Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any object or device that is connected to the internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things,” which capture, send and receive data, includes cars, appliances, smart watches, lighting, home assistants, home security, and more.
Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s integrated telecom operator and subsea cables operators in the region is building Egypt's largest international data center facility.
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor announced an additional $40 million equity investment into Liquid Telecom, Africa’s independent fibre, data centre and cloud technology provider.
Ghana has recorded total investments of US$869.47 million, with total FDI value amounting to US$785.62 million between January to June 2020 as FDI inflow showed strength in the final moments of the second quarter of the year.
Vertiv, global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced a distribution partnership with Cyber Security South Africa (CSSA), cyber security technology distributor.
[Africa Business Panel] 6 percent of African Business Professionals expect their companies not to survive the Covid-19 Crisis
About 2/3 of the African companies (62%) say they are struggling but will survive. Almost a third of companies (29%) say they are doing well and the near future is looking good
TGS, provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration and production companies announced the recommencement of the geochemical coring project offshore Nigeria.
Moroccan telecommunications operator Maroc Telecom achieved a turnover of more than MAD 27.49 billion ($2.99 billion) during the first nine months of 2020, up 0.7%.
TDI-Brooks International together with the French environmental firm Créocéan and Benthic Solutions, has completed an Environmental Baseline Studies for TOTAL E&P Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast.
Polarcus, geophysical service provider of safe and environmentally responsible marine acquisition services announced a letter of award has been received for 3D seismic data acquisition services in West Africa.
Another day, another data breach. South African businesses are becoming more susceptible to cyberattacks and seem to be easy targets for criminals.
According to the recently published Kenya Food Index 2020, Chicken is the most popular cuisine among online customers Kenya.
The latest UNCTAD report indicates that Africa loses about $89 billion a year as a result of illicit financial flows and theft which represents 3.7% of its GDP.
Economic growth will fall this year across west and central Africa due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, with the fortunes of major oil producing nations set to decline, according to a report from the World Bank.
VAALCO Energy announced that in connection with planning for future drilling programs at the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon, it will begin acquiring and processing new 3D seismic data in the fourth quarter of 2020.
German tech startup CloudRadar is launching its cloud-based IT-monitoring service in South Africa, ahead of further global expansion, to help ensure IT stability for regional businesses in the face of rapid, pandemic-fuelled digitisation.
World Bank confirms economic downturn in Sub-Saharan Africa, outlines key polices needed for recovery
Driven by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to fall to -3.3 percent in 2020, pushing the region into its first recession in 25 years, according World Bank's latest regional economic analysis.
Airtel Africa has expanded its strategic partnership with Ericsson to enable 4G coverage in Kenya.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Pharco, a pharmaceutical group in Egypt have agreed to secure the supply of 25 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine to Egypt.
Mastercard study highlights the digital divide that needs to be addressed to power gig economy growth in East Africa
Mastercard released a white paper revealing how gig work across East Africa is helping to drive economic growth by facilitating economic opportunities, improving livelihoods, and acting as a buffer against unemployment.
COVID-19 has seen consumers across the world ditch cash and in-person shopping in favour of online spending, according to Standard Chartered’s latest global survey.
Organisations across sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly leveraging multiple cloud deployments to achieve digital transformation.
New analysis shows onshore wind potential across Africa enough to power the entire continent many times over
Developing Africa’s huge onshore wind energy potential can boost its transition to affordable and reliable clean energy. For the first time ever, wind and solar made up the majority of the world’s new power generation in 2019.
A new World Bank report identifies agribusiness, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, construction, tourism and sports as key sectors that can offer increased employment opportunities for Ghanaian youth.
Orange launched Sanza touch, an exclusive Orange smartphone and the most affordable 4G Android (Go edition) device globally supported by Google.
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Rack Centre, carrier neutral data centre operator in West Africa, announced an expansion programme that will increase capacity to a total net lettable white space of 6000 square metres and allow for 13MW of IT power capacity in its Lagos campus.
Four billion people around the world still lack access to clean, efficient, convenient, safe, reliable, and affordable cooking energy, a new World Bank report finds.
Global agri-food trade has more than doubled since 1995, amounting to $1.5 trillion in 2018, with emerging and developing countries' exports on the rise and accounting for over one-third of the world's total, FAO reports.
Global finance to developing countries in support of clean and renewable energy reached $21.3 billion in 2017, which almost doubles the level from 2010 when international financial flows were at $10 billion.
Kaspersky security solutions has reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs accounted for by the beginning of August 2020.
