Samsung Electronics East Africa has announced the availability of Galaxy A7 in Kenya, the latest addition to the Galaxy A series family.
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Q-KON have announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.
Whale Cloud, rebranded from ZTEsoft, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Ghana on innovative city development at the headquarters of Alibaba Group.
Google has announced a Sh100 million grant to train more than 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills.
Jumia plans to grow its vendor base from the current 10,000 to 15,000 by 2019. The e-commerce leader made this announcement during Jumia Black Friday launch event held at Movenpick Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.
Kenya’s leading e-health platform, MYDAWA, has signed a partnership deal with iPay Limited, an innovative payment processing solution and payment gateway for Africa.
Enterprises can now pay for internet connectivity based on their monthly usage. This follows the launch of a consumption-based billing service dubbed IS Open Network (ISON) by Internet Solutions.
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Wellington Makamure as the new Regional CEO of Southern Africa, placing him in charge of four key markets in the region.
Ipsidy Inc., a provider of secure, biometric identification services, and Safetrade Africa, a technology development company specializing in payment processing i have entered into an agreement to offer Ipsidy's suite of biometric identity and authentication solutions to South Africa, African countries.
The Karri app, launched in April last year, has grown to just under 300 South African schools driven by parent and teacher demand for a solution to school payments.
Africa stands as a hub for online and digital fraud that is not only seriously affecting the regional economy but the security of global markets as a whole.
Airtel Nigeria, leading telecommunications services provider, has announced a strategic partnership with Coverage Broadband, a subsidiary of Phase 3 Telecom, to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria.
Access to clean water is still a challenge in most of the sub-Saharan Africa countries. Due to the scarcity, the ones who are lucky enough to access it have to dig deeper into their pockets in order to enjoy this basic commodity.
Since the launch of the first mobile money service in Senegal in 2010, the market for digital financial services (DFS) there has boomed.
The GloCash payment app, which is designed to make it much easier for Africans to send and receive cash, is now on BETA and available for limited download to Android devices.
The possibility of free trade within Africa is an ongoing one, to which several African countries have pledged their support and signed their agreements. Though Nigeria has shown caution in joining The Agreement, its one champion is Aliko Dangote, Nigerian industrialist and wealthiest African.
The GSMA has launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserved rural communities.
Everest, a biometry-based, value transfer company, and 1000 Alternatives, a leader in social impact development, have announced a new partnership created to accelerate blockchain innovation and spur economic development in Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda.
Egypt's first smartphone maker is looking to enter the broader African market by the end of 2018 or early 2019 as it seeks to boost exports, its sales director said.
Boost chatbot has launched in Kenya to help users select and buy the best airtime bundle for their needs after analyzing a user’s requirements for data, SMS and minutes.
Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected a continuous stream of spear-phishing emails targeting African governments. The emails are being sent by Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Kenya’s postal service provider the Kenya Postal Corporation of Kenya is eyeing a deal with American e-commerce company Amazon that will see it become their official logistics in the country.
Digitalisation expert, e4, has appointed Masego Khutsoane as its new Divisional Head of Financial Services. Khutsoane joins e4 with a wealth of experience having held senior positions within the JSE, Absa, Woolworths Financial Services and Nedbank.
Samsung has unveiled its 2018 lineup of QLED TVs in Kenya. The lineup was first unveiled to the world in March this year in New York and according to Samsung, the TVs are now in the country targeting consumers who want top of the range technology from their TVs.
Egypt’s The Next 100 African Start-ups initiative, organized jointly by the country's Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MIIC) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it will invest in 100 promising startups from Africa.
Andela has announced the appointment of Clément Uwajeneza as Country Director for Rwanda. Clement joins Andela with an illustrious career in the ICT sector in Rwanda that includes over a decade of experience establishing and leading organizations that have built digital products reaching over one million Rwandans monthly.
Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, BDO EA and Pangea have launched the ShelterTech 2018 program in Kenya.
VC4A has announced the eight Africa ventures that have been selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A.
Uber has announced a new partnership with Zindi, a data science competition platform for Africa to optimize public transportation in Nairobi.
DHL Express has been awarded most Top Employer in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, at the prestigious Top Employer Africa 2019 certification ceremony, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network has reached over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda.
