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[Ghana] Esoko empowers farmers communication, bolstering markets
18-12-2018 | 07:53:00
Esoko, a Ghanaian technology firm, is empowering farmers to get better prices for their products, one text message at a time.
Temenos selected by its first public bank in Tunisia for digital transformation
18-12-2018 | 07:19:00
Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Banque de l’Habitat (BH) has signed for T24 Core Banking, Payments, Channels, Analytics, Financial Crime Mitigation and Enterprise Risk Management.
[Ghana] Emergent Technology acquires InterPay Africa
17-12-2018 | 10:41:34
Emergent Technology Holdings LP, a global financial technology company has acquired Interpay Africa, a payments processor based in Ghana.
[SA Business Week] Mixed fortunes for public and private sectors
14-12-2018 | 19:30:00
The public and private sectors have this week recorded heightened activities with partnerships, trade and capital markets dominating headlines.
BTC Credit raises $1million investment within days of private sale launch
13-12-2018 | 13:21:01
BTCCredit is set to disrupt the billion dollar lending industry with its innovative platform that aims to make peer-to-peer (P2P) crypto lending mainstream.
A look back: Digital transformation in South Africa
13-12-2018 | 12:07:00
The start of 2018 saw global technology research firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to evolve strategy and platform to meet the growing demand for digital transformation.
[Egypt] IFC invests $1 million in Vezeeta to bolster health innovations
13-12-2018 | 11:09:17
IFC is investing $1 million in Vezeeta, an Egyptian technology company that operates an online platform that allows patients to quickly find doctors.
[Zimbwabwe] WorldRemit partners BancABC for digital money transfer services
13-12-2018 | 09:35:58
Global money transfer company, WorldRemit has partnered with Atlas Mara Limited-owned Zimbabwe financial institution BancABC to provide a digital money transfer service.
Vubiquity partners with TelOne to launch video on demand services in Zimbabwe
13-12-2018 | 08:29:00
Vubiquity, has announced a deal with Discover Digital to provide new international content in Africa starting with TelOne DEOD, Digital Entertainment On Demand, in Zimbabwe.
[Kenya] Toshiba’s go Africa program registers huge market share for its storage business
13-12-2018 | 07:48:00
Leading storage device manufacturer Toshiba has announced that its go Africa initiative has seen its market share in the storage business grow by 400 percent since the program was launched two years ago.
Year in Search: What South Africans Searched for on Google in 2018
13-12-2018 | 06:49:00
Google has released South Africa’s Year in Search results, an overview of the searches and questions that drove South Africans online throughout 2018.
Moroccan Airports Authority partners with National Aviation Services to launch electronic gates at Airports in Marrakech
13-12-2018 | 05:55:00
The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) to launch the first electronic gates (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area.
Ecobank appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner
12-12-2018 | 13:22:25
Pan-African bank Ecobank has appointed MFS Africa as digital payment partner enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders.
Emails containing dangerous file types up more than 25 percent, Mimecast report
12-12-2018 | 12:33:29
The Mimecast Limited quarter’s assessment report found that these email security systems are missing more than 25 percent of emails containing dangerous file types in comparison to last quarter’s findings.
[South Africa] Startup Guide, the global guide for startup launches innovation hub in Johannesburg
12-12-2018 | 10:03:00
After launching in Cape Town earlier this year, Startup Guide, the global guide for startups in high-growth innovation hubs in Europe, the US and the Middle East, is open to nominations in Johannesburg.
Konza Technopolis and Huawei to set up an innovation hub in Kenya
12-12-2018 | 09:36:19
Konza Technopolis Development Authority and Huawei have announced plans to set up an innovation hub in Kenya, at Machakos University dubbed Konza Innovation Hub.
Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa
12-12-2018 | 08:05:33
Opportunities abound for Africa to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement comes into force.
Google releases an overview of searches and questions that drove Kenyans online in 2018
12-12-2018 | 07:40:26
Google has released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities
IDOOH partners with Abercairn Digital to bring in-taxi entertainment to Nigeria
12-12-2018 | 06:35:00
IDOOH International has expanded to Africa through a partnership with Nigeria’s Abercairn Digital to deploy 1,000 in-vehicle media screens with ride-hail drivers in Lagos.
[Kenya] More collaborative efforts required to fight mobile money fraud and cyber crime
12-12-2018 | 06:17:21
The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has called on all stakeholders in financial institutions and banking sector to work together to strengthen the fight against mobile money fraud and cybercrime.
