Africa Tech

Liquid Home Rwanda spreads the festive cheer by adding more internet capacity to customer packages

01-13-2022 | 13:39:01
This festive season Liquid Intelligent Technologies Rwanda, a business of Cassava Technologies, is bringing cheer to its customers by increasing internet capacity on existing home packages while keeping it at the same price.

Liquid Intelligent Technologies brought seamless connectivity to the Hanga Pitchfest in Rwanda

01-13-2022 | 13:28:17
The leading provider of digital services in Rwanda, Liquid Intelligent Technologies partnered with the Rwandan Ministry of ICT & Innovation and Rwanda Development board to provide seamless connectivity at the Hanga Pitchfest 2021

Kenyan BNPL startup Lipa Later secures $12m funding to expand across Africa

01-13-2022 | 13:10:00
Lipa Later, one of it’s kind buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria, has raised $12 million from a consortium of investors.

[Kenya] TransUnion Africa appoints Morris Maina as CEO for its Kenyan operations

01-13-2022 | 12:05:18
Information and insights company TransUnion Africa has announced the appointment of Morris Maina as chief executive officer (CEO) of the company’s rapidly-growing Kenyan operation.

[Kenya] Equity Now offers One-Day Settlement for PayPal Withdrawals

01-13-2022 | 11:44:29
Equity Bank has announced a reduction in the duration it takes to settle PayPal withdrawals from 3 Business days to just 24 hours or one business day.

[Nigeria] Last-mile delivery startup Kwik reaches 100,000 customers

01-13-2022 | 09:46:00
Nigeria's last-mile delivery startup Kwik Delivery, trading name of Africa Delivery Technologies SAS, announced today that its GMV and revenue for 2021 grew by over 400% year on year.

Nigeria finally lifts Twitter ban after 7 months

01-13-2022 | 09:37:00
The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, announced the lifting of the suspension in a statement saying president Buhari had given the approval to lift the suspension.

[Uganda] MTN MoMo Launches an overdraft facility that enables Customers transact beyond their MoMo wallet balances

01-13-2022 | 09:15:00
[Uganda] MTN MoMo Launches an overdraft facility that enables Customers transact beyond their MoMo wallet balances

[Kenya] Riding-hailing Platform MARAMOJA opens its API to Fintechs and Insurtechs

01-13-2022 | 07:34:14
MARAMOJA Transport has opened its API to local fintechs and Insurtechs. Through a new partnership with Switchlink Africa, service providers will be able to connect with MARAMOJA's over 100,000 drivers and customers.

[South Africa] Realness Institute and Netflix Extend 2022 Episodic Lab and DET Entry Deadline For African Writers

01-13-2022 | 06:34:00
Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix has extended calls for submissions calls for the 2022 Episodic Lab and Development Executive Traineeship (DET) programmes from African writers.

Ivorian e-commerce startup Afrikrea raises $6.2M in pre-Series A, rebrands to “ANKA”

01-13-2022 | 06:28:00
Afrikrea, an Ivorian e-commerce startup has raised $6.2M pre-Series A round led by Investisseurs & Partenaires. The startup has also rebranded to “ANKA”.

CIOs are betting on technology to support aviation industry recovery, SITA report

01-12-2022 | 12:40:49
The majority of airlines (84%) and airports (81%) expect to spend the same or more in 2022 compared to 2021, with spending on automation of passenger processing seeing a significant rise.

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services avails online air cargo booking platform

01-12-2022 | 12:38:03
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest network operator has launched a new feature that enables customers to make online reservations for their cargo.

Foodics grows MENA footprint with acquisition of provider of restaurant cloud technology POSRocket

01-12-2022 | 12:35:56
The acquisition is a strategic move by the two companies and allows Foodics to consolidate itself in the market, as well as to assume market leadership in Egypt, Kuwait , Oman and Jordan, in addition to the dominant position it already held in the rest of the GCC.

