Cameron Beveridge a seasoned professional with a 25-year pedigree in technology, had until recently led one of SAP Africa’s largest business units.
South Africa’s First National Bank. FNB has said that it has detected abnormally high volumes and disputes of suspicious debit orders with descriptors Procall and Mzansi in December 2018 and January 2019.
Global software and cloud portfolio management company, SoftwareONE, has launched UCSimple, a comprehensive Unified Communications (UC) managed service, in South Africa, UK.
Surfline Communications Limited has partnered Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) to provide Wifi connectivity to patrons of public libraries in the Greater Accra Region.
mSurvey, Africa’s Integrated Customer Experience company connecting businesses to their customers in real-time, has announced follow-on investment by private sector financing institution Proparco.
Astel, a provider for IT infrastructure and office automation solutions in Africa, and Utimaco, the global number two in Hardware Security Modules have announced a distribution partnership for the Africa region.
Telecommunication company Vodafone Ghana has appointed Patricia Obo-Nai as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019.
Huawei is preparing for the launch for its cloud data services in Africa. The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centers in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town.
Celltel Networks, Roberta Annan Consulting and Chinese international cooperation company (CEIEC) have signed an agreement for the execution of the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities project.
MTN Group's newly acquired music streaming entity, Simfy Africa, has been given a welcome boost with the appointment of Oyebowale Akideinde as Head of Over the Top (OTT) Music Services.
[Kenya] Government and private sector to collaborate on Mobile Phone Data Protection & Privacy Framework
The Government of Kenya has committed to work with telecommunications companies and civil society advocates to develop a data privacy and protection framework that will help ensure that data from mobile phone use can be shared for positive social impact.
Zain selects Parallel Wireless to modernize existing 2G and 3G Infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East.
Zain selects Parallel Wireless to modernize existing 2G and 3G Infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East.
NetFoundry and BalanceOn Partner to bring connectivity and cloud solutions to Africa and The Middle East
NetFoundry, the leader of Application-Specific Networking, has partnered with BalanceOn the specialized Managed Services Provider (MSP) to bring networking and cloud solutions in support of businesses in Africa and the Middle East.
Jack Ma’s US$10 MillionThe Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will officially call for applications starting from the 27th of March 2019.
Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.
Sanofi has announced the extension of the registration period for the call for proposals for this year’s VivaTech, an annual technology conference, dedicated to innovation and startups to February 22nd 2019.
Safaricom has unveiled a new promotion dubbed “ Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima”, to reward more than 5 million Safaricom customers across the country with more than KES 250 million in prizes.
Telecom Egypt and Vodafone Egypt reach agreements on transmission, infrastructure services and dividend distribution
Telecom Egypt (TE) and Vodafone Egypt have announced the signing of two ten-year transmission and infrastructure agreements with a total value of EGP 10.85bn.
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle dubbed “Mzito” giving subscribers data, minutes and free night data.
Kathryn Main is an advocate of financial literacy and believes it is a cornerstone of prosperity and security for any community. The author of 'Raising Money Savvy Kids', she runs her company in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivering financial education in a number of ways.
Azuri and First Bank of Nigeria Limited have announced a unique partnership that will help deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria while bringing affordable, reliable and clean power to millions of Nigerians.
Leveraging big data, a CTA-led project has significantly increased crop yields and incomes for thousands of Ugandan smallholder farmers.
SBM has launched the World Elite Mastercard credit card, providing its high net worth cardholders with a range of priceless benefits and privileges that can be accessed at home and abroad.
The board of telecommunication company Safaricom has announced the appointment of Ms. Rose Ogega to its Board as an independent non-executive director.
The Western Union Company has unveiled a new payment option that allows Amazon.com customers in Kenya to pay in local currency for their Amazon.com purchases.
The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has partnered with Google and ISP partner to unveil Google Station in 11 UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country.
Telecom Egypt and Orange Data have signed new agreement on bitstream access services.
IBM has announced that Vivo Energy has selected IBM Services for its digital transformation journey based on SAP S/4HANA®.
The process of privatization of Angola Telecom will start this year, and evaluating the assets and assets of the company is underway.
Nigeria's leading innovation centre, Co-Creation Hub [CcHUB], has officially expanded to Kigali, Rwanda with the launch of the CcHUB Design Lab.
Vodacom Lesotho has announced a new partnership with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex, a connectivity service that allows peoples to stay connected with news updates all free of charge.
goFLUENT and LRMG have signed a partnership to accelerate the language skills of professionals who are non-native speakers of English, Chinese, French, and other key business languages.
Enat Bank has partnered with leading digital money transfer service, WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Ethiopia.
