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Konza Technopolis and Huawei to set up an innovation hub in Kenya

12-12-2018 | 09:36:19
Konza Technopolis Development Authority and Huawei have announced plans to set up an innovation hub in Kenya, at Machakos University dubbed Konza Innovation Hub.

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

12-12-2018 | 08:05:33
Opportunities abound for Africa to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement comes into force.

Google releases an overview of searches and questions that drove Kenyans online in 2018

12-12-2018 | 07:40:26
Google has released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities

IDOOH partners with Abercairn Digital to bring in-taxi entertainment to Nigeria

12-12-2018 | 06:35:00
IDOOH International has expanded to Africa through a partnership with Nigeria’s Abercairn Digital to deploy 1,000 in-vehicle media screens with ride-hail drivers in Lagos.

[Kenya] More collaborative efforts required to fight mobile money fraud and cyber crime

12-12-2018 | 06:17:21
The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has called on all stakeholders in financial institutions and banking sector to work together to strengthen the fight against mobile money fraud and cybercrime.

[Nigeria] TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 highlights achievements of top innovators and startups in Africa

12-12-2018 | 05:58:00
M-SCAN, a company that develops portable mobile ultrasound devices, was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, held in Lagos, Nigeria.

[Egypt] e-health startup Vezeeta receives $1m funding from IFC

12-11-2018 | 13:18:00
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised $1 million in additional funding from IFC to add to the $12 million in Series C financing it raised earlier this year to continue its international expansion.

Kenya becomes first country to adopt air cargo quality platform

12-11-2018 | 13:13:16
Kenya is set to become the first country in the world to adopt TIACA’s new Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool nationwide.

[Kenya] CBK Governor appointed by the UN to the Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs

12-11-2018 | 11:18:00
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced the appointment of Governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge by the United Nations Secretary-General, to the Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

[South Africa] Liquid Telecom receives $180m investment from CDC Group

12-11-2018 | 07:53:00
Liquid Telecom has reached an agreement with CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, to invest $180m in the company.

[Ivory Coast] Janngo launches Jexport to accelerate SMEs access to regional, international market

12-11-2018 | 06:29:00
Janngo has launched in Ivory Coast its first online platform www.Jexport.ci, bridging access to market and competitiveness gaps.

Africa has over 21 million online shops, UNCTAD report

12-11-2018 | 06:28:34
Although e-commerce is snowballing in Africa, with more than 21 million Africans shop online, countries are at very different stages of development.

Mastercard and DPO Group target 40k Pan African merchants with new payment system

12-11-2018 | 06:08:00
Mastercard and DPO Group have partnered to enable more than 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payment.

IFC invests $6 million in Kobo360 to boost supply chain for African mass market goods

12-10-2018 | 13:03:46
IFC has announced a $6 million equity investment in Kobo360 Inc, a tech-enabled e-logistics platform that connects the supply of trucks with the demand for transportation services by cargo owners in Nigeria.

[Nigeria] Zenith Bank launches POS collection without payment card

12-10-2018 | 12:22:00
Zenith Bank has launched the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data payments on Point of Sales (USSD on POS).