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RS Components launches e-commerce platform for Sub-Saharan Africa
22-06-2018 | 11:07:00
RS Components has launched the Africa e commerce site to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries.
CutterCroix expands into South Africa with National Glass Distribution
22-06-2018 | 09:27:08
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.
[Kenya] Safaricom targets 100k farmers with digifarm depot in Meru
22-06-2018 | 07:04:58
Safaricom in partnership with iProcure, FarmDrive and Arifu have opened four Digifarm depots in Meru County of Eastern Kenya.
Vodacom introduces Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers
21-06-2018 | 09:31:00
Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft today introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers.
[Namibia] NORED engages Headway to improve IT service delivery
21-06-2018 | 08:19:00
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.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Achieving blended learning in Africa
21-06-2018 | 07:44:17
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 debuts three smartphones on Android Oreo system in Africa
21-06-2018 | 06:19:28
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.
Online platform launched to support Africa Free Trade Agreement
20-06-2018 | 10:34:00
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, ECA to grow and protect startups
20-06-2018 | 08:16:00
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 repositions Enterprise division to power businesses
20-06-2018 | 06:21:46
Telkom Kenya has repositioned its Telkom Enterprise Division promising to enhance Kenya’s business growth.
MyBucks secures funding for SME finance in Uganda
19-06-2018 | 11:44:48
Frankfurt-listed FinTech, MyBucks S.A. had secured a term loan facility arranged by Symbiotics S.A to finance SME lending in Uganda.
[Kenya] Safaricom launches loyalty drive to reward MPESA customers
19-06-2018 | 06:31:56
Kenyan telecommunication company Safaricom has launched a loyalty promotion that seeks to reward all M-PESA customers and agents.
Africar Group now available in 40 countries
19-06-2018 | 06:18:07
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 and Africa Mobile Network in deal to expand network access
18-06-2018 | 08:44:00
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.
SEACOM upgrades its subsea cable system to 1.5Tbps
18-06-2018 | 06:28:00
Pan African Telecom company, SEACOM, has upgraded its key submarine network system from its Southern and Eastern African coastline landings into Europe at a total capacity of 1.5Tbps.
Africa Middle East and Europe smartphone markets hit record value, IDC
18-06-2018 | 06:23:00
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.
[South Africa] Sims Recycling gets responsible recycling certification
15-06-2018 | 10:15:00
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
Ugandan innovation wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
14-06-2018 | 11:22:24
A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
Techno and Microsoft launch agriculture platform for African farmers
14-06-2018 | 08:50:35
Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop yields and increase income.
Upskilling, Gig Economy become ways to fight youth unemployment in SA
14-06-2018 | 08:09:00
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.
[South Africa] e4 launches BondTracker app
14-06-2018 | 07:48:00
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.
Commonwealth introduces African countries to new debt management tech
14-06-2018 | 06:19:11
New cutting edge technology, developed by the Commonwealth, could help governments in Eastern and Southern Africa to manage their debt.
TFhost nominated for Four NiRA awards categories
13-06-2018 | 06:09:59
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 ink fibre connectivity deal
12-06-2018 | 12:58:55
Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink have announces the signature of a binding Memorandum of Understanding to deliver subsea fibre connectivity to Cabo Verde.
Freshworks expands to South Africa
12-06-2018 | 10:36:48
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.
Africa Code Week targets 600,000 youth with digital skills
12-06-2018 | 10:22:49
The 2018 edition of Africa Code Week (ACW) has kicked-off in Madagascar with its first-part series of Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops.
AfriLabs admits 40 new hubs across Africa
12-06-2018 | 08:04:00
AfriLabs, a network of technology and innovation hubs across Africa has admitted 40 new hubs; its largest hub admission to date into its network.
Salah Goss to lead Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion in Kenya
12-06-2018 | 06:18:00
Mastercard has announced that Salah Goss has been appointed as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, based in Nairobi, Kenya
Blockchain transforms antenatal care in Tanzania
12-06-2018 | 06:14:28
In a significant milestone for mobile technology and healthcare access, the first baby “born on the blockchain” is due to be delivered in Tanzania.
