DoctorAI is a HealthTech and Artificial Intelligence-based company, officially registered in November 2021, founded by two Rwandans medical doctors ,Dr. Kevin MURAGIJIMANA & Dr. David NDAYISHIMIYE.
The agreement with Zeepay highlights ThetaRay’s expansion in the African payments market.
New technologies are reshaping the blood transfusion value chain to bring greater efficiency, traceability and consistency to this life-saving procedure.
Microsoft partners with Planet to provide AI and satellite data for African climate adaptation projects
This technology collaboration is in support of Microsoft’s recently-announced first global expansion of its AI for Good Labs into Nairobi, Kenya and Cairo, Egypt and the establishment of a corresponding AI Innovation Council with local partners and nonprofits.
American Tower and PowerX to drive sustainability in the African telecommunications industry via AI solutions
Roll-out of PowerX’s AI platform has brought enhanced insight into the power management and analysis of ATC Africa’s sites.
ATC Africa and PowerX announced a strategic partnership that will bring the significant efficiency and environmental benefits of PowerX’s artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to Africa’s telecommunications industry.
Subex, a pioneer in driving AI-led Digital Trust, announced it has been selected by Ethio Telecom to deploy its Fraud Management solution.
The metaverse, AI, 5G, and data analytics are making hyper-personalized experiences possible for consumers, which, in turn, fuel the demand for a 24/7 digital experience.
Drug stock-outs and shortage of medical equipment in health facilities in Rwanda are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to an innovation that is addressing procurement constraints.
Akon Lighting partners with GATC Health to provide AI-driven healthcare to over 1 million people in Africa
The initiative will gather and study the genetics, biological data and other important health information of at least 1 million people across Africa.
SmarTek21 expands AI IntelliTek platform in South Africa to streamline health, telecom and education sectors
US West Coast Headquartered SmarTek21, a global pioneer in AI-enabled solutions, announced it has joined forces with Regional Partners AI Intelligent Technologies of South Africa to lead the healthcare, telecommunications and education transformation.
Innovation and digital transformation have driven the rapid expansion of financial services across the continent, especially over mobile devices by telecommunications providers, bringing transactional power to customers in the most rural areas.
The opening of the new office underpins Egypt as an attractive investment destination for multinational companies such as Vodafone, which is keen to expand its global delivery business in Egypt.
AI in Africa requires the input of stakeholders, including government, Internet service providers, entrepreneurs, data scientists, and all professionals operating within the field to produce new and cutting-edge data-driven African solutions to African problems.
ARCA is the first Nigerian fintech to adopt ThetaRay’s advanced SONAR solution, industry renowned for its ability to detect the very first signs of sophisticated financial crime.
[Column] Ghassan Azzi: Securing the digital frontier - Kenya’s businesses need the right data infrastructure
Sitting at the heart of that infrastructure is the importance of data, and although some overlook it, businesses need to take data storage seriously for the sake of business continuity, data accessibility, and security.
Rockefeller Foundation invests in satellite data and AI to accelerate economic development, climate resilience in Africa
The Rockefeller Foundation announced a new $5.5 million collaboration with e-GUIDE and Atlas AI to accelerate economic development and promote climate resilient infrastructure investment across sub-Saharan Africa.
The value of the market for artificial intelligence (AI) in the food and beverage sector is expected to reach a staggering $29.94 billion by 2026
Sapiens International Corporation announced the deployment of Sapiens Intelligence by Old Mutual Insure (OMI), to provide an enterprise-wide consolidated view of the organization's data and support its reporting and analytics needs.
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are changing the way we think about mobility - and transforming the digital network infrastructure that supports these vehicles.
GEP, the provider of procurement and supply chain strategy, announced that Oilserv, the Sub-Saharan Africa oil & gas services company, selected GEP SOFTWARE, to support its entire source-to-contract (S2C) process.
The massive surge in cybercrime, the ever-increasing number of threat vectors, and a critical skills shortage has left organizations feeling more vulnerable to cyberattacks than ever before.
You’re invited to attend a free Cloud OnBoard bootcamp in Nairobi, Kenya, at the United States International University Africa (USIU Africa) on July 28, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. GMT+3
Egypt's Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and RobotLAB, the educational robotics company, announced a partnership to build an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics lab on the campus.
Education Tech, the provider of innovative technological solutions serving education in Algeria, has partnered with Pearson, a global learning company, to open doors to new opportunities in the field of education.
