South Africans can now use Masterpass, a global digital payment service by Mastercard, to pay for goods and services at over 20,000 Zapper merchants in South Africa using their smartphones.
Zensar, a digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital transformation journey, has partnered with Education Africa to sponsor 10 students from the region.
Microsoft’s latest mobile offering, Kaizala Pro, a mobile app that improves the way businesses communicate and collaborate, has been launched in Kenya.
As part of their shared mission to boost financial inclusion throughout Nigeria, financial inclusion company, Oradian, and the Association of Non-Bank Microfinance Institution of Nigeria, ANMFIN, have launched a strategic partnership.
The designing process of the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) Digital Platform for women entrepreneurs has commenced following the kick-off workshop held at the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia.
The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo, AUC Venture Lab and Temenos, the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo.
Miles Software, the global fintech giant in the Wealth, Asset, Portfolio management and Custody business, has announced the strategic partnership with SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd (SBM) and SBM (NBFC) Holdings Ltd to launch their flagship technology platform.
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has automated a number of its services to improve efficiency and turnaround time for better service delivery.
Nigerian financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc has upgraded its Mobile App to include Qwerty Banking, a new feature that enables users perform banking transactions while chatting on any social messaging platform.
Kenya is eyeing top positions in ICT organizations in the continental and at the global level. In Africa, Kenya is seeking the Secretary General’s seat of the African Telecommunications Union, the continental ICT body.
Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide the latter with virtual fixed voice services.
A Nigerian has harnessed the power of apps to bring Nigerians a social media app with a twist.The app is Worldjunction for iPhone and the developer company is Worldjunction LLC from Nigeria.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics has signed an agreement with Jumia, a company specialising in e-commerce, and the Cameroon Customs to facilitate e-commerce in Cameroon and contribute to its development.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange- listed Altron has unveiled a new brand which ushers in a significant shift ensuring that the company goes to market under a single identity.
Pan-African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) who recently clinched the Euromoney awards as the Best Digital Bank in Africa, is once again asserting itself as a pace setter, moving in leaps and bounds in unchartered territory.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has launched X-Pay, the e-payment platform for the Exchange that will enable users to conveniently make payments for products, services, events and trainings offered by the bourse.
Blue Label Technology Solutions, value-added distributor to many leading southern African IT channel partners, has appointed industry veteran Ricky Correia as General Manager.
Bharti Airtel and Telecom Egypt have announced a strategic partnership, where Airtel will get IRUs (Indefeasible Right of Use) on Middle East North Africa Submarine Cable (MENA Cable) and TE North Cable Systems.
International organisations have shown an increased interest in the Nigerian economy since the stablization of the dollar and the exit from the recent crisis that befell the country.
As part of its accelerated rural coverage programme, Vodacom has announced that it will launch over 200 new rural network sites across all nine provinces in the year ahead
Family Bank customers, and non-customers to the Bank, will now access instant loans and also set investment goals for periods between 3 to 12 months, earning attractive interest.
Wirecard, the global innovation company in digital financial technology has launched secureEFT in South Africa.
The 2018 Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa featured five technologies that will have a high business impact within two years.
SAP Skills for Africa has kicked off its first ever programme in Nigeria at an orientation event held in Lagos.
In Nigeria, a country of nearly 200 million people, 61% of the adult population is un- or underbanked.
Google has launched a Google Station to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria.
Network and software company 128 Technology, has announced a commercial deployment of its 128T Session Smart Networking Platform with CMC Networks in South Africa.
The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has completed the migration of its manual procurement to the new Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) platform.
Liquid Telecom has delivered the first Microsoft ExpressRoute service peering in Africa – offering customers better performance, tighter security and lower latency.
Hospitals across the continent are confronted with challenges brought by technological disruption and increased demands.
South Korea's largest telecommunications company, completed a new digital system for national identification in Tanzania, marking major progress for the company in Africa as KT continues to tap into new business opportunities throughout the continent.
Mastercard and Entersekt have collaborated to enable Nedbank’s customers to make QR payments to Masterpass, Pay@, SnapScan, and Zapper merchants and billers through the Nedbank Money app.
Today the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences announces the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence in partnership with Facebook and Google.
Duduzile Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of South African non-profit organization, Project Isizwe, an organization dedicated to bringing internet access to the populace.
Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, will be the first on the continent to receive Google's free public Wi-Fi service, the company has announced.
Telecommunications operator, Telkom, and Loon, a subsidiary of Alphabet, have announced the signing of a definitive agreement to pilot an innovative new 4G/LTE access network service in Kenya.
UBA Kenya, part of Lagos-based banking multinational UBA Group, has unveiled an interactive chat banker that enables customers to make use of their social media accounts to carry out transactions.
The GSMA has announced the findings of its latest report, ‘Reforming mobile sector taxation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Enabling economic growth through a supportive tax system’.
Andela, the company building high-performing engineering teams with Africa's most talented software developers, has launched a pan-African technology hub in its fourth African market: Kigali, Rwanda.
Mastercard has partnered with Selcom to enable local businesses and merchants to accept interoperable digital payments, many for the first time.
Open Source technology and services specialist Obsidian Systems is proud to announce that it has become an official HashiCorp partner and will provide the South African market with access to next generation data centre management solutions.
Credit protection company TransUnion and South Africa's first vehicle valuation & verification app FirstCheck have partnered to launch South Africa’s first consumer-focused vehicle checking app.
Africa Data Centres (ADC) has named Stephane Duproz as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.
While corporate connectivity will provide the foundations of a growing economy, the provision of technology solutions within the SME sector will ensure Zimbabwe’s growth path is as inclusive and wide-ranging as possible.