Entersekt announced the appointments of Pieter de Swardt as Country Manager and Stuart Gray as VP Engineering Services, to drive on company’s service delivery in South Africa.
The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Education is in partnership with the Republic of South Korea have announced plans to establish a graduate only university at Konza Technopolis.
Loon has announced the installation of a new set of ground stations in Kenya. The installation of ground stations is a key milestone that paves the way for testing with Loon’s stratospheric balloons
The annual Mastercard Love Index indicates that Kenyans are willing to dig deeper into their pockets to make their partners happy and that they are going online to do it.
South Africa based mobile telecommunications major; MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive one of the largest digital transformations in the global telecom industry across all its core business operations.
Synergy Wound Technology and Trade Africa Healthcare partner to offer mobile cloud solution in South Africa
Technology-driven product development company Synergy Wound Technology has announced an agreement with Trade Africa Healthcare focused on affordable and innovative healthcare solutions for Africa.
[South Africa] Clickatell announces new appointments to bolster growth
At least 3,000 youth in Kenya are set to benefit from a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme over the next two years funded by Safaricom Foundation
Mastercard has unveiled its debut sonic brand identity, a comprehensive sound architecture signifying the latest advancement for the brand.
With a significant drop-out rate of girls from primary school to secondary school and college, one new initiative in Ghana aims to improve the country's innovation.
Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry has announced an agreement to receive a $1.5 billion investment from shareholders Koch Equity Development, LLC (KED) and Golden Gate Capital.
Indian phone maker Lava international has launched in Kenya. The company unveiled its low-cost feature phones and smartphones at an event held at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Nairobi.
Hamilton Cloud Services (HCS), Uganda’s first local cloud service provider and a subsidiary of Hamilton Telecom, has finalized an agreement to colocate their servers in Raxio Data Centre.
Pan African submarine communications cable operator SEACOM has appointed Tony Tugee as Managing Director for the Eastern North and East Africa region.
Visa has announced the expansion of its fast-track programme to support fintechs in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
As businesses across Umhlanga Ridge invest in the early stages of digital transformation, many are seeking to create first impressions which make a long-lasting impact on customers, employees and tenants.
Africa media and tech investment increases as Ethiopia telecom privatization leads new wave of deals for 2019
Telecom, media and tech investment and consolidation activity in Africa is predicted to reach a record high for 2019.
[Cote d'Ivoire] Digital Afrique Telecom launches smart card, ticketing system for efficient transportation
Digital Afrique Telecom has announced the successful launch of a Smart Card and Ticketing system to enable Ivorian public transport users to board over 700 buses everyday through contactless cards.
Avanti Communications and MainOne have signed an agreement to improve broadband penetration across Nigeria by providing the latest KA-band based satellite communication services to enterprises located in remote areas of the country.
In line with its commitment to building a safer online world for all, Facebook supported Safer Internet Day with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries.
Safaricom has announced new “All in One Monthly Bundles” that will see customers enjoy discounted data and calling rates in one package.
Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya have announced the signing of a binding agreement that will see the shareholders of the two companies enter into an agreement to merge their respective operations.
WorldRemit, the leading digital money transfer service, has partnered with Express Finance SA Cameroon for international mobile money transfers to Cameroon.
Safaricom has partnered with KAPS to enable motorists across the country pay for their parking by M-PESA at more than 50 locations including malls and hospitals.
Facebook has announced that it is opening up a content review centre in Nairobi Kenya as part of its continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on its platform.
IX Reach, the leading provider of SDN cloud connectivity, remote peering and Ethernet services has announced its network expansion into East Africa in partnership with the award-winning Djibouti Data Center.
icolo.io, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services in Africa has commenced the construction of its new data centre in Kenya.
Shortlist has raised $2 million series A led by Blue Haven Initiative, with participation from Compass Venture Capital, existing investor Zephyr Acorn, and several others.
Nigerian telecommunications Globacom has announced that the company will be rolling out its Glo2 fibre optic infrastructure in 2019 from Lagos to Niger Delta states
Nairobi Garage has launched new premises in Nairobi Karen, now offering three state-of-the-art hubs creating an interlinking coworking network spanning the whole of Nairobi.
The Court of Justice of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is implementing a paperless digital courtroom after signing up with CaseLines.
The Kenya Scouts Association, with the support of Google yesterday launched the 2019 edition of Web Rangers, a youth programme for online safety at an event to mark Safer Internet Day.
Safaricom yesterday hosted the annual Safer Internet Day to advocate for the responsible use of the internet at an event held at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House.
