Africa Tech

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.

[Mauritius] SBM targets high net worth clients with new premium credit card

02-18-2019 | 07:44:39
SBM has launched the World Elite Mastercard credit card, providing its high net worth cardholders with a range of priceless benefits and privileges that can be accessed at home and abroad.

[Kenya] Rose Ogega joins Safaricom Board

02-15-2019 | 13:05:00
The board of telecommunication company Safaricom has announced the appointment of Ms. Rose Ogega to its Board as an independent non-executive director.

Western Union introduces new payment option for Amazon.com shoppers in Kenya

02-15-2019 | 09:12:49
The Western Union Company has unveiled a new payment option that allows Amazon.com customers in Kenya to pay in local currency for their Amazon.com purchases.

[Nigeria] UBA and Google partner to launch free WIFI hotspots in 11 branches

02-15-2019 | 07:05:12
The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has partnered with Google and ISP partner to unveil Google Station in 11 UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country.

Telecom Egypt signs agreement with Orange Data to provide high-speed bitstream services

02-15-2019 | 07:01:14
Telecom Egypt and Orange Data have signed new agreement on bitstream access services.

Vivo Energy picks IBM to enhance digital operations across its stations

02-15-2019 | 06:57:19
IBM has announced that Vivo Energy has selected IBM Services for its digital transformation journey based on SAP S/4HANA®.

Angola Telecom privatization set for this year

02-15-2019 | 06:53:32
The process of privatization of Angola Telecom will start this year, and evaluating the assets and assets of the company is underway.
 
Features

[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.

[Column] Andrew Heuvel: IoT- The good, the bad, and the ugly

01-31-2019 | 10:36:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) has stepped out of the realm of possibility and conjecture and into very dynamic real-world applications that are fundamentally changing the future for enterprises and individuals alike

[Startup Interview] Peter Mwangi: CEO, Konectify Technologies, Kenya

01-31-2019 | 09:56:29
Peter Mwangi is the CEO of Konectify Technologies a Kenyan start-up specializing in software engineering and development of custom web and mobile solutions with a key focus on cloud-based web solutions.

[Column] Fuad Siddiqui: Charting a new course for Africa’s economic prosperity

01-31-2019 | 08:33:00
Imagine a world where the laws of business survival are being redefined and new competitive market models re-assembled with the advent of 4th industrial revolution.