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).
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.
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.
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 has announced a partnership with Zindi to support the rollout of its new data science competition platform across Africa.
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.
Mounting pressure on financial service institutions has forced a change in strategy as disruptors redefine the competitive landscape.
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.
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.
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).
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, 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.
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.
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.
Naspers’ Classifieds business, OLX Group, has announced an investment of ZAR 1.4 billion in South Africa’s specialised car buying service, Webuycars.
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.
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 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 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.
World Capacity builders, a British Colombian company, and ImpalaPay Limited a Fintech operating in Kenya recently signed an MOU and are officially strategic partners.
Kaspersky Lab has revealed the online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules.
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 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.
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.
Two schools in Kenya have benefited from an e-learning project led by Camara Education in conjunction with Dell and Computer Aid.
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, 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.
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 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.
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, 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 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 PLC has announced that it has successfully transformed multiple banking processes, using Newgen's Business Process Management based banking solutions.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Pan-African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa has announced the commencement of its chat banker ‘Leo’ on the WhatsApp platform.
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.
African mobile users have spent more than 4 million hours reading books on their mobile phones in 2018 according to Opera and Worldreader.
Nigerian ISP start-up Tizeti and its consumer facing brand, Wifi.com.ng has closed a Series A round of $3 million.
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 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.
BringCom Incorporated, a provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Datanet.Com, LLC in Uganda
Rwanda Based women health and personal care e-commerce and mobile platform Kasha, has launched its operations in Kenya.
Sports betting platforms dominated the list of search items by Kenyans once again showing how betting is becoming a national past time.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 and data centre supplier Minkels – part of the publicly traded company Legrand have announced the second phase of the project.
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.
EcoCash and Mastercard have announced the launch of EcoCash Scan & Pay, a simple, secure and instant mobile payments solution for consumers and merchants.
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.
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 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 Group has announced that it has created Africa’s first standards-based, commercial 5G service in Lesotho.
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.
Plaas, a farmers blockchain platform is set to revolutionize Farmers Management System (FMS) in Africa.
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, a next generation utility, has launched a pilot to provide internet access for communities in Rwanda.
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 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 Kenya has today announced plans to roll out the Internet of Things (IoT) network across Kenya.
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.
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.
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.
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 has challenged the African continent to speak with one voice at global ICT decision-making forums.
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.