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[Column] Cameron Beveridge: The new business battlefield
18-10-2019 | 12:36:18
Until recently, it was nearly impossible to prove the business impact of customer experience through quantifiable data.
Ethiopia electronic visa service records 200,000 users from 217 countries
18-10-2019 | 12:32:50
With the introduction of e-visa service back in June 2017, Ethiopia has opened its doors for foreign visitors wider than ever before.
The social enterprise investing in digital literacy in Ghana
18-10-2019 | 06:48:00
Getting Africa’s large and growing youth population ready for active roles in the global digital economy is no small task. But as one innovative social enterprise in Ghana has shown.
Achieving broadband access for all in Africa comes with a $100 billion price tag, World Bank
18-10-2019 | 06:33:58
Across Africa, where less than a third of the population has access to broadband connectivity, achieving universal, affordable, and good quality internet access by 2030 will require an investment of US $100 billion.
South Africa retailers under pressure to adapt to new business models in the wake of digital commerce, report
18-10-2019 | 06:30:00
The latest Accenture Rethinking the eCommerce Opportunity in South Africa - How retailers can pivot to digital customers paper suggests that South African retailers are under pressure to adapt to the new way of doing business.
[Nigeria] Access Bank hits over N1billion in daily digital lending
17-10-2019 | 12:34:00
Access Bank’s expanded digital lending portfolio, which gives Nigerians quick and 24/7 access to funds for emergencies without any collateral, has hit a record of N1billion in daily loan value.
Morocco telecom market is among the most advanced in Africa, report
17-10-2019 | 11:05:00
Morocco has developed one of the most advanced telecommunications markets in Africa, supported by the government's Maroc Digital 2020 strategy
[South Africa] Old Mutual picks Amazon Web Services as cloud provider
17-10-2019 | 06:15:00
Africa’s largest and oldest financial services group leverages Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) proven infrastructure and unmatched set of cloud services to speed up innovation and improve the customer experience.
[Egypt] RiseUP acquires MENA online startup company StaterHub
17-10-2019 | 06:08:00
RiseUp, a Cairo-based platform that connects startups to resources worldwide, has acquired StarterHub, a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focused online startup community.
Boomplay Music enters Francophone countries
17-10-2019 | 06:05:00
After four years of being on the market in West Africa, Boomplay Music is set to expand its services to French-speaking countries on the continent.
[Column] Flora Kangethe: Customer service to backend - How cloud-based AI enables modernisation of business
17-10-2019 | 05:35:00
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a key technology in delivering improved customer experience and exceeding customer expectations
Mara Phone factory set to boost South Africa's local economy
16-10-2019 | 13:20:07
Efforts to revive the country’s sluggish economy and create much-needed employment are set to receive a major shot in the arm with the launch of Mara Phone’s first cellphone manufacturing plant in South Africa.
SEACOM partners with Vodacom to expand reach across Africa
16-10-2019 | 13:17:00
SEACOM has partnered with Vodacom Business Africa, the enterprise-focused ICT subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, to initiate the next chapter of both companies’ African network connectivity ventures.
Egypt bets on Dabaa nuclear plant to bolster modern tech transfer
16-10-2019 | 12:14:02
El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project will help transfer advanced technologies to Egypt, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker said.
Angola launches National Database Protection Agency to protect citizens' digital information
16-10-2019 | 12:13:33
The Angolans citizens’ personal data become protected from now onwards, with the official launch of the National Database Protection Agency (APD).
Nokia partners with Ethiopia universities to promote digital skills and innovation
16-10-2019 | 09:57:23
Nokia will collaborate the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT), to provide training on the latest technologies and industry trends.
[South Africa] Kaizer Chiefs partners with PinkCodrs Africa to train young women into developers and data scientists
16-10-2019 | 06:59:00
Kaizer Chiefs and PinkCodrs Africa have started a partnership that seeks to develop young women into fully fledged data scientists and developers.
