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Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking, TagPay
26-09-2018 | 13:41:37
The rise of fintechs might be shaking up the banking sector in developed countries, but African banks are taking full advantage of this technological revolution.
Ed-tech startup Schoolap wins the DRC round of Seedstars World
26-09-2018 | 13:35:27
The Ed-tech startup which aims to improve the quality of teaching via the internet by providing access to digital lessons beat 10 other startups to emerge the overall winner.
Google Search marks its 20th anniversary
26-09-2018 | 13:11:59
Google Search is celebrating 20 years of organizing the world’s information and making it accessible to billions of users in close to 200 languages.
Frost & Sullivan expands to West and North Africa
26-09-2018 | 11:01:16
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth advisory and market intelligence firm, has opened offices in North and West Africa to help Africa grow.
MEST unveils its fourth tech hub in Nairobi
26-09-2018 | 08:09:00
The Nairobi space will also host the new East African office of its parent brand, a global leader in media intelligence and AI-Driven Outside Insight, Meltwater, who is also expanding into the region.
[South Africa] Consumers see cyberattacks as new normal, survey
26-09-2018 | 07:04:12
Week after week, headlines about the latest cybersecurity attack dominate the news.
Six Kenyans among winners of Facebook Community Leadership Program
26-09-2018 | 06:27:00
Unveiled in February this year, Facebook Community Leadership Program is a global initiative that invests in people building communities.
Submarine cable linking Angola and Brazil goes live
26-09-2018 | 05:28:30
Angola Cables has just announced that the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has gone live for commercial traffic.
MTN Uganda and Mastercard diversify Mobile Money services in Uganda
25-09-2018 | 10:44:00
MTN Uganda in partnership with Mastercard and United Bank for Africa have announced a new service that will enable quicker, safer and more convenient online payments globally.
Access Bank partners WorldRemit for instant money transfers to Nigeria
25-09-2018 | 07:36:00
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Access Bank for instant money transfers to Access Bank accounts in Nigeria.
MTN Zambia, Astria Learning pact connects youth to college education
25-09-2018 | 06:25:24
The renewed partnership between Astria Learning, a global e-learning solutions provider and Zambia’s telecommunications company, MTN Zambia has seen a larger percentage of Zambia’s economically challenged young adults obtain a college level education online.
Telecom Egypt acquires 50% of EISCC for $15m
24-09-2018 | 07:37:00
Telecom Egypt announces that its board of directors has approved the acquisition of 50% of its subsidiary Egyptian International Submarine Cable Company at a value of USD 15mn.
[Nigeria] Clickatell, GTBank, Kwesé partner to offer live streaming
24-09-2018 | 06:01:00
Clickatell Transact and Kwesé iflix, together with GT Bank and other banks in Nigeria have partnered to offer the freshest line-up of sports, news and entertainment, available to millions of Nigerians, via the Kwesé iflix platform.
[Kenya] CA directs telcos to switch off unregistered SIM cards
21-09-2018 | 10:36:00
Communication Authority of Kenya has directed mobile operators switch off all unregistered SIM cards on their networks with immediate effect.
[South Africa Business Week] JSE grows listing portfolio
20-09-2018 | 17:19:00
This week, the ever aggressive South African business world has seen two major companies, Vivo energy and Naspers all set to list on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
Blockchain technology key to fighting corruption in Ghana
20-09-2018 | 13:32:00
NikGroup, a consulting firm based in Ghana, wants to push for the adoption of the blockchain for social change as the government struggles to fight corruption in Ghana.
ITC and Huawei launch ‘Faster Customs Faster Trade' study in Zambia
20-09-2018 | 12:38:00
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Huawei Technologies have launched a new study, ‘Faster Customs, Faster Trade Using Technology for Trade Facilitation’ which explores the interplay between international trade in information and communication technology solutions.
Liquid Telecom, Zindi partner to grow Africa’s data science ecosystem
20-09-2018 | 11:20:00
Liquid Telecom has announced a partnership with Zindi to support the rollout of its new data science competition platform across Africa.
Moneytrans and Remitly set to expand to Sub Saharan Africa
20-09-2018 | 11:15:31
Moneytrans and Remitly, the largest independent digital remittance company in North America, have entered into a global co-operation agreement.
