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Equity Bank bags accolades during the 2018 East Africa Excellence Awards

11-01-2018 | 10:45:00
Equity Bank’s Head of Derivatives, Sales & Structuring, Brian Onyino emerged the winner of the 2018 Refinitiv Awards, formerly known as the Thomas Reuters Africa Awards, under the category of Innovation and Technology.

Rwanda Revenue Authority receives $1.5m from TMEA to upgrade Electronic Single Window

11-01-2018 | 10:12:50
Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has signed a financing agreement worth $1.57 Million. This marks the start of the second phase of the Rwanda Electronic Single Window (RESW).

[South Africa] Fiskl launches mobile app to empower Africa’s SME sector

11-01-2018 | 09:03:59
UK-based fintech company, Fiskl has launched its SME invoicing, expense and time management app in South Africa as it seeks to strengthen its presence across Africa.

Rwanda, Alibaba partner to launch electronic world trade platform hub

11-01-2018 | 07:27:50
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma have witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an electronic world trade platform hub in Rwanda.

Terra Drone grows African foothold with South Africa office

11-01-2018 | 07:19:03
Terra Drone Corporation has established a new branch in South Africa specializing in drone solutions for underground and surface mining.

Naspers sets up a $9m fund to invest in South African tech startups

11-01-2018 | 06:42:46
South African media conglomerate Naspers has set up a R1.4bn ($96m) Naspers Foundry fund to invest into South African technology startups. The money will fund and support startups seeking to address big societal needs.

Visa announces Visa on mobile payments partnership with Tanzanian telecom firm Halotel

11-01-2018 | 05:51:54
Visa, the global payments technology company, has announced a strategic partnership with Halotel to enable Visa on mobile payments on Halotel’s HaloPesa wallet in Tanzania.

Uber and Suzuki to expand UberCHAPCHAP option across Sub-Saharan Africa

10-31-2018 | 13:05:41
Uber and Suzuki Motor Corporation have entered into a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand the fuel-efficient UberCHAPCHAP option across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Atlancis Technologies to offer Kenyan tech developers a digital marketplace

10-31-2018 | 12:27:00
Kenyan tech developers now have a digital marketplace where they can host their applications thus significantly cutting down their time to market.

Parallel Wireless partners with Telesol 4G to provide 4G LTE in Ghana

10-31-2018 | 10:10:28
Parallel Wireless, Inc., a leader in providing end-to-end open network connecting solutions - 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G – today announced a partnership with the Telesol 4G brand, the fastest LTE network in Ghana. Parallel Wireless makes deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi and will use its services to connect citizens and businesses in Ghana with 4G wireless services.

E-health startup REMA wins Abidjan round of Seedstars

10-31-2018 | 09:49:00
Collaborative medicine platform REMA has been named the winner of the Cameroon round of Seedstars World. The startup will now represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD one million in equity investment and other prizes.

Schneider launches world’s most advanced, most accurate power quality meter

10-31-2018 | 08:13:48
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched the world’s most advanced, most accurate power quality meter, the PowerLogic ION9000 series.

Samsung makes an addition to the J-series with the introduction of the Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+

10-31-2018 | 05:42:28
Samsung Electronics has extended the J-series 2018 line-up with the introduction of the Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+. These mass market smartphones further offer consumers a wider product range that is skewed towards specific tastes and preferences of the consumers.

Mastercard Farmer Network receives best AgTech solution award in Kenya

10-31-2018 | 05:32:00
The Mastercard Farmer Network, previously known as 2KUZE, received the Best AgTech solution award at the Digital Inclusion Awards recently held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Safaricom true value up 12 percent

10-31-2018 | 05:21:00
Safaricom’s True Value to the Kenyan society has increased by 12% to KES543 billion during its last financial year.This was 9.8 times more than the financial profit the company made during the same period.