An evolving digital world places an emphasis on insuring yourself against cyberattacks, Kaspersky
16-10-2019 | 05:35:46
Consistent year-on-year growth of Internet users is resulting in increased digital identities and the sharing of more and more personal information online.
Bolt appoints Kenneth Micah as Regional Manager for East Africa
15-10-2019 | 15:07:14
On-demand transportation platform Bolt has announced the appointment of Kenneth Micah as the Regional Manager for East Africa.
Westcon-Comstor unveils CloudCall to boost business operations
15-10-2019 | 13:27:47
Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has announced the availability of CloudCall, which integrates the communication and collaboration features of Microsoft Teams with the advanced voice processing of AudioCodes.
Traditional PC market continues to grow despite issues in the supply chain, IDC
15-10-2019 | 13:24:00
Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs, comprised of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 70.4 million units in the third quarter of 2019.
Smart cities in Africa, renewable energy sources to drive adoption of data centers, report
15-10-2019 | 13:18:00
The availability of renewable energy sources in Africa sources is expected to drive hyperscale data center to adopt renewable energy infrastructure according to a report by Reportlinker.com.
MTN appoints Djibril Ouattara CEO of Côte d'Ivoire
14-10-2019 | 06:07:24
MTN Group has appointed Djibril Ouattara to the position of MTN Côte d'Ivoire CEO, effective 1 November 2019. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September.
[Column] Travys Wilkins: Five ways tech is changing insurance
11-10-2019 | 13:10:00
It's no secret that the insurance sector is conservative by nature and has largely been slow to embrace technology.
[Ghana] AirtelTigo partners with Western Union to allow customers receive money directly in their mobile wallets
11-10-2019 | 08:34:58
Western Union has collaborated with AirtelTigo Money (ATM) to enable Ghanaians to receive international money transfers through Western Union directly into AirtelTigo Money mobile wallets.
[South Africa] Seacom connects Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town to high capacity fibre network
11-10-2019 | 08:34:35
Seacom has enhanced its national high capacity fibre network with the rollout of services along the N1 connecting Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town as the first phase of its national rollout.
[Column] Thomas Pays: Can fintech be the gamechanger in South Africa's SME sector?
11-10-2019 | 06:30:00
It is estimated that SMEs makeup 91% of formalised businesses in South Africa, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force, and their total economic output accounts for roughly 34% of the country's GDP.
Vodacom launches Fast Forward Series targeting South Africa businesses
11-10-2019 | 06:20:00
Vodacom is launching a series of workshops and interactive sessions called the Fast Forward Series, to drive significant growth and change within the South African business sector.
Orange partners with Global Fund to tame diseases in Africa using digital healthcare
11-10-2019 | 06:16:37
The Global Fund and Orange have signed a partnership deal to develop innovative e-health solutions to reduce the prevalence of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.
OmniClouds implements Nokia’s solution to improve cloud connectivity for businesses in EMEA
11-10-2019 | 06:11:00
Nokia has announced that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds to improve and optimize cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
[Column] Lee Naik: The rise of the super app
10-10-2019 | 14:43:00
Now is the perfect time to get in on the super app game, establishing your company as a preferred partner or supplier early on.
[South Africa] Travelstart completes acquisition of Club Travel Group
10-10-2019 | 14:40:00
Travelstart has completed its acquisition of Southern Africa’s Club Travel Group for an undisclosed sum.
BitMinutes inks deal with Akoin to drive financial inclusion in Africa through blockchain
10-10-2019 | 11:37:02
BitMinutes Inc. has announced a partnership with Akoin to serve the unbanked population in Africa.
People Solutions partners with Digemy to launch digital academy in South Africa
10-10-2019 | 11:30:00
Training provider People Solutions announced their partnership with Digemy, a tech startup based in Cape Town, to launch Digital Academy under the FutureSkills.Africa brand.
