Africa Tech

tappi Raises $1.5M to digitize and build online trust for African SMEs

12-07-2023 | 13:38:00
tappi, an end-to-end digital commerce SaaS solution tailored for small and medium-sized businesses, has raised $1.5M in an oversubscribed Pre-Seed round led by Mercy Corps Ventures and Chui Ventures.

[South Africa] HAVAÍC leads $15 million Series A investement in Sportable

12-07-2023 | 13:28:00
The sole African institutional investor, HAVAÍC is contributing US$1 million as part of a US$15 million Series A investment round in Sportable.

Kenya's mobile-first strategies make fintechs vulnerable to cyber attacks

12-07-2023 | 12:41:00
Kenya is currently ranked 25th in the world as the most likely to be targeted for malware attacks according to Check Point Research’s October Malware Report.

Nuvei enters global payments partnership with Microsoft

12-07-2023 | 09:00:00
Nuvei Corporation, the Canadian fintech company, announced that it has partnered with Microsoft to deliver leading payment experiences for customers of its products, solutions, and services across many of its key markets.

WATT Renewable Corporation announces strategic partnership with Clear Blue Technologies

12-07-2023 | 08:48:00
WATT Renewable Corporation (WATT), an independently-owned provider of hybrid solar solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Clear Blue Technologies, a publicly traded global leader in smart off-grid technology solutions.

[Kenya] EV startup BasiGo secures $5m debt facility to scale local production

12-07-2023 | 07:43:00
BasiGo, the Kenyan electric vehicle manufacturer has secured $5 million in debt funding from the British International Investment (BII), the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, to scale local assembly of 100 electric buses.

[Nigeria] FinTech startup Grey rebrands to boost global expansion

12-07-2023 | 07:24:00
Grey, a fintech started by two Nigerians to simplify sending and receiving foreign payments for Africans has rebranded completely with a new logo and website.

dLocal and Jeeves announce strategic partnership to streamline client payouts globally

12-07-2023 | 07:15:00
dLocal, a leading cross-border payment platform, is thrilled to announce its strategic partnership with Jeeves, a global financial technology platform that provides businesses with comprehensive financial solutions, to facilitate secure client payments across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

YouTube Premium and YouTube Music launched in Kenya, Ghana and Senegal

12-07-2023 | 07:09:00
YouTube today announced that YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in Kenya, Ghana and Senegal. YouTube Premium is all of YouTube and YouTube Music without interruptions.

Nuvei a lancé sa solution d'émission de cartes dans 30 marchés à l'échelle mondiale

12-07-2023 | 07:03:00
Nuvei, la société fintech canadienne, annonce qu'elle a lancé sa solution d'émission de cartes dans 30 marchés à l'échelle mondiale.

Airtel Africa ventures into data centre business, first facility to go live in Lagos

12-07-2023 | 06:52:00
Airtel Africa has launched Nxtra, its data centre business that it says has been founded on a commitment to meet the continent’s growing needs for trusted, and sustainable data centre capacity and to serve the fast-growing African digital economy.

Wic Capital obtient un prêt de 1 million $ pour accroître le financement de PME détenues par des femmes

12-07-2023 | 06:47:00
Le fonds d’investissement centré sur les femmes, Wic Capital, a obtenu une ligne de crédit de l’investisseur britannique FSD Africa pour poursuivre son activité de financement de femmes entrepreneures au Sénégal et en Côte d’Ivoire.

dLocal and eSky Group partner to combine the power of payments with modern airline and travel innovation

12-07-2023 | 06:13:02
dLocal and eSky have been committed to creating an efficient payment process that sets new industry standards for speed and reliability.

Huawei and Sharp sign long-term global patent cross-licensing agreement

12-06-2023 | 09:05:00
Huawei and Sharp have announced the signing of a new long-term global patent cross-licensing agreement, which covers Cellular Standard Essential Patents, including 4G and 5G.

MTN partners with WIM Technologies to enhance fixed wireless access for customers

12-06-2023 | 09:00:00
Leveraging intelligent coverage and capacity-based analytics, Unison FWA enables MTN’s sales representatives with real-time insights on the most suitable packages for each customer’s specific needs and location. This ensures that customers receive optimal service at competitive prices with adequate coverage.

