Africa Tech

Egyptian fintech company MNT-Halan secures $400 million in new funding

02-01-2023 | 11:52:48
Following the completion of these investments, MNT-Halan’s valuation will exceed $1 billion.

CellPoint Digital partners with Akwaaba to scale grocery e-commerce

02-01-2023 | 09:45:12
CellPoint Digital, the London-based pioneer of Payment Orchestration, has announced it is partnering with Akwaaba, a multinational food, grocery and household goods retailer.

[South Africa] Teraco secures R11.8 billion syndicated loan to finance growth

02-01-2023 | 08:07:54
The growth funding is for the expansion of Teraco’s key interconnection hubs located within the Isando, Bredell, and Cape Town campuses, and a significant renewable energy generation programme.

Coalition for Digital Africa announces internet exchange point initiative

02-01-2023 | 08:05:37
This latest initiative will focus on enhancing five existing Internet exchange points (IXPs), to improve Internet access by making it faster and more affordable, thus positively impacting Internet users in the regions they are placed in.

Workonline Communications establishes new point-of-presence in Nigeria

02-01-2023 | 07:42:43
The new megaPoP went live late last year, ready to provide 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps services at Rack Centre in Lagos, West Africa's best-connected datacentre.

[Kenya] Finsbury Trading bets on SAP Business One to boost operations

01-31-2023 | 11:24:00
With the previous system, the company struggled with interbranch and regional reporting, order processing, and visibility, as well as business controls and approvals.

Telecom Egypt confirms new spectrum package

01-31-2023 | 09:25:00
The company viewed this as a strategic move to support heavier traffic from a growing customer base while cost-effectively improving service speed and quality.

Orange Esport Experience 2023 edition in Abdjan

01-30-2023 | 15:33:00
Orange, a major partner of Esport in Africa and the Middle East is organizing the regional grand final of the pan-African “Orange Esport Experience” championship on January 28 and 29, 2023, in Abidjan.

[Kenya] CBK licenses 12 more digital lenders

01-30-2023 | 15:12:43
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has granted operating licenses to an additional 12 Digital Credit Providers (DCPs), bringing the total to 22.

Kenyan wins Microsoft’s coveted MVP award

01-30-2023 | 14:19:00
Kenya's Shadrack Kiprotich is the 2022 recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for actively sharing high-quality expertise with other technology professionals.

YahClick and Canar Telecommunication Co. Ltd to boost operations and digital services in Sudan

01-30-2023 | 13:43:44
YahClick and Canar Telecommunication Co. Ltd sign USD15 million deal to boost operations and digital services in Sudan

Nigeria launches payments card program to rival Visa and Mastercard

01-30-2023 | 12:37:00
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched a national domestic payments card program called AfriGo, meant to help the country gain a competitive edge in a market dominated by Visa and Mastercard.

[South Africa] Fintech firm Jumo appoints Kenya's former ICT CS Joe Mucheru as president

01-30-2023 | 08:13:00
In his new role, Mucheru will support the company to deliver its growth goals, navigate the regulatory landscape, and build the firm’s presence across the African continent.

Safaricom appoints Arshed Khawaja as its new board chairman

01-30-2023 | 07:33:00
Khawaja takes over from John Ngumi who resigned from the position earlier in the month to focus on developing green energy generation projects across Africa.

[Kenya] Zuri Health raises an undisclosed amount of funding from Moroccan VC UM6P Ventures

01-30-2023 | 07:25:00
Zuri Health has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Moroccan VC UM6P Ventures. The funds will be used to support Zuri’s growth and expansion across Africa.
 
Features

[Startup Interview] Don Okoth, General Manager, Sendy, Kenya

01-30-2023 | 12:52:00
Don Okoth is General Manager for Kenyan Fulfillment and Logistics startup Sendy. In this interview, he talks about the current state of logistics in Kenya and beyond, including Sendy's role in shaping the industry.