[Uganda] Winch Energy and iWayAfrica partner to launch The Winch Hub
11-06-2018 | 13:04:00
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.
[Nigeria] NigComSat upgrades iDirect network
08-06-2018 | 10:15:00
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
Cameroon to boost e-commerce with new Commonwealth strategy
07-06-2018 | 12:00:00
Businesses in Cameroon are poised to take advantage of new proposals to boost their digital economy.
Sprint enhances South Africa network capabilities
07-06-2018 | 11:00:00
Sprint has announced the opening of a Johannesburg, South Africa Point of Presence
[Kenya] Safaricom in deal with Kwese for worldcup live streaming
07-06-2018 | 09:00:00
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.
Intelsat joins Smart Africa digital transformation drive
07-06-2018 | 07:04:14
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, announced that it has joined Smart Africa.
First Bank Nigeria, WorldRemit in digital money transfer partnership
06-06-2018 | 06:10:00
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.
Nigerians activate 11.2 million lines in one month
05-06-2018 | 08:18:00
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.
[Zambia] Ingenico rolls out biometric system for subsidy programme
05-06-2018 | 06:00:00
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 widens Microsoft Azure Stack availability in Africa
04-06-2018 | 13:15:50
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 announces plans for contactless payments in Africa
04-06-2018 | 09:26:52
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 unveils mobile banking app
04-06-2018 | 09:23:00
I&M Bank Rwanda Ltd has unveiled SPENN, a free mobile banking app covering both personal and business accounts.
OROBO allows cross border remittances in West and East Africa
01-06-2018 | 06:49:00
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 adopts new IP policy improving access to medicine
01-06-2018 | 06:37:00
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.
[Kenya Business Week] Power to businesses
31-05-2018 | 15:18:54
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 seeks ICT partnership with African countries
31-05-2018 | 10:48:00
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.
[Tanzania] Tigo Pesa Masterpass QR payments solution goes live
31-05-2018 | 08:34:00
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] Telkom expands 4G Network in Nairobi and environs
31-05-2018 | 08:30:00
Kenya Mobile service providerTelkom has announced a further expansion of its 4G-network in Nairobi and its environs.
[South Africa] Cell C concludes roaming agreement with MTN
31-05-2018 | 08:01:00
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.
East Africa Cybersecurity Clinic Launched
31-05-2018 | 07:29:00
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
Kate Mollett appointed Veeam Regional Manager for South Africa
30-05-2018 | 12:45:00
Veeam® Software, Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise company has appointed Kate Mollett as the Regional Manager for South Africa.
MoneyGram launches money transfer service to all bank accounts in Ghana
30-05-2018 | 10:38:00
MoneyGram has launched a money transfer service directly to any bank account in Ghana.
[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: The speed of Technology- Bucks have become bits and bytes
30-05-2018 | 08:27:50
Technology is becoming increasingly safe, online shopping is not a rarity anymore, even here in Namibia.
Clarivate Analytics partners with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank to power the first Arabic citation index
30-05-2018 | 06:08:00
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
[Ghana] MODEC selects Icertis to reduce risk, improve compliance in vendor contracting
30-05-2018 | 06:04:00
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 to borrow US $84.73 Million from Exim Bank of China to finance tech skills enhancement
29-05-2018 | 14:53:00
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
Uganda hosts Africa Blockchain technology conference
29-05-2018 | 14:13:00
Blockchain technology removes opaqueness in business and replaces it with total transparency says Uganda President Yoweri Museveni
Global IT summit generates 35 proposals using the power of artificial intelligence
29-05-2018 | 12:53:00
Annual AI for Good Global Summit successfully connects experts in artificial intelligence and humanitarian action to advance sustainable development
Uganda regulator conducts a study to support access and usage of ICTs by People with Disabilities
29-05-2018 | 09:36:48
Uganda Communication Commision is undertaking a comprehensive study to inform critical interventions related to promoting access and usage of ICTs by People With Disabilities
Smiles Tanzania launches 4G internet in Arusha
29-05-2018 | 09:07:05
Tanzanian operator Smile Communications has introduced its high-speed 4G internet services in Arusha
Ecobank named Africa’s best and most innovative retail bank
29-05-2018 | 06:02:00
Ecobank has won two major awards at the African Banker’s prestigious ceremony held at the Paradise Hotel in Busan, South Korea.
