Africa Tech

30 years old and behind bars - The story of the internet, IDC

03-08-2021 | 09:01:17
The internet has turned 30, and it is facing an uncertain future in Africa, and the rest of the world. In January 2021, Uganda placed restrictions on citizen use of the internet during the elections.

IBM Hybrid Cloud Services Now Generally Available in Any Environment

03-08-2021 | 08:51:04
IBM has announced that its hybrid cloud services are now generally available in any environment -- on any cloud, on premises or at the edge -- via IBM Cloud Satellite.

Cameroon to start using speed camera enforcement to reduce road accidents

03-08-2021 | 07:56:26
The Ministry of Transport informs that in early March 2021, it acquired speed camera enforcement systems to reduce traffic accidents in Cameroon.

[South Africa] Fintech startup Ukheshe confirms Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific expansion

03-08-2021 | 06:39:27
South African fintech startup Ukheshe Technologies has confirmed it is expanding its operations to the Middle East, Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Facebook to expand transparency on Political Ads in Kenya and Ethiopia

03-08-2021 | 06:17:00
Facebook is expanding of two initiatives focused on increasing transparency and controls on social issues, electoral, and political ads to more countries around the world, including Ethiopia and Kenya.

[Ghana] OpEx launches prize competition for tech entrepreneurs

03-08-2021 | 06:00:00
The Executive Council of The Opportunity Exposure (OpEx) Prize “Made for the World”, has announced the launch of The OpEx Prize Competition in Accra, Ghana.

Telkom Kenya reviews tariffs for its mobile money service T-kash

03-08-2021 | 05:12:54
Telkom Kenya has today reviewed tariffs for its mobile money service T-Kash. The company says all Person-to-Person transactions below KSh 100 will nowremain zero-rated.

African Infrastructure Investment Managers acquires majority stake in Ghana-based data centre

03-05-2021 | 10:34:25
Located in the Greater Accra region of Ghana, the facility is the only Tier IV data centre in the country and is expected to be the largest operational data centre in Ghana once fully ramped-up.

Raxio Group to launch data centres in DR Congo

03-05-2021 | 07:01:00
The Raxio Group has announced that it is establishing and investing in ‘Raxio Kinshasa’, the first in a series of state-of-the-art, privately owned, carrier-neutral, data centres in the DRC.

[Kenya] Safaricom unveils second edition of the ‘Browse Bila Waas’ campaign

03-04-2021 | 13:08:43
Safaricom has unveiled the second edition of the ‘Browse Bila Waas’ campaign that will see customers enjoy free 500MB daily bonus data with every purchase of a personalized no-expiry data bundle.

Samsung breaks 5G speed record reaching 5.23Gbps

03-04-2021 | 12:24:00
Samsung Electronics has announced it achieved a breakthrough in 5G data speeds using E-UTRAN New Radio Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) technology.

COMESA Launches Campaign to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

03-04-2021 | 11:36:14
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has today announced the launch of a regional campaign to popularise a platform for women in business.

[Nigeria] Comviva introduces Data Science-as-a-Service and AI workbench solutions

03-04-2021 | 11:13:32
Comviva has today announced the launch of its new Data-Science-as-a-Service (DSaaS) and AI workbench (MobiLytixAIX) solutions that accelerate the use of AI by Communications Service Providers (CSPs).

Marlink and Soremar extend partnership to increase options for North African fishing operators

03-04-2021 | 10:22:00
Under the agreement, Soremar customers can access Vessel Monitoring Systems and the mandated Global Maritime Distress and Safety System via the Iridium satellite network, in addition to other providers.

Kenyan-based fundraising platform Raise secures $25k investment from Nigeria’s Microtraction

03-04-2021 | 09:34:00
Kenyan fundraising and equity management platform Raise, has raised $25,000 funding from Nigeria’s Microtraction to help African startups fundraise and grow their businesses with ease.
 
Features

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Investment in African startups is now stronger than ever

03-04-2021 | 12:57:00
Despite the global economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, the case for investing in African startups is stronger than ever with new opportunities being announced every day.

[Column] Francis Wainaina: Digital 2021 - What we can learn from Kenya’s top tech companies

03-04-2021 | 08:46:00
Looking at some Kenyan companies that have established a firm footing in both emerging and international markets through realising their digital ambitions, here’s what I think we can learn from their successes.

[Column] Shanon Ramdaw: How the Cloud Transforms Manufacturers into Agile, Efficient Innovators

03-04-2021 | 05:41:00
Ramdaw confirms that Cloud based technological applications, services, and solutions, afford businesses the opportunity to optimise business processes, functionality, efficiency, and growth.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: The pandemic boosted cloud usage in Africa

03-01-2021 | 14:37:00
Businesses in Africa are increasingly turning to cloud to improve operational efficiency and COVID-19 is accelerating this adoption.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: Malware - The biggest threat

03-01-2021 | 07:17:30
A research study conducted by Deep Instinct reports on the hundreds of millions of attempted cyberattacks that occurred every day throughout 2020 showing malware increased by 358% overall.

[Column] Andrew Bourne: Sensory surveillance and smart devices – why we should care about the cost of convenience

03-01-2021 | 06:27:05
Sensory surveillance refers to the sensors embedded in smart devices, which allow companies to collect data about your vision, smell, hearing, tastes, and even mood—all without you knowing it.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Fintech is driving and reshaping the financial sector in Africa

02-25-2021 | 12:07:02
As a key driver of growth in the region, fintech has become a viable alternative to traditional banking in both urban and rural areas.

[Interview] Donaldson Sackey, CEO, Timeless Capital Technology, Togo

02-24-2021 | 06:30:00
Donaldson Sackey, a Togolese international footballer, entrepreneur, stylist, and architect recently launched his cryptocurrency.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri Muraya: Africa’s cloud adoption is accelerating with purpose

02-22-2021 | 13:10:00
Organisations across sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly leveraging multiple cloud deployments to achieve digital transformation.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: There’s a growing demand for data centres in Africa

02-18-2021 | 13:38:00
This week, a new report from The African Data Centres Association (ADCA) and Xalam Analytics revealed that Africa needs 1000MW and 700 facilities to meet the growing demand

[Column] Howard Plaatjes: Technology - Decades of Disruption

02-18-2021 | 11:03:03
It’s safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in the disruption they’ve brought and the changes they’ve wrought. Mobile networks have upgraded from 3G to 4G and now 5G.

[Column] Dennis De Weerd: Why I switched to a Chromebook and never looked back

02-18-2021 | 08:41:00
I want to share my experience and why changing operating systems can drive cloud adoption, increase productivity, collaboration and security in your organization, while saving costs.

[Column] Åsa Tamsons: IoT predictions in 2021 - smarter tech will make better business

02-18-2021 | 08:33:53
If 2020 was the year to mitigate and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is the year when "the new normal" becomes a cliché.

[Column] Fikile Sibiya: Resilience and continuity - Guiding the CIO strategy in 2021

02-18-2021 | 06:40:25
CIOs are likely to face a tough, albeit slightly more predicable 2021. Fikile Sibiya, CIO of e4 shares her view on the current state of play and what a roadmap for 2021 might entail.

[Column] Pikie Monaheng: Communications Service Providers must work to meet customers’ changing needs

02-17-2021 | 13:55:49
It’s no secret that CSPs need to transform their businesses to compete in the continent’s highly competitive communications landscape and deliver the experiences that customers are demanding today.