Aspect Software partners with Ninzi-Connect and Serotec to grow reach in South Africa
10-10-2019 | 09:15:00
Aspect Software has announced partnerships with two of the top customer engagement solution providers in the South African market, Ninzi-Connect and Serotec.
[Column] Ushal Moonsamy: Plumbing the depths of IoT
10-10-2019 | 08:40:00
South Africa is considered a water-scarce country. This is hardly a surprise for those who live in Cape Town and have endured drought conditions that edged the city towards
African ICT Foundation pushes for a unified internet tariff in East Africa
10-10-2019 | 07:15:37
The African ICT Foundation (AfICTF) East Africa Regional Executive Council has called for the adoption of a unified telecoms tariff for voice and data across all mobile telephone networks in the region.
IPT PowerTech targets Guinea telcos with hybrid energy solutions to reduce consumption
10-10-2019 | 07:07:07
IPT PowerTech Group is an energy solutions provider combining specialized energy-efficient solutions with innovative telecom infrastructure.
[South Africa] The Bold and the Beautiful makes a comeback courtesy of Video Play
09-10-2019 | 13:15:00
From lavish weddings and secret romances to high-fashion runway shows and high-stakes boardroom drama, The Bold and the Beautiful has been a source of entertainment for South Africans for almost three decades.
[Madagascar] Telma selects Ericsson for next-generation core and radio network upgrade
09-10-2019 | 11:59:25
Ericsson has been selected by Telma, Madagascar, to upgrade its core and radio network, as part of a national next-generation upgrade as it moves towards 5G.
Organizations worldwide failing to adequately protect sensitive data in the cloud, Thales study
09-10-2019 | 11:26:09
A new global study from Thales, with research from the Ponemon Institute, has exposed an increasing disparity between the rapid growth of data stored in the cloud and an organization’s approach to cloud security.
Wi-Fi 6: A new era of wireless connectivity
09-10-2019 | 11:25:00
Twenty years ago with the release of 802.11b, Wi-Fi began its conquest of the world networking scene in earnest.
FICO appoints Michelle Beetar as Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa
09-10-2019 | 09:20:00
Analytics, fraud and collections software leader FICO has announced that Michelle Beetar has joined the firm as its managing director for sub-Sharan Africa.
Cameroon's first animated film arrives on MTN's Yabadoo
09-10-2019 | 09:15:00
It's the story of an orphan girl who broke a spoon. Her name is Minga and her adventure is narrated in an animated film; Cameroon's first ever, and now available on Yabadoo, MTN Cameroon's video-on-demand platform.
Microsoft selects Altron as new licensing solution provider in South Africa
09-10-2019 | 06:58:00
Microsoft has named JSE-listed technology company Altron as a Licensing Solution Provider (LSP) in South Africa.
Airtel Africa partners with Mastercard to offer digital payment solutions to 100 mobile phone users
09-10-2019 | 06:52:00
Airtel Africa has announced a partnership with Mastercard, giving over 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network.
Facebook expands its third-party fact-checking programme to 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa
09-10-2019 | 06:47:00
Joining third-party fact-checking programmes in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal, Facebook has announced the expansion of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries.
MTN launches initiative to drive financial inclusion and improve digital access
09-10-2019 | 06:45:00
MTN Group has launched its “We’re good together” initiative. This is aimed at demonstrating how, in partnering with our host countries, the telco can change lives by improving digital access, driving financial inclusion.
Parallel Wireless helps deliver on Vodafone's OpenRAN vision in DRC
09-10-2019 | 06:01:00
Parallel Wireless has announced that Vodafone has deployed a macro Parallel Wireless OpenRAN pilot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Magal announces a total of $8 million in recent orders from East Africa
08-10-2019 | 12:55:00
Magal Security Systems announced that it has received approximately $8 million in orders from East Africa over the past several months.
[Zambia] Airtel connects Ndola Public Library
08-10-2019 | 07:59:24
The Ndola Public Library has received a shot in the arm through a donation from Airtel Networks Zambia Plc of assorted educational books and a router to connect internet worth K21, 000.
