Africell Group's Chairman and CEO opens Africell's new data center in Luanda with the help of Angola's National Director for Telecommunications and Information Technologies and US Ambassador to Angola.
Shearwater GeoServices announced the award of a 3D seismic survey contract for acquisition in South Africa.
Orange et la Coopération Allemande inaugurent « Orange Digital Center » un écosystème entièrement dédié au développement de compétences numériques et à l’innovation.
Orange Cameroon, German Development Cooperation inaugurate sixth digital center in Africa and the Middle East
Orange and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating, an Orange Digital Center in Douala, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation in Cameroon.
Shearwater GeoServices announced the commencement of a 4D monitor survey for Total Angola.
Orange et la Coopération Allemande inaugurent Orange Digital Center, un écosystème entièrement dédié au développement des compétences numériques et à l’innovation.
Orange and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating an Orange Digital Center in Abidjan, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation.
Nearly four months after the launch of its Tier III facility at Appolonia City, Accra, Ghana, MDXi, a MainOne company, has announced the expansion of its data center facilities in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
Manufacturing and Production Companies Hit by Ransomware Least Likely To Pay The Ransom, Sophos Survey
Companies in the manufacturing and production sector are the least likely (at 19%) to submit to a ransom demand to have encrypted files restored and the most likely (at 68%) to be able to restore data from backups.
Sub-Saharan Africa is set to emerge from the 2020 recession sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic with growth expected to expand by 3.3 percent in 2021. This is one percent higher than the April 2021 forecast according to the latest edition of Africa Pulse.
PGS has 3D seismic data acquired in partnership with Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis (ANPG), covering most of the available opportunities in the Angola 2021 bid round for offshore Kwanza and Lower Congo Basin.
GSMA has launched its global State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2021 showing that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of the world’s population is now using the mobile internet.
Patch management combined with robust password policies reduce the risk of cyberattacks to businesses by up to 60%, Kaspersky
In six in ten (63%) cyberattacks investigated by the Kaspersky Global Emergency Response team, adversaries used password brute force and vulnerability exploitation as initial vectors to compromise the organisation’s environment
When the pandemic had just started in March 2020, developing new products was a way to respond to the uniquely challenging situation for 28% of small and medium companies surveyed across the META region, according to a recent Kaspersky study
Africa Data Centres, the pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.
Kudelski IoT, a division of the Kudelski Group, announced an agreement with Redtree Solutions to represent its portfolio of IoT security services and solutions to Redtree’s customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Cybersecurity company Kaspersky has publicly shared information on requests received from government and law enforcement agencies, and users for data and technical expertise in 2020 and H1 2021.
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.
TGS is commencing a new seismic survey in the MSGBC Basin, offshore Mauritania, adding to the successes of the North-West Africa Atlantic Margin (NWAAM) 2D campaign.
Dubai has emerged as a key export gateway for stationery goods which are in spiralling demand throughout Africa, according to a new report by market information advisory 6Wresearch.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: M-Pesa is now Africa’s largest fintech with 50 million active customers
More than 14 years after launching its mobile money service M-Pesa, Safaricom this week announced that it reached 50 million monthly active customers strengthening its position as Africa’s largest fintech.
Amid the pandemic, 43% of SMB leaders across the META region chose to keep people working at any cost, report
A recent Kaspersky survey on the challenges facing small and medium businesses at the beginning of the pandemic reveals preserving jobs was a priority for almost half (43%) of organisations across the META region.
Today’s business landscape is generating information from data centres to the fingertips of employees and customers.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies partners with Unitas Global to create a network of interconnected data centres in Africa
Pan-African technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced a strategic partnership with global managed network provider, Unitas Global, in a bid to meet the demands of rapid digital transformation across the continent.
Zalgen Labs (Zalgen), a biotechnology and diagnostics company, announced contract with CEPI, to further advance the development of vaccines against Lassa Fever (LF) in West Africa.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Public and private organizations are stepping up their efforts in cybersecurity training and awareness
Liquid Intelligent Technologies released a new report revealing that over 90% of IT decision-makers across South Africa, Kenya, and Zimbabwe have accelerated their focus on Cyber Security due to the substantial emergence of digital ways of working.