Black & Veatch has been tasked by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to implement an electronic system that enables the inventory and management of biological materials at Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo need far-reaching reforms of their infrastructure and legal systems to benefit from e-commerce, new studies of the West African countries by UNCTAD have revealed.
Software pioneer APD Communications has announced an alliance with South Africa technology company RapidDeploy to provide a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has asked the court not to grant an injunction that will stop the MTN Group from transferring the disputed $8.1bn back to the country, and wants the company to pay 15 per cent annualised interest on the sum until judgment is given, and 10 per cent from then until the whole amount is paid.
Commercial Ka-band broadband services in Sub-Saharan Africa have been launched by SatADSL, bringing cost-effective coverage to communities and businesses.
Provider of secure payment technology Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. has entered into a strategic relationship with Zapper, South African QR payments technology company with more than a million customers.
In today's advanced economies, manufacturing remains critically important to both developing and developed world.
AfriLabs, the pan-African network of technology and innovation centers across Africa, will be collaborating with IBM to expand digital skills across AfriLabs 123 innovation hubs across 34 countries in Africa.
KiteBnB will be expanding into South Africa and Mauritius through AccelerAfrica, a business development company that helps technology companies from Europe to penetrate the African market ina a smooth, fast and cost efficient manner.
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
poa! Internet, the low-cost internet provider servicing low-income areas of Nairobi has announced plans to provide a free week of unlimited internet for all its home customers in Kawangare.
Egypt’s first mobile community platform for the real estate industry iCommunity has announced $600K in Series A funding from Algebra Ventures, Egypt’s largest venture capital fund.
Global professional services company Accenture is helping AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, better manage its sales and distribution operations in Africa with the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System.
Noble Systems Corporation, a global company in omnichannel contact center technologies, has announced further growth within Africa and Middle East region with the appointment of Les Forsman as the Country Manager for South Africa.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Mastercard Foundation, have launched the Digital Financial Services for Agriculture Handbook to support the expansion of financial inclusion to smallholder farmers.
Amref Health Africa and a technology solutions firm in Kenya AISL, have partnered to scale up blood availability in hospitals through a Blood Services Information Management System dubbed Damu – Sasa.
IT company Global Voice Group has announced the appointment of Mr. James Gabriel Claude as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
South Africa-based fintech company, Yoco, today launches Yoco Capital. Yoco Capital provides small businesses with fast, efficient access to a cash advance.
Taxify customer will now be able to get estimates for the rides, fares and duration through Google Maps.
Colin E. MUKETE, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MTN Cameroon, has announced on behalf of the Board, the appointment of Mr. Hendrik KASTEEL to the position of Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon, effective 17 September 2018.
The web and USSD agritech startup will now represent the country the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to $1 million in equity investment and other prizes.
Cross-network mobile money transfer between Safaricom and Telkom went live in Kenya on Thursday. This came as the country’s main telcos come together to roll out mobile money transfer interoperability that commenced in March this year.
Telecom Egypt has signed an agreement with Bharti Airtel to formalize its strategic partnership announced on 6 August 2018.
AfriLabs, the largest network of technology and innovation hubs across Africa, has admitted 23 new hubs into its network making it a total of 123 hubs across 34 African countries.
MultiChoice has appointed Nkateko Mabaso as the CEO of M-Net in Sub-Saharan Africa, effective immediately. Mabaso succeeds Yolisa Phahle who has stepped into the role of CEO of General Entertainment for the Video Entertainment segment.
Wenadata won the Maputo competition and will now represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD one million in equity investment and other prizes.
Kenyan based delivery platform Sendy has announced a new partnership with Yamaha to train its motorcycle riders on safety and marketing.
Facebook has today announced the its launch of Third-Party Fact-Checking to help assess the accuracy of news in Kenya, and reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its platform.
Orange says its mobile money solution is also now available in 17 countries reaching more than $30 billion in transactions in 2017.
Global technology company Sierra Monitor Corporation has announced the formal incorporation of Sierra Monitor South Africa.
Global travel industry technology provider Sabre Corporation has launched its industry-first Digital Airline Commercial Platform (DACP) with Ethiopian Airlines, Aeroflot and Etihad Airways on board as launch partners.
