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[Ghana] Rendeavour rolls out American Tower communications infrastructure at Appolonia City

01-16-2019 | 06:28:11
Appolonia City has partnered with ATC Ghana, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, to deploy cell towers within Appolonia City's 2,325-acre development in Greater Accra.

[Kenya] Lendable closes second round of asset-backed pass-through notes with institutional investors to expand access to credit across sub-Saharan Africa

01-16-2019 | 05:39:00
Lendable, Inc. has announced the closing of an innovative secured dual tranche 36-month note program, called Multi-Originator Segregated Portfolio 2, or “MOP2”.

MEST Africa opens applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge

01-16-2019 | 05:32:13
MEST Africa has opened applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Cote d’Ivoire.

Alibaba trains Rwandan Government officials on enabling a digital economy

01-16-2019 | 05:25:00
Alibaba has this week trained delegates from the government of Rwanda on enabling a digital economy in a four-day workshop dubbed the New Economy Workshop.

[Kenya] Mobile lender, Branch, raises Ksh 500M for local expansion

01-16-2019 | 05:17:37
Digital lender Branch International has today announced its largest commercial paper issuance to date, raising Ksh500 million, following a Ksh350 million issuance in 2018 and a Ksh200 million issuance in 2017.

Fraudsters sell South African Social Security Agency cards in latest scam

01-15-2019 | 09:36:00
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has warned the public to be aware of fraudsters selling SASSA cards on social media.

[South Africa] Vodacom Video Play secures rights to live stream 2018-19 FA Cup

01-15-2019 | 08:31:15
Vodacom, through its entertainment-streaming platform Video Play, has secured the rights to live-stream the 2018-19 FA Cup, the oldest national football competition in the world.

[Uganda] Gemalto awarded contract to fast track border crossing e-Kiosks at Entebbe Airport

01-15-2019 | 08:24:00
Gemalto in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe Airport.

Versa Networks and BringCom roll out improved network connectivity solutions in East and West Africa

01-15-2019 | 08:19:39
Versa Networks and BringCom Incorporated have rolled out a joint solution to deliver Versa's best-in-class SD-WAN capabilities to East and West Africa.

[Kenya] Uber launches UberASSIST targeting disabled and elderly customers

01-14-2019 | 09:00:00
Taxi hailing company Uber has launched UberASSIST in Nairobi.

Liquid Telecom appoints Mohamed Abdel Bassit as Regional CEO for West Africa and Middle East

01-11-2019 | 11:11:10
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Mohamed Abdel Bassit as its new Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa

[South Africa] Public cloud services will enable organisations to accelerate digital transformation

01-10-2019 | 13:19:07
The increased utilisation of public cloud services will enable organisations in South Africa to focus on innovation and accelerate the pace of digital business transformation.

The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent

01-10-2019 | 08:40:42
According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%.

[Kenya] JKUAT and Zalego Institute partner to nurture tech innovations from secondary schools

01-10-2019 | 08:24:49
More than 70 Kenyan secondary school students have concluded a six-week ICT youth innovation training programme at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT).

Pride Microfinance partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Uganda

01-10-2019 | 06:46:00
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Pride Microfinance Ltd to allow customers to send money instantly to 30 new cash pickup locations in Uganda.