TinyCheck is a unique, innovative tool designed to detect stalkerware on mobile devices. Kaspersky unveiled a new hub dedicated to TinyCheck, highlighting its latest developments and changes to how it can be used.
NSE, Risk Insights collaborate to use ESG GPS rating platform to drive sustainability in East Africa
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and Risk Insights have agreed to cooperate and use Risk Insights’ AI-powered ESG GPS™ rating platform and suite of products, to drive sustainability in East Africa.
[Column] Kevin Dherman: Ways manufacturers can unlock the value of data to drive business intelligence
SYSPRO research reveals that only 20 percent of manufacturing and distribution businesses have looked at investing in big data analytics tools to process and analyze data in response to ongoing disruptions
BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV), the corporate innovation and business-building arm of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is opening innovation centers in New Delhi, Mumbai and Casablanca, Morocco.
[Kenya] DRSRS signs MoU with agri-tech company Agrvision to develop a smart crop monitoring using AI
DRSRS and the Kenyan Smart Agri-Tech Company (Agrvision) have signed a 5 years strategic partnership plan to develop a nationwide unified platform for crop monitoring and yield forecasting using artificial intelligence.
[Column] Mark Wilson: Ways manufacturers can unlock the value of data to drive business intelligence
Data forms the backbone of any manufacturing enterprise. With continuous supply chain disruptions, the allure of data and Business Intelligence (BI) is the ability to look deeper into production, performance, and efficiency.
Artificial Intelligence project vastly increases HIV patients on sustained treatment in sub-Saharan Africa
A collaboration between health technology innovators Vantage Health Technologies and the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) has led to a breakthrough and new hope for patient retention in the region.
Oracle has announced plans to establish a new branch of Oracle Labs, Oracle's advanced research arm, at Casanearshore Park in Casablanca Morocco.
Windward, the Predictive Intelligence company applying AI to transform global maritime trade, and Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd have announced a long-term, multi-year partnership to enhance MCB’s due diligence and monitoring processes linked to its commodity trade finance business.
[Column] Junaid Kleinschmidt: AI tech to predict climate change - possible solution for future KZN floods
AI deployed and run on the correct infrastructure can predict the behaviour of extreme weather events across the globe and do so days in advance.
iSON Xperiences, and financial recovery service provider, Credit Solutions Services (CSS), have partnered to bring tailormade business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to Africa and across the globe.
With the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) technology integrated with modern cloud platforms, embedding AI into business processes is no longer an expensive or lengthy process
Swedish AI Fund (SAIF), an NGO providing financial aid, grants and scholarships to AI projects has announced a new fund targeting AI startups in Africa.
MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor company powering nearly two billion connected devices every year, launched the Dimensity 700 and Dimensity 1200 chips across the African market.
Middle East’s AI-based digital health platform Altibbi, has raised $44 million in Series B fund funding led by Foundation Holdings, Hikma Ventures and existing investors Global Ventures and DASH Ventures.
Beyon Connect and Bahrain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have signed an MoU that will see the NCSC adopt innovative digital identity and digital postbox solutions and services delivered by Beyon Connect.
The 5G SDWAN enabled Edge solutions focused on extending private connectivity (5G and fixed) and cloud services to the customer and network edge, bringing compute, storage, network and marketplace services closer to customers.
GE Healthcare partners with Kenyan healthtech startup Afya Rekod to simplify access to medical records in Africa
GE Healthcare and Kenya-based startup Afya Rekod have announced a collaboration that seeks to transform care delivery through improved access to personal health data in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.
A global economic crime survey has found that one in three South African respondents cite distrust as being the most significant emotional impact of fraud
Radix IoT, Vangard Projects partner to expand telemetry systems remote monitoring and control capabilities across Africa
Radix IoT and South Africa-based Vangard Projects, the turnkey process control and data acquisition solutions providers, announced a partnership which will expand Radix IoT Mango OS unified IoT platform availability across Africa.
Ethiopian telecommunication company Ethio Telecom partnered with Subex for a new business assurance solution using the enterprise AI platform, HyperSense.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: What EU’s lifting of financial sanctions on Burundi means for EAC
The EU made the decision in the wake of deteriorating political situation occasioned by a disputed presidential election in 2015.
Global analytics software leader FICO is reporting increasing demand for its AI-powered optimisation tools and solutions, especially in the financial services sector.