[Column] Rahmon Ojukotola: Is Africa ready for working in the cloud?
28-05-2018 | 10:55:00
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.
Shoprite partners with Google, Standard Bank, Cellbux to launch mobile money platform
28-05-2018 | 09:55:00
Retail giant Shoprite has partnered with Standard Bank, Google and global financial technology company Celbux to launch a mobile money platform for its customers.
[South Africa] Cell C secures funding from ZTE and Huawei
28-05-2018 | 08:25:00
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 launch Internet of things services in South Africa
28-05-2018 | 07:10:00
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
25-05-2018 | 11:35:00
Touchabl Pictures has announced a raise of $20,000 Pre-seed funding from GenesysTechHub to support product development.
Clothing and electronics top products bought online in Africa, report
25-05-2018 | 09:41:38
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.
Vodacom Lesotho builds on Schools Connectivity Programme with "Pay School Fees with M-Pesa Campaign"
25-05-2018 | 08:06:03
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
24-05-2018 | 15:53:00
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.
Kenya church signs deal with Liquid Telecom to live stream services for iGeneration
24-05-2018 | 11:37:00
The new CITAM Church Online service is already reaching over 70,205 views in under 3 months
[Startup interview] Mary Mwangi, Founder and CEO, Data Integrated Limited, Kenya
24-05-2018 | 10:02:00
We have gained good traction especially in the transport sector, we were able to process over 5million transactions and about $40 million dollars in 2017 on our platform.
Nigeria launches electronic portal to woo investors
24-05-2018 | 08:36:29
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
24-05-2018 | 08:26:58
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
African IT spending predicted to reach $33.4 billion in 2018
24-05-2018 | 07:39:00
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
Microsoft launches secure connection for Kenya cloud users
24-05-2018 | 07:07:00
SEACOM will connect Kenyan companies to one of 152 Microsoft data centres including London, Dublin, and Amsterdam.
[Nigeria] Lidya raises $6.9 million in a Series A Round led by Omidyar Network
24-05-2018 | 06:42:00
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.
Freshworks in African expansion plans with strategic focus on Kenya
23-05-2018 | 12:30:00
Freshworks, a provider of cloud-based business software has announced its expansion into the African market.
Software Group secures deal to digitize operations of Metbank Zimbabwe
23-05-2018 | 10:30:00
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.
Avanti Communications bridges digital divide for 18,000 teachers and 216,000 students in Tanzania with iKnowledge project
23-05-2018 | 06:12:00
Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has been feted for its role in deepening ICT and digital skills for teachers and students in Tanzania.
Broadband Systems Corporation launches iDirect network to expand broadband service across Africa
23-05-2018 | 05:56:00
VT iDirect, Inc., iDirect, a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. has announced that Broadband Systems Corporation has selected the iDirect platform to expand its enterprise Very Small Aperture Terminal services throughout Africa.
Facebook partners with CcHub to launch NG_Hub in Lagos, its first hub space in Africa
22-05-2018 | 12:33:00
As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub.
MTN Group invested ₦225 billion in Nigeria in 2017
22-05-2018 | 07:44:00
According to the Investor Day Presentation by MTN Nigeria, 28% of MTN Group’s capital expenditure for last year was allocated to the Nigeria arm.
Terrestrial fibre still mother of all bottlenecks in Africa say experts at Africa Panel Session
22-05-2018 | 06:49:54
The Africa Panel session at ITW challenged African policymakers to proffer incentives to encourage the deployment of broadband infrastructure of scale to support the rollout of much-needed infrastructure to rural areas.
Egyptian Parliament approves law to combat cybercrime
21-05-2018 | 12:41:00
The Egyptian parliament has preliminarily approved a draft law for fighting cybercrimes, pending a final vote when two thirds of Parliament attend the session.
