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ECOWAS states pick SPS for electronic ID cards standardization project

11-21-2018 | 08:05:00
Smart Packaging Solutions (SPS), a global ID card and ePassport manufacturing technologies companies, has been selected by five countries in West Africa for their national eID cards.

Visa signs Payments Technology partnership with Total Africa Cup of Nations

11-21-2018 | 06:54:09
Visa has announced a new partnership with Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to become the payment technology sponsor of the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in 2019 and 2021.

16 African Startups Shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

11-21-2018 | 06:37:46
The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the 16 African startups that have been shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

[Kenya] BRCK and Clear Blue Technologies partner to serve the next billion internet users

11-21-2018 | 06:31:15
Global technology company Clear Blue Technologies International Inc. has been selected as the power service provider for BRCK, a Kenyan technology provider working to connect frontier markets to the internet.

South Africa Bank expands use of Sapiens Life Suite with addition of insurance

11-21-2018 | 06:25:51
Sapiens International Corporation has announced that a tier 1 South Africa bank has chosen to expand its use of the Sapiens policy administration suite for life insurance.

[Kenya] GSMA, telcos, government launch online child protection campaign

11-21-2018 | 06:17:38
Kenya’s mobile operators, regulator and government have come together to support a major GSMA initiative aimed at ensuring a safe online environment for children.

GSMA launches its We Care campaign in Kenya to protect children online

11-21-2018 | 06:14:23
Kenya’s mobile operators, regulator and government have come together to support a major GSMA initiative aimed at ensuring a safe online environment for children and young citizens in Kenya.

12 African startups accepted into Knife Capital’s 4th Grindstone Accelerator

11-21-2018 | 05:39:00
South African venture capital firm Knife Capital has announced the twelve African startups that will take part in its fourth Grindstone Accelerator programme.

NASCU and Mastercard announce landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion in Zambia

11-20-2018 | 11:19:00
NASCU and Mastercard today announced a landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion by extending formal financial products and services to undeserved members of cooperatives.

[South Africa] Fintech company Sureswipe acquires Humble Till

11-20-2018 | 10:11:00
Sureswipe has acquired a 50.1% majority stake in the Point of Sale software company Humble Till, a move which will enhance Sureswipe’s offering to small and medium-sized businesses using card payment solutions in-store.

Competition, international connectivity power Kenya’s telecom industry

11-20-2018 | 10:10:00
The landing of four fibre-optic international submarine cables in recent years dramatically reduced the cost of phone calls and internet access.

[South Africa] Liquid Telecom wins AfricaCom award for Best Network Improvement

11-20-2018 | 10:08:00
Liquid Telecom collected the Best Network Improvement award at the annual AfricaCom Awards last week, in recognition of the recent completion of its Cape to Cairo network.

ECA, Omidyar Network to establish Africa digital identities

11-20-2018 | 06:07:18
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Omidyar Network have announced a partnership to establish legal digital identities in Africa.

World Bank Group launches L’Afrique Excelle to support Francophone Africa’s top tech entrepreneurs

11-19-2018 | 12:55:00
The World Bank Group has announced L’Afrique Excelle, a six-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising growth stage technology start-ups operating in Francophone Africa.

Kirusa targets Africans traveling to diaspora with sim-less number store

11-19-2018 | 10:20:00
Technology company Kirusa has announced a feautre alllowing Africans traveling abroad buy foreign numbers from its InstaVoice ReachMe app.