The Africa Alliance for E- Commerce (AAEC) has renewed its partnership with West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) through an additional funding of 10 million CFA Francs this year to support the joint project between WAEMU-AAEC-AfDB.
Sophos Named a Leader in 2022 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Endpoint Protection, Detection and Response
Sophos has been named a leader in the 2022 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Endpoint Protection, Detection and Response.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Africa still lagging behing when it comes to Digital Rights and Inclusion
Digital Rights and Inclusion have been an area of concern for most countries across Africa. At the recently-concluded Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2022 organized by Paradigm Initiative and a host of country partners across
Nigerian fintech startup Grey has announced the launch of its service to East Africa starting with Kenya in partnership with Cellulant
[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Continental collaboration - How to take the African tech ecosystem into the future
South Africa and Kenya lead the pack in first and second place respectively when it comes to the state of their tech ecosystems.
SAS’ cloud momentum is building, where despite the pandemic’s pressure and uncertainty, SAS’ global cloud revenue jumped 19% in 2021.
Modern tech-savvy consumers are opting for financial service providers that can help them better understand their financial position and manage it accordingly across any platform, any time.
Esaal, an online health and wellness consultation platform for patients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has wrapped a $1.7 million seed funding round.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telecoms slide into banking, Central Bank ups interest rates
The last few days have shown us developments and setbacks, statistics that show growth on the one hand and room for improvement on the other.
[South Africa] BT and MTN Business form strategic alliance to enhance communications services in Africa
BT and MTN Business announced a strategic alliance which will offer world class security and communications services to business customers across Africa.
The benefits of cloud are clear: increased agility and efficiency, longer-term hardware efficacy, and greater security are just some of the perks.
NEC XON has partnered with Mimecast Limited to complete its turnkey cybersecurity offering to South African organisations with secure email platform, integration, and managed cybersecurity services.
Faulu Microfinance Bank has launched its new contactless card which now allows its users to tap and pay on the go. The card was rolled out this week and is available to all the bank account holders in Classic and Platinum variants.
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has announced revamped content offering across its local and Bollywood content giving viewers wider variety across its entertainment content genre.
The company which entered the African market less than a year ago says it has so far facilitated 1 billion trips in the continent.
Although technology is not the only answer to the question of building world-class competitive African businesses, it is one of the most accessible solutions to many of the challenges that businesses face.
A modern media company would likely use a combination of broadcast media, social media, written content, video clips, as well as animation and physical activations to share content and market their brand.
The growth of African banks in the ranking is facilitated by focusing on digital payments and online banking.
The partnership will focus on the development and validation of open source software for existing and emerging memory and storage products.
Incentro a annoncé le renouvellement de sa spécialisation en infrastructure dans Google Cloud Partner Advantage. Le programme Google Partners Advantage permet à des organisations telles qu'Incentro d'accéder à des formations, à une assistance et à des ressources pour permettre aux clients de réussir.
Global smartphone brand realme, defied international supply chain disruptions to make it to the list of top 5 handset makers with record shipments to Africa.
Nokia and T-Mobile have announced they will work together to develop 5G Private Mobile Networks and Hybrid Mobile Networks.
Incentro announced it has renewed its Infrastructure Specialization in Google Cloud Partner Advantage. The Google Partners Advantage program enables organizations like Incentro to gain access to training, support, and resources to set clients up to succeed.
Digital Afrique Telecom partners with Ever Medical Technologies to modernize African healthcare through tech
This new partnership is actively coming to life with roadshows starting in 4 countries namely Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria and Botswana. These roadshows will gradually be expanding to the rest of the continent within a year.
With The Rockefeller Foundation's support, this information will make it easier for countries around the world to navigate the unprecedented challenges connected to the current global food crisis.
Given the rapid need to modernise and digitalise legacy insurance environments, insurance companies need to find innovative ways of retaining and growing their customer base.
Equity has introduced Equity Virtual Assistant (EVA), the Bank’s chat banking platform for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Telegram.