Pantami, Aregbesola set to commission digital Nigeria project in Osun

01-12-2022 | 08:45:00
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and his counterpart in the Ministry of Interior will commission a Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC) project in Osun State on January 14, 2022.
 
Features

[Column] Hardeep Sound: Four make-or-break priorities for East Africa’s economic recovery

01-14-2022 | 12:06:00
How does the East African region achieve a full economic recovery from the impact of the pandemic while also building toward a more globally-competitive and sustainable future?

[Column] Andrew Bourne: What will online privacy and security look like in 2022?

01-13-2022 | 11:56:00
Online privacy and security is an ongoing battle and that organisations of all sizes will have to keep stepping up their efforts when it comes to protecting their customers and staff

Agile software is a boon to manufacturing for Ghana and Rwanda

01-12-2022 | 09:01:00
Processes originally aimed at speedy application development are giving manufacturers the tools to build the next generation of urban-flight and space vehicles in Africa.

[Column] Tris Morgan: The future Chief Information Security Officer (CISCO) is a Chief Trust Officer

01-10-2022 | 14:19:54
As the CISO’s role changes, they’re taking on a newfound importance in their organisation and becoming the face of trust - driving strategies forward and enabling the business.

[Column] James Bayhack: Innovations that will reshape business in Kenya in the future

01-10-2022 | 10:12:00
The global crisis introduced the necessity to innovate, forcing many to rethink how they communicate with their customers and repackage product and service offerings for the new landscape.

[Column] Kevin Muley: How globalization has greatly transformed how we communicate beyond borders

01-10-2022 | 06:40:00
The ability to communicate globally has made it effortless to share information with those in different time zones and locations.

[Column] Wale Arewa: Eliminate Risk with Data Erasure

01-06-2022 | 13:01:00
Data erasure is the software-based method of securely overwriting data from any data storage device using zeros and ones onto all sectors of the device.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: The greatest asset becomes the biggest risk

01-05-2022 | 12:06:00
Companies deploy multiple security, intelligence and productivity monitoring tools in the hopes of working smarter and safer. However, none of these solutions focus on the humans driving day-to-day operations.

[Column] Laurent Sarr: Why Digital Identities Are The New Frontier

01-05-2022 | 09:18:00
Whenever a user, or consumer, creates a profile or account on any online platform, they must have a unique way to identify themselves and give them access to their data.

[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Bridging digital divide, bolstering regional connectivity

12-23-2021 | 13:37:00
As the internet increasingly redefines human relations and penetration takes shape across Africa, the East African region is tapping into the numerous benefits that comes with connectivity.

[Column] Akshay Grover: Elevating digital payments for a cashless future in Africa

12-22-2021 | 13:41:00
COVID-19 has propelled the adoption of digital payment platforms for millions of people across the African continent. The need for contactless methods of making transactions, transformed what was once a nice-to-have into a necessity.

[Column] Cameron Beveridge: How South African organisations are using tech to succeed despite disruptions

12-22-2021 | 11:15:48
South African small, medium and large enterprises are using technology at an unprecedented scale to help manage the uncertainty and disruption caused by the pandemic and broader changes in the business and consumer landscape.

[Column] Sunil Geness: Africa’s e-government efforts are bearing fruit

12-20-2021 | 14:53:00
Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on governments and citizens, countries across the African continent are looking at e-government with renewed interest and urgency.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: 2022 will be an interesting year for cloud in Africa

12-20-2021 | 12:47:00
Forrester predicts that the general-purpose cloud has had its time, and that in 2022 we can expect to see the growth of specialised industry clouds, with solutions tailored for each sector.

[Column] Brandon Rochat: Log4Shell will have a lasting ripple effect

12-20-2021 | 11:20:58
The tech world was shaken this past week. A vulnerability affecting Apache Log4j versions 2.0 to 2.14.1 was disclosed on the project’s GitHub page.