Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways’ hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenyan based delivery platform Sendy has reduced prices of pickup, van and truck deliveries by up to 33%. According to the company, the price cut is aimed at bringing more small and medium businesses to do deliveries through the Sendy platform.
Visa has today announced a strategic partnership with Maxcom Africa PLC to enable more than 30,000 retailers in Tanzania to accept Visa on mobile payments.
Mobile phones have become pivotal platforms for digital and financial inclusion, in particular for millions of people in underserved communities, complementing efforts of governments and private sector partners.
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.
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has signed a new partnership with Safaricom to enable instant cross-border money transfer to M-PESA accounts in Kenya.
Submissions for the 2018 Meet The Farmers Conference Innov8Agric Challenge are now open.
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.
ImpalaPay Kenya and PesaChoice of Rwanda have successfully concluded pilot test of cross-border mobile money transfer on the stellar blockchain.
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.
The COMESA region would annually gain $17.5 billion in intra-COMESA exports if all the member States fully implemented the digital trade facilitation reforms that involves the use of paperless trade facilitation measures.
American internet retailer Overstock has announced that it has partnered with Zambia’s lands ministry to build a blockchain land titling program. The program will be built by Overstock’s blockchain-property rights subsidiary, Medici Land Governance.
Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma has launched a $10 million ‘Netpreneur’ Prize for African entrepreneurs. The money will be donated through his Jack Ma Foundation to support entrepreneurs working to address Africa’s most important challenges.
Airtel Kenya has reduced its on-net and off-net calls charges by 50 percent as it seeks to sign up up more subscribers.
This has been perhaps one of the busiest weeks for African startups seeking funding to improve the operations or products.
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.
Ecobank has announced the eleven startups shortlisted for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge.
Kenyan based payment service provider DPO Group has announced the appointment of Lourens Brink as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 1, 2018.
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.
Four Kenyan Startups are among the 10 African startups selected as finalists for the 2018 Zambezi Prize for innovation in Financial Inclusion.
African countries have showed strong improvements in Infrastructure and Economic Stability over the last decade.
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.
Greek financial solutions software firm Relational has launched a new recovery software solution targeted at Kenya’s banking industry.
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.
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, has announced that, in partnership with independent software developer, iWMS, it is modernizing the operations of manufacturer of fast-moving consumer goods BIDCO Africa Limited.
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.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is collaborating with the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and Ant Financial (Ant) to promote digital financial inclusion in Africa, through investment and technical capacity building.
Visa has announced a new partnership with international mobile financial services firm Branch to offer custom financing to merchants who accept payment via Visa.
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.
Telcos in Rwanda are seeking mobile money interoperability approval from the relevant regulator in the country.
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.
Enabling higher levels of financial inclusion across Africa means banks and payments companies must drive solutions allowing small and informal merchants to accept digital payments at lower cost.
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.
Kenyan Mobile Consumer Feedback Company mSurvey has announced a new partnership with Safaricom’s M-Pesa.
Network and software company 128 Technology, has announced a commercial deployment of its 128T Session Smart Networking Platform with CMC Networks in South Africa.
Liquid Telecom has delivered the first Microsoft ExpressRoute service peering in Africa – offering customers better performance, tighter security and lower latency.
Hospitals across the continent are confronted with challenges brought by technological disruption and increased demands.
South Korea's largest telecommunications company, completed a new digital system for national identification in Tanzania, marking major progress for the company in Africa as KT continues to tap into new business opportunities throughout the continent.
Mastercard and Entersekt have collaborated to enable Nedbank’s customers to make QR payments to Masterpass, Pay@, SnapScan, and Zapper merchants and billers through the Nedbank Money app.
Today the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences announces the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence in partnership with Facebook and Google.
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) has donated four ultramodern science laboratories to Eruku Secondary Commercial School in Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara State.
Duduzile Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of South African non-profit organization, Project Isizwe, an organization dedicated to bringing internet access to the populace.
AlphaCode, an incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle for early-stage financial services businesses powered by Rand Merchant Investment Holdings is looking for businesses or ideas that could change the face of financial services.
Cash-strapped K2 Telecom subscribers will be absorbed by Airtel Uganda, offering a lifeline to the Buganda Kingdom-owned telco two months after it was shut down for failure to pay taxes.
As industries grow, so does the job market, consumer satisfation and investor confidence. Nigeria is gaining a reputation as fertile ground for both business expansion and takeoff point for startups.
Kenyan agri-tech startup Tulaa, which allows smallholder farmers to access inputs, credit and markets, has raised a US$627,000 seed round to fund its continued expansion in the East African country and further develop its platform.
Out of the $560 million technology startup investments that entered Africa in 2017, Nigeria earned $114.6 million.
Andela, the company building high-performing engineering teams with Africa's most talented software developers, has launched a pan-African technology hub in its fourth African market: Kigali, Rwanda.