Avanti Communications and Free in Senegal sign landmark agreement to build and host new HYLAS 4 satellite gateway
Avanti Communications (“Avanti”) and Free in Senegal today announced a five-year partnership agreement under which Free in Senegal will build and host a new satellite gateway in Senegal for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 state-of-the-art Ka-band satellite.
Sub-Saharan Africa represents one of the last major growth regions globally for mobile services, forecast to contribute 29% of global subscription growth this decade, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.
Since 2020, there has been a 23% increase in youths trained, bringing the total number of youngsters and teachers empowered to a staggering 10 million.
Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) has today announced the launch of its African Blockchain Early-Stage Fund targeting blockchain startups from across Africa.
As digital payments become more convenient, cheaper, more prevalent, and ultimately, the preferred way to trade, any perceived benefits of cash will soon be outweighed by the growing number of disadvantages.
Jumia has announced plans to set up a technology hub in Nairobi that will create over 100 jobs. This is contained in the e-commerce firm’s first sustainability report covering 2021.
SCM built on a cloud platform provides decision-makers with a clear overarching view of the digital thread running the full length of the supply chain.
In South Africa, the digital-first customer strategy should be focused on owning the omnichannel and enhancing experiences on digital platforms, expanding capabilities and engaging with customers in a digital-first reality.
PhET Interactive Simulations has nnounced the launch of its inaugural PhET Fellowship program, welcoming 32 Fellows to support the promotion of STEM subjects in schools and universities across Africa
The report expands on last year’s report with findings from 22 countries, examining themes of privacy, freedom of expression, access to information, segmentation and exclusion, digital transformation, affordability, gender, and others
Africa’s urbanization rate has reached a record high with the continent being the most urbanized globally.
Schneider Electric signs a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tatweer Misr to integrate technological innovation, starting from the design till the smart management phase of the project.
To support the growth of Angola's entrepreneurial ecosystem, IFC partnered with Acelera Angola to help the company expand, support innovative tech startups, and drive inclusive economic growth in the country.
Oracle this week revealed plans to establish a new branch of Oracle Labs, Oracle's advanced research arm, at Casanearshore Park in Casablanca Morocco.
01Talent Africa and the local authorities accelerate digital transformation of Africa at Africities summit
01Talent Africa has been actively been involved in this year’s Africities Summit as it seeks to boost the skills of young people in the continent.
Fintech startup MooveBeta merges with blockchain company ImpalaPay to provide a connected economy for Africa
Adanian Labs Africa incubated fintech startup MooveBeta has announced its merger with ImpalaPay, a fintech blockchain company with operations across 42 African countries and 134 worldwide.
Despite being one of the single largest industries globally, the property and real estate sector, both locally and abroad, have remained well behind the technology curve.
A new report by Kaspersky has revealed that in 88% of organisations previously attacked by ransomware, business leaders would choose to pay a ransom if faced with another attack.
Subscription services have grown tremendously in the last two years in South Africa and will continue to do so. The local subscription economy is expected to grow 14 percent each year to exceed USD$820 million in 2025.
To offer in-house cybersecurity teams and InfoSec professionals an opportunity to expand their analytical skills in the incident response domain, Kaspersky has designed a new Windows Incident Response training course.
Oil and Gas has been a pillar supporting the Nigerian economy for a very long time. Rich in this natural resource, Nigeria may be guilty of neglecting other promising sectors, like Agriculture and even Insurance.
Sophos explains how the complexity of cryptocurrency and decentralized finance (DeFi), the foundations of liquidity mining, create the ideal environment for criminals to easily camouflage and carry out their malicious intentions.
Mastercard and OPay today announced a strategic partnership, which marks a significant boost for wider financial inclusion and economic prosperity by opening up digital commerce to millions of people across Middle East and Africa.
Oracle has announced plans to establish a new branch of Oracle Labs, Oracle's advanced research arm, at Casanearshore Park in Casablanca Morocco.
