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Alibaba offers e-commerce training to Rwandan universities

08-21-2018 | 12:27:59
In its quest to train the next generation of global entrepreneurs Alibaba Business School has unveiled a program tailored to educators in Rwanda.

Kenya Anti Counterfeit Agency gets $1.5 million to digitize operations

08-21-2018 | 08:55:00
Kenya’s war on counterfeits and illegal trade has received a major boost with the signing of a $1.5 million financing agreement between UK Department for International Development and The Anti-Counterfeit Agency.

BBOXX pilots off grid internet in Rwanda

08-21-2018 | 06:45:55
BBOXX, a next generation utility, has launched a pilot to provide internet access for communities in Rwanda.

Telecom Egypt shows LE2.1b net profit for H1 2018

08-21-2018 | 06:45:00
Telecom Egypt has announced that its consolidated results slipped 18.2 percent during the first half of 2018, recording LE 2.06 billion, compared to LE 2.52 billion during the same period of 2017.

John Omo appointed African Telecommunications Union Secretary General

08-21-2018 | 06:40:00
Kenya’s Mr. John Omo has been elected the new Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU).

[Kenya] Safaricom grows network with new Busia retail outlet

08-20-2018 | 13:05:00
Telecommunication company Safaricom has opened a new retail shop in Busia to cater for the high demand in the Western Region as part of retail expansion strategy to meet customer needs.

[Kenya] Equity Group launches fintech subsidiary

08-20-2018 | 13:00:00
Equity Group Holdings Plc has launched its fintech subsidiary, Finserve, signaling a future defined by disruptive innovation beyond the Group’s current financial services.

South African Airways launches employee app to enhance communication

08-20-2018 | 10:13:28
South African Airways (SAA) has launched one of its flagship initiatives to promote communication between management and its employees.

Avanti Communications, iWayAfrica sign Master Distributor contract

08-20-2018 | 09:49:00
Avanti Communications Group has signed a HYLAS 4 Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica, a pan-African service provider proving telecommunication solutions across the African continent, to provide satellite broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Madagascar launches new online investment guide

08-20-2018 | 08:03:28
The Madagascar online investment guide has been officially unveiled in Antananarivo.

Zenith Bank Nigeria launches Qwerty Banking

08-20-2018 | 07:56:00
Zenith Bank has upgraded its Mobile App to include Qwerty Banking, a new feature that enables users perform banking transactions while chatting on any social messaging platform.

Telkom Kenya boosts network with 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi

08-17-2018 | 13:47:15
Telkom has announced the going live of 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi and its environs to cater for the growing demand on data.

[Kenya] Apptivate Africa targets more companies with e-lunch scheme

08-17-2018 | 06:15:00
Europe’s transformative digital lunch scheme provider is looking to sign in more companies across Africa after a successful two-year test run in Kenya.

Zambia seeks $22m in tax on internet calls

08-16-2018 | 14:23:37
Zambia expects to raise $22 million annually in new tax on internet phone calls. The cabinet approved on Monday, a 30 ngwee (0.3 kwacha; $0.03) daily tariff charged on online phone calls.

[Kenya] Safaricom to introduce finger biometric to curb SIM card fraud

08-16-2018 | 12:50:43
Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecommunication service provider is in the process of developing a framework that will deal with the sim card swap fraud.