Mastercard has partnered with Selcom to enable local businesses and merchants to accept interoperable digital payments, many for the first time.
Credit protection company TransUnion and South Africa's first vehicle valuation & verification app FirstCheck have partnered to launch South Africa’s first consumer-focused vehicle checking app.
Africa Data Centres (ADC) has named Stephane Duproz as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.
While corporate connectivity will provide the foundations of a growing economy, the provision of technology solutions within the SME sector will ensure Zimbabwe’s growth path is as inclusive and wide-ranging as possible.
UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has announced the rebranding of its Uganda operations as “Unimoni”.
Close to $100m of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector.
Nigeria Customs Service is among the global early adopters of the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service which has recently been introduced.
Multinational technology company, Cisco, has appointed Clayton Naidoo as the new general manager for Sub Saharan Africa.
Diamond Trust Bank Uganda (DTB) has announced that it will be offering Mastercard’s premium card payment solutions in the country, which includes the Mastercard Gold Debit Card and Platinum Credit Card.
As Africa faces emerging opportunities to help deliver efficient, affordable and reliable electricity to consumers, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business has unveiled a whitepaper on the “Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa.”
Pan-Africa’s pioneer Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce platform for made in Africa products, AFRIMART, has officially been launched.
More than half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by 2025, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series.
Polar Power, Inc., a global provider of prime, backup and solar hybrid DC power solutions, has entered the wireless infrastructure market in Namibia.
Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecom, MTN (Pty) Ltd
Biometrics platform SmilePass have partnered with Kwara State in Nigeria to launch a Universal Health Insurance Program that will bring primary medical care to the rural state’s 3 million citizens at the flash of a face.
Togo has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP) in implementing the recommendations of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS).
GreenTec Capital has announced its investment into Bismart Insurance from Kenya. Leveraging on cutting edge technology, the company provides a digital interface to offer insurance products and services across Africa.
Community Internet service provider, poa! internet on Thursday launched Kenya’s first village home Internet service. The internet provider is offering unlimited Wi-Fi into homes around Ting’ang’a, Kiambu County.
Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable Liquid Telecom to shortly complete Africa’s terrestrial fibre network stretching all the way from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt.
Universal Music Group (UMG), the global music-based entertainment, has announced a significant expansion in French-speaking Africa, with the launch of a new strategic division within French-speaking Africa markets.
Continuing its promise to place innovative teaching and learning technologies into schools, Sangari Education has been appointed a distributor for Veative’s educational virtual reality (VR) solutions.
Kifle Bantayehu is an Ethiopian entrepreneur, consulting professional and policy strategist. He founded in 2016 Afrinection, a platform that closes several gaping holes in the African employment and investment market.
WatchBox, the global ecommerce platform for the buying, selling, and trading of pre-owned luxury timepieces has announced its expansion into South Africa through a strategic partnership with Topwatch.
TFhost, the leading Domain Name registrar and Hosting Service Company has emerged as the overall best local hosting company in Nigeria for the year 2018.
GIMAC, the regional electronic money transfer platform of Central Africa and TerraPay, the world’s first mobile payments switch have signed a partnership to strengthen the remittances ecosystem in CEMAC region.
Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education.
HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions and software developer, iWMS, have enabled South African third-party logistics provider Monteagle Logistics to evolve its operations with the automated supply chain of tomorrow.
Angola has expressed commitment to train and upgrade its Navy (MGA) in order to ensure defense of national interest in territorial water.
The stokvel has long been South Africa’s favourite way for a group of people to save and invest. Today, the traditional stokvel has gone digital with Franc, a new app which makes investing simple and affordable for anyone with a smartphone.
SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability has been unveiled.
walletdoc, a South African fintech startup, has launched a new way for businesses to collect more money from customers using easy and secure online credit and debit card payments on invoices and statements.
TomTom has strengthened its position in Africa by buying out the minority shareholders of TomTom Africa (Pty) Ltd. Consequently, TomTom increases its ownership from 76 to 100 per cent.
Yahsat plans to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in Ivory Coast through CEE-NET, Isocel in The Benin, and through both Teledata and Comsys in Ghana.
African digital TV operator StarTimes together with global security device provider SMIT will launch and promote CI Plus 1.3 Conditional Access Modules (CAMs) with the operator profile function to African markets.
Honeywell International Inc. has confirmed the first installations of its JetWave™ satellite communications hardware in Africa, bringing a high-speed, global and consistent in-flight Wi-Fi solution to business jets in Africa.
GE Power’s Grid Solution business today announced that it has signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation on May 24, 2018.
In its largest infrastructure build project to date, African neutral data centre provider has announced that it will be expanding the Teraco Isando Campus (JB1).
Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University has today launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement and the French Institute of South Africa.