Two leading independent analyst groups have confirmed that Vodacom has South Africa’s fastest 4G network and overall fastest network, respectively.
Close to $100m of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector.
Nigeria Customs Service is among the global early adopters of the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service which has recently been introduced.
Multinational technology company, Cisco, has appointed Clayton Naidoo as the new general manager for Sub Saharan Africa.
Diamond Trust Bank Uganda (DTB) has announced that it will be offering Mastercard’s premium card payment solutions in the country, which includes the Mastercard Gold Debit Card and Platinum Credit Card.
As Africa faces emerging opportunities to help deliver efficient, affordable and reliable electricity to consumers, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business has unveiled a whitepaper on the “Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa.”
Pan-Africa’s pioneer Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce platform for made in Africa products, AFRIMART, has officially been launched.
More than half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by 2025, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series.
Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecom, MTN (Pty) Ltd
GreenTec Capital has announced its investment into Bismart Insurance from Kenya. Leveraging on cutting edge technology, the company provides a digital interface to offer insurance products and services across Africa.
DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced its partnership with e-commerce giant, MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa, to help online retailers bring African-made products to the US and global market.
Community Internet service provider, poa! internet on Thursday launched Kenya’s first village home Internet service. The internet provider is offering unlimited Wi-Fi into homes around Ting’ang’a, Kiambu County.
There is no shortage of opinions with regards to what needs to be done to improve economies of Africa. Experts from diverse fields advocate for different solutions, some tailored to fit their field interests, others seeming to stem from a place of general betterment.
Kifle Bantayehu is an Ethiopian entrepreneur, consulting professional and policy strategist. He founded in 2016 Afrinection, a platform that closes several gaping holes in the African employment and investment market.
AfricaOnline, one of the largest ISPs in Nambia, has launched a wireless broadband network powered by RADWIN’s JET 5GHz Point-to-Multipoint smart Beamforming solutions.
WatchBox, the global ecommerce platform for the buying, selling, and trading of pre-owned luxury timepieces has announced its expansion into South Africa through a strategic partnership with Topwatch.
TFhost, the leading Domain Name registrar and Hosting Service Company has emerged as the overall best local hosting company in Nigeria for the year 2018.
Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education.
MainOne, West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider has appointed Etienne Kouadio Doh as General Manager, Francophone West Africa.
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions and software developer, iWMS, have enabled South African third-party logistics provider Monteagle Logistics to evolve its operations with the automated supply chain of tomorrow.
In line with its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, the Buhari administration would be actively supporting Google's Next Billion users plan intended to ensure greater digital access in Nigeria and around the world.
SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability has been unveiled.
walletdoc, a South African fintech startup, has launched a new way for businesses to collect more money from customers using easy and secure online credit and debit card payments on invoices and statements.
TomTom has strengthened its position in Africa by buying out the minority shareholders of TomTom Africa (Pty) Ltd. Consequently, TomTom increases its ownership from 76 to 100 per cent.
Yahsat plans to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in Ivory Coast through CEE-NET, Isocel in The Benin, and through both Teledata and Comsys in Ghana.
Honeywell International Inc. has confirmed the first installations of its JetWave™ satellite communications hardware in Africa, bringing a high-speed, global and consistent in-flight Wi-Fi solution to business jets in Africa.
In its largest infrastructure build project to date, African neutral data centre provider has announced that it will be expanding the Teraco Isando Campus (JB1).
Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University has today launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement and the French Institute of South Africa.
The International Services arm of TIM Group, and Tunisie Telecom have announced the upgrade of Tunisie Telecom’s international IP transit connectivity.
Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr have signed an amendment of the national roaming agreement sealed in June 2017. The amendment provides better financial and service quality terms availing improved commercial conditions for Telecom Egypt.
Liquid Telecom has partnered with AfriLabs, the largest network organisation of 100 innovation centres across 30 African countries, to explore new ways to support local start-ups and promote sustainable innovation across Africa.
MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, has announced the acquisition of PropSys, a property software solution provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nokia and Sudatel are to trial Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G and 5G mobile technologies along with Nokia's fixed fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) portfolio to enhance the mobile and residential broadband experience in Sudan.
Ugandans are turning to Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent the government's "social media tax", according to leading VPN comparison site BestVPN.com.
Internet connectivity in Kroonstad stands to benefit as FibreCo Telecommunications completes its roll out of fibre in the town, making reliable high-speed broadband connectivity more accessible to the community.
Vodafone Ghana has indicated it would be able to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) after dealing with some debt restructuring issues with the government.
A delegation from Vodacom Limpopo was joined by Chief Nemubvumoni Fhatuwani Alfree and scores of community members at the unveiling of a new base station site in Duvheledza village, located in the Thulamela Municipality.
MainOne’s Data Centre subsidiary, MDXI has just received its Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute.
Stephen Maina Ndungu is the Co-founder and CEO of the Dutch-Kenyan software development company Competa Millman.
NEC XON is creating three new Cyber Defence Operations Centres (CDOC), one in Nigeria, another in Senegal, and the third in Mauritius in addition to the existing facilities in South Africa.
Blue Turtle, a player in enterprise technology management, has unveiled a new go-to-market strategy that will assist financial services companies to better make use of new technology to drive business.
Opera News reached 10 million downloads in Africa in just six months since its launch in January 2018. The news app experienced a spike in downloads after its recent update included a football World Cup channel.
GFI Software Aurea SMB Solutions has signed a new distribution agreement for South Africa with Ingram Micro, one of the world's largest wholesale technology distributors.
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.
Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft today introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers.
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.
The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) has launched its knowledge platform coming after the historic signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
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,