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[Kenya] CA directs telcos to switch off unregistered SIM cards
21-09-2018 | 10:36:00
Communication Authority of Kenya has directed mobile operators switch off all unregistered SIM cards on their networks with immediate effect.
Nexans connects Brazil to Cameroon with fiber optic project
21-09-2018 | 08:25:00
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.
[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.
[Kenya Business Week] Fertilizer shortage and the ripple effects
20-09-2018 | 13:04:30
Mergers, expansions, partnerships, taxation controversy and delays at major installations have dominated Kenya’s headlines this week.
[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.
Moneytrans and Remitly set to expand to Sub Saharan Africa
20-09-2018 | 11:15:31
Moneytrans and Remitly, the largest independent digital remittance company in North America, have entered into a global co-operation agreement.
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.
Kenyan Startup,Lori Systems expands to Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan
20-09-2018 | 10:19:00
Kenyan Startup Lori Systems has expanded its operations to Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. The startup launched its operations in the three countries after winning multiple bids associated with the newly built $4B railroad system in East Africa.
[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.
Mastercard becomes first global sponsor for League of Legends esports
19-09-2018 | 12:19:00
Mastercard today announced a multi-year partnership with Riot Games to become the first global sponsor for League of Legends esports, the largest esport in the world.
Africa’s entertainment and media industry in wave of convergence, PWC
19-09-2018 | 11:55:17
Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence.
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.
MallforAfrica invests in Chinese brands
19-09-2018 | 08:39:09
MallforAfrica (MFA), Africa's largest e-commerce platform, has announced its customers will now be able to purchase products from the most sought-after Chinese brands.
Ushahidi unveils new messaging app for team members
19-09-2018 | 07:53:00
Known as TenFour, Ushahidi says it built the check-in application after one of them was involved in a terrorist attack and it needed a quick way to check in with each other in critical situations.
[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.
10 startups shortlisted for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 awards
19-09-2018 | 06:57:06
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has named the top 10 startups that will compete for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards.
ALU and MEST partner with Nairobi Garage for their Kenyan operations
19-09-2018 | 06:38:00
The African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST) are launching their operations in Kenya in partnership with Nairobi Garage.
[Nigeria] Access Bank, WorldRemit in instant money transfers deal
19-09-2018 | 06:12:00
International digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Access Bank for instant money transfers to Access Bank accounts in Nigeria.
ESET East Africa wins Cyber Security Company Of The Year award
19-09-2018 | 06:10:29
ESET East Africa has been voted the Cyber Security Company of the year at the 2018 Digital Inclusion Awards (DIA).
[Rwanda] Blockbonds introduces airtime purchase via Spenn app
19-09-2018 | 06:04:00
Norwegian fintech company Blockbonds has announced that in addition to the current features, users will now be able to purchase airtime in Rwanda directly from the SPENN app.
[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.
[Kenya] Safaricom data center attains tier 3 certification
18-09-2018 | 14:07:32
Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, thus joining elite data centers in the world to be certified by the leading Data Center Authority.
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.
[Uganda] Block Commodities, Pure Grow launch food pilot project
18-09-2018 | 08:15:00
Block Commodities Limited, the innovative commodity trader operating in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Pure Grow Africa Limited supplier of high-quality agricultural produce based in Uganda.
Ethiopian Airlines adds Alipay to its mobile payment platform
18-09-2018 | 06:08:00
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with CellPoint Mobile to accept payments via Alipay – China's leading alternative payment method (APM), in the mobile app of Ethiopian Airlines.
Tigo Tanzania launches 4G+ network
18-09-2018 | 06:04:00
Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company Tigo, has heightened the availability of ultra-fast digital experience for data customers in the country with the launch of 4G+ network.
Abra targets African investors with cryptocurrency platform
17-09-2018 | 13:26:48
Global currency wallet and exchange Abra has added super-private cryptocurrency Monero to its platform in a move it says is aimed directly at helping emerging economies - including Africa - drive a revolution in global financial inclusion
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.