Such applications include small-scale AI to improve internal business processes. Adopting AI to improve just one process or workflow can enhance data analysis, optimise business decision-making, and achieve greater outcomes at a quicker pace.
Supportive government initiatives, a growing number of investments from private investors and venture capitalists, and the emergence of AI-specialized startups across the globe are driving the market growth.
[Colum] Julia Carvalho: Africa has to look to emerging technologies like AI to fuel its economic recovery in 2022
Forward-thinking leaders, policymakers and organisations are turning to AI – which is helping organisations experience the equivalent of 10 years of growth in less than one year in areas such as e-commerce.
Casava, Nigeria's digital insurance company has secured $4 million in pre-seed funding to provide affordable and accessible insurance products for millions of Nigerians.
Improvement in data collection technology among the banks and financial institutions positively impacts the AI in banking market growth.
With the start of the New Year, Cisco has revealed the technology trends that are expected to make a significant impact in 2022 and beyond.
To gain a competitive advantage and to exceed customer expectations, businesses need to discover the emerging trends in ecommerce and adopt current trending technologies in software.
South African companies must overcome barriers to unlock the value of 5G and digital technologies, study
A growing number of companies in South Africa are showing varying levels of adoption of innovative technologies such as cloud, edge computing, AI, and IoT, according to new research from Accenture and Microsoft.
Ericsson has entered into an agreement to acquire Vonage Holdings Corp. for USD 21 per share.
The Government of Rwanda, led by the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, has partnered with Google to accelerate the country’s digital transformation.
Le programme « Codage pour l’emploi » de l'AfDB va renforcer les compétences numériques des jeunes ruraux
Le programme « Codage pour l’emploi » de la Banque africaine de développement va former plus de 500 ambassadeurs de jeunes africains du numérique.
ADCB-Egypt, in collaboration with SAS, a player in Analytics, have announced their partnership for the implementation of Egypt’s first AI-powered fraud detection solution aimed at enhancing the bank’s real time fraud prevention capabilities.
To support universal and affordable broadband access in Africa, IFC has partnered with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to expand data center capacity and the rollout of fiber-optic cable on the continent.
AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response marketplace, has appointed David Myers as its Chief Operations Officer.
Motorola Solutions has acquired Envysion, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise video security and business analytics solutions for the quick-service restaurant and retail industries.
At WebexOne, Cisco unveiled a preview of its next-generation hybrid work collaboration product.
Ericsson is enhancing its 5G capabilities with the launch of an end-to-end solution that will guarantee the consistent low latency and high reliability demanded by time-critical applications and services for consumers, enterprises, and public sector.
Ericsson renforce ses capacités 5G avec le lancement d'une solution de bout en bout qui garantira la faible latence constante et la haute fiabilité exigées par les applications et les services critiques pour les consommateurs, les entreprises et le secteur public.
Avantive Solutions announced it will now offer contact center support in South Africa through a new partnership with Outworx Contact Center.
As a result of Ericsson’s constant pursuit of new technology to improve the deployment of Radio Access Network (RAN) sites, the company has teamed up with PowerLight Technologies to achieve the first safe, fully wireless-powered 5G base station.
IBM has announced that major financial institutions across Africa have selected hybrid cloud and AI capabilities from IBM to unlock digital innovation and continue their work to develop digital-first solutions, ultimately broadening access to financial services on the continent.
U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC), has invested $10 million in Nithio's Financial Intermediary, Nithio FI, an AI-enabled clean energy financing platform, to scale clean energy financing in Africa.
CDC commits over $50m to expand digital infrastructure, boost rural connectivity across sub-Saharan Africa
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution (DFI) and impact investor, has announced commitments totalling $50.9 million to expand digital infrastructure, boost rural connectivity and accelerate digital technology access.
Bloovo, the recruitment technology company specializing in the provision of AI-powered talent acquisition solutions has expanded to Egypt and the US markets with its wide portfolio of solutions and products
Vertiv introduces digital IT management platform for enterprise, distributed, edge and hybrid networks
Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, introduced the Vertiv Avocent ADX Ecosystem, a next-generation IT management platform that meets the ever-changing needs of the data center.
A third of financial institutions are accelerating their AI and machine learning (ML) adoption for anti-money laundering (AML) technology in response to COVID-19.
Today Lenovo is committing to new goals in the areas of climate change mitigation, circular economy and sustainable materials.
Nokia announced the launch of a scholarship program aimed at providing greater opportunities for underrepresented communities in the technology industry.