[Nigeria] TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 highlights achievements of top innovators and startups in Africa
12-12-2018 | 05:58:00
M-SCAN, a company that develops portable mobile ultrasound devices, was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, held in Lagos, Nigeria.
[Egypt] e-health startup Vezeeta receives $1m funding from IFC
11-12-2018 | 13:18:00
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised $1 million in additional funding from IFC to add to the $12 million in Series C financing it raised earlier this year to continue its international expansion.
Kenya becomes first country to adopt air cargo quality platform
11-12-2018 | 13:13:16
Kenya is set to become the first country in the world to adopt TIACA’s new Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool nationwide.
[Kenya] CBK Governor appointed by the UN to the Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs
11-12-2018 | 11:18:00
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced the appointment of Governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge by the United Nations Secretary-General, to the Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
[South Africa] Liquid Telecom receives $180m investment from CDC Group
11-12-2018 | 07:53:00
Liquid Telecom has reached an agreement with CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, to invest $180m in the company.
[Ivory Coast] Janngo launches Jexport to accelerate SMEs access to regional, international market
11-12-2018 | 06:29:00
Janngo has launched in Ivory Coast its first online platform www.Jexport.ci, bridging access to market and competitiveness gaps.
Africa has over 21 million online shops, UNCTAD report
11-12-2018 | 06:28:34
Although e-commerce is snowballing in Africa, with more than 21 million Africans shop online, countries are at very different stages of development.
Mastercard and DPO Group target 40k Pan African merchants with new payment system
11-12-2018 | 06:08:00
Mastercard and DPO Group have partnered to enable more than 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payment.
IFC invests $6 million in Kobo360 to boost supply chain for African mass market goods
10-12-2018 | 13:03:46
IFC has announced a $6 million equity investment in Kobo360 Inc, a tech-enabled e-logistics platform that connects the supply of trucks with the demand for transportation services by cargo owners in Nigeria.
Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure
10-12-2018 | 06:25:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing 8 billion Egyptian Pounds (USD400m) in Egypt over the next three years.
[SA Business Week] Investment wave boosts country’s earnings, attractiveness
08-12-2018 | 19:02:00
South Africa continues to be the continent’s preferred destination for international investors due to its competitive market, favorable political climate, a booming middle class and strategic location.
GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal targeting entrepreneurs
07-12-2018 | 13:36:51
General Electric has launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program.
Addis International Bank, WorldRemit target 2 million Ethiopians in diaspora with money transfer service
07-12-2018 | 13:05:00
Global digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Addis International Bank for digital money transfers.
MTN unveils music streaming service in South Africa
07-12-2018 | 10:50:00
MTN has launched MusicTime!, a fully inclusive time-based music streaming service through Simfy Africa.
[Kenya] Azuri, Unilever launch e-voucher system for off grid customers
07-12-2018 | 06:20:00
Pay-as-you-go solar pioneer Azuri and consumer goods company Unilever have launched an e-voucher system designed to help off-grid rural consumers in Kenya access consumer goods and services via pay-as-you-go solar.
[Kenya Business Week] Manufacturing, automation and job creation nexus
06-12-2018 | 13:28:21
Even with mounting fears that rapid automation could reduce the number of jobs in the Kenya’s manufacturing sector, a new report posits that digital technologies can, in fact, boost job creation.
Kwesé unveils new strategy, launches Kwesé Play in Kenya
06-12-2018 | 12:56:00
Kwesé, a subsidiary of Econet, has today announced the launch of video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, Kwesé Play, as the centerpiece in its new Kenyan broadcasting strategy, and a first in Kenya.
TC4A launches its East Africa business in Kenya to boost universal healthcare coverage through digital innovation
06-12-2018 | 10:59:46
Social impact company Tech Care for All (TC4A), has announced the launch of its East Africa business, to be headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
Policy reforms to lift Nigeria's digital economy, GSMA report
06-12-2018 | 09:29:00
Modernising regulation and policy reform will be crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating internet access for millions through increased mobile broadband penetration.
[South Africa] SAP unveils the first sports-specific cloud solution, SAP Sports One
06-12-2018 | 09:18:32
SAP has launched SAP Sports One, the first sports-specific cloud solution powered by SAP's celebrated HANA platform.
[South Africa] Internet Solutions opening Africa’s largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa
06-12-2018 | 08:06:00
Internet Solutions has announced plans to open the largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa. The data centre is due to officially begin operating in January 2019 and will be located in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
[South Africa] Nedbank’s MobiMoney surpasses 50k users
05-12-2018 | 13:48:00
Nedbank’s new mobile account, MobiMoney, has seen more than 50 000 people sign up less than eight weeks after the bank rolled out a pilot project for the service.
