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[Kenya] Cellulant to build a single payments API for Africa’s fintech companies

12-05-2018 | 08:23:00
Pan-African payments company Cellulant has announced plans to build an application programming interface (API) for Africa’s payments companies to solve Africa’s payment problems.

Mastercard and Housing Finance Bank partner to help build Uganda’s digital payments ecosystem

12-05-2018 | 05:42:00
Mastercard has partnered with Housing Finance Bank, to launch Mastercard Debit and Prepaid Card options to the bank’s customers in Uganda to deliver a quick, convenient and secure alternative to cash.

[Kenya] Safaricom introduces interactive customer care Chatbot

12-05-2018 | 05:33:07
Safaricom has introduced Zuri, an artificial intelligence (AI) Chatbot assistant available on Telegram and Facebook Messenger. Zuri will offer a fast, convenient and easy way to manage customers’ queries.

Middle East,Turkey and Africa personal computing devices market to decline to lowest levels since 2009, study

12-04-2018 | 13:41:00
The Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, will slump to its lowest levels in a decade next year.

Kenyan manufacturing at risk if government, firms do not prepare for digital future, report

12-04-2018 | 11:48:00
Kenyan manufacturing risks further de-industrialization if the government and firms do not adapt to new digital technologies.

Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub names CEO ahead of launch

12-04-2018 | 11:38:15
After two years of intensive development, the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub (MAFH) will be launching in December.

[South Africa] MTN Group joins IoT World Alliance

12-04-2018 | 07:04:00
MTN Group is now the first African telecommunications company to join the IoT World Alliance, the leading enabler of connected IoT solutions.

Mauritania launches online investment guide targeting investors

12-03-2018 | 12:46:17
The online investment guide (iGuide) to Mauritania has been launched in the presence of the media and representatives of the public and private sector.

Egypt elected as President of Arab Telecom Council of Ministers

12-03-2018 | 09:08:00
Egypt has been elected as the executive president of the The Council of Arab Ministers of Communication and Information, with Saudi Arabia as vice president, for the next two years.

Telecom industry contributes $21bn to Nigeria’s GDP

12-03-2018 | 08:31:00
The mobile telecommunications industry contributed $21 billion to gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, representing 5.5 per cent of Nigeria’s total GDP.

Afreximbank signs MoU with Russian Railways and Russian Export Center

12-03-2018 | 06:27:00
The African Export-Import Bank has signed in Moscow a memorandum of understanding with Russian Railways and the Russian Export Center.

[Kenya] HF Group PLC reports loss as it banks on a diversification strategy to mitigate future risks

11-29-2018 | 14:10:00
HF Group has reported a pre-tax loss of Ksh325m for the period ending 30 September 2018, occasioned by low demand that has led to a slowdown in the real estate credit growth.

[South Africa] Vodacom adds over 150 new sites to prepare its network for the festive season

11-29-2018 | 09:35:00
Vodacom has added over 150 new sites to its network to facilitate additional traffic over the festive season.

Digital payments platform BitPesa raises $5m from Sompo Holdings to revolutionize cross-border payments

11-29-2018 | 09:17:00
Kenya’s BitPesa has raised $5m from Japanese insurance group Sompo Holdings in a move expected to revolutionize cross-border payments and insurance services globally.

East Africa Community member states asked to deploy IT-enabled procurement systems to curb corruption

11-29-2018 | 08:11:00
Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury Mr Henry Rotich has called on East Africa Community member states to deploy IT-enabled procurement systems to curb corruption.