UNESCO, MS&TP partner to offer digital literacy skills to Mozambican students
07-10-2019 | 14:08:00
Within the framework of its YouthMobile Initiative, UNESCO Mozambique, in cooperation with the Maluana Science and Technology Park (MS&TP), organised Africa Code Week coding workshops for 400 students.
Rwanda’s Clarisse and Patricia from Côte d'Ivoire named among world seven top advocates for women in tech, e-commerce
04-10-2019 | 11:21:00
The tech and e-commerce industry remains a male-dominated playing field globally, but a surge in women demanding a seat at the table – and delivering the goods online – means that this could change.
Global building analytics market to reach $12.6 Billion by 2025, Zion Market Research
04-10-2019 | 11:05:15
Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Building Analytics Market By Component.
[Column] Robyn Curnow: Africa must step up to support its innovators
04-10-2019 | 06:23:19
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent’s enormous potential.
[Nigeria] Facebook and Teleperrfomance partner to launch Small Business Group Operations Centre targeting advertisers in Sub-Saharan Africa
04-10-2019 | 06:15:09
Facebook in partnership with Teleperformance, has announced the opening of its first Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
SADC electronic platform reduces transfer costs
04-10-2019 | 06:10:00
President of The Southern African Development Community, SADC, Payments System managing body Andrew Mugabi has called on member countries to insert their commercial banks into the regional payment platform.
Egypt, Germany to cooperate on digitizing industrial sector
04-10-2019 | 06:05:00
Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Ahmed Taha reiterated cooperation with the German side in the digital transformation of Egypt's industrial sector.
[Angola] Fortaleza introduces travel insurance online
03-10-2019 | 06:39:00
Insurance company Fortaleza has launched the sale of travel insurance via the Internet, through a platform available on the company's website, which operates 24 hours a day.
[South Africa] Telkom launches roaming data plans
03-10-2019 | 06:34:00
Telkom South Africa has launched new Mobile Data plans that hope to provide customers with data connectivity for internet access to emails, social media and streaming.
MainOne lands submarine cable in Cote D’Ivoire
02-10-2019 | 13:35:00
MainOne has finally landed its submarine cable in Grand Bassam, Cote D’Iviore, which is the final leg of the ongoing expansion to reach Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire.
Middle East and Africa records increased demand for wearable technology, IDC
02-10-2019 | 13:30:00
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearable devices market saw tremendous year-on-year unit growth of 144.43% in the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation.
[South Africa] Fairmont Zimbali Resort embraces revintel business intelligence solution to accelerate hotel growth
02-10-2019 | 08:30:00
Cloud software and services provider for the hospitality industry Cendyn, has announced that Fairmont Zimbali Resort has selected Rainmaker’s comprehensive business intelligence solution, revintel®, to help them accelerate hotel growth.
Da Vinci partners with Vodacom to expand its African footprint
02-10-2019 | 06:05:00
Kenyan e-Logistics company, Lori, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.
Workz becomes first certified full eSIM provider in Middle East and Africa
01-10-2019 | 13:53:00
Workz Group, the mobile and IoT solutions provider becomes the first in the Middle East and Africa to be certified by the GSMA for embedded SIM technology.
Cloud IT infrastructure revenues decline amid a slowdown in overall spending, IDC
01-10-2019 | 12:18:00
vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, declined 10.2% year over year in the second quarter of 2019.
[Namibia] One Africa Television signs live streaming and VoD deal with TV2Africa
01-10-2019 | 12:13:00
One Africa Television (OATV) has signed a live streaming and video-on-demand agreement with TV2Africa.com, which is a platform built for content providers and broadcasters.
[Kenya] Jumia Food launches service allowing customers to enjoy unlimited free deliveries
01-10-2019 | 09:43:39
Jumia Food Kenya has announced the launch of Jumia Prime – a subscription package that allows customers pay a standard one, three or six months fee and receive guaranteed unlimited free deliveries.