[Column] Mike Smollan: Shaping retails future: trends recap 2023

12-07-2023 | 14:30:00
As per the Edge Global Insights Report 2023 - overall, the retail industry this year has navigated the lingering effects of the pandemic, embraced digital transformation, addressed sustainability concerns, and tackled supply chain challenges.

[Column] Anna Collard: The Artificial Intelligence hit list: Six menacing threats you need to know

12-07-2023 | 14:29:00
Locally, the technology has the potential to mitigate security risks, enhance decision-making, address legacy challenges, and have a significantly positive societal impact. Despite the impressive applications and implications, there are associated risks that need to be considered.

[Column] Christopher Saul: Why businesses in Kenya need to adopt a cloud mindset

12-04-2023 | 07:07:00
Driven by an increase in local data centres and the availability of cloud computing platforms, organisations in Kenya are some of the biggest cloud spenders in Africa.

[Column] Andrew Ihsaan Gasnolar: The need for positive regulation in the ride-hailing industry

11-27-2023 | 08:19:00
Positive regulation has emerged as the linchpin that can propel the industry's growth while safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders. There are a myriad of reasons why embracing positive regulation is vital for Kenya's ride-hailing industry:

[Column] Todd Schoeman: Building networks for the new digital age

11-23-2023 | 10:53:00
As the likes of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) integrate into business operations, companies are becoming more reliant than ever on the cloud.

[Column] Christopher Sau: Plugging Kenya’s brain drain: Unlocking the value of training and IT talent retention

11-23-2023 | 08:15:16
As Kenyan enterprises continue to transform and invest in enterprise IT and digital technologies, there is high demand for the skills and talent needed to sustain that transformation.

[Column] Anna Collard: Cybercriminal for hire: The rise of ransomware-as-a-service

11-17-2023 | 17:06:00
Ransomware attacks are rapidly posing a greater threat due to the availability of RaaS solutions on the dark web.

[Column] Louis Avenant: Effective rollout of ESIMs requires diverse and optimized systems

11-16-2023 | 12:40:40
Telco operators in Africa have a real opportunity to boost revenue and customer growth by expediting the deployment of eSims. But first they’ll need to navigate the nuances of local markets respectively, and optimise their processes.

[Column] Irene Mutile: Fuelling digital transformation through Hyper Automation and Edge AI

11-13-2023 | 14:43:00
In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses across various industries are constantly seeking ways to stay ahead of the competition, improve operational efficiency, and provide superior customer experiences.

Improving lives with AI and digital and financial inclusion in Kenya, one smartphone at a time

11-09-2023 | 17:06:00
Today, more than 3 million customers in Africa who might not have been able to get credit from a bank have obtained products and loans through M-KOPA.

[Column] Tushar Vaishnavi: Building Loyalty: The art of personalized brand experiences and advocacy

11-08-2023 | 13:06:06
While businesses find themselves under immense pressure to deliver tangible results and demonstrate a return on investment, the battleground for consumers' attention is fierce.

[Revolutionizing customer relationship management] Fleciah Kamau: The CRM advantage

11-07-2023 | 14:07:00
In the dynamic landscape of modern business, customer relationship management (CRM) has become more crucial than ever before. It's no longer just about managing contacts and sales; it's about creating seamless, meaningful interactions with clients.

[Column] Daniel Wolman: Cybersecurity vs customer trust - an inseparable duo in a digital economy

11-02-2023 | 13:53:56
The digital age has ushered in a new era of the customer experience, where data has become a valuable currency. However, this currency is also coveted by cyber criminals who are constantly seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in the ever-expanding digital marketplace.

[Column] Tunde Abagun: Securing Kenya’s Digital Superhighway

11-02-2023 | 10:25:00
As Kenyan Citizens and residents increasingly turn to digital channels for services, they demand a digital backbone they can trust, one resilient in the face of relentless cyber assaults.

[Column] Victor Basta: The most valuable ‘white spaces’ today in African investing

10-30-2023 | 12:14:00
With low manufacturing capabilities, high youth unemployment rates, poor-quality health care, and inadequate infrastructure, Africa’s sustained growth now depends on its digital economy.