Africa Tech

[Ghana] Esoko empowers farmers communication, bolstering markets

12-18-2018 | 07:53:00
Esoko, a Ghanaian technology firm, is empowering farmers to get better prices for their products, one text message at a time.

Temenos selected by its first public bank in Tunisia for digital transformation

12-18-2018 | 07:19:00
Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Banque de l’Habitat (BH) has signed for T24 Core Banking, Payments, Channels, Analytics, Financial Crime Mitigation and Enterprise Risk Management.

Mobile money holds key to financial inclusion in Africa, experts say

12-17-2018 | 11:17:24
Sending and receiving money by mobile phone – pioneered since 2007 by Kenya’s Safaricom with its M-Pesa platform – can include more people into the economy in Africa

[Ghana] Emergent Technology acquires InterPay Africa

12-17-2018 | 10:41:34
Emergent Technology Holdings LP, a global financial technology company has acquired Interpay Africa, a payments processor based in Ghana.

Tunisia trains first set of drone pilots for agricultural productivity

12-14-2018 | 15:11:24
Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia.

BTC Credit raises $1million investment within days of private sale launch

12-13-2018 | 13:21:01
BTCCredit is set to disrupt the billion dollar lending industry with its innovative platform that aims to make peer-to-peer (P2P) crypto lending mainstream.

A look back: Digital transformation in South Africa

12-13-2018 | 12:07:00
The start of 2018 saw global technology research firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to evolve strategy and platform to meet the growing demand for digital transformation.

[Egypt] IFC invests $1 million in Vezeeta to bolster health innovations

12-13-2018 | 11:09:17
IFC is investing $1 million in Vezeeta, an Egyptian technology company that operates an online platform that allows patients to quickly find doctors.

[Zimbwabwe] WorldRemit partners BancABC for digital money transfer services

12-13-2018 | 09:35:58
Global money transfer company, WorldRemit has partnered with Atlas Mara Limited-owned Zimbabwe financial institution BancABC to provide a digital money transfer service.

[South Africa] Insurtech startup Pineapple accepted into US Insurance accelerator

12-13-2018 | 08:41:59
More than a year and a month after insurance tech startup Pineapple raised R5.2m from Lireas Holdings, the strategic investment arm of Hannover-Re Group Africa, the startup has now been accepted into The Hartford Insurtech Hub.

Vubiquity partners with TelOne to launch video on demand services in Zimbabwe

12-13-2018 | 08:29:00
Vubiquity, has announced a deal with Discover Digital to provide new international content in Africa starting with TelOne DEOD, Digital Entertainment On Demand, in Zimbabwe.

[Kenya] Toshiba’s go Africa program registers huge market share for its storage business

12-13-2018 | 07:48:00
Leading storage device manufacturer Toshiba has announced that its go Africa initiative has seen its market share in the storage business grow by 400 percent since the program was launched two years ago.

Year in Search: What South Africans Searched for on Google in 2018

12-13-2018 | 06:49:00
Google has released South Africa’s Year in Search results, an overview of the searches and questions that drove South Africans online throughout 2018.

Moroccan Airports Authority partners with National Aviation Services to launch electronic gates at Airports in Marrakech

12-13-2018 | 05:55:00
The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) to launch the first electronic gates (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area.

Ecobank appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner

12-12-2018 | 13:22:25
Pan-African bank Ecobank has appointed MFS Africa as digital payment partner enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders.
 
Features

Xalam Analytics: Can Data Localization Laws Boost African Cloud and Colocation Markets?

12-18-2018 | 13:10:00
On the surface, requiring companies to host data locally would seem an attractive option to foster local industry and data sovereignty. The question is whether it ultimately does more harm than good

[Africa Tech Week] More collaborative efforts required to fight mobile money fraud in Africa

12-14-2018 | 07:38:40
Questions have also been abound on the security of mobile money transactions platforms, and also on the capacity of African security agencies to tame the fraud. Progress is, however, being made.

[Column] Chetan Goshalia, Kickstarting the future: The South African entrepreneur

12-12-2018 | 12:54:00
South Africa has, according to the report ‘Small Businesses in India, Brazil and South Africa: Basic Characteristics’, far less red tape than Brazil and yet that country manages to produce SMEs at double the rate.

[Interview] Tony Idugboe, Vice President, Itanna, Nigeria

12-11-2018 | 10:15:00
Tony Idugboe is Vice President, Head of Investments at Itanna, an investment vehicle that drives and supports Nigeria's most promising tech-enabled startups.

[Africa Tech Week] Digital payments driving financial inclusion in Africa

12-06-2018 | 12:40:26
Over the last few years, Africa has shown so much potential for mobile money services adoption or what we can call digital payments services especially in regions where financial inclusion is limited.

[Column] Corine Mbiaketcha Nana: Automation vacation – technology driving change in the Kenyan travel industry

12-06-2018 | 08:16:15
It is often said we live for the holidays, and perhaps proof of that is the fact that today, the tourist industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world.

[Column] Frédéric Massé: Tech, transparency hold key to transforming Africa’s agribusiness

12-03-2018 | 13:41:35
According to experts, the African population is expected to double by 2050, which means that food demand on the continent is expected to at least double by then.

[Africa Tech Week] African governments and organisations improving service delivery through digitization of services

11-29-2018 | 16:50:30
Digitization of services has enabled secure identification and access control. It has facilitated more efficient payments collection in major African cities, hospitals and even schools by streamlining processes.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga, Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

11-29-2018 | 10:48:52
A simple gesture. A world built from accessible assets that drive human convenience and interaction. This is the future that’s powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).

[Africa Tech Week] Mobile operators join hands to ensure safe online environment for African children

11-22-2018 | 14:23:01
This week, Kenya’s mobile operators, regulator and government came together to support a major GSMA initiative aimed at ensuring a safe online environment for children and young citizens in Kenya.

Xalam Analytics: Africa’s 4G Failure(s)

11-20-2018 | 15:20:00
On the surface, 4G service rollout in African markets appears to be going well. Around 115 LTE networks are commercial or expected to launch in the continent before the end of 2018

[Startup Interview] George Karimi, Founder and CEO, SwiftAide, Kenya

11-16-2018 | 04:42:00
George Karimi is the Founder and CEO of SwiftAide, a Kenyan mobile marketplace startup that matches freelance labour with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work.

[Interview] Prins Mhlanga, Founder, Ocean on 76, South Africa

11-15-2018 | 11:03:00
Prins Mhlanga is South African entrepreneur with a long career in the Technology and Telecommunications field. He is currently the founder and CEO of the Ocean on 76 group.

[Startup Interview] Ian Mutua, Managing Director, Vigil CyberSec Inc, Kenya

11-15-2018 | 10:05:00
Ian Wambua Mutua is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Vigil CyberSec Inc., a Kenyan based startup providing cybersecurity and consulting services across the region.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: IoT is as simple as ABC and D! Part 3 - Choosing Connectivity

11-14-2018 | 12:09:30
There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020.