After two years of research and development, Ampersand, an electric vehicle company has announced plans to begin trials of its electric motorcycle taxi (e-Moto services in Rwanda.
Oracle has announced the appointment of Andrew Sordam as Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect.
J.P. Morgan has announced the expansion of its Interbank Information Network (IIN), the first live blockchain service offered by the firm.
Vista Group International company Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’) and Vivendi’s CanalOlympia have signed an agreement to roll-out Vista Cinema’s Veezi across all their cinema venues.
Trend Solar, the Tanzanian PAYGO off-grid energy provider, is a next generation power solution for rural African Communities. The innovative start-up has introduced a 4G Smartphone supplied with its solar home kits; a world first.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is supporting young entrepreneurs at the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali through its high-speed internet and cloud-based services.
Asteroid and NAPAfrica have announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two organisations, and to collaborate on developing African Internet interconnection.
Kenya telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with the Kenya Alliance of Residents Association to increase security in member estates with pilot surveillance project launched in Ngei Estate phase 2, Langata.
South Africans can now buy prepaid utility services or pay their accounts from approximately 600 bill issuers with the new EasyPay Mobile app using Masterpass, the global digital payment service from Mastercard.
SAEx International Ltd, a Mauritian company with its principal office in Mauritius, has announced plans to expand its reach to the US East Coast through Sparkle’s Pan-American network.
Redstor, a leading South Africa-based cloud data management SaaS business, is expanding its operations in Kenya.
Jumia has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa.
Google just turned 20 this month and is unveiling a suit of new enhancements aimed at making the task of finding answers even easier to billions of users around the world.
Microsoft has teamed up with the Lions@frica initiative of the African Technology Foundation to empower the startups finalists that will be pitching at DEMO Africa 2018.
Infor, a provider of industry-specific cloud applications, has announced that Ibnsina Pharma, one of Egypt's largest distributors of pharmaceutical products, has invested in Infor EAM warehouse management system.
The rise of fintechs might be shaking up the banking sector in developed countries, but African banks are taking full advantage of this technological revolution.
The Ed-tech startup which aims to improve the quality of teaching via the internet by providing access to digital lessons beat 10 other startups to emerge the overall winner.
Google Search is celebrating 20 years of organizing the world’s information and making it accessible to billions of users in close to 200 languages.
Kenya’s telecommunication company Safaricom has been recognized as a Global Compact LEAD company for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.
The Nairobi space will also host the new East African office of its parent brand, a global leader in media intelligence and AI-Driven Outside Insight, Meltwater, who is also expanding into the region.
Africa's technology company, Techno Brain Group has signed a major distribution contract with ZAP, for sales and channel partnerships of its data management and analytics software across Africa and Middle East.
Unveiled in February this year, Facebook Community Leadership Program is a global initiative that invests in people building communities.
Integrated property investment company, Africa Logistics Properties has opened its first 49,000 sqm of modern grade –A warehouse at ALP North Industrial Park.
Angola Cables has just announced that the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has gone live for commercial traffic.
MTN Uganda in partnership with Mastercard and United Bank for Africa have announced a new service that will enable quicker, safer and more convenient online payments globally.
The Internet Society, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, has announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa.
The renewed partnership between Astria Learning, a global e-learning solutions provider and Zambia’s telecommunications company, MTN Zambia has seen a larger percentage of Zambia’s economically challenged young adults obtain a college level education online.
The OPEC Fund for International Development – has extended grants in support of the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Clickatell Transact and Kwesé iflix, together with GT Bank and other banks in Nigeria have partnered to offer the freshest line-up of sports, news and entertainment, available to millions of Nigerians, via the Kwesé iflix platform.
Communication Authority of Kenya has directed mobile operators switch off all unregistered SIM cards on their networks with immediate effect.
Latency, the tiny time delay when a data stream has to travel thousands of kilometers between computers on different continents, is regarded as the enemy of the digital economy.
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.
Mergers, expansions, partnerships, taxation controversy and delays at major installations have dominated Kenya’s headlines this week.
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.
Moneytrans and Remitly, the largest independent digital remittance company in North America, have entered into a global co-operation agreement.