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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.

First Bank of Nigeria and Clickatell drive financial inclusion in Nigeria using WhatsApp

10-30-2018 | 13:36:00
First Bank of Nigeria, in partnership with Clickatell’s Transact division, has commercially launched their Chat Banking channel on WhatsApp.

[Sudan] MTN rewards its operations for their commitment to social good

10-30-2018 | 10:12:00
MTN Group has announced its Sudan operation as the winner of this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care employee volunteerism programme. The programme, which ran for 21 days in June, saw over 9000 employees across the company’s footprint dedicating their time and efforts to uplifting local communities.

[South Africa] Fiskl partners Ocean on 76 launch mobile app to empower Africa’s SME sector

10-30-2018 | 08:43:00
UK-based fintech company, Fiskl, has announced a partnership with South African based fintech player, Ocean on 76.

UNIDO dialogue in Tokyo strengthens multi-stakeholder “Africa and TICAD7” cooperation

10-30-2018 | 08:25:00
UNIDO's Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Tokyo continues to foster international engagement towards TICAD7 as it hosted a very well attended multi-stakeholder dialogue on the "Africa and TICAD7" cooperation.

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.