2018 Connected Kenya Summit awards officially unveiled
20-09-2018 | 10:58:05
The awards were launched by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and will see young Kenyan innovators feted during the Connected Kenya Summit that will be held at the Bomas of Kenya from 22nd to 24th October.
Kenyan Startup,Lori Systems expands to Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan
20-09-2018 | 10:19:00
Kenyan Startup Lori Systems has expanded its operations to Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. The startup launched its operations in the three countries after winning multiple bids associated with the newly built $4B railroad system in East Africa.
[Column] Andrew Cruise:The cloud shift occuring in SA financial sector
20-09-2018 | 09:50:00
Mounting pressure on financial service institutions has forced a change in strategy as disruptors redefine the competitive landscape.
MTN Uganda and Mastercard new card to diversify mobile money services
20-09-2018 | 09:22:23
Known as MTN MoMo, customers will be able to use the card to shop or make payments at the vast network of global outlets accepting Mastercard payments.
Remote administration tools bringing threats to industrial networks
20-09-2018 | 09:05:00
RATs are legitimate software tools that allow third parties to access a computer remotely. They are often used legitimately by employees at industrial enterprises to save resources, but can also be used by malicious actors for stealthy privileged access to targeted computers.
22.4 million smartphones shipped in Africa during Q2 2018, IDC
20-09-2018 | 08:27:47
A total of 22.4 million smartphones were shipped in Africa during the second quarter of this year (Q2 2018), according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
[South Africa] Wala wins Zambezi Prize for micropayments platform
20-09-2018 | 07:44:00
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, has named South African startup Wala as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, as well as the regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge.
Kaspersky report says IoT-malware grew three-fold in H1 2018
19-09-2018 | 14:08:30
IoT devices were attacked with more than 120,000 modifications of malware in the first half of 2018. This is according to a new IoT report released by Kaspersky Lab.
Mastercard becomes first global sponsor for League of Legends esports
19-09-2018 | 12:19:00
Mastercard today announced a multi-year partnership with Riot Games to become the first global sponsor for League of Legends esports, the largest esport in the world.
Africa’s entertainment and media industry in wave of convergence, PWC
19-09-2018 | 11:55:17
Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence.
MallforAfrica invests in Chinese brands
19-09-2018 | 08:39:09
MallforAfrica (MFA), Africa's largest e-commerce platform, has announced its customers will now be able to purchase products from the most sought-after Chinese brands.
Ushahidi unveils new messaging app for team members
19-09-2018 | 07:53:00
Known as TenFour, Ushahidi says it built the check-in application after one of them was involved in a terrorist attack and it needed a quick way to check in with each other in critical situations.
10 startups shortlisted for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 awards
19-09-2018 | 06:57:06
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has named the top 10 startups that will compete for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards.
ALU and MEST partner with Nairobi Garage for their Kenyan operations
19-09-2018 | 06:38:00
The African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST) are launching their operations in Kenya in partnership with Nairobi Garage.
[Nigeria] Access Bank, WorldRemit in instant money transfers deal
19-09-2018 | 06:12:00
International digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Access Bank for instant money transfers to Access Bank accounts in Nigeria.
ESET East Africa wins Cyber Security Company Of The Year award
19-09-2018 | 06:10:29
ESET East Africa has been voted the Cyber Security Company of the year at the 2018 Digital Inclusion Awards (DIA).
[Rwanda] Blockbonds introduces airtime purchase via Spenn app
19-09-2018 | 06:04:00
Norwegian fintech company Blockbonds has announced that in addition to the current features, users will now be able to purchase airtime in Rwanda directly from the SPENN app.
[Kenya] Safaricom data center attains tier 3 certification
18-09-2018 | 14:07:32
Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, thus joining elite data centers in the world to be certified by the leading Data Center Authority.
Egypt’s software piracy drop, legal reforms boost foreign investment
18-09-2018 | 09:02:00
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.
Nestlé, Ashoka launch program to mentor Social Entrepreneurs in Africa
18-09-2018 | 08:58:00
Nestlé and Ashoka have kick-started a social investment accelerator program to accelerate social entrepreneurship and boost the economic development of Africa on 10th September 2018.
[Uganda] Block Commodities, Pure Grow launch food pilot project
18-09-2018 | 08:15:00
Block Commodities Limited, the innovative commodity trader operating in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Pure Grow Africa Limited supplier of high-quality agricultural produce based in Uganda.