Vertiv introduces monitoring solution to deliver new capabilities to small and medium-sized edge data centres
Vertiv introduced Vertiv™ Environet™ Alert, a new software offering that brings enterprise-level infrastructure monitoring and management capabilities to smaller data centres and edge facilities.
65% of Kenya's workforce already earning less and more than half expecting the pandemic to further affect their income and/or employment, report
A Standard Chartered survey finds that COVID-19 is significantly impacting personal finances globally, with one-third (65% in Kenya) already earning less and more than half expecting the pandemic to further affect their income and/or employment.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) encourages the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care to maintain and replicate this first of its kind nurse-led Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) healthcare model across the country.
IMPACT’s newest report reveals how the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) illicit gold trade continues to thrive despite efforts to clean up the sector.
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (HPE), is now offering customers and partners tailored, first-hand experience of its solutions and technology through HPE’s first-ever Lighthouse Customer Experience Centre in South Africa.
Data driven organisations are in a better position to make better strategic decisions to increase operational efficiencies, improve customer satisfaction and ultimately higher revenues.
SecuLetter, a member company of the Born2Global Centre signed a partnership agreement with South African IT security company Afriko on the supply of SecuLetter's products.
Ramform Sovereign has completed a large acquisition project offshore Angola using multisensor GeoStreamer technology.
[Column] Adrian Futcher, Gordon Fairlie: There’s never been a better time to be in the sale of IT but it still has its challenges
It’s safe to say the pandemic has sparked a record demand for tech products and solutions. Though business leaders have been talking about digital transformation for years, COVID-19 has been the catalyst for them to stop talking and start implementing.
Chariot Oil & Gas, the Atlantic margins focused energy company, announces that it has completed the reprocessing of 3D seismic data across the Lixus Offshore Licence, Morocco.
Angola’s oil tax revenues rose to 208 billion Angolan Kwanzas in July 2020, reflecting a 3.2% increase from the previous month, according to data released by the Special Taxation Directorate of the General Tax Administration (AGT).
Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in August, influenced by generally firmer demand and a weaker U.S. dollar, according to a report released by FAO.
In response to the pandemic, IT leaders in EMEA are now investing more in cloud-based and AI-powered networking technologies as business recovery plans take shape, according to research from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
Genesys, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions announced it is working with Adobe to help organisations break down data siloes between marketing, commerce, sales and service departments.
APM Terminals Apapa is the latest terminal in the company’s rollout of public 4G LTE networks at its facilities in Nigeria.
Polarcus announced the award of an XArray 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa commencing in October 2020 with a duration of approximately 2 months.
South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least 5.1 and up to 7.9 percent in 2020 and recover slowly through 2024. This will lead to major setbacks in addressing poverty, unemployment and inequality, according to a new UNDP study.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) say urgent and sustained action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso, citing alarming new data.
A regional electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System which will allow cross border road transport operators, drivers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to record and monitor driver wellness data has been approved by the Tripartite group.
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced the deployment of its Azure Stack Hub in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ghana’s plans to pursue fiscal consolidation more slowly than the government had previously indicated may lead to a higher public debt trajectory and could be a source of downward pressure on the country’s ratings, Fitch Ratings says.
Equity Group Holdings (EGH) announced its half year results, reflecting a 24% decline in profitability from Kshs.12.0 billion to Kshs.9.1 billion for the corresponding period the previous year.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data indicating that the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s aviation industry and economies has worsened sharply since the previous assessment in April.
South African banks’ 1H20 results will confirm a slump in operating profits due to a surge in credit losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Fitch Ratings says.
TGS announced it has commenced its first-ever regional airborne Enhanced Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry (eFTG) multi-client survey together with magnetic and Lidar data in Egypt.
The National Bank of Kenya (NBK) has posted Kshs.186 million in profit before tax for the first half of the year ending June, representing a 62% increase from a similar period last year.
COVID -19 has altered industries across the globe highlighting just how dependant the world is on data, with the Global Data Center Security Solutions Market expected to grow by $5 billion during 2020-2024.
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will conduct a trial to the first ever digital census to be conducted in the country.
The global food prices continued rising for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the benchmark United Nations report.
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 Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for July declined slightly compared to the previous month, but continued to signal a further month-on-month improvement for conditions in the manufacturing sector.
Nigerian Breweries has announced a Revenue of ₦152 billion for the period under review and Profit After Tax (PAT) of ₦5.7 billion according to its unaudited and provisional results filed with The Nigerian Stock Exchange.
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.
[Ghana] COVID-19 forced businesses reduce wages for over 770,000 workers, caused 42,000 layoffs, study
The shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had considerable impacts on Ghanaian businesses, forcing many firms to cut costs by reducing staff hours, cutting wages, and in some cases laying off workers.
