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[Nigeria] Digital content publisher Publiseer accepted to Singularity’s Global Startup Program

01-17-2019 | 04:50:00
Nigeria’s digital content distribution startup Publiseer has been accepted to Singularity University’s Global Startup Program.

[Kenya] African tech startups to pitch at the Airbus BizLab open day

01-17-2019 | 04:22:46
African tech startups have invited to present their ideas to experts, investors and the media at the Airbus BizLab #Africa4Future open day to be held in Nairobi.

WorldRemit launches low-cost digital money transfers from South Africa

01-17-2019 | 04:05:14
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has launched its low-cost digital money transfer service from South Africa to over 145 destinations worldwide.

[South Africa] Microsoft appoints Lillian Barnard as new Managing Director

01-17-2019 | 03:54:00
Microsoft South Africa has appointed Lillian Barnard as its new Managing Director, effective March 1, 2019. Barnard will replace Zoaib Hoosen who has resigned after nearly five years at the helm.

[South Africa] Helios Towers partners with Vulatel to expand mobile and fixed-line infrastructure

01-16-2019 | 10:41:08
Helios Towers Ltd, the independent telecoms tower infrastructure company has today announced that it has entered into an agreement with South Africa’s Vulatel (Pty) to create a South African infrastructure platform.

Konnect Africa launches broadband internet in Côte d'Ivoire

01-16-2019 | 08:39:45
Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, has launched Internet access offers in Côte d'Ivoire.

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, WorldRemit launch first international mobile money transfer service in the country

01-16-2019 | 06:38:43
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), has partnered with global digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, to launch its first ever international mobile money transfer service to Ethiopia.

[Ghana] Rendeavour rolls out American Tower communications infrastructure at Appolonia City

01-16-2019 | 06:28:11
Appolonia City has partnered with ATC Ghana, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, to deploy cell towers within Appolonia City's 2,325-acre development in Greater Accra.

[Kenya] Lendable closes second round of asset-backed pass-through notes with institutional investors to expand access to credit across sub-Saharan Africa

01-16-2019 | 05:39:00
Lendable, Inc. has announced the closing of an innovative secured dual tranche 36-month note program, called Multi-Originator Segregated Portfolio 2, or “MOP2”.

MEST Africa opens applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge

01-16-2019 | 05:32:13
MEST Africa has opened applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Cote d’Ivoire.

Alibaba trains Rwandan Government officials on enabling a digital economy

01-16-2019 | 05:25:00
Alibaba has this week trained delegates from the government of Rwanda on enabling a digital economy in a four-day workshop dubbed the New Economy Workshop.

[Kenya] Mobile lender, Branch, raises Ksh 500M for local expansion

01-16-2019 | 05:17:37
Digital lender Branch International has today announced its largest commercial paper issuance to date, raising Ksh500 million, following a Ksh350 million issuance in 2018 and a Ksh200 million issuance in 2017.

Fraudsters sell South African Social Security Agency cards in latest scam

01-15-2019 | 09:36:00
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has warned the public to be aware of fraudsters selling SASSA cards on social media.

[South Africa] Vodacom Video Play secures rights to live stream 2018-19 FA Cup

01-15-2019 | 08:31:15
Vodacom, through its entertainment-streaming platform Video Play, has secured the rights to live-stream the 2018-19 FA Cup, the oldest national football competition in the world.

[Uganda] Gemalto awarded contract to fast track border crossing e-Kiosks at Entebbe Airport

01-15-2019 | 08:24:00
Gemalto in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe Airport.