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Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for Agritech in Nigeria
22-11-2017 | 10:35:00
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.
SaaS to transform the insurance industry in Africa
22-11-2017 | 09:46:00
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 expands African research network with Afrifocus Securities
21-11-2017 | 15:15:00
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.
[South Africa] Entersekt set to experience huge growth in the scale of operations
21-11-2017 | 09:47:34
Entersekt protects digital service providers and their customers from digital banking and payments fraud, particularly when transactions take place on mobile devices.
Mercer launches Francophone Africa Hub in Morocco
21-11-2017 | 09:42:16
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 Africa sets up mentorship programs for tech designers, entrepreneurs
20-11-2017 | 10:04:00
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.
Botswana grants Globalstar first international terrestrial spectrum approval
17-11-2017 | 12:04:00
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
17-11-2017 | 07:37:00
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
16-11-2017 | 09:18:00
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
16-11-2017 | 09:15:00
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 opens hotel doors with tap and go
15-11-2017 | 14:00:00
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.
[Senegal] Eutelsat partners with La Poste Sénégal to interconnect 200 post offices countrywide
15-11-2017 | 13:34:00
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.
[Egypt] MARAKEZ automates operations with Yardi Solutions
15-11-2017 | 11:04:00
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.
[South Africa] Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa
15-11-2017 | 10:22:23
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 acquires Jumia House Nigeria
15-11-2017 | 10:04:00
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.
Convergence Partners acquires stake in Esset Southern Africa
15-11-2017 | 06:42:58
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.
[South Africa] Mastercard partners with Spazapp to bring mobile payments to informal traders
15-11-2017 | 06:32:34
Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure, seamless and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders.
Engaging Africa’s young girls with technology
13-11-2017 | 13:17:00
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.
Liquid Telecom partners with Huawei to deliver 100G links across South Africa
13-11-2017 | 13:15:00
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.
AfDB approves €72 million loan for radical upgrade of Tunisia’s digital capability
13-11-2017 | 07:04:00
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.
[Egypt] Telecom renews international wholesale service agreement with Vodafone
10-11-2017 | 09:38:11
Telecom Egypt has renewed a long term agreement with Vodafone Egypt, to provide international call conveyance services. The agreement extends to the year 2022.
Liquid Telecom to become pan African Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner
10-11-2017 | 07:01:09
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.
[Egypt] Bango partners with Victory Link to grow African footprint
10-11-2017 | 06:53:00
Mobile payments company Bango has expanded operations in Africa through a partnership with Victory Link in Egypt.
Oracle introduces next gen cloud applications to support Kenya's digital economy
09-11-2017 | 15:30:00
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 partners with Accent to provide North Africa users high performance smartphones
09-11-2017 | 14:07:32
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
09-11-2017 | 13:58:00
SystemOne, a global health disease intelligence for rapid detection and response, has awarded Cameroon a 5 Star Quality Program for GxAlert Technical Excellence.
[Startup Interview] Sol Mukasa, Founder, Brand Honcho, South Africa
09-11-2017 | 13:19:00
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 processes mobile transactions worth $11bn in first nine months of 2017
09-11-2017 | 12:00:00
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 brings Wi-Fi to rural African communities
09-11-2017 | 11:35:17
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.
[CEO Interview] Aubrey Swanepoel, CEO, Pfortner South Africa
09-11-2017 | 10:47:00
Aubrey Swanepoel is CEO of Pfortner, a secure communications development company that provides technology, systems and consulting services.
Oracle introduces next gen cloud applications to support Botswana's digital economy
09-11-2017 | 09:19:00
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
09-11-2017 | 07:57:00
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.
[South Africa] BCX launches a free digital learning platform
08-11-2017 | 14:00:00
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.
Angola Cables expands South Africa presence
08-11-2017 | 13:22:00
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.
African telecom carriers can achieve new growth by providing better customer experience - Huawei
08-11-2017 | 13:15:00
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
08-11-2017 | 13:15:00
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 and Facebook partner to expand express wifi by Facebook in Nigeria
08-11-2017 | 12:30:00
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.
Jumia Uganda partners with Barclays to introduce card-on-delivery payments for customers
08-11-2017 | 11:24:07
Online shopping firm, Jumia Uganda has partnered with Barclays to introduce the card-on-delivery payment option for customers in Kampala.
[Botswana] Orange partners with Kwesé TV to offer customers programming on mobile devices
08-11-2017 | 08:39:38
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
07-11-2017 | 14:49:32
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 begins deep water installation between Africa and South America
07-11-2017 | 13:02:05
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 collaborate to shape the future of 5G in South Africa
07-11-2017 | 10:15:00
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
07-11-2017 | 07:48:21
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.
China offers Uganda $30m grant to support customs modernization
07-11-2017 | 07:23:00
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has agreed to support customs modernization project in Uganda with a grant worth $ 30m.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Medical Education system in Africa- change not continuity
06-11-2017 | 14:56:00
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
06-11-2017 | 14:31:38
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
06-11-2017 | 14:20:59
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
06-11-2017 | 12:07:00
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.
[South Africa] Orange announces launch of two new IP and IPX PoPs in Cape Town and Johannesburg
06-11-2017 | 11:07:00
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] KAM, TradeMark East Africa launch online portal for investors
06-11-2017 | 10:12:42
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.
[Nigeria] Truecaller launches developer program
06-11-2017 | 09:43:00
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
03-11-2017 | 14:04:00
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.