South African digital identity verification platform iiDENTIFii achieves Microsoft global co-sell status
South African tech company iiDENTIFii announced it has attained Microsoft co-sell Partner status with its biometric digital authentication and automated onboarding solution hosted in Microsoft Azure.
90% of IT leaders across Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe step up their focus on Cyber Security, report
Over 90% of IT decision-makers across South Africa, Kenya, and Zimbabwe have accelerated their focus on Cyber Security due to the substantial emergence of digital ways of working.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) developed the eLocust3m application to improve early warning through rapid detection, surveillance and monitoring of locust outbreaks.
Today’s business environment is radically different from the one at the beginning of 2020. It has taken roughly 17 months to disrupt the traditional processes and systems which companies spent decades perfecting.
Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, the global technology and supply chain services leader, to cover the MENA distribution markets.
Incentro recherche directement un développeur Python senior à Nairobi
Incentro is directly looking for a Senior Python Developer in Nairobi
76% of SMEs in Food, Beverage, Entertainment across Middle East and Africa optimistic about future growth, Mastercard
Although different sectors were exposed to and impacted in diverging ways to the extensive changes of the COVID-19 pandemic, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) confidence across most sectors is on the rise, according to the latest research by Mastercard.
In partnership with PetroCi and Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures, PGS has completed phase two of the Côte d’Ivoire MegaSurvey, adding 9 897 sq. km of 3D and 24 632 km 2D in the Tano Basin.
Vodacom together with its subsidiary XLink are utilising the best in platform technologies and design thinking to modernise the African financial services world.
There has been an exponential rise in the number of people engaging with digital health services through their smartphones in Africa, creating vast potential for countries to deliver access to healthcare digitally.
Retail sector became top target for ransomware and data-theft extortion attacks during the pandemic in 2020, Sophos research
Retail, together with education, faced the highest level of ransomware attacks during 2020, with 44% of organizations hit (compared to 37% across all industry sectors).
[Africa Tech Week] Duncan Mochama: Facebook has partnered with African telcos to extend subsea cable to four countries
The 2Africa consortium, comprising China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, and WIOCC, announced the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable.
Fintech startup Pngme raises $15m Series A funding to power the future of financial services in Africa
Fintech startup Pngme raised $15 million in Series A funding as the company sets out to grow its financial data infrastructure and machine learning-as-a-service platform for financial institutions and fintechs across sub-Saharan Africa.
PGS announced that an additional 1000 sq. km of reprocessed 3D data from OPL 248 is now available, completing PGS Niger Delta 2020 Reprocessing package and is well-timed for a reassessment of Nigerian offshore exploration opportunities.
The Oman-based land seismic acquisition company will use STRYDE’s Nimble and Compact systems to obtain better high-definition images for oil and gas exploration across several projects.
The World Bank announced the launch of a new Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the broader Digital Development Partnership (DDP) umbrella program.
Broadband network and digital services offered in Seychelles will get a boost from a new cable system that will be leased by Seychelles-based telecommunications provider Intelvision, with support from IFC.
PGS announced that final PSTM and PSDM products are now available from its latest MultiClient 3D surveys in the Namibe Basin of Angola and Namibia.
Mdxi-MainOne consolide sa position dans le developpement de l'écosystème numérique de l'Afrique de L'Ouest
MDXi, une entreprise de MainOne continue de consolider sa position de leader des data center en Afrique de l'Ouest avec le lancement de son nouveau data center à Appolonia City, au Ghana.
MDXi, a MainOne company, continues to consolidate its position as the leading Data Center Business across West Africa with the launch of its recent Data Center in Appolonia City, Ghana.
According to Refinitiv data, 37 cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Africa were announced in the technology, media and communications (TMT) sector in the first half of 2021.
