Africa Tech

Utimaco and Astel sign distribution partnership for HSMs in the Africa region

02-21-2019 | 11:34:07
Astel, a provider for IT infrastructure and office automation solutions in Africa, and Utimaco, the global number two in Hardware Security Modules have announced a distribution partnership for the Africa region.

Patricia Obo-Nai becomes first Ghanaian to be appointed CEO of Vodafone Ghana

02-21-2019 | 11:25:53
Telecommunication company Vodafone Ghana has appointed Patricia Obo-Nai as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019.

Huawei set for launch of cloud data services in Africa

02-21-2019 | 09:50:52
Huawei is preparing for the launch for its cloud data services in Africa. The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centers in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town.

Celtel Networks, RAC, CEIEC sign agreement for the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities project

02-21-2019 | 09:46:50
Celltel Networks, Roberta Annan Consulting and Chinese international cooperation company (CEIEC) have signed an agreement for the execution of the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities project.

MTN’s Simfy Africa appoints Oyebowale Akideinde as Head of Over the Top Music Services

02-21-2019 | 07:08:48
MTN Group's newly acquired music streaming entity, Simfy Africa, has been given a welcome boost with the appointment of Oyebowale Akideinde as Head of Over the Top (OTT) Music Services.

[Kenya] Government and private sector to collaborate on Mobile Phone Data Protection & Privacy Framework

02-21-2019 | 06:31:28
The Government of Kenya has committed to work with telecommunications companies and civil society advocates to develop a data privacy and protection framework that will help ensure that data from mobile phone use can be shared for positive social impact.

Zain selects Parallel Wireless to modernize existing 2G and 3G Infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East.

02-21-2019 | 05:51:00
Zain selects Parallel Wireless to modernize existing 2G and 3G Infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East.

NetFoundry and BalanceOn Partner to bring connectivity and cloud solutions to Africa and The Middle East

02-20-2019 | 07:52:52
NetFoundry, the leader of Application-Specific Networking, has partnered with BalanceOn the specialized Managed Services Provider (MSP) to bring networking and cloud solutions in support of businesses in Africa and the Middle East.

Jack Ma’s US$10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative applications to open in March 2019

02-20-2019 | 07:16:48
Jack Ma’s US$10 MillionThe Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will officially call for applications starting from the 27th of March 2019.

[Kenya] BRCK acquires Surf to become one of the largest public WiFi networks in Sub-Saharan Africa

02-20-2019 | 04:19:00
Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.

Sanofi VivaTech challenge applications extended to February 22nd

02-20-2019 | 04:12:14
Sanofi has announced the extension of the registration period for the call for proposals for this year’s VivaTech, an annual technology conference, dedicated to innovation and startups to February 22nd 2019.

[Kenya] Safaricom launches ‘Shukrani KochoKocho’ campaign to reward its customers

02-20-2019 | 04:04:19
Safaricom has unveiled a new promotion dubbed “ Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima”, to reward more than 5 million Safaricom customers across the country with more than KES 250 million in prizes.

Telecom Egypt and Vodafone Egypt reach agreements on transmission, infrastructure services and dividend distribution

02-19-2019 | 07:30:41
Telecom Egypt (TE) and Vodafone Egypt have announced the signing of two ten-year transmission and infrastructure agreements with a total value of EGP 10.85bn.

Azuri and FirstBank partner to bring solar to millions and deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria

02-18-2019 | 08:06:15
Azuri and First Bank of Nigeria Limited have announced a unique partnership that will help deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria while bringing affordable, reliable and clean power to millions of Nigerians.

Big data Project grows Ugandan smallholder yields, incomes by 70 per cent

02-18-2019 | 07:56:57
Leveraging big data, a CTA-led project has significantly increased crop yields and incomes for thousands of Ugandan smallholder farmers.
 
Features

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: Building the ecosystem to drive innovation through IoT

02-21-2019 | 10:03:58
The Internet of Things (IoT) is touted as a driver of digital transformation and innovative disruption, but few organisations have embraced the opportunity it presents.

[Column] Pete Frielinghaus: The need for disaster recovery in Kenya

02-21-2019 | 07:11:28
Businesses require continuous availability with the increasing dependency on online applications and Internet usage to support critical business operations and systems.

[Column] Ben Good: Digital technologies plugging the sub-Saharan Africa’s energy access gap

02-21-2019 | 07:05:00
In 2017, the Tanzania-based social enterprise Simusolar raised $50,000 to finance its work selling solar-powered systems to farmers and fishermen in rural areas traditionally excluded from mainstream energy provision.

[Column] Kieran Frost: Digital disruption defines change across industry, sector and organisation

02-20-2019 | 04:34:43
Digital disruption requires a foundational shift in an organisation’s very make up. This means that the business needs to find ways of overcoming the challenges and refreshing the status quo.

[Column] Nixon Thuo: Kenya’s ISP market ripe for usage-based bandwidth service

02-19-2019 | 09:42:54
It’s is difficult to imagine a world without internet connectivity, let alone a business that is not connected.

[Column] Michael Hailu: Drone technology holds great promise across Africa but right regulations are needed

02-19-2019 | 09:36:00
Like other novel and emerging technologies, appropriate regulation for drones has left governments worldwide on the back foot.

[Column] Mark Elliott: Driving mobile and card acceptance among informal retailers is key to scaling cashless payments in South Africa

02-19-2019 | 09:32:37
Despite the majority, about 77 percent, of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash.

[Interview] Basie Pharedi, Co-Founder, Nabutone Connect, South Africa

02-14-2019 | 08:03:00
Basie Pharedi is CTO and co-founder of South Africa based fintech company, Nabutone Connect, provider of modern payment solutions.

[Column] Akua Gyekye: Eight ways Facebook is preparing for elections across Africa

02-13-2019 | 09:28:09
With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent.

[Column] Andrew Sordam: Cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

02-13-2019 | 05:15:00
Digitalisation is permeating every industry, with cloud computing rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation.

Xalam Analytics: Fixing Rwanda’s Ailing 4G Wholesale Model

02-10-2019 | 11:53:00
Rwanda’s 4G wholesale model seemed like a good idea when it was first conceived. But it hasn’t been working, and should be scrapped

[Africa Tech Week] More collaborations needed to promote internet safety among children and young people in Africa

02-09-2019 | 05:50:00
This week, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology especially among children and young people.

[Startup Interview] Mbuyoti Chola, Managing Director, DigitalBlue Media, Zambia

02-06-2019 | 08:36:00
Mbuyoti Chola is the Managing Director of DigitalBlue Media Limited, a Zambian-based new media startup with a global outlook.

[Column] Raghav Sahgal: Defining the African digital reinvention

02-06-2019 | 07:55:40
Digital transformation is an often-misunderstood concept – meaning different things to different people -- as countries and companies redefine ‘digital’ for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

[Column] Adebayo Sanni: Cloud- the answer to improved security, efficiency and regulatory compliance

02-05-2019 | 08:55:00
New cloud services can ingest massive amounts of operational and security telemetry, analyse it in real time using purpose-built machine learning and react to findings using automation.