Africa Tech

Nearly 75% of Local and State Government Organizations Attacked by Ransomware Had Their Data Encrypted, Sophos

09-29-2022 | 15:07:00
The report found that 72% of state and local government organizations attacked by ransomware had their data encrypted—7% more than the cross-sector average.

Mara launches free online course to advance blockchain adoption and financial literacy in Africa

09-29-2022 | 13:53:00
Pan-African phone manufacturer Mara Group has launched a free educational online course with the aim to boost blockchain adoption and digital finance literacy in Africa.

[Kenya] Zoho launches VAT and TIMS-compliant online accounting software for businesses

09-29-2022 | 13:48:00
Zoho Corporation has launched its VAT and Tax Invoice Management Systems (TIMS) compliant, accounting software, Zoho Books to help businesses in Kenya prepare for the upcoming implementation of TIMS.

Prophius partners with Mastercard to launch Tap on Phone payments to Small Businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa

09-29-2022 | 13:32:10
Financial technology company Prophius has announced the launch of its PayContactless solution certified by Mastercard – a contactless acceptance solution that turns any NFC-enabled Android device into a physical point of sale.

Ethio telecom unveils "Lead" 3 Years Strategic Plan

09-29-2022 | 12:45:00
Ethio telecom started implementing its newly developed "Lead", a three-year development strategy for the period of 2022-2025

Financial phishing cyberattacks significantly increase in Kenya and Nigeria in Q2 of 2022, report

09-29-2022 | 12:37:00
Kaspersky Security Network data shows that the number of financial phishing attempts in the African regions increased significantly from Q1 to Q2 of 2022. Banks, payment systems, and e-commerce websites were attacked.

PROPARCO lance l’African Private Equity Fellowship pour les jeunes Africain

09-29-2022 | 11:45:00
PROPARCO lance l’African Private Equity Fellowship pour soutenir la prochaine génération d’investisseurs sur le continent Africain.

[Kenya] Jumia adds electric Tuk-Tuks to its delivery fleet in Kenya

09-29-2022 | 11:05:00
Jumia Kenya is adding E-Vans or what are commonly known as Tuk-Tuks to its delivery fleet in the country. The e-commerce leader has partnered with California-based EV solutions provider BILITI Electric for this project.

Neustar Security Services expands partner network in EMEA

09-29-2022 | 09:40:20
Neustar Security Services, a provider of cloud-oriented security services that enable global businesses to thrive online, has expanded its partner ecosystem across key technology hubs in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

[Ghana] Agritech Startup Farmerline has Raised $1.5 Million in Series A Funding

09-29-2022 | 09:31:00
After netting $13 million in April this year, Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline has raised another $1.5 million in pre-series A funding round. The funding from social impact investor Oikocredit.

Mukuru and WeThinkCode partner to host women-only hackathon to solve financial services challenges in Africa

09-29-2022 | 09:12:30
Mukuru CSI manager, Deidré Vrede, says the event was designed to provide the opportunity for winning students to bolster their studies and win internships or job shadowing opportunities at Mukuru, but more importantly create excitement and a platform for young, female students to shine.

Microsoft to support continuous transformation of Africa’s Financial Services Industry

09-29-2022 | 09:02:51
Transforming the Financial Services landscape in Africa will be a critical driver of economic prosperity across the continent, a banking summit has been told.

[South Africa] Alitheia IDF leads $11 million investment round in home services platform SweepSouth

09-29-2022 | 07:46:00
SweepSouth, an online home services platform with a presence across Africa has completed a US$11m investment round led byAlitheia IDF (AIF), Africa’s first and largest gender-lens private equity fund.

Polygon to train more than 2,000 African developers on blockchain in partnership with Xend Finance

09-29-2022 | 07:37:00
The Polygon Bootcamp and Hackathon will be the company’s first edition in Africa and will introduce developers in the region to the Polygon ecosystem using Xend Finance and Polygon technologies.

