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[Kenya] KCB Bank taps into WhatsApp for Improved customer experience

08-01-2019 | 10:22:17
KCB Bank Kenya customers will now be able to interact with the Bank via the popular messaging service WhatsApp.

[Kenya] CMA Regulatory Sandbox admits three fintech firms

08-01-2019 | 10:06:00
Following the approval of the Regulatory Sandbox Policy Guidance Note (Regulatory Sandbox PGN), the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has been receiving applications from fintech firms seeking to be admitted into the Regulatory Sandbox.

[Mozambique] Speedcast picked to provide IT support services for Sasol's oil and gas exploration venture

08-01-2019 | 09:40:00
Speedcast International Limited has been awarded a new multi-year contract to provide communications and onsite IT support services at four operations camps for Sasol's oil & gas exploration in Mozambique.

Paxful seeks to connect African youth to bitcoin economy

08-01-2019 | 09:33:15
global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, is on a mission to increase access to the bitcoin economy for the people of Africa through education.

Inmarsat joins forces with RESOLVE to revolutionize fight to protect African wildlife

08-01-2019 | 09:19:00
Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, has joined forces with RESOLVE to develop a revolutionary, satellite-enabled solution to safeguard endangered wildlife across the African continent.

[Rwanda] Researchers target crop-devastating pests with space-age technology

08-01-2019 | 06:34:00
Pests, which threaten to destroy key cash and food security crops including maize, tomato and beans, are to be prioritized as part of an integrated pest management strategy using state-of-the-art space-age technology.

[Gambia] African Development Bank extends $3 million grant from the Transition Support Facility

08-01-2019 | 06:26:44
The African Development Bank has extended a $3 million grant from the Transition Support Facility (TSF) to the Republic of The Gambia for sustainable urban development of the greater Banjul Area.

[South Africa] Vodacom Mpumalanga region invests $28 million to drive digital inclusion

08-01-2019 | 06:18:00
Vodacom Mpumalanga region invested just over R400 million, approximately $28 million, into the network across the province during the 2018/2019 financial year.

[Namibia] NamPower enters into an optical fiber connection partnership with Paratus Africa

07-31-2019 | 13:27:00
Namibia’s power utility NamPower has signed a commercial contract with fiber optics Internet connectivity provider Paratus Africa.

[Kenya] Boehringer Ingelheim rolls out training programme for local health innovators

07-31-2019 | 10:26:00
Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, has called on innovators in Africa to adopt viable business models for their enterprises to ensure growth and sustainability.

Vertiv partners with Rectron to tackle power shortages in South Africa

07-31-2019 | 06:29:25
Technology company Vertiv has partnered with South African distributor of IT products, Rectron, to significantly strengthen its enterprise offering.

[Kenya] Branch International raises another KSh.500M from Centum-owned, Barium Capital for local expansion

07-31-2019 | 04:36:39
Mobile lender Branch International has announced its fourth commercial paper issuance from Centum-owned advisory firm, Barium Capital, raising Ksh500 million.

[Kenya] Lori Systems announces new appointments expand its market footprint across Africa

07-31-2019 | 04:30:44
Kenyan-based logistics startup Lori Systems has announced the appointment of Uche Ogboi as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Efayomi Carr as Head of Strategic Finance effective 29 July.

ABA opens applications for its Africa Blockchain Developer Program

07-31-2019 | 04:25:04
The Africa Blockchain Alliance (ABA) is calling for applications for its second cohort of the Africa Blockchain Developer Program.

[Nigeria] Nokia showcases 5G potential, reiterates commitment to supporting operators and enterprises

07-31-2019 | 04:19:54
Nokia hosted a series of Innovation Days in Lagos to showcase how 5G technology can transform the way people live and work as well as enhance the industrial productivity in Nigeria.