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Tech startup Gravity receives digital identity certification mark from ID2020 Alliance

04-08-2020 | 08:45:00
Digital startup Gravity is among the ID2020 inaugural class of digital identity solutions to have received the ID2020 Certification Mark.

The MultiChoice Talent Factory launches free online masterclasses

04-08-2020 | 06:52:58
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) has announced the launch of a series of online masterclasses available on Africa’s creative network, the MTF portal!

Safaricom, Vodacom buy back M-PESA brand from Vodafone

04-08-2020 | 06:49:00
Vodacom and Safaricom have completed the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture.

Mastercard increases contactless payment limits in Middle East and Africa

04-07-2020 | 11:16:53
Mastercard says it is championing efforts to increase contactless payment limits across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region as people look for safer ways to pay in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ilara Health equips Kenyan clinics and pharmacies to fight Covid-19

04-07-2020 | 11:16:40
Ilara Health, a health tech company has launched a readiness package that will allow Kenyan peri-urban clinics and pharmacies to be the first line of defense against the COVID-19 pandemic.

[South Africa] Standard Bank invests in 2 African tech start-ups

04-07-2020 | 07:52:00
Standard Bank Group, the largest African bank by assets, has announced two new technology start-ups who have been selected and accepted into the Founders Factory Africa (FFA) Venture Scale programme.

Adobe launches first digital economy index

04-06-2020 | 14:54:56
Adobe has launched a digital economy index, the pioneer real-time metric of the digital economy that examines trillions of online transactions across 100 million product.

Middle East and Africa Wi-Fi as a Service market will be worth $1 billion by 2025, report

04-06-2020 | 10:00:00
According to the new market research report the MEA WaaS market size is projected to grow from $336 million in 2020 to $1,094 million by 2025,

Mastercard launches Girls4Tech programme in Kenya

04-06-2020 | 08:06:00
Mastercard has launched the rollout of its first 2020 Girls4Tech programme in Kenya.

MEST Africa Challenge opens

04-06-2020 | 08:03:49
The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its third year, offering up to $50,000 in equity investment for startups based in Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sénégal, South Africa and Tanzania.

Warif tackles gender-based violence in Nigeria with mobile SMS platform

04-06-2020 | 08:01:00
WARIF founder Dr Kemi DaSilva says she’s doubling down in her efforts to help vulnerable populations in rural Nigeria.

Global IT spending to decline by 2.7% in 2020 as COVID-19 drives down forecasts, IDC

04-03-2020 | 09:18:00
Worldwide IT spending is now expected to decline 2.7% in constant currency terms this year as COVID-19 impacts the global economy and forces many organizations around the world to respond with contingency planning.

Egypt government selects NetDragon to provide online education platform

04-03-2020 | 06:45:02
NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited has announced that Edmodo, its global online education platform has been selected by the Ministry of Education in Egypt to be the designated online learning platform.

[South Africa] Vodacom, Discovery launch online healthcare platform for medical assistance

04-03-2020 | 06:28:56
Vodacom and Discovery have partnered to deliver a simple but powerful online healthcare platform for the benefit of all South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vodafone Foundation expands digital learning platforms to help children in Europe, Africa

04-02-2020 | 11:55:00
Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone’s philanthropic arm, is widening the reach of its digital learning platforms that already bring curriculum-based quality education to over a million out-of-school learners across the globe.