RS Components has launched the Africa e commerce site to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries.
CutterCroix LLC, a software company helping clients manage critical functions of their business, and National Glass Distribution, a distributor of glass and aluminum products in South Africa have begun activating clients on NG Customer Connect.
Safaricom in partnership with iProcure, FarmDrive and Arifu have opened four Digifarm depots in Meru County of Eastern Kenya.
It has been said by several economic experts that the country’s path to greatness lies on the fields of Agriculture, and not on petroleum.
At a time when the rest of Africa continues experiencing suppressed growth occasioned by drought, political upheavals and low private sector activity, East Africa has been in the headline this week.
Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft today introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers.
The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission has deployed a five-person independent electoral assistance mission in Zimbabwe from 15 June 2018 to 8 July 2018 to provide technical support to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
NORED Electricity engaged Headway Consulting to ensure a consistently high standard of service delivery for its customers. Being an electricity provider is fraught with potential challenges and issues.
I contend that the educational system in Africa is ripe for reform, both in terms of the physical infrastructure by means of which educational content is delivered and in terms of the ways in which education is theorised and spoken about.
itel, has announced the launch its first three smartphones which run on the Android™ Oreo™ operating system (Go edition) -- itel P32, A32F and A15, into the African market.
Land LayBy Technologies is a financial technology company currently operating in the real estate sector in Kenya. The sister Company in Melbourne, Australia subserves the same market segment.
The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) has launched its knowledge platform coming after the historic signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service, has signed a deal with Pan-African broadcaster Kwesé TV to use the power of football to scale up its global operations and help more people save money on international transfers.
Kenya will work with the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to protect and grow start-up tech innovations and to unlock pension funds to deploy in developing the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
Telkom Kenya has repositioned its Telkom Enterprise Division promising to enhance Kenya’s business growth.
Frankfurt-listed FinTech, MyBucks S.A. had secured a term loan facility arranged by Symbiotics S.A to finance SME lending in Uganda.
Kenyan telecommunication company Safaricom has launched a loyalty promotion that seeks to reward all M-PESA customers and agents.
Africar Group, the leading and largest car marketplaces network in sub-saharan Africa is now covering a population of more than 800 million people, helping local individuals and professionals buy and sell their vehicles faster and safer than ever,
NuRAN Wireless Inc. has signed an agreement with Africa Mobile Networks, a wholesale mobile operator, to supply its rural 2G radio access network (RAN) solutions for a minimum of five countries.
The region's smartphone market showed some stability in the first quarter of 2018 in unit terms, while its value grew to exceed its previous first quarter peak result in the first quarter of 2015.
Sims Recycling Solutions, a leading global provider of electronics recycling and IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, recently became the first and only business in South Africato achieve the Responsible Recycling (R2:2013) certification
BBM and Eskimi, a global programmatic platform, today announced an exclusive mobile advertising partnership in Nigeria.
A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop yields and increase income.
For South Africa’s youngest citizens finding a job remains an enormous challenge. While the country’s official unemployment rate is now 27.7%, the most affected group by far are young people under the age of 35.
Software as a Service company, e4, has launched BondTracker, a mobile business app, designed to facilitate efficiency in tracking and communicating progress when registering a property.
New cutting edge technology, developed by the Commonwealth, could help governments in Eastern and Southern Africa to manage their debt.
Kenya this week continues to strategically place itself to benefit from regional integration and reap from its warm relationship with development partners and international investors.
Kenya ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru has called for tough measures on enforcement of SIM card registration within the East African Community.
TFhost.ng a leading domain name registrar and hosting service company has broken bounds by earning quadruple accolades from the Nigerian superintendent registry.
Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink have announces the signature of a binding Memorandum of Understanding to deliver subsea fibre connectivity to Cabo Verde.
Freshworks Inc, a provider of cloud-based business software, has announced an aggressive growth strategy to propel the ambitious expansion of its evolving South African footprint.
Kwesé TV, a provider of premium and exclusive sports and general entertainment content has partnered with the furniture retail giant to distribute Kwesé's Direct-To-Home hardware.
The 2018 edition of Africa Code Week (ACW) has kicked-off in Madagascar with its first-part series of Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops.
Union Bank announces its attainment of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard version 3.2 recertification and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification.
AfriLabs, a network of technology and innovation hubs across Africa has admitted 40 new hubs; its largest hub admission to date into its network.
