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COMESA targets women entrepreneurs with digital networking platform

08-14-2018 | 06:41:51
The designing process of the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) Digital Platform for women entrepreneurs has commenced following the kick-off workshop held at the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia.

[Egypt] Temenos and AUC Venture Lab to accelerate fintech innovation

08-13-2018 | 12:23:13
The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo, AUC Venture Lab and Temenos, the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo.

ImpalaPay Kenya and PesaChoice Rwanda complete pilot on blockchain

08-13-2018 | 12:10:00
ImpalaPay Kenya and PesaChoice of Rwanda have successfully concluded pilot test of cross-border mobile money transfer on the stellar blockchain.

Uganda National Bureau of Standards automates services

08-10-2018 | 13:05:00
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has automated a number of its services to improve efficiency and turnaround time for better service delivery.

[Nigeria] Zenith Bank introduces Qwerty banking

08-10-2018 | 08:52:57
Nigerian financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc 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.

Telecom Egypt, Etisalat Misr sign MoU on virtual fixed voice services

08-10-2018 | 06:33:00
Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide the latter with virtual fixed voice services.

COMESA can earn $17.5 billion by implementing e-trade measures, study

08-10-2018 | 06:24:17
The COMESA region would annually gain $17.5 billion in intra-COMESA exports if all the member States fully implemented the digital trade facilitation reforms that involves the use of paperless trade facilitation measures.

Zambia announces plans to build a blockchain land titling program

08-09-2018 | 13:27:01
American internet retailer Overstock has announced that it has partnered with Zambia’s lands ministry to build a blockchain land titling program. The program will be built by Overstock’s blockchain-property rights subsidiary, Medici Land Governance.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Establishes US$10 Million Africa Entrepreneur Prize

08-09-2018 | 12:48:00
Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma has launched a $10 million ‘Netpreneur’ Prize for African entrepreneurs. The money will be donated through his Jack Ma Foundation to support entrepreneurs working to address Africa’s most important challenges.

Airtel Kenya reduces its calling rates by 50 per cent across networks

08-09-2018 | 12:17:00
Airtel Kenya has reduced its on-net and off-net calls charges by 50 percent as it seeks to sign up up more subscribers.

 [Africa Tech Week] African Startups shortlisted for major awards

08-09-2018 | 10:09:00
This has been perhaps one of the busiest weeks for African startups seeking funding to improve the operations or products.

Nigerian brings classic social media App into the digital age

08-09-2018 | 09:55:00
A Nigerian has harnessed the power of apps to bring Nigerians a social media app with a twist.The app is Worldjunction for iPhone and the developer company is Worldjunction LLC from Nigeria.

Safaricom Foundation and Generation Kenya partner in youth empowerment

08-09-2018 | 07:20:11
Safaricom Foundation’s Wezesha programme has partnered with Generation Kenya to equip unemployed youth aged 18-35 with the knowledge, skills and tools required to succeed in a job.

Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 finalists named.

08-08-2018 | 12:43:00
Ecobank has announced the eleven startups shortlisted for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge.

DPO Group names Lourens Brink as new Chief Financial Officer

08-08-2018 | 09:38:40
Kenyan based payment service provider DPO Group has announced the appointment of Lourens Brink as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 1, 2018.