Our latest findings on State of Cyber Resilience shows that cyberattacks on insurers have more than doubled.
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.
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will conduct a trial to the first ever digital census to be conducted in the country.
Absa Regional Operations, ARO, has migrated to a platform offered by Fiserv Inc., to support credit card management and processing in nine African nations.
The ‘new normal’ has supplanted digital transformation as the phrase of choice in business today. Of course, this is not without its merits.
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.
BT Group has announced the appointment of Rob Shuter as CEO of its Enterprise unit and as a member of BT’s Executive Committee.
David Akanshumbusha sells groceries at a stall in Nakawa market on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
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 has extended its West African expansion through a Collaboration Agreement with CFA Afrique, a tax and legal firm in Ouagadougou.
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 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 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
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, a specialist value-added distributor of converged IP product and solutions, have been announced as continent-wide AudioCodes distributors.
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.
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 has announced the rollout of its official game service and distribution platform HUAWEI GameCenter in 33 countries and regions worldwide.
The African Union is launching its Audit Recommendations Tracking System (ARTS) digital platform to fast-track implementation of all audit recommendations.
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 is extending its digital strategy with the launch of a new pan-African API marketplace called Chenosis.
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.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched a course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), in the context of coronavirus disease.
F5 Networks has launched a new Silverline Cloud Platform Point of Presence (PoP) that will significantly boost Managed Security Services capabilities for African businesses.
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.
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.
Emerging smartphone brand realme, has launched in Kenya as part of its global growth and expansion strategy.
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
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.
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?
Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider has announced the successful upgrade of its core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps.
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.
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.
Polaris Bank has partnered with Facebook to provide free digital marketing training to SMEs in Nigeria.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is maturing rapidly as an incredibly powerful technology with seemingly limitless application.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Safaricom customers can now access a brand new 4G-enabled smartphone by paying as low as Kshs.20 daily for the devices.
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 an African, user-generated content platform has been offering a digital space for African creators to post content they have created.
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 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
The 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition has shortlisted the top 50 finalists from stage one of the selection process.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Vodacom has collaborated with Google to offer a worry-free experience for its Android smartphone subscribers when accessing the Google Play Store.
Global information services company Experian has appointed Ferdie Pieterse as the new CEO for Experian Africa, effective immediately.
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.
Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Orange Bank Africa has gone live with cloud-native Temenos Transact delivered as SaaS.
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.
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 has announced the launch of its online platform, pavillon54.com, a digital center for Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa and the Diaspora.
A COVID-19 dashboard has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat to help member countries make vital decisions during the ongoing crisis.
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
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
Mastercard is partnering with key entertainment, shopping and delivery platforms to provide cardholders with exclusive offers when shopping from home, including free deliveries.
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.
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.
The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has reiterated its committed to the creation of an enabling environment for competition among operators in the industry:
YuPlan Limited is a Zimbabwe digital startup that allows customers to book a venue from anywhere in the world.
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 and Hollard Mozambique have partnered to provide digital solutions to local stakeholders offering crop insurance for farmers in their respective value chains.
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
Meckanzy Inc. has announced a free professional complete digital marketing training opportunity.
COMESA has developed an online portal to be used by Member States to exchange information on availability of essential products within the region.
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.
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 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
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.
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, 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 has appointed Claudio Muruzabal as the new President for SAP’s EMEA south region that comprises Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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
ContractPodAi®, a provider of AI-powered contract lifecycle management solutions, is partnering with Bowmans to introduce Bowmans’ clients to its advanced technology solution.
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 has appointed Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as General Manager for IBM North, East and West Africa.
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.
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
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.
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.
FASTA, a digital lending fintech, has partnered with Mastercard to launch FASTACard, South Africa’s first virtual Mastercard credit card.
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.