Citing the analytics and AI leader’s “ability to continually adapt its offering to market changes and new technologies,” Chartis Research has named SAS as a RiskTech Quadrant Category Leader in model risk management.
Inseego Corp. , a provider of 5G and intelligent IoT device-to-cloud solutions, has announced the successful completion of the sale of its South African operations of its Ctrack telematics and asset tracking business to an affiliate of Convergence Partners
The Convention Centre in Kigali will be the setting for the next edition of Africa’s leading conference and exhibition on technology-assisted learning, bringing investors and some of the world’s leading experts on education and technology to the Rwandan capital
Telma Madagascar and Ericsson’s collaboration to launch commercial 5G in 2020 was a landmark moment for technology advancement not only on the Indian Ocean island but for Africa too.
La collaboration entre Telma Madagascar et Ericsson pour le lancement de la 5G commerciale en 2020 a été un tournant décisif pour le progrès technologique non seulement sur l'île de l'océan Indien, mais aussi en Afrique
[Africa Tech Week] Duncan Mochama: African fintech startups are attracting a lot of attention from investors
In Kenya, Wapi Pay has raised $2.2 Million in pre-seed funding to scale up global payments and remittances between Africa and Asia
Naspers, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle Naspers Foundry, invested $8.3 million (R120 million) in Naked, the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven insurtech startup that offers full digital insurance to cars, homes, and valuables.
Macro-Eyes receives $2.1m funding to expand deployment of STRIATA in Sierra Leone, expand into two other countries
Macro-Eyes has received $2.1 million in funding to expand the deployment of STRIATA in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in Sierra Leone and to expand into two additional countries.
Microsoft is excited to announce Windows 365, a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 for workers from interns and contractors to software developers and industrial designers.
VOXOX, a 5G-enabled AI cloud communications company announced a strategic partnership with GTS Africa, a French value added communications network operator doing business in Cameroon and Nigeria.
Microsoft is thrilled to add RiskIQ’s Attack Surface and Threat Intelligence solutions to the Microsoft Security portfolio, with the vision and mission of providing unmatched internet visibility and insights to better protect and inform our customers and partners’ security programs.
Call of Duty League plans to begin rolling out ActivStat during the 2021 season which the initial rollout will include critical information like player and team standings and winning ratios across multiple aspects of virtual combat—including ultimately what these numbers mean for rankings.
Over 8,500 girls and young women from across Africa are getting a head start into careers in computer coding to help transform African economies thanks to a two-week formation exercise opened by Cameroon’s Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Minister
How does one change the world? Simple. Vote, recycle and start your own social-impact driven organization with the latest in web and artificial intelligence technology behind it.
Working in partnership with Google.org and Google’s University Relations program, Google is sharing 30 new projects that will receive funding and support as part of their AI for Social Good program including those from Sub-Saharan Africa countries.
Nokia announced the global launch of its latest range of industry-leading AirScale 5G products covering baseband, remote radio heads, and massive MIMO active antennas with digital beamforming.
MultiChoice is enhancing its digital customer service through an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot. Called The Ultimate Master of Information, or T.U.M.I, this innovative service is available 24/7 to answer customer queries about products and services.
Cisco has unveiled an all-new Webex Suite with innovations to serve as the foundation for inclusive hybrid work and events, delivering unmatched levels of flexibility and personalization for everyone.
The Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda, Cenfri, and the Mastercard Foundation signed a tripartite MoU to kick-off an ambitious three-year digital transformation program in Rwanda aiming at harnessing Rwanda’s big data to enhance the Government’s digital capabilities and systems.
Ericsson launched Ericsson Private 5G which offers secure and simple 4G LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity primarily targeting but not limited to manufacturing, mining and process industry, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports.
Accenture, GitHub, Microsoft and ThoughtWorks are proud to be among the companies that have made commitments to help address the global climate crisis, but as an industry, we can come together to accomplish more.
ROYBI INC, the creator of ROYBI Robot for children, entered into a collaboration agreement with LING Project to provide its educational robot and other resources to selected schools in Ghana.
Ericsson in partnership with Sigma Connectivity and Mobilaris, is helping to advance the next generation of 5G workforce safety for Industry 4.0.
Nokia has announced the launch of Nokia Data Marketplace as-a-service to facilitate secure sharing of data and AI models, enabling digital transformation and data monetization for enterprises.