Africa Tech

Zambia seeks $22m in tax on internet calls

08-16-2018 | 14:23:37
Zambia expects to raise $22 million annually in new tax on internet phone calls. The cabinet approved on Monday, a 30 ngwee (0.3 kwacha; $0.03) daily tariff charged on online phone calls.

[Kenya] Safaricom to introduce finger biometric to curb SIM card fraud

08-16-2018 | 12:50:43
Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecommunication service provider is in the process of developing a framework that will deal with the sim card swap fraud.

African banks partner with Clickatell for WhatsApp business solutions

08-16-2018 | 12:45:00
Global customer engagement company, Clickatell, is an authorized WhatsApp business solution provider.

Liquid Telecom to roll out Sigfox IoT network across Kenya

08-16-2018 | 11:58:05
Liquid Telecom Kenya has today announced plans to roll out the Internet of Things (IoT) network across Kenya.

[Nigeria] Fintech startup secures $13M Series A

08-16-2018 | 10:38:00
Mines, a Nigerian fintech startup re-inventing credit in emerging markets, has closed a Series A round of $13M led by The Rise Fund, a global fund managed by TPG Growth.

Investment strategy pays off for Telecom Egypt

08-16-2018 | 10:35:00
Telecom Egypt has announced its quarter two 2018 financial results ending 30 June 2018 with a strong operational performance indicating the success of its long-term investment strategy.

[Nigeria] Madesoftlogic unveils ESOPOS software to enhance EODB

08-16-2018 | 09:10:00
To enhance the ease of doing business (EODB) and technology inclusiveness for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Madesoftlogic has unveiled ESOPOS, a cloud based Point of Sale (POS) software.

Microlending app OKash introduces face recognition security system

08-16-2018 | 06:54:34
OKash, the microlending app developed by OPay has become the first microlending app to implement face recognition system.

Kenya rallies Africa to unite on global ICT agenda

08-16-2018 | 06:10:00
Kenya has challenged the African continent to speak with one voice at global ICT decision-making forums.

KQ and Delta Air Lines expand connectivity between U.S. and Africa

08-15-2018 | 13:28:00
Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways’ hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Sendy targets SMEs with a 33% price cut on deliveries

08-15-2018 | 12:13:20
Kenyan based delivery platform Sendy has reduced prices of pickup, van and truck deliveries by up to 33%. According to the company, the price cut is aimed at bringing more small and medium businesses to do deliveries through the Sendy platform.

Visa,Tanzania’s Maxcom Africa Partner to allow Visa On Mobile payments

08-15-2018 | 08:37:00
Visa has today announced a strategic partnership with Maxcom Africa PLC to enable more than 30,000 retailers in Tanzania to accept Visa on mobile payments.

Half of Sub-Saharan Africa will be connected to mobile by 2025

08-15-2018 | 08:04:00
Mobile phones have become pivotal platforms for digital and financial inclusion, in particular for millions of people in underserved communities, complementing efforts of governments and private sector partners.

[South Africa] Mastercard and Zapper unveil Masterpass digital payment

08-15-2018 | 07:36:00
South Africans can now use Masterpass, a global digital payment service by Mastercard, to pay for goods and services at over 20,000 Zapper merchants in South Africa using their smartphones.

WorldRemit, Safaricom partner for cross-border mobile money transfer

08-15-2018 | 06:42:44
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has signed a new partnership with Safaricom to enable instant cross-border money transfer to M-PESA accounts in Kenya.
 
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[Africa Tech Week] More African retailers adopting mobile payments

08-16-2018 | 10:49:34
More African retailers are now adopting mobile payments, allowing their customers to pay for goods and services using mobile money.

AfricaCom 2018: Cape Town | 13-15 November | Attend for Free

08-14-2018 | 07:12:00
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[Column] Gilbert Saggia: The digital shift of Africa's rail system

08-13-2018 | 10:02:00
Few modes of transport evoke such a sense of history and romanticism as rail.

 [Africa Tech Week] African Startups shortlisted for major awards

08-09-2018 | 11:03:43
This has been perhaps one of the busiest weeks for African startups seeking funding to improve the operations or products.

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

08-09-2018 | 09:14:39
The business landscape is changing, it’s no secret. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape.

[Africa Tech Week] Automating efficiency, driving innovation

08-03-2018 | 10:51:56
With a growing body of research pointing to improved efficiency and cost savings for institutions that have embraced innovation, technology has this week informed business decisions across public and private sectors.

[Column] Sherry Zameer: Identity verification in Mobile Africa

07-31-2018 | 07:30:00
Africa's digital economy will be built on mobile platforms, creating exciting opportunities for farsighted mobile operators to play a key role in the continent's digital revolution.

AfricaCom | Digital Week | 10-14 September 2018

07-30-2018 | 11:33:00
Shape Digital Africa at the biggest online event in African tech & telecoms

[Africa Tech Week] Actualizing Africa's Silicon Valley resolve

07-25-2018 | 10:15:00
With Africa blazing the trail in innovations driven primarily by a new breed of young, intelligent and overly enthusiastic techies, international institutions have been lining up to tap into these innovators.

[Africa Tech Week] Tapping e-commerce to grow intra Africa trade

07-19-2018 | 10:50:00
In Africa, intra regional trade accounts for a paltry 15 per cent of all trading compared to Europe where trade between the region’s nations stand at 70 per cent and Asia’s 51 per cent.

[Column] Lana Jacobs: Shipping industry can gain from smart contracts

07-18-2018 | 06:41:33
International shipping could be among the first industries to embrace the commercial benefits of blockchain-based smart contracts.

[Africa Tech Week] Growing continental remittances and footprint

07-12-2018 | 10:32:44
This has perhaps been one of the busiest weeks for Africa tech companies seeking to increase connectivity as rolling of infrastructure and boosting existing network services took center stage

[Columm] Jeremy Potgieter: IIoT set to drive African manufacturing

07-11-2018 | 11:23:00
The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, IIoT will significantly enhance manufacturing.

[Column] Michael Pittelkow: Building a digital continent

07-09-2018 | 09:43:00
According to the World Bank's most recent report on Global Economic Prospects, despite the broad global recovery currently underway, Africa still faces substantial downside risks, especially relating to challenges with subdued productivity and potential growth.

[Africa Tech Week] Uganda's social media tax fiasco

07-06-2018 | 10:12:22
Uganda has been on the news this week as being the first country in the region to introduce tax on platforms that that offer Over-The-Top services such as VoIP, instant messaging, and video streaming.