[Startup Interview] Renaldo Bothma, Managing Director, HomeFixer, South Africa
21-05-2018 | 11:34:00
Renaldo Bothma is a professional rugby player and founder of a new app, Homefixer, an app to help fix any household related issue at the push of a button.
AirtelTigo partners Ericsson to consolidate and upgrade its network in Ghana
21-05-2018 | 10:55:00
Telecom operator, AirtelTigo Ghana has partnered with Ericsson to consolidate and upgrade its network infrastructure. The partnership will enable AirtelTigo to unify its network assets between former Tigo and Airtel.
[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: Namibia poises to embrace the new 'smartified' world
21-05-2018 | 10:32:00
The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians. Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real world benefits enabled through connectivity.
Comsol, Verizon and Samsung collaborate to launch 5G trials in South Africa
21-05-2018 | 07:55:00
Comsol Networks, a provider of enterprise-grade Layer 2 fixed wireless infrastructure, has announced a collaboration with global technology giants Verizon and Samsung, to launch 5G fixed wireless trials in South Africa.
[South Africa] FNB introduces selfie authentication in account opening
18-05-2018 | 13:15:00
FNB has announced that SMEs can now completely switch or open a new bank account in less than five minutes through selfie authentication and digital KYC on the FNB App.
Emerging technologies to create $1 billion in new revenue streams in the South African ICT market, Frost & Sullivan report
18-05-2018 | 11:46:54
Frost & Sullivan's latest analysis, South African ICT Outlook 2018, finds emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, Fintech, and the adoption of Internet of Things are disrupting the ICT industry in South Africa.
EclecticIQ partners with Pink Elephant South Africa to grow African foothold
18-05-2018 | 06:26:14
EclecticIQ, the global provider of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) technology solutions and Fusion Center operator, has announced a partnership with IT Management specialist Pink Elephant in South Africa.
[Kenya] Safaricom Foundation launches new strategy to bolster economic empowerment, education and health
18-05-2018 | 06:13:42
Safaricom Foundation unveiled its three year strategic roadmap, which commits to focus on health, education and economic empowerment.
Mastercard, IFC partnership reaches 7.2 million new digital financial service users in Sub Saharan Africa
17-05-2018 | 15:13:05
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Mastercard Foundation have released a new report documenting the transformation underway in financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
[Kenya] Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore named East Africa CEO of the year
17-05-2018 | 15:10:52
Kenyan telecommunication company Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named the Corporate Executive of the Year at the inaugural East Africa Com Awards.
Somalia to establish first Internet Exchange Point, allowing ISPs exchange internet traffic locally
17-05-2018 | 15:07:24
Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology is facilitating the establishment of Somalia’s first Internet Exchange Point in Mogadishu.
Pan-African Bank Ecobank Wins Best Digital Strategy Award
17-05-2018 | 13:42:00
Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise in Africa
Adopt Cloud Computing Security for business transformation
17-05-2018 | 12:23:00
Organizations need to implement and manage consistent security policies across hybrid data centers and explained that data security has become a concern now that cloud storage has become more common.
German Businesses in Civil Security Technologies and Services to explore opportunities in Uganda and Rwanda
17-05-2018 | 09:12:00
AHK Services Eastern Africa Ltd, the service company of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK Kenya), in conjunction with the German- African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) is organizing a business delegation trip to Uganda and Rwanda.
Mastercard, IFC partnership reaches 7.2 million new digital financial service users in Sub Saharan Africa
17-05-2018 | 09:04:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Mastercard Foundation have released a new report documenting the transformation underway in financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
[Kenya Business Week] Deepening partnerships, growing foreign direct investment
17-05-2018 | 07:26:05
As Kenya continues to position itself as the East African regional economic supremo, it has been angling for partnerships and sealing deals that are set to have transformative impacts on key sectors of the economy.
Djibouti gets $110,000 worth of ICT equipment to fight financial crimes
17-05-2018 | 06:03:54
COMESA has handed over Information and Communications Technology equipment and analytical software worth over $ 110,000 to the Djibouti Financial Intelligence Unit.