Tigo Tanzania launches 4G+ network
18-09-2018 | 06:04:00
Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company Tigo, has heightened the availability of ultra-fast digital experience for data customers in the country with the launch of 4G+ network.
Abra targets African investors with cryptocurrency platform
17-09-2018 | 13:26:48
Global currency wallet and exchange Abra has added super-private cryptocurrency Monero to its platform in a move it says is aimed directly at helping emerging economies - including Africa - drive a revolution in global financial inclusion
Study shows children’s online activities Nigeria - Kaspersky report
17-09-2018 | 09:38:00
Kaspersky Lab has revealed the online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules.
Algerian police adopts sample tracking software to bolster operations
17-09-2018 | 06:37:00
Algeria’s national police force, has implemented STACS-CW Enterprise sample tracking and quality control software at their forensic DNA laboratory in Algiers.
MoneyGram and Zeepay launch new money transfer service in Ghana
14-09-2018 | 09:09:47
International money transfer company, MoneyGram and Zeepay, a mobile financial services company, have unveiled a new partnership that enables customers around the world to send money directly to more than 11 million mobile wallets in Ghana.
[Kenya Business Week] Smart cities, a panacea for urban population
14-09-2018 | 06:57:14
As urban population hits unprecedented highs putting pressure on key amenities like housing, transport water and sanitation experts are mulling new and innovative ways to create smarter inclusive and sustainable cities.
[South Africa Business Week] Monash South Africa is now AdvTech owned
13-09-2018 | 18:08:00
ADvTECH has announced the acquisition of Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading South African private tertiary education institution with students from more than 50 countries.
PesaPal opens new office in Arusha
13-09-2018 | 14:20:11
The new Arusha offices are in addition to its offices in Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam as the company seeks to support its growth strategy particularly in the hospitality and retail segment.
SUDPAY named winner of Senegal round of Seedstars World
13-09-2018 | 13:55:00
SUDPAY, a startup that allows municipalities to mobilize more revenue by digitizing the collection of local taxes and financially including merchants is the winner of Seedstars Dakar.
Vibrant mobile money market drives Somalia’s economy
13-09-2018 | 13:32:44
Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3–4 percent, according to the third Somalia Economic Update (SEU) published by the World Bank.
Kenyans schools benefit from Camara Education e-learning project
13-09-2018 | 08:30:00
Two schools in Kenya have benefited from an e-learning project led by Camara Education in conjunction with Dell and Computer Aid.
Taxify announces new feature to help boost driver earnings
13-09-2018 | 07:35:38
The Driver Destinations feature will allow drivers to indicate they’re going and then synchronize it with the Taxify app for drivers to find and connect with trips that are on their way.
Mastercard introduces a global trade platform for businesses
13-09-2018 | 07:17:00
Mastercard has partnered with Microsoft to introduce Mastercard Track, a global trade platform that will simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other.
[South Africa] Sygnia shares begin trading on A2X
13-09-2018 | 07:08:00
Sygnia shares begin trading on A2X today under share code SYG. Sygnia is the eleventh issuer to secondary list on the exchange. Sygnia retains its primary listing on the JSE.
Vodacom Tanzania inks deal with Google Play to simplify app purchase
13-09-2018 | 06:58:00
The leading mobile network operator, Vodacom Tanzania has signed a partnership deal with Google to give customers the option to pay for content on the Google Play Store using Vodacom Airtime balance.
Nedbank, Mastercard unveil payment system for South Africa businesses
12-09-2018 | 11:08:00
Nedbank has partnered with Mastercard to launch Qkr! with Masterpass, a mobile order-ahead and payment platform developed by Mastercard Labs.
Africa PC market stabilizes as tablet demand plummets, IDC
12-09-2018 | 08:22:09
The Africa and Middle East personal computing devices market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 7.7% year on year in Q2 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Loon sends a single internet connection 1000km across seven balloons
12-09-2018 | 06:39:24
Loon, the Alphabet company that is planning to launch balloon-powered internet connectivity in Kenya next year, has successfully sent a test internet connection 1,000 kilometers across seven balloons.
Oracle hosts its Impact Technology Summit in Nairobi
12-09-2018 | 06:19:07
Oracle yesterday announced its Impact Technology Summit, hosted in Nairobi and geared towards driving awareness of emerging technologies and their impact on business.
