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[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.
[South Africa] Vodacom invests $21m in rural internet connectivity
20-09-2018 | 12:57:00
Vodacom Eastern Cape region has embarked on a crucial network investment drive in that province and has already invested R300 million, about $21 million, over the past three years to ramp up network investment in deep rural areas of the Eastern Cape.
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.
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.
[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.
Alibaba Cloud and Kenyan Ministry bet on IoT to protect wildlife
20-09-2018 | 06:32:00
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud-computing arm of Alibaba Group, and Kenya's Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife have agreed to explore a strategic collaboration to deploy Alibaba Cloud’s technology to support the Kenya Wildlife Protection Project.
MainOne picks TE SubCom to extend cable system to francophone region
20-09-2018 | 05:56:08
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology has secured a contract from connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne.
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.
OLX Group invests ZAR 1.4 billion in South Africa’s Webuycars
19-09-2018 | 08:46:00
Naspers’ Classifieds business, OLX Group, has announced an investment of ZAR 1.4 billion in South Africa’s specialised car buying service, Webuycars.
[South Africa] Naspers to separately list as MultiChoice Group on JSE
19-09-2018 | 07:40:00
Naspers has announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders.
[South Africa] Netsol Technologies implements CMS for German client
19-09-2018 | 06:00:00
NETSOL Technologies, Inc., a global business services and enterprise application solutions provider, has successfully implemented its NFS Ascent Contract Management System (CMS) in South Africa for a leading German auto captive.
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.
Egypt’s software piracy drop boosts foreign investment, study
17-09-2018 | 11:58:00
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach 59 per cent, the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.
[Kenya] ImpalaPay partners with World Capacity Builders
17-09-2018 | 11:42:23
World Capacity builders, a British Colombian company, and ImpalaPay Limited a Fintech operating in Kenya recently signed an MOU and are officially strategic partners.
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.
VueTel in $1.2 million plan to connect USA and Africa via data, voice
14-09-2018 | 13:36:00
Global telecommunication firm VueTel has announced it that plans to continue its $1.2 million investment to expand its wholesale voice and data services to help U.S. companies better connect with African countries.
Philips launches first app based portable ultrasound system in Africa
14-09-2018 | 13:12:00
Philips Africa has announced the introduction of Lumify, its first App-Based ultrasound system that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications to a broader network of healthcare providers using mobile technology.
Orange invests in MainOne’s West Africa submarine cable system
14-09-2018 | 11:34:00
Telecommunication company Orange and MainOne Cable Company have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system, MainOne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yahsat unveils ka-band satellite broadband services in Africa
11-09-2018 | 07:51:03
Yahsat, a global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES) have partnered to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia.
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.
NIC Bank Kenya selects Newgen to drive digital transformation
10-09-2018 | 07:17:54
NIC Bank Kenya PLC has announced that it has successfully transformed multiple banking processes, using Newgen's Business Process Management based banking solutions.
[South Africa] GSC acquires Megapro Holdings
10-09-2018 | 06:56:00
Global Sports Commerce (GSC), one of the world's largest sports, technology and management companies, has acquired a strategic stake in South African-based company Megapro Holdings.
[Kenya] Safaricom to unveil new data packages
10-09-2018 | 06:32:00
Safaricom has announced improvement of data experience for customers and will in the next few months announce new data packages in line with their needs.
[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.
Internet Solutions rolls out upgraded network in Nigeria
06-09-2018 | 11:23:00
Internet Solutions, a pan-African telecommunications services provider, has launched the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in Africa, which is currently live across more than 300 sites in Nigeria.
[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.
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.
[Nigeria] Tizeti secures $3 million Series A funding, mulls expansion
05-09-2018 | 11:48:25
Nigerian ISP start-up Tizeti and its consumer facing brand, Wifi.com.ng has closed a Series A round of $3 million.
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.
LiveU expands hybrid IP satellite service to North Africa
05-09-2018 | 09:38:03
LiveU has announced plans to expand its affordable, hybrid global IP satellite service, which works in combination with its HEVC bonding technology in parts of North Africa.