[Kenya] Safaricom trials new base stations for urban areas
05-12-2018 | 11:46:00
Safaricom has today began trial of a new and innovative network coverage technology aimed at enhancing coverage in urban areas.
[Kenya] Cellulant to build a single payments API for Africa’s fintech companies
05-12-2018 | 08:23:00
Pan-African payments company Cellulant has announced plans to build an application programming interface (API) for Africa’s payments companies to solve Africa’s payment problems.
Mastercard and Housing Finance Bank partner to help build Uganda’s digital payments ecosystem
05-12-2018 | 05:42:00
Mastercard has partnered with Housing Finance Bank, to launch Mastercard Debit and Prepaid Card options to the bank’s customers in Uganda to deliver a quick, convenient and secure alternative to cash.
[Kenya] Safaricom introduces interactive customer care Chatbot
05-12-2018 | 05:33:07
Safaricom has introduced Zuri, an artificial intelligence (AI) Chatbot assistant available on Telegram and Facebook Messenger. Zuri will offer a fast, convenient and easy way to manage customers’ queries.
Middle East,Turkey and Africa personal computing devices market to decline to lowest levels since 2009, study
04-12-2018 | 13:41:00
The Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, will slump to its lowest levels in a decade next year.
Kenyan manufacturing at risk if government, firms do not prepare for digital future, report
04-12-2018 | 11:48:00
Kenyan manufacturing risks further de-industrialization if the government and firms do not adapt to new digital technologies.
Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub names CEO ahead of launch
04-12-2018 | 11:38:15
After two years of intensive development, the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub (MAFH) will be launching in December.
[South Africa] MTN Group joins IoT World Alliance
04-12-2018 | 07:04:00
MTN Group is now the first African telecommunications company to join the IoT World Alliance, the leading enabler of connected IoT solutions.
Mauritania launches online investment guide targeting investors
03-12-2018 | 12:46:17
The online investment guide (iGuide) to Mauritania has been launched in the presence of the media and representatives of the public and private sector.
Hewlett-Packard opens HP LIFE Center for entrepreneurship in South Africa
03-12-2018 | 10:14:00
HP has announced a new commitment to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program, and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa.
Telecom industry contributes $21bn to Nigeria’s GDP
03-12-2018 | 08:31:00
The mobile telecommunications industry contributed $21 billion to gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, representing 5.5 per cent of Nigeria’s total GDP.
[Kenya] ICIPE to manage regional doctoral training, research and innovation fund
29-11-2018 | 14:40:00
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, has been selected to manage the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF).
[Kenya] HF Group PLC reports loss as it banks on a diversification strategy to mitigate future risks
29-11-2018 | 14:10:00
HF Group has reported a pre-tax loss of Ksh325m for the period ending 30 September 2018, occasioned by low demand that has led to a slowdown in the real estate credit growth.
Samsung, Huawei, Transsion dominate Africa’s smartphone space, survey
29-11-2018 | 11:47:42
Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1% quarter on quarter in 2018 according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation.
[South Africa] Vodacom adds over 150 new sites to prepare its network for the festive season
29-11-2018 | 09:35:00
Vodacom has added over 150 new sites to its network to facilitate additional traffic over the festive season.
Digital payments platform BitPesa raises $5m from Sompo Holdings to revolutionize cross-border payments
29-11-2018 | 09:17:00
Kenya’s BitPesa has raised $5m from Japanese insurance group Sompo Holdings in a move expected to revolutionize cross-border payments and insurance services globally.
East Africa Community member states asked to deploy IT-enabled procurement systems to curb corruption
29-11-2018 | 08:11:00
Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury Mr Henry Rotich has called on East Africa Community member states to deploy IT-enabled procurement systems to curb corruption.
[DR Congo] Konnect Africa launches internet access solutions for households and SMEs
29-11-2018 | 07:08:00
Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, has launched its Internet access offers throughout the Congolese territory.
[Senegal] Digitizing payments could add FCFA104b to GDP every year - report
29-11-2018 | 06:33:00
After making good progress on financial inclusion, Senegal has turned its attention to digitizing payments in order to speed up its growth and inclusive development.