Kenyan new online retailer Hashmart bets big on electronics
12-09-2018 | 05:51:52
Hashmart Kenya, which specializes in electronics says it is positioning itself to give established players in e-commerce segment a run for their money.
Mastercard and Vodacom launch first online card in Tanzania
12-09-2018 | 05:38:49
Mastercard has partnered with Vodacom and BancABC to introduce the first online card in Tanzania – the M-Pesa virtual card.
Comsol and Samsung lead SA into a brave new era of 5G
11-09-2018 | 13:12:00
Comsol Networks, a leading provider of enterprise-grade wireless infrastructure, and Samsung South Africa have lit up Vilakazi Street in Soweto with a live 5G pilot network.
Nigeria, SA and Ivory Coast are Africa's highest reading populations
11-09-2018 | 08:22:00
Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announced on the International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018.
China Mobile International Limited opens South African office
11-09-2018 | 07:39:18
China Mobile International Limited (CMI) has opened a South African office in Johannesburg.
[South Africa] Vodacom invests over R270 million in Limpopo Province
11-09-2018 | 06:52:09
Vodacom region has announced that it has invested over a quarter of a billion rands on capital expenditure over the past two years, targeted primarily at expanding its 3G and 4G footprint.
China Telecom selects SA's Teraco as location for inter-connection hub
10-09-2018 | 11:45:00
China Telecom Africa and Middle East has today announced that it is establishing an inter-connection network and telecommunications hub to support growing traffic demands at Teraco Data Environments.
Blockbank partners with Kenya's Spire Bank to spur crypto banking
10-09-2018 | 11:30:00
One of the leading commercial banks in Kenya, Spire Bank, will be instrumental in facilitating a wide variety of international Crytpto banking activity in association with Blockbank.
[South Africa] Vodacom spends $17 million on Limpopo province networks
07-09-2018 | 13:00:00
Vodacom has announced that it has invested over R270 million, approximately $17 million on capital expenditure over the past two years, targeted primarily at expanding its 3G and 4G footprint.
Virtual Crypto Technologies enters SADC region through partnership
07-09-2018 | 06:07:00
Virtual Crypto Technologies, Inc.has signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement with a third-party company Virtual Crypto SA Ltd. to begin selling the Company's products in the Southern African Region.
[Nigeria] Hashcash and banks partner to deepen financial inclusion
07-09-2018 | 06:05:00
Conventionally one is prone to associate blockchain exclusively to cryptocurrency, often bypassing the technology’s versatility to solve a wider range of financial problems.
[Nigeria Business Week] Forging bonds at new levels, China bets higher
06-09-2018 | 20:46:00
At first glance, it seems business as usual, but that could not be farther from reality. Business has never been more positive, rapid, nor disruptive.
Kenyan solar startup Agsol selected for Microsoft Airband Grant Fund
06-09-2018 | 11:36:36
Kenyan solar startup Gasol is among three startups that have been selected for Microsoft’s third annual Airband Grant Fund.
Mauritius enlists Motorola Solutions support in disaster response
06-09-2018 | 08:58:00
In recent years, rapid urbanization trends have been accompanied by global climate changes and a dramatic increase of natural disasters.
[South Africa] Four fintechs selected for AlphaCode’s R2.5m program
06-09-2018 | 07:42:00
Four businesses that are shaking up financial services have been named as finalists in AlphaCode’s recently launched accelerator programme, AlphaCode Accelerate.
[Nigeria] UBA’s chat banker, Leo, launched on WhatsApp
06-09-2018 | 07:00:00
Pan-African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa has announced the commencement of its chat banker ‘Leo’ on the WhatsApp platform.
Telkom Kenya unveils 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi
06-09-2018 | 06:54:49
In a bid to cater for the growing demand for data, Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites within Nairobi and its environs.
Art Selfie by Google goes live in Kenya
06-09-2018 | 06:23:50
Art Selfie is a tool that connects art lovers with thousands of art pieces that resemble their face from art galleries across the world went live following experiments in the US that began in January.
Africans spent more than 4 million hours reading online in 2018
05-09-2018 | 13:18:00
African mobile users have spent more than 4 million hours reading books on their mobile phones in 2018 according to Opera and Worldreader.
Kenya hosts first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit
05-09-2018 | 11:01:45
Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on the continent.