[Uganda] BringCom acquires Datanet
05-09-2018 | 06:57:01
BringCom Incorporated, a provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Datanet.Com, LLC in Uganda
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.
[South Africa] Standard Bank to turn tweets into educational tools
04-09-2018 | 11:05:00
Standard Bank is set to launch first of its kind social campaign on Twitter to show that inspiring and positive tweets can be turned into tangible educational tools with the help of 3D printing and laser cutters.
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.
Community networks key to connecting Africa, says Internet Society
03-09-2018 | 09:22:00
As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline.
[Zimbabwe] EcoCash and Mastercard launch Scan & Pay payment platform
30-08-2018 | 14:18:00
EcoCash and Mastercard have announced the launch of EcoCash Scan & Pay, a simple, secure and instant mobile payments solution for consumers and merchants.
[Kenya] USTDA expands partnership creating U.S. business opportunities
30-08-2018 | 08:01:00
USTDA’s Director of Congressional and Public Affairs, Thomas R. Hardy, joined President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya at a round table discussion with U.S. businesses.
[South Africa] JSE launches online trading unit for government bonds
30-08-2018 | 07:50:00
The JSE,National Treasury (NT) and a multi-stakeholder group ave officially launched the electronic trading platform (ETP) for government bonds.
IT spending in South Africa will grow 4.3 Percent in 2018, Gartner
28-08-2018 | 13:50:00
IT spending in South Africa will total R276.6 billion in 2018, a 4.3 percent increase from 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. All IT segments are on track to achieve growth this year, with data center systems and servers returning to growth.
Vodacom launches Africa’s first commercial 5G service
28-08-2018 | 06:18:36
Vodacom Group has announced that it has created Africa’s first standards-based, commercial 5G service in Lesotho.
SARS is Going After Potential Crypto Tax Evaders in South Africa
23-08-2018 | 13:06:49
In a bid to identify tax evaders, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is actively working towards identifying and tracking various transactions carried out by cryptocurrency traders.
[Botswana] Farmers blockchain platform set to revolutionise FMS
23-08-2018 | 09:22:56
Plaas, a farmers blockchain platform is set to revolutionize Farmers Management System (FMS) in Africa.
Google Search now gives Swahili users more detailed results
22-08-2018 | 08:59:33
Google Search has now made it possible for Swahili users to get more intelligent and contextualized results of things that Google already knows about.
BBOXX pilots off grid internet in Rwanda
21-08-2018 | 06:45:55
BBOXX, a next generation utility, has launched a pilot to provide internet access for communities in Rwanda.
Avanti Communications, iWayAfrica sign Master Distributor contract
20-08-2018 | 09:49:00
Avanti Communications Group has signed a HYLAS 4 Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica, a pan-African service provider proving telecommunication solutions across the African continent, to provide satellite broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Zambia seeks $22m in tax on internet calls
16-08-2018 | 14:23:37
Zambia expects to raise $22 million annually in new tax on internet phone calls. The cabinet approved on Monday, a 30 ngwee (0.3 kwacha; $0.03) daily tariff charged on online phone calls.
Liquid Telecom to roll out Sigfox IoT network across Kenya
16-08-2018 | 11:58:05
Liquid Telecom Kenya has today announced plans to roll out the Internet of Things (IoT) network across Kenya.
Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday
16-08-2018 | 11:48:00
According to Google Trends last year, South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived.
[Nigeria] Fintech startup secures $13M Series A
16-08-2018 | 10:38:00
Mines, a Nigerian fintech startup re-inventing credit in emerging markets, has closed a Series A round of $13M led by The Rise Fund, a global fund managed by TPG Growth.
[Nigeria] Madesoftlogic unveils ESOPOS software to enhance EODB
16-08-2018 | 09:10:00
To enhance the ease of doing business (EODB) and technology inclusiveness for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Madesoftlogic has unveiled ESOPOS, a cloud based Point of Sale (POS) software.
[Nigeria] Bridgebooks offers Accounting, HR and IT solutions to SMEs
16-08-2018 | 07:54:00
In recent times, there is a growing recognition of the important role that small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) play in the economic growth and development of Nigeria.