[Kenya] 12 finalists of Google Impact Challenge announced
29-11-2018 | 06:09:45
Google has announced the 12 finalists of the first Google Impact Challenge in Kenya. Lewa Wildlife Marathon was named the winner of the Public Vote, while African Prisons Project, Startup Lions and Ujuzi Kilimo Solutions won the Judges’ Vote.
[Kenya] Family Bank partners with SimbaPay to launch money transfer service to China
28-11-2018 | 13:50:48
Kenya’s Family Bank Limited has partnered with London-based financial technology firm SimbaPay to launch an instant money transfer service from Kenya to China.
Port It Global closes seed round to drive market expansion in Africa and South America
28-11-2018 | 13:04:00
Mobile phone data-driven financial platform Port It Global Inc has closed a Seed round of funding led by Energy Access Ventures (EAV) to drive market expansion in Africa and South America.
[Kenya] E-health platform MYDAWA partners with Kenya Pharmaceutical Association to advocate for better health care solutions.
28-11-2018 | 11:31:13
Kenya’s e-health platform and online retail pharmacy; MYDAWA and Kenya Pharmaceutical Association (KPA) have announced a new partnership to advocate for access to quality health commodities for Kenyans.
Family Bank’s PesaPap surpasses Ksh500 million mark in loans disbursed
28-11-2018 | 11:06:00
Family Bank has announced that it has surpassed the Ksh500 million mark in loans disbursed, to both its customers and non-customers, within a three-month period through its mobile application PesaPap.
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets
28-11-2018 | 08:36:00
Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a Pan African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate.
[Kenya] Equity Bank unveils innovative online forex trading platform
28-11-2018 | 08:27:58
Equity Bank has unveiled an innovative online forex trading platform in a move that seeks to harness the potential of the financial markets in Kenya.
ImpalaPay to deploy blockchain powered POS terminals to 600,000 payout agents in Africa
28-11-2018 | 08:13:34
Blockchain technology is a disruptive innovation that is gradually gaining traction in Africa.
NGExchanger set to revolutionize cryptocurrency in Nigeria
28-11-2018 | 08:08:24
NGExchanger, a Bitcoin Exchanger in Nigeria, is posed to change the face of Crypotcurrency and Bitcoin e-currency exchange in Nigeria.
[South Africa] Mimecast Joins IBM Security App Exchange Community
28-11-2018 | 04:23:00
Email and data security company Mimecast Limited has launched Mimecast for IBM QRadar, which integrates email security data into IBM’s security intelligence technology.
[Kenya] DPO Group partners with Aero CRS to open up global markets to regional airlines
28-11-2018 | 04:02:00
Kenyan based payment service provider DPO Group, has announced a partnership with Aero CRS (an airline customer reservation system) that will see DPO power all the payments at the back-end ensuring all parties receive their payments in real time.
[Kenya] Carrefour Kenya partners with Jumia to sell groceries online
28-11-2018 | 03:47:00
Majid Al Futtaim, the exclusive franchisee operator of Carrefour in 15 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has partnered with Jumia to provide a secure and convenient way for Carrefour customers to shop for groceries and household goods online starting end of December.
[South Africa] A2X agency transactions now settled using SecuritEase
27-11-2018 | 14:48:58
SecuritEase is pleased to announce that it has implemented its multi-market, multi-currency settlement system at Investec Securities to clear and settle both principal and agency trades executed on the A2X market.
[South Africa] Cell C doubles data on MediaPlay deals
27-11-2018 | 11:32:00
With the year winding down, Cell C customers will be able to get twice the data for Cell C’s revolutionary mobile service that combines connectivity and entertainment in a unique and great value package, MediaPlay.
[South Africa] Standard Bank allows customers to convert bank charges into airtime or data
27-11-2018 | 10:32:00
In a further move to cement its position as an integrated financial services organisation offering exceptional value, Standard Bank is entering the airtime and data market.
[South Africa] Vodacom Group appoints new directorates
27-11-2018 | 08:59:00
Vodacom Group Limited has appointed two new board members to replace Ms Thoko Mokgosi and Mr Ronald Schellekens, who have resigned as directors.
[South Africa] Accutrak to Expand Market to Mozambique
27-11-2018 | 06:35:00
Accutrak, a North-West technology company in South Africa is looking forward to expanding its customer base during the Trade and Investment Mission to Mozambique this month.
Safaricom enables easier access to Mpesa for the visually impaired persons
27-11-2018 | 06:08:00
Persons living with visual impairment/blindness can now access M-PESA messages independently in braille format and conduct financial transactions with confidentiality.