29% of corporate users in Kenya experienced financial malware attacks in the first half of 2021, Kaspersky
29.3% of the 7 962 attacks recorded in the country targeted corporate users, which is a cause for concern, warn Kaspersky experts
NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader, announced it has newly established NTT DATA EMEAL (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America) and would start its operation from September 14th.
Cyberattacks are an evolving and increasing risk to all of us - organisations and individuals alike. With the number of attacks having grown significantly over the past few years, the sophistication of those threats has also increased dramatically.
Orange Mali et la Coopération Allemande Inaugurent le 4ème Orange Digital Center en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient
Orange et la Coopération Allemande inaugurent à Bamako, « Orange Digital Center », un écosystème entièrement dédié au développement des compétences numériques et à l’innovation.
Orange Mali and German Cooperation inaugurate 4th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East
Orange and the German Cooperation are inaugurating, an Orange Digital Center in Bamako, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation.
Vodacom South Africa and Nokia achieve highest transmission rates across live optical network in Africa
Vodacom South Africa and Nokia are working together to transform the operator’s nationwide optical transmission network through Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset hardware to deliver high capacity transmission.
PWC estimates that Kenya’s potential annual revenues in the industry will be over Sh900 billion by 2025. This means entertainment and media revenue in Kenya will overtake Nigeria to deliver just below Sh100 billion ahead of South Africa.
Last year was different for many obvious reasons. But one habit which hasn’t changed is our need and use of everything digital. The pandemic has accelerated our use of digital channels, both as individuals and as businesses.
To help strengthen broadband infrastructure and improve online access to digital services for individuals and businesses in more than 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, IFC has invested in a new fund by Convergence Partners Africa.
The surging demand for digital connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic has led IFC's commitments to the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sector in emerging markets to exceed $1 billion for the first time in one fiscal year.
Zadara, the edge cloud services provider, announced that Africa Data Centres and Global Sense have added Zadara’s edge cloud services to their marketplace.
AfDB, KOAFEC fund database system to improve utility regulation for Public Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ghana
AfDB and KOAFEC Trust Fund have funded a Database Management System (DBMS) to improve the operations and functions of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) of Ghana.
Leading global marketing measurement, AppsFlyer, has launched a report with Google that reveals a booming African mobile app market, propelled by a growing fintech space.
Omnisient, a secure data collaboration platform, has achieved its second raise this year totalling USD1.4 million.
Ericsson projects that 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed 580 million by the end of 2021, driven by an estimated one million new 5G mobile subscriptions every day.
Businesses are missing out on a significant opportunity to fix internal processes and address the root causes of customer experience issues in the wake of the pandemic, research from IFS shows.
Kaspersky researchers found that there was a significant increase in the number of web antivirus detections for sites with names that exploit the gaming theme.
Climate finance committed by major multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a total of $66 billion last year from $61.6 billion in 2019, according to the 2020 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance.
Incentro is directly looking for a Senior back-end developer in Nairobi
DataSpark has signed a multi-year strategic deal with Ooredoo Group, to automate and standardise their group-wide network planning processes, optimise capital expenditure spending and deliver superior customer experience.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Adenia Partners and IFC have partnered to invest a total of $130 million to support Eastcastle Infrastructure (Eastcastle), a company specializing in Africa’s telecoms tower sector.
A number of financial institutions in Tanzania were found to be performing well regarding gender equality at senior management levels, though gender gaps remain and more could be done to improve the position of women in the country.
MainOne, the provider of connectivity, cloud and data center solutions in West Africa is set to launch the Appolonia Data Center of its subsidiary, MDXi, in Accra, Ghana.
Enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure bypassed spending on data center hardware and software for the first time in 2020 according to the latest data from Synergy Research Group.
The study reveals more than half of organizations have been the victim of a ransomware attack, and that 80% of businesses that chose to pay a ransom demand suffered a second ransomware attack, often at the hands of the same threat actor group.