Mastercard has announced that Salah Goss has been appointed as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, based in Nairobi, Kenya
In a significant milestone for mobile technology and healthcare access, the first baby “born on the blockchain” is due to be delivered in Tanzania.
Vodacom Group, its existing BEE partners and a newly formed staff scheme have announced a broad-based BEE transaction of up to R17.5 billion.
Under a pilot program, Winch Energy and iWayAfrica will deploy a remote solar kiosk, The Winch Hub (WH®), with integrated VSAT equipment to provide high-quality and affordable broadband connectivity.
VT iDirect, Inc. a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc.,has announced that Nigerian Communications Satellite a satellite operator and service provider based in Nigeria, has upgraded its iDirect. network to the latest Evolution 4.1 software
Expedia MicroAnalytics has unveiled a plan to reach out to people with limited access to financial services in Africa with a unique product
Businesses in Cameroon are poised to take advantage of new proposals to boost their digital economy.
Sprint has announced the opening of a Johannesburg, South Africa Point of Presence
Safaricom has launched data bundles, dubbed Giga Football Passes, to enable customers to stream all the World Cup matches on Kwesé iflix on-the-go on their smartphones.
Microsoft and First Bank of Nigeria will collaborate to provide small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with an array of resources and support, including business networks, technology services and SMB-targeted products.
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, announced that it has joined Smart Africa.
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) for instant money transfers to First Bank accounts in Nigeria.
The country's mobile telephony sector will become more competed, with the entry of a third operator in the market.
The growth in telecommunications subscriptions that started since January this year took an impressive turn as Nigerians activated 11.2 million lines on the GSM networks in April.
Econet Media's dynamic content business, Kwesé TV, has launched in Liberia.
Ingenico Group, a provider of seamless payment, has been supporting the roll-out of a secure biometric solution in Zambia in partnership with Paycode.
Liquid Telecom has announced the availability of Microsoft Azure Stack - an extension of an ever-expanding set of cloud services to consistently develop and run hybrid cloud applications - to select African markets.
Mastercard has announced an initiative to create greater payment consistency by making “tap and go” standard in the next five years.
I&M Bank Rwanda Ltd has unveiled SPENN, a free mobile banking app covering both personal and business accounts.
MTN announces the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Secondary Education for the use of its Mobile Money solution for the payment of school fees and related charges in Cameroonian secondary schools.
Thousands of MTN employees in 21 markets across Africa and the Middle East have launched the company’s annual employee volunteerism programme,
Selina Wamucii, a mobile platform that shortens the agricultural supply chain in Kenya, reducing food wastage and boosting farmers’ incomes, is set to get a major boost from global social impact programme Expo Live.
OROBO, the newly-launched money transfer platform from Saana Holdings, is opening up cross- border remittance and bill-payments into Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Serria-Leone and supporting financial inclusion in West Africa.
South Africa’s highest decision-making body has approved the first phase of a new intellectual property (IP) policy that paves the way to better access to high-quality, affordable medicines.
As Kenya now fully recovers from a grueling election that took a toll on its economy, key sectors are experienced renewed resurgence and the business climate is promising.
KT Corp, Korea's largest telecommunications company, has announced it would expand its cooperation with African countries in the field of information and communication technologies.
MoneyGram has announced the launch of money transfer service directly to any bank account in Ghana. Funds can be sent via MoneyGram online or at any one of MoneyGram's thousands of locations around the world.
Mastercard and Tigo have announced that Tanzanian’s can now use their Tigo Pesa app to make quick, easy and secure payments with Masterpass QR.
Kenya Mobile service providerTelkom has announced a further expansion of its 4G-network in Nairobi and its environs.
Cell C has announced that it has entered into a far-reaching roaming agreement with MTN in order to complement Cell C’s own network.
The clinic aims to support participating countries foster cybersecurity at the national and regional levels by identifying challenges and opportunities to move forward their cybersecurity agenda and develop a regional approach to solve cybersecurity challenges
MoneyGram has launched a money transfer service directly to any bank account in Ghana.
Technology is becoming increasingly safe, online shopping is not a rarity anymore, even here in Namibia.
Telecom Egypt obtains $200 million long-term financing with Chinese financial institutions facilitated by Huawei
Telecom Egypt and Huawei announced the signing of a US$200 million long-term financing with Chinese financial institutions including the Bank of China and China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation.