Telecom Egypt concludes the acquisition of MENA Cable
17-09-2018 | 06:56:49
Telecom Egypt has announced the conclusion of the acquisition of Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable, MENA Cable, from Orascom Investment Holding.
Algerian police adopts sample tracking software to bolster operations
17-09-2018 | 06:37:00
Algeria’s national police force, has implemented STACS-CW Enterprise sample tracking and quality control software at their forensic DNA laboratory in Algiers.
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.
MoneyGram and Zeepay launch new money transfer service in Ghana
14-09-2018 | 09:09:47
International money transfer company, MoneyGram and Zeepay, a mobile financial services company, have unveiled a new partnership that enables customers around the world to send money directly to more than 11 million mobile wallets in Ghana.
[South Africa Business Week] Monash South Africa is now AdvTech owned
13-09-2018 | 18:08:00
ADvTECH has announced the acquisition of Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading South African private tertiary education institution with students from more than 50 countries.
PesaPal opens new office in Arusha
13-09-2018 | 14:20:11
The new Arusha offices are in addition to its offices in Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam as the company seeks to support its growth strategy particularly in the hospitality and retail segment.
SUDPAY named winner of Senegal round of Seedstars World
13-09-2018 | 13:55:00
SUDPAY, a startup that allows municipalities to mobilize more revenue by digitizing the collection of local taxes and financially including merchants is the winner of Seedstars Dakar.
Vibrant mobile money market drives Somalia’s economy
13-09-2018 | 13:32:44
Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3–4 percent, according to the third Somalia Economic Update (SEU) published by the World Bank.
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.
Samsung To Mentor 19 South African Start-ups
13-09-2018 | 07:36:00
As part of employee volunteer programme, Samsung has arranged the Global Start-up Acceleration Programme in South Africa, in partnership with (SEDA) and NGO Nangila to mentor start-ups in various fields to support the sustainable growth of entrepreneurs.
Taxify announces new feature to help boost driver earnings
13-09-2018 | 07:35:38
The Driver Destinations feature will allow drivers to indicate they’re going and then synchronize it with the Taxify app for drivers to find and connect with trips that are on their way.
Mastercard introduces a global trade platform for businesses
13-09-2018 | 07:17:00
Mastercard has partnered with Microsoft to introduce Mastercard Track, a global trade platform that will simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other.
[South Africa] Sygnia shares begin trading on A2X
13-09-2018 | 07:08:00
Sygnia shares begin trading on A2X today under share code SYG. Sygnia is the eleventh issuer to secondary list on the exchange. Sygnia retains its primary listing on the JSE.
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.
Africa PC market stabilizes as tablet demand plummets, IDC
12-09-2018 | 08:22:09
The Africa and Middle East personal computing devices market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 7.7% year on year in Q2 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
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.
Oracle hosts its Impact Technology Summit in Nairobi
12-09-2018 | 06:19:07
Oracle yesterday announced its Impact Technology Summit, hosted in Nairobi and geared towards driving awareness of emerging technologies and their impact on business.
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.
Mastercard and Vodacom launch first online card in Tanzania
12-09-2018 | 05:38:49
Mastercard has partnered with Vodacom and BancABC to introduce the first online card in Tanzania – the M-Pesa virtual card.
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 Mobile International Limited opens South African office
11-09-2018 | 07:39:18
China Mobile International Limited (CMI) has opened a South African office in Johannesburg.
[South Africa] Vodacom invests over R270 million in Limpopo Province
11-09-2018 | 06:52:09
Vodacom region has announced that it has invested over a quarter of a billion rands on capital expenditure over the past two years, targeted primarily at expanding its 3G and 4G footprint.
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.