According to a recent survey, only 36% of Kenyan businesses are aware of privacy laws governing their marketing activities, despite Data Protection Act (DPA) being in effect since 2019.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa are top drivers of eCommerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa are top drivers of eCommerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa
Auth0, the modern identity platform, announced the launch of Auth0 WebAuthn Passwordless, an authentication feature that enables end-users to seamlessly log in with a biometric identifier, such as facial recognition or a fingerprint.
An unprecedented ability to connect, collaborate and work from anywhere. Enterprise-level connectivity and equipment at home. New work spaces, automated systems and cognizant buildings at the office.
Global petrostates can forget trillion-dollar oil and gas tax revenues as energy transition bites, Rystad reports
The global government income from oil and gas taxation fell to a multi-year low in 2020 of around $560 billion, as production and prices shrunk. Before Covid-19, oil and gas taxes usually exceeded the trillion-dollar mark.
Equity’s digital business transformation model continues to pay off through innovation and digitization enabling a seamless transition from fixed cost to 3rd party variable cost channels and self-service platforms.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and job security for Ugandan migrant workers around the world has reduced the amount of money they are sending back home to their families.
Africa’s data and marketing technology company, Terragon, has been listed as a verified Customer Data Platform (CDP) company by the CDP institute, having met the institute’s specific criteria for qualification as a RealCDP.
Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, introduced the Vertiv™ VRC-S, a fully factory-assembled micro data center designed for fast, easy installation at the edge of the network and other small IT sites.
The online retail in South Africa more than doubled in just two years, due to the explosion in demand for home deliveries brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research findings.
Incentro is directly looking for a Senior Java developer in Nairobi
The blockchain-based voting boom: Online sessions increased threefold during year of lockdown, Kaspersky
Between December 2020 and February 2021, three times more voting sessions were conducted on Polys, a blockchain-based voting platform from the Kaspersky Innovation Hub, than the previous year.
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has revealed that local currency deposits with banks working in the Egyptian market increased by EGP 104.191bn during March 2021.
Research from Mastercard shows that the adoption of new payment technologies is rising, and consumer appetite for new, fast and flexible digital experiences continues to grow.
MTN Group today announced a strong and resilient operational and financial performance in the first quarter of 2021, with growth in service revenue exceeding medium-term guidance, driven by gains in data and fintech revenue.
The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), estimates in its MENA Energy Investment Outlook 2021-2025, that overall planned and committed investments in the MENA region will exceed $805 billion over the next five years.
Telkom customers will be able to use T-kash, the technology company’s digital financial services platform, to send money across local networks, at no cost, for the next 60 days.
New International Energy Agency (IEA), report sees major expansion in electric vehicle adoption this decade, which could accelerate further if governments implement policies aimed at reaching net zero goals.
Lacuna Fund announces second round of funding to projects supporting Natural Language Processing technologies Across Africa
The partner organisations behind Lacuna Fund implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, announced the second cohort of supported projects.
Egyptian economic losses arising from the pandemic have reached 370 billion Egyptian pounds ($23.6 billion).
Drones, satellites, geographic information systems, weather stations and advanced analytics are some of the most promising technologies for providing solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges.
African trade finance sees $5b in portfolio outflows in Q1 2020 due to Covid-19 but opportunities exist, report
Constrained global financial conditions caused by Covid-19 have led to massive portfolio outflows from Africa, exceeding $5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, a new continent-wide survey on trade finance has shown.
A new report by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria shows COVID-19 has massively disrupted health systems and health service delivery for HIV, TB and malaria in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia in 2020.
Telkom Kenya and the Standard Group have partnered to enable customers access the Group’s digital versions of their print content, conveniently and in real time, via their smartphones.
ION Geophysical Corporation, announced the Company was awarded an exclusive agreement for 3D multi-client programs offshore Kenya. The agreement includes both 3D new acquisition offshore the Lamu Basin and reimaging vintage data offshore Kenya.
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.
While South Africa is home to the largest concentration of data centers on the African continent, the appeal of West Africa seems to be growing, with new developments planned for both Senegal and Nigeria.