South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider Cortex Logic has secured growth investment to expand it’s reach to new clients in Europe and USA.
Cambridge Wireless (CW), is collaborating with Regional State Government, Bahir Dar University and local delivery partners to deploy world-class connectivity infrastructure in a rapidly growing city in Ethiopia.
Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has connected Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi to Dadaab refugee complex.
Facebook has partnered Dubawa, a Nigerian Online platform, to intensify the fight against fake information in the country.
ARED has completed the assembly of an order of 20 kiosks designed and produced by Tec-Solute GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany, to supplement the company’s operations in Uganda and Rwanda.
While Africa continues to be driven largely by cash transactions, it is a known fact that the mobile wallet segment is growing year on year within the region.
Unified Endpoint Management solution provider, 42Gears has entered into a partnership with Mobility MEA, the enterprise mobility service provider in the Middle East and Africa.
The government of Egypt, being Telecom Egypt’s major shareholder with an ownership of 80%, has announced changing some of its representatives in Telecom Egypt’s Board of Directors.
[South Africa] Cape Union Mart launches Product Lifecycle Management software to support growth and integrate suppliers
Cape Union Mart, the South African outdoor company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.
The 2019 Global Cleantech 100 recognized M-KOPA for pioneering and building one of the world’s most advanced pay-as-you-go platforms – unlocking solar, information, technology and finance to upgrade millions of lives across Africa.
Standard Chartered launches second wave of digital-only retail banks across Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya
Standard Chartered bank has announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa.
Adspace Africa in partnership with Eskimi DSP have shortened the gap between outdoor buying and online advertising by allowing you to advertise offline and online at the same time.
Telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with the National Environment Management Authority and other stakeholders to raise awareness on the urgent need to conserve Kenya’s wetlands.
TIBCO Software, a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, has signed a historic and strategic partnership agreement with TechSoft International, formerly TIBCO South Africa.
Huge Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huge Group, has appointed Robert (Rob) Burger as its new Managing Director of Huge Telecom effective as of 23 January 2019.
Technology reduces time and costs associated with mergers and acquisition transactions in Africa, Middle East and Europe, report
Technology has cut the time required for the due diligence process for 64 per cent of Europe, Middle East and Africa, EMEA, -based M&A practitioners.
Ride-hailing firm Taxify, in partnership with Stanbic Bank and Renault Kenya has announced a vehicle financing dealership for Taxify drivers in Kenya.
Telecom operator K3 Telecom, a subsidiary of the Swiss group K3 Telecom AG has launched its operations in Sierra Leone.
YSK has partnered with the Ministry of Education, the Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE by Safaricom to launch the 2nd edition of the National Science and Technology competition for secondary school students.
South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners has announced a lead investment of $1,465,400 in local proptech platform Flow, an app that rewards tenants for good behaviour.
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market came in negative in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the market declining (-5.8% YoY) and totaling 19.6 million units, according to IDC.
GreenTec has announced its investment into SuperFluid Labs, a SAAS provider of data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions.
Nestlé Ghana and the Ghana Standards Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to forge a strong cooperation in the sharing of scientific and technical information.
Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, has announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding.
Teraco Data Environments, African provider of colocation data centre infrastructure, has announced that Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the company.
Renmoney, Nigerian fintech company, has deployed Freshworks customer engagement software to set up an integrated support and CRM system.
CSquared, a pan-African broadband infrastructure provider that enables ISPS and MNOs to provide high-quality broadband through shared infrastructure, has spelt out its operational priorities that are destined to shape Africa’s digital future.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is supporting African gaming developers, programmers and designers at locally hosted Global Game Jam events across the region.
Safaricom’s M-PESA Global has been shortlisted for the Global Mobile Awards 2019. The service which was launched in November last year has been nominated under the Best Mobile Innovation for Commerce.
Creditinfo has launched a new Integrated anti-fraud solution to combat identity fraud for the Kenyan mobile lending market.
Sanofi, and a major player in innovation in Africa, has launching three challenges for African startups to find innovative solutions to improve access to healthcare and transform the health ecosystem throughout the continent.
Pan-African mobile technology company Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) has launched Tax Collect, an interoperable platform for collecting municipal taxes.
SunFunder closes $2m debt facility in Mozambique with MFX Solutions for off-grid energy provider SolarWorks!
SunFunder, a solar finance company has closed a $2m debt facility with SolarWorks!, a leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar home system and energy services provider in Southern Africa.
[Ghana] Keerapa Active sets eyes on professional sports facility through crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
The world of football and sports in general in the West African nation of Ghana is about to have a special facility that promises to make the lives of aspiring footballers players and other athletes easier.