Farmcrowdy, Nigerian digital agriculture platform, has introduced a new category of funding small scale farming in Africa by allowing Nigerians to venture and sponsor agriculture; and has further announced the launch of its first app for Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices.
Software as a Service (SaaS) and the cloud have become essential components to grow a business in the digital environment. Patrick Ashton, managing executive of Cirrus, a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group, believes that insurers across Africa will significantly benefit from this shift in approach.
LXM has announced today a new 15a-6 chaperoning partnership with South African research provider Afrifocus Securities, further expanding its market-leading foreign broker dealer platform’s capabilities.
Entersekt protects digital service providers and their customers from digital banking and payments fraud, particularly when transactions take place on mobile devices.
Mercer, a global consulting leader in health, wealth and career and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., has announced an expanded footprint as part of an important initiative to strengthen service to the Francophone region of Africa.
Google Launchpad and Google Play South Africa were launched in November 2017 to boost African technology start-ups and develop a unique African design aesthetic.
Globalstar, Inc. has announced that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar's Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to 2500 MHz.
Liquid Telecom closes $180 million senior secured notes tap offering, attracting strong interest from leading international markets
Liquid Telecommunications Financing PLC, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has successfully closed a $180 million tap offering of the Issuer’s $550 million 8½% Senior Secured Notes due 2022, at an issue price of 105.0 per cent.
Mastercard enables a new era of payments in Egypt through innovation, collaboration and digitization
Guided by its vision of a cashless world and since the beginning of its operations in the country, Mastercard has made financial inclusion one of its top priorities in Egypt.
[South Africa] Veridium and Wala in pilot digital banking project that authenticates users with biometrics
Veridium, a leader in strong authentication using biometrics has partnered with Wala, a South African-based, blockchain-powered financial services platform for the unbanked, to bring universal financial services to emerging countries in Africa.
dormakaba South Africa, a trusted partner for smart and secure access solutions worldwide, has designed a secure, accessible and easy-to-use mobile Bluetooth Low Energy solution for hotels.
Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s satellite operators has announced a multi-year agreement with La Poste Sénégal, the country’s public postal service company, to interconnect 200 post offices nationwide.
MARAKEZ, a subsidiary of Fawaz Al Hokair Group, has selected Yardi Voyager® 7S to electronically manage its lease and property management process for its leading shopping mall in Cairo, Mall of Arabia.
Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners.
ToLet.com.ng, Nigeria’s leading online property classifieds portal, has in conjunction with their existing investors, Frontier Digital Ventures, acquired Jumia House Nigeria, a competing property portal, for an undisclosed sum.
Pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group have announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners.
Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure, seamless and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders.
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Huawei, an information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, to deliver 100G upgrades to its network in South Africa.
The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of €71.56 million to support the implementation of ‘Digital Tunisia 2020’ National Strategic Plan.
Telecom Egypt has renewed a long term agreement with Vodafone Egypt, to provide international call conveyance services. The agreement extends to the year 2022.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, will become a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner with pan-African network reach when the Microsoft Azure cloud platform is generally available in 2018.
Mobile payments company Bango has expanded operations in Africa through a partnership with Victory Link in Egypt.
Oracle today hosted its Modern Business Forum in Kenya to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications that are now embedded with artificial intelligence.
Spreadtrum Communications, an ICT company in China with advanced technology has announced that its advanced networking platforms have been selected by Accent, the largest IT brand in Morocco, for their smartphones.
Cameroon becomes first country to earn 5 Star certificate of excellence for active use of medical tech
SystemOne, a global health disease intelligence for rapid detection and response, has awarded Cameroon a 5 Star Quality Program for GxAlert Technical Excellence.
Sol Mukasa is the founder and head of Brand Honcho, a marketing and advertising agency that is changing the rules of marketing through broadening the way agencies and clients interact with one another.
Zimbabwe continues to witness a growth in mobile financial services with the latest figures from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) showing that transactions worth US$11 billion were processed during the nine months to 30 September 2017.
Konnect Africa, the Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, has unveiled SmartWIFI, a new hotspot service, as part of its ongoing commitment to bring digital opportunities to Africans.
Aubrey Swanepoel is CEO of Pfortner, a secure communications development company that provides technology, systems and consulting services.
Oracle today hosted its Modern Business Forum in Botswana to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications.
[South Africa] Vodacom, Innovator Trust launch programme to transform unemployed youth to entrepreneurs
Vodacom and Innovator Trust are unveiling the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP), aimed at equipping local unemployed youth with the requisite set of skills to become cutting-edge entrepreneurs.
On Monday 6 November 2017 BCX, a member of the Telkom group, announced that the company has launched a digital learning platform which according to the company is designed to propel South African education into the digital future.
To further expand its network reach and peering capabilities, Angola Cables announced today that it expects to establish a Point of Presence (PoP) in Cape Town before the end of the year.
Leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei called on telecom carriers in Africa to focus on providing customers with a great user experience to achieve new value-driven growth.
[Column] Rousseau Kluever: South African intelligence environment sees increased growth and adoption
The adoption of Business Intelligence is as inescapable as cloud and Big Data, and as inextricably intertwined. Organisations which have adopted the technology early have seen significant competitive advantages.
Tizeti today announced a partnership to expand Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Nigeria, with plans to roll out hundreds of hotspots over the coming months.
Online shopping firm, Jumia Uganda has partnered with Barclays to introduce the card-on-delivery payment option for customers in Kampala.
Orange Botswana will soon deliver world-class video content to its customers across the country thanks to its partnership with recently launched pan-Africa, multi-platform Pay-Tv broadcast network Kwesé TV.
Liquid Telecom teams with VT iDirect and Telesat to deliver enhanced services to businesses in Africa
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has entered into an arrangement with Telesat, a global satellite operator with extensive coverage of the EMEA region.
South Atlantic Cable System, the first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic is in the final stretch of its installation between Africa and South America.
Nokia and Vodacom have signed an agreement under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to accelerate the launch of the new technology for the benefit of businesses and individuals in South Africa.
Intelsat and Coca-Cola partner to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and The Coca-Cola Company are working together to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa.
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has agreed to support customs modernization project in Uganda with a grant worth $ 30m.
Africa is a continent which is filled with many young men and women, some of which have the aspirations and potential to pursue a career in the medical field.
Altron and Tango Telecom set to revolutionize the African subscriber’s digital experience with Data Retail Engine
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Allied Technologies Limited (Altron) and Ireland-based Tango Telecom, the leading provider of data demonetization solutions have announced a partnership to launch Data Retail Engine (Tango DRE™) in Africa.
Huawei Marine and Tropical Science start construction of PEACE Submarine Cable Linking South Asia with East Africa
Huawei Marine has started work on Desk Study and Marine Survey works in conjunction with key investor Tropic Science Co., Ltd. (Tropical Science) to construct the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) submarine cable, which connects South Asia with East Africa.
[Column] Vahid Monadjem: Broadening financial inclusion through informal sector innovation in sub-Sahara Africa
In developing markets around the world, it is the informal economies that serve as the quietly humming engines of growth. By way of example, the informal economy accounts for over 70% of total employment in sub-Saharan Africa.
Today, Orange has opened two very large-capacity IP and IPX Points of Presence (PoP) in South Africa. The facilities, which are located in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa are operational from today.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with TradeMark East Africa have launched an online portal in a quest to provide investors in the country with up to date data on the sector.
On Thursday 2 November 2017, Truecaller kicked off its Africa Launch Event at the CcHUB, a leading social innovation centre. The company hosted the exclusive event inviting media, developers and entrepreneurs to share their plans for Nigeria.
Schneider Electric signs manufacturing partnership agreement with SDM Electrical Switchboards Botswana
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is empowering the continent through supporting and addressing the transfer of skills and technology in the power and energy industry.
To help advance youth economic empowerment, Vodacom has given a facelift to Vodacom Change the World by relaunching the programme as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and youth volunteerism initiative.
Angola Cables announced today that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud.
Multinational financial services corporation, Mastercard and Financial Sector Deepening Uganda have partnered to develop financial services and solutions that will improve livelihoods of Ugandans.
EFG Hermes Leasing partners with Philips Egypt to provide healthcare leasing solutions to SMEs and hospitals
EFG Hermes Leasing, the leasing arm of the financial services corporation in the Middle East and North Africa EFG Hermes, has signed a cooperation agreement with Philips Egypt to provide leasing solutions for healthcare professionals.
According to the recently published 2017 State of Urban Safety in SA report by the Urban Safety Reference Group, an estimated 71.3% of South Africa’s population will live in urban areas by 2030, and will continue to rise to nearly 80% by 2050.
Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest neutral data centre, today announced it will be a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity partner, providing clients high performance private network connections to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft Cloud Services.
Mobile cloud communications platform company Pareteum Corporation has signed a five year agreement with a leading telecommunications company in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide Pareteum's Managed Services Platform.
Cinema management software for the global motion picture market and founder of the Vista Group International Vista Entertainment Solutions has signed an agreement with Filmhouse Cinemas in Nigeria.
Rwanda has emerged over the past decade as one of Africa's more innovative economies, a new UNCTAD report says.
Market and technology company for cloud accounting, people & payroll, and payment systems, Sage, has launched the second round of funding from Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund.
Vodacom’s first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng.
Members of RENEW’s Impact Angel Network have committed capital to Roadrunner Technology Solutions which will partner with Universal Courier Services to expand the burgeoning logistics and e-commerce industries in Ethiopia.
