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African Development Bank, partners, launch E-Learning program for African Financial Institutions

10-30-2018 | 07:05:00
The Trade Finance Division of the African Development Bank and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, have teamed up with the International Chamber of Commerce to launch a Joint AfDB-ITFC Trade Finance E-Learning Program for African Financial Institutions.

Intertek to build an IT products’ testing and certification lab in Egypt

10-29-2018 | 12:31:00
Egypt’s ministry of ICT has signed an agreement with Intertek, specialized in inspection, physical tests, and certification.

[South Africa] Fintech startup, AirAdvance, pays AirBnB hosts in advance

10-29-2018 | 08:50:00
Further disruption in South Africa’s accommodation and property letting sector is on the cards as AirAdvance, a fintech startup, provides those offering private accommodation through Airbnb easy access to affordable finance.

Amazon Web Services to open data centers in South Africa

10-29-2018 | 05:35:00
Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that it will open an infrastructure region in South Africa in the first half of 2020.

Telkom Kenya to send home 500 employees in restructuring exercise

10-29-2018 | 05:32:00
Telkom Kenya has announced plans to send home 500 employees as part of its workforce restructuring exercise.

Google Street View to heavily impact Kenya’s tourism sector

10-25-2018 | 17:51:00
Technology! A constant component that progressively weathers challenges of ecommerce evolution in every industry. Tourism is no exception and especially in Kenya, as stakeholders continually come up with innovative ideas and techniques meant to diversify tourism products. Google is the latest entry into boosting the sector, with the launch of the Google Street View in Nairobi.

Safaricom opens new retail outlet in Eldoret town

10-25-2018 | 13:52:00
Safaricom has today opened its new retail outlet in Eldoret town as part of its regional expansion strategy to reach customers in the regions.

HFC extends access to HF Whizz digital banking platform with USSD, higher loan and transaction limits

10-25-2018 | 11:47:54
HFC, the banking subsidiary of HF Group has unveiled improved loan and transaction limits to its customers and extended access to include USSD via *618# to complement its HF Whizz App channel currently available on both Android Playstore and iOS Appstore.

Money transfer firm Okapi Finance expanding to Nigeria, Botswana and DRC

10-25-2018 | 10:10:00
Remittance firm Okapi Finance has announced plans to expand in Botswana, Nigeria and The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the end of 2018.

Safaricom marks its 18th anniversary, unveils new customer promotion

10-25-2018 | 09:53:00
Safaricom is this week marking its 18th anniversary since the official launch on October 23rd, 2000. As part of 18th-anniversary celebrations that began this week, the mobile operator today unveiled a new brand campaign targeted at reinforcing its commitment to customers.

Mastercard, Centenary Bank and M-KOPA Solar roll-out energy solution in Uganda

10-25-2018 | 09:37:25
Mastercard in partnership with M-KOPA Solar and Centenary Bank, celebrated the first ‘pay-as-you-go’ QR transaction this week, officially launching the initiative, which provides a simple and inexpensive way to power the homes and businesses of Ugandans.

CR2 in talks with two banks in Egypt to provide e-payment services

10-25-2018 | 09:14:00
CR2, global banking software company, is negotiating with two banks operating in the Egyptian market to provide e-payment services, according to the company’s regional director Sherif Soliman.

[South Africa] HashCash employs blockchain system to assist Cape Town monitor water use

10-24-2018 | 13:02:00
The severe drought that brought Cape Town - one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world into the headlines, served as a wake-up call to the growing water crisis afflicting major urban settlements around the world.

TechCrunch returns to Africa with Startup Battlefield

10-24-2018 | 11:31:09
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in partnership with Facebook, returns to Africa in 2018, featuring panels and keynotes with high-powered industry leaders such as Omobola Johnson, senior partner at TLcom Capital, and Lexi Novitske of Singularity Investments. Following the breakout success of last year’s Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, the 2018 competition will unfold in Lagos, Nigeria.

2018 DEMO Africa winners announced

10-24-2018 | 11:19:00
DEMO Africa has announced the five winners for the for the 2019 edition of the Lions@frica Innovation Tour in Silicon Valley. The winners were announced after presenting their technologies to the world at the 7th edition of DEMO Africa held in Casablanca, Morocco.