South Africa responded swiftly to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the sharp drop in activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency for structural reforms, according to a new OECD report.
More than half of Ghanaians of voting age surveyed in the Ghana Election Poll do not think the country is ready for another political party outside the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Fugro has begun its shallow water campaign for the ''2Africa'' subsea fibre-optic cable project which, once installed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
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.
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.
ION Geophysical announced the first 3D multi-client program in Mauritania in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, and broaden economic inclusion, a new World Bank report has found.
TMEA, AERC partner to increase availability of data, build evidence for policy decisions in East Africa
East Africa trade body TMEA and African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) have partnered to support a research programme that will increase the availability of data and evidence to support inclusive trade and gender policies in East Africa.
Malawi’s three-year trajectory of increasing economic growth has been interrupted by the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, but the full extent of the pandemic’s negative impact is still uncertain as the crisis unfolds, says World Bank.
FAO launches Hand-in-Hand geospatial data platform to build stronger food and agriculture sectors post COVID-19
FAO launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources to help strengthen evidence-based decision-making in the food and agriculture sectors.
A six-year project to develop industrial skills among Ghana’s workforce has improved the engineering and manufacturing skills of young people, promoted economic competitiveness and contributed to an improvement in the quality of life.
Less than five months to Ghana’s general election and despite the coronavirus pandemic that continues to devastate global economies and households, Ghanaians are upbeat about participating in the electoral process.
Estimates from satellite data show global gas flaring increased to levels not seen in more than a decade, to 150 billion cubic meters (bcm), equivalent to the total annual gas consumption of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Most countries in the COMESA region have recorded an above average yield in the production of staple foods for the 2019/2020 farming season, and this is expected to reduce hunger among the 560 million people.
The Water Mobilisation Project to Enhance Food Security in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions implemented between 2011 and 2018 in Niger, has sustainably increased agricultural production and productivity.
The World Bank has classified Mauritius as a high-income country for the first time, joining Seychelles as the second high-income economy in Africa.
Economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed East Africa’s growth projection for 2020 down to 1.2 percent, a rate that outstrips other African regions and is forecast to rebound to 3.7 percent in 2021, according to the AfDB.
Orange Egypt, provider of integrated telecommunications services has been ranked the first in the speed of data services for almost a year since the inception of issuing the NTRA’s monthly report on the quality of communications network services.
Rectron announces that following the signing of a distribution deal with H3C earlier this year, it has now become the distributor for H3C in South Africa.
Africa’s growth stands to rebound to 3% in 2021, provided that governments manage the COVID-19 infection rate well, African Development Bank says in African Economic Outlook 2020 Supplement.
The Anti-Counterfeit Authority released the findings of a National Baseline Survey on the extent of counterfeit and other forms of illicit trade in Kenya.
Microsoft Corp. and SAS announced an extensive technology and go-to-market strategic partnership to enable customers easily run their SAS workloads in the cloud.
The director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said that Africa contributes less than 1% to the world’s digital economy, which accounts for about 15% of global GDP.
Sanlam reported solid results in the four months to 30 April despite challenging investment market conditions caused by the global impact of the Coronavirus.
MainOne has partnered with AWALE to support the Crisis Cell of the Ivoirian Government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rwanda and Uganda have recorded a reduction in trade flows in April and May 2020, according to the latest report from the COMESA Statistics on ‘COVID 19 Impact on Trade’.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its financial outlook for the global air transport industry showing that airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a net profit margin of -20.1%.
Safaricom and Google have announced plans to leverage their digital and data capability to enable Kenyans access the wide collection of entertainment, education, sports and news content available on YouTube.
[Column] Theo Odendaal: A cost-effective IT strategy is key to navigating times of economic uncertainty
Midsize enterprises are at a crossroads. To innovate and thrive in the current economy, they need to be able to rely on sound data management. But data storage solutions can be costly.
Vodacom has partnered with WITS University in Johannesburg to keep students connected to higher learning activities to help students stay on track to successfully complete the 2020 academic year despite not being on campus.
Remittance flows to Sub Saharan African countries will drop by 23.1% from $48 billion in 2019 to $37 billion in 2020 in the wake of the Covid-19 economic crisis, according to the World Bank.
The East African Community (EAC) Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO reports.
African equity capital markets activity see downward turn, but increase in domestic investors, report
Data presented from the PwC Nigeria 2019 African Capital Market Watch shows that African equity capital markets activity has seen a downward trajectory over the past three years.
Malawi and Zambia recorded reduced trade flows in March and April according to the latest report from the COMESA Statistics on COVID 19 Impacts on Trade.