[Column] Patrick Evans: Governing cybersecurity from the top as a strategic business enabler

01-30-2023 | 08:32:00
C-Suite executives still don’t take cybersecurity seriously enough while boards are not nearly as engaged in cybersecurity as they are in other areas of oversight, says Patrick Evans, CEO of SLVA CyberSecurity.

[Column] Christopher Mwangi: Connecting Africa’s potential metre by metre, country by country

01-26-2023 | 15:44:29
With stable internet connectivity spread out throughout the continent, and greater bandwidth being consumed, we can finally drive down the cost of connectivity.

[Column] Tejpal Bedi: IoT innovation: Connected systems and opportunities for Kenyan businesses

01-26-2023 | 13:53:37
With an estimated global market value of $478.36 billion this year, which is set to grow exponentially, IoT technology has the potential to become the next-generation business solution and enabler of new digital functions and services.

[Column] Tridiv Vasavada: 3 Key Trends for Africa’s Informal Retail Sector in 2023

01-26-2023 | 11:36:00
Tridiv Vasavada, Chief Technology Officer at Wasoko, Africa’s largest B2B e-commerce network, explores three key industry trends to look out for this year.

[Column] Chester Wisniewsk: ChatGPT’s impacts will be social, not technical

01-26-2023 | 11:20:00
The technology world was on fire about the latest artificial intelligence demonstration by OpenAI in the waning months of 2022, ChatGPT.

[Column] Hannah Kebble: Artificial Intelligence in Africa: Levelling the narrative

01-25-2023 | 13:17:00
Oxford Insights highlights this because governments require the appropriate environment to support AI development - including adequate data infrastructure, and an innovative vision to implement progress at the state level.

[Rapport Partech Africa 2022] : Ecosystème tech africain continue de se développer avec $6,5 milliards en 2022

01-25-2023 | 09:09:00
Dans un contexte de recul drastique du financement par capital-risque à l’échelle mondiale, l’écosystème tech africain se distingue avec une croissance de + 8 % par rapport à 2021.

The forces driving growth of the African Tech ecosystem have prevailed against the headwinds-Partech Report

01-25-2023 | 08:47:31
Funding for the African Tech ecosystem sector grew +8% to US$6.5B, through 764 rounds, with debt funding doubling in the year (+102% to US$1.5B in 71 rounds) to compensate for a slight decline in equity rounds (-6% to US$4.9B in 693 rounds).

[Column] Blessed Hwaire: Three ways retailers can continue their golden run in 2023

01-24-2023 | 10:48:11
The retail industry is one of the few sectors of the economy that emerged from the pandemic relatively unscathed.

[Column] Imane Charioui: Factors that will continue to shape the Cameroonian remittance market in 2023

01-24-2023 | 10:07:38
In the last decade, the cross-border remittance market has undergone tremendous changes evolving from traditional offerings to much faster, easier and safer payment methods, thanks to digital disruptors.

[Column] Cathy Smith: The silent war between employers and employees will have no winner

01-24-2023 | 09:55:00
The defining leadership challenge of 2023 will be navigating the silent war brewing between employers and employees. “What war?”, you may ask. Perhaps it is easier to explain it as a series of battles happening on many work fronts.

[Column] Marilyn Moodley: Cloud Security - Whose fault is it?

01-23-2023 | 07:56:00
At least 95% of cloud security failures in the next three years will be the customer’s fault, according to Gartner. Unsurprisingly, the biggest threat to security is people.

[Column] Mukesh Bector: What Will Work Look Like In 2030?

01-19-2023 | 11:55:00
Epson’s Regional Head for East and West Africa, Mukesh Bector explores the trends that will shape the workplace of 2030 and how businesses can prepare for the future

[Chronique] Marlene Mutimawase: Les start-up africains doivent garder un œil ouvert sur l'environnement

01-18-2023 | 12:50:00
Le changement climatique étant devenu une menace énorme dans le monde d'aujourd'hui, le besoin d'entreprises fabriquant des produits et services respectueux de l'environnement a considérablement augmenté.