Kenya Red Cross and Safaricom roll out disaster warning SMS tool
05-09-2018 | 07:43:50
The Kenya Red Cross Society has partnered with Safaricom to introduce an SMS based information tool to provide timely early warnings for disasters and lessen the adverse effects on communities.
Kasha, Rwanda’s online health and beauty store launches in Kenya
05-09-2018 | 06:52:00
Rwanda Based women health and personal care e-commerce and mobile platform Kasha, has launched its operations in Kenya.
Kenya’s most Google-searched items in August 2018
05-09-2018 | 06:25:00
Sports betting platforms dominated the list of search items by Kenyans once again showing how betting is becoming a national past time.
Logistics platform Bwala Africa closes Ksh 24 million debt financing
05-09-2018 | 06:10:13
Bwala Group, a Kenyan last mile logistics marketplace has secured a Ksh 24m debt financing from South African-based bank CFC Stanbic to meet the rising demand for last mile fleet connectivity.
China loans Nigeria $328m to boost ICT sector
04-09-2018 | 10:12:00
As part of efforts to grow Nigeria's Information and Communication Technology sector, the Export-Import Bank of China will provide a loan of $328 million to support the country.
Africa registry launches gateway solution for domain names in Africa
04-09-2018 | 07:48:00
African companies selling domain names today or planning to in the future deserve the same range of products and services to sell enjoyed by their peers in Europe, the US and Asia.
MainOne expands operations to Cote D’Ivoire, unveils $20m investment
04-09-2018 | 07:47:00
MainOne has reiterated its commitment to leading the digital transformation efforts of the Francophone region with an initial investment of $20m on cable landing and data centre projects in Cote D’Ivoire within the next 24 months.
Somali President tours Huawei's Executive Briefing Center in Beijing
04-09-2018 | 06:52:32
As part of his visit to China on the sidelines of the FOCAC Summit, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo visited Huawei's Beijing Executive Briefing Center and met with Yi Xiang, Senior Vice President at Huawei.
More Huawei innovations to speed up digital transformation in Botswana
04-09-2018 | 06:39:00
On his state visit to China, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana expressed that Botswana looks forward to cooperating in depth with Huawei, to promote socio-economic development and achieve sustainable development of Botswana through digital transformation.
MainOne, Minkels in expansion of largest Tier III+ Data centre in W/A
04-09-2018 | 05:34:00
MainOne and data centre supplier Minkels – part of the publicly traded company Legrand have announced the second phase of the project.
[Kenya] Finserve unveils Africa’s first keyboard app, mKey
03-09-2018 | 11:46:04
Finserve has launched mKey, Africa’s first keyboard app.
[Column] Mimi Kalinda: Strategic communication vital to Africa’s DNA
03-09-2018 | 11:40:56
Innovation is a critical part Africa’s DNA, but it only plays a part in shaping the continent’s narrative when the world becomes aware of it.
[Kenya] Safaricom introduces measures to curb sim fraud
03-09-2018 | 07:08:21
Safaricom has announced new security measures to address the issue of SIM swap fraud.
[Kenya] CA launches system to measure telcos services to customers
31-08-2018 | 13:58:27
Communications Authority of Kenya, (CA) has launched a new system to measure quality of services provided to consumers on mobile telephony networks.
MAXIMeyes acquires Kenya’s Bamba technology
31-08-2018 | 11:33:00
Maximeyes Group, a business incubator and investor in the UK, has acquired the Bamba Group, a Kenyan boutique data collection agency.
[Kenya Business Week] New energy frontiers, more business deals
31-08-2018 | 06:27:00
It has been another busy week for anchor sectors in Kenya with more investors, landmark deals and strategic partnerships pointing to Kenya as the investment destination for the region.
[Nigeria] Mobile payments record 4.1% growth in three months
30-08-2018 | 12:40:41
From April to June, a total of 20.7 million transactions were carried out in the country through the mobile payment platforms.
[Nigeria] Azimo partners with Interswitch for cross-border payments
30-08-2018 | 12:22:18
European digital money transfer Azimo has announced a partnership with African payments firm Interswitch Group.
[Kenya] National Construction Week to support govt's big four agenda
30-08-2018 | 12:10:53
Kenya’s second National Construction Week at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.
Avanti launches operations in South Africa
30-08-2018 | 10:21:00
Avanti Communications, a satellite operator providing Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, announces the official launch of its South Africa-based operations as of 29 August 2018.