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Western Union bolsters its global digital cross-border payments leadership

11-24-2020 | 06:43:00
Western Union, a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, has expanded real-time digital payout capabilities into 100 countries reaching billions of bank accounts.

[Kenya] Innovators urged to collaborate with Government

11-23-2020 | 12:36:47
The Kenyan government has called for increased public-private partnerships across the country in efforts to promote innovation in the country.

Sophos releases cyber attack trends report to shape IT security in 2021

11-23-2020 | 12:22:24
The report flags how ransomware and fast-changing attacker behaviours, from advanced to entry-level, will shape the threat landscape and IT security in 2021.

African fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $30 Million backed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

11-23-2020 | 09:13:00
African fintech startup Chipper Cash has secured a $30 Million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal venture capital fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

[South Africa] Netflix and Realness Institute launch content development lab for African writers

11-23-2020 | 08:57:00
Realness Institute has announced its partnership with global streaming service Netflix, to create an Episodic Content Development Lab for writers in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.

StarTimes to elevate bouquets in subscriber retention strategy

11-23-2020 | 08:31:33
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has unveiled a strategic subscriber retention policy for its subscribers in Kenya and other African markets.

[South Africa] Fintech startup Ukheshe to acquire Oltio, strengthens partnership with Mastercard

11-23-2020 | 06:13:18
South African fintech startup Ukheshe today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Oltio, a startup that developed Mastercard’s QR payment service in South Africa

Kwik Delivery startup partners with Total on e-commerce fulfilment and delivery service in Nigeria

11-23-2020 | 06:04:00
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery has partnered with Total Nigeria, to develop an e-commerce fulfilment and delivery service in Nigeria.

Facebook launches SMB Success Stories Series to celebrate entrepreneurs in Ghana and Nigeria

11-23-2020 | 05:59:00
Facebook has announced a new campaign aimed at spotlighting Nigerian and Ghanaian entrepreneurs using Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to grow their businesses.

Glovo expands operations to two more towns in Kenya

11-23-2020 | 05:36:00
On-demand delivery startup Glpvo has announced that it's expanding its operations to two more towns in Kenya - Eldoret and Kisumu this month.

[Kenya] Government expands staff training on digital skills to enhance digitization efforts

11-23-2020 | 05:23:38
784 Kenyan civil servants last week graduated after successfully completing a one week ICT training organized by Huawei in collaboration with the ICT Authority.

Visa expands fast track programme to enable fintechs rebuild global economy

11-20-2020 | 13:36:00
Visa has announced two new components of its fintech Fast Track programme.

JUMO breaks the $2.5 billion credit disbursement mark in Africa and Asia

11-20-2020 | 13:34:00
JUMO, a technology company building next-generation financial services for emerging market entrepreneurs, is celebrating having extended more than $2.5 billion in credit in their six markets in Africa and Asia.

Mastercard advances multi-rail strategy to modernize business payments

11-20-2020 | 06:10:00
Mastercard has continued to deliver on its multi-rail strategy with the addition of Account-to-Account (A2A) payments functionality to Mastercard Track™ Business Payment Service.

[South Africa] Safomar Aviation inks cybersecurity deal with CCX Technologies

11-19-2020 | 14:00:22
South Africa’s Safomar Aviation has signed a deal with Canada’s CX Technologies to sell onboard cybersecurity solutions into the rapidly growing Sub-Sahara Africa market.