[Kenya] Glovo expands to Mombasa
01-10-2019 | 07:48:49
Spanish delivery firm Glovo, in a bid to expand its geographical reach within Kenya, has officially launched its service in Kenya’s second city, Mombasa.
[Uganda] Umeme adopts SAP technologies to enhance supply chain, financial processes
01-10-2019 | 07:43:00
Serving 1.3 million customers in one of East Africa’s key economic hubs, Ugandan electricity distribution company, Umeme, plays a vital role in enabling the government’s Electricity Connections Policy.
Spending on artificial intelligence systems in the Middle East and Africa to top $374 million in 2020, report
30-09-2019 | 13:12:00
Spending on artificial intelligence (AI) systems in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is expected to maintain its strong growth trajectory.
[Nigeria] Cars45 introduces emergency service
30-09-2019 | 13:04:00
"Car breakdowns won't last for long" is the promise from Nigeria's leading automotive trading platform, Cars45 as it introduces its Emergency Service.
Ethiopia Electric Utility partners with Motorola Solutions to keep employees safe and improve customer service
27-09-2019 | 11:11:39
The Ethiopia Electric Utility company (EEU) has announced the deployment of a new mission-critical radio communications system from Motorola Solutions in the region of greater Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia Electric Utility partners with Motorola Solutions to keep employees safe and improve customer service
27-09-2019 | 11:06:47
The Ethiopia Electric Utility company (EEU) has announced the deployment of a new mission-critical radio communications system from Motorola Solutions in the region of greater Addis Ababa.
[Kenya] CMA cautions investors against dealing with Interweb Global Fortune
27-09-2019 | 09:12:00
Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has cautioned the public against participating in Online Forex Trading through Interweb Global Fortune and its director Mr. Manasseh Kuria Karanja.
SAP and UNICEF partner to give young people job skills training to power the future workforce
27-09-2019 | 06:17:00
SAP and UNICEF have announced a new global partnership to provide quality education, life skills and job skills training to young people in disadvantaged communities.
Refinitiv partners with AFGRI Technology Services to use Artificial Intelligence to connect African farmers to banking services
27-09-2019 | 06:14:00
Global provider of financial markets data and infrastructure Refinitiv and South Africa’s agricultural services company AFGRI Technology Services (ATS) have announced the Bankable Farmer Research Initiative.
Siemens invests in young African innovators through its Eskom Expo partnership
27-09-2019 | 06:06:05
Siemens is committed to supporting and developing young, African innovators; Siemens extends its Eskom Expo partnership to schools in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
[Nigeria] CcHUB acquires iHub
26-09-2019 | 12:48:00
Nigeria’s technology innovation centre Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), has acquired Kenya's iHub for an undisclosed fee.
TAI+ addresses Kenya’s logistics hiccups with an app that connects truckers with cargo shippers in real time
26-09-2019 | 12:30:00
Estonian-based technology company TAI+ has launched a mobile App that enables truckers to connect cargo shippers directly in real-time in Kenya.
Western Union expands global real-time payment capabilities targeting consumers and business accounts
26-09-2019 | 10:46:09
Western Union has announced availability of its real-time cross-border platform to accelerate international consumer, consumer-to-business and business-to-consumer payments to eligible accounts.
Alibaba and WFP unveil next generation of machine learning technology in the fight against hunger
26-09-2019 | 10:42:00
Alibaba Group and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have announced the launch of “Hunger Map LIVE,” a groundbreaking global hunger monitoring system that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics.
[Column] Andrew Sordam: How African businesses can protect themselves against the effects of powerful market forces - Automation is the answer
26-09-2019 | 09:19:00
Discussions around intelligent automation, or autonomous systems, often lead to terms like “Artificial Intelligence (AI),” “machine learning,” “Blockchain” and “Internet of Things (IoT)” being thrown around.
