34:00
Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) marketplace that aims to provide financial inclusion around the globe, announced that the platform has hit $4.6 billion in trade volume and reached 4.5 million wallet registrations.
SAP names Claudio Muruzabal Regional President of EMEA south
17-07-2020 | 07:46:00
SAP has appointed Claudio Muruzabal as the new President for SAP’s EMEA south region that comprises Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Traditional PC shipments continue to grow amid global economic slowdown, IDC
17-07-2020 | 07:41:00
The second quarter of 2020 ended well for the traditional PC market with global shipments growing 11.2 per cent year over year reaching a total of 72.3 million units, according to IDC.
ContractPodAi and Bowmans Partner to bring Artificial Intelligence-powered contract management to Africa
17-07-2020 | 07:34:00
ContractPodAi®, a provider of AI-powered contract lifecycle management solutions, is partnering with Bowmans to introduce Bowmans’ clients to its advanced technology solution.
[Kenya] Safaricom extends free digital learning as schools remain closed
16-07-2020 | 11:53:45
Safaricom has extended free access to digital education content for primary and secondary school students to 8th September 2020 following the extended closure of learning institutions.
IBM picks Angela Angela Jimoh as General Manager for North, East and West Africa
16-07-2020 | 08:59:00
IBM has appointed Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as General Manager for IBM North, East and West Africa.
Clickatell launches digital contact center targeting the $1.3 trillion call center industry
16-07-2020 | 08:44:00
Clickatell has announced the launch of Chat Desk, a digital contact center solution that helps agents resolve customer queries and obtain customer insights in real-time.
[South Africa] Teraco endorses Routed move to join African Cloud Exchange
16-07-2020 | 06:45:00
Vendor-neutral data centre, Teraco, has welcomed Routed, a cloud infrastructure provider and VMware Cloud Verified partner, as a local cloud provider to join the African Cloud Exchange
[Column] Tonny Tugee: Factors impacting development of infrastructure in Africa
15-07-2020 | 14:13:00
Without a doubt, Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing economic hubs. Crucial to this rate of development is the ability to meet the demand for key infrastructure.
[Nigeria] UrSafe partners with Mobile Intelligence to promote security of mobile handsets
15-07-2020 | 11:51:00
The UrSafe App, has announced its partnership with the Nigeria-based team, virtual data and VAS Aggregator, Mobile Intelligence, to bring personal safety technology to the 160 million+ Nigerian's with mobile handsets.
Mastercard partners with FASTA to launch South Africa’s first virtual credit card
15-07-2020 | 06:10:00
FASTA, a digital lending fintech, has partnered with Mastercard to launch FASTACard, South Africa’s first virtual Mastercard credit card.
GreenTec invests in Nigerian wholesale e-commerce platform Pricepally
14-07-2020 | 14:35:00
GreenTec Capital Partners has announced its investment in Pricepally, an innovative digital Nigerian wholesale platform allowing users to purchase food and other products either individually or as a part of a group.