Google has announced completion of assigning Plus Codes to businesses and social amenities across Kisumu City, Mbale, Luanda, Majengo, Mudete and Chavakali.
The World Economic Forum welcomes 100 innovative tech firms to its Technology Pioneers community. Full of young and growing tech companies, the 2022 cohort is forging new paths in healthcare, food production and more with cutting-edge technologies.
Egypt wants to leverage digital tools for its socio-economic development. For that purpose, it can rely on its multiple foreign partners, who will help build the infrastructure required.
Naspers, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle Naspers Foundry, announced a R40 million ($2.5 million) investment in Nile, an agritech company that connects farmers to buyers of fresh produce.
Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health has raised $1.3-million in funding to expand across Africa. The startup which offers mobile-based healthcare attracted investment from DOB Equity, Launch Africa and Founders Factory Africa.
Kenyan fintech startup Bamba has secured $3.2m in seed funding to scale its app and build out its team. Venture capital firm 468 Capital led the round.
Innovate Now, Africa first Assistive Technology (AT) Accelerator has announced its fifth cohort of innovators, ventures providing digital AT or using digital to increase access to AT products or services.
Hisa App, a Kenyan mobile investment platform that allows anyone in Kenya to invest in U.S. stocks and ETFs using mobile money has been selected to join NVIDIA Inception programme.
Policymakers, the report urges, must consider the interdependence of online services and other growth sectors on the underlying infrastructure investment.
Since the two companies initiated their partnership in 2010, SES and InterSAT have brought more reliable connectivity services across the African continent.
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), signed an agreement with an Angolan operator, Full Games SA, for the provision of full Sportsbook and Player Account Management (PAM) services in the newly regulated market of Angola.
Eye care nonprofit Orbis announced the launch of a virtual Flying Eye Hospital program that will provide tailored training to eye care professionals in Ethiopia on treating glaucoma and cataract.
Azentio Software (Azentio), a Singapore-headquartered technology firm, announced that BigPay, a Ghana-based global digital payment solutions company, has gone live with Amlock, Azentio's Financial Crime Detection and Management Solution.
Securing meaningful, sustainable growth in Africa requires a precise skillset with an airtight strategy, the right product fit with a tailored understanding of the market, and crucially, forward-looking leadership.
The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has engaged Lleida.net, to send all its registered electronic communications. The agreement, which takes effect immediately, is part of the company's growing expansion plan in Africa.
Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, announced that ENSafrica, Africa's largest law firm, is the first law firm on the continent to adopt RelativityOne, the industry leading SaaS e-discovery solution.
[Kenya] Habitat for Humanity launches new ShelterTech accelerator, seeking affordable housing innovations in SSA
Global nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity has opened applications for the ShelterTech sub-Saharan Africa accelerator program.
Nokia has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) to consolidate and replace its Human Resources systems in the cloud as part of its global digitalisation program.
Over the past month, there has been an increase in an evolved method in change in bank details or payment fraud. This trend involves an internal change of bank details, mostly for the CEO.
Kaspersky researchers have revealed that the number of attacks exploiting numerous vulnerabilities in Windows Print Spooler have risen noticeably over the past four months.
Less than 6 months after the first close of its $40m fund, pan-African VC firm, Ventures Platform is announcing the appointment of a new Venture Partner - Dr. Dotun Olowoporoku.
[South Africa] Digital transformation of the education industry holds mixed implications for developing countries, SAS
The acceleration of digitalisation in education has created both threats and opportunities for developing economies such as those in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Incentro signe un partenariat avec Monday.com pour fournir un système d'exploitation professionnel au marché Africain
Incentro a annoncé la signature d'un partenariat stratégique avec Monday.com, attribuant à Incentro la capacité de fournir des formations, des conseils et des services sur le système d'exploitation de travail de monday.com sur le marché Africain.