Clarivate Analytics partners with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank to power the first Arabic citation index
Clarivate Analytics has partnered with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank, the Egyptian government's digital library and online knowledge hub to launch the first Arabic Citation Index
Icertis, the global provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, has announced that MODEC, has selected the Icertis Contract Management platform to replace their manual contract management processes in Ghana
Uganda will borrow US $84.73 Million from the Exim Bank of China to finance the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement Project
Blockchain technology removes opaqueness in business and replaces it with total transparency says Uganda President Yoweri Museveni
Annual AI for Good Global Summit successfully connects experts in artificial intelligence and humanitarian action to advance sustainable development
Mobile phone giant, MTN Group is perfecting the details of its proposed Nigeria Initial Public Offering (IPO).The company said in Abuja on Monday that it was yet to file applications for the proposed offer.
Uganda Communication Commision is undertaking a comprehensive study to inform critical interventions related to promoting access and usage of ICTs by People With Disabilities
Tanzanian operator Smile Communications has introduced its high-speed 4G internet services in Arusha
Ecobank has won two major awards at the African Banker’s prestigious ceremony held at the Paradise Hotel in Busan, South Korea.
Cloud computing has made a positive impact on development targets in Africa. The Cloud enables Africans to access storage capacity they would otherwise be unable to afford for free with services such as Google drive or Dropbox.
Retail giant Shoprite has partnered with Standard Bank, Google and global financial technology company Celbux to launch a mobile money platform for its customers.
Union Bank has announced the deployment of the innovative Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology in its operations; a first in the Nigerian Banking industry.
Cell C has largely secured its capital expenditure funding for at least the next seven months, according to chief strategy officer Robert Pasley.
MTN and Cisco have announced the availability of the Cisco Jasper Control Center automated IoT connectivity platform for all companies looking to provide IoT services to their customers on MTN’s mobile network throughout South Africa.
[Nigeria] Touchbal Pictures raises $20,000 funding from GenesysTechHub to support product development
Touchabl Pictures has announced a raise of $20,000 Pre-seed funding from GenesysTechHub to support product development.
The latest report Africa B2C E-Commerce Market 2018, cites sources indicating that online retail sales in the continent are prepared for rapid expansion in the next five years.
Pasternack, a global provider of radio frequency, microwave and millimeter wave products, has signed RF Design of Cape Town as an authorized distributor of Pasternack products in South Africa and Namibia.
Vodacom Lesotho builds on Schools Connectivity Programme with "Pay School Fees with M-Pesa Campaign"
Vodacom Lesotho is building on its established history of supporting education through the School Connectivity Progamme with the “Pay School Fees with M-Pesa Campaign”.
[Africa Tech Week] Beyond borders partnerships herald new ICT dawn, Great tidings for tech startups, investment in technology soars
The Africa tech week has been abuzz with news of cross border public and private sector partnerships, companies aligning themselves with the burgeoning demands of the continent’s ICT sector and the growing IT spend.
[Nigeria Business Week] With Construction, Agribusiness, Oil and Gas and startup hubs, Nigeria leaves no sector behind
Two years ago Nigeria was as good as drowning in debts, unemployment, reduced investment and general widespread discontent. Today, though still a work in progress, the country has exited recession and is fast regaining its momentum.
The new CITAM Church Online service is already reaching over 70,205 views in under 3 months
[Kenya Business Week] Towards sustainable businesses, public private partnerships and courts to the rescue
Kenya’s business landscape has this week continued to register mixed fortunes with key sectors, including banking, agribusiness, horticulture and insurance featuring prominently.
Nigeria has launched iGuide, an online investment portal, as it seeks to position itself as an investment hub to local and international investors.
ITC launches Netherlands Trust Fund IV project to increase the competitiveness of technology companies in Uganda
The NTF IV project is designed to scale up companies, provide more end-to-end solutions, engage more start-ups, and ultimately be one of the key drivers of the development of Uganda’s IT sector
The International Data Corporation predicts the overall African IT spending will reach $33.4 billion in 2018, with Kenya being one of the top contributors
SEACOM will connect Kenyan companies to one of 152 Microsoft data centres including London, Dublin, and Amsterdam.
Lidya, the digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for MSMEs in Africa has raised $6.9 million in a Series A investment round, one of the largest in Nigerian tech history.
The African Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank, has committed up to $200 million to Telecom Egypt to enable the telecommunication company finance working capital.
Freshworks, a provider of cloud-based business software has announced its expansion into the African market.
Software Group a global software company with African headquarters in Kenya, has secured a deal to digitize the operations of Metbank, one of the pioneers of digital banking in Zimbabwe.