[Kenya] Safaricom, NCBA and KCB restructure Fuliza with free daily fee

09-29-2022 | 07:28:00
Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom, NCBA and KCB Bank Kenya have announced a restructuring of the popular Fuliza overdraft facility.
 
Features

[Column] Gbenga Okejimi: How WorldRemit is promoting financial inclusivity in Ghana

09-21-2022 | 13:41:00
In emerging markets all across the globe, marginalized groups face limited access to both financial services and financial literacy.1 As a result of the financial exclusion, many developing countries face extreme poverty rates which leads to instability.

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: It's time for East African businesses to switch to SD-WAN

09-19-2022 | 14:00:00
By switching to software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), many enterprises in East Africa and around the world are accelerating their digital transformation.

[Column] Carey van Vlaanderen: The most common Facebook Marketplace scams and how to avoid them

09-19-2022 | 08:57:55
Online retail in South Africa has more than doubled in just two years and with 29.5 million-strong Facebook users, more than half of the country’s population has a Facebook account

[Column] Grant Phillips: Digitally transforming the enterprise

09-15-2022 | 15:24:23
Ask a variety of companies of different sizes in different sectors to define what digital transformation means for them and you will, in all likelihood, receive many divergent responses.

[Startup Interview] Tesh Mbaabu, CEO, MarketForce, Kenya

09-12-2022 | 14:16:00
Tesh Mbaabu is the Co-founder and CEO of Kenyan-based B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa Today, MarketForce MarketForce.

[interview] Nixon Kanali, Founder, TechTrendsKE, Kenya

09-09-2022 | 12:05:00
Nixon Kanali is a Kenyan-based tech journalist, blogger and digital influencer. Since 2014 he has been running TechTrendsKE, a platform that highlights developments and trends in the tech space.

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Homegrown intelligence - How AI in Africa is taking shape

09-08-2022 | 13:58:00
AI in Africa requires the input of stakeholders, including government, Internet service providers, entrepreneurs, data scientists, and all professionals operating within the field to produce new and cutting-edge data-driven African solutions to African problems.

[Column] Pankaj Bhula: The metaverse reality check that your business needs

09-08-2022 | 13:49:00
Gartner predicts that by 2026, a quarter of us will spend at least one hour a day in the Metaverse for work, shopping, education, social media and/or entertainment

[Column] Dumisani Moyo: How to use the cloud to supercharge your SME's growth

09-07-2022 | 12:47:37
As global economic growth slows down and many developed and emerging economies face severe pressure, the SME sector is again taking centre stage as a catalyst for job creation and growth throughout the African continent.

[Column] Tracy Bolton: How partners drive digital transformation

09-05-2022 | 09:07:00
Companies and leaders need to be able to tap into a rich technology partner ecosystem to drive their digital transformation and ensure their business is geared for the challenges of a changing modern economy.

[Column] Marilyn Moodley: How to create a digital transformation strategy that actually works

09-05-2022 | 08:00:00
Today, survey after survey shows workers want a hybrid work model. But what does the future workplace look like and how can organisations create a digital transformation journey that fits the new paradigm?

[Column] Ghassan Azzi: Securing the digital frontier - Kenya’s businesses need the right data infrastructure

09-01-2022 | 08:29:00
Sitting at the heart of that infrastructure is the importance of data, and although some overlook it, businesses need to take data storage seriously for the sake of business continuity, data accessibility, and security.

[Column] Ali Karim Alio: How public private technology partnerships can boost trade and help realize Africa’s economic potential

08-30-2022 | 11:08:00
As the digital transformation continues to stride across Africa, it is clearing the way and opening vast swathes of potential for its nations, businesses, and citizens.

[Column] Tjaart Malan: Urgency, simplification and effective change management key to digital transformation success

08-30-2022 | 11:06:00
Since the start of the pandemic, digital transformation has become a core objective and top priority for nearly every business in the world.

[Column] Richard Muthua: Kenya and Africa are ready to join the future of Cloud

08-29-2022 | 11:08:00
As of 2021, our continent accounted only for USD 1.2 billion of the global public cloud market, it has more than doubled in the past three years and continues to grow exponentially year on year.