Social Enterprise Ghana with Moringa School and Brighter Investment to promote digital skills for jobs
Ghana’s network of high-impact social entrepreneurs and hubs, Social Enterprise Ghana, has signed an Agreement with Moringa School and Brighter Investment to promote training in digital skills amongst the youth that leads to impactful job creation.
Infrastructure, integration, skills development. These are the key challenges that are impacting cloud development and growth in South Africa – and globally.
Incentro announced the signing of a strategic partnership with Monday.com, awarding Incentro the ability to deliver training, consultancy and service of monday.com’s work OS to the African market.
Safaricom is set to launch commercial operations in Ethiopia within the year. Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa confirmed this while releasing the telco’s Full Year 2021/2022 results released last week.
Talking to children about their online behaviour may make them feel like we are invading their privacy, so be sensitive and make sure they feel heard and understood
Amazon, le groupe de commerce en ligne américain, a acquis des certificats de dépôt globaux du groupe financier égyptien EFG Hermes, pour une valeur totale de 10 millions $
Cybersecurity specialist Obscure Technologies has formed a strategic alliance with DNSSense that will enable the delivery of DNS Layer Security, DNS Analysis and Advanced DNS Visibility products to Africa’s enterprise networks.
Kenyan B2B E-Commerce startup Twiga Foods today launched a new subsidiary that is focused on modern and commercial farming.
Application programming interfaces (APIs), which enable communication between different applications and between applications and end-users, are more common than ever.
The recent entry of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the East African Community has heralded a new economic dispensation expanding the regional market.
Huawei is looking for the world's top ICT talent to support its strategy for innovation and building a greener intelligent world.
The working lab provides customers a hands-on environment to develop new ideas and create solutions leveraging technology from Oracle and more than 30 industry partners.
Given the economic situation spreading across the globe in the last couple of years, it is with some optimism we can take the modest increase in Nigeria’s GDP.
Vodacom Financial Services has launched VodaLend Compare, a financial services marketplace aimed at offering unsecured personal loans for customers.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Safaricom’s mobile money service M-Pesa revenue hit Ksh.107.69 Billion
According to Safaricom's Full Year 2021/2022 results released this week, M-Pesa revenue grew by 30.3% to hit Ksh. 107.69 Billion making it one of the biggest contributors to Safaricom's net profits.
Atos and inwi announced that they are supporting Umnia Bank, Morocco’s participatory bank, as part of the outsourcing programme for its information system, a key step in the development of its IT infrastructure.
Global service provider for credit information and risk management solutions Creditinfo Group has announced plans to open Angola’s first licenced credit bureau, with Bureau Central Privada de Informação de Crédito SA (Bureau).
Contact centre operator CCI Global has announced that it is opening a new purpose-built, state-of-the-art office at Tatu City that will create more than 4,000 employment opportunities for Kenyans.
Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) has announced that effective 1 May 2022, its two fibre network assets would be managed under a new infrastructure company.
L’organisation de cet évènement interrégional a été motivée par la lenteur constatée au niveau des pays de la région dans l’adoption de stratégies nationales pour la migration de l'IPV4 à l'IPV6.
Rwanda is on its way to becoming "a living laboratory of emerging technologies" by leveraging its new Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR).
Smartphone company realme has made a mark in the Kenyan market by setting the pace in making smartphones affordable, ultimately closing a widening internet coverage gap, despite huge investments in high-speed internet across Africa.
Glovo has created a Kibanda Bubble where Kibanda owners can sign up for free and start using the platform for orders.
National Bank of Kenya (NBK) Managing Director Paul Russo advised stakeholders in the water supply sector to consider adopting IT-based transmission monitoring systems.
Growth equity firm Activant Capital has announced that it is expanding its research and due diligence capabilities with a new office in Cape Town, South Africa.
Lors de la 12e édition du PRIX ASCOM, l'application Yango a remporté le prix panafricain,le prix de la meilleure application numérique de transport urbain au Cameroun.