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[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.

[South Africa] EXPLORE Data Science Academy launches new online courses

01-10-2019 | 06:16:01
The EXPLORE Data Science Academy (EDSA) has announced an online course and a series of data science competitions aimed at making ‘job future’ skills available to South African high school students.

[South Africa] Microsoft pushes launch of its two data centres to 2019

01-10-2019 | 05:34:33
The data centres are expected to deliver the Microsoft Cloud, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 to Africa, with initial availability in 2018.

[Kenya] Safaricom rolls out M-Pesa overdraft facility for its customers

01-10-2019 | 05:03:44
Safaricom has now made it possible for M-Pesa users to send money or pay for goods and services even when they have insufficient funds in their accounts.

[Kenya] Safaricom opens applications for its 2019 technology internship program

01-09-2019 | 12:39:00
The Safaricom Technology Academy is a 3-month internship program that is targeted to ongoing Kenyan Degree Students.