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Mauritius enlists Motorola Solutions support in disaster response

09-06-2018 | 08:58:00
In recent years, rapid urbanization trends have been accompanied by global climate changes and a dramatic increase of natural disasters.

[South Africa] Yoco secures Series B raise of $16m, led by Partech

09-06-2018 | 07:52:00
Yoco, the South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, has raised a Series B round of US$16M led by Partech, a Venture Capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Europe and Africa.

[South Africa] Four fintechs selected for AlphaCode’s R2.5m program

09-06-2018 | 07:42:00
Four businesses that are shaking up financial services have been named as finalists in AlphaCode’s recently launched accelerator programme, AlphaCode Accelerate.

Solar firm Fenix International reaches 150,000 Zambians in 9 months

09-06-2018 | 07:25:23
Leading pay-go energy company Fenix International has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country.

[Nigeria] UBA’s chat banker, Leo, launched on WhatsApp

09-06-2018 | 07:00:00
Pan-African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa has announced the commencement of its chat banker ‘Leo’ on the WhatsApp platform.

Telkom Kenya unveils 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi

09-06-2018 | 06:54:49
In a bid to cater for the growing demand for data, Telkom Kenya has unveiled 200 new 4G sites within Nairobi and its environs.

Art Selfie by Google goes live in Kenya

09-06-2018 | 06:23:50
Art Selfie is a tool that connects art lovers with thousands of art pieces that resemble their face from art galleries across the world went live following experiments in the US that began in January.

Africans spent more than 4 million hours reading online in 2018

09-05-2018 | 13:18:00
African mobile users have spent more than 4 million hours reading books on their mobile phones in 2018 according to Opera and Worldreader.

[Nigeria] Tizeti secures $3 million Series A funding, mulls expansion

09-05-2018 | 11:48:25
Nigerian ISP start-up Tizeti and its consumer facing brand, Wifi.com.ng has closed a Series A round of $3 million.

Kenya hosts first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit

09-05-2018 | 11:01:45
Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on the continent.

LiveU expands hybrid IP satellite service to North Africa

09-05-2018 | 09:38:03
LiveU has announced plans to expand its affordable, hybrid global IP satellite service, which works in combination with its HEVC bonding technology in parts of North Africa.

Kenya Red Cross and Safaricom roll out disaster warning SMS tool

09-05-2018 | 07:43:50
The Kenya Red Cross Society has partnered with Safaricom to introduce an SMS based information tool to provide timely early warnings for disasters and lessen the adverse effects on communities.

MTN Business Kenya appoints new acting managing director

09-05-2018 | 07:24:21
MTN Business Kenya has appointed Festus Kiragu as its acting managing director following the departure of Kennedy Chinganya mid-last month.

[Uganda] BringCom acquires Datanet

09-05-2018 | 06:57:01
BringCom Incorporated, a provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Datanet.Com, LLC in Uganda