[Kenya] European Investment Bank supports Telkom with $40 million loan
27-11-2018 | 06:04:00
The European Investment Bank has signed a loan agreement worth $40 million with Telkom.
Telecom Egypt partners with Nokia to upgrade its network capacity
26-11-2018 | 11:58:00
Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia's Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network.
[Nigeria] GTBank launches multi-use mobile platform, Habari
26-11-2018 | 10:16:00
Guaranty Trust Bank has announced the launch of Habari, Nigeria’s largest platform for music, shopping, lifestyle content and more.
Korea invests $9m to support Science and Technology skills across Sub-Saharan Africa
26-11-2018 | 07:19:00
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology has signed an initial grant agreement with the World Bank to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund.
Huawei invests in transforming the City of Ekurhuleni into a South African smart city pioneer
23-11-2018 | 10:20:00
The City of Ekurhuleni is an important industrial center in Gauteng, which is South Africa's most economically developed province.
Orange and MTN launch pan-African mobile money interoperability
23-11-2018 | 06:19:08
Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, mobile wallet interoperability, to enable interoperable payments across the continent.
KT, Ghana Health Service bet on big data in disease prevention drive
23-11-2018 | 06:09:00
KT Corporation, South Korea's telecommunications company, has reached a milestone deal with Ghana to fight epidemics.
Wananchi Group to launch Zuku Fiber across Kenya after expanding to Nakuru town
22-11-2018 | 12:18:51
Wananchi Group has announced plans to expand its services to Nakuru town as part of its regional expansion strategy. This will be the third city the company is expanding to after Nairobi and Mombasa.
HMD Global Announces Availability of Nokia 5.1 Plus to the Kenyan market
22-11-2018 | 11:59:00
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced the availability of Nokia 5.1 Plus in the Kenya market from selected retailers, selling from Ksh 24,000.
Platform that captures Africa’s urbanization trends launched
22-11-2018 | 11:45:00
A new comprehensive tool on African urban agglomerations has been launched on the sidelines of the eighth Africities Summit in Marrakesh Morocco.
Uber launches its uberBODA services in Nairobi
22-11-2018 | 08:55:02
Five months after rolling uberBODA operations in Kampala, Uganda, Uber has now launched the service in Nairobi.
Morocco launches new satellite
22-11-2018 | 06:32:08
Morocco has successfully launched a new satellite christened Mohammed VI-B.
ESET and Airtel Nigeria partner to launch mobile security product
22-11-2018 | 06:26:11
Cybersecurity research firm, ESET has partnered with Airtel to launch a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers.
IFC, Atlantic Financial Group in $1.6m deal to expand digital financial services in Cameroon
22-11-2018 | 06:12:18
International Finance Corporation, IFC has announced an agreement of $1.6 million with Atlantic Financial Group Central and East Africa to expand access to digital financial services.
[Uganda] MTN launches US$270,000 fund to support technology startups
22-11-2018 | 05:51:13
MTN has announced the launch of Ugx1bn (US$270,000) fund to support technology startups in Uganda. The fund is expected to provide a financial boost to startups that participate in the MTN innovation challenge series.
[Uganda] MTN opens its Mobile Money Application Program Interface (API) to third-parties
22-11-2018 | 05:29:00
MTN Uganda has become the first telecom company in Uganda and in the MTN Group to grant access to third-parties to its Mobile Money Access Programming Interface (API).
[Nigeria] Agritech startup Farmcrowdy celebrates its second anniversary of empowering with close to 8,000 farmers
21-11-2018 | 12:18:59
Nigeria’s digital agriculture platform Farmcrowdy, recently celebrated its second year of empowering close to 8,000 farmers across 10 states in the country.
SEACOM acquires 100% of FibreCo Telecommunications to expand its African footprint
21-11-2018 | 10:53:49
Telecommunications service provider, SEACOM has acquired 100% of FibreCo Telecommunications in a move to achieve its vision to expand its African footprint through the consolidation of fibre assets.
[Kenya] Cellulant patners with Facebook to launch Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences on Messenger
21-11-2018 | 08:45:35
Pan-African Payments company, Cellulant, has built Africa’s first Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger.
ECOWAS states pick SPS for electronic ID cards standardization project
21-11-2018 | 08:05:00
Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS), a global ID card and ePassport manufacturing technologies companies, has been selected by five countries in West Africa for their national eID cards.
Visa signs Payments Technology partnership with Total Africa Cup of Nations
21-11-2018 | 06:54:09
Visa has announced a new partnership with Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to become the payment technology sponsor of the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in 2019 and 2021.