Africa Tech

Vodacom launches first live 5G network footprint in Mpumalanga province, South Africa

07-23-2021 | 13:22:00
Vodacom Mpumalanga Region has become the first network provider in that province to switch on first live 5G mobile network in Mbombela Municipality, with other municipal districts in the pipeline.

MTN Uganda Launches New Digital Home of UG Sports names the “MTN Sports” website

07-23-2021 | 11:47:00
MTN Uganda has launched a dedicated online Home of UG Sports dubbed “MTN Sports” to give all Ugandan sports enthusiasts a one-stop point for all sports related news, analysis, and updates.

Zoom elevates platform experience with launch of Zoom apps and Zoom events

07-23-2021 | 11:09:00
Zoom Drives Innovation of Video Communications with New Solutions to Empower the Hybrid Workforce

Visa signs agreement to acquire Currencycloud

07-23-2021 | 09:05:00
Visa announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Currencycloud, a global platform that enables banks and fintechs to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments.

Ecobank partners Microsoft to enable Africa SMEs succeed in digital economy

07-22-2021 | 15:56:00
Pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group, in partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub and Ecobank Academy is set to provide training to equip Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across sub-Saharan Africa.

Barclaycard Payments signs up to Mastercard Track Business Payment Service to modernise business payments

07-22-2021 | 15:41:00
Barclaycard Payments announced it has agreed to join Mastercard Track Business Payment Service, making new services available to Barclaycard Payments’ customers later this year.

[South Africa] Convergence Partners closes its third fund at at US$120 million to drive digital inclusion in Africa

07-22-2021 | 15:36:03
Convergence Partners, a private equity investor focused on the technology sector across sub-Saharan Africa, has announced the successful first close of its third fund, the Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF) at US$120 million.

IFC invests in Convergence Partners’ Fund to boost digital access in Africa

07-22-2021 | 15:26:00
To help strengthen broadband infrastructure and improve online access to digital services for individuals and businesses in more than 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, IFC has invested in a new fund by Convergence Partners Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines enhances its Chat-bot for domestic and international services

07-22-2021 | 15:20:51
The Ethiopian chat-bot, dubbed “Lucy” is equipped with various self-service features that will enable passengers to easily process their travel needs.

Cellulant Gets Approval from Bank of Tanzania to Become a Payment Solution Service Provider

07-22-2021 | 14:00:29
The Bank of Tanzania (BOT) has issued an approval in principle to Cellulant Corporation to operate as a Payment Solution Service Provider in Tanzania having satisfied all the necessary requirements.

Adrian Kenya Set to Deliver Fibre Infrastructure Relocation Project

07-22-2021 | 11:44:25
Adrian Kenya yesterday held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially launch the Fibre Infrastructure Relocation project along the Nairobi – Mau Summit Road.

Creditinfo launches SME blended scorecard in Kenya

07-22-2021 | 11:12:00
Credit information and decision analytics provider Creditinfo Group has launched a scorecard solution in Kenya tailored for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

[South Africa] E-commerce surge poised to benefit small, independent retailers

07-22-2021 | 11:03:00
South African consumers are heading online in greater numbers as the e-commerce shopping experience increasingly offers more choice and convenience than can be found at traditional big-brand, brick-and-mortar retailers.

Cyberattacks in Africa comparable to other parts of the globe, says Kaspersky

07-22-2021 | 08:20:00
Although Africa is not necessarily considered a focus area for the more sophisticated types of cybercriminal activity such as targeted attacks or advanced persistent threats (APTs), the continent is certainly not immune to these attacks.

Facebook, Ajua Sign Agreement to Empower African SMEs with Automated Customer Support through WhatsApp

07-22-2021 | 07:50:00
Ajua has signed an agreement with Facebook to automate commercial interactions and customer support for businesses through WhatsApp.
 
Features

[Column] Carol Koech: Are data centers in East Africa ready for digital demand

07-23-2021 | 14:14:00
Last year was different for many obvious reasons. But one habit which hasn’t changed is our need and use of everything digital. The pandemic has accelerated our use of digital channels, both as individuals and as businesses.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: African fintechs are diversifying to offer a wide range of complementary services

07-22-2021 | 14:29:56
Kenyan-based fintech startup Cellulant this week also received approval from Bank of Tanzania to Become a Payment Solution Service Provider.

[Column] Tonny Tugee: Connectivity, collaboration, competition - The 3 essential Cs for Africa’s growth

07-22-2021 | 08:37:00
If we want to develop Africa’s digital stronghold and support the continent’s growing young population, every person needs access to high-quality, low-cost connectivity.

[Column] Garsen Naidu: Conducting business online continues to thrive and so do cyberattacks

07-20-2021 | 11:54:32
Virtually every week brings news of yet another high-profile cybersecurity attack on citizens, companies or governments. Over the last year, large parts of our world moved online.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: Insider threat detection for security and compliance

07-19-2021 | 14:50:59
In today’s modern and distributed enterprise, it’s more difficult than ever to proactively combat internal and external threats due to a lack of server visibility in the context of user behaviour, application updates and system configuration changes.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud is playing a big part in the growth of African enterprises

07-19-2021 | 13:47:00
Analysts predict more and more businesses will be moving to cloud as businesses and their employees worldwide continue to face tremendous challenges in maintaining business continuity.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Broadband connectivity is fueling economic growth in Africa

07-15-2021 | 14:49:00
This week, Eocband has partnered with Workonline, one of the largest IP transit providers on the African continent to boost internet connectivity in Ghana.

[Column] Tonny Tugee: Why faster connectivity means faster economic growth for Kenya

07-15-2021 | 13:50:00
With a flourishing ICT sector that has grown by an average of 10.8% every year since 2016 and as a home to some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups, Kenya’s nickname of “Silicon Savanah” couldn’t be more fitting.

[Column] Mark Walker: IoT in South Africa - The real story

07-15-2021 | 07:20:08
From artificial intelligence (AI) to machine learning (ML) to robot process automation (RPA), deep learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT), emergent technologies are shaping the worlds of work, business, and public sector development.

[Column] Claudia Johnston: Utilities companies to embrace service, remain relevant to customer needs

07-12-2021 | 15:33:41
Across the board, utilities are facing de-commoditisation and shifts in the way electricity is generated, supplied and consumed, which requires them to fight to remain relevant to their customers.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Africa needs more cloud skills

07-12-2021 | 13:07:00
IT professionals in the region need to gain skills in cloud and data architecture due to the rapidly increasing number of organizations subscribing to integrated cloud services in recent years.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million 5G subscriptions by 2026

07-08-2021 | 12:54:00
Data from the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, released this week now shows Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million 5G subscriptions by 2026.

[Column] Francis Wainaina: The role of cloud in Kenya’s growing tech start-up scene

07-08-2021 | 07:52:00
Powered by improvements in digital infrastructure, Kenya’s growing start-up scene continues to fuel innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment

[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: Cybercrime is an existential threat to West Africa's economic growth

07-07-2021 | 10:31:20
While organisations across West Africa work to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, the global cybercrime industry is going into overdrive.

[Free Webinar] The threat of Ransomware on the Cloud and how to prepare for the worst

07-06-2021 | 10:47:00
This webinar offers the opportunity for Incentro and HYCU to share insights of existing/past cases of ransomware attacks and how they were overcome. The Webinar will focus largely on Google Cloud (Incentro/Google) and Cloud security (HYCU).