[South Africa] Vodacom spends $17 million on Limpopo province networks
07-09-2018 | 13:00:00
Vodacom has announced that it has invested over R270 million, approximately $17 million on capital expenditure over the past two years, targeted primarily at expanding its 3G and 4G footprint.
Virtual Crypto Technologies enters SADC region through partnership
07-09-2018 | 06:07:00
Virtual Crypto Technologies, Inc.has signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement with a third-party company Virtual Crypto SA Ltd. to begin selling the Company's products in the Southern African Region.
[Nigeria] Hashcash and banks partner to deepen financial inclusion
07-09-2018 | 06:05:00
Conventionally one is prone to associate blockchain exclusively to cryptocurrency, often bypassing the technology’s versatility to solve a wider range of financial problems.
[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.
[South Africa Business Week] Why SA entrepreneurs are not thriving
06-09-2018 | 15:24:00
A Study carried out on more than 1000 entrepreneurs in South Africa revealed that entrepreneurship in South Africa is not thriving, despite the fact that South Africa is one of Africa's strongest economies.
[Kenya Business Week] The UK, China trade factor
06-09-2018 | 13:02:00
Fresh from discussing bilateral ties with the United States, Kenya has over the recent past held trade negotiations and deals with UK and China as the super powers seeks to grow their influence in the country.
Kenyan solar startup Agsol selected for Microsoft Airband Grant Fund
06-09-2018 | 11:36:36
Kenyan solar startup Gasol is among three startups that have been selected for Microsoft’s third annual Airband Grant Fund.
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.
Mauritius enlists Motorola Solutions support in disaster response
06-09-2018 | 08:58:00
In recent years, rapid urbanization trends have been accompanied by global climate changes and a dramatic increase of natural disasters.
[Interview] Francis Vesta, Senior Investment Analyst, Itanna, Nigeria
06-09-2018 | 08:34:00
Francis Vesta is Senior Investment Analyst at Itanna, an offshoot of the Honeywell Group in Nigeria.
[South Africa] Yoco secures Series B raise of $16m, led by Partech
06-09-2018 | 07:52:00
Yoco, the South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, has raised a Series B round of US$16M led by Partech, a Venture Capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Europe and Africa.
[South Africa] Four fintechs selected for AlphaCode’s R2.5m program
06-09-2018 | 07:42:00
Four businesses that are shaking up financial services have been named as finalists in AlphaCode’s recently launched accelerator programme, AlphaCode Accelerate.
Solar firm Fenix International reaches 150,000 Zambians in 9 months
06-09-2018 | 07:25:23
Leading pay-go energy company Fenix International has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country.
[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.
Telkom Kenya unveils 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi
06-09-2018 | 06:54:49
In a bid to cater for the growing demand for data, Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites within Nairobi and its environs.
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.
Kenya Red Cross and Safaricom roll out disaster warning SMS tool
05-09-2018 | 07:43:50
The Kenya Red Cross Society has partnered with Safaricom to introduce an SMS based information tool to provide timely early warnings for disasters and lessen the adverse effects on communities.
MTN Business Kenya appoints new acting managing director
05-09-2018 | 07:24:21
MTN Business Kenya has appointed Festus Kiragu as its acting managing director following the departure of Kennedy Chinganya mid-last month.
[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.
Logistics platform Bwala Africa closes Ksh 24 million debt financing
05-09-2018 | 06:10:13
Bwala Group, a Kenyan last mile logistics marketplace has secured a Ksh 24m debt financing from South African-based bank CFC Stanbic to meet the rising demand for last mile fleet connectivity.
[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.
China loans Nigeria $328m to boost ICT sector
04-09-2018 | 10:12:00
As part of efforts to grow Nigeria's Information and Communication Technology sector, the Export-Import Bank of China will provide a loan of $328 million to support the country.
WorldRemit launches digital money transfer service within Africa
04-09-2018 | 08:49:09
International money transfer company WorldRemit has launched a new digital service within Africa, making it easier to send and receive money across the continent.