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African IT spending predicted to reach $33.4 billion in 2018

05-24-2018 | 07:39:00
The International Data Corporation predicts the overall African IT spending will reach $33.4 billion in 2018, with Kenya being one of the top contributors

Microsoft launches secure connection for Kenya cloud users

05-24-2018 | 07:07:00
SEACOM will connect Kenyan companies to one of 152 Microsoft data centres including London, Dublin, and Amsterdam.

[Nigeria] Lidya raises $6.9 million in a Series A Round led by Omidyar Network

05-24-2018 | 06:42:00
Lidya, the digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for MSMEs in Africa has raised $6.9 million in a Series A investment round, one of the largest in Nigerian tech history.

Telecom Egypt secures $200 million Afreximbank financing facility

05-23-2018 | 13:23:00
The African Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank, has committed up to $200 million to Telecom Egypt to enable the telecommunication company finance working capital.

Freshworks in African expansion plans with strategic focus on Kenya

05-23-2018 | 12:30:00
Freshworks, a provider of cloud-based business software has announced its expansion into the African market.

Software Group secures deal to digitize operations of Metbank Zimbabwe

05-23-2018 | 10:30:00
Software Group a global software company with African headquarters in Kenya, has secured a deal to digitize the operations of Metbank, one of the pioneers of digital banking in Zimbabwe.

[South Africa] DSV ByBox relaunches as DSV Locker to sate growing demand for digitally supported parcel services

05-23-2018 | 08:33:00
The growth of e-commerce has fueled an increased demand for easy and safe parcel delivery in South Africa.

[Kenya] Safaricom launches digifarm depot to point farmers to sustainable markets

05-23-2018 | 06:17:00
Telecommunication company Safaricom has opened a Digifarm depot in Burnt Forest town, Uasin Gishu County, as part of the company’s efforts to encourage more smallholder farmers to transition into agribusiness.

Avanti Communications bridges digital divide for 18,000 teachers and 216,000 students in Tanzania with iKnowledge project

05-23-2018 | 06:12:00
Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has been feted for its role in deepening ICT and digital skills for teachers and students in Tanzania.

Broadband Systems Corporation launches iDirect network to expand broadband service across Africa

05-23-2018 | 05:56:00
VT iDirect, Inc., iDirect, a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. has announced that Broadband Systems Corporation has selected the iDirect platform to expand its enterprise Very Small Aperture Terminal services throughout Africa.

Facebook partners with CcHub to launch NG_Hub in Lagos, its first hub space in Africa

05-22-2018 | 12:33:00
As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub.

MTN Group invested ₦225 billion in Nigeria in 2017

05-22-2018 | 07:44:00
According to the Investor Day Presentation by MTN Nigeria, 28% of MTN Group’s capital expenditure for last year was allocated to the Nigeria arm.

Martin Richenhagen opens AGCO Africa Headquarters in Johannesburg

05-22-2018 | 07:10:00
The company is poised to develop its involvement in the Agri-Parks project, the networked innovation system of agro-production, processing, logistics, marketing, training and extension services.

Terrestrial fibre still mother of all bottlenecks in Africa say experts at Africa Panel Session

05-22-2018 | 06:49:54
The Africa Panel session at ITW challenged African policymakers to proffer incentives to encourage the deployment of broadband infrastructure of scale to support the rollout of much-needed infrastructure to rural areas.

Land LayBy Ghana launches debut land management blockchain masterclass

05-21-2018 | 13:33:00
In an attempt to consolidate the benefits of the market innovation, Land Layby is adopting Blockchain Technology through its sister Companies - Land LayBy Technologies registered in Australia and Kenya.