Africa Tech

Airtel Zambia enters video streaming market with launch of TV

01-28-2020 | 13:34:00
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV.

B2B fintechs start 2020 strong with more than $1billion in venture capital funding

01-28-2020 | 12:35:14
Venture capital (VC) is not easily available to every startup, but recently, VC investors hinted at a big year ahead for the B2B FinTech space.

FIS launches online payments in 26 markets across Africa

01-28-2020 | 12:33:00
FIS™, a global player in financial services technology, has announced its entry into payment processing in Africa.

WorldRemit announces global remittance partnership with Alipay

01-28-2020 | 09:48:00
WorldRemit has announced a partnership with Alipay, the world's payment and lifestyle platform, enabling consumers to use the WorldRemit app or website for cross-border remittances to the Alipay app.

DPO Group extends operations to Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and DR Congo

01-28-2020 | 07:30:00
DPO Group, a payments technology company in Africa, has announced that it is now operating in Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo in francophone Africa.

LG South Africa launches new office

01-27-2020 | 12:35:00
LG South Africa recently unveiled its new relocated head office - which now includes a new LG brand shop on the same premises - in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Ugu South Coast Tourism unveils app targeting holidaymakers and locals

01-27-2020 | 12:30:00
Ugu South Coast Tourism has launched its free, user-friendly app, Explore KZN South Coast, which features more than 200 KwaZulu-Natal South Coast tourism products.

Nigeria’s Paga acquires Ethiopia-based Apposit

01-27-2020 | 10:40:00
Nigerian fintech startup Paga, poised for global expansion, has announced its acquisition of Apposit, a United States (US)-based technology company with operations in Ethiopia.

UbuntuNet signs contract with Malawi to develop internet infrastructure for research and education

01-27-2020 | 07:22:00
UbuntuNet Alliance has signed a contract agreement with the Government of Malawi to provide affordable, fast and dedicated Internet connectivity and other research and education networking tools and services.

[South Africa] Meerkat selected in Catalyst Fund’s latest cohort of fintech startups

01-24-2020 | 12:30:00
South Africa’s fintech startup Meerkat have been selected to participate in Catalyst Funds latest cohort to launch their innovative low-cost savings product to the South African market.

ROAM Africa and Interview Mocha collaborate to transform how African organizations recruit talent

01-24-2020 | 09:41:00
Ringier One Africa Media, ROAM Africa and Interview Mocha have signed a partnership agreement to transform the way African organizations recruit talent.

[Egypt] Moneygram partners with Suez Canal Bank on cross border money transfer service

01-24-2020 | 07:38:16
MoneyGram International has partnered with Suez Canal Bank to allow MoneyGram customers from around the world send money directly to the bank accounts of friends and family members in Egypt.

[Nigeria] 9mobile launches Artificial Intelligence customer assistant

01-24-2020 | 07:19:00
Nigeria’s telecommunication company 9mobile has launched 'Enin', a personal digital customer assistant on the 9mobile network.

Improving digital access offers investors opportunity to achieve SDGs in Africa, Standard Chartered

01-23-2020 | 13:49:00
Opportunity2030: The Standard Chartered SDG Investment Map reveals a $197 billion opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa.

Video streaming platform MVMO launches in Africa

01-23-2020 | 13:25:00
MVMO, an innovative new entrant to the high-growth African online entertainment market has announced the launch of its service in the continent.
 
Features

[Column] Andy Papastefanou: Standardising eSignatures to drive adoption

01-23-2020 | 12:50:18
The eSignature market is highly regulated with a plethora of choices when it comes to vendor solutions.

[Interview] Clément Uwajeneza, Country Director, Andela, Rwanda

01-23-2020 | 08:47:00
Clément Uwajeneza is leading the Rwandan arm of Andela's international organization of software engineers in Africa. Africa Business Communities has a brief chat with him.

[Column] David Bunei: Stay ahead of those data security woes

01-23-2020 | 06:20:00
The very factors that have helped to make Kenya such a motivated and major African player in the Digital Age have also made local organisations in the public and private sector vulnerable to security threats and compliance issues

[Column] Jakkie Olivier: The impact of AI on jobs in the retail motor sector

01-22-2020 | 05:47:00
The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is gaining traction in all sectors. Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are being applied to create ingenious innovations.

[Column] Cathy Smith: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?

01-17-2020 | 13:08:00
One of the great privileges of working in Africa is how no two days are ever the same: the continent is dynamic, constantly reinventing itself amid a cultural melting pot of ideas and people.

[Column] Dominique Collett: South African fintech in 2020 - what can we expect?

01-16-2020 | 08:38:00
Fintech is rapidly transforming the very essence of global financial services. Here at AlphaCode, we spend a lot of time researching how technology and a transforming consumer base is changing the financial services landscape.

[Column] Grant Phillips: Becoming digitally empowered

01-16-2020 | 05:18:00
Digital transformation swept across businesses and industries in 2019, gaining momentum for a surge yet to be fully realised.

[Column] Nick Durrant: New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020

01-15-2020 | 05:49:00
Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020.

[Column] Avinash Ramtohul: Artificial Intelligence gaining grounds in Africa?

01-15-2020 | 05:19:00
Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings a whole new dimension to the drive for customer intimacy. The convenience customers experience weighs heavier than any reduction in privacy.

[Startup Interview] George Kissinger Adem, CEO, House of Kissinger, Kenya

01-09-2020 | 12:20:00
George Kissinger Adem is the Founder and CEO of House of Kissinger, a Kenyan online lifestyle management platform that connects Tourists/VIPs/Expatriates to their favourite luxury and essential goods & services.

[Column] Victor Argonov: Gold vs. Bitcoin - Which is better to protect investors from financial crises?

01-08-2020 | 09:05:00
There is still a great debate about which is the best asset to protect investors in difficult times: cryptocurrencies or gold.

[Column] Taru Madangombe: New technologies to power smart cities

01-07-2020 | 15:15:52
'Smart cities' is a buzz term which has gained popularity globally over the past decade.

[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: The mobile data pricing conundrum

01-02-2020 | 10:57:00
There needs to be an analysis of more advanced, technically driven pricing structures, says IDC.

[Column] JC Oberholzer: How blockchain is disrupting the insurance industry

01-02-2020 | 06:41:00
With 81 percent of insurers globally familiar with blockchain technology, some areas of focus are fraud prevention, the digital tracking of medical records, and developing smart contracts.

[Column] Vino Govender: Why reliable, low-latency fibre connectivity is key for the success of the smart city

12-20-2019 | 10:24:25
Smart cities are intelligent and connected ecosystems that collate and analyse vast quantities of data spun out by a complex network of sensors, devices, systems, software, and platforms.