[South Africa] Young volunteers set to empower communities through technology
03-11-2017 | 08:16:53
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 collaborates with Microsoft to drive digital transformation in Africa
02-11-2017 | 15:08:00
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.
Mastercard, FSD in joint drive to strengthen financial inclusion in Uganda
02-11-2017 | 12:27:00
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
02-11-2017 | 12:22:47
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.
Creating a safer South Africa from concentrated urban populated cities using technology - report
02-11-2017 | 09:52:00
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.
[South Africa] Teraco selected as Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partner
02-11-2017 | 09:41:33
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.
Pareteum expands to African market with mobile virtual network enabler agreement
02-11-2017 | 09:21:02
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.
Vista Entertainment Solutions signs screening partnership with Filmhouse Cinemas Nigeria
02-11-2017 | 06:46:28
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.
Increased innovation key to Rwanda's continued success, UNCTAD
01-11-2017 | 11:49:13
Rwanda has emerged over the past decade as one of Africa's more innovative economies, a new UNCTAD report says.
Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund offers new funding for bright ideas from African non profits
01-11-2017 | 11:45:00
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 announces commercial availability of its NarrowBand Internet of Things network
01-11-2017 | 09:36:47
Vodacom’s first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng.
RENEW and Impact Angel Network to invest in logistics and e-commerce in Ethiopia
01-11-2017 | 07:24:44
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 and Valia partner to advance corporate e learning in North Africa
01-11-2017 | 07:10:29
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.
SES Networks and CETel provide end-to-end connectivity for Telco in Africa
31-10-2017 | 13:35:00
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 signs accreditation master agreement with Green Climate Fund
31-10-2017 | 13:27:30
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Seoul, South Korea.
Driving automation among small businesses can help meet Nigeria’s tax goals, Sage
31-10-2017 | 13:07:00
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 launches new OTT streaming video service in Africa with Cisco Infinite Video
31-10-2017 | 08:16:57
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.
[Nigeria] Xceedia Media completes testing and launch of Hot Okro Radio
31-10-2017 | 07:59:31
Xceedia Media has completed the testing and launch of a new, online broadcast station called "Hot Okro Radio."
Liberia launches National Biometric ID System
30-10-2017 | 15:20:00
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 partners with Yoco to bring card payments to 15,000 SMEs in South Africa
30-10-2017 | 13:33:58
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.
MTN, Dangote, Coca-Cola lead top 50 Brands Nigeria 2017 Ranking
30-10-2017 | 12:45:00
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, Qualcomm and Huawei launch first LAA commercial network in Africa
30-10-2017 | 10:10:00
MTN South Africa has successfully completed Africa's first commercial LAA deployment working with Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Slide launches in South Africa, with payments to any email address or phone number possible
30-10-2017 | 10:09:00
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.
Kenya National Bank upgrades mobile banking services
27-10-2017 | 16:02:52
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 launches SME Council in Nigeria
27-10-2017 | 15:34:00
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.
Kwese launches mobile TV service in Zimbabwe
27-10-2017 | 11:23:00
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.
Liquid Telecom named Best African Wholesale Carrier for sixth consecutive year
27-10-2017 | 09:19:00
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 introduces Next Gen Cloud Applications to support Mauritius's digital economy
26-10-2017 | 15:45:00
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
26-10-2017 | 11:50:00
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
26-10-2017 | 11:20:00
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
26-10-2017 | 08:54:12
The African Leadership University (ALU) and GE Africa have announced the launch of the ALU Africa Industrial Internet Program.
Leonardo forays into Africa with provision of air traffic control systems in Somalia and Sudan
25-10-2017 | 14:04:00
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 and Transmar in new electronic booking partnership in Africa
25-10-2017 | 14:00:00
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.
[Startup Interview] Tobi Oludayomi, CEO, Studio 14, UK, Nigeria
25-10-2017 | 12:05:00
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.
Visa launches foundation targeting growth of global MSMEs with initial focus on Nigeria and Egypt
25-10-2017 | 08:08:00
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 introduces next generation cloud applications to support Nigeria's digital economy
25-10-2017 | 07:49:00
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.
ASYCUDA project improves customs management in Comoros
24-10-2017 | 08:29:25
COMESA Secretariat has successfully implemented the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World Project in Comoros.
[South Africa] 4Sight Holdings Limited lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
24-10-2017 | 08:22:30
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
24-10-2017 | 08:15:00
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.
[Interview] Thomas Mueller, Founder, Rainmaker Digital, Namibia
23-10-2017 | 12:02:00
Thomas Mueller is a German entrepreneur living in Namibia, founder and CEO of Rainmaker Digital.
Liquid Telecom and KETRACO partner to build fibre network across Kenya and East Africa
23-10-2017 | 10:29:00
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 avails free Wi-Fi connection at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
23-10-2017 | 09:53:00
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 set to abolish phone roaming charges for member states
20-10-2017 | 15:31:15
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
20-10-2017 | 13:36:26
Online platforms can dramatically change the digital economy and bring enormous benefits in today's digital society.
[Nigeria] Seamfix launches Bioregistra to transform data management
19-10-2017 | 12:45:00
SEAMFIX, Nigeria's provider of identity management solutions, has launched BioRegistra, an innovative data capture and data management platform.
FINCA accelerating financial inclusion through FinTech innovation in Tanzania
19-10-2017 | 10:15:00
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.
Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone after acquisition
19-10-2017 | 08:08:00
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
18-10-2017 | 13:49:59
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.