Area9 Learning and Valia Investments have signed a long-term exclusive partnership to advance adaptive e-learning for corporations in North Africa and Middle East and North Africa region.
A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fibre outages using a satellite-based solution.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Seoul, South Korea.
Comments from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) around Nigeria’s low tax-to-GDP ratio highlight the importance of driving higher levels of payroll and accounting automation among the country’s businesses.
Envivo Communications Limited has announced plans to launch a new OTT streaming video service, nVIVO TV, powered by the Cisco®Infinite Video Platform, to offer its subscribers access to more ‘Nollywood’ and international video content on more devices throughout Africa.
Xceedia Media has completed the testing and launch of a new, online broadcast station called "Hot Okro Radio."
The Government of Liberia through the National Identification Registry will officially launch and dedicate Liberia’s National Biometric Identification System today, October 30, at the registry’s headquarters in Monrovia.
Mastercard has partnered South African fintech company Yoco to roll out 15,000 mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) devices to small and medium-sized businesses by the end of the year.
Telecommunication provider, MTN has led the 2017 Top 50 Brands Nigeria for its innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), online engagement, national spread, and brand popularity.
MTN South Africa has successfully completed Africa's first commercial LAA deployment working with Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
South Africa has just got its own version of Venmo, one of the US’s most successful payment platforms owned by PayPal that processes $25 billion in person to person payments annually.
The NatMobile app allows customers to make payments such as school fees, National Hospital Insurance Fund contributions, utility bills and gives them access to credit card statements.
Facebook has launched its Nigerian SME Council, the first of its kind on the continent. The council is made up of a combination of 15 startups and established SMEs from a range of industries.
Pan-African broadcaster Kwese TV has launched mobile television service Kwese TV Everywhere (TVE) in Zimbabwe, enabling customers to tether their decoder channels to their phones.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has once again been named as Best African Wholesale Carrier at the annual Global Carrier Awards.
Oracle today hosted its Modern Business Forum in Mauritius to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications.
Alcatel Submarine Networks, IOX Cable to commence work for system connecting Mauritius, South Africa, more countries
IOX Cable Ltd and Alcatel Submarine Networks have commenced work for cable route survey for the IOX Cable System, which will span more than 8,850 kilometers.
[South Africa] Vodacom's focus on enterprise creation and SMME development in ICT is paying dividends
Vodacom’s commitment to South Africa’s transformation agenda and to grow the pool of Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises in the ICT sector locally is yielding positive results.
[Mauritius] GE partners African Leadership University to empower African professionals with valuable digital skills
The African Leadership University (ALU) and GE Africa have announced the launch of the ALU Africa Industrial Internet Program.
Global aviation technology company Leonardo has strengthened its presence in Africa in the field of air traffic control with the signing of two agreements to provide ATC systems in Somalia and Sudan.
INTTRA, the ocean container shipping industry’s neutral network, and Transmar Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IACC Holdings and a leading carrier, have announced a new relationship for electronic booking and shipping instructions processing in East Coast of Africa.
Tobi Oludayomi has for the last five years built from ground up, Studio 14 into a powerhouse that now works with high profiled clients across Western and the West African market.
Global payments technology company Visa has launched the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation that will prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.
Oracle has hosted its Modern Business Forum in Nigeria to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications.
COMESA Secretariat has successfully implemented the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World Project in Comoros.
4Sight Holdings Limited has listed in Non-Equity Investment Instruments sector of the JSE's AltX board aimed at small and medium-sized companies.
Liquid Telecom partners with i2i DataHack4FI to drive adoption of data science and cloud-based services across Africa
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, is supporting startups entering the DataHack4FI innovation competition by providing free high-speed internet access and cloud-based services.
Thomas Mueller is a German entrepreneur living in Namibia, founder and CEO of Rainmaker Digital.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced a 10-year partnership with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) to operate KETRACO’s Optical Ground Wire fibre cable and expand the internet network across East Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, and the Ethiopian Airports Services are pleased to announce that they have availed free Wi-Fi connection at its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport as of October 2017.
ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Telecommunications and ICT have approved the free regional roaming regulation for ECOWAS Member countries.
50 Million Women Speak Digital Platform set to create digital value that underpins Africa’s future economic transformation
Online platforms can dramatically change the digital economy and bring enormous benefits in today's digital society.
SEAMFIX, Nigeria's provider of identity management solutions, has launched BioRegistra, an innovative data capture and data management platform.
According to the 2014–2016 Tanzania National Financial Inclusion Framework the level of formal financial access in the rural areas of Tanzania is 8.5% compared to 23% in the urban areas.
Telecommunications operator Orange has launched launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone.
[Column] Daniel Monehin: Policy and regulation should bolster innovation to ensure financial inclusion is achieved
Walk through bustling marketplaces in Africa and you will see a substantial amount of money changing hands, as merchants and consumers haggle over the goods and services.