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.
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).
WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service, has signed a deal with Pan-African broadcaster Kwesé TV to use the power of football to scale up its global operations and help more people save money on international transfers.
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,
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.
Google plans to open an artificial-intelligence research center in Accra, Ghana, the latest in a string of investments the tech company has made in Africa.
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.
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.
BBM and Eskimi, a global programmatic platform, today announced an exclusive mobile advertising partnership in Nigeria.
A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop yields and increase income.
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.
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.
New cutting edge technology, developed by the Commonwealth, could help governments in Eastern and Southern Africa to manage their debt.
Kenya ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru has called for tough measures on enforcement of SIM card registration within the East African Community.
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 have announces the signature of a binding Memorandum of Understanding to deliver subsea fibre connectivity to Cabo Verde.
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.
Kwesé TV, a provider of premium and exclusive sports and general entertainment content has partnered with the furniture retail giant to distribute Kwesé's Direct-To-Home hardware.
The 2018 edition of Africa Code Week (ACW) has kicked-off in Madagascar with its first-part series of Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops.
The World Bank has announced US$125 million in additional support for Morocco’s adoption of innovative solar technology.
AfriLabs, a network of technology and innovation hubs across Africa has admitted 40 new hubs; its largest hub admission to date into its network.
Mastercard has announced that Salah Goss has been appointed as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, based in Nairobi, Kenya
In a significant milestone for mobile technology and healthcare access, the first baby “born on the blockchain” is due to be delivered in Tanzania.
Vodacom Group, its existing BEE partners and a newly formed staff scheme have announced a broad-based BEE transaction of up to R17.5 billion.
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
Businesses in Cameroon are poised to take advantage of new proposals to boost their digital economy.
Sprint has announced the opening of a Johannesburg, South Africa Point of Presence
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 S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, announced that it has joined Smart Africa.
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.
Econet Media's dynamic content business, Kwesé TV, has launched in Liberia.
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 has announced an initiative to create greater payment consistency by making “tap and go” standard in the next five years.
I&M Bank Rwanda Ltd has unveiled SPENN, a free mobile banking app covering both personal and business accounts.
Orange has partnered with Google through Orange Digital Ventures (ODV), the Group's corporate venture fund, to join forces in financing the best startups.
Thousands of MTN employees in 21 markets across Africa and the Middle East have launched the company’s annual employee volunteerism programme,
At first glance, one cannot help but notice that Nigeria is prime ground for investment. Any doubts as to that fact are dissolved when you examine the sheer number of startups being funded, especially in the ICT sector.
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’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.
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.
The Regional Communications Infrastructure Program aims to transform public service delivery using ICT to improve the lives of Ugandans
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.
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 Mobile service providerTelkom has announced a further expansion of its 4G-network in Nairobi and its environs.
Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng, an online and mobile app savings platform targeted at African Millennials, today announces that it has closed on Seed Funding of $1.1M.
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
Veeam® Software, Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise company has appointed Kate Mollett as the Regional Manager for South Africa.
MoneyGram has launched a money transfer service directly to any bank account in Ghana.
Technology is becoming increasingly safe, online shopping is not a rarity anymore, even here in Namibia.
Telecom Egypt obtains $200 million long-term financing with Chinese financial institutions facilitated by Huawei
Telecom Egypt and Huawei announced the signing of a US$200 million long-term financing with Chinese financial institutions including the Bank of China and China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation.
Rainmaker Worldwide has delivered its first Water-to-Water technology to Cape Town, South Africa.
Clarivate Analytics partners with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank to power the first Arabic citation index
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
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 will borrow US $84.73 Million from the Exim Bank of China to finance the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement Project
Blockchain technology removes opaqueness in business and replaces it with total transparency says Uganda President Yoweri Museveni
Uganda Communication Commision is undertaking a comprehensive study to inform critical interventions related to promoting access and usage of ICTs by People With Disabilities
Tanzanian operator Smile Communications has introduced its high-speed 4G internet services in Arusha
Ugandan innovation Matibabu tests for malaria quickly, accurately and without drawing blood wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Ecobank has won two major awards at the African Banker’s prestigious ceremony held at the Paradise Hotel in Busan, South Korea.
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.
Retail giant Shoprite has partnered with Standard Bank, Google and global financial technology company Celbux to launch a mobile money platform for its customers.
Union Bank has announced the deployment of the innovative Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology in its operations; a first in the Nigerian Banking industry.
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 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
Touchabl Pictures has announced a raise of $20,000 Pre-seed funding from GenesysTechHub to support product development.
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.
Pasternack, a global provider of radio frequency, microwave and millimeter wave products, has signed RF Design of Cape Town as an authorized distributor of Pasternack products in South Africa and Namibia.
Vodacom Lesotho builds on Schools Connectivity Programme with "Pay School Fees with M-Pesa Campaign"
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
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.
[Nigeria Business Week] With Construction, Agribusiness, Oil and Gas and startup hubs, Nigeria leaves no sector behind
Two years ago Nigeria was as good as drowning in debts, unemployment, reduced investment and general widespread discontent. Today, though still a work in progress, the country has exited recession and is fast regaining its momentum.
The new CITAM Church Online service is already reaching over 70,205 views in under 3 months
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
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
SEACOM will connect Kenyan companies to one of 152 Microsoft data centres including London, Dublin, and Amsterdam.
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, a provider of cloud-based business software has announced its expansion into the African market.
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.
[South Africa] DSV ByBox relaunches as DSV Locker to sate growing demand for digitally supported parcel services
The growth of e-commerce has fueled an increased demand for easy and safe parcel delivery in South Africa.
Telecommunication company Safaricom has opened a Digifarm depot in Burnt Forest town, Uasin Gishu County, as part of the company’s efforts to encourage more smallholder farmers to transition into agribusiness.
Avanti Communications bridges digital divide for 18,000 teachers and 216,000 students in Tanzania with iKnowledge project
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.
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.
In an attempt to consolidate the benefits of the market innovation, Land Layby is adopting Blockchain Technology through its sister Companies - Land LayBy Technologies registered in Australia and Kenya.
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.
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
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.
The transformative impact of social media continues to be felt as corporates, governments and personalities court technology to communicate and grow businesses.
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
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
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.
Kenyan telecommunication company Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named the Corporate Executive of the Year at the inaugural East Africa Com Awards.
Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology is facilitating the establishment of Somalia’s first Internet Exchange Point in Mogadishu.
The Nigerian oil and gas scene remains as active as ever, with changes surfacing on an almost daily basis. Last week saw the country’s first Marine Engineering Center commence its programs of 18 month academic and field work, which will lead to a masters in Marine Engineering.