Mastercard and Rabobank partner to connect one million farmers to a digital marketplace
26-09-2019 | 06:51:07
Mastercard and Rabobank announced a strategic partnership to give one million farmers in emerging markets access to a digital platform that makes it easier for them to sell their produce for a fair price.
WorldRemit launches cash pick-up service in Nigeria
26-09-2019 | 06:45:00
Digital money transfer company WorldRemit is significantly expanding its service in Nigeria by introducing a new cash pick-up service at all branches of FCMB Bank, Fidelity Bank, Access Bank, Zenith Bank, and Polaris Bank.
MainOne expands data center footprint in Ghana
26-09-2019 | 06:28:00
MainOne has announced the expansion of its data center brand, MDXi into Accra Ghana, in line with its ongoing West African expansion plans.
Paratus South Africa acquires a satellite hub
25-09-2019 | 06:04:29
Paratus South Africa has announced that it has completed a transaction for the acquisition of a satellite teleport via its subsidiary Maxwell technology for an undisclosed amount.
[Kenya] Safaricom sells more than 0.6 million Neon smartphones in 2019
24-09-2019 | 13:19:00
Safaricom has announced that it has sold more than 600,000 Neon smartphones in 2019, making the devices the most popular and affordable smartphone in its retail shops across the country.
Thales partners with Paycode to support Ghana’s financial inclusion drive
24-09-2019 | 09:08:00
Thales, through its Gemalto expertise, is working in partnership with Paycode to supply dual card technology to GhIPSS (Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems), supporting plans to enhance the functionality of the e-zwich biometric card.
Everlytic launches first of its kind voice broadcasting software in South Africa
24-09-2019 | 07:03:25
Everlytic, Vox Telecom's digital communication and automation business, has just launched a groundbreaking new feature: voice broadcasting.
[Column] Karien Bornheim: Secure digital control
18-09-2019 | 04:33:00
The world is fast embracing the technology and potential of emergent solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and digital transformation.
Standard Bank remains South Africa’s most valuable brand, report
10-09-2019 | 10:59:00
Standard Bank has retained its position as South Africa’s most valuable brand, according to the second edition of the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands report.
[Column] Nikki Summers: Tech is making accounting invisible
09-09-2019 | 18:42:13
Technology is making accounting invisible. Algorithms, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) handle much of the accounting and compliance process.
[Column] Deon Geyser: Potential of 5G in Africa
05-09-2019 | 05:25:00
Africa is as capable of embracing the huge potential of this technology as the rest of the world, even within the limitations of existing infrastructure and complex connectivity challenges
[Column] Cathy Smith: Why revolutionary technologies will drive African prosperity
03-09-2019 | 07:10:59
Right now, we’re at a tipping point in Africa’s development. We’re hurtling headlong into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
[Kenya] New iTax enhancement boosts July 2019 Capital Gains Tax revenue performance
27-08-2019 | 12:56:00
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has enhanced the iTax system to reflect exemptions in transactions that attract Capital Gains Tax (CGT).
Huawei South Africa partners with Department of Communications to offer 5G training
26-08-2019 | 08:17:02
Huawei South Africa has partnered with the Department of Communications to launch free online and on-site training in 5G technology.
[Column] Simon McCullough: Multi-cloud is redefining app development
23-08-2019 | 13:35:42
Let's take a look at how multi-cloud is changing the app development game and bringing previously siloed teams closer together.
[Column] Kathryn-Leigh Storm: Globalstar eliminates blind spots for business
22-08-2019 | 07:53:00
It’s ubiquity and capability allowing for organisations across multiple industries to communicate over vast distances and gain critical visibility into rural and remote locations.
[Column] Michael Hailu: Africa needs more youth to farm, let’s give them the tools to do so
21-08-2019 | 08:48:02
It has long been clear that agriculture needs more young people, not only to secure Africa's future food security but to modernize farming.