Kenya rallies Africa to unite on global ICT agenda
16-08-2018 | 06:10:00
Kenya has challenged the African continent to speak with one voice at global ICT decision-making forums.
[South Africa] Mastercard and Zapper unveil Masterpass digital payment
15-08-2018 | 07:36:00
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.
[South Africa] Zensar and Education Africa connect students to tech
14-08-2018 | 14:05:30
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 targets Kenya businesses with Kaizala Pro communication app
14-08-2018 | 11:20:24
Microsoft’s latest mobile offering, Kaizala Pro, a mobile app that improves the way businesses communicate and collaborate, has been launched in Kenya.
[Nigeria] Oradian and ANMFIN launch cloud-based microfinance solution
14-08-2018 | 11:09:43
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.
COMESA targets women entrepreneurs with digital networking platform
14-08-2018 | 06:41:51
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.
[Egypt] Temenos and AUC Venture Lab to accelerate fintech innovation
13-08-2018 | 12:23:13
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.
[Mauritius] Miles Software partners with SBM Bank to launch MoneyWare
13-08-2018 | 07:36:09
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.
Uganda National Bureau of Standards automates services
10-08-2018 | 13:05:00
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has automated a number of its services to improve efficiency and turnaround time for better service delivery.
[Nigeria] Zenith Bank introduces Qwerty banking
10-08-2018 | 08:52:57
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 guns for top ICT positions in Africa and globally
10-08-2018 | 08:49:51
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, Etisalat Misr sign MoU on virtual fixed voice services
10-08-2018 | 06:33:00
Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide the latter with virtual fixed voice services.
Nigerian brings classic social media App into the digital age
09-08-2018 | 09:55:00
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.
[Cameroon] Bolloré Transport inks deal with Jumia to boost e-commerce
08-08-2018 | 08:58:34
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.
[South Africa] Altron unveils new brand that redefines doing business
08-08-2018 | 06:40:13
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.
United Bank for Africa's Leo launched on WhatsApp
07-08-2018 | 15:34:00
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.
Nigerian Stock Exchange launches X-Pay, promotes cashless economy
07-08-2018 | 13:24:07
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.
[South Africa] Ricky Correia appointed Blue Label Technology GM
07-08-2018 | 07:30:00
Blue Label Technology Solutions, value-added distributor to many leading southern African IT channel partners, has appointed industry veteran Ricky Correia as General Manager.
Airtel and Telecom Egypt in global submarine cable systems partnership
07-08-2018 | 07:25:00
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.
[Nigeria Business Week] Courting economic expansion one deal at a time
03-08-2018 | 21:15:00
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.
[South Africa] Vodacom to launch over 200 new rural network sites
03-08-2018 | 13:01:00
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
[Kenya] Family Bank re launces loan app, targets non-customers
03-08-2018 | 12:58:00
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 launches fully digital payment product in South Africa
03-08-2018 | 09:21:00
Wirecard, the global innovation company in digital financial technology has launched secureEFT in South Africa.
Technologies that will have high business impact in Africa in 2 years
03-08-2018 | 06:39:00
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 kicks off Nigeria programme
02-08-2018 | 14:00:00
SAP Skills for Africa has kicked off its first ever programme in Nigeria at an orientation event held in Lagos.
[Nigeria] Paylater loan app reaches one million downloads
02-08-2018 | 10:41:09
In Nigeria, a country of nearly 200 million people, 61% of the adult population is un- or underbanked.
Google launches Google Station in Nigeria to provide free Wifi
02-08-2018 | 10:41:00
Google has launched a Google Station to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in Nigeria.
[South Africa] CMC Networks adopts 128 Technology network platform
02-08-2018 | 09:10:44
Network and software company 128 Technology, has announced a commercial deployment of its 128T Session Smart Networking Platform with CMC Networks in South Africa.
Kenya Pipeline Company migrates to new e-procurement platform
02-08-2018 | 06:43:00
The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has completed the migration of its manual procurement to the new Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) platform.
Liquid Telecom delivers first Microsoft ExpressRoute within Africa
02-08-2018 | 06:42:00
Liquid Telecom has delivered the first Microsoft ExpressRoute service peering in Africa – offering customers better performance, tighter security and lower latency.