Emergent Technology Holdings LP, a global financial technology company has acquired Interpay Africa, a payments processor based in Ghana.
Vubiquity, has announced a deal with Discover Digital to provide new international content in Africa starting with TelOne DEOD, Digital Entertainment On Demand, in Zimbabwe.
Google has released South Africa’s Year in Search results, an overview of the searches and questions that drove South Africans online throughout 2018.
Google has released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised $1 million in additional funding from IFC to add to the $12 million in Series C financing it raised earlier this year to continue its international expansion.
Kenya is set to become the first country in the world to adopt TIACA’s new Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool nationwide.
Although e-commerce is snowballing in Africa, with more than 21 million Africans shop online, countries are at very different stages of development.
IFC has announced a $6 million equity investment in Kobo360 Inc, a tech-enabled e-logistics platform that connects the supply of trucks with the demand for transportation services by cargo owners in Nigeria.
South Africa continues to be the continent’s preferred destination for international investors due to its competitive market, favorable political climate, a booming middle class and strategic location.
General Electric has launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program.
Kwesé, a subsidiary of Econet, has today announced the launch of video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, Kwesé Play, as the centerpiece in its new Kenyan broadcasting strategy, and a first in Kenya.
Modernising regulation and policy reform will be crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating internet access for millions through increased mobile broadband penetration.
[South Africa] Internet Solutions opening Africa’s largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa
Internet Solutions has announced plans to open the largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa. The data centre is due to officially begin operating in January 2019 and will be located in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
After two years of intensive development, the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub (MAFH) will be launching in December.
MTN Group is now the first African telecommunications company to join the IoT World Alliance, the leading enabler of connected IoT solutions.
Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1% quarter on quarter in 2018 according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation.
Vodacom has added over 150 new sites to its network to facilitate additional traffic over the festive season.
Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, has launched its Internet access offers throughout the Congolese territory.
Majid Al Futtaim, the exclusive franchisee operator of Carrefour in 15 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has partnered with Jumia to provide a secure and convenient way for Carrefour customers to shop for groceries and household goods online starting end of December.
The African data center colocation market is arguably the hottest growth area in the African ICT market, according to a new report by research and analytics firm Xalam Analytics.
With the year winding down, Cell C customers will be able to get twice the data for Cell C’s revolutionary mobile service that combines connectivity and entertainment in a unique and great value package, MediaPlay.
In a further move to cement its position as an integrated financial services organisation offering exceptional value, Standard Bank is entering the airtime and data market.
Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia's Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network.
Guaranty Trust Bank has announced the launch of Habari, Nigeria’s largest platform for music, shopping, lifestyle content and more.
Wananchi Group has announced plans to expand its services to Nakuru town as part of its regional expansion strategy. This will be the third city the company is expanding to after Nairobi and Mombasa.
Morocco has successfully launched a new satellite christened Mohammed VI-B.
Telecommunications service provider, SEACOM has acquired 100% of FibreCo Telecommunications in a move to achieve its vision to expand its African footprint through the consolidation of fibre assets.
[Kenya] Cellulant patners with Facebook to launch Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences on Messenger
Pan-African Payments company, Cellulant, has built Africa’s first Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger.
Global technology company Clear Blue Technologies International Inc. has been selected as the power service provider for BRCK, a Kenyan technology provider working to connect frontier markets to the internet.
Technology company Kirusa has announced a feautre alllowing Africans traveling abroad buy foreign numbers from its InstaVoice ReachMe app.
Huawei Cloud, the cloud-computing services of Huawei, has unveiled a new region in South Africa.
Cloudleaf, Inc., has partnered with Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) to expand Cloudleaf’s Digital Supply Chain and Edge Solutions in North African.
Black Friday alert: Popular online fashion shops among top targets for data stealing malware in 2018
As the big annual holiday shopping season gets underway, new Kaspersky Lab research shows that banking Trojans are actively targeting online users of popular consumer brands, stealing credentials and other information through these sites.
South Africans with internet connections lead the world in expectations for constant connection both at and away from home.
MainOne has partnered with the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology to provide high-speed internet access to the MEST Incubator in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Teraco has announced that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).
RCS-Communication, an ISP in South Sudan, has established the first site for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 high-speed satellite broadband service in-country.
During the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, MTN Group, KaiOS Technologies, China Mobile Communications Group and UNISOC announced a partnership to launch the world’s first 3G smart feature phone in Africa.
Multinational telecoms company Angola Cables has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Broadband Infraco.
Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain in time for the operator to launch 5G services ahead of AfricaCom 2018.
South Africa’s largest third party administrator Curo is set to will migrate more than 3,000 funds from its five legacy fund accounting platforms to a single instance of Temenos’ Multifonds Global Accounting platform.
Loon, the Alphabet company working to launch balloon-powered Internet on Telkom’s network in 2019, announces that it has secured all necessary regulatory approvals and has begun importing and installing ground infrastructure in Kenya.
Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, today announced it has released the latest report Threat Intelligence: Far-fetched Idea or Must-have Security Tactic? from the Cyber Resilience Think Tank. Cyber Resilience Think Tank
The African Development Bank has unveiled the Africa Energy Portal, AEP, a platform that will consolidate, validate, and disseminate energy data and insights across Africa’s energy value chain.
In line with its global expansion strategy, leading business support system (BSS) provider for communications service providers (CSPs) Nexign (formerly Peter-Service) has announced that will be focusing on establishing its presence in Africa over the coming months.
Two Kenyan startups, Cloud9xp and PayGo Energy were among the second class of 11 startups who graduated this week from Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program in Lagos.
Pan-African payments company providing a one-stop digital payments platform Cellulant has announced its partnership and title sponsorship of the inaugural Pwani Innovation Week in conjunction with Swahilipot Hub.
Liquid Telecom has extended the availability of Microsoft Azure from the Cape to Cairo, continuing its lead in the African cloud revolution.
Intelsat S.A., has announced that Vodacom Mozambique has signed an agreement for a satellite solution that will provide 3G services that uniquely satisfy the growing data demand generated by the tourism sector.
Nigeria’s property market continues to embrace technology to make the real estate sector more investable, increase liquidity and drive greater home ownership.
Kenyan innovation hub and tech accelerator iHub is partnering with Raise, a Bahamian and Kenyan technology company that has developed a company ownership platform to manage compliant digital securities in frontier markets.
Navis, a provider of operational technologies and services across the shipping supply chain has announced that Société de Gestion du Terminal à Conteneurs de Doraleh has implemented the N4 terminal operating system at its facility.
PCI Pal, the secure payment solutions provider to contact centres, has signed its first South African reseller contract with telecommunications and customer engagement solutions company, Ninzi-Connect.
Global information services company Experian has launched a new analytics solution across Africa, Middle East and Europe regions.
Telecommunication company Safaricom has announced new Home Fibre packages that will combine mobile voice, mobile data, SMS and Home Fibre in one package.
Samsung Electronics has unveiled powerful new developer tools for its Bixby and SmartThings platforms. The company also unveiled new, powerful mobile experiences with One UI and Infinity Flex Display at the ongoing Samsung Developer Conference 2018.
With its world’s first ALL G software-enabled Open network solution, Parallel Wireless, Inc. is helping global mobile network operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’ by making ALL G network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi.
Temenos, the banking software company has announced the launch of its South African "Bank of the Future" Think-Tank.
London based software technology company Fiskl has partnered with Vodacom Group to introduce a host of mobile and digital technology solutions to South Africa's small businesses.
Kingsland University has announced its partnership with Legacy Capital to deliver Kingsland's internationally recognized Blockchain Developer courses in Mauritius.
[South Africa] On Track Innovations partners with Western Cape Government to digitize public transport
On Track Innovations Ltd has partnered with Almex Transport Solutions for the George Municipality Western Cape Government to implement the Go GEORGE Smart Cards, a "smart card" solution for South Africa's public transportation system.
Oracle has today announced the opening of an Innovation Hub in Johannesburg, a first for Oracle in Africa that will help drive the adoption of emerging technologies across the country’s corporates, public sector and academia.
Google this week brought together Kenyan content creators to train them on how they can monetize and grow their YouTube fan base and use other online tools.
Parallel Wireless, Inc., a leader in providing end-to-end open network connecting solutions - 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G – today announced a partnership with the Telesol 4G brand, the fastest LTE network in Ghana. Parallel Wireless makes deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi and will use its services to connect citizens and businesses in Ghana with 4G wireless services.
Samsung Electronics has extended the J-series 2018 line-up with the introduction of the Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+. These mass market smartphones further offer consumers a wider product range that is skewed towards specific tastes and preferences of the consumers.
First Bank of Nigeria, in partnership with Clickatell’s Transact division, has commercially launched their Chat Banking channel on WhatsApp.
MTN Group has announced its Sudan operation as the winner of this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care employee volunteerism programme. The programme, which ran for 21 days in June, saw over 9000 employees across the company’s footprint dedicating their time and efforts to uplifting local communities.
The Trade Finance Division of the African Development Bank and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, have teamed up with the International Chamber of Commerce to launch a Joint AfDB-ITFC Trade Finance E-Learning Program for African Financial Institutions.
West Africa’s largest data centre provider, MDXI and global IXP platform provider, Asteroid have partnered to launch a carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Point for West Africa.
Egypt’s ministry of ICT has signed an agreement with Intertek, specialized in inspection, physical tests, and certification.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that it will open an infrastructure region in South Africa in the first half of 2020.
Technology! A constant component that progressively weathers challenges of ecommerce evolution in every industry. Tourism is no exception and especially in Kenya, as stakeholders continually come up with innovative ideas and techniques meant to diversify tourism products. Google is the latest entry into boosting the sector, with the launch of the Google Street View in Nairobi.
CR2, global banking software company, is negotiating with two banks operating in the Egyptian market to provide e-payment services, according to the company’s regional director Sherif Soliman.
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in partnership with Facebook, returns to Africa in 2018, featuring panels and keynotes with high-powered industry leaders such as Omobola Johnson, senior partner at TLcom Capital, and Lexi Novitske of Singularity Investments. Following the breakout success of last year’s Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, the 2018 competition will unfold in Lagos, Nigeria.
Cybercrime has become one of the biggest threat to most organisations and businesses in Africa. The threat has continued to accelerate especially due to the power of digital technology and cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated.
SIM swap fraud has plagued mobile users across Africa for years, with Myriad Connect’s recent survey in Kenya revealing that over 90% of Kenyan banking leaders see it as an issue for their organisations.
Versa Networks, the innovator of a next-generation software platform, Versa Secure Cloud IP has announced a joint SD-WAN deployment with BringCom Incorporated, a telecommunications provider focused on telecommunications services in Africa.
West Africa’s largest full-scale data centre provider MDXI has attained the Gold Data Centre certification from Microsoft, thus strengthening its position as one of the leading Cloud Services providers in Africa.
Avelacom, the high-performance connectivity and IT infrastructure solutions provider for the financial services industry, has announced that it has extended its connectivity offerings to South Africa,
Rand Merchant Investment Holding, through AlphaCode, has awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16 million to eight of South Africa’s most promising financial services startups.
The total revenue earned by mobile service providers increased by 8.5 per cent to Ksh 252.3 billion, approximately $2.5 billion, in the past twelve months to June 2018, the latest ICT sector statistic report released by the industry regulator indicates.
ACI Worldwide a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions has announced that Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), the country’s largest commercial bank, is utilizing ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution to modernize its payments infrastructure.
Equitel processed 87.9 million mobile commerce transactions between April 2018 and June 2018, up from 77.6 million transactions in the preceding quarter, representing a 13 per cent increase. At the same time the value of mobile commerce transactions increased to Ksh328.2 billion, a 13 per cent increase from Ksh290.3 billion that was processed over the same period.
There is a great demand in Africa for cross-border payments and a need to regulate the payment industry on the continent while at the same time opening it up to include non-banks.
Intelsat S.A, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) have announced that Intelsat has made a strategic investment in AMN.
Several US firms were recently targeted by online fraudsters who used elaborate scamming schemes to dupe them into incurring devastating financial losses.
London-based startup accelerator Founders Factory has partnered with Standard Bank to launch its first international location in Johannesburg, South Africa to build and scale a further 100 technology startups.
Quanergy Systems, Inc., a global leader in the development and manufacture of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, says Duxbury Networking will serve as the company’s first South African distributor.
Liquid Telecom has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent stake in its Zambian subsidiary, CEC Liquid Telecom, from Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC.
Operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications Intelsat, and Q-KON announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Q-KON have announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.
Whale Cloud, rebranded from ZTEsoft, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Ghana on innovative city development at the headquarters of Alibaba Group.
Jumia plans to grow its vendor base from the current 10,000 to 15,000 by 2019. The e-commerce leader made this announcement during Jumia Black Friday launch event held at Movenpick Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.
Kenya’s leading e-health platform, MYDAWA, has signed a partnership deal with iPay Limited, an innovative payment processing solution and payment gateway for Africa.
Enterprises can now pay for internet connectivity based on their monthly usage. This follows the launch of a consumption-based billing service dubbed IS Open Network (ISON) by Internet Solutions.
Africa stands as a hub for online and digital fraud that is not only seriously affecting the regional economy but the security of global markets as a whole.
Airtel Nigeria, leading telecommunications services provider, has announced a strategic partnership with Coverage Broadband, a subsidiary of Phase 3 Telecom, to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria.
Everest, a biometry-based, value transfer company, and 1000 Alternatives, a leader in social impact development, have announced a new partnership created to accelerate blockchain innovation and spur economic development in Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda.
Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected a continuous stream of spear-phishing emails targeting African governments. The emails are being sent by Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Digitalisation expert, e4, has appointed Masego Khutsoane as its new Divisional Head of Financial Services. Khutsoane joins e4 with a wealth of experience having held senior positions within the